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The 16 Indies to Watch on VOD This September

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 30, 2012 at 10:00AM

Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this Fall month to bring you a curated list of the 16 most worth your time. You'll find everything from the latest improvised romantic comedy from "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton to a found-footage horror movie that took Sundance by storm earlier this year and a drama that boasts Paul Dano's best performance yet.
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"V/H/S" (September 1)

No one would have guessed that, more than a decade after "The Blair Witch Project" broke box-office records to become one of the highest-grossing independent films of all time, audiences would still flock to found-footage flicks. From the ongoing success of the "Paranormal Activity" movies to the recent strong opening of "The Devil Inside" that caught many by susprise, one thing's for sure -- the subgenre is here to stay. "V/H/S," a 2012 Sundance Film Festival Park City at Midnight selection that earned rave reviews upon its premiere and got picked up by Magnet Releasing, is one more in that vein. The buzzed-about film's a collective horror effort featuring segments directed by Radio Silence, Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg and Ti West, much like the upcoming "The ABCs of Death." To string all the parts together, "V/H/S" centers on a group of petty criminals hired to retrieve a rare piece of footage from a house filled with strange VHS tapes, which they must scan through individually.

Where to Find: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX

"We Live in Public" (September 25)

What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Internet than by watching Ondi Timoner's acclaimed documentary "We Live in Public," which tells the story of the effect the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of visionary Josh Harris. Timoner ("DIG!") documented Harris's tumultuous life for more than a decade to create a cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives.

Where to Find: iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox

"We Made This Movie" (September 21)

From Rob Burnett, CEO of Worldwide Pants and executive producer of "The Late Show With David Letterman," comes his latest project, "We Made This Movie." The coming-of-age indie chronicles the attempt by five high school seniors to make it big and get out of their small town. Their seemingly futile effort is made more hopeful when they realize that the only way to do so is to make a movie about their lives, which are in fact not all that boring.

READ MORE: Rob Burnett Talks Entertainment and Technology: 8 Things You Need to Know

Where to Find: iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox

"Your Sister's Sister" (September 13)

Lynn Shelton ("Humpday") might have assembled her highest-profile cast to date with her new feature "Your Sister's Sister," but don't let the star names of Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt fool you. This drama is as raw and unpredictable as they come. Blunt plays Iris, sister to Hannah (DeWitt), who invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. Little does he know that she harbors deep feelings for him. So when Jack sleeps with Hannah following some ill-advised tequila shots, Iris doesn't take the news too well.

Where to Find: Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Time Warner

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