What to Watch in August

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We the Animals

Four films from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival's NEXT section – the place for films operating on the fringes of genre and shaping the next wave of cinema – make their premieres this August, two of which (We the Animals and Night Comes On) shared honors for the inaugural NEXT Innovator Award. Another theme emerging among this month's docket: Crystal Moselle (Skate Kitchen) and Jeremiah Zagar (We the Animals) both make their dramatic feature debuts after opening their careers on the nonfiction side.

Check out all of the Sundance-supported releases coming to theaters and digital platforms this month.

Friday, August 3

Night Comes On, directed by Jordana Spiro

Friday, August 10

Madeline’s Madeline, directed by Josephine Decker

Skate Kitchen, directed by Crystal Moselle

Friday, August 17

Juliet, Naked, directed by Jesse Peretz

Blaze, directed by Ethan Hawke

Minding the Gap, directed by Bing Liu

We the Animals, directed by Jeremiah Zagar

Friday, August 31

Inventing Tomorrow

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We the Animals