What to Watch in September

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In a month when more Sundance-supported films make their releases than any other in recent memory, a slew of badass women are dominating the screen. To canvass the indie film slate in September is to find yourself among intimate portraits of women brimming with conviction.

In Kusama – Infinity, it’s Yayoi Kusama’s against-the-odds journey from the rigid conformity of her home life in Japan to becoming the top-selling female artist in the world; in Colette, Wash Westmoreland revisits the eponymous vanguard French writer whose own husband stripped her of authorial credit; and in Bad Reputation and Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., a pair of firebrand musicians (Joan Jett and M.I.A., respectively) come into focus during their quieter – but often just as incendiary – moments off the stage.

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

Wednesday, September 5

Bisbee ‘17, directed by Robert Greene

Friday, September 7

Hal, directed by Amy Scott

Kusama – Infinity, directed by Heather Lenz

Friday, September 14

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream., directed by Qasim Basir

Hale County This Morning, This Evening, directed by RaMell Ross

I Think We’re Alone Now, directed by Reed Morano

Lizzie, directed by Craig Macneill

Mandy, directed by Panos Cosmatos

Science Fair, directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster

Friday, September 21

Assassination Nation, directed by Sam Levinson

Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland

Monday, September 24

Jane Fonda in Five Acts, directed by Susan Lacy

Friday, September 28

Bad Reputation, directed by Kevin Kerslake

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., directed by Stephen Loveridge

Monsters and Men, Reinaldo Marcus Green

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