What to Watch in September

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Yoga Hosers

More than a decade after premiering his Audience Award-winning drug drama Maria Full of Grace at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, director Joshua Marston returned in January with Complete Unknown, a taut character study led by an enigmatic Rachel Weisz and a typically assured performance from Michael Shannon. After striking up a relationship many years prior, Alice (Weisz) had spontaneously vanished from Tom’s (Shannon) life, only to reappear at his dinner party under the guise of an entirely new identity. When Alice evades his probing questions and promptly makes her exit from the party, Tom is determined to unearth the truth behind the mercurial woman.

On the documentary side, acclaimed cinematographer and director Kirsten Johnson mines years of documentary footage spanning spaces and subjects in order to reframe her own expansive work in the new film Cameraperson. While revisiting her cinematic footprint on everything from The Oath to Happy Valley, Johnson brings to light the intricately complex relationship between filmmaker, subject, and camera. Below, check out all of the Sundance-supported films hitting theaters and digital platforms in September.

In Theaters

Friday, September 2

Yoga Hosers, directed by Kevin Smith

Complete Unknown, directed by Joshua Marston

Antibirth, directed by Danny Perez

Friday, September 9

Author: The JT LeRoy Story, directed by Jeff Feuerzeig

Cameraperson, directed by Kirsten Johnson

Other People, directed by Chris Kelly

Friday, September 16

Operation Avalanche, directed by Matt Johnson

Friday, September 23

The Lovers and the Despot, directed by Robert Cannan and Ross Adam

Goat, directed by Andrew Neel

Wednesday, September 28

Sand Storm, directed by Elite Zexer

Digital Releases


Audrie & Daisy, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk


Nuts!, directed by Penny Lane (also available on Amazon, Google Play, VUDU)

Amazon Prime Video

The Witch, directed by Robert Eggers

Knock Knock, directed by Eli Roth

Wiener-Dog, directed by Todd Solondz

Shadow Dancer, directed by James Marsh

Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve

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