Indie Film Release Guide: September 10th [An ONTD Original]

Sep 09, 2021 11:25

This weekend’s biggest release is Malignant from Warner Bros, which is also available to stream on HBO Max, so it’s safe to assume that Shang-Chi will be ruling the box office once again. If you’ve already seen those films, check out the other options listed below.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Studios, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: September 3rd, August 27th, and August 20th.

The Card Counter

image Click to view

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe
Writer/Director: Paul Schrader
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Plot: An ex-military interrogator turned gambler is haunted by the ghosts of his past.
What you should know: Produced by Martin Scorsese, with whom Schrader previously collaborated on Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, among other films.
Where to watch: In theaters

Language Lessons

image Click to view

Stars: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada
Writer: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales
Director: Natalie Morales
Genre: Drama
Plot: A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship.
What you should know: 2021 has been a big year for actor/writer/director Morales - this is her feature directorial debut, and her second feature Plan B was released earlier this year.
Where to watch: In select theaters


image Click to view

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson, Miku Patricia Martineau, Tadanobu Asano
Writer: Umair Aleem
Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Plot: After she’s poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies and in the process forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.
What you should know: Filmed in Tokyo.
Where to watch: Netflix

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

image Click to view

Stars: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan
Writer: Tom MacRae, Dan Gillespie Sells
Director: Jonathan Butterell
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Plot: Follows Jamie New, a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen.
What you should know: Adapted from the stage musical of the same name, and based on the true story of Jamie Campbell.
Where to watch: In select theaters; available on Amazon 9/17

The Alpinist

image Click to view

Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras and no margin for error, Leclerc's approach is the essence of solo adventure.
What you should know: Alex Honnold, star of the climbing film Free Solo, appears in this documentary.
Where to watch: In select theaters


image Click to view

Stars: Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau, Alexandre Trocki, Elli Medeiros
Writer/Director: Andreas Fontana
Genre: Drama
Plot: Argentina, the late 1970s. Private banker Yvan arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires. Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation's “Dirty War”.
What you should know: It’s in French, Spanish & English
Where to watch: In select theaters

Small Engine Repair

image Click to view

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Ciara Bravo, Jordana Spiro
Writer/Director: John Pollono
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Plot: Events spin wildly out of control when three lifelong friends agree to do a favor on behalf of the brash young woman they all adore.
What you should know: Based on the writer/director’s own play.
Where to watch: In theaters


image Click to view

Director: John Hoffman, Janet Tobias
Genre: Documentary
Plot: A glimpse into infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and the ongoing COVID-19.
What you should know: IMDB has turned off the review function for this film… can’t imagine why!
Where to watch: In select theaters

Dating & New York

image Click to view

Stars: Francesca Reale, Jaboukie Young-White, Taylor Hill, Alex Moffat
Writer/Director: Jonah Feingold
Genre: Comedy
Plot: After an electric one-night stand, two dating-app-matched New York millennials draw up a “Best Friends with Benefits” contract to avoid the pitfalls of their past relationships - what could possibly go wrong?
What you should know: This is writer/director Jonah Feingold’s first feature film.
Where to watch: In select theaters, and available VOD


image Click to view

Stars: Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Vince Vaughn
Writer/Director: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Plot: A pair of housewives create a $40 million coupon scam.
What you should know: Kristen Bell & Kirby Howell-Baptiste previously costarred on The Good Place.
Where to watch: In theaters

Also Opening

Malignant (Trailer) from Warner Bros
The Capote Tapes (Trailer)
Time is Up (Trailer)
Gunfight at Dry River (Trailer)
Bad Candy (Trailer) on 9/14

New on Streaming

The Voyeurs (Trailer) on Amazon
Come From Away (Trailer) on Apple TV+

Source 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

What have you been watching lately, ONTD?

film trailer / stills / clips, film - musical, film - comedy, politics, film - action / adventure, oscar isaac, adaptations, film - romance, black celebrities, ontd original, film - foreign, tiffany haddish, netflix, actor / actress, film - horror, apple / iphone, film - drama, film - documentary, television - hbo, kristen bell, amazon, indie film release guide, film - historical, covid-19