Pick of the Litter – September 2019


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

IT Chapter 2

(New Line) James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgǻrd, Bill Hader. The meeting of the Losers Club is now in session. The final chapter of the epic battle between the kids (now adults) of Derry, Maine versus the evil Pennywise the Clown is here as the grown-up versions of the kids from the 2017 hit It return to Derry to finish what they started. September 6

INDEPENDENT PICKS

Blink of an Eye

(1091) Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Richard Petty, Daryl Waltrip. The friendship between Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt was an odd one, considering their status in NASCAR; Dale was one of the greatest drivers ever and Waltrip had gone 462 races without a single win. Then, one magical Daytona 500 saw Waltrip break that streak – only moments later to see his friend die. September 6

Rapid Response

(Atlas) Stephen Olvey, Bobby Unser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears. In 1966 when medical student and auto racing fan Steven Olvey was hired by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to assist on their medical team, one out of every seven drivers died each year. This is a look at how his protocols not only made auto racing safer but also made the cars we all drive safer as well. September 6

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

(Greenwich) Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris. In the 70s there was no bigger female rock and roller than Linda Ronstadt. The first woman to snag five number one albums in a row, she became known as an uncompromising perfectionist. Her effect on women in rock and roll was incalculable but she is rarely given the status she deserves. September 6

Monos

(Neon) Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillon. On a remoter South American mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage. This was one of the more acclaimed films to come out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival with no less than Guillermo del Toro voicing his approval for the film and its director.. September 13

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

(Inyo) Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, Richard Ray Whitman, Roseanne Supernault. A Lakota elder, nearing the end of his life, engages a white writer to write a book about his life and wisdom. Both the writer and the relatives of the elder aren’t 100% sure that he picked the right man for the honor. September 13

Midnight Traveler

(Oscilloscope) Hasan Fazil, Nargis Fazil, Zahra Fazil, Fatima Hossaini. When Afghan film director Hasan Fazil makes a documentary critical of the Taliban, a price is put on his head. He and his family are forced to flee their home for an uncertain future. Their remarkable journey is documented on three cell phones and illustrates the obstacles facing refugees. September 18

Loro

(IFC) Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scarmarcio, Kasia Smutniak. Silvio Berlusconi was not only one of the wealthiest men in Europe but also Prime Minister of Italy. Known for his lavish parties and outrageous personality, this film covers the period of time when his second marriage was falling apart and tries to imagine what went on behind closed doors.. September 20

Villains

(Gunpowder & Sky) Bill Skarsgǻrd, Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan, Kyra Sedgewick. A pair of young lovers on the run from the law are on their way to Florida when their car breaks down. They break into a remote house hoping to find some new wheels to take them the rest of the way. Instead, they find a secret more twisted and terrifying than they could have imagined. September 20

First Love

(Well Go USA) Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi. Anarchic director Takashi Miike returns yet again with yet another film from the heart of Japanese darkness. A young boxer and a call girl fall in love but are caught in the crossfire when they are innocently caught up in a yakuza drug smuggling scheme. September 27

September 2019


It Chapter 2

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

Claire – YouTube
MBF: Man’s Best Friend – VOD
The Tracker – Limited/VOD

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

Extraordinary: The Seeding – VOD
Neighborhood Nip – Amazon Prime

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

Aga – Limited

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

K-12 – Limited
Low Tide – DirecTV

SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

IT Chapter 2
Ne Zha – Expands to Limited Release
Becoming Nobody – Limited
Blink of an Eye – New York City/Los Angeles
The Blonde One – Limited
Boy Genius – Limited
Chhichhore – Limited
Edie – Limited
Eternal Code – Los Angeles
I’m Leaving Now – Limited
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice – Limited
Ms. Purple – Limited
My Best Friend’s Famous – Limited
Next Level – Limited
Norris (previously titled Night Hunter) – Limited
Rapid Response – Limited
Strange But True – Limited

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

Out of Omaha – VOD
Wyatt Earp Shoots First – VOD
Zooverse – VOD

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

1/2 New Year – Limited
Artik – VOD
Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots – VOD
Fish School 2 – VOD
The Halloween Family -VOD
Investigation 13 – VOD
Mayday – Limited/VOD
The Salted Egg 2 – VOD

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

9/11: Inside Air Force One – History Channel
Chained for Life – New York City
How to Say Goodbye – Limited
In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 – HBO

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Blink of an Eye – Expands to Nationwide Fathom Events Release

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

The Goldfinch
Hustlers

Chained For Life – Expands to Los Angeles
3 Days With Dad – Limited
Can You Keep a Secret? – Limited
Chasing Einstein – Limited
Cracked Up – New York City
D-Day – Limited
Depraved – Limited
Desolation Center – Limited
Empathy, Inc – Limited
Fagara – Limited
Freaks – Limited
The Harvesters – Limited
Haunt – Limited
Imprisoned – Limited
Liam: As It Was – Limited
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements – New York City
Neither Wolf Nor Dog – Limited
Out of Liberty – Limited
Prescience – Los Angeles
Riot Girls – Limited
Scarborough – Limited
Section 375 – Limited
Seeds – Limited
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! – Limited
The Tall Girl – Netflix
Tattoo Uprising – Limited
The Weekend – Limited

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Murder 101: Words Can Kill – Hallmark Channel

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

The Game Changers – Special Event Screenings
Three From Hell – Limited
Tokyo Ghoul S – Limited

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

Candy Corn – VOD
Catch of the Day 2: You Die at Dawn! – VOD
Cool as Hell 2 – VOD

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Midnight Traveler – Limited

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Malibu Road – Limited

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

Ad Astra
Downton Abbey
Rambo: Last Blood

Cracked Up – Expands to Los Angeles
The Game Changers – Expands to New York City/Los Angeles
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements – Expands to Los Angeles
Ambition – Limited/VOD
American Dreamer – Limited/VOD
Auggie – Limited
Between Two Ferns: The Movie – Netflix
Bloodline – Limited
Britt-Marie Was Here – Limited
Corporate Animals – Limited
Diego Maradona – HBO
Don’t Be Nice – Limited
Indistinguishable From Magic – Limited/VOD
The Last Wish – Limited
Nikka Zalidar 3 – Limited
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas – Limited
Prassthanam – Limited
Running With the Devil – Limited
Send Me to the Clouds – Limited
Tazza: One-Eyed Jack – Limited
Villains – Limited
The Wedding Year – Limited
Where’s My Roy Cohn? – Limited
The Zoya Factor – Limited

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

Mystery 101: Dead Talk – Hallmark Channel

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

All Male, All Nude: Johnsons – VOD
The Field – VOD
Inside Man: Most Wanted – Netflix

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch – Limited
Birders – Netflix

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Abominable
10 Minutes Done – Limited
10E – Limited
American Dream – Limited
Beloved Beast – Limited
Buckout Road – Limited
Dick Long is Dead – Limited
First Love – Limited
The Golden Glove – Limited
Groupers – Limited
In the Shadow of the Moon – Netflix
Jim Allison: Breakthrough – Limited
Judy – Limited
Nineteen Summers – Limited
Sister Aimee – Limited

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

The True Don Quixote – Limited

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

The Climbers – Limited