THE REP, QWERTY & More Among FilmBuff's September Films on VOD

THE REP, QWERTY & More Among FilmBuff's September Films on VOD

FilmBuff has released their September lineup of films heading to VOD - check it out below! As always there is something to fit every taste: the global impact of China's unquenching thirst for fine wines; a hilarious team of Muslim comedians touring the US, cracking jokes and ending Islamophobia one town at a time; a chronicle of eccentric adult "My Little Pony" fans; and the love of repertory cinema all take center stage in this month's lineup.

Release Date: 09/03/2013
Dir. by Jeremy Kipp Walker, J. Anderson Mitchell
Sci-Fi, Comedy
USA, 86 min
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Sent from planet Hondo to destroy the human race, General Trius, the most decorated soldier in the Hondorian army, has a change of heart when he hears music for the very first time. Taking on the alias, Bill, he settles down in Brooklyn where he starts a family and a one-man bluegrass act, adopting Earth as his new home. When an assassin from Hondo comes to kill Trius, the two quickly bond over the power of music and form, Future Folk, a badass bluegrass duo that rocks the house every night and fights to save the fate of both planets. Part sci-fi comedy/part concert film, The History Of Future Folk is full of great charm, originality, and fantastic music.

Release Date: 09/03/2013
Dir. by Bill Sebastian
Comedy, Drama
USA, 91 min
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This utterly charming romantic comedy follows introverted 'word-nerd' Zoe, whose life is turned upside down when she meets her emotional match in irascible weirdo Marty. Before the adorable pair can live happily ever after, Zoe must gain the courage to enter the National Scrabble Championship and compete to become only the second woman in history to win the grand prize.

Release Date: 09/03/2013
Dir. By Morgan White
Documentary, Subculture
USA, 90 min
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"The Rep" follows the lives of three film geeks, Alex, Charlie and Nigel, as they struggle to open and operate a single-screen repertory cinema in Toronto. The dedicated friends face an uphill battle to see their theater succeed in the face of strong competition from large chain theatres, local cinematheques and home video. Featuring interviews with filmmakers including Kevin Smith, John Waters, Atom Egoyan and George A. Romero, this engaging documentary is a love letter to the theaters and films of a bygone era, and the passionate filmgoers who show that the film experience is still alive.

Theatrical & VOD Release Date: 09/06/2013
Dir. By Warwick Ross, David Roach
Documentary, Arts & Culture, Food & Drink
Australia, 74 min
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Narrated by Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, this stunningly shot and wildly entertaining doc chronicles the history and changing nature of the French wine industry. For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a symbol of wealth, power and influence. With prices for its prestigious wines breaking records, the Chinese market has emerged with an ever-growing thirst. Featuring interviews with collectors, connoisseurs, and winemakers, the film presents an eye-opening exploration of the complexities of the global market and the economic effects of the voracious wine-obsessed collectors of China. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client.

Releast Date: 09/10/2013
Dir. By Scott Thurman
Documentary, News & Info
USA, 92 min
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In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly 5 million schoolchildren. And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas affects the nation as a whole. "The Revisionaries" follows the board's adoption of new science and history curriculum standards, drawing national attention and placing Texas on The Front Line of the so-called "culture wars." This eye-opening film follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through several important and tumultuous intellectual battles.

Available on iTunes, Xbox and Playstation

Release Date: 09/10/2013
Dir. By Josh Johnson
Documentary, Subculture
USA, 94 min
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"Rewind This!" explores the enormous cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape. Featuring interviews with filmmakers including Atom Egoyan, Mamoru Oshii, and Jason Eisener, distributors, store owners and rabid tape collectors, the 2013 SWSW Festival hit film traces the many ways home video altered the cultural landscape. Offering a wealth of weird and wild titles, home video transformed the viewing habits and tastes of a generation of audiences. The doc's look at the home video revolution is enlightening, funny and totally entertaining.

Release Date: 09/13/2013
Dir. By Laurent Malaquais
Documentary, Subculture
USA, 89 min
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This unique and engrossing documentary explores the cultural phenomenon of Bronies, the rabid community of adult fans of the children's cartoon show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." The film chronicles Bronies from around the world as they share their stories and prepare to attend the annual BronyCon convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Revealing the Bronies' community's struggles to overcome ridicule and misunderstanding from society, the doc discovers that the story elements of the cartoon embraced by the community - honesty, kindness, laughter, generosity, loyalty, and magic - are Universal concepts that extend beyond age and gender.

Available on Amazon, Playstation and Xbox

Release Date: 09/17/2013
Dir. By Melissa Johnson
Documentary, LGBT, Subculture
USA, 87 min
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This moving and inspiring doc chronicles Emily "Etay" Tay, a Burmese immigrant from Los Angeles, who breaks all the rules of tradition by attending Harvard University and playing basketball. However, Emily's dreams are no slam-dunk as she's forced to come to terms with her passions on and off the court. She faces family, race, and discrimination in her quest to play professional basketball and come out as a lesbian.

Release Date: 09/17/2013
Dir. By Jason Wolos
Drama, Food & Drink
USA, 82 min
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Inspired by real chefs, this funny and heartwarming dramedy set in the exciting San Francisco culinary scene follows Sal Sartini, a workaholic chef intent on making his new restaurant a critical and commercial success. As Sal navigates his family and work life, his estranged son Vince returns for a visit and reluctantly agrees to help out in the restaurant. Determined not to repeat the mistakes he made years before, Sal must learn to rekindle his Passion for cooking and love, and repair the bond he has with his son before he risks losing everything again.

Release Date: 09/24/2013
Dir. By Peter Shainin, Jennifer Shainin
USA, 120 min
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This character-driven dramedy interweaves three tales of strangers living with life-changing secrets in the Pacific Northwest.

Release Date: 09/24/2013
Dir. By Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah
Documentary, Comedy
USA, 84 min
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This hilarious comedy road movie follows a traveling band of Muslim comedians as they tour big cities, small towns, liberal enclaves, conservative hotbeds, rural unincorporated villages, and everything in between to explore the issue of Islamophobia. Featuring commentary from Jon Stewart, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Lewis Black, Rachel Maddow, and Russell Simmons, "The Muslims Are Coming" shows how comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah challenge racial, gender and religious stereotypes in the funniest ways possible.

Release Date: 09/24/2013
Dir. By Patrick McMahill
USA, 95 min
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In this riveting indie drama, a young politician running for Governor of Vermont has his hopes and dreams called into question after his wife is killed in a car accident.

Release Date: 09/30/2013
Dir. By Valerie Veatch, Chris Moukarbel
Documentary, Subculture, LGBT
USA, 141 min
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With almost 300 million hits to date, video blogger Chris Crocker is considered the Internet's first rebel folk hero and one of its most controversial personalities. From small town Tennessee to his infamous "Leave Brittany Alone" video to appearances at Los Angeles strip clubs, Crocker has made a name for himself beyond the confines of his bedroom to become the personification of the blurring of the line between fame and notoriety. This unconventional documentary reveals a deeply personal journey written on the Internet.