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The September Issue
Premiered: January 16th, 2009
New York Theatrical Release: August 28th, 2009 [Buy Tickets Now!]
U.S Wide Theatrical Release: September 11th, 2009 [Buy Tickets Now!]
The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, The September Issue, directed and produced by R.J. Cutler, tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion.

The September Issue won the Grand Jury Prize for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
in the press
9/10/2009
 
Ben Walters - Time Out London
9/6/2009
 
R.J. Cutler - LA Times Magazine
9/4/2009
 
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
8/31/2009
 
Liz Smith - Variety
8/28/2009
 
Mary Pols - Time Magazine
8/28/2009
 
Ramin Setoodeh - Newsweek
8/27/2009
 
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
8/27/2009
 
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
8/25/2009
 
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
8/24/2009
 
Paul Sheehan - Sydney Morning Herald
8/22/2009
 
Maureen Dowd - New York Times
8/20/2009
 
Eric Konigsberg - New York Times
8/20/2009
 
Stephanie LaCava - Style.com
8/20/2009
 
Jessica Morgan - GoFugYourself.com
8/19/2009
 
Sandra Hall - Sydney Morning Herald
8/17/2009
 
Serena French - New York Post
8/16/2009
 
Margaret Pomeranz - At The Movies - ABC (Austraila)
8/12/2009
 
- Fashion Week Daily
8/5/2009
 
Cathy Horyn - New York Times
8/4/2009
 
Yolanda Evans - Flavorpill Los Angeles
7/29/2009
 
Edward Helmore - The Independent (UK)
7/29/2009
 
Whitney Friedlander - Los Angeles Times
7/27/2009
 
Peter Bart - Variety
7/25/2009
 
Jason Stringer - Shine Magazine
7/25/2009
 
- The Sun (UK)
7/24/2009
 
Bryony Gordon - Sydney Morning Herald
7/23/2009
 
Rebecca Leffler - Hollywood Reporter
7/23/2009
 
Imran Amed - BusinessOfFashion.com
7/22/2009
 
Peter Knegt - indiWIRE
7/16/2009
 
Teressa Iezzi - Creativity Online
7/3/2009
 
Jess Cartner-Morley - The Guardian (UK)
7/1/2009
 
Liz Smith - Variety
6/30/2009
 
Trevor Johnston - Time Out London
6/29/2009
 
Alex Bilmes - GQ
6/29/2009
 
Annie Barrett - Entertainment Weekly
6/28/2009
 
Jonathan Romney - The Independent (UK)
6/24/2009
 
William Van Meter - New York Magazine
6/23/2009
 
Damon Wise - The Times (UK)
6/23/2009
 
James Mottram - The Independent (UK)
6/23/2009
 
Michael Bonner - Uncut.co.uk
6/23/2009
 
Joe Utichi - Rotten Tomatoes (UK)
6/14/2009
 
Robin Givhan - Washington Post
6/14/2009
 
Booth Moore - Los Angeles Times
6/14/2009
 
Maureen Callahan - New York Post
6/12/2009
 
- Washington Times
6/12/2009
 
Nadia Nawaz - faddict.blogspot.com
6/12/2009
 
- Roxyheart.blogspot.com
6/12/2009
 
- ScumbagClothing.com
6/11/2009
 
Rod Quinn - ABC Sydney
6/11/2009
 
Ian Neubauer - Spice News
6/10/2009
 
Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian
5/28/2009
 
Ashley Baker - FashionWeekDaily.com
5/27/2009
 
Amelia Hill - New Zealand Herald
5/26/2009
 
- GraziaDaily.co.uk
5/24/2009
 
Amelia Hill - The Observer
4/1/2009
2009 Sundance: 5 That Thrived
 
Patricia Thomson - American Cinematographer
 
   
2/9/2009
 
Geoffrey Macnab - Screen Daily
2/3/2009
 
Dade Hayes - Variety
2/3/2009
 
Brian Brooks - IndieWire
2/1/2009
 
David Carr - The New York Times
1/26/2009
 
Justin Lowe - The Hollywood Reporter
1/25/2009
 
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
1/24/2009
 
Todd McCarthy - Variety
1/24/2009
 
Steven Zeitchik - The Hollywood Reporter
1/23/2009
 
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
1/22/2009
 
Jodi Lawler - The Dish
1/21/2009
 
Karina Longworth - The Daily Beast
1/21/2009
 
Michelle Nichols - Reuters UK
1/20/2009
 
Marcy Medina - WWD
1/20/2009
 
Steebo Gazeebo - Ain't It Cool News
1/19/2009
 
James Rocchi - Cinematical
1/19/2009
 
Meghan Cass - FN on WWD
1/19/2009
 
Kim Masters - Sundance Channel
1/18/2009
 
Paul Fischer - Dark Horizons
1/18/2009
 
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
1/18/2009
 
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
1/18/2009
 
Roger Friedman - Fox News
1/18/2009
 
Chris Lee - LA Times
1/18/2009
 
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
1/18/2009
 
David D'Arcy - Screen Daily
1/18/2009
 
Cady Heron - Collider
1/18/2009
 
Justin Chang - Variety
1/17/2009
 
Betsy Sharkey - LA Times
1/17/2009
 
Michael Cieply - NY Times (The Carpetbagger)
1/15/2009
 
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
1/15/2009
 
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
1/15/2009
 
Amy Odell - New York Magazine
1/14/2009
 
Anthony Kaufman - Variety
1/13/2009
 
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
12/3/2008
 
Brian Brooks and Eugene Hernandez - indiWIRE
12/3/2008
 
Sean P. Means - Salt Lake Tribune
12/3/2008
 
- Los Angeles Times
9/1/2007
Letter From the Editor: Blow Up
 
Anna Wintour - Vogue
 
  
9/1/2007
 
- Vogue
12/15/2006
 
Denise Martin - Variety
The September Issue on Facebook
the official poster
The Official September Issue Theatrical Poster
music from the film
Opening Title - Craig Richey
Destroy Everything You Touch - Ladytron
Back From Paris - Craig Richey
The September Montage - Craig Richey
Anna's History - Craig Richey
Textures/ Grace's History - Craig Richey
Grace's Photos - Craig Richey
Burn It All Down - VHS Or Beta
Golf Cart - Craig Richey
Around the Bend - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Nostrand - Ratatat
Packing For Rome - Craig Richey
At Sea - Electrelane
S to U - Chessie
Grace at Versailles - Craig Richey
Give It Up - LCD Soundsystem
Diversion - Mark Ronson
Anna's Meltdown - Craig Rickey
That Home - Cinematic Orchestra
Grace In Car - Craig Richey
Don't You Worry - Jim Noir
Flathead - The Fratellis
Swisha - Ratatat
Suffer for Fashion - Of Montreal
Be A Star - Oh No! Oh My!
End Titles - Craig Richey
credits
Credits [93K PDF]
production notes
Production Notes [700K PDF] (includes an interview with R.J. Cutler; cast & crew biographies; and the film'official credits)
From the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Official Catalog

Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue for 20 years, is the most powerful and polarizing figure in fashion. Larger than life and more complex than fiction, Wintour embodies a fascinating contradiction of passion and perfectionism as she reigns over a dizzying array of designers, models, photographers, and editors.

Director R.J. Cutler delivers a rare insider account of the nine months leading up to the printing of the highly anticipated September issue of the magazine, which promises to be the biggest one ever. He takes us behind the scenes at fashion week, to Europe and back, on shoots and reshoots, and into closed- door staff meetings, bearing witness to an arduous and sometimes emotionally demanding process.

At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington, incomparable creative director and genius stylist. They are perfectly matched for this age-old conflict between creator and curator. Through them, we see close up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the ever-changing fashion field.

Cutler cleverly deconstructs the creative process as it plays out in the hallowed halls of Vogue, lined with racks of couture. In The September Issue, his access and insight are impressive and make us aware that he is offering us a privileged glimpse into a world many dream about but few see.

-- John Cooper http://www.sundance.org/festival/09FG.pdf [13MB PDF]