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Milwaukee's September Club is on a roll right now

Nicholas Pipitone

Dec. 8, 2019 at 6:08PM

In an interview with Commonstate, Barry Poltermann told us that his company is named September Club because that's the month when films get submitted to film festivals for consideration. It's a constant reminder of the bar he has set for the company; to be involved in high level, award winning film projects year after year. This year, the company has seemingly succeeded -- ad likely exceeded that goal.

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The company had a hand in editing two documentaries that will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020, Whirlybird and Boys State.

I Am Not Alone, a documentary about the 2018 "velvet revolution" in Armenia is also receiving big accolades. It was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the audience award at this years AFI Film Fest in Los Angeles. We were able to get a sneak preview of the film at the September Club offices a few months ago, and it is an unbelievably inspiring and emotional film that shines a light on how people can affect change in their country in a profound way. It's a must see, especially in these times. The movie has a Spielberg-like quality to it; we follow the hero at the center of the Armenian movement, his trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumph. we dare you to watch it and not be moved. It's a beautiful film.