7 indie flicks you shouldn’t miss at The Projector and other cinemas this month

Movie-going is undoubtedly a favourite past time amongst many Singaporeans. But if watching the usual blockbuster fare is sending you off into la la land even before the credits roll, well, maybe it’s time to try something a little different. Our suggestion? Arthouse flicks and indie films.

Thankfully, there are some pretty great offerings at The Projector and other screening houses this month. Without further ado, here is our list of seven indie flicks you shouldn’t miss at The Projector and other cinemas in September. A chance to avoid the crowds at GV and Shaw? Yes, please!

The Projector


You may know her as bona fide superstar and rapper, M.I.A, but Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam is definitely more than just her stage name. Drawn from her personal video recordings of the past 22 years, you’ll get to witness her journey as refugee immigrant to pop star in just 97 minutes.

Showing on the 29th and 30th of September.

Book your tickets at The Projector now.

2. Walk With Me

If you’ve always been curious about the life in a monastery, well, then The Projector’s screening of Walk With Me is the one for you. Detailing the life of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, it is a in-depth look at meditation, community, and a monastic’s inner journey as narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Showing on the 22nd of September and 7th of October.

Book your tickets at The Projector now.

3. Wild Tales: Relatos Salvajes

An Argentine Spanish black comedy anthology featuring six standalone shorts with a common theme of vengeance and violence connecting them all, the film has garnered several accolades already, such as a Goya Award and a BAFTA for the Best Film that is not in English. From a scorned bride to a road bully, get ready to see the depth and extremities of the human behaviour when pushed to the brink.

Showing on the 23rd of September.

Book your tickets at The Projector now.

The Projector is located at 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 199589 | Opening hours: Tues-Fri: 6pm-8.30pm, Sat-Sun: 1pm-8.30pm, closed on Mondays | Site

Alliance Francaise

4. Madame Hyde

Featuring a mousy high school teacher who is suddenly changed after she is hit by a bolt of lightning, Madame Hyde is a modern day re-telling of the titular Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, with the transformation instilling a new sense of confidence in her that leads to some pretty hilarious consequences. The film is already receiving rave reviews for the spectacular acting and witty writing, so be sure to check it out!

Showing on the 25th of September.

Book your tickets at Alliance Francaise now.

Alliance Francaise is located at 1 Sarkies Road Singapore 258130 | Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-7.30pm, Sat: 8.30am-5pm, closed on Sundays. | Site

ArtScience Museum


Be prepared to be wowed by a visual masterpiece with SEAM, a sci-fi short filmed in the sprawling cities and deserts of the Middle East. If you’re a big fan of Dystopian movies, trust us, you’re definitely going to like this! In the midst of a nation torn by war, there is also a touching love story to root for and several sci-fi elements (check out those space ships!) to geek out to.

Showing from the 13th of September to the 18th of September. 

Admission is free. Check out further details on their event page.

The ArtScience Museum is located at 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974 | Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-7pm | Site



A powerful moving piece helmed by numerous Maori female directors, Waru centers around the theme of child abuse. It largely focuses on the death of a single boy, Waru, who is killed by his caregiver, and how his death has repercussions on his entire extended family. Prepare the tissues, though, because this one is slated to be a tearjerker.

Showing from the 10th of October to the 13th of October.

Book your tickets at Objectifs now.

7. Ava

A coming-of-age tale about a Iranian girl in an all-girl high school, the film address common themes that come with growing up, such as love and rebellion. The film has received critical acclaim since its release in 2017, with the critics praising the layered, complex writing and stunning acting.

Showing from the 10th of October to the 13th of October.

Book your tickets at Objectifs now.

Objectifs is located at 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977 | Opening hours: Tues-Sat: 12pm-7pm, Sun: 12pm-4pm, closed on Mondays, | Site