The September Issue. 2009. USA. Directed by R. J. Cutler. 90 min.
Each September Vogue readers await a gargantuan issue in mailboxes and on the newsstands. The September issue traditionally lays out the fashion trends, rules, and sartorial gospel for the season ahead. Director R. J. Cutler settles his camera into the offices at Vogue to watch legendary editor Anna Wintour and her brilliant team give birth to the 2007 September issue, which weighed in at nearly seven pounds. While Wintour hides behind her sunglasses and makes quick decisions, as the late film critic Roger Ebert put it in his 2009 review, “What comes across is that she is, after all, a very good editor.”