Nicole Sperling
July 14, 2010 AT 05:36 PM EDT

It’s official. You will now be able to see Joaquin Phoenix’s crazy year of living on the edge and decide for yourself whether or not it’s a grand hoax. Magnolia Pictures has finally confirmed what we reported in June. The indie distribution company has acquired world rights to Casey Affleck’s directorial debut I’m Still Here, the documentary that chronicles Joaquin Phoenix’s tumultuous year-long quest to become a hip-hop musician.

Magnolia Pictures, owned by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, will release the controversial film on Sept. 10.

In a press release, the company describes the film as, “sometimes funny, sometimes shocking and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.”

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