SXSW 2019 Announces Full Features and Episodic Premieres Lineup

"The Beach Bum"

The March pageant will play house to new choices from Concord Korine, Olivia Wilde, Jonathan Levine, Taika Waititi, and Jemaine Clement.

SXSW 2019 has unveiled the present options and episodic premieres for the 26th version of the movie pageant, operating March eight – 17, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated “Get Out” follow-up “Us” was beforehand introduced because the Pageant’s Opening Night time movie, whereas Olivia Wilde, Jessica Brillhart, and Marti Noxon have already been introduced as this yr’s Movie Keynotes.

Highlights of this yr’s movie lineup embrace quite a lot of already-buzzed-about options, together with Concord Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” Wilde’s function directorial debut “Booksmart,” and an untitled new function from Jonathan Levine starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron (beforehand referred to as “Flarsky”). A brand new documentary about Beto O’Rourke’s current congressional run will debut within the documentary part, and Robert Rodriguez will display his microbudget function “Red 11” within the Visions part. The music-tinged pageant may even display new docs about David Crosby, Rick Rubin, Garth Brooks, and Taylor Swift.

On the episodics aspect, Jesse Peretz and Carrie Brownstein’s “Shrill” will debut, as will the much-hyped “What We Do in the Shadows” collection from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.

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The 102 options and episodics in right now’s announcement might be proven throughout the 9 days of SXSW, with dozens of further titles to be introduced February 6, together with Midnighters, Pageant Favorites, Shorts, Episodic Pilot Competitors, Digital Cinema, Music Movies, and Title Sequence Competitors. The entire SXSW Movie Pageant program sometimes consists of between 320 and 340 complete tasks. The 2019 program was chosen from 2,351 feature-length movie submissions, with a complete of eight,490 movies submitted this yr.

“As we head into our 26th edition, we couldn’t be more excited to once again share a completely fresh SXSW 2019 slate with our uniquely smart and enthusiastic SXSW audience,” stated Janet Pierson, Director of Movie in an official assertion. “As always, we looked for a wide range of work, contemplating scale, style, tenor, and tone. We hope that this year’s outstanding array of films from accomplished to emerging talent will entertain, surprise, and provoke the viewer’s imagination.”

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Take a look at the present SXSW Movie Pageant lineup under, with all info and synopses offered by the pageant.


Ten world premieres, ten distinctive methods to rejoice the artwork of storytelling. Chosen from 1,346 narrative function submissions in 2019.

Alice (France)
Director/Screenwriter: Josephine Mackerras
She did the whole lot proper till all of it went improper. Forged: Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloe Boreham (World Premiere)

Additional Odd (Belgium)
Administrators/Screenwriters: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman
Rose, a principally candy and principally lonely small-town driving teacher, should use her supernatural expertise to save lots of the daughter of Martin (additionally principally candy and lonely), from a washed-up rockstar who’s utilizing her in a satanic pact that may reignite his fame. Forged: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia Doherty (World Premiere)

Go Again to China (China, U.S.)
Director/Screenwriter: Emily Ting
After spoiled wealthy woman Sasha Li (Anna Akana) blows via half of her belief fund, she is minimize off by her father (Richard Ng) and pressured to return to China and work for the household toy enterprise. Forged: Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen, Kelly Hu, Kendy Cheung, Aviva Wang (World Premiere)

Mickey and the Bear
Director/Screenwriter: Annabelle Attanasio
A headstrong Montana teenager navigates a loving however risky relationship together with her single, veteran father. In a determined seek for independence and her personal id, she dangers household, heartbreak and her standing in the one place she will name house. Forged: Camila Morrone, James Badge Dale, Calvin Demba, Ben Rosenfield, Rebecca Henderson (World Premiere)

Ms. White Mild
Director/Screenwriter: Paul Shoulberg
Lex Cordova’s enterprise is dying. She has a singular potential to attach together with her shoppers which are terminally ailing. It’s simply everybody else that she has an issue with. Valerie is a no bullshit lady who loves dwelling her life. Her solely method out is through Lex. Forged: Roberta Colindrez, John Ortiz, Judith Mild, Carson Meyer, Zachary Spicer (World Premiere)

Pig Hag
Administrators: Sam Probst, Colby Holt, Screenwriter: Colby Holt
Jodie, a lady in her mid-thirties, struggles with the strain to discover a associate and have youngsters. When she attends a Weapons N’ Roses live performance, she thinks she might have met a possible match — till he instantly ghosts on her. Forged: Anna T Schlegel, Tony Jaksha, Pete Zias, Michael Henry, Nate Stoner, Maxwell Esposito, Amanda DeSimone, Alex Myerchin, Andrew Kudla (World Premiere)

Director: Keola Racela, Screenwriters: Matt Black, Laurence Vannicelli
When a gaggle of naive teenagers working at a movie show in a small Christian city uncover a mysterious movie hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who provides them a intercourse schooling…written in blood. Forged: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Robert Tann, Invoice Phillips, Katelyn Pearce, Peter Reznikoff (World Premiere)

Saint Frances
Director: Alex Thompson, Screenwriter: Kelly O’Sullivan
Initially of the summer time, Bridget has an abortion simply as she lands a much-needed job in prosperous Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year previous. Forged: Ramona Edith-Williams, Kelly O’Sullivan, Lily Mojekwu, Charin Alvarez, Jim True-Frost, Max Lipchitz, Mary Beth Fisher, Francis Guinan, Bradley Grant Smith (World Premiere)

South Mountain
Director/Screenwriter: Hilary Brougher
When her youngsters head off to camp and her husband abruptly leaves her to start a brand new household, Lila is left to her personal curious and chaotic units for a summer time in her rural house within the Catskill mountains. Forged: Talia Balsam, Scott Cohen, Andrus Nichols, Michael Oberholtzer, Naian Gonzalez, Midori Francis, Macaulee Rusnak Cassaday, Isis Masoud, Violet Rea, Guthrie Mass (World Premiere)

Sure, God, Sure
Director/Screenwriter: Karen Maine
After an harmless AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager within the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her urges within the face of everlasting damnation. Forged: Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale, Susan Blackwell, Parker Wierling, Alisha Boe, Donna Lynne Champlin (World Premiere)


Ten world premieres: ten actual world tales that exhibit innovation, power and daring voices. Chosen from 1,005 function documentary submissions in 2018.

Ernie & Joe
Director: Jenifer McShane
Ernie & Joe follows two officers with the San Antonio Police Division psychological well being unit who’re diverting individuals away from jail and into psychological well being remedy — one 911 name at a time. (World Premiere)

For Sama (United Kingdom)
Administrators: Waad al-Khateab, Edward Watts
For Sama tells the epic story of a younger lady’s journey via love, warfare and motherhood throughout 5 years of the rebellion in Aleppo, Syria. (World Premiere)

Museum City
Director: Jennifer Coach, Screenwriters: Noah Bashevkin, Pola Rapaport, Jennifer Coach
From the ashes of a abandoned manufacturing unit, an formidable middle for modern artwork has emerged. With MASS MoCA, a well-known story of deindustrialization in a rural American city finds an unconventional path to restoration. (World Premiere)

Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy (United Kingdom, U.S.)
Director: Elizabeth Carroll
Award-winning cookbook writer, diehard environmentalist and feisty British nonagenarian Diana Kennedy displays on an unconventional life spent mastering the cuisines of Mexico. (World Premiere)

Stuffed (Canada, U.S.)
Director: Erin Derham
Stuffed is a documentary function movie concerning the shocking world of taxidermy and the passionate artists the world over who see life the place others solely see dying. (World Premiere)

Director: Paul Solet
Pushed to his breaking level, a grasp welder in a small city on the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and metal and seeks to destroy these he believes have wronged him. (World Premiere)

Imaginative and prescient Portraits
Director/Screenwriter: Rodney Evans
A feature-length documentary that chronicles the artistic paths of blind and visually impaired artists together with a photographer (John Dugdale), dancer (Kayla Hamilton), author (Ryan Knighton) and the movie’s director, Rodney Evans. (World Premiere)

We Are The Radical Monarchs
Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Meet the Radical Monarchs, a gaggle of younger women of shade on the entrance strains of social justice. Set in Oakland, the movie paperwork the journey of the group as they type, develop, and earn badges for models like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty” (World Premiere)

Nicely Groomed
Director/Screenwriter: Rebecca Stern
Nicely Groomed travels the humorous, visually beautiful world of Aggressive Artistic Canine Grooming alongside the colourful ladies reworking their beloved poodles into dwelling sculptures. (World Premiere)

Why Can’t I Be Me? Round You
Administrators/Screenwriters: Harrod Clean, Sjoerd Dijk
Rusty, a male race fanatic, decides at 53 to get breasts. His father cuts his pay, his motorbike associates abandon him and the ladies he dates all reject him. Rusty pursues her new id and solely hopes to realize acceptance from others. (World Premiere)


Massive names, massive expertise: Headliners deliver star energy to SXSW, that includes purple carpet premieres and gala movie occasions with main and rising names in cinema.

The Seashore Bum
Director/Screenwriter: Concord Korine
The Seashore Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who all the time lives life by his personal guidelines. Co-starring Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, The Seashore Bum is a refreshingly unique and subversive. Forged: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania Lavie Owen, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence (World Premiere)

Director: Olivia Wilde, Screenwriters: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman
Advised from a wildly unique, recent and trendy perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about highschool friendships and the bonds we create that final a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our occasions, the movie is a coming of age story for a brand new era.Forged: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Sudeikis (World Premiere)

Good Boys
Director: Gene Stupnitsky, Screenwriters: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Beth Stelling, John Phillips
The writers of Superbad and the producers of Sausage Celebration tackle sixth grade in Common Footage’ Good Boys, an R-rated comedy about three associates on an epic one-day odyssey of dangerous selections. Forged: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Midday, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Josh Caras (World Premiere)

The Highwaymen
Director: John Lee Hancock, Screenwriter: John Fusco
Texas Ranger Frank Hamer displays on what made him a terrific lawman as he comes out of retirement to seek out Bonnie and Clyde. Forged: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickinson (World Premiere)

Untitled Seth Rogen/ Charlize Theron Comedy
Director: Jonathan Levine, Screenwriter: Dan Sterling
An formidable diplomat with a spotless popularity and a hard-partying journalist hilariously redefine “international relations” as they attempt to maintain their red-hot romance underneath wraps. Forged: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Ravi Patel and Alexander Skarsgård (World Premiere)

Director/Screenwriter: Jordan Peele
An unique nightmare from Oscar-winner Jordan Peele (Get Out), starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, Us pits a mean American household towards a terrifying opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Forged: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright-Joseph, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon (World Premiere)


Excessive profile narrative options receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW.

Undertake a Freeway
Director/Screenwriter: Logan Marshall-Inexperienced
After being launched from jail following a twenty yr sentence for a minor offense, an ex-con should study to navigate the world whereas coming to phrases together with his personal life which has moved on — all whereas caring for an deserted child he finds in a dumpster. Forged: Ethan Hawke, Elaine Hendrix, Diana Gaeta Marshall-Inexperienced, Betty Gabriel, Mo McRae, Chris Sullivan, Nate Mooney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Anne Marie Johnson (World Premiere)

The Artwork of Self-Protection
Director/Screenwriter: Riley Stearns
The Artwork of Self-Protection stars Jesse Eisenberg and is about on the earth of karate. Eisenberg performs a person who’s attacked on the road and enlists in an area dojo, led by a charismatic Sensei (Nivola), in an effort to discover ways to defend himself. Forged: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots (World Premiere)

Come As You Are
Director: Richard Wong, Screenwriter: Erik Linthorst
Three younger males with disabilities embark on a street journey to a brothel in Montreal catering to individuals with particular must lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Impressed by a real story and remake of the Belgian movie Hasta La Vista. Forged: Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel, Gabourey Sidibe, Janeane Garofalo, C.S. Lee, Jennifer Jelsema, Martha Kuwahara, Delaney Feener, Asta Philpot (World Premiere)

The Day Shall Come (United Kingdom, U. S.)
Director: Chris Morris, Screenwriters: Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong
An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami tasks is obtainable money to save lots of his household from eviction. He has no concept his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to show him right into a legal by fueling his madcap revolutionary goals. Forged: Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O’Hare (World Premiere)

Frances Ferguson
Director: Bob Byington, Screenwriter: Scott King
A small city’s response to scandal. Forged: Kaley Wheless, Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, David Krumholtz (World Premiere)

I’m Simply F*cking With You
Director: Adam Mason, Screenwriters: Gregg Zehenter, Scott Barkan
A younger man and his sister endure an evening of more and more scary sensible jokes whereas spending the night time at a secluded motel. Forged: Keir O’Donnell, Hayes MacArthur, Jessica McNamee (World Premiere)

Mom’s Little Helpers
Director/Screenwriter: Kestrin Pantera
When Pleasure Satisfaction, a cool 70’s burn-out on the caboose of the flower energy motion learns she has weeks to stay, her estranged youngsters come collectively to do proper by a mom who all the time did them flawed. Forged: Breeda Wool, Melanie Hutsell, David Giuntoli, Sam Littlefield, Kestrin Pantera (World Premiere)

Olympic Goals
Director: Jeremy Teicher, Screenwriters: Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher, Nick Kroll
Within the Athlete Village on the Olympic Winter Video games, Penelope (Alexi Pappas), a cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (Nick Kroll), a volunteer dentist, after a disappointing end in her race. Penelope and Ezra share a particular however restricted time collectively. Forged: Nick Kroll, Alexi Pappas, Gus Kenworthy, Morgan Schild, Jamie Anderson (World Premiere)

The Peanut Butter Falcon
Administrators/Screenwriters: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
A younger man with Down syndrome runs away from the retirement house the place he lives to chase his dream of turning into knowledgeable wrestler. Forged: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church, Jon Bernthal, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Mick Foley (World Premiere)

Pink Wall (United Kingdom)
Director/Screenwriter: Tom Cullen
Six scenes. Six years. Six moments that formed the connection of Jenna and Leon. Pink Wall examines what defines us, the pressures of gender expectations, and our perpetual wrestle between life and ambition. Forged: Tatiana Maslany, Jay Duplass (World Premiere)

Run This City (Canada)
Director/Screenwriter: Ricky Tollman
A political aide tries to corral his brash, outspoken boss when a younger researcher at a newspaper will get phrase of a scandal that would make or break each of their careers. Forged: Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, Mena Massoud, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, Scott Speedman (World Premiere)

Sword of Belief
Director: Lynn Shelton, Screenwriters: Lynn Shelton, Mike O’Brien
A curmudgeonly pawnshop proprietor and his man-child sidekick group up with an out of city couple to money in on a household heirloom: a sword believed by alt historical past conspiracy nuts to be proof that the South gained the Civil Struggle. Forged: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell, Toby Huss, Dan Bakkedahl, Tim Paul, Whitmer Thomas (World Premiere)

Administrators/Screenwriters: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen
When a pair of novice criminals break right into a suburban residence, they come across a darkish secret and two sadistic householders who will do something to maintain it from getting out. Forged: Invoice Skarsgard, Maika Monroe, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Donovan (World Premiere)

The Wall of Mexico (U.S., Mexico)
Administrators: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak, Screenwriter: Zachary Cotler
A younger white handyman, employed by a rich Mexican-American household to maintenance their ranch, finds himself caught between disgruntled locals and the household’s outrageously decadent daughters and discovers that one thing fairly uncommon is occurring on the ranch. Forged: Jackson Rathbone, Esai Morales, Marisol Sacramento, Carmela Zumbado, Alex Meneses, Moises Arias, with Mariel Hemingway, and Xander Berkeley (World Premiere)


Shining a light-weight on new documentary options receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW.

Any One Of Us
Director: Fernando Villena
By means of the inspiring journey of a recovering athlete, Any One among Us provides an unprecedented glimpse into the traumatic world of spinal twine accidents. (World Premiere)

Director: Alex Horwitz
A function documentary concerning the rising know-how of self-driving automobiles and the large questions they increase: what’s management and who can we turn out to be as we relinquish it to machines? (World Premiere)

Bellingcat — Fact in a Publish-Fact World (Netherlands)
Director/Screenwriter: Hans Pool
Bellingcat — Fact in a Submit-Fact World explores the unique world of Bellingcat, a highly-skilled and controversial collective of “citizen investigative journalists” devoted to redefining breaking information within the 21st century. (North American Premiere)

Director/Screenwriter: Invoice Haney
Breakthrough tells the story of a renegade, blues-playing, Nobel prize-winning Texas scientist who created a remedy for the world’s deadliest illness. Narrated by Woody Harrelson with a country-blues soundtrack. (World Premiere)

Constructing the American Dream
Director: Chelsea Hernandez
In Texas, development staff face the deadliest circumstances within the nation. Constructing the American Dream follows three immigrant households who’re rising as much as search justice and equality in an business rife with exploitation. (World Premiere)

Group First, A Residence for the Homeless
Director: Layton Blaylock
Group First, A House for the Homeless, is a function documentary a few completely distinctive idea for mitigating homelessness. Conceived and created in Austin, Texas, Group First! Village is actually reworking the lives of homeless individuals. (World Premiere)

Human Nature
Director: Adam Bolt, Screenwriters: Adam Bolt, Regina Sobel
A once-in-a-lifetime scientific discovery referred to as CRISPR provides us the facility to vary what it means to be human. Now it’s as much as us to determine how far we should always go. (World Premiere)

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter
Director: Erin Lee Carr
Teen Michelle Carter’s actions shocked a nation — however what actually occurred behind closed doorways? This HBO particular showcases the prosecution’s viewpoint and alternately the protection’s. Which aspect do you fall on?   (World Premiere)

It Began As a Joke
Administrators: Julie Smith Clem, Ken Druckerman
It Began As a Joke paperwork the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Pageant. The movie celebrates Eugene’s distinctive model of humor and reminds us of the therapeutic properties of comedy – even in probably the most difficult of life’s circumstances. (World Premiere)

Leap Shot
Director: Jacob Ryan Hamilton
Bounce Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the developer of the fashionable day bounce shot in basketball, and how he outlined the sport, however why the sport by no means outlined him. (World Premiere)

Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story
Director: Troy Miller, Screenwriter: Kathy Griffin
In her first ever comedy live performance movie, Comic Kathy Griffin particulars the aftermath of misplaced work and being the topic of a federal investigation following the discharge of her now notorious photograph depicting President Donald J Trump. (World Premiere)

Director: Jenna Ricker
On the earth of motorsports, the Indianapolis 500 has lengthy been thought-about the one race. In Might 1977, Janet Guthrie — the primary lady to aim Indy — earned herself a spot within the prestigious subject of 33. (World Premiere)

Purple Canine
Administrators: Casey Pinkston, Luke Dick
Within the early 1980’s, the one household that toddler Luke knew have been the strippers, bouncers, and outcasts that made OKC’s rowdiest strip membership their residence. (World Premiere)

The River and the Wall
Director: Ben Masters
5 pals enterprise into the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands to doc the surroundings earlier than a wall is constructed. Because the wilderness provides strategy to the bustling Rio Grande Valley, they encounter the sudden and enter uncharted emotional waters. (World Premiere)

Operating with Beto
Director: David Modigliani
Comply with Beto O’Rourke behind the scenes of his breakaway marketing campaign to unseat Ted Cruz within the US Senate. With intimate entry to the candidate, his household and group, the movie captures Beto’s rise from a digital unknown to a nationwide political sensation. (World Premiere)

Sundown over Mulholland Drive (Germany)
Director: Uli Gaulke, Screenwriters: Uli Gaulke, Marc Pitzke
The very important energy of creativity — a behind the scenes look into Hollywood’s retirement house. (North American Premiere)


Visions filmmakers are audacious, risk-taking artists within the new cinema panorama who reveal uncooked innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking.

Turning into Leslie
Director: Tracy Frazier, Screenwriters: Sandra Guardado, Tracy Frazier
Turning into LESLIE reveals the inside and weird world of Leslie Cochran, a cross-dressing homeless misfit who turned probably the most iconic and unlikely civic image of Austin, Texas. (World Premiere)

The Backyard Left Behind
Director: Flavio Alves, Screenwriters: John Rotondo, Flavio Alves
A Mexican trans lady struggles to construct a life for herself as an undocumented immigrant in New York Metropolis. Forged: Michael Madsen, Ed Asner, Carlie Guevara, Danny Flaherty, Alex Kruz, Anthony Abdo, Daybreak Younger, Tamara M. Williams, Miriam Cruz, Brock Yurich (World Premiere)

J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius
Director: Sandy Okay Boone, Screenwriters: Sandy Okay Boone, Jason Wehling
This movie explores the underground motion that has galvanized the imaginative, the inventive, the nerdy, even the deranged – to look at the simmering dystopia of their tradition, and do completely nothing about it… besides, perhaps, poke enjoyable at all of it. (World Premiere)

Director/Screenwriter: Numa Perrier
A real story. Within the final days of her mom’s life, 19-year-old Tiffany crashes with 5 relations in a Las Vegas studio condo. As a way to make ends meet, her sister, a telephone intercourse operator, introduces her to the world of fetish cam women. Forged: Tiffany Tenille, Numa Perrier, Stephen Barrington, Bobby Subject, Brett Gelman, Rockwelle Dortch, Zoe Tyson, Dennis Jaffee, Jessa Zarubica (World Premiere)

Depart the Bus By means of the Damaged Window (Hong Kong, U.S.)
Director: Andrew Hevia
A broken-hearted filmmaker navigates an unfamiliar metropolis, a world artwork truthful and his private baggage on this intimate, playful and unexpectedly comedic documentary. (World Premiere)

One Man Dies a Million Occasions (Belarus)
Director/Screenwriter: Jessica Oreck
Set sooner or later, a narrative about seeds and genetic variety, about progress and decay, about love and struggle, and about starvation of all types. Forged: Alyssa Lozovskaya, Maksim Blinov (World Premiere)

Pink 11
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Screenwriters: Robert Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez
Rob, an unbiased filmmaker, loses his investor’s cash solely to seek out out his buyers are the Cartel. He checks himself right into a medical analysis facility to repay his debt, however shortly realizes it gained’t be that straightforward. Forged: Roby Attal, Lauren Hatfield, Carlos Gallardo, Alejandro Rose Garcia, Insurgent Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez, Eman Esfandi, Steven Brudniak, Brently Heilbron, Pierce Foster Bailey (World Premiere)

Romantic Comedy (United Kingdom)
Director: Elizabeth Sankey
Musician and author Elizabeth Sankey investigates the previous, current and way forward for romantic comedies, assisted by a refrain of critics, actors and filmmakers. (World Premiere)

Sakawa (Belgium, Netherlands)
Director/Screenwriter: Ben Asamoah
What human story lies behind the phenomenon of ‘internet fraud’? In Sakawa we meet three Ghanaian kids who, out of desperation, flip to web scamming with the assistance of black magic. (North American Premiere)

Tito (Canada)
Director/Screenwriter: Grace Glowicki
A determined man seeks refuge from the predators searching him by befriending a cheerful intruder. Forged: Grace Glowicki, Ben Petrie (World Premiere)


Presenting world premieres of status serials slated for launch and accompanied by show-runners, administrators and forged members that includes prolonged Q&As.

David Makes Man
Showrunner: Dee Harris-Lawrence, Screenwriter: Tarell Alvin McCraney
A richly layered, deeply private work a few 14-year-old prodigy from the tasks who’s haunted by the dying of his closest good friend. Set in South Florida, the collection is impressed by occasions in McCraney’s personal life, exploring childhood trauma and the facility of creativeness. Forged: Akili McDowell, Nathaniel McIntyre, Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Cayden Williams, Jordan Bolger, Travis Coles, Phylicia Rashad, Alana Arenas (World Premiere)

Showrunner/Screenwriter: Jami O’Brien
NOS4A2 introduces Vic, a younger lady who has a supernatural capability to seek out misplaced issues. This capacity places her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of youngsters. Forged Record: Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Jahkara J. Smith, Olafur Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (World Premiere) 

Showrunner: Bridget Bedard, Screenwriter: Ramy Youssef
Ramy, a primary era American Muslim on a religious journey, explores the challenges of being caught in between an Egyptian group that thinks life is ethical a check, and a millennial era that thinks life has no penalties. Forged: Ramy Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, Might Calamawy, David Merheje, Laith Nakli, Steve Method (World Premiere)

Showrunner: Alexandra Rushfield, Screenwriters: Alexandra Rushfield, Lindy West and Aidy Bryant
From Government Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy collection starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night time Reside) as Annie, a fats younger lady who needs to vary her life — however not her physique. Annie is making an attempt to start out her profession whereas juggling dangerous boyfriends, a sick dad or mum, and a perfectionist boss. Forged: Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell (World Premiere)

What We Do within the Shadows
Showrunners: Jemaine Clement, Paul Simms, Screenplay: Jemaine Clement
Based mostly on the function movie of the identical identify from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, FX’s new comedy What We Do within the Shadows follows vampire roommates who’ve lived collectively for a whole lot and lots of of years. Forged: Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch (World Premiere)


Showcasing the sounds, tradition and affect of music and musicians, with an emphasis on documentary.

Amazônia Groove
Director/Screenwriter: Bruno Murtinho
Leaving Belem and crossing a lot of the Para State Amazon area, its cities and riverside villages, Amazônia Groove reveals artists and their traditions, religion and mysticism, music and life that pound within the northern area of Brazil. (North American Premiere)

Director: Brian Loschiavo
Uncover the origin tales of megastars like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift whereas following rising singer-songwriters as they chase their goals inside The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville’s unintentional landmark that has altered the course of music historical past. (World Premiere)

The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story
Director: Aaron Kunkel
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story charts the life and crimes of boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. The movie tracks his life from discovering NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, to his perpetration of one of many largest ponzi schemes in US historical past. (World Premiere)

Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Journal
Director: Scott Crawford, Screenwriters: Scott Crawford, Jaan Uhelszki
Ripping again the curtain on legendary rock rag CREEM Journal‘s wild and disruptive newsroom; a dysfunctional band of unruly outsiders who weren’t all that totally different from the artists they coated. (World Premiere)

Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero
Director: Eric Mahoney
The movie explores the seminal 90’s band Brainiac from Dayton, OH and its artistic drive Tim Taylor. Simply days earlier than signing a serious report contract Taylor was killed in a weird auto accident leaving his household and bandmates to select up the items. (World Premiere)

Carmine Road Guitars (Canada)
Director: Ron Mann, Screenwriter: Len Blum
5 Days within the lifetime of Greenwich Village guitar store Carmine Road Guitars.

The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps (New Zealand)
Director: Julia Parnell, Rob Curry
New Zealand music genius Martin Phillipps fights his artistic demons, conquers the music world, evokes a era, and then retreats into melancholy, habit and anonymity. (World Premiere)

David Crosby: Keep in mind My Identify
Director: A.J. Eaton
David Crosby displays on his lifetime of music stardom, whereas forging new paths to relevancy at his age of 77 on this deeply private documentary. (World Premiere)

Everyone’s Every part
Administrators: Sebastian Jones, Ramez Silyan
Everyone’s Every little thing is the story of artist Lil Peep (Gustav Ahr) from his start in Lengthy Island and meteoric rise as a style mixing pop star & type icon, to his dying as a result of an unintentional opioid overdose in Arizona at simply 21 years of age. (World Premiere)

The Present: The Journey of Johnny Money
Director: Thom Zimny, Screenwriter: Warren Zanes
Johnny Money stands among the many giants of 20th century American life. However his story stays tangled in thriller and fable. This documentary brings Money the person out from behind the legend. (World Premiere)

Mr. Jimmy
Director: Peter Michael Dowd
Dowd Akio Sakurai has devoted his life to honoring Jimmy Web page. For 30 years he recreated classic Zeppelin live shows note-for-note in small Tokyo golf equipment. Shifting to L.A. to pursue his tribute dream, cultures conflict and Akio’s idyllic imaginative and prescient meets actuality. (World Premiere)

Nothing Stays The Similar: The Story of The Saxon Pub  
Director: Jeff Sandmann, Screenwriters: Jeff Sandmann, Jeffrey Brown, Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel
Nothing Stays the Similar celebrates the final 30 years of reside music in Austin, whereas additionally analyzing the challenges confronted by musicians and music venues in one of many fastest-growing cities within the nation, all by way of the lens of the legendary Saxon Pub. (World Premiere)

Present Me The Image: The Story of Jim Marshall (United Kingdom)
Director: Alfred George Bailey
Jim Marshall was a maverick with a digital camera. An outsider who captured the heights of Rock’N’Roll music and the seismic modifications of an period, from the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, to the civil rights actions and a few of the most iconic moments of the 60’s. (World Premiere)

Unusual Negotiations
Director: Brandon Vedder
A documentary exploring the existential, inventive and household lifetime of musician and former evangelical, David Bazan (Pedro The Lion), set towards America’s personal disaster of religion highlighted in the course of the 2016 presidential election. (World Premiere)

Teen Spirit (United Kingdom)
Director/Screenwriter: Max Minghella
The movie follows Violet, a shy teenager who enters a world singing competitors with the assistance of an unlikely mentor. Pushed by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and trendy spin on the Cinderella story. Forged: Elle Fanning (U.S. Premiere)

Who Let The Canine Out (Canada)
Director: Brent Hodge, Screenwriters: Brent Hodge, John Diemer, Jasleen Kaur
The origin story of the smash hit “Who Let the Dogs Out” goes again additional than anybody might have imagined; steeped in authorized battles, feminine empowerment and artist integrity, which beckons the query: will we ever know who let the canine out? (World Premiere)

Wild Rose (United Kingdom)
Director: Tom Harper, Screenwriter: Nicole Taylor
A musician from Glasgow goals of turning into a Nashville star. Forged: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo (U.S. Premiere)


A various choice of worldwide filmmaking expertise, that includes revolutionary narratives, clever documentaries, premieres, pageant favorites and extra.

Aleksi (Serbia)
Director/Screenwriter: Barbara Vekarić
A personality piece about humorous and troubled woman in her 20s, pressured to maneuver again in together with her overbearing household. Forged: Tihana Lazović, Goran Marković, Sebastian Cavazza, Nataša Janjić, Jason Mann, Aljoša Vučović, Neda Arnerić, Leon Lučev (North American Premiere)

Aurora (Finland)
Director/Screenwriter: Miia Tervo
Aurora, a commitment-phobic social gathering animal, meets Iranian Amir one night time at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Amir is operating from demise and Aurora is operating from love. They want one another with a purpose to lastly cease operating. Forged: Mimosa Willamo, Amir Escandari, Oona Airola, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Miitta Sorvali (North American Premiere)

Being Inconceivable (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)
Director: Patricia Ortega, Screenwriters: Patricia Ortega, Enmanuel Chávez
A younger lady discovers she was submitted to a number of surgical procedures to right her intersexual physique as a child. She has to seek out her personal self outdoors gender binaries. (North American Premiere)

Cachada: The Alternative (El Salvador)
Director/Screenwriter: Marlén Viñayo
5 Salvadoran saleswomen need to take their merciless life tales to the stage. In the course of the rehearsal means of their play, they’ll uncover themselves as victims and victimizers in a cycle of violence that has plagued their households for generations. (World Premiere)

Days of the Whale (Colombia)
Director/Screenwriter: Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
Two younger graffiti artists of Medellín defy a felony gang once they determine to color the mural of a whale over a menace written in a wall. Forged: Laura Tobón, David Escallón, Carlos Fonnegra, Christian Tappan, Julián Giraldo, Natalia Castaño, Margarita Restrepo (World Premiere)

La Mala Noche (Ecuador, Mexico)
Director/Screenwriter: Gabriela Calvache
She is the right lady till she decides to be free. Forged: Nöelle Schönwald, Cristian Mercado, Jaime Tamariz, Ariana Freire (World Premiere)

Vai (New Zealand)
Administrators: Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga
Vai is a portmanteau function movie by 9 Polynesian administrators and filmed on seven totally different pacific islands. It’s concerning the journey of empowerment by way of tradition, over the lifetime of 1 lady, Vai. (World Premiere)

X&Y (Denmark, Sweden)
Director: Anna Odell, Screenwriters: Anna Odell, Jakob Beckman
Swedish director and visible artist, Anna Odell (The Reunion), conducts a social experiment through which she goals to problem the gender roles that males and ladies have within the society of at present. Forged: Anna Odell, Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Vera Vitali, Shanti Roney, Sofie Gråbøl, Jens Albinus, Thure Lindhardt (North American Premiere)


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How Rednecks Saved Hollywood with Joe Bob Briggs
Director/Screenwriter: Joe Bob Briggs
America’s drive-in film critic makes use of 200 video clips and photographs to inform the 500-year historical past of the American redneck in a multimedia comedy efficiency.

Love, Dying & Robots
Showrunners: David Fincher, Tim Miller, Josh Donen, Jennifer Miller
Love, Demise & Robots, an animated anthology collection introduced by Tim Miller and David Fincher, is a style orgy of Not-Appropriate-For-Mainstream shorts. (World Premiere)
Adopted by prolonged Q&A with with Tim Miller and David Fincher.

Ra: Path of the Solar God
Director: Lesley Eager
Austin based mostly digital and experimental label Holodeck Data is partnering with Austin Movie Society for a particular reside re-score screening of the 1990 animated movie Ra: Path of the Solar God, a ravishing re-telling of considered one of Historic Egypt’s most well-known myths.

Insurgent With out A Crew: Filmmaking Grasp Class with Robert Rodriguez
Be a part of Robert Rodriguez as he provides a master-class in micro-budget guerilla filmmaking, that includes behind the scenes moments from his new $7,000 movie, RED 11. The occasion might be adopted by the World Premiere of RED 11.

Shangri-La ( Work-in-Progress)
Administrators: Morgan Neville, Jeff Malmberg
An intimate take a look at the artistic course of by means of the lens of legendary music producer Rick Rubin.

True Tales
Director: David Byrne, Screenwriters: Stephen Tobolowsky, Beth Henley, David Byrne
David Byrne’s 1986 musical comedy, impressed by theater director Robert Wilson, tabloid newspapers, and filmmakers Robert Altman and Federico Fellini, stays a singular inventive imaginative and prescient that celebrates the singular residents of a fictional Texas city. David Byrne will seem in-person for Q&A following screening of latest 4K restoration.

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