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SXSW Reveals More Titles for 2016, Including Midnighters and Fest Favorites

SXSW Reveals More Titles for 2016, Including Midnighters and Fest Favorites

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (March 11 to 19, 2016) has completed its lineup with the Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts Programs and Special Events for its 23rd year in Austin, Texas. As already announced, Austin fave Richard Linklater will open SXSW with “Everybody Wants Some.” In total, 139 features and 114 shorts will play the fest.

Jury Awards will be revealed during the SXSW Film Awards on Tuesday, March 15 at the Paramount Theatre. Other awards announced will include Narrative Feature Competition and Documentary Feature Competition, Design Awards and Special Award winners. All feature film categories, except Special Events, will be eligible for Audience Awards, announced online on Saturday, March 20.

SXSW Adds World Premieres from Alumni Mike Birbiglia and Ti West to 2016 Lineup

Previously announced highlights include the world premieres of Netflix original film “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” produced by Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens, director Joe Berlinger’s (“Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”) documentary portrait ” Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru,” and the AMC series “Preacher.” SXSW will also see the North American premiere of Jeff Nichols’ highly anticipated “Midnight Special,” as well as screenings of Mike Birbiglia’s comedy “Don’t Think Twice,” with Keegan-Michael Key, Ti West’s revenge drama “In the Valley of Violence,” starring Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga and John Travolta, and the U.S. premiere of “Wild” director Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Demolition,” with Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, and Chris Cooper.



Scary, funny, sexy, controversial –
provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.



Director/Screenwriter: Mickey Keating

The year is 1978. A team of wannabe
crooks botch a small-town bank heist and flee with their hostage deep into the
California desert, where they find themselves in a harrowing fight for survival
against a psychotic ex-military sniper. Cast:
Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, Larry Fessenden, Graham
Skipper, James Landry Hebert, Michael Villar



Director: Mike Flanagan, Screenwriters:
Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel

A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic
killer in her secluded home. Cast: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr, Michael
Trucco, Samantha Sloyan (World Premiere)


Am a Hero


Director: Shinsuke Sato, Screenwriter:
Akiko Nogi

Japan’s first major zombie movie based
on a blockbuster manga series! Cast: Yo
Oizumi, Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa
(U.S. Premiere)



Goes Home

Director/Screenwriter: Thomas Dekker

After his father is killed in a car
crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured
in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies
within his family, his friends and his very identity. Cast: Rory Culkin, Lin Shaye, Daveigh Chase, Natasha Lyonne, Louis
Hunter, Nikki Reed, Britt Robertson
(World Premiere)


Frank Garrett’s Last Word

Director: Simon Rumley, Screenwriters:
Ben Ketai, Marc Haimes, Tony Giglio

When a young man is executed for committing
murder, he leaves behind a curse letter in which he promises to take vengeance
on all those connected to his trial. Cast:
Sean Patrick Flanery, Erin Cummings, Devin Bonne, Mike Doyle


Father Die

Director/Screenwriter: Sean Brosnan

A young deaf boy avenges the death of
his brother, and the killer happens to be his father. Cast: Joe Anderson, Gary Stretch, Candance Smith, Kevin Gage, John
Schneider, Gabe White, Ross Britz, Michael Francis Murphy, William Mark
McCullough, Frances Reagan James
(World Premiere)



Director: Carles Torrens, Screenwriter:
Jeremy Slater

A lonely man fatefully reunites with a
former high school classmate. When she spurns his advances, he takes her
prisoner, only to find that she is not what she seems. Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Parsons,
John Ross Bowie, Da’Vone McDonald, Janet Song
(World Premiere)



Director/Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams and his company
Bad Robot have undertaken a meticulous 4K restoration of writer/director Don
Coscarelli’s beloved horror fan favorite about a young boy confronting the
embodiment of death in the form of the sinister “Tall Man.” Cast: Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Angus
Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester


the Shadow (Jordan, Qatar, UK)

Director/Screenwriter: Babak Anvari

As a mother and daughter struggle to
cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a
mysterious evil begins to haunt their home… Cast:
Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi, Ray Haratian, Hamid
Djavdan, Nabil Koni


Fede Alvarez/ Ghost House Thriller

Director: Fede Alvarez, Screenwriters:
Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues

A group of teens break into a blind
man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. They’re wrong. Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto,
Stephen Lang
(World Premiere)



Acclaimed standouts & selected
previous premieres from festivals around the world.



Director: Kirsten Johnson

Exposing her role behind the camera,
Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around
the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory
interrogation of the power of the camera.


Chevalier (Greece)

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari,
Screenwriters: Efthimis Filippou, Athina Rachel Tsangari

Six men on a fishing trip on a luxury
yacht decide to play a game to compete. Things will be compared. Things will be
measured. Songs will be butchered, blood will be tested. Friends will become
rivals and rivals will become hungry. Cast:
Yorgos Kentros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou, Yorgos
Pirpassopoulos, Sakis Rouvas


In Deed

Director/Screenwriter: Jake Mahaffy

Free in Deed depicts one man’s attempts
to perform a miracle when a single mother brings her young boy to church for
healing. Cast: David Harewood, Edwina
Findley, RaJay Chandler, Kathy Smith



Director: Clay Tweel, Screenwriters:
Seth Gordon, Clay Tweel At the age of 34,
Steve Gleason was handed a death sentence. When doctors diagnosed him with ALS,
they gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years
to live. So that is what Steve chose to do – LIVE.


Greasy Strangler

Director: Jim Hosking, Screenwriters:
Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard

Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with
his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition
between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily
strangler who stalks the streets at night. Cast:
Michael St Michaels, Elizabeth De Razzo, Sky Elobar, Joe Walters, Gil Gex,
Abdoulaye NGom, Sam Dissanayake, Holland MacFallister


For The Wilderpeople

(New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Taika Waititi

Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant
city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill)
in the wild New Zealand bush, in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure from
director Taika Waititi (What We Do In The
). Cast: Julian Dennison, Sam
Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Stan Walker,
Cohen Holloway, Mike Minogue, Troy Kingi


from America

Director/Screenwriter: Chad Hartigan

From America

is an endearing, heartfelt coming-of-age comedy about Morris, a 13-year-old
African-American boy who has just moved to Heidelberg, Germany with his caring
but troubled single father. Cast: Markees
Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri



Director: Kim A. Snyder

Newtown documents the aftermath of the
deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. A cast of
characters within Newtown and beyond interconnect to weave an intimate story of
trauma, grief and community resilience.



Director: Matt Johnson, Screenwriters:
Matt Johnson, Josh Boles

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were
sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one
of the biggest conspiracies in American history. Cast: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles, Ray James


Princess Shaw


Director: Ido Haar

Princess Shaw

is the true story of the incredible Princess Shaw and the enigmatic composer
Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world.


Linklater – dream is destiny

Directors: Louis Black, Karen Bernstein

Linklater – dream is destiny
is a feature-length documentary on the filmmaker Richard
Linklater and an unusual look at a fiercely independent film style that emerged
from Austin, Texas in the 1990s.




Director/Screenwriter: John Carney

A boy growing up in Dublin during the
1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.
Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton,
Jack Reynor, Aidan Gillen, Mark McKenna, Maria Doyle Kennedy



Director: Dawn Porter, Screenwriters:
Dawn Porter, Sari Gilman

Trapped follows the clinic workers,
women, and lawyers on the frontlines of the battle as they fight to keep
abortion safe and legal across the US for millions of poor and uninsured women
caught in a political quagmire.





Showcasing the sounds, culture and
influence of music & musicians, with an emphasis on documentary. (Open to Music


Klein Can’t Stop Shaking His Leg

Director: Robert Klein

A hilarious and heartfelt look at the
career and influence of comedy legend Robert Klein. (World Premiere)


– Long Road To Glory

Director: Scott Rosenbaum, Screenwriters:
Scott Rosenbaum, Jasn Cadic

An intimate look at the lives and
legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and
guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen. (World



A diverse selection of
International filmmaking talent, featuring innovative narratives, artful
documentaries, premieres, festival favorites and more.


Semana Santa (Mexico)

Alejandra Márquez Abella

Dali and her 8-year-old
son Pepe take a vacation with Dali’s boyfriend, Chavez. Instead of bringing
them closer, their beach holiday brings out things in each of them that
threaten to pull this emerging family apart. Cast: Anajosé Aldrete, Tenoch Huerta, Esteban Ávila (U.S. Premiere)


Visions filmmakers are
audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw
innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking.



Director: Christopher

A unique sensory and
unsentimental peek beneath the veil of the Utopian dream of farming. Stripped
of interviews with farmers or agricultural experts, a sense of time and place
serve as a meditation on the gritty reality of three young goat farmers. (World

Shorts and special events on page two. 




A selection of original, well-crafted
films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and
genuine storytelling.



Director/Screenwriter: Jay Rondot

A homespun cocaine dealer takes to
social media to expand his operation, but things don’t go as planned. (World


Boys (Sweden)

Director: Isabella Carbonel,
Screenwriters: Isabella Carbonell, Babak Najafi

Markus is in an institution for young
sex offenders. His only friend inside is the unpredictable and violent Tobias.
(North American Premiere)


Director/Screenwriter: Kevin Boitelle

A young skateboarders summer with
endless possibilities and an approaching ending. (World Premiere)



Director/Screenwriter: Javian Ashton Le

Harpreet and Emily drive to New York
days after 9/11 (World Premiere)


& Kit


Director: Simon Bird, Screenwriters:
Simon Bird, Kevin Barry

A darkly comic fairytale about two elderly
women who travel the countryside of rural Ireland, imagining the terrible,
immoral lives people are living today. Their one consolation is the innocence
of children… (World Premiere)


First Men

Director/Screenwriter: Benjamin Kegan,
Story by: Stacey Richter

An overextended teacher bumps into a
troubled student while at the mall with her mom. (World Premiere)



Director: Paul Briganti, Screenwriters:
Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

In this dark comedy of manners set in a
surreal world, meticulously-coiffed soccer moms Jill and Lisa vie for perfect
children, perfect husbands, and most importantly, perfect teeth. (North
American Premiere)


Friend Adam


Director/Screenwriter: Ben Petrie

A boyfriend’s jealous impulse spirals
out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.



Director/Screenwriter: Jan Van Dyck

One evening, 38-year-old Frank returns
to his quiet residential house where his family has organized a surprise
birthday party. (North American Premiere)


Hip Hooray

Director: Lizzy Sanford, Screenwriters:
Lizzy Sanford, Anna Cordell

Harry breaks up with his girlfriend on
his 30th birthday, moments before discovering she has thrown him a surprise
birthday party.


Homebodies (Australia)

Director/Screenwriter: Yianni Warnock

Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to
a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas
lights. What could possibly shock this estranged couple from their malaise?
(World Premiere)


Was Your Day?


Director: Damien O’Donnell,
Screenwriters: Nollaig Rowan, Damien O’Donnell

A woman is excited about the approaching
birth of her first child. (North American Premiere)



Director/Screenwriter: Anonymous

One way or another, Paul is getting Cody
off the roof.




Director: Nora El Hourch

The daily life of five girls living in a
hosting center in Paris, and trying to move forward. (U.S. Premiere)


Stoops To Conquer


Director: Zack Russell, Screenwriters:
Zack Russell, Kayla Lorette

A struggling performer stumbles upon a
real-life version of the character she plays in this doppelgänger rom-com.



Director/Screenwriter: Jim Cummings

Officer Arnaud loved his mom.



Director/Screenwriter: Frankie Shaw

After becoming pregnant from sexual
assault on campus, a young woman goes on a journey to find out if the rape was



Director/Screenwriter: Ian Garrido

What would happen if you didn’t feel
comfortable with your body? What if you decided to experiment with your gender?


You Are

Director/Screenwriter: Graham Parkes

When Jen’s son disappears in a game of
hide-and-seek, she unwittingly embarks on a journey through time in order to
find him. (World Premiere)


in Deep

Director/Screenwriter: Janicza Bravo

A woman struggles to make it through her
birthday in one piece. (World Premiere)



Slices of life from across the
documentary spectrum.


& Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa
(South Africa/USA)

Director: Lara-Ann de Wet

A story that brings to life the struggle
of grannies in South Africa through the game of soccer. (World Premiere)


Kind of Girl


Director/Screenwriter: Khaldiya Jibawi

17-year-old Khaldiya meditates on how
the refugee camp has opened up new horizons and given her a sense of courage
that she lacked in Syria.


& God’s Wrath


Director: Sol Friedman

A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on
her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.


Black Belt

Director: Margaret Brown

In September 2015, Alabama closed 31
DMVs, which largely impacted voters in Alabama’s Black Belt. To combat these
closures, the Secretary of State issued a Mobile Voter Registration unit, which
traveled to every county to issue voter IDs. (World Premiere)



Director: Terri Timely

An aesthetically lavish portrait of a
“reborn” artist who strives for maximum verisimilitude in her creation of
newborn baby dolls. (World Premiere)



Director: Garrett Bradley

At the intersection of internet
popularity and economic gain a booming industry grows in Bangladesh based on
Likes. (World Premiere)


Bite: Laurie Lipton and her disturbing black & white drawings

Director: James Scott

No one on the planet has drawn more than
Laurie Lipton. Armed with only a pencil, her haunting images seek answers to
the most uncomfortable themes in our culture. But what compels her to live a
life of isolation drawing is neither black nor white. (World Premiere)


Me: The Artful Vandal

Director: Mohammad Gorjestani

Renowned Montreal street artist, “Miss
Me”, gives us an unprecedented inside view into her life and her quest for
self-liberation and authenticity, as she uses her art to take aim at the
objectification of women in advertising. (World Premiere)



Directors: Annie O’Neil, Jessica Lewis

Due to treatments for his stage 4 cancer,
Phil can only dream of walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. He does the
next best thing: he builds a Camino behind his house and along the way he
learns his true pilgrimage is the one he travels within. (World Premiere)



Directors: Leah Galant, Maya Cueva

Restrictive laws, such as HB2 in Texas,
threaten abortion providers and force clinics to shut down or hire out-of-state
practitioners. Some abortion doctors, such as Dr. Shannon Carr, travel hundreds
of miles to provide legal and safe abortions.


C*cksucking Tears

Director: Dan Taberski

The gritty, fearless voice behind the
world’s first and only gay-themed country music album, 40 years after its
release. (World Premiere)


Vodou Healer

Director: Lucy Walker

In post-earthquake Haiti, Vodou healer
Katy leads a captivating and cathartic all-night ceremony. (World Premiere)



An assortment of stories told using
traditional animation, computer-generated effects, stop-motion, and everything


Blunders and Calamities

(New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: James Cunningham

A father possum tells his kids a story
about the most dangerous animal of all – humans! (World Premiere)


Gilmour – “The Girl in the Yellow Dress”

Director: Danny Madden

Paris, 1961—The “it” girl
walks into a jazz club, imaginations run wild.



(Republic of Korea)

Director/Screenwriter: Kangmin Kim


is a stop motion and 3d printed film following elementary student, Dujung and
his parents. Dujung drinks rare food and suffers side effects.


Edmond (UK)

Director/Screenwriter: Nina Gantz

A funny and dark story of a man with
cannibalistic urges who travels back through his life, looking for the root of
his unhappiness.


Geist (Ireland)

Directors: Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper, Sean

A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark
secret within this short thriller. (World Premiere)



Directors: Alexa Lim Haas, Bernardo Britto

The true story of a glove that has been
floating forever in space since 1968.



Director/Screenwriter: Rose Stark

A man, infected, runs for his life.


LOVE (Hungary)

Director/Screenwriter: Réka Bucsi

LOVE is a short film describing affection in
3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. (U.S.


Loves You


Director: Steve Warne, Screenwriters:
Josh Blaaberg, Steve Warne

A distant father is forced to confront a
heroic but troubled past life as the 1980’s TV show character Pombo.



Directors: Daniel Cloud Campos, Spencer

A damsel in distress gets undressed when
a man from the Midwest puts to rest a world that’s obsessed with “the
priceless,” also known as “the shiny.”



Director: Conor Whelan

A story of fleeting love at a house


used to be hidden


Director/Screenwriter: Tara Mercedes

used to be hidden

is a mockumentary about the aftermath of a disaster which caused everyone to loose
their perception filters. Various characters tell us how they feel about their
new lives. Is knowing it all really what we want? (North American Premiere)



Director/Screenwriter: Kelsey Goldych

A cat that likes to knock over
trashcans. (World Premiere)



Director: Becky James

An oblivious Snake and his neighbor,
Butterfly, come to life on a vocabulary worksheet. (World Premiere)



Bite-sized bits for all of your sex,
gore, and hilarity cravings.


Arms Length


Director/Screenwriter: Max Weiland

God couldn’t be everywhere, so he
created mothers.




Director: Price James, Screenwriters:
Darren Cullen, Price James


is a Veterans For Peace UK Film challenging the British Army’s policy of
recruiting 16-year-olds into the most dangerous army jobs.


Tell Mom


Director: Sawako Kabuki

A nocturnal education film, designed to
help children develop their emotions and expressions as well as language and
physical skills by enjoying singing and exercising with a big brother.


My Shit


Director/Screenwriter: Eduardo Casanova

Samantha has an anus instead of a mouth.
Everyone picks on her but she just wants to be normal.



Director: Brian Lonano, Screenwriters:
Brian Lonano, Victoria Cook, Kevin Lonano

A disgusting love story between Man and



Director: Simon Cartwright

When Glen attends primal scream class,
he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.


of the Slasher

Director/Screenwriter: Shant Hamassian

A ‘shot-in-one-take’ slasher film about
a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing
drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and exact revenge.



Director: New Media Ltd , Screenwriters:
Mike Anderson, Ryan Dickie, Abigail Horton

The Night Stalker gives you poisoned to
go container of food and you turn to clay and go to another dimension!!!



Director/Screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder

An unassuming man is forced to endure a
strange experiment.



Reasonable Request

Director: Andrew Laurich, Screenwriters:
Gabriel Miller, Andrew Laurich

A desperate son reconnects with his
estranged father to ask an unspeakable favor that will change their lives



Director/Screenwriter: Zach Lasry

There comes a point in every young man’s
life where he must rise to the occasion or admit defeat. For Seth, impressing
his father is his only goal, his greatest test, his Everest. Today is the day.


Smiling Man

Director/Screenwriter: A.J. Briones

A little girl home alone finds herself
face-to-face with pure evil.



Directors: Stephen Cedars, Benji
Kleiman, Screenwriters: Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, Scott Yacyshyn

A teenager’s trip to the clinic becomes
freakier than usual when she learns that something supernatural is involved.
(World Premiere)



A range of classic, innovative, and
stylish work showcasing the scope of music video culture.


Gambino – “Sober”

Director: Hiro Murai


Francis – “Not Butter”

Director/Screenwriter: Brandon Dermer


Carnage feat. Tomas Barfod – “November Skies”

Director/Screenwriter: Saman Kesh


Sweatshirt – “Grief”

Director: Hiro Murai


Moss – “Pattern Repeating”

Director: Daniel Howlid


Lotus – “Coronus, the Terminator”

Director: Young Replicant


Voice – “Fantasia”

Director/Screenwriter: Pablo Maestres




– “Somebody New”

Director: Keith Schofield


& Sleaford Mods – “Head and Shoulders”

Directors: Casey Raymond, Ewan Jones


– “Acid Rain”

Director: R113


– “Rainbow”


Director: Jamie Delaney


Boy ft. Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin – “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”

Directors: Charlie Robins, Julie Gautier


Schulz – “Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates)”

Director: Zak Stoltz


– “I Will For Love”

Director: I Owe Youth


Shoes – “Drifted”


Director: Dent De Cuir


Shoes ft. Blaine Harrison – “Submarine”

Director: Karim Huu Do


Lux – “Change is Everything”

Director: Nathan Johnson


– “Waltz”


Director: Maceo Frost


Joy – “Georgia”


Director/Screenwriter: Luci Schroder


Staples – “Señorita”

Director: Ian Pons Jewell


Monq – “Twun”


Director: Kinopravda, Screenwriter:
Viktor Horváth




An offshoot of our regular narrative
shorts program, composed of work shot in, about, or somehow relating to the
Lone Star state.



Director/Screenwriter: Yen Tan

A dying man seeks out a beauty
consultant to hide his symptoms. (World Premiere)



Director: Brianna Barsalou

An exploration of the lifestyle and
challenges faced by those who are transgender through the lens of one
individual, Blair.


on the Phone

Director/Screenwriter: Kayla Abuda

Joan delivers an overzealous apology in
a series of voicemails. (World Premiere)


Mink Catcher

Director: Samantha Buck, Screenwriters:
Marie Schlingmann, Samantha Buck

Dallas, Texas, 1980: A gossip columnist
hunts down Dallas’s new First Lady to unearth the truths underneath her
legendary mink coat.



Director/Screenwriter: Augustine

Two teen girls scheme their way out of
work to spend a day at the beach. Things don’t go as planned. (World Premiere)



Directors: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan

Emboldened by a giant block party on the
evening of their high school prom, a group of students enters the night with
the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that
surrounds them.


Superlative Light

Director: Ben Steinbauer, Screenwriters:
Ben Steinbauer, Robert Shults

Documentary photographer, Robert Shults,
went from being a homeless dreamer to a home-owning artist after taking photos
of the brightest light source in the known universe, a laser in basement of the
physics department at UT. (World Premiere)



Director/Screenwriter: Steve Collins

An I.T. employee discovers a shameful
secret during a routine printer malfunction. (World Premiere)





Director: Darius Clark Monroe

Locked inside the mind and memory of Dr.
Mtangulizi Sanyika, he reflects what it means to be part of the displaced New
Orleans population in Houston.



A preview of the next filmmaking
generation, as Texas High Schoolers present shorts of 5 minutes or less.


Always With You

Jonathan Schuette

Emotionally struggling
to prepare for a funeral, a teenage boy receives crucial encouragement from his


The Ambition Song

Director: Ian Chapoy           

An animated
interpretation of “The Ambition Song.” 


The Archer Hadley Story

Directors: Ben Root,
Alex Treviño

The Archer Hadley Story follows Archer Hadley, a senior student
who has cerebral palsy as he hosts the Wheelchair Challenge fundraiser in hopes
of buying his school automatic doors.



Directors: August Grau,
Devan Prabhakar

Two artists of
different style interpret the same landscape.


Badi’ Al Zaman

Arhum Khan

Badi’ Al Zaman is a story about a musician’s
experiences that go into constructing his art, and with all the content, he
can’t help but think you never really feel him, because you don’t hear his words,
you probably watch them.


Zoe Allen

You might think you are
enjoying your coffee, but what if someone is enjoying you?



Francisco Alvarez, Linda Robledo

A young man
contemplates suicide while drinking heavily, never leaving his room, due to his
survivor’s guilt over a previous incident that inadvertently killed his loved



Directors: Devan
Prabhakar, Matthew Theilman, Screenwriter: Devan Prabhakar

The world is filled
with distractions, and one boy is engulfed by social distractions.


DoubleDVE – “Endeavor”

Director: Gilbert
Giles-Sosa, Screenwriter: Daniel Vango

Taking back hip-hop
from the mainstream.


Goin’ Nuts

Delaney Alexander

A Dragosaur doesn’t
need anyone’s help in claiming the largest nut he has spotted for himself,
especially a pesky Dragoroo. It soon finds that even the smallest critters can
be the biggest help.


Good Night Lizzie

Kriti Narayanan

A group of women have
sinister plans for an abusive father and his daughter.



Autumn Grounds, Andrew Fleming

In the dramatic short
film Hello, Lawrence Kelly, a
suicidal boy, meets a girl named Eden, and without even knowing it, she
singlehandedly saves his life.



Jonah Goldberg

A girl is put through a
series of trials to join a group of apocalypse survivors.



Evan O’Brien

Haunted by his past, a
tortured boy turns to KATHAROS, a
dream therapist to help him overcome his trauma.


Lady of Paint Creek

Alexia Salingaros

A woman, trapped in a
society of mindless ritual and minimal emotion, must find it in herself to
escape — and face the consequences.



Remy Dunagan

A girl with insomnia
sees a figure during a sleepless night. Was she dreaming?


Memories Upon Memories

Director: Geoffrey S.
Glenn, Screenwriters: Dominique Coleman, Geoffrey S. Glenn

When a man’s reality is
questioned, he goes on both a mental and physical journey looking for answers.


Mischief & Mayhem

Isabelle Hodge

A mischievous fairy intercedes
between a girl and her crush.


Of Gods and Bells

Alexia Salingaros

A unique exploration of
the hidden, magical world of classical Indian dance in a seemingly modern and
suburban environment.


Out of Reach

Director: Max Wilson,
Screenwriters: Kyria Seitz, Brad Kowalski, Max Wilson

An animator on a tight
deadline just wants take a sip of his hot chocolate and continue working.
Unfortunately his computer and his reaching tactics conspire against him.



Adam Weider           

They 1v1 irl.


The Third Floor

Director: Jesse Scholz,
Screenwriters: Jesse Scholz, Garrett Avey

A detective hunts down
the man that murdered his partner.


Through the Eyes of Autism

Director: Jared

Do You See What We See?



Directors: Cole Forson,
Cameron Bossalini, Dirk Czarnecki, Jason Davis, Arhum Khan, Garrett Stoler

Hey, you ever heard of
one of them thought experiments?




Live soundtracks, cult re-issues &
much more. Our Special Events section offers unusual, unexpected & unique
one-off film events.


Doug Benson & Master Pancake
Interrupt Leprechaun 4: In Space

Directors: Doug Benson,
John Erler

In honor of St.
Patrick’s Day, Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies) and Master Pancake (resident
film-talkers at the Alamo Drafthouse) verbally disrupt Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997). Cast:
Warwick Davis, Brent Jasmer, Jessica Collins, Guy Siner, Gary Grossman


Last Night at the Alamo

Director: Eagle
Pennell, Screenwriter: Kim Hinkel

A stunning restoration
of Eagle Pennell’s important feature that has been lost for 30 years. Sonny
Davis and Lou Perryman return to star in Kim Henkel note-perfect script under
Pennell’s direction. Classic indie filmmaking. Restoration Premiere. Cast: Sonny Carl Davis, Lou Perryman, Steven
Mattila, Tina-Bess Hubbard, Doris Hargrave, Peggy Pinnell, Kim Hinkle, J.
Michael Hammond, Amanda Lamar, Earnest Huerta Jr.
(World Premiere)


Three Nights of Free SXSW Outdoor Film

New for 2016, enjoy
three nights of free film screenings under the stars in the heart of Downtown
Austin, Texas!


Where: Long Center Terrace (South 1st and

When: Saturday, March 12 + Sunday, March 13 +
Monday, March 14

How: Open to the public with free SXSW Guest
Pass. Available at guestpass.sxsw.com


Saturday, March 12 / Rock Out With Your Doc Out


Darkon: 10th Anniversary screening

Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel

10th Anniversary
screening of the cult-hit documentary Darkon
about American LARPers. The film covers an epic war raging through the fantasy
realm of Darkon, investigating our complex relationship with fantasy and reality.


 with Heavy Metal
Parking Lot: 30th Anniversary Screening

Directors: John Heyn,
Jeff Krulik

Hailed as one of the
greatest rock films ever, this short documentary follows the tailgating antics
of metal fans in a parking lot before a Judas Priest concert in 1986. This year
marks the 30th anniversary of a pre-internet viral video cult classic.


Sunday, March 13 / The Best Little Outdoor Screening in Texas!


Smokey and the Bandit with an intro by The
Bandit himself, Mr. Burt Reynolds

Director: Hal Needham,
Screenwriters: James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel, Story by: Hal
Needham, Robert Levy

The Bandit is hired on
to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a
pesky sheriff. Cast: Burt Reynolds, Sally
Fields, Jerry Reed, Paul Williams, Jackie Gleason


Monday, March 14 / Family Night Under The Stars!


Cartoon Network presents: The Powerpuff

Directors: Nick
Jennings, Bob Boyle

Before the broadcast
debut of the newly re-imagined series this Spring, Cartoon Network will take
over the Long Center in Austin and host a fun-filled event under the stars to
celebrate the premiere of The Powerpuff
Be among the first in the world to see episodes from the new series,
along with fun, food, and surprises. 
(World Premiere)

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