SXSW Alumni Film Releases – April 2017

March 31, 2017 Jim Kolmar

Discover some of the SXSW alumni films on release this month, such as COLOSSAL, DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE, and FREE FIRE. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

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ACCIDENTAL COURTESY: DARYL DAVIS, RACE AND AMERICA
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Idiosyncratic and provocative, protagonist Daryl Davis offers a conduit to difficult, nuanced questions about race in fragile society seeking answers more urgently than ever.
Now on Netflix

BANG: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

The under-appreciated genius behind iconic classics like “Under the Boardwalk” and “Twist and Shout” receives his due in this loving, rockin’ documentary portrait.
In Theaters April 26

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CLAIRE IN MOTION
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

A delicate, enigmatic performance from Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt anchors this poignant mystery that gradually reveals a world of devastating secrets.
Blu-ray/DVD available April 11

COLOSSAL
Narrative Feature, 2017
Website | Trailer

Anne Hathaway stars with Jason Sudeikis in one hell of a riff on the Godzilla-style monster-movie, directed by cult favorite Nacho Vigalondo.
In Theaters April 7

DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE
Documentary Feature, 2017
Website | Trailer

A rare, intimate look at the creative process of cult filmmaker and painter David Lynch, revealing as much about the man as it does about his artistic output.
In Theaters March 31

FREE FIRE
Narrative Feature, US Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Pithy one-liners fly as fast as the bullets in Ben Wheatley’s grand guignol-meets-Peckinpah opus, Free Fire.
In Theaters April 21

FROM NOWHERE
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Sensitive, astute and urgent, Matthew Newton’s striking film is even more politically relevant than it was when it won the SXSW 2016 Audience Award.
Now On Demand

GUT HACK
Documentary Short, World Premiere, 2017
Website

A fascinating exploration of DIY science, but all you really need to know is this: fecal transplant.
Now On Demand

THE MOST HATED WOMAN IN AMERICA
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Melissa Leo adds another powerhouse performance to her resume in this Austin-set biopic made all the more potent by the fact that it’s based on a true story.
Now on Netlix

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NEWTOWN
Documentary Feature, 2016
Website | Trailer

A film that we shouldn’t need, but one that couldn’t be more timely. Newtown is a sensitive, and devastating snapshot of the complex relationship between Americans and guns.
DVD Available April 4

PUNCHING HENRY (previously AND PUNCHING THE CLOWN)
Narrative Feature, 2016
Website | Trailer

A darkly comic, semi-autobiographical trip into the mind of hapless comedy chancer Henry Phillips.
Blu-ray/DVD available April 18

T2: TRAINSPOTTING
Narrative Feature, U.S.Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Danny Boyle revisits with a long awaited sequel to perhaps his most beloved film, still as anarchic and wildly inventive as ever.
Now in Theaters

WAR ON EVERYONE
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Violent, profane, offensive, and wholly irresponsible…War on Everyone is a blast.
Blu-ray/DVD available April 11

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WE ARE X
Documentary Feature, 2016
Website | Trailer

A technicolor journey into the world of X Japan frontman Yoshiki as he emerges from an almost implausible string of personal tragedies to bring his iconic band back to the limelight.
Blu-ray/DVD Available April 25

WIN IT ALL
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

The latest Joe Swanberg/Jake Johnson collaboration sees Johnson as a hapless, Altman-esque chancer attempting to gamble and drink his way through a sticky situation.
Now on Netflix

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