SXSW Alumni Film Releases – May 2017

May 2, 2017 Jim Kolmar

Discover some of the SXSW alumni films on release this month, such as 45365, LOEV, and LONG STRANGE TRIP. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

45365
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2009
Website | Trailer

Available for the first time since winning the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at SXSW 2009, the Ross Brothers’ 45365 presents the intricate connections, close relationships and life-changing events of a small town in Ohio. An unforgettable, gorgeously realized journey into America’s heartland.
Available Now on Vimeo

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.
Now In Theaters

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Episodic, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Based on the film of the same name, this hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America tells the universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a unique path.
Now on Netflix

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DON’T THINK TWICE
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Mike Birbiglia’s sophomore feature charms with a warm, yet acerbic look at the tragicomic world of an improv comedy troupe.
Available Now on Netflix

HOUNDS OF LOVE
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

In the mid-1980s, seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors, she quickly realizes she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
In Theaters May 12

LOEV
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

A weekend trip between friends takes a sudden turn, making them each question what love is and what it means to them.
Available Now on Netflix

LONG STRANGE TRIP
Documentary Feature, 2017
Website | Trailer

The inspiring, complicated, downright messy tale of the Grateful Dead, a tribe of contrarians who made art out of open-ended chaos, and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms.
In Theaters May 27

MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Child abuse, mental illness, and forbidden love converge in this mystery involving a mother and daughter who were thought to be living a fairy tale life that turned out to be a living nightmare.
Available on HBO May 15

LE PÉDOPHILE
Narrative Short, World Premiere, 2015
Website | Trailer

Nina has lived a traumatized past since she was little girl. She attempts to break this vicious circle and take reality back into her own hands.
Available Now on Vimeo

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