SXSW Alumni Film Releases – July 2018

July 6, 2018 Jim Kolmar

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films and shows on release this month, such as Blindspotting, Eighth Grade, and Generation Wealth. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

Blindspotting

Blindspotting
Narrative Feature, 2018
Website | Trailer

Provocative, humane and incredibly timely, Blindspotting addresses race and class with a keen ear for electric dialogue and a bristling energy that makes this truly a film for our time.
In Theaters July 20

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade
Narrative Feature, 2018
Website | Trailer

Painfully real, Bo Burnham’s debut feature is an excruciatingly raw look at the middle school experience as a vision of paranoia, self-doubt, and a handful of good times.
In Theaters July 13

Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth
Documentary Feature, 2018
Website | Trailer

Lauren Greenfield follows The Queen of Versailles with another forensic exploration of wealth in America, through stunning access and a keen observational eye.
In Theaters July 20

Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Rising star Timothée Chalamet delivers another stunning performance in this thrilling, unique spin on the coming of age film.
In Theaters July 27

Kira Burning

Kira Burning
Narrative Short, World Premiere, 2018
Website

A disturbing, potent revenge story, told as an unforgettable study of teenage angst.
Now online

kookie

Kookie
Narrative Short, 2017
Website | Trailer

Terrifying, odd, and yes, there is a clown. Don’t miss Kookie!
Now online

Little Potato
Documentary Short, World Premiere, 2017

Winner of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Documentary Short competition, Little Potato is an autobiographical doc that tells the story of Little Potato’s journey growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his mother’s struggles to create a better life for them both, and their eventual escape to America via her becoming a mail-order bride.
Now online

Paa Joe & The Lion

Paa Joe & The Lion
Documentary Feature, North American Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

The unlikely story of a Ghanaian master artist and craftsman, and some truly remarkable coffins, built with love and imagination.
Now Streaming

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You
Narrative Feature, 2018
Website | Trailer

Boots Riley more than earns the hype with his gonzo satire and an astonishing cast including Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer and Terry Crews.
In Theaters July 5

Unfriended: Dark Web

Unfriended: Dark Web
Narrative Feature, World Premiere 2018
Website | Trailer

Expanding on the groundwork laid by Unfriended (SXSW 2015), this innovative follow-up takes even more creative risks to build a unique world that doesn’t fail to terrify.
In Theaters July 20

The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
Narrative Feature, World Premiere 2018
Website | Trailer

Josh Brolin holds down an already bizarre comedy with a hilarious, idiosyncratic turn as a blowhard hunter with a mustache for the ages.
On Netflix July 6

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