SXSW Alumni Film Releases – August 2018

August 7, 2018 Jim Kolmar

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films and shows on release this month, such as Blood Fest, Elizabeth Harvest , and The Man From Mo’Wax. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

The Atomic Cafe

World Premiere of 4K Restoration, Documentary Feature, 2018

A pristine restoration of a visionary, cult classic. Terrifying, unpredictable and unexpectedly funny, this trip through Atomic Age paranoia is as sadly timely as it ever was.

Now in Theaters


Narrative Feature, 2018

Inspired by the life of Texas outlaw musician and Willie Nelson contemporary Blaze Foley, Ethan Hawke’s film is a rich meditation on legacy and creativity. A killer cast features Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, and Charlie Sexton as Townes Van Zant.

In Theaters August 16

Blood Fest

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

Owen Egerton’s debut feature is a knowingly lurid, Grand Guignol trip through a night in slasher hell. It earns its horror stripes in a gleefully gruesome style.

In Theaters August 18

Elizabeth Harvest

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

A macabre, twisted dive into the depths of desire, Elizabeth Harvest stars Carla Gugino and Ciarán Hinds in a Hitchcockian mind-warp that’s claustrophobic as it is unpredictable.

In Theaters and On Demand August 10

Half the Picture

Documentary Feature, 2018

Urgent and timely, Half the Picture explores and extolls the role of women in filmmaking, from indie to Hollywood, featuring Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and many more.

Now On Demand

Greener Grass

North American Premiere, Narrative Short, 2016

It’s rough out there for a soccer mom. And competitive AF. Greener Grass takes a skewed look at motherhood and suburbia in a world that gets weirder by the minute.

Now Online

The Man From Mo’ Wax

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2016

An exhilarating and intimate portrait of visionary artist and Mo’wax innovator James Lavelle, drawing from a rich trove of archival material, and featuring DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke and Grandmaster Flash.

In Theaters August 31

Milford Graves Full Mantis

North American Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2018

A thrillingly experimental, richly detailed portrait of free jazz legend and mystic Milford Graves, bristling with fiery music and cosmic insight.

Now In Theaters

Never Goin’ Back

Narrative Feature, 2018

Punk spirit and millennial hedonism collide in this spikey debut feature from Augustine Frizzell. A blast from start to finish, and keenly reflective of Weird American Life 2018.

Now In Theaters

A Prayer Before Dawn

North American Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

Brutal, bleak and cathartic, this classically styled prison thriller features a devastating turn from rising star Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders).

In Theaters August 10

Support The Girls

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

Andrew Bujalski’s latest is as witty and sharply observed as ever. An extraordinary cast led by Regina Hall helps make Support The Girls an essential, timely viewing.

In Theaters August 24

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