SXSW Alumni Releases – November and December 2019

November 4, 2019 Jim Kolmar

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films on release this November and December such as Daniel Isn’t Real, Ernie & Joe, and Well Groomed. Check out the complete list below!

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Age Out (World Premiered as Friday’s Child)   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

A.J. Edwards’ film achieves a fine balance of delicate observational naturalism and raw emotion, led by an impressive cast including Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, and Caleb Landry Jones.

Available November 22

Adopt a Highway   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Actor and alum Logan Marshall-Green makes his directorial debut in this thoughtful drama that explores life after incarceration. The film stars SXSW veteran Ethan Hawke, as captivating as ever.

Now Available  

Daniel Isn’t Real   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Troubled Luke suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, “Daniel” helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him into a desperate fight for his own soul.

Now Available    

Ernie & Joe

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

This nuanced portrait of two Texas cops works as both character study and as provocative look at how new approaches to mental health can improve relations between law enforcement and their communities.

Available November 19

Everybody’s Everything

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Everybody’s Everything is the story of artist Lil Peep (Gustav Ahr) from his birth in Long Island and meteoric rise as a genre blending pop star and style icon, to his death due to an accidental opioid overdose in Arizona at just 21 years of age.

Now Available

Frances Ferguson   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Nick Offerman narrates this deviant comedy, based on actual events.

Available Now

The Jog   

World Premiere, Narrative Short, 2019

A man gets the news of a lifetime. But his morning jog doesn’t go as planned.

Now Available

Mickey and the Bear   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Camila Morrone’s electric, breakout performance anchors this poignant exploration of what it takes to balance family and independence when the odds are against you.

Available November 13

Well Groomed   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

Well Groomed travels the humorous, visually stunning world of Competitive Creative Dog Grooming alongside the colorful women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures.

Available December 17

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