Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films on release this July including The Outpost based on Jake Tapper’s non-fiction book about the Battle of Kamdesh; Gavin Rothery’s sci-fi thriller Archive; the story of the first African American high school rowing team in Mary Mazzio’s documentary A Most Beautiful Thing; the life of Puerto Rican astrologer and psychic Walter Mercado in Mucho Mucho Amor; and more.
Days of the Whale
World Premiere, Narrative Feature 2019
Cristina and Simon are two young graffiti artists who paint the city that they live in. Their restless spirit leads them to defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint the mural of a whale over a threat written in a wall. The love that unites them, their friendship with other artists at La selva- an old house they use as a refuge- and familiar tensions, come together to tell a story where the powerful strength of youth faces fear, violence and the difficulties of growing up.
In Virtual Theatres July 24.
World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020
Based on the best-selling nonfiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by CNN’s chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, The Outpost chronicles the true story of the 53 U.S. soldiers who tried to repel an overwhelming attack by almost 400 Taliban insurgents at Combat Outpost Keating in northeastern Afghanistan. It was easily the most heroic American battle in a generation – one in which two soldiers, Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha and Specialist Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor, the first time in fifty years that two living servicemen were recognized with the award for the same battle. Starring Scott Eastwood (“Romesha”), Caleb Landry Jones (“Carter”), Orlando Bloom (“Ben Keating”) and directed by Rod Lurie.
In theaters and VOD July 3.
World Premiere, Episodic, 2020
Few people ever experience the momentum that star football player Greg Kelley had going into his senior year of high school. That all changed in the summer of 2013. Greg is accused of a terrible crime that shocked Leander, a suburb of Austin, Texas, leaving the community bitterly divided over whether Greg could have committed such a crime. At 19 years old, he is convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole. As new questions are raised, an investigation unfolds to reveal a shocking story that goes far beyond sports and the criminal justice system.
Premieres on Showtime July 5.
Mucho Mucho Amor
Documentary Feature, 2020
Mucho Mucho Amor follows the iconic, gender non-conforming astrologer Walter Mercado, who mesmerized Latino viewers with his extravagance and positivity for decades. Then, one day, he vanished from the public eye.
Streaming on Netflix July 8.
World Premiere Narrative Feature, SXSW 2020
2048: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. But his true goal must be hidden at all costs.
In Virtual Cinema Screenings, On Demand, and Digital July 10.
Narrative Feature, SXSW 2020
When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
In theaters and on demand July 10.
World Premiere, Narrative Feature, SXSW 2019
A desperate man befriends an intruder to help fight against the predators hunting him.
Virtual Release on July 10.
We Are The Radical Monarchs
World Premiere Documentary Feature, SXSW 2019
A co-presentation of Latino Public Broadcasting, the film documents a group of young girls of color — “the Radical Monarchs” — in Oakland, California, who earn badges for completing units on such subjects as being an LGBTQ ally, preserving the environment and disability justice.
Broadcasting on POV July 20.
World Premiere, Documentary Feature 2019
Competitive creative dog grooming is the most colorful competition in America and Well Groomed captures the hearts, minds, and imaginations of the artists involved. Follow four champion groomers and their gorgeous, vibrant dogs through a year in the life on the technicolor competition circuit, playfully exploring their creative process. From South Carolina to California, New York to Arkansas, these women are revolutionizing the age old question – what is art?
VOD and DVD July 21.
Days of the Whale
World Premiere, Narrative Feature 2019
Cristina and Simon are two young graffiti artists who paint the city that they live in. Their restless spirit leads them to defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint the mural of a whale over a threat written in a wall. The love that unites them, their friendship with other artists at La selva – an old house they use as a refuge – and familiar tensions, come together to tell a story where the powerful strength of youth faces fear, violence, and the difficulties of growing up.
In Virtual Theaters on July 24.
Yes God Yes
World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019
After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager in the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation.
In Virtual Cinemas on July 24 and VOD on iTunes/AppleTV July 28.
A Most Beautiful Thing
World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2020
A Most Beautiful Thing, narrated by Common, chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the country. Made up of young men in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago, they come together to row in the same boat. An amazing story.
Screening in AMC Theaters July 31.
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