SXSW Film Alumni Releases – October 2020

September 21, 2020 Hailey Hess

We are heading into fall with some new releases to cozy up with.

SXSW Film Festival alumni films on release this October include Alex Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s Save Yourselves!, a comedy following a disconnected couple who miss the news that the planet is under attack; Paul Shoulberg’s Ms. White Light; Cooper Raiff’s Shithouse, the winner of the 2020 SXSW Film Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature Competition; and more.

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Save Yourselves!

Narrative Feature, 2020

A young Brooklyn couple head upstate to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with themselves. Cut off from their devices, they miss the news that the planet is under attack.

In theaters October 2.

The Pushback

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2020

The Pushback is a documentary about progressive Texans standing up and fighting for social justice across their state.

Virtual Release October 5.

Ms. White Light

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Ms. White Light is the story of Lex Cordova, a young woman who counsels terminally ill clients that have trouble letting go. While proving uniquely talented in her ability to connect with the dying, Lex is at a total loss when it comes to dealing with everyone else. Armed with only the misguided guidance of Gary, her father and business partner, unsolicited loyalty from Nora, a former client obsessed with samurai culture, and an awkward romance with Spencer, a seductive, but morally ambiguous psychic, Lex struggles to help Valerie, her most challenging client yet.

Digital release October 6.


World Premiere, Narrative Feature 2020

A homesick college freshman goes to a party at Shithouse and ends up spending the night with his sophomore RA who’s had a shitty day and wants someone to hang out with.

In theaters and on demand October 16.

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