SXSW Film Alumni Releases – September 2020

September 2, 2020 Jordan Roberts

The start of a new month means more great films to add to your watch list!

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films on release this September including RZA’s New Orleans’ set heist drama Cut Throat City; the inspirational true story of a chess team’s journey to the National Championship in John Leguizamo’s Critical Thinking; celebrate the life of the Godfather of heavy metal Ozzy Osbourne in A&E’s biography The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne; follow a Mexican trans woman’s struggles as an undocumented immigrant in New York City in Flavio Alves’ The Garden Left Behind; embark into the Scottish Highlands with a group of teenage friends in Ninian Doff’s anarchic satire Get Duked!; and more.

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Console Wars

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2020

In 1990, Sega assembled a team of misfits to take on the greatest video game company in the world, Nintendo. Console Wars goes behind the scenes to meet the men and women who fought for both sides in this epic battle that defined a generation.

Available CBS All Access September 23.

The Racer

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

As the 1998 Tour de France kicks off its first three stages in Ireland, one rider faces what could be the last stage of his own career during what became known as the notorious “Tour de Dopage”

Available in theaters and on Demand September 18th.

Building The American Dream

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. Bulding The American Dream captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream, from which they are excluded.

Airing on PBS September 15.


World Premiere, Narrative Feature, SXSW 2019

Tito from Factory 25 on Vimeo.

A desperate man befriends an intruder to help fight against the predators hunting him.

Now Available on Amazon Prime.

Cut Throat City

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

Cut Throat City is a powerful and hard-hitting heist drama by RZA, set in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward following Hurricane Katrina with a cast featuring Shameik Moore, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Rob Morgan, Keean Johnson, Denzel Whitaker, Sam Daly, Isaiah Washington, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez, and Ethan Hawke.

In theaters now.

Get Duked!

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, SXSW 2019

Set deep in the Scottish Highlands, Get Duked! (formerly titled Boyz in the Wood) is an anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers, and hallucinogenic rabbit shites.

Streaming on Amazon now.

Feels Good Man

Documentary Feature, 2020

When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness.

In theaters and virtual September 4.

The Garden Left Behind

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

Now playing in virtual cinemas; available on VOD on September 8.

Critical Thinking

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

Based on a true story from 1998, five Latin and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

VOD and digital September 4.

The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne

World Premiere Documentary Feature, 2020

A&E’s Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne celebrates the life of rock icon and Godfather of heavy metal Ozzy Osbourne and features interviews with Sharon Osbourne, Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, and Post Malone.

Airing on A&E September 7.


North American Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

Prahastha, a lonely devil astronaut, has been working in a spaceship for many years. His spaceship comes close to Earth every morning and Cargos start arriving at the arrival station. These Cargos are people who have just died on Earth.

Streaming on Netflix September 9.

Teenage Badass

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2020

Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band when they score a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band’s egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.

Virtual Release September 18.

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