SXSW Alumni Films - Watch Now! Friday, August 2

Written by Linda Park | August 2, 2013

COMPUTER CHESS

Festival Favorites, 2013
Man (and lady) vs Computer. It's a story for the ages. This little film is garnering more attention as humanity and genius collide.
In Theatres Today


THEATRICAL

SXSW Film Kid Thing

KID THING

Festival Favorites, 2012
10 year old Annie the goat herder will err, delight... and confound... as her odd little life story takes twists and turns both mundane and potentially life changing.
In Theatres August 7. Trailer

SXSW Film The Spectacular Now

THE SPECTACULAR NOW

Festival Favorites, 2013
Young love has heart. Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller turn in beautiful portraits of wizened teens in this nuanced coming of age tale.
In Theatres Today. Trailer

DVD/BLU-RAY

SXSW Film Mud

MUD

Festival Favorites, 2013
There's darkness and discovery for two young boys as they happen upon a fugitive called Mud. Matthew McConaughey turns in his most powerful shirtless performance yet.
Available August 6. Trailer

VOD

SXSW Film Aint In It For My Health

AIN'T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH

Spotlight Premieres, 2010
Levon wears his war wound like a crown. Director Jacob Hatley's documentary about the late great Levon Helm finds Mr. Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years and shows us the man outside the band.
Available August 6. Trailer

SXSW Film Mud

MUD

Festival Favorites, 2013
McConaughey's Mud finds its way to VOD next week, as well.
Available August 6. Trailer

SXSW Film Upside Down

UPSIDE DOWN: THE CREATION RECORDS STORY

24 Beats per Second, 2011
"We rewrote pop history with lightning." A story near and dear to my heart, Upside Down tells the tale of Alan McGee and Creation Records. Though Oasis was probably Creation's biggest commercial success, one could argue that My Bloody Valentine's Loveless was its landmark. A must see for all shoegazers... or shoegeezers, as it were.
Available Now. Trailer

Photo credits:
Kid Thing photo courtesy of Factory 25
The Spectacular Now photo courtesy of A24
Mud photo by James Bridges
Ain't In It For My Health photo by Ahron R. Foster
Upside Down photo courtesy of Gravitas Ventures