SXSW Alumni Film Releases – August 2016

Discover some of the SXSW alumni films on release this month such as The Bandit, collective:unconscious, and Don’t Breathe. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

The-Bandit

THE BANDIT
World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

One of the all time great movie friendships gets a raucous, affectionate treatment in this poignant look at the relationship between Hal Needham and Burt Reynolds.
CMT Broadcast August 6

BecomingBlair

BECOMING BLAIR
2016
Website

Eloquent and emotionally potent, this portrait of a young transgender Texan and his family is both timely and timeless, offering an ever-necessary call for tolerance and understanding.
Now Online

collective-unconscious

COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS
World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

As innovative as independent film gets, collective:unconscious is a thrilling, inventive exercise in dream interpretation from a group of rising filmmaking talents.
Free Online, August 9

Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy and Daniel Zovatto star in Screen Gems' horror-thriller DON'T BREATHE.

DON’T BREATHE
World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Hardcore scares and a chillingly dark underbelly, Don’t Breathe is an incredibly satisfying, updated riff on the classic home-invasion thriller. From the creators of Evil Dead.
In Theaters August 26

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DON’T THINK TWICE
World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Mike Birbiglia’s sophomore feature charms with a warm, yet acerbic look at the tragicomic world of an improv comedy troupe.
Now in Theaters

gleason

GLEASON
2016
Website | Trailer

Sports heroes don’t get more heroic than New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason. This inspiring film takes an intimate look at his journey following his ALS diagnosis.
Now in Theaters

hardlabor

HARD LABOR
US Premiere, 2012
Website | Trailer

This disturbing, uncategorizable Brazilian film is rich with allusion, metaphor and downright creepy weirdness. Hard to shake, and a truly inventive debut feature.
DVD available August 23

friendadam

HER FRIEND ADAM
2016
Website | Trailer

A painfully funny glimpse into the fiery pit of hell that is relationship jealousy, from rising talent Ben Petrie.
Now online

keanu

KEANU
Work-In-Progress, 2012
Website | Trailer

Key and Peele make their big-screen debut in this uproarious tale of gangs, friendship and an adorable kitty-cat – the eponymous Keanu.
Blu-ray/DVD available August 2

kellycal

KELLY & CAL
Narrative Spotlight, 2014
Website | Trailer

A suburban mom and punk survivor sees her stable life turned upside down when a charming, alluring teen enters her life. Featuring stellar performances from Juliette Lewis and Jonny Weston, this unassuming premise evolves into something truly special.
Now on Netflix

krisha

KRISHA
World Premiere, 2015
Website | Trailer

Krisha is a devastating family drama with a prodigious sense of aesthetic and a truly gifted, fluid way with improvisational acting and strategies that promises an emotional sucker punch around each corner.
On Demand August 16

misssharonjones

MISS SHARON JONES
2016
Website | Trailer

As resilient, forceful and unforgettable as her vocal talents, Sharon Jones is a formidable presence in this intimate documentary portrait from Barbara Kopple.
Now in Theaters

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MORRIS FROM AMERICA
2016
Website | Trailer

Craig Robinson delivers a nuanced performance in this cross-cultural take on the coming-of-age film, grounded in a remarkable breakout performance by Markees Christmas in the title role.
In Theaters August 19

nymphets

THE NYMPHETS
World Premiere, 2015
Website | Trailer

Sexy, provocative, dangerous, but never predictable, The Nymphets heralds an exciting new filmmaking voice, and it’s finally available for home viewing.
DVD available August 23

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RICHARD LINKLATER: DREAM IS DESTINY
2016
Website | Trailer

Warm, incisive and personal, this revelatory documentary from Louis Black and Karen Bernstein is a lovely sojourn into the story and methodology of one of our great modern auteurs.
In Theaters and On Demand August 5

sausageparty

SAUSAGE PARTY
Work in Progress, 2016
Website | Trailer

Profane, hilarious, weird comedy from the twisted minds that brought you Superbad, Pineapple Express and This Is the End. Did we mention it’s animated?
In Theaters August 12

TheTrust

THE TRUST
World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood play hilariously corrupt cops in this gonzo heist caper that manages to be both thrilling and brutally funny.
Blu-ray/DVD Now Available

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VOCABULARY 1
World Premiere, 2016
Website

Becky James’ latest animation is a delightful, child-like piece of whimsy and fun…until it’s not. Oh, so very much…not.
Now Online

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