SXSW Alumni Film Releases – December 2017

Discover some of the SXSW alumni films on release this month, such as The Ballad of Lefty Brown, The Disaster Artist, and Spaceship. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

A classically styled western with a contemporary edge, The Ballad of Lefty Brown centers around a typically nuanced, understated performance from Bill Pullman.
Now On Demand
In Theaters December 15

Bill Frisell: A Portrait
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Years in the making, this is a warm-hearted, revealing portrait of an under-appreciated but highly influential musician, Directed by Emma Franz (Intangible Asset No. 82)
Now In Theaters

The Disaster Artist
Narrative Feature, Work in Progress, 2017
Website | Trailer

The so-called Worst Film Ever Made gets a loving, hilarious homage in James Franco‘s film, featuring Franco himself in a pitch-perfect performance as underground auteur and cult hero Tommy Wiseau.
In Theaters December 1

Fits and Starts
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

This idiosyncratic charmer from Laura Terruso (My Name is Doris) stars Wyatt Cenac and Greta Lee as a literary couple caught up in the hilarious throes of creative dysfunction.
Now Available On Demand

Inflame
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Enigmatic, strange and gripping, Inflame won the SXSW LUNA® Gamechanger Award at SXSW 2017 and introduced an exciting filmmaking talent in Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik.
Now On Demand
Now On DVD

Maya Dardel (world premiered at SXSW as A Critically Endangered Species)
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Lena Olin’s ruthlessly effective performance in the title role anchors this gripping examination of art, mortality and eroticism.
Now In Theaters
On Demand November 14

Porto
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

In one of his final roles, Anton Yelchin stars with Lucie Lucas as fleeting lovers in this gorgeous film, steeped in melancholy and romance.
In Theaters November 17

The Price (world premiered at SXSW as Dara Ju)
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

This cautionary tale follows a young Nigerian-American financier as he attempts to navigate the difficult terrain where ambition, temptation and responsibility collide. A striking debut feature.
In Theaters November 10
On Demand November 28

Song of Granite
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Uncategorizable and mesmerizing, Song of Granite is truly unique, hybrid portrait of Irish folk music hero and icon Joe Heaney.
In Theaters November 15

Spaceship
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Alex Taylor‘s striking debut feature is a fresh, feverishly psychedelic take on the coming of age genre, and marks him out as a distinctive new film artist.
On Demand December 12

The Work
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

A powerful examination of rehabilitation and masculine fragility that’s as compassionate as it is confrontational and emotionally hardcore. A truly unmissable film. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the 2017 Documentary Feature Competition.
Now in Theaters
Now On Demand

Join Us For SXSW 2018

Grab your Film Badge today for primary access to all SXSW Film events including world premieres, roundtables, workshops, and parties. Register to attend by Friday, January 12 and save. Book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best available rates.

Stay tuned for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival lineup which will be announced in January.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SXSW News for the latest SXSW coverage, announcements, and updates.

See you in March!

SHARE THIS

0
Capital One logo
Austin Chronicle logo

Stay Tuned

Sign up to receive the latest announcements, tips, networking invitations and more.