SXSW Alumni Film Releases – April 2018

Discover some of the SXSW alumni films on release this month, such as Barry, Blockers, and Final Portrait. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

6 Balloons
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco star in the intense story of a determined sister trying to get her troubled brother off heroin for good, over the course of one fraught night.
Streaming April 6

Barry
Episodic, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Co-created by and starring Bill Hader, Barry is the darkly funny story of a disillusioned hitman, hungry for a new life.
Now Streaming

Blockers
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect) is a satisfyingly hilarious, bawdy comedy.
In Theaters April 6

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Episodic, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

The definitive documentary portrait of one of the most enduring icons of the 20th century, fully endorsed (and Executive Produced) by Priscilla Presley.
Broadcast Premier April 14, On Demand April 15

Final Portrait

Final Portrait
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush star in Stanley Tucci’s film, documenting the unusual friendship of James Lord and Alberto Giacometti in 1960s Paris.
Now in Theaters

First Match
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Olivia Newman’s debut feature is a searing coming-of-age portrait of a young girl in Brooklyn, struggling to make it as a wrestler against all odds.

Now Streaming

Fry Day

Fry Day
Narrative Short, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Against the backdrop of Ted Bundy’s execution, this powerful short plays out an unusual coming-of-age story, darkly comic and brimming with danger.
Now Online

2018 SXSW Film, Gemini

Gemini
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

Neon-drenched neo-noir thrills abound in the latest film from SXSW veteran Aaron Katz (Cold Weather).
In Theaters April 5

Ghost Stories
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Macabre, disturbing and perversely funny, Ghost Stories is a truly unique addition to the elevated horror canon.
In Theaters April 20

Isle of Dogs
Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Delightful, singular and memorable, as we’ve come to expect from Wes Anderson. Features the vocal talents of Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Murray, among many others.
Now in Theaters

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Episodic, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Bruno Dumont’s masterful, utterly unique take on the Joan of Arc mythology is the head-banging, electronica meta-musical we all need right now.
Now in Theaters (Ltd)

The Last O.G.

The Last O.G.
Episodic, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Tracy Morgan delivers his biggest role since 30 Rock in this hilarious, sly commentary on gentrification, second chances, and life as a fish-out-of-water.
Now Online

Lean on Pete
Narrative Feature, 2018
Website | Trailer

A typically sensitive, nuanced character study from from Andrew Haigh, featuring a breakout performance from bright new talent Charlie Plummer.
In Theaters April 6

Muppet Guys Talking
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

The definitive behind-the-scenes look at a beloved cultural institution, brought to you by Franz Oz himself.
Now Online

Pussy

Pussy
Animated Short, 2017
Website

A planned evening of self-love takes an unusual turn in this idiosyncratic animated short, now available online in full.
Now Online

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.
Now on Netflix

A Quiet Place
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Heart-stoppingly tense, with a killer premise, John Krasinski directs this innovative horror/thriller, as well as starring alongside Emily Blunt.
In Theaters April 6

Ready Player One
Narrative Feature, 2018
Website | Trailer

Steven Spielberg brings Ernie Cline’s beloved novel to the screen, in masterful, dazzling style.
Now in Theaters

The Rider
Narrative Feature, 2018
Website | Trailer

This elegiac study of fractured masculinity in the American heartland offers a fresh take on the western tradition, nostalgic, yet firmly anchored in the present.
In Theaters April 13

Stranger Fruit

Stranger Fruit
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2017
Website | Trailer

A potent, in-depth look at the death of Michael Brown, and the legacy that led to Black Lives Matter as an urgent cultural phenomenon and political movement
Now On Demand

Take Your Pills
Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

A shocking, personal exploration of the rise of prescription stimulants in the US.
Now on Netflix

Wildling
Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018
Website | Trailer

Genre stalwart Brad Dourif, and rising talent Bel Powley star in the bizarre, unsettling Wildling.
In Theaters April 13

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