SXSW Alumni Film Releases – December 2018 and January 2019

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films and shows on release this month, such as The Bill Murray Stories, Brewmaster, and Damsel. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

Agua Viva   

Animated Short, 2018

Expressively animated and touchingly rendered, this poetic film from Miami’s Borscht stable won the Animated Shorts Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2018 and is finally available online.

Now Streaming

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

The title speaks for itself – the ultimate primer for the mythology of a true American icon.

On Demand January 13

Blood Fest

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

Owen Egerton’s debut feature is a knowingly lurid, Grand Guignol trip through a night in slasher hell. It earns its horror stripes in a gleefully gruesome style.

On Demand December 29

Brewmaster   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2018

Pour yourself a tall glass and discover the art, creativuty and passion that lies behind the ascendent craft beer movement

Now On Demand

Damsel   

Narrative Feature, 2018

The Zellner Brothers return with their brilliantly eccentric, singular spin on the western, starring Robert Pattinson.

Now Online

Eighth Grade   

Narrative Feature, 2018

Painfully real, Bo Burnham‘s debut feature is an excruciatingly raw look at the middle school experience as a vision of paranoia, self-doubt, and a handful of good times.

Now On Demand

Getting Over   

Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2018

Jason Charnick’s deeply personal, beautifully assembled film is a journey into family, unearthing secrets, revelations, and raising questions of past, present, and future.

Now On Demand
Now On DVD/Blu-ray

Hearts Beat Loud   

Narrative Feature, 2018

Fresh, unpretentious, and unabashedly heart-warming, Brett Haley’s latest features Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons as an effortlessly compelling father/daughter songwriting duo.

Now Streaming

Isle of Dogs   

Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2018

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 On Demand

Jinn   

Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018

A striking debut, and winner of the Narrative Feature Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at SXSW 2018, Jinn introduces an exciting new filmmaker in Nijla Mu’min.

Now on Demand

Martyr   

Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2018

This sensual, visually extraordinary feature from Lebanon offers a deeply felt meditation on grief and loss, realized with great poetry and sensitivity.

Now In Theaters

Meow Wolf: Origin Story   

Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2018

An inside portrait of the mysterious, wildly inventive art collective Meow Wolf, from its humble inception to its current role as cultural phenomenon.

Now In Theaters

People’s Republic of Desire   

Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2018

Described as “a real-life Black Mirror story about two popular Chinese live streamers,” Hao Wu’s film is at once a cautionary tale and a fascinating insight into the explosion of digital culture in recent years.

Now On Demand

Ready Player One   

Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018

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

Now Streaming

Sorry to Bother You   

Narrative Feature, 2018

Boots Riley more than earns the hype with his gonzo satire and an astonishing cast including Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer and Terry Crews.

Now Streaming

Transmilitary   

Documentary Feature, World Premiere, 2018

This SXSW 2018 Audience Award winner tells the essential, untold story of the many transgender members of the US military.

Now On Demand

Wren Boys

Narrative Short, 2018

This award-winning short thoughfully explores the dynamic between a priest and his nephew as he drives him to prison.

Now On Demand

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