SXSW Alumni Film Releases – February 2019

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films and shows on release this month, such as Blood Fest, The Gospel of Eureka, and The Unicorn. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

Anchor and Hope   

Narrative Feature, North American Premiere, 2018

Carlos Marques-Marcet (10,000km) returns with another tender, incisive study of modern relationships, this time in the scenic environs of London's canals.

Now available for a special price on iTunes and Amazon

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.

Online February 14

The Breaker Upperers   

Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018

This ribald, anarchic comedy from From the producers of Hunt for the Wilderpeople takes a satirical hammer to dating mores, with hilarious results.

Now Streaming

The Gospel of Eureka   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2018

Eureka Springs, Arkansas sets the stage for a unique confluence of religion and sexual politics that paints a surprisingly optimistic portrait of the USA in an age of fear and chaos.

In Theaters February 8

Half the Picture

Documentary Feature, 2018

Urgent and timely, Half the Picture explores and extolls the role of women in filmmaking, from indie to Hollywood, featuring Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and many more.

Online February 14

A Little Wisdom

North American Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2018

This visually stunning, poetic film offers a truly fresh look at the monastic life, through the eyes of a five year old novice monk.

Now On Demand

A Tuba to Cuba

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2018

The leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes a sonic trip from New Orleans to Havana, exploring common roots and revealing a rich ode to the power of music as a unifying force.

In Theaters February 15

The Unicorn

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

The onset of relationship malaise inspires a young couple to revive their flagging romance by seeking out a threesome. What could go wrong?

In Theaters February 1


Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018

Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes and Melissa Leo star in this sharply funny, bittersweet story of intimacy, addiction, and music.

Now Streaming

Won’t You Be My Neighbor   

Documentary Feature, 2018

This definitive portrait of Mr. Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor and an enduring force for kindness and compassion, is the film the world needs right now.

On Demand February 9

Write When You Get Work   

Narrative Feature, World Premiere, 2018

Stacy Cochran’s idiosyncratic comedy brims with sharp dialogue and complex characters, and a healthy dose of oddball romance.

Now On Demand

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By Jim Kolmar