SXSW Alumni Film Releases – June and July 2019

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films and shows on release for June and July such as NOS4A2, Stuber, and The Art of Self-Defense. Check out the complete list below!

The Art of Self-Defense   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

This acerbic comedy set in the world of karate is ripe with odd flourishes and mesmerizingly strange performances from Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola and Imogen Poots.

In theaters July 12


The Beach Bum   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Harmony Korine assembles an insane cast including Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Martin Lawrence and, yes, Jimmy Buffett, for this instant stoner classic.

Now Available

Being Frank (World Premiered as You Can Choose Your Family)

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

Jim Gaffigan leads an extraordinary cast including Samantha Mathis and Anna Gunn in this sharp, timely comedy.

In theaters June 14


World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

In this visually inventive sequel to The Woman, a feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.

Available July 12

Fast Color   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2018

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in Julia Hart's nuanced sci-fi portrait of a woman forced to flee when she discovers she possesses superhuman powers.

Available on DVD and Blu-Ray

For Sama   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

For Sama tells the epic story of a young woman’s journey through love, war and motherhood across five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria.

In theaters July 26

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.

Now Available

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

A shocking cautionary tale that unfolds like a dark fable of life in the interconnected, tech-savvy 21st century.

Available July 9

Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

Unlikely First Amendment advocate and activist Kathy Griffin delivers an extraordinary standup set, channeling her fiery brand of comedy into something truly resonant and politically essential.

Available July 31


Documentary Feature, 2019

This gripping documentary thriller follows Tracy Edwards’ all-female crew as they take on the grueling 1989 Whitbread Round The World yachting competition.

Available on June 28

The Mountain   

Narrative Feature, 2019

Rick Alverson's latest film is a visual and sonic marvel and stars Tye Sheridan as the introverted foil to Jeff Goldblum's charismatic lobotomist.

Available on July 26


World Premiere, Episodic, 2019

Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto star in this decidedly skewed take on the cult vampire novel from Joe Hill.

Available on June 2


Work-In-Progress, Narrative Feature, 2019

The unlikely pairing of Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista make this oddball comedy an irresistible, hilarious, and surprisingly brutal treat.

In theaters on July 12

Sword of Trust

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Marc Maron is extraordinary in this bizarre shaggy dog tale of pawnshops, conspiracy, and Civil War memorabilia, directed by Lynn Shelton.

Available on July 12

This One's For the Ladies

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2018

Gene Graham's glorious, downright sexy film looks at a weekly potluck scene for the hundreds of women in New Jersey who gather to watch exotic male dancers work their magic.

Available on June 7


World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

The latest from Jordan Peele starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss. Enough said….

Available on June 4

Wild Rose   

U.S. Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Rising talent Jessie Buckley delivers a thrilling performance as Rose-Lynn, an aspiring Nashville star with dreams that go far beyond the drudgery of her life in Glasgow.

Now Available

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By Jim Kolmar