SXSW Alumni Film Releases – May 2019

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films and shows on release this month such as Long Shot, Good Omens, and Running With Beto. Check out the complete list below!


World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a smart, savvy, and irresistible ode to female friendship, starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

In theaters May 24

Good Omens   

Special Event, Episodic, 2019

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s cult vision is finally realized onscreen with a killer cast including David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

Available May 31

Knock Down the House   

Documentary Feature, 2019

Four insurgent women candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, anchor this glimpse behind the labyrinthine mechanisms of US politics.

Available on May 1


Narrative Short, 2019

A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple.

Now Available

Long Shot   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

SXSW repeat offenders Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen star in this hilarious, subversive romcom.

In theaters on May 3

Never Goin' Back

Narrative Feature, 2018

Punk spirit and millennial hedonism collide in this spikey debut feature from Augustine Frizzell. A blast from start to finish, and keenly reflective of Weird American Life 2018.

Now Available


World Premiere, Narrative Feature,2018

A young man with a violent past enters a mysterious clinic where the patients wildly transform their bodies and minds using genetic engineering.

Available May 17

The River and the Wall   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

A stunning portrait of life on the US/Mexico border, visually masterful and rich with detail.

Available on May 3

Running With Beto   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

Political upstart and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke features in this nuanced documentary revealing the human side of the political process.

Available on May 28


World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

In the world of motorsports, the Indianapolis 500 has long been considered the only race. In May 1977, Janet Guthrie — the first woman to attempt Indy — earned herself a spot in the prestigious field of 33.

Available on May 28

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By Jim Kolmar