SXSW Alumni Releases – October 2019

Discover some of the SXSW Film Festival alumni films on release for October such as Little Monsters, Girl on the Third Floor, and The Art of Self-Defense. Check out the complete list below! Don't forget that SXSW is accepting submissions for 2020, find out more info here.

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.

Digital HD October 8 and Blu-Ray/DVD October 15

Ghosts of Sugar Land   

Documentary Short, 2019

Bassam Tariq’s gripping short documentary is a sensitive depiction of a young man’s radicalization and drift towards ISIS in a close knit Houston community.

Available October 16

Girl On the Third Floor   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Veteran producer Travis Stevens brings his directorial debut to visceral life in this disturbing horror film, with a muscular lead performance from Phil Brooks (former wrestler CM Punk).

Available October 25

Greener Grass   

Narrative Feature, 2019

If you enjoy perverse, anachronistic suburban satire with a penchant for exotic dental hardware and a twisted sense of humor, Greener Grass is the film for you!

Available October 18

Jim Allison: Breakthrough (World Premiered as Breakthrough)   

World Premiere, Documentary Feature, 2019

Nobel-winning Jim Allison's Texas-sized tenacity and spirit of intrepid discovery take him to the forefront of the battle to defeat cancer, taking on the medical establishment in the process.

Now Available

Little Monsters   

Narrative Feature, 2019

An extraordinary unexpected turn from Lupita Nyong’o makes this oddball zombie thriller a cut above, and an undead must-see.

Available on October 8

Pig Hag   

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2019

Abrasive and painfully insightful, Pig Hag fearlessly explores gender roles and expectations to darkly humorous, poignant effect.

Available October 15


Documentary Feature, 2018

Brett Hanover’s thrillingly undefinable hybrid film is a queer coming-of-age film amid an unlikely convergence of subcultures including furries, southern punks and liminal virtual spaces.

Now Available

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