By Jim Kolmar

07/8/2016

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SXSW Alumni Film Releases – July 2016

Discover some of the SXSW alumni films on release this month such as Carnage Park, Don’t Think Twice, and I Dream Too Much. Continue on for a complete list with trailers and more info.

I DREAM TOO MUCH
World Premiere, 2015
Website | Trailer

Touching, relatable, but refreshingly acidic at times, this modern riff on the coming-of-age from Katie Cokinos features wonderful performances from Eden Brolin, Diane ladd and Danielle Brooks.
Now in Theaters

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1985
World Premiere, 2016
Website

Possessing a rare poise and delicacy, Yen Tan’s emotional powerhouse is deeply felt story of human connection and achieves more resonance in 9 minutes than many films achieve in 90.
Now Available Online

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BORN TO BE BLUE
US Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

An essential portrait of legendary jazz musical Chet Baker, featuring a world-class performance from Ethan Hawke.
Blu-ray/DVD available July 26

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BREAKING A MONSTER
2016
Website | Trailer

The thrilling story of teenage metalheads UNLOCKING THE TRUTH and their attempt to navigate the increasingly convoluted world of stardom and the music industry in their quest to realize their rockstar dreams
Now in Theaters

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CARNAGE PARK
World Premier, 2016
Website | Trailer

Brutal, tightly focussed and offbeat, Mickey Keating delivers unrelenting neo-western, sun-bleached mayhem in Carnage Park.
Now in Theaters and On Demand

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CIGARETTE CANDY
2010
Website | Trailer

In under 14 minutes, Lauren Wolkstein’s devastating, elegant Cigarette Candy delivers an emotional powerhouse to rival any of the summer tentpoles.
Now Online

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DEMOLITION
US Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this unpredictable, nuanced portrait of an affluent man’s descent into existential chaos and – hopefully – redemption.
Now Available On Demand

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DON’T THINK TWICE
World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Mike Birbiglia’s sophomore feature charms with a warm, yet acerbic look at the tragicomic world of an improv comedy troupe.
In Theaters July 22

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GLEASON
2016
Website | Trailer

Sports heroes don’t get more heroic than New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason. This inspiring film takes an intimate look at his journey following his ALS diagnosis.
In Theaters July 29

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HARDCORE HENRY
US Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Brutal and thrilling, this unique action film places the viewer in the middle of the story, adopting an immersive, intense first-person POV to incredibly visceral effect.
Blu-ray/DVD available July 26

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THE INVITATION
World Premiere, 2015
Website | Trailer

The Invitation conjures a unique, terrifying atmosphere to tell a strange and unpredictable story that delivers all the disturbing thrills and scares you could ever want from a Midnighter.
Blu-ray/DVD available July 26

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MILES AHEAD
2016
Website | Trailer

Don Cheadle makes his directorial debut in this free-wheeling, free-form biopic of a truly legendary musician – Miles Davis, played by Cheadle himself.
Blu-ray/DVD available July 19

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SETH
World Premiere, 2015
Website | Trailer

A manic, hilarious riff on the coming-of-age film, Seth manages to be simultaneously profane, grotesque, and weirdly touching.
In Theaters June 24

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SING STREET
2016
Website | Trailer

John Carney’s spirited musical journey to 1980s Dublin is brimming with heart, soul, wonderful performances and some truly joyous music. Unmissable.
Blu-ray/DVD available July 26

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THUNDER ROAD
2016
Website | Trailer

A hilarious, poignant highlight of the SXSW 2016 shorts program, Thunder Road lifts the music of The Boss himself to exhilarating new heights.
Now Online

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TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU
World Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Veteran filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s account of Tony Robbins’ “Date With Destiny” seminar offers an epic, uplifting and uncommondly insightful look at deeply human shared experience.
Now in Theaters (Ltd)
On Netflix July 15

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UNDER THE SUN
North American Premiere, 2016
Website | Trailer

Unprecedented access, an official government sanction and a master filmmaker make this unlike any other film you’ve seen about life in the secretive and perplexing Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Now In Theaters

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YARN
North American Premiere, 2016
Website

Barbara Kingsolver lends a poetic narration to this exuberent celebration of impassioned creativity and how art, society and politics intertwine in the most unexpected ways.
Now In Theaters


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