Every year SXSW brings the best of independent film to Austin. Running from March 10-19, SXSW Film Festival and Conference premieres some of the biggest movies of the season along with great new works from the brightest talents in the world of film. On top of that, SXSW is also one of the best festivals to see work from our local Austin film scene.
From Eagle Pennell, the regional maverick who inspired Sundance and showed you could make small, personal films in central Texas, to Richard Linklater who carried that torch, turning Austin into a mecca for indie film and rising talents like Clay Liford, whose newest feature "Slash" will debut at the festival - it’s all at SXSW. Linklater will be screening "Everybody Wants Some," the spiritual sequel to "Dazed and Confused." There will be a retrospective print of Pennell’s hard-to-find classic "Last Night at the Alamo."
SXSW will have it all, including documentaries on Austin icons like the UT Tower, the Broken Spoke Dancehall and Austin City Limits. On top of that - fresh off their run at Sundance - both "Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny" and "The Send-Off" will have their Austin premieres.
Below is the full list of the Austin related films screening at SXSW (each linked to their SXSW page which includes synopses, screening times and filmmaker bios).
"A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Doc" (Keith Maitland)
"Everybody Wants Some" (Richard Linklater)
"The Greasy Strangler" (distributed by Austin’s very own Alamo Drafthouse)
"Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke" (Sam Wainwright Douglas & Brenda Greene Mitchell)
"Last Night at the Alamo" (Eagle Pennell)
"The Liberators" (Cassie Hay)
"Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny" (Louis Black)
"Slash" (Clay Liford)
"The Seer" (Laura Dunn)
"Starving the Beast" (Steve Mims)
"TOWER" (Keith Maitland)
"Transpecos" (Greg Kwedar)
"1985" (Yen Tan)
"Becoming Blair" (Brianna Barsalou)
"Joan on the Phone" (Kayla Abuda Galang)
"The Send-Off" (Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan)
"The Superlative Light" (Ben Steinbauer)
"Thunder P." (Steve Collins)
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