SXSW Interest List 2017

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1. Song to Song (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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54 Metascore

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman

Votes: 10,112 | Gross: $0.44M

2. A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017)

85 min | Comedy

5.8
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Two would-be thieves forge a surprising relationship with an unexpected house-sitter when they accidentally trap themselves in a house they just broke into.

Director: Jason Headley | Stars: Matt Jones, Eleanore Pienta, Will Rogers, Jonny Mars

Votes: 345

3. Bad Lucky Goat (2017)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years, embark on a journey of reconciliation.

Director: Samir Oliveros | Stars: Jean Bush, Kiara Howard, Ambrosio Huffington, Honlenny Huffington

Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.00M

4. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Western

7.1
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A coming-of-age Western for a 65 year old man.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Joseph Lee Anderson, Michael Spears

Votes: 167

5. Barracuda (2017)

100 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

5.6
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78 Metascore

A strange woman comes to Texas to meet her half-sister and stake a claim to the family music legacy-one way or another.

Directors: Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin | Stars: Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams, Luis Bordonada

Votes: 248

6. Paris Can Wait (2016)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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48 Metascore

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

Director: Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin, Elise Tielrooy

Votes: 3,737 | Gross: $5.62M

7. Maya Dardel (2017)

104 min | Drama

4.9
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53 Metascore

A famous writer announces that she intends to end her life and male writers may compete to become executor of her estate. Men drive up the mountain and are challenged intellectually and erotically, until one discovers Maya's end game.

Directors: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak | Stars: Lena Olin, Rosanna Arquette, Nathan Keyes, Alexander Koch

Votes: 179

8. Daphne (2017)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.

Director: Peter Mackie Burns | Stars: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White

Votes: 527

9. The Price (I) (2017)

91 min | Drama

5.7
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61 Metascore

A young Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal path.

Director: Anthony Onah | Stars: Lucy Griffiths, Aml Ameen, Michael Hyatt, Bill Sage

Votes: 88

10. Easy Living (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Sherry, a self-destructive makeup saleswoman, hopes a new man and business venture will provide her a fresh start. After her plans are foiled, she takes control of her life in a dramatic turn of events.

Director: Adam Keleman | Stars: Elizabeth Marvel, Caroline Dhavernas, Daniel Eric Gold, Charlie Hofheimer

Votes: 145

11. Fits and Starts (2017)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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A struggling writer can't seem to escape his wife's literary success. When a road trip to a publisher's salon takes an unexpected turn, he has to face his own creative shortcomings and find a way to regain control of his life and work.

Director: Laura Terruso | Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky

Votes: 42

12. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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85 Metascore

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee

Votes: 275

13. Going to Brazil (2016)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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Four childhood friends reunite for a wedding in Rio, only to find themselves on the run through the Brazilian countryside after accidentally killing someone at a drug-fueled party.

Director: Patrick Mille | Stars: Vanessa Guide, Alison Wheeler, Margot Bancilhon, Philippine Stindel

Votes: 213

14. The Honor Farm (2017)

74 min | Thriller

4.0
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On prom night, a group of kids wander deep into the woods and come back changed forever.

Director: Karen Skloss | Stars: Olivia Grace Applegate, Louis Hunter, Dora Madison, Liam Aiken

Votes: 140

15. Hot Summer Nights (2017)

120 min | Drama

8.2
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A boy comes of age during a summer he spends in Cape Cod.

Director: Elijah Bynum | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, William Fichtner, Thomas Jane

Votes: 76

16. Hounds of Love (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
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73 Metascore

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Director: Ben Young | Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter

Votes: 4,958

17. Infinity Baby (2017)

80 min | Comedy

6.7
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A comedy about babies that don't age.

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Martin Starr, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 127

18. Inheritance (III) (2017)

75 min | Drama

5.4
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A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.

Directors: Laura E. Davis, Jessica Kaye | Stars: Mark Webber, Jessica Kaye, Louis C. Oberlander, Daniel Ahearn

Votes: 68

19. Lane 1974 (2017)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Based on a true story, Lane is a 13-year-old girl coming of age on a Northern California commune in the 1970s. While Lane enjoys the freedom of living off-the-grid with her mother and ... See full summary »

Director: S.J. Chiro | Stars: Katherine Moennig, Sara Coates, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophia Mitri Schloss

Votes: 75

20. Like Me (II) (2017)

80 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A twisted coming-of-age story about a young woman who sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media.

Director: Robert Mockler | Stars: Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden, Jeremy Gardner

Votes: 61

21. The Light of the Moon (2017)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.

Director: Jessica M. Thompson | Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, Catherine Curtin, Conrad Ricamora

Votes: 134

22. Lucky (2017)

88 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 1,438 | Gross: $0.95M

23. M.F.A. (2017)

95 min | Thriller

5.7
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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack

Votes: 1,168

24. Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.8
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71 Metascore

After a loved one falls ill, struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town of Austin, Texas and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

Director: Noël Wells | Stars: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda

Votes: 126

25. Most Beautiful Island (2017)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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73 Metascore

Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.

Director: Ana Asensio | Stars: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci

Votes: 802

26. The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)

TV-MA | 91 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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41 Metascore

The life of Madelyn Murray O'Hair, the outspoken activist and founder of American Atheists.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Melissa Leo, Brandon Mychal Smith, Juno Temple, Michael Chernus

Votes: 2,154

27. Porto (2016)

76 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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48 Metascore

Jake and Mati are two outsiders in Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.

Director: Gabe Klinger | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas, Paulo Calatré, Françoise Lebrun

Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Person to Person (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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53 Metascore

Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

Director: Dustin Guy Defa | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Bene Coopersmith

Votes: 668 | Gross: $0.05M

29. The Relationtrip (2017)

90 min | Comedy

8.9
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At an age when everyone around them is settling down and finding love, Beck and Liam are self-proclaimed loners. After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they decide to... See full summary »

Directors: C.A. Gabriel, Renée Felice Smith | Stars: Renée Felice Smith, Matt Bush, Nelson Franklin, Floyd Foster Jr.

Votes: 49

30. Small Crimes (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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60 Metascore

A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.

Director: E.L. Katz | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Robert Forster, Jacki Weaver, Molly Parker

Votes: 3,834

31. Small Town Crime (2017)

R | 91 min | Thriller

7.1
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An alcoholic ex-cop (Hawkes) finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer but unwittingly puts his family in danger and ... See full summary »

Directors: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms | Stars: John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 140

32. The Strange Ones (2017)

R | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Directors: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones

Votes: 127

33. Sylvio (2017)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A small town gorilla joins a local TV program where a series of on-air mishaps send him on a journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Kentucker Audley, Albert Birney | Stars: Sylvio Bernardi, Kentucker Audley, Steve Bauer, Tanner Beard

Votes: 45

34. Us and Them (2017)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Angry and frustrated, working class Danny aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance.

Director: Joe Martin | Stars: Jack Roth, Sophie Colquhoun, Tim Bentinck, Carolyn Backhouse

Votes: 42

35. The Transfiguration (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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65 Metascore

When troubled teen Milo, who has a fascination with vampire lore, meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to blur Milo's fantasy into reality.

Director: Michael O'Shea | Stars: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Jelly Bean, Phyillicia Bishop

Votes: 1,780 | Gross: $0.02M

36. This Is Your Death (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

5.9
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35 Metascore

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito, Famke Janssen, Caitlin FitzGerald

Votes: 2,187

37. Tragedy Girls (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror

6.7
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58 Metascore

A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Director: Tyler MacIntyre | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Brianna Hildebrand, Kevin Durand, Jack Quaid

Votes: 695 | Gross: $0.06M

38. Win It All (2017)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy

6.3
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78 Metascore

Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt.... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Jake Johnson, Rony Shemon, Morgan Ng, Edward Kaihatsu

Votes: 4,648

39. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 9,757 | Gross: $7.96M