SXSW Interest List 2017

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1.
Song to Song (2017)
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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. (129 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017)
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Two would-be thieves forge a surprising relationship with with an unexpected housesitter when they accidentally trap themselves in a house they just broke into. (85 mins.)
Director: Jason Headley
 
3.
Bad Lucky Goat (2017)
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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. (76 mins.)
Director: Samir Oliveros
 
4.
The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
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A coming-of-age Western for a 65 year old man. (111 mins.)
Director: Jared Moshe
 
5.
Barracuda (2017)
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A strange woman comes to Texas to meet her half-sister and stake a claim to the family music legacy-one way or another. (100 mins.)
 
6.
Paris Can Wait (2016)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Eleanor Coppola
 
7.
Maya Dardel (2017)
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A famous writer claims on NPR 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. (104 mins.)
 
8.
Daphne (2017)
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'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change. (88 mins.)
 
9.
The Price (2017)
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A young Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal path. (91 mins.)
Director: Anthony Onah
 
10.
Easy Living (2017)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Adam Keleman
 
11.
Fits and Starts (2017)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Laura Terruso
 
12.
Gemini (2017)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Aaron Katz
 
13.
Going to Brazil (2016)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Patrick Mille
 
14.
The Honor Farm (2017)
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On prom night, a group of kids wander deep into the woods and come back changed forever. (74 mins.)
Director: Karen Skloss
 
15.
Hot Summer Nights (2017)
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A boy comes of age during a summer he spends in Cape Cod. (120 mins.)
Director: Elijah Bynum
 
16.
Hounds of Love (2016)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Ben Young
 
17.
Infinity Baby (2017)
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A comedy about babies that don't age. (80 mins.)
Director: Bob Byington
 
18.
Inheritance (2017)
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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. (75 mins.)
 
19.
Lane 1974 (2017)
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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... (79 mins.)
Director: S.J. Chiro
 
20.
Like Me (2017)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Mockler
 
21.
The Light of the Moon (2017)
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After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life. (90 mins.)
 
22.
Lucky (2017)
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The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist. (88 mins.)
 
23.
M.F.A. (2017)
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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist... (95 mins.)
Director: Natalia Leite
 
24.
Mr. Roosevelt (2017)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Noël Wells
 
25.
Most Beautiful Island (2017)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Ana Asensio
 
26.
The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
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The life of Madelyn Murray O'Hair, the outspoken activist and founder of American Atheists. (91 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
 
27.
Porto (2016)
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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. (76 mins.)
Director: Gabe Klinger
 
28.
Person to Person (2017)
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Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day. (84 mins.)
Director: Dustin Guy Defa
 
29.
The Relationtrip (2017)
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At an age when everyone around them is settling down and finding love, Beck and Liam are self-proclaimed loners... (90 mins.)
 
30.
Small Crimes (2017)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Evan Katz
 
31.
Small Town Crime (2017)
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An alcoholic ex-cop (Hawkes) finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption... (91 mins.)
 
32.
The Strange Ones (2017)
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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. (81 mins.)
 
33.
Sylvio (2017)
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A small town gorilla joins a local TV program where a series of on-air mishaps send him on a journey of self-discovery. (80 mins.)
 
34.
Us and Them (2017)
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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. (83 mins.)
Director: Joe Martin
 
35.
The Transfiguration (2016)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael O'Shea
 
36.
This Is Your Death (2017)
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An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment. (104 mins.)
 
37.
Tragedy Girls (2017)
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Tragedy Girls, 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. (98 mins.)
Director: Tyler MacIntyre
 
38.
Win It All (2017)
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Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag... (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
 
39.
The Disaster Artist (2017)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room. (103 mins.)
Director: James Franco