Screen It and They Will Come
Sports-related films at SXSW Film
By Mark Fagan, 3:27PM, Fri. Mar. 9, 2012
There are plenty of good picks for sports fans looking to catch some movies during South by Southwest Film 2012 – which starts today! Click through for deets.
Keep in mind this list is very informal and almost certainly incomplete. For more, see www.sxsw.com/film.
The Last Fall Former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cheery directs this drama focusing on the difficult times players face after they retire from the game at such an early age. World premiere.
Fri., March 9, 6pm, Alamo Lamar B
Sat., March 10, 1:30pm, Violet Crown 1
Tue., March 13, 6:30pm, Alamo Lamar C
Wed., March 14, 11:30am, Stateside Theatre
Do-Deca Pentathlon Austin's Duplass brothers (Jay and Mark) of Puffy Chair and Cyrus fame are back with this "story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion." World premiere.
Tue., March 13, 5pm, Alamo Slaughter
Sun., March 11, 6:30pm, Alamo Ritz 1
Mon., March 12, 3:45pm, Stateside Theatre
Fri., March 16, 9:45pm, Stateside Theatre
America's Parking Lot Look for my interview with local filmmaker Jonny Mars in the Saturday, March 17 Chronicle daily where we discuss his new film which covers the Dallas Cowboys move from Texas to Cowboys Stadium and the effect it has on the Gate 6 Tailgaters who are profiled in this documentary. World premiere.
Sun., March 11, 2pm, Canon Screening Room
Mon., March 12, 5pm, Alamo Slaughter
Wed., March 14, 4:45pm, Alamo Lamar C
Sat., March 17, 11am, Alamo Lamar B
The AnnouncementThis documentary covers Magic Johnson's November 7, 1991, announcement regarding his HIV-positive status, which at the time was thought to be a death sentence. Johnson is living proof that that is not the case. One screening only. World premiere.
Sat., March 10, 2pm, Vimeo
Brooklyn Castle A low-income inner-city school boasts one of the best high school chess teams in the country but "public school budget cuts now threaten to undermine [their] hard-won success."
Sun., March 11, 11am, Alamo Ritz 1
Mon., March 12, 1:30pm, Alamo Lamar B
Wed., March 14, 11am, Alamo Ritz 1
Fri., March 16, 11:15am, Stateside Theatre
Waiting for Lightning Danny Way from Vista, Calif., attempts to jump the Great Wall of China – on a skateboard. World premiere.
Sat., March 10, 11am, Paramount Theatre
Sun., March 11, 9:45pm, Alamo Village
Tue., March 13, 7:45pm, Canon Screening Room
Sat., March 17, 2:45pm, Stateside Theatre
The Raid: Redemption is a Narrative Feature action movie bloodfest featuring the special style of martial arts known as silat.
Sun., March 11, 9:30pm, Paramount Theatre