The Austin Chronicle Guide to SXSW 2017

SXSW
SXSW 2017: film
PHOTOS: Life Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sun., March 19, 2017 PHOTOS

SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards
SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards
Grand Jury awards for Virtual Cinema also named

March 18, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Film Q&A: Divine Divas
SXSW Film Q&A: Divine Divas
Behind the scenes with the iconic drag queens of Brazil

March 17, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Work</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Work
Sensitive look at the prison system is a reminder of common humanity

March 16, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Walking Out</i>
SXSW Film Review: Walking Out
He ain’t heavy, he’s my father

March 16, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Lemon</i>
SXSW Film Review: Lemon
An excoriating critique of white privilege dotted with funny freaks

March 16, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW 2017 Film Awards
SXSW 2017 Film Awards

March 15, 2017 NEWS

Austin's Most Famous Atheist
Austin's Most Famous Atheist
The life and death of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, The Most Hated Woman in America

March 15, 2017 PREVIEWS

Bob Byington's <i>Infinity Baby</i>
Infinity Baby
Austin director has made a reputation for his low-key social comedies

March 15, 2017 PREVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Give Me Future</i>
SXSW Film Review: Give Me Future
Major Lazer invites the people of Cuba to party

March 14, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Panel: <i>Veep</i>: A Conversation with the Cast and Showrunner
Veep: A Conversation with the Cast and Showrunner
How does a show that outlived its initial concept keep getting laughs?

March 14, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>David Lynch – The Art Life</i>
SXSW Film Review: David Lynch – The Art Life
Doc excavates the creative mind of the eccentric artist

March 14, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Tragedy Girls</i>
SXSW Film Review: Tragedy Girls
Neo-Heathers cuts, but not so deep

March 14, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Most Beautiful Island</i>
SXSW Film Review: Most Beautiful Island
Poverty and immigration power this taut thriller

March 14, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Served Like a Girl</i>
SXSW Film Review: Served Like a Girl
Thank you for your service, now figure it out alone

March 14, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Ramblin' Freak</i>
SXSW Film Review: Ramblin' Freak
A grieving millennial goes on the road again

March 14, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Dara Ju</i>
SXSW Film Review: Dara Ju
White-collar crime collides with first-generation immigrants

March 13, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Panel: Gareth Edwards Keynote
SXSW Panel: Gareth Edwards Keynote
Star Wars, Monsters, and the drive to tell a story

March 13, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Panel: Arthouse Awakening: Indie Distribution Today
Arthouse Awakening: Indie Distribution Today
What's the future of cinema amid a landscape of streaming services?

March 13, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
Biographical doc tamely depicts a vigorous life

March 13, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Walk With Me</i>
SXSW Film Review: Walk With Me
Mindfulness guru takes center stage in profound nonfiction weeper

March 13, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Bill Nye: Science Guy</i>
SXSW Film Review: Bill Nye: Science Guy
TV science-maker is called into battle against willed ignorance

March 13, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Panel: A Conversation With Bob Odenkirk
SXSW Panel: A Conversation With Bob Odenkirk
Two legendary comic voices shoot the shit with warmth and sincerity

March 13, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Film Keynote: Lee Daniels
SXSW Film Keynote: Lee Daniels
#oscarsnotsowhiteafterall

March 13, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Porto</i>
SXSW Film Review: Porto
Anton Yelchin's heartbreaking final performance

March 13, 2017 REVIEWS

PHOTOS: Atomic Blonde Red Carpet
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Mon., March 13, 2017 PHOTOS

PHOTOS: The Son Red Carpet
Photos by John Anderson

Mon., March 13, 2017 PHOTOS

PHOTOS: The Disaster Artist Red Carpet
Photos by John Leach

Mon., March 13, 2017 PHOTOS

"It Began Without Warning" at SXSW
Body horror-tinged tale crawls into Midnight Shorts

March 13, 2017 PREVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>A Critically Endangered Species</i>
SXSW Film Review: A Critically Endangered Species
A renowned poet attempts to end her life

March 13, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Inheritance</i>
SXSW Film Review: Inheritance
A death, a funeral, and much family drama

March 13, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Pornocracy</i>
SXSW Film Review: Pornocracy
The economy (and the price) of free porn

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Signature Move</i>
SXSW Film Review: Signature Move
Love collides with Luchadora

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Panel: <i>Game of Thrones</i> Showrunners
SXSW Panel: Game of Thrones Showrunners
Sansa or Arya? The truth comes out at the panel for the popular HBO show.

March 12, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Becoming Bond</i>
SXSW Film Review: Becoming Bond
The secret life of the forgotten James Bond

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

PHOTOS: Baby Driver Red Carpet
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Sun., March 12, 2017 PHOTOS

PHOTOS: Infinity Baby Red Carpet
Photos by John Anderson

Sun., March 12, 2017 PHOTOS

PHOTOS: Small Town Crime Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sun., March 12, 2017 PHOTOS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Sylvio</i>
SXSW Film Review: Sylvio
Fame turns dark for a small-town gorilla with a sensitive side

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Hounds of Love</i>
SXSW Film Review: Hounds of Love
They come from a land down under and they want to kill you

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>A Bad Idea Gone Wrong</i>
SXSW Film Review: A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
The very model of a modern major indie comedy

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Archer</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Archer
Teen action flick's aim rings true

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press</i>
SXSW Film Review: Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
How Gawker got killed by Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Maineland</i>
SXSW Film Review: Maineland
From sea to shining sea: Chinese teens tackle American boarding school

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>This Is Your Death</i>
SXSW Film Review: This Is Your Death
Would you kill yourself on TV for money?

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Strange Ones</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Strange Ones
High-caliber thriller achieves the perfect balance of story and mood

March 12, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film</i>
SXSW Film Review: Through the Repellent Fence
Local documentarian captures ephemeral beauty along the border

March 11, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Win It All</i>
SXSW Film Review: Win It All
Joe Swanberg takes a shot at a feel-good movie about addiction

March 11, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Episodic: <i>American Gods</i>
SXSW Episodic: American Gods
It's old gods vs. new in Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman novel

March 11, 2017 REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Barbecue</i>
SXSW Film Review: Barbecue
Engaged, celebratory doc is far more than just food porn

March 11, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Fits and Starts</i>
SXSW Film Review: Fits and Starts
Wyatt Cenac is a born movie star (just don't tell him that)

March 11, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

PHOTOS: Song to Song Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sat., March 11, 2017 PHOTOS

PHOTOS: Alien Red Carpet
Photos by Gary Miller

Sat., March 11, 2017 PHOTOS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Person to Person</i>
SXSW Film Review: Person to Person
Ensemble slice-of-life comedy searches for the soul of New York City

March 11, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>The Transfiguration</i>
SXSW Film Review: The Transfiguration
Introspective vampire flick set in the projects thrills and troubles

March 11, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

SXSW Film Review: <i>Rat Film</i>
SXSW Film Review: Rat Film
Doc transforms unwelcome critters into metaphor of human inequality

March 11, 2017 PREVIEWS REVIEWS

The Wonderful World of Frank Oz
The Wonderful World of Frank Oz
It’s time to meet the folks behind Muppet Guys Talking

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Putting the Pedal to the Metal
Putting the Pedal to the Metal
Edgar Wright cranks up the jams for his new film Baby Driver

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Gagging the Free Press
Gagging the Free Press
Prescient doc uncovers the war on journalism

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

The Needle and the Damage Done
The Needle and the Damage Done
Meth Storm: Arkansas USA lays it down on both sides of the law

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

The Death of Dontre Hamilton
The Death of Dontre Hamilton
Family of Milwaukee man shot by police finds strength in organizing

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Occupy England
Occupy England
UK drama Us and Them takes on class warfare

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Croatian Crime Thriller <i>Goran</i> Is Cold-Blooded
Croatian Crime Thriller Goran Is Cold-Blooded
Nevio Marasovic’s wintry thriller is a master class in suspense

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Aaron Katz’s <i>Gemini</i> Is a Stylish L.A. Mystery
Aaron Katz’s Gemini Is a Stylish L.A. Mystery
SXSW alum returns with a new feature

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>MFA</i> and <i>Prevenge</i> Give the Revenge Genre a Feminist Spin
MFA and Prevenge Give the Revenge Genre a Feminist Spin
Vengeance is hers

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>Satan Said Dance</i> Shuffles the Life of a Young Woman
Satan Said Dance Shuffles the Life of a Young Woman
Katarzyna Roslaniec's portrait of a girl made from single moments from her life

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Fact and Fiction Merge in <i>Flesh and Blood</i>
Fact and Fiction Merge in Flesh and Blood
Mark Webber reflects on the man he's become

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>California Dreams</i>' Postcards From the Edge
California Dreams' Postcards From the Edge
Hybrid doc explores the fringes of Hollywood hopefuls

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>The Honor Farm</i> Gets Psychedelic
The Honor Farm Gets Psychedelic
Karen Skloss’ prom nightmare

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Beware <i>La Barracuda</i>
Beware La Barracuda
A murder ballad comes to life in this Austin thriller

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

SNL alum Noël Wells' <i>Mr. Roosevelt</i>
SNL alum Noël Wells' Mr. Roosevelt
Indie comedy digs deep into Austin social mores

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>Small Town Crime</i> Is a Nasty Bit of Noir
Small Town Crime Is a Nasty Bit of Noir
The Nelms brothers and John Hawkes team up for trouble

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

All Systems Are Go for NASA Doc <i>Mission Control</i>
All Systems Are Go for NASA Doc Mission Control
Showtime at the Apollo

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>The Relationtrip</i> Is Weird in All the Right Places
The Relationtrip Is Weird in All the Right Places
High-speed romance kicks love into overdrive

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

An Intimate Look at Guitar Virtuoso Bill Frisell
An Intimate Look at Guitar Virtuoso Bill Frisell
Film showcases an oeuvre of remarkable diversity

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>Pornocracy</i> Details the Fall of the Adult Film Industry
Pornocracy Details the Fall of the Adult Film Industry
Documentary investigates the corporate porn multinationals

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Meet the Greatest Playing Card Mechanic in <i>Dealt</i>
Meet the Greatest Playing Card Mechanic in Dealt
Austinite Luke Korem spotlights magician Richard Turner

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

<i>Barbecue</i>'s Global Love Letter to Meat
Barbecue's Global Love Letter to Meat
Matthew Salleh chronicles the world’s obsession with barbecue

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

Lena Olin Plans Her Demise in <i>A Critically Endangered Species</i>
Lena Olin Plans Her Demise in A Critically Endangered Species
"That’s a challenge as an actor – and for any woman, to not be pleasing."

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

A Rape Survivor Story, Minus the Sensationalism
A Rape Survivor Story, Minus the Sensationalism
Stephanie Beatriz comes home to Texas with potent drama The Light of the Moon

March 9, 2017 PREVIEWS

2017 SXSW Film Venue Guide
SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines

March 3, 2017 NEWS

Garth Brooks to Keynote SXSW
Garth Brooks to Keynote SXSW
DMC, Warren G, and T.I. also added as conference speakers

March 2, 2017 NEWS

SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More
SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More
Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal fight for their Life

Feb. 22, 2017 NEWS

City Looking for Faces of Austin
City Looking for Faces of Austin
Film competition could mean SXSW screening

Nov. 22, 2016 NEWS

SXSW Conference Announces New Panels
SXSW Conference Announces New Panels
Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri joins lineup

Nov. 15, 2016 NEWS