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Friday, March 13
 

3:15pm

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson
The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson confronts our worst nightmares of impending death and turns them upside down. It tells the extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson who, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live, accepted his fate with uplifting positivity and embarked on a farewell tour, capturing the imagination of the world as he went. But like every good story Wilko's has a damn fine twist in its tail. Two years later and confounding the odds, Wilko wakes up in a hospital bed, unexpectedly sentenced to live, having now to integrate those enlightened lessons learnt under sentence of death into the unexpected and ongoing future of his life.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Friday March 13, 2015 3:15pm - 4:46pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

3:45pm

808
808 is an inspirational story of the Roland TR808 drum machine and how its ground-shaking beats changed the musical world.
Its sound transcends countries and musical genres, in turn inspiring countless artists and producers, giving them an iconic sound from which to build upon.
Even if you don't know the 808 by name, you know its sound. It's everywhere, even now. 808 reveals the stories of the world famous artists, producers and most importantly the hit music to which the 808 was key, offering a cross section of personal experiences about the development of musical genres from around the world.
And 808 reveals why, after only three years of production, the 808 befell an untimely demise.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 106min
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Friday March 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:31pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:30pm

A Special Vimeo Presentation: Ned Rifle
At once a saga concerning the Grim family of Woodside Queens and how their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the self-proclaimed genius, Henry Fool, the trilogy is also an illustration of America's grappling with ideas, art, politics, and religion over the course of twenty years. In this swiftly paced and expansive conclusion, Henry and Fay's son, Ned, sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life (Parker Posey). But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome, sexy, and hilarious Susan (Aubrey Plaza).

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
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Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 6:55pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

5:30pm

Unfriended
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov. Directed by Levan Gabriadze, written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 6:55pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:00pm

Salt of the Earth
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.
Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: France
Language: French, English and Portuguese
Year: 2013
Runtime: 109min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 7:49pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:30pm

City of Gold
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold casts his light upon a vibrant and growing cultural movement in which he plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved Los Angeles.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - 8:01pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

6:30pm

BRAND: A Second Coming
BRAND: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons -Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live In Public), explores the contradiction between Brand’s clarion call for revolution & his hunger to transcend pop fame. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - 8:28pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

6:45pm

Unexpected
When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: She’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. “Unexpected” follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:45pm - 8:10pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:45pm

Honeytrap
Layla arrives in Brixton from Trinidad, full of fantasies about her new life ahead but she soon realises she is an outsider, both at home and among her peers. She finds a friend in underdog Shaun but yearns for status and belonging. Rescue comes in the dazzling form of local top boy Troy, who sweeps her off her feet into a world of romance. But when Troy dumps her, she is left heart-broken and socially shunned. Layla vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win Troy back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. A rarely seen female perspective on gang culture, Honeytrap is authentically local in setting but universal in its themes of passion, jealousy and revenge.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:45pm - 8:18pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

6:45pm

The Little Death
The Little Death, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Runtime: 97min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:45pm - 8:22pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

7:00pm

The Death of Jim Morrison
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Section: Special Events
Year: 2013
Runtime: 20min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 7:20pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

7:00pm

Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. The unsettling underpinning of the film is how we wrestle with our democratic principles when they're pushed to the limit.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 8:26pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

7:00pm

Jonathan Demme Presents Made In Texas
Invasion of the Aluminum People Director: David Boone

Speed of Light Director: Brian Hanson, Paul Cullum, Paul Cullum

Leonardo Jr. Director: Lorrie O'Shatz

Fair Sisters Director: Ed Lowry, Missy Boswell, Louis Black, Missy Boswell, Louis Black

Mask of Sarnath Director: Neil Ruttenberg


Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 8:58pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

7:15pm

Uncle Kent 2
In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film UNCLE KENT, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world. Reuniting in the GREMLINS 2 of "Indie" sequels, Joe Swanberg, Jennifer Prediger and Tipper Newton return in a surrealist look into Osborne's madness. Written by Osborne and passing the directors' torch over to Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM), UNCLE KENT 2 plays out like an absurdist successor that bends the rules of sequels and the minds of the audience.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:15pm - 8:28pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

7:30pm

7 Days In Hell
A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 50min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

7:45pm

The Last Man on the Moon
When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan's burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, "If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home." The Last Man on the Moon combines rare archive material, compelling Visual FX and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen.

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:45pm - 9:20pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

8:15pm

Ava's Possessions
Ava is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possessions Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her job back, and figure out where the huge blood stain in her apartment came from, she is plagued by nightmarish visions--the demon is trying to come back.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Friday March 13, 2015 8:15pm - 9:44pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

8:45pm

The Look Of Silence
In this companion piece to THE ACT OF KILLING, director Joshua Oppenheimer does something virtually unprecedented in cinema or in the aftermath of genocide: it documents survivors confronting their relatives’ murderers in the absence of any truth and reconciliation process, while still living in a culture where the murderers remain steadfastly in power. The film follows an optometrist who discovers how his brother was slain during the ‘65-'66 Indonesian tragedy and the identity of the killers. In search of answers, he decides to confront each of his brother’s murderers.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK
Language: Indonesian and Javanese with Subtitles
Year: 2013
Runtime: 102min
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Friday March 13, 2015 8:45pm - 10:27pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

9:15pm

T-Rex
T-Rex is an intimate story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time, women’s boxing is included in the 2012 Olympics. Fighting for gold is 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. From the streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated and utterly confident. Her fierceness extends beyond the ring. She protects her family at any cost, even when their instability and addictions threaten to derail her dream. As she gets closer to her dream her relationships with her coach and her family get more complicated. But Claressa is determined. She desperately wants to take her family to a better, safer place and winning gold could be her only chance.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:15pm - 10:41pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

9:15pm

For Grace
"For Grace" follows Curtis Duffy on his journey toward building his dream restaurant in Chicago. Duffy was a troubled teen and only discovered his place in the kitchen after a teacher recognized his natural talent. After an unimaginable tragedy involving his parents, Duffy dove into his career and became one of the country's most renowned chefs. As development began on Grace, Duffy found himself at another point of crisis: his laser focus cost him his family. "For Grace" takes us behind the food and dives into the events and people that made Duffy who he is. It's a film about family, sacrifice, and the journey from tragedy to opening night at one of the world's most acclaimed restaurants.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:15pm - 10:48pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

9:30pm

The Visit
This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space. With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, the film explores a first contact scenario, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? A journey beyond a terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms, but also its own self image.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Austria/Ireland/Finland/Norway
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 10:53pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

9:30pm

Night Owls
Workaholic Kevin (Adam Pally) goes home with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline (Rosa Salazar) for a drunken one night stand, but he's horrified to discover she's actually his boss' jilted ex-mistress. After she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake all night. As Madeline and Kevin banter through the night, they begin to fall for each other.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 11:01pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

9:30pm

Heaven Knows What
Based on the experiences of Arielle Holmes — a homeless teenager with a ferocious Jersey accent — the film stars Holmes as Harley, a fictionalized version of herself: a heroin-hooked panhandler unable to get either the junk or her wicked boyfriend Ilya (Caleb Landry Jones) out of her system. Locked into the relentlessly repetitive cycle of the addict's life — the never-ending search to score, the squabbles with dealers and fellow junkies, the violence ever ready to erupt as either farce or tragedy — she is still driven by a strange (and surely self-destructive) desire for beauty, the explosive moments of rapture that puncture the drabness of her existence.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 11:03pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

9:30pm

Texas Shorts
The OceanMaker Director: Lucas Martell
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.
Star Cadets Director: Joe Nicolosi
Jax and Bingo are not the most skilled star-pilots that the Earth's Space Force has to offer - which is why they're stuck patrolling the deep fringes of the known universe. Amidst the nebulae, asteroid fields, brown dwarfs and gas giants, the two wing men finally find what they've been looking for - a connection
+ / - Director: Andy Irvine, Mark Smoot, Mark Smoot
A young couple examines their relationship as they await the result of a pregnancy test.
Carne Seca Director: Jazmin Diaz
Brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset in rural Mexico to turn a profit on their father’s business, or face the consequences of his belligerence.
Melville Director: James M. Johnston
Marcus is dealing with some shit. He wonders through his day distracted and quiet, acting out at strangers, withdrawn from his wife, and unable to sleep. Whatever it is, he just can't talk about it. Then he runs into an old friend who reminds him of the days when he never had a problem expressing anything.
Woman of the World Director: Allison Cook
Rachel is a young mother, frustrated with her writer husband and the daily grind of parenting. A visit to an old friend in LA offers an opportunity for escape.
Squirrel Director: Tomas Vengris
Squirrel is a diary-drama of an unnamed teenage girl struggling to understand love and sex. She takes us through scenes of her seemingly mundane high school life. As the images bleed together, we dive deeper into her troubled life. Soon, her innocent musings give way to a darker reality.
Detective Calzone Director: Austin Tolin
Detective Lenny Calzone works with his crime lab technician ex-wife, Michelle. Though he longs for something more, rising alimony payments are keeping him bound. One night, when a new piece of evidence arrives for an unsolved case, he’s faced with a truth that he can no longer ignore.
The Samaritans Director: John Bryant
A salesman faces the most difficult and important negotiation of his life.
Darknet Delivery: A Silk Road Story Director: Lacey Dorn, Mafalda Millies, Mafalda Millies
What happens when an on-demand generation can have access to anything-food, weapons, clothes, drugs-at the click of a button? In the era of Internet hyper-connectivity, four friends order drugs online, only to reveal how disconnected they really are.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 104min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 11:14pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

9:45pm

Western
In Eagle Pass, Texas, where the U.S. and Mexico meet along the Rio Grande, a cattleman and the mayor face the dawn of a new reality. In the matter of a few turbulent months, the specter of cartel violence begins to loom from upriver, leading to an indefinite border closure and its rippling consequences on the homefront.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:45pm - 11:18pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

10:00pm

The Final Girls
The Final Girls is an unconventional comedy about Max, a high school senior, who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s mother, a celebrated scream queen.
Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, who she lost in real life. Together with Max’s friends, they must fend off the camp counselors’ raging hormones, battle a deranged machete-wielding killer and find a way to escape the movie and make it back home.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:00pm - 11:28pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

10:00pm

Results
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

10:15pm

Disaster Playground
Disaster Playground investigates future outer space catastrophes and the procedures to manage and assess the risks. The film follows the scientists planning the monitoring and deflection of hazardous Near Earth Objects and the real-life procedures in place in the event of an asteroid collision with the earth. Follow the chain of command that runs from the SETI Institute and NASA to the White House and United Nations and meet the people who are responsible from protecting us from a potentially devastating asteroid impact.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 66min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:15pm - 11:21pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

10:45pm

Midnight Shorts
Le Pédophile Director: Ara Ball
Le Pedophile tells the hard hitting story of a woman coping with a history of being sexually abused, and the violence and tenderness which helps her leave it behind.
WELCOME to WILLITS: AFTER SUNDOWN Director: Trevor Ryan
Deep in the Northern California region known to marijuana connoisseurs as the “Emerald Triangle” lies the town of Willits. In the surrounding woods rests a rustic cabin, where a small-time drug dealer waits impatiently for his friend to arrive to complete a meth deal, urging him to get there before dark… for his own safety. As daylight fades, he grows more desperate, fearing a repeat attack from alien abductors. “AFTER SUNDOWN” serves as a proof-of-concept prequel to the Ryan Brothers’ feature screenplay Welcome to Willits.
Knock Knock Director: Jeff Betancourt
Val and her friends play a game that allows them to communicate with the dead. The Knock Knock Game turns any doorway into a portal to the hereafter, but the girls soon learn that are rules that should never be broken.
Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat
A nice guy (Anton Yelchin) discovers a darker side of his personality when his girlfriend (Kate Lyn Sheil) reveals her hidden weakness.
CROW HAND!!! Director: Brian Lonano
A husband gets more than he bargains for when he discovers a strange totem on the ground, much to his wife's chagrin.
Interesting Ball Director: DANIELS
A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.
Bag Man Director: Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker, Jonathan Baker
BAG MAN is the understated story of a 12-year-old African American boy, who takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York. With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, its contents unknown to us, we journey from the urban hustle of Harlem, into the winter-ravaged woodlands a world away. On the road, we slowly discover his real intentions, and the significance of what is hidden inside a young boy’s bag.
ANAL JUKE -anal juice- Director: Sawako Kabuki
After breaking up with my ex-boyfriend, I was heartbroken but I had to think about the theme for my next animation film. Just then I had a dream of this ex-boyfriend. This animation film is based on that dream. In Japan, on 11th March 2011, we had great earthquakes and aftershocks followed over and over. And not only earthquakes but also how to face the nuclear power is one of the hottest issues in our country. I think that dream is the mixture of this charged atmosphere of Japan and my heartbreaking depression. So I "re-mixed" what I had in my head. By the way, he used to like enema. So in this song, the word of "ass" and its related words are fluttering.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:45pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:08am
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:45pm

Excess Flesh
Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control -- Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 103min
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Friday March 13, 2015 11:45pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:28am
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:59pm

The Nightmare
Following his exploration on the deep effects of cinema in his feature Room 237, director Rodney Ascher now investigates the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. In this documentary-horror film, we experience the terror that a surprisingly large number of people suffer when they find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds every night. What should be explained by science gets complicated as sufferers from random backgrounds have very similar visions.

Section: Midnighters
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Friday March 13, 2015 11:59pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30am
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:59pm

The Invitation
Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband... and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind.
Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will's hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
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Friday March 13, 2015 11:59pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:37am
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave
 
Saturday, March 14
 

10:30am

SXSW Community Workshop: Austin School of Film Youth 3D Workshop
Participants will use their imagination to create miniature 3D worlds using handmade animation techniques with award-winning Animator, Jeanne Stern.

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 300min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30am - 3:30pm
Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater 1165 Angelina St

11:00am

Free Entry
Betty and her friend V have a major project: the open-air music festival, Sziget Festival held every summer on one of the Danube islands in Hungary. Instead of money the teenagers have a stash of grass waiting for a buyer. Food? Nothing wrong with the leftovers from other people’s plates. Tent? Why bother when you can sleep under the stars. Sleep? No way: the party goes on all night. V is a pretty girl who knows how to use her charms to the best advantage. Betty, more reserved and shy, never quite knows what to do with her hands, how to hold a cigarette, what to say to the boys they meet. But the tables are turned when the pair go their separate ways after an argument.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 69min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:09pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

11:00am

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little -known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:11pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:00am

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying Bill.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 78min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:18pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

11:00am

SXSW Community Screening: Establishing Shots
The Austin Community College Radio-Television-Film Department brings ESTABLISHING SHOTS, a showcase of student films to the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Part of the Austin film community for over 40 years, ACC-RTF prepares students for pathways into dynamic creative media fields through immersive coursework in screen storytelling, creative digital production and media studies.

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

11:00am

Shorts Program 1
Primrose Director: Clara Aranovich
An unlikely love story set along Kenai Lake in Alaska between two creatures; one of which may or may not be human.
Actresses Director: Jeremy Hersh
Follows the relationship between a 23-year-old aspiring actress and an off-broadway star.
Pink Grapefruit Director: Michael Mohan
A young married couple brings two of their single friends out to Palm Springs for a long weekend. It does not go as planned.
Share Director: Pippa Bianco
A 15-year-old girl returns to school after someone shares an explicit video of her.
09:55 – 11:05, Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B Director: Cristine Berglund, Sophie Vukovic, Sophie Vukovic
67 year old Ingrid has decided to deal with cancer on her own. She retreats from the outside world and it retreats from her - apart from sporadic visits from the home care services. But then home care employee Frida knocks on her door and awakens feelings that Ingrid can't shut out.
Wait 'til the Wolves Make Nice Director: Jessica dela Merced
Confronting boredom in a crumbling southwest Detroit neighborhood, four young kids are tempted into sacrilege and destruction by the cool apathy of the older new kid in town.
What Doesn't Kill You Director: Darya Zhuk
After a rare diagnosis, Lily's attempts to flee from war torn Israel are thwarted when the airport shuts down and her zany cousin forces her to party.
Aspirational Director: Matthew Frost
Blending the efficiency of a commercial film, a touch of humor, and the fashion world’s tendency to take itself too serious, director Mathew Frost creates a genre all his own.
LERATO Director: Thati Peele
Set in picturesque South Africa, 'Lerato' follows the journey of a short tempered orange picker Happy Diale and his rambunctious young daughter Lerato. We meet the pair on the eve of Lerato's prestigious piano audition where we discover that her once in a lifetime opportunity has been put into jeopardy by the inaction of her father and his ruthless employer. Happy must make a difficult decision and in order to get Lerato to the audition on time.

Section: Short Film Program
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:35pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

11:00am

Creative Control
In near-future Brooklyn, David is an overworked, tech-addicted advertising executive working on a high profile campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Envious of his best friend Wim’s charmed life and obsessed with his entrancing girlfriend Sophie, David uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her; but he isn’t prepared for what happens when the line between reality and virtual reality begins to blur.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:37pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:15am

Deep Time
Ancient oceans teeming with life, Norwegian settlers, Native Americans and multinational oil corporations find intimacy in deep time. Following up his 2009 feature Crude Independence (SXSW), Deep Time is director Noah Hutton's ethereal portrait of the landowners, state officials, and oil workers at the center of the most prolific oil boom on the planet for the past six years. With a new focus on the relationship of the indigenous peoples of North Dakota to their surging fossil wealth, Deep Time casts the ongoing boom in the context of paleo-cycles, climate change, and the dark ecology of the future.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:15am - 12:44pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:30am

Life in Color
With no place to live, two strangers are stuck house sitting together. At odds, Mary and Homer soon realize the gravity of their situation and the necessity of joining forces, making money and pulling themselves out of the emotional hole they have lived in for years. This grounded romantic dramedy explores the hidden issues we all bury beneath the surface in a raw and touching way with humor and honesty. The cast includes, Josh McDermitt from The Walking Dead, Jim O’Heir from Parks and Recreation, Adam Lustick from Harvard Sailing Team, and Fortune Feimster from Chelsea Lately. Life in Color marks Katharine Emmer’s directorial debut. She also wrote, produced, edited and stars in the film.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:56pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:30am

Documentary Shorts 1
Boxeadora Director: Meg Smaker
One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory and become Cuba’s first female boxer.
El Porvenir Director: Josh Chertoff, Alfredo Alcantara, Alfredo Alcantara
El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states. Cockfighting has been Abelardo's passion since he was five years old. Now with children of his own, he hopes to pass on the tradition, but he and his fellow cockfighters see the world changing before their eyes.
Bob Spells Backwards Director: Josh Polon, Ryan Maxey, Ryan Maxey
Bob demonstrates his strange compulsion to spell every word he hears backwards.
THE LAST MILE Director: Ondi Timoner
The Last Mile is a tech incubator founded inside San Quentin, California's oldest men’s prison. The program teaches inmates entrepreneurship skills with the goal of having each participant found a company that addresses a social issue and includes a technology component - without any access to computers and the Internet. Many of these men have never used a laptop or smartphone, as they've been incarcerated for two decades. Award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows their journey as they struggle to craft a business plan, pitch their ideas in front of a live audience of venture capitalists at Demo Day, and then reenter society.
Picturing Barbara Kruger Director: Pippa Bianco
How do you make a film about the artist’s image without using it? Narrated by Barbara Kruger, original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s Blood On The Leaves, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the ART+FILM series.
Growth Director: Mishka Kornai
“Growth” is an exploration of the universality of growing up through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. Captured entirely from above and featuring over 75 unique individuals, this short meditative documentary explores the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up.
Every Day Director: Gabe Spitzer
At 86, Joy Johnson was the oldest woman to run the 2013 New York City Marathon. This is the story of an inspiring athlete with an uncommon passion for her sport, and for life.
I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! Director: Charlie Tyrell
In the late seventies David Boswell created Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman, a comic book anti-hero and counter culture icon. By the following decade, Warner Brothers was preparing a Hollywood feature film. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense), I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! combines stop motion animations with interviews from Boswell, his Hollywood friends, and fans as they discuss the enduring appeal of the World’s Toughest Milkman.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:30am - 1:03pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

12:00pm

Unexpected
When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: She’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. “Unexpected” follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

12:00pm

Honeytrap
Layla arrives in Brixton from Trinidad, full of fantasies about her new life ahead but she soon realises she is an outsider, both at home and among her peers. She finds a friend in underdog Shaun but yearns for status and belonging. Rescue comes in the dazzling form of local top boy Troy, who sweeps her off her feet into a world of romance. But when Troy dumps her, she is left heart-broken and socially shunned. Layla vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win Troy back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. A rarely seen female perspective on gang culture, Honeytrap is authentically local in setting but universal in its themes of passion, jealousy and revenge.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:33pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:00pm

Angie Tribeca
A wildly satirical take on police procedurals, TBS’s Angie Tribeca focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of LAPD detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. Rashida Jones stars in the series along with Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen. Angie Tribeca was created by Steve & Nancy Carell, who serve as executive producers along with Ira Ungerleider, Thom Hinkle and Campbell Smith.
This episodic screening will be followed by an extended 30 minute Q&A with creators and talent.

Section: Episodic
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 40min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

1:00pm

Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents
Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents…a story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. They always perform wearing masks and costumes, which is part of their magic.
At its heart, this story is about perseverance and chasing your dream. The Residents never caved to convention. They never compromised. They’ve followed their muse for decades and thousands of fans have hung on for the ride. Along the way they’ve also inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:27pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

1:30pm

6 Years
A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Mel, have known each other since childhood. Now their 6-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen–but will their relationship remain part of their future?
Writer/director Hannah Fidell explores the struggles of young love as it begins to face the next steps into adulthood. Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield give warm, genuine performances as Mel and Dan, alongside Lindsay Burdge (from Fidell’s A Teacher) as a colleague of Dan’s who entices him in more ways than one.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

1:30pm

Western
In Eagle Pass, Texas, where the U.S. and Mexico meet along the Rio Grande, a cattleman and the mayor face the dawn of a new reality. In the matter of a few turbulent months, the specter of cartel violence begins to loom from upriver, leading to an indefinite border closure and its rippling consequences on the homefront.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:03pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

1:30pm

Results
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:45pm

FRAME BY FRAME
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a dangerous media landscape as they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects an audience with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Dari and English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:10pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

1:45pm

Shorts Program 2
Donald And Jess Director: Paul Briganti
A lonely plumber fights for a customer he's fallen for.
Baby Director: Samuel Aaron Bennett
Naomi's got a problem. The vodka in the hotel mini-bar may not be the answer, but it helps her escape a reality she won't face, at least for a little while.
Myrna the Monster Director: Ian Samuels
A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other twenty-something.
Guest Room Director: Joshua Tate
A young woman with Down Syndrome (GLEE's Lauren Potter) must face the harsh realities of adulthood after an unexpected turn of events with her boyfriend.
HALLWAY Director: Leah Shore
Shot exclusively in a secret sex club in New York City, a drug-induced couple unleash upon each other an existential barrage of delusion and broken dreams.
Followers Director: Tim Marshall
When an elderly woman sees a vision of Jesus on the shorts of a young African man at her swimming class, she befriends him, believing God has sent him to free her from loneliness.
We'll Find Something Director: Casey Gooden
A couple struggles to choose a restaurant while visiting New York.
Happy with Bear Director: Yianni Warnock
A Singaporean exchange student struggles with her inner turmoil by vicariously living through her online persona.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:14pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

2:00pm

Manglehorn
Reclusive small town locksmith A.J. Manglehorn has never recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son and taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray, and establishing a cautious friendship with a kind woman from the local bank. As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 97min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:37pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

2:00pm

Documentary Shorts 2
Born To Be Mild Director: Andy Oxley
The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club - a group of men quite content with life's more sedate pleasures. This film unearths some of England's most obscure hobbyists - including a roundabout enthusiast and milk bottle collector.
Spearhunter Director: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling, Luke Poling
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.
Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story Director: Bradley Beesley, Ben Steinbauer, Ben Steinbauer
In the early 1980s, before the Jerky Boys brought prank phone calls to a mainstream audience, a group of Oklahoma teenagers were conducting strange backwoods experiments with their landline telephone. These underground prank calls gained infamy, and became known as Park Grubbs, garnering such fans as The Flaming Lips, Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential), and Peter Bagge (Hate). Directed by two Okie filmmakers, Bradley Beesley and Ben Steinbauer, and featuring interviews with both the pranksters and the pranked, the legendary Park Grubbs prank calls come to life in this one-of a-kind documentary.
Love Has No Age Director: Eli Born
"Love Has No Age" is a love story that got lost over forty years of time. The two characters in this Docu-film; Ron Raffaelli, and Charlene Peters "Isis Aquarian", went their separate ways; one joining a cult, called "The Source Family", and another continuing his legendary rock photography career... There paths met again and they reunited on this journey.
unmappable Director: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma, Jasmine Luoma
Weaving together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood, this meditative portrait unveils the inner workings of a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally.
Terms of Intimacy Director: Melissa Langer
A glimpse into the emerging industry of professional cuddling and the lives of the clients that use this service.
The Little Deputy Director: Trevor Anderson
Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.
Tiger Hood Director: Christopher André Marks
Patrick Barr, a.k.a. "Tiger Hood," has a passion for golf. What he doesn't have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner of Spring St. and Lafayette, amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 102min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:42pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

2:15pm

Just Jim
This is the story of a loner. Jim, 16, has no friends and is a bit weird. His childhood friend, Michael, has left him for the cooler crowd and Jim is pushed to the edge when his dog dies. Jim’s life changes dramatically when Dean moves next door. Dean is older, American and on the run. He has movie star good looks and is everything Jim would like to be. Dean offers Jim friendship, a makeover and lessons in how to be cool. Jim finally realizes that he is being taken to the dark side. All Jim wants is for something exciting to happen. By the end he realizes that his life was fine the way it was. And he is happy with fine.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:39pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

2:45pm

Unfriended
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov. Directed by Levan Gabriadze, written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 2:45pm - 4:10pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

3:00pm

BARGE
A towboat drifts down the Mississippi River, due for the port of New Orleans. The water, the banks, the bright lights of a port ahead; the lure of a coming paycheck and a home-cooked meal. This is the world of BARGE. A green deckhand following his father into the family business. A former convict working his way upward job by job, in the hopes of being First Mate. A thirty-eight year veteran engineer in no hurry to retire. An ancient waterway pulling a double shift as the backbone of a national economy; a tangle of thick steel cables, tied together just right. As long as the boat’s moving, they’re making money. An intimate portrait of the machinery of American ambitions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:11pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

3:30pm

One & Two
One & Two takes place in a mysterious farmhouse, where a family of four maintain a routine and isolated existence. As siblings Zac and Eva explore unusual abilities and dark family secrets, their loving mother falls gravely ill, splintering the family and threatening to tear the children apart.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

3:30pm

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine' is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 127min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:37pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

3:45pm

THE BOY
It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship - setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. THE BOY is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

4:00pm

The Goob
In the middle of a heatwave in Fenland, England, Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping his Mother run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When his Mother shacks up with swarthy stock-car race driver and ladies’ man, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob’s world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fueled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 86min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:26pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:00pm

SXSW Community Screenings: Austin Film Society ShortCase 2015
The Austin Film Society presents ShortCase, an annual short film showcase by AFS members, at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. ShortCase 2015 includes a diverse slate of shorts made by AFS members, and was curated by a jury including AFS Filmmaker Advisory Committee members Julia Halperin (NOW, FORAGER) and producer Jason Wehling (THE RETRIEVAL), and AFS Programmer Lars Nilsen. Founded by Richard Linklater in 1985, the Austin Film Society empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media. We present classic, international and independent films year-round at our home theater, AFS at the Marchesa.

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

4:00pm

Breaking a Monster
Breaking a Monster begins as the band members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square - often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music.
Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood. The sudden breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time - Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:33pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

4:15pm

Stone Barn Castle
In 2007, Academy Award winning actor Adrien Brody fell in love with a partially burned stone barn, reminiscent of an old European castle, hidden in the woods of upstate New York. Looking to fulfill a life-long dream of having a place in the country, he went out on a limb and purchased the enchanting but dilapidated structure. Adrien took charge of an elaborate restoration of the property spanning seven years, transforming it into a magical place to share with family and friends. Teaming up with filmmaker Kevin Ford, Adrien created a personal cinematic record of the journey. Stone Barn Castle is a portrayal of the pursuit of dreams and the distance one must travel to achieve them.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:15pm - 5:53pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

4:45pm

For the Record
For the Record tracks several court reporters, captioners and CART providers and they strive to attain the Guinness title of World's Fastest Court Reporter. It explores the “steno culture,” as experienced by stenographers, through such events as 9/11, the Nuremberg trials and other high-profile courtroom moments, while reviewing the history of these "keepers of the record."
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 67min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:45pm - 5:52pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:45pm

Shorts Program 3
Room 55 Director: Rose Glass
Set in 1950s England, 'Room 55' follows the journey of Alice Lawson – strictly self- disciplined wife, mother and celebrated television cook – as she spends an unplanned night alone at the mysterious Clove Hotel...
Oh Lucy Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
Teenland Director: Marie Grahtø
Sally is locked up at Teenland. A prison-like institution for teens who are so fucked up emotionally that they have developed supernatural powers . The mission is to normalize the misfit teens and Sally accepts the premise that she is sick and abnormal. Everything changes when Sally encounters power sociopath Ting- e –ling, who convinces Sally that she must use her skills and dare to loose control. This is what teenagers do. The rebellion has begun.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 4:45pm - 5:58pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

Hello, My Name is Doris
After the death of her mother, Doris, an isolated 60-year-old woman, becomes motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger coworker at a hip Brooklyn clothing company. As she finds ways to connect with John (going to an electronica concert, hanging out in hipster coffee shops..), her authentic retro style thrusts her into the spotlight of the local hipster social scene and she soon gets caught up in the world of chocolate bar haikus and rooftop knitting clubs. But her other relationships suffer as a result of her new found popularity and Doris has to realize that what she wants isn't necessarily what she needs.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:35pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

5:15pm

The Ceremony
France's most famous dominatrix, two close friends and two lovers share their innermost thoughts about love, friendship, dominance and submission - as we meet the unusual and fascinating author Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her inner circle.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Sweden
Language: French
Year: 2014
Runtime: 75min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:15pm

Heaven Knows What
Based on the experiences of Arielle Holmes — a homeless teenager with a ferocious Jersey accent — the film stars Holmes as Harley, a fictionalized version of herself: a heroin-hooked panhandler unable to get either the junk or her wicked boyfriend Ilya (Caleb Landry Jones) out of her system. Locked into the relentlessly repetitive cycle of the addict's life — the never-ending search to score, the squabbles with dealers and fellow junkies, the violence ever ready to erupt as either farce or tragedy — she is still driven by a strange (and surely self-destructive) desire for beauty, the explosive moments of rapture that puncture the drabness of her existence.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:15pm - 6:48pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

6:00pm

Sailing A Sinking Sea
Sailing A Sinking Sea is a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand. The Moken are seafaring people and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia. Wholly reliant upon the sea, their entire belief system, education, and economic and physical development revolve around water. Sailing a Sinking Sea illuminates the Moken lifestyle through recorded traditional music, folklore and conversations with the Moken people. Through intimate and dynamic cinematography and audio recordings, Sailing a Sinking Sea weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Moken
Year: 2015
Runtime: 64min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 7:04pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

6:30pm

Underage@SXSW: No Parties? No Problem!
According to SXSW demographics, registrants under 21 years of age make up about 1% of the registrants. But what about building the next generation of creators? SXSW opens so many opportunities for youth and teaches them all the skills they will need to begin a career of creating. Join this panel to learn how several people took the challenge, got inspired, and started a career with their experiences.
Speakers:
Jessikha Block (PhoneFlip Productions)
Emily Hagins (Cheesy Nuggets Productions)
Carson Block (Carson Block Consulting)
Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry)

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Runtime: 60min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

6:30pm

Lamb
Lamb, based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, traces the self-discovery of David Lamb in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and takes Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - 8:03pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:30pm

Bone in the Throat
Based on celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's novel Bone in the Throat, the film is a gritty fast paced story about a young ambitious chef who, while trying to focus on getting ahead in his career, gets is pulled into the East End London mob by his Uncle who expects him to step up and join him. He now has to work quickly to undo his uncle’s mess, while staying alive and out of jail.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 96min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - 8:06pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

6:45pm

The Nymphets
Joe, a well-to-do thirty-something, encounters two rowdy young girls late one night outside a bar and impulsively invites them back to his loft. The three begin to party hard, and despite their age difference they flirt with reckless abandon, each one eager to provoke the others. When it’s revealed that Joe has a girlfriend and that their relationship is on the rocks, the teasing becomes increasingly manic and destructive. As the night escalates, it becomes clear that Joe and the girls will go to great lengths to get their kicks.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 77min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:45pm - 8:02pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

7:00pm

Son of the Congo
Twenty-four-year-old Serge Ibaka’s improbable journey has taken him from the war-torn streets of Congo to the top echelon of the NBA. In Son of the Congo, Ibaka returns home to recount the poignant story of his childhood and confront a stark reality faced by a new generation of Congolese youth. Not content to settle for photo ops, Ibaka revisits the neighborhoods where he once slept in empty lots and practiced basketball without shoes. With grace and generosity, Ibaka receives and supports an endless stream of friends and strangers who hope he can change their lives. The odds are long, but Ibaka shares an unshakeable faith that a better future is only possible if you never stop trying.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English, Lingala, French and Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 54min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 7:54pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

7:00pm

GTFO: Get The F% Out
Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry riddled with discrimination and misogyny.
Every year, the gaming community grows increasingly diverse. This has led to a clash of values and women are receiving the brunt of the consequences every day, with acts of harassment ranging from name calling to death threats.
Through interviews with video game creators, journalists, and academics, GTFO paints a complex picture of the video game industry, while revealing the systemic and human motivations behind acts of harassment. GTFO begins the conversation that will shape the future of the video game world.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 74min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 8:14pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

7:00pm

Fresno
Fresno is a comedy about co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno, CA. Shannon (Judy Greer) is fresh out of sex rehab when her younger, overly optimistic lesbian sister Martha (Natasha Lyonne) lands her a job as a maid at Fresno Suites, the local hotel. When Shannon jeopardizes her fresh start by accidentally killing a hotel guest after a post-rehab relapse, Martha goes to great lengths to help her sister cover up the crime. Shannon finally learns to take responsibility for her actions, and the sisters begin to resolve their tortured relationship.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 8:25pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

7:00pm

Naz & Maalik
Two closeted Muslim teens have their Friday afternoon ruined by FBI surveillance when their small-time scheming sets an agent on their trail. Set over the course of a single day in Bed-Stuy, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds, ten years into the War on Terror.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00pm - 8:25pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

7:30pm

Invasion
George Bush (father) wanted General Noriega, an ex CIA friend turned rogue, out of power. The Panama Canal, a strategic asset for the U.S. seemed to be at risk. In December 1989, Panama’s tropical backdrop became a testing ground for new weapons, as 30,000 US troops went for overkill.
This film focuses on characters whose lives were deeply shaken by the invasion: civilians, military personnel, politicians, and many others, from the regular person in the street, to former General Noriega himself.
The collective memory of the U.S invasion of Panama serves to explore how a people recall, transform, and often forget their past in order re-define their identity and become who they are today.

Section: SXGlobal
Country: Panama
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 7:30pm - 9:03pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

7:45pm

Texas High School Shorts
It's A Thing Director: Meredith Morran, Sage McCommas, Sage McCommas
This film was made by the team of Sebastian Crank, Ellis Kauffman, Sage McCommas, Meredith Morran and Paxton Tye. This short film was made in 24 hours at the 2014 MAFIA Day (Make A Film In A Day) Competition sponsored by Austin School of Film and SXSW Film Festival. Teams of 4-5 students attend the competition at a 'lock-in' at a high school campus in Austin, TX. Upon arrival, each team must draw a genre and then select a prop that must be prominently featured in the film project. Teams have 24 hours to write, film and edit a short film (max 5 min). In March 2014, 18 teams competed and It's A Thing was selected Best Film.
Evelyn Parker Director: Gretchen Lynch
Evelyn Parker thinks she is above the mental standard of third grade. She has her whole life planned out. She is going to be the next big name in fashion, and nobody is going to stop her. But when Evelyn finds out that she is failing math and realizes that there is more to fashion than runways and sewing machines, her entire 9 year old world is turned upside down.
Five Words Director: Abbey Perez
Mira, tired and worn out from college applications has recently been depressed and unsure about her future. Her friends, concerned for her well-being, come up with a plan: Mira has to spend a month doing anything but worry about the future. Once she gives herself some time to relax, Mira is able to find what sets her apart, and, consequentially, find out what makes her a great candidate for Stanford.
It's Really Odd Director: Elisabetta Diorio, Joshua Leftwich, Joshua Leftwich
A hopelessly romantic eight grader finds herself about to experience what she once admired from a safe distance in romantic cinema.
Shadows in the Woods Director: Anthony Martino
A couple journeys into the woods on a camping trip. The man takes advantage of the woman's illness and enacts his dark desires. However, things don't go totally according to his perverse plans. Something stirs in the woods, something even more sinister than anything the man could have possibly imagined, even in his most malevolent dreams.
Home Director: Caitlin O'Brien
"Home" is a science fiction short film based off the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. Set in the not so distant future, this film follows the day to day life of a terminally ill girl living in a home who's artificial intelligence is programmed to take care of her. Despite her trying to be independent, this artificial intelligence the only companion she has as she comes to terms with her own illness.
Art-O-Mat: The Art Machine Director: Jose Couvillion
Art-O-Mat: The Art Machine is a short documentary exploring Clark Whittington's original creation, the Art-O-Mat, a vending machine that sells small pieces of original art. The first Art-O-Mat was created by Whittington for one of his exhibitions, and dispensed black and white photographs. The piece was so popular that the owner of the place requested that he leave it there permanently. Soon afterwards, other artists got involved with the project, and it began to spread. Today there are over 100 individual machines around the world. Whittington now runs an organization called 'Artists in Cellophane' consisting of around 400 artists that sell their art out of the machines.
The Passion of the Mime Director: William Hoinoski
Two detectives investigate a crime scene, where a mime appears to have commit suicide. A glimpse into the past reveals the events leading up to the disgraced mime's suicide, and the aftermath with the detectives. With the help of the detectives, the mime attempts to regain confidence in his performing abilities and discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Noel Director: Michael Morrison
Noel is a story of a teen girl running away from her troubles.
Pokemon Rivals Trailer Director: Josh Ulmer, Branden Shoemaker, Branden Shoemaker
Pokemon Rivals shows a different view of the Pokemon world as we follow Ash and Gary from their childhood friendship to rivals. This Trailer differs from the traditional childish version of Pokemon taking you into a wold where Pokemon are as mysterious as they are dangerous.
Michelin Director: Caila Pickett, Gray Deuber, Gray Deuber
A chef cooks a dish for his daughter and experiences the joys of life through food.
as needed. Director: Jonah Goldberg
A boy who suffers from anger issues has a battle with a manifestation of his anger. When a victor is named, who is the actual winner?
Dolls Director: Katie Dai, Rachel Davis, Rachel Davis
Denise and Katherine are getting ready for a party -- makeup is being put on, hair is being brushed, and shoes and dresses are ready to go. Denise isn't sure about her figure, however. At her friend's advice, she decides to make herself look a little more to her tastes.
Professor Hancock's Orchestra Director: Charlie Ozburn
Professor Hancock’s Orchestra showcases the work of Colin Hancock, a senior at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, who got a band together to record a jazz session on wax cylinder records in a recreation session of a Jazz legend, Buddy Bolden. The band, playing a song by Bolden, recorded its work through a mid-1890’s megaphone onto the wax cylinders, then listened to the playback on a 1905 Edison Triumph phonograph.
Greg The Magnificent Director: Umar Qadeer, Nick Chaviers, Nick Chaviers
Greg Smith is an underappreciated, high school student. He lives with his self-centered mother who is counting down the days until he becomes an adult and can be on his own. Greg’s only real acquaintances are students that act like his friends so that he will do their homework for them. His life clearly needs a change. That change could be contained in a mysterious package that arrives at his front door.
I am not a Hero Director: Murphy Studebaker
I am not a Hero depicts the story of a small girl who wishes to be a hero like those of her favorite books and comics but is held back by her own humanness.
Grief Director: Garrett Monk, Calvin Herbst, Calvin Herbst
A group of friends- Connor Young, Ryan Phillips, Denise Collins, Matthew Reynolds, John Elliot, and Trista Waters- are having their annual winter get-together at Connor's lake house. The night takes a violent turn when Ryan and Connor break away from the group for their traditional polar bear plunge. Ryan falls victim to low water and freezing temperatures; and after a frantic attempt to save him, the group watches their beloved friend die. The film then transitions to a time after Ryan's death, as each friend experiences flashbacks and other effects of the various stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and lastly -experienced together- acceptance.
Just Your Average Joe Director: Pearl Basinski, Jade Basinski, Jade Basinski
A narrative following the life of a Shanghai Metro train.
Awake After Sleepless Nights Director: Nathan Jowers
Joshua is a teenager who, like millions of others, finds emersion in videogames that isn’t offered to them in their day to day routines. In the wake of family problems and in a struggle against long sleepless nights, online games become his ultimate answer against the otherwise mundane proceedings of the day.
Luminosity Director: Alexia Salingaros
A collective of creatures barely surviving the death of their sun have been reduced to capturing and incinerating glow bugs for their energy. One lonely hero refuses to continue the slaughter and sets off on a journey of discovery. A chance meeting with outcasts will change the fate of their civilization forever.
KERS Director: Alexia Salingaros
KERS is the tale of a hidden passion. Due to the negative connotations associated with street art, graffiti artists find is challenging to communicate their art form in public. In this documentary, Catherine has the added difficulty of being female in a man’s world, as even members of her own art community look down upon her because of her gender.
Turtle: A Super 8 Short Film Director: Cameron Fisher
A wordless v


Saturday March 14, 2015 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

7:45pm

God Bless the Child
Five siblings, from one to thirteen, spend a day on their own, uncertain whether this time their depressed and unreliable mother is really gone for good. Harper, the eldest and the only girl, looks after her brothers as she always does, as their day descends into fantasy and chaos. Set in Davis, California.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 94min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 7:45pm - 9:19pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

8:00pm

The Last Man on the Moon
When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan's burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, "If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home." The Last Man on the Moon combines rare archive material, compelling Visual FX and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen.

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 9:35pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

8:00pm

Ex Machina
Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined. Directed by Alex Garland.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 108min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00pm - 9:48pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

9:00pm

Nina Forever
Holly wants to save Rob, has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and works a dead end job in a supermarket where Rob is the only remarkable thing; lost and angry since the death of his girlfriend Nina.
Drawn into a relationship, the first time they're in bed together so is Nina. A tangled and bloody mess of broken limbs, she is very much dead but still here, still talking, still angry…
However Holly doesn't freak out and run - she is determined to be the one who heals Rob’s wounds. She can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it's what Rob needs, it's what Holly will do, whatever the consequences…

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - 10:38pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

9:00pm

Moonwalkers
What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Ron Perlman a.k.a. Hellboy) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with Rupert Grint's lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this riotous, high-tempo action-comedy.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: France
Year: 2015
Runtime: 107min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00pm - 10:47pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

9:15pm

The Overnight
Alex, Emily and their son RJ are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:15pm - 10:35pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

9:15pm

T-Rex
T-Rex is an intimate story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time, women’s boxing is included in the 2012 Olympics. Fighting for gold is 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. From the streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated and utterly confident. Her fierceness extends beyond the ring. She protects her family at any cost, even when their instability and addictions threaten to derail her dream. As she gets closer to her dream her relationships with her coach and her family get more complicated. But Claressa is determined. She desperately wants to take her family to a better, safer place and winning gold could be her only chance.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:15pm - 10:41pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

9:30pm

Lost River
Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 94min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30pm - 11:04pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

9:30pm

Being Evel
A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel - watching him every Saturday on Wide World of Sports and buying his Ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70's. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous. With an entire genre of sports ascending from his daring inventiveness, now is the time to look at this extreme man and his complicated legacy. Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge delivers thrills and spills, while reflecting on what our heroes represent in ourselves.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 100min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30pm - 11:10pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

9:30pm

Raiders!
In 1982, three 11 year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took seven turbulent years that tested the limits of their friendship and nearly burned down their mother's house. By the end, they had completed every scene except one... the explosive airplane scene. 30 years later, they attempt to finally realize their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75 foot "Flying Wing" plane from Raiders in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi... and then blow it up! This is the story behind the making of what is known as "the greatest fan film ever made."

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 104min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30pm - 11:14pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

10:15pm

Uncle Kent 2
In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film UNCLE KENT, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world. Reuniting in the GREMLINS 2 of "Indie" sequels, Joe Swanberg, Jennifer Prediger and Tipper Newton return in a surrealist look into Osborne's madness. Written by Osborne and passing the directors' torch over to Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM), UNCLE KENT 2 plays out like an absurdist successor that bends the rules of sequels and the minds of the audience.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 10:15pm - 11:28pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

10:15pm

Petting Zoo
A story of love, sex and teen pregnancy in San Antonio, Texas. PETTING ZOO is the portrait of a young woman coming into her own, in an environment that does not always present ideal circumstances.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Germany/USA/Greece
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

10:30pm

Finders Keepers
When his amputated leg is discovered in a grill sold at a North Carolina auction, John Wood finds himself at the center of a worldwide media frenzy. Believing the new-found attention to be his chance at doing some great things in an otherwise disappointing, wayward life, he's quickly swept up in the hysteria as the leg's enterprising buyer, Shannon Whisnant, then sues to regain its custody.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30pm - 11:53pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

11:15pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
As big of an impression as the old serials had left on young Spielberg and Lucas, Indiana Jones left an even bigger one on three Mississippi 12-year-olds. In 1982, childhood friends began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They filmed during school vacations, used the back yard for locations, and fashioned props (like that well-known giant boulder) in the family garage.
Hailed as "one of the most elaborate amateur films ever made", Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation can’t be found on YouTube…you must come to a theatre for this experience like none other you have ever seen (except, of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Section: Special Events
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 107min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:15pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:02am
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:30pm

The Invitation
Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband... and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind.
Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will's hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:08am
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:45pm

Deathgasm
Highschool can be hell. Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a small town until he meets a kindred spirit in metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk's resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. It's up to Brodie, Zakk and their mates to stop a force of pure evil from devouring mankind.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:45pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:15am
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:59pm

HANGMAN
Returning from vacation, the Miller family find their home has been broken into. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:59pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:24am
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:59pm

Excess Flesh
Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control -- Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 103min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:59pm - Sunday March 15, 2015 1:42am
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd
 
Sunday, March 15
 

11:00am

15 Corners of the World
Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings.
15 Corners of the World is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Following the rhythms of architecture, the human body, and the throbbing pulse of nature we discover a new reality. We touch the sound.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 79min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:19pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

11:00am

FRAME BY FRAME
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a dangerous media landscape as they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects an audience with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Dari and English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:25pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:00am

Mavis!
Mavis! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. Featuring powerful live performances and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, Mavis! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. Through 60 years of performing, crossing musical genres and societal shifts, Mavis has transformed herself along the way but has never forgotten the importance of family. At 75, she's making the most vital music of her career, and her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:25pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

11:00am

Life in Color
With no place to live, two strangers are stuck house sitting together. At odds, Mary and Homer soon realize the gravity of their situation and the necessity of joining forces, making money and pulling themselves out of the emotional hole they have lived in for years. This grounded romantic dramedy explores the hidden issues we all bury beneath the surface in a raw and touching way with humor and honesty. The cast includes, Josh McDermitt from The Walking Dead, Jim O’Heir from Parks and Recreation, Adam Lustick from Harvard Sailing Team, and Fortune Feimster from Chelsea Lately. Life in Color marks Katharine Emmer’s directorial debut. She also wrote, produced, edited and stars in the film.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:26pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

11:00am

Animated Shorts
Half Wet Director: Sophie Koko Gate
A soon to be 25 year old man with large pores tries to escape the realisation that he is very slowly evaporating. At the same time he pines over his ex girlfriend; who turns out to be incredibly dull.
Pig Director: Steven Subotnick
The pig is everything.
LAVA Director: James Ford Murphy
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
All Your Favorite Shows! Director: danny madden
Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hands! Crazy convenient. Crazy. . .
Butter Ya'Self Director: Julian Petschek
A banana and a hot dog bun are famous.
teeth Director: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown, Tom Brown
Things of worth are often neglected in favour of that which is more immediately gratifying.  Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.
Bottom Feeders Director: Matt Reynolds
Divided by a barrier of fog, two disparate species fight to adapt and survive in a deliciously unsympathetic world. A glimpse into an imagined ecosystem generated from subconscious doodlings.
PALM ROT Director: Ryan Gillis
Investing a wreckage out in the Florida Everglades, an old crop-duster named Bill discovers a crate filled with unearthly beetles. Wanting to piece together their mysterious appearance, Bill takes the crate on to his airboat. But he learns the hard way that the beetles have their own agenda.
World of Tomorrow Director: Don Hertzfeldt
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
WHOLE Director: William Reynish
MIRA has a heartache and feels empty inside. Her friend attempts to fill out Mira’s emptiness with vodka and parties, but as Mira meets the 500 year old shaman ULRIK, a more holistic solution arises: Mira must find her power animal to regain her inner strength. But after being put into a drum induced trance, Mira meets something entirely unexpected.
Roadtrip Director: Xaver Xylophon
Julius can't sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can't manage to leave. A hand drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin (even in summer) and waterproof socks.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

11:00am

SXSW Community Screenings: Austin School of Film
A screening of the amazing short films created by first-time filmmakers at the Austin School of Film's Digital Filmmaking for Adults course. Each film is a short narrative film with a five minute max. Films completed in 2014-2015

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2013
Runtime: 90min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

11:00am

Quitters
Quitters is a dark look at affluent families in the world of privileged San Francisco. Clark Rayman is a precocious high schooler whose world is crumbling around him. When his mother checks into rehab and he and his father clash, Clark goes in search of something better. Craving the affection of his new girlfriend Natalia's much more stable family, he convinces her to let him move in. As his presence becomes more intrusive, and his father's efforts to get him back become more violent, Natalia and her family grow increasingly uncomfortable with the arrangement. When Clark is finally asked to leave, he has nowhere left to go.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:35pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:15am

Madina's Dream
After decades of civil war, South Sudan achieved its independence from Sudan in 2011. But inside Sudan, the conflict continues. Sudan’s government employs aerial bombings and starvation warfare against the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan or remain trapped in the war zone. Eleven- year -old Madina and countless others dream of a brighter future for the Nuban people.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Sudanese Arabic with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 80min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:15am - 12:35pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:30am

Shorts Program 2
Donald And Jess Director: Paul Briganti
A lonely plumber fights for a customer he's fallen for.
Baby Director: Samuel Aaron Bennett
Naomi's got a problem. The vodka in the hotel mini-bar may not be the answer, but it helps her escape a reality she won't face, at least for a little while.
Myrna the Monster Director: Ian Samuels
A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other twenty-something.
Guest Room Director: Joshua Tate
A young woman with Down Syndrome (GLEE's Lauren Potter) must face the harsh realities of adulthood after an unexpected turn of events with her boyfriend.
HALLWAY Director: Leah Shore
Shot exclusively in a secret sex club in New York City, a drug-induced couple unleash upon each other an existential barrage of delusion and broken dreams.
Followers Director: Tim Marshall
When an elderly woman sees a vision of Jesus on the shorts of a young African man at her swimming class, she befriends him, believing God has sent him to free her from loneliness.
We'll Find Something Director: Casey Gooden
A couple struggles to choose a restaurant while visiting New York.
Happy with Bear Director: Yianni Warnock
A Singaporean exchange student struggles with her inner turmoil by vicariously living through her online persona.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:59pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

11:30am

The Automatic Hate
When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret for his entire life. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, Upstate New York to meet his other cousins. Quickly developing a strong connection, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. Together, their discovery forces them to confront the temptation to keep their familial grudge going rather than end it.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:30am - 1:07pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

12:15pm

Lamb
Lamb, based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, traces the self-discovery of David Lamb in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and takes Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 12:15pm - 1:48pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:00pm

The Comedians
The Comedians is a behind-the-scenes “documentary” starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad about the making of a new sketch comedy show called The Billy & Josh Show… starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. Working as a comedy team proves easier said than done when Billy and Josh are reluctantly paired together and discover their sensibilities don’t always mesh. Stephnie Weir, Matt Oberg, and Megan Ferguson co-star as part of the team behind “The Billy & Josh Show”, who spend most of their time managing the egos of their two stars and the generational divide that keeps them from ever fully seeing eye to eye.
This episodic screening will be followed by an extended 30 minute Q&A with creators and talent.

Section: Episodic
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 45min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

1:30pm

Sailing A Sinking Sea
Sailing A Sinking Sea is a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand. The Moken are seafaring people and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia. Wholly reliant upon the sea, their entire belief system, education, and economic and physical development revolve around water. Sailing a Sinking Sea illuminates the Moken lifestyle through recorded traditional music, folklore and conversations with the Moken people. Through intimate and dynamic cinematography and audio recordings, Sailing a Sinking Sea weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Moken
Year: 2015
Runtime: 64min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:34pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

1:30pm

Kings of Nowhere
Three families live in a village partially submerged by water in Northwestern Mexico: Pani and Paula do not want to close their tortilleria and spend their spare time rescuing the town from ruins; Miro and his parents dream of leaving but can’t; Yoya and Jaimito live in fear but have everything they need.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:53pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

1:30pm

Breaking a Monster
Breaking a Monster begins as the band members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square - often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music.
Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood. The sudden breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time - Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:03pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:30pm

Sweaty Betty
In a cramped row house on the border of Washington D.C., two stories of big dreams take place. Floyd and his family have raised a 1,000 pound pig in their backyard, and are determined to turn her into the team mascot for the Redskins football team. Floyd puts his plan into motion, but the pig, named Miss Charlotte, draws unwanted attention. A few blocks away, Rico and Scooby, two teenage single fathers and best friends, are hanging around the neighborhood. As they scheme up a better life for themselves and their children, they are presented with an unexpected opportunity.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:03pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

1:30pm

Peace Officer
Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of Dub Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 109min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:19pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

1:45pm

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta).
Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?
7 Chinese Brothers - written & directed by Bob Byington (Somebody Up There Likes Me) - is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 76min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:45pm - 3:01pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

1:45pm

BRAND: A Second Coming
BRAND: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons -Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live In Public), explores the contradiction between Brand’s clarion call for revolution & his hunger to transcend pop fame. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 1:45pm - 3:43pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

2:00pm

Shorts Program 1
Primrose Director: Clara Aranovich
An unlikely love story set along Kenai Lake in Alaska between two creatures; one of which may or may not be human.
Actresses Director: Jeremy Hersh
Follows the relationship between a 23-year-old aspiring actress and an off-broadway star.
Pink Grapefruit Director: Michael Mohan
A young married couple brings two of their single friends out to Palm Springs for a long weekend. It does not go as planned.
Share Director: Pippa Bianco
A 15-year-old girl returns to school after someone shares an explicit video of her.
09:55 – 11:05, Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B Director: Cristine Berglund, Sophie Vukovic, Sophie Vukovic
67 year old Ingrid has decided to deal with cancer on her own. She retreats from the outside world and it retreats from her - apart from sporadic visits from the home care services. But then home care employee Frida knocks on her door and awakens feelings that Ingrid can't shut out.
Wait 'til the Wolves Make Nice Director: Jessica dela Merced
Confronting boredom in a crumbling southwest Detroit neighborhood, four young kids are tempted into sacrilege and destruction by the cool apathy of the older new kid in town.
What Doesn't Kill You Director: Darya Zhuk
After a rare diagnosis, Lily's attempts to flee from war torn Israel are thwarted when the airport shuts down and her zany cousin forces her to party.
Aspirational Director: Matthew Frost
Blending the efficiency of a commercial film, a touch of humor, and the fashion world’s tendency to take itself too serious, director Mathew Frost creates a genre all his own.
LERATO Director: Thati Peele
Set in picturesque South Africa, 'Lerato' follows the journey of a short tempered orange picker Happy Diale and his rambunctious young daughter Lerato. We meet the pair on the eve of Lerato's prestigious piano audition where we discover that her once in a lifetime opportunity has been put into jeopardy by the inaction of her father and his ruthless employer. Happy must make a difficult decision and in order to get Lerato to the audition on time.

Section: Short Film Program
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:35pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

2:15pm

Entertainment
An aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement and the possibility of rekindling a relationship with his daughter, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

2:15pm

Love & Mercy
Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 119min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 2:15pm - 4:14pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

3:00pm

Petting Zoo
A story of love, sex and teen pregnancy in San Antonio, Texas. PETTING ZOO is the portrait of a young woman coming into her own, in an environment that does not always present ideal circumstances.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Germany/USA/Greece
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

3:30pm

Title Design Program
A screening of our favorite title sequences from the last year! The finalists are: 22 Jump Street, Alien: Isolation, American Horror Story 4: Freakshow, Are you scared to get happy?, As Above, So Below, Beyond Tellerrand, Brincante, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Destiny: Mars Opening Sequence, The Fitzroy, Forced Perspective, Godzilla, Halt and Catch Fire, The Leftovers, Man in the High Castle, Manhattan, Marco Polo, Playgrounds Festival, SemiPermanent, Silicon Valley, VR-Letters from the Virtual Reality Frontier, We Are the Giant, and Words with Gods

Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 50min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

3:30pm

SXSW Community Screening: Rainforest Partnership's Films for the Forest
Films for the Forest (F3) is an annual international short film challenge created by Rainforest Partnership, with a goal to create awareness about the importance of tropical rainforests and threats faced by forests and their communities.
Judged by a panel that includes Richard Linklater, Eloise DeJoria, Taylor Ellison, and Kenny Laubbacher films chosen as F3 Official Selections are screened as part of the SXSW Film Festival Community Screenings. Films entered into the Short Shorts category are eligible for the JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness $1,000 award.
Rainforest Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on protecting tropical rainforests by partnering with people at global and local levels to create lasting solutions to deforestation.

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 120min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

3:45pm

The Avian Kind
Known for his literary words and directing, director Shin Younshick has been flexible enough to direct both commercial and independent films and have The Russian Novel (2012) and Rough Play (2013) released in previous years. In Jeonju Digital Project 2014, Shin presents The Avian Kind, which depicts a novelist's journey to search for his missing wife. It is also a title of a novel that appeared in his previous work The Russian Novel, and he plans to continue to take a cue from his previous films. Similar to The Russian Novel, The Avian Kind shows Shin's signature style crossing the present and the past.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Year: 2014
Runtime: 112min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 3:45pm - 5:37pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

4:00pm

Funny Bunny
Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene discovers that Titty has an ongoing online relationship with the beautiful but reclusive Ginger, who is an animal activist. Gene convinces Titty to make a pilgrimage to meet Ginger where the two men form a close bond despite both of them being drawn to the enigmatic Ginger, who is in need of rescue.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:25pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

4:00pm

Deep Time
Ancient oceans teeming with life, Norwegian settlers, Native Americans and multinational oil corporations find intimacy in deep time. Following up his 2009 feature Crude Independence (SXSW), Deep Time is director Noah Hutton's ethereal portrait of the landowners, state officials, and oil workers at the center of the most prolific oil boom on the planet for the past six years. With a new focus on the relationship of the indigenous peoples of North Dakota to their surging fossil wealth, Deep Time casts the ongoing boom in the context of paleo-cycles, climate change, and the dark ecology of the future.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:29pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:15pm

Adult Beginners
Academy Award-nominated producer Ross Katz (Lost in Translation) makes his feature directorial debut with this heartwarming and hilarious film (whose executive producers include indie kings Jay and Mark Duplass) about crashing hard, coming home and waking up.
Adult Beginners begins with one yuppie's disaster. On the eve of the product launch designed to shoot his career into the stratosphere, Jake discovers that, because of a single misstep, his life has plummeted into the dirt. Having lost his girlfriend, his credibility, and over $2.5 million in investor money, Jake retreats to the one place where he's always welcome: his childhood home, which is now occupied

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 87min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 4:15pm - 5:42pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

4:15pm

Twinsters
In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.
Twinsters explores the meaning of family and connection through a story that would have been impossible just 10 years ago without the creation of YouTube and Facebook.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English, French and Korean
Year: 2014
Runtime: 88min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 4:15pm - 5:43pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

4:30pm

Creative Control
In near-future Brooklyn, David is an overworked, tech-addicted advertising executive working on a high profile campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Envious of his best friend Wim’s charmed life and obsessed with his entrancing girlfriend Sophie, David uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her; but he isn’t prepared for what happens when the line between reality and virtual reality begins to blur.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 4:30pm - 6:07pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

A Wonderful Cloud
When Katelyn travels to Los Angeles in hopes of wresting control of a clothing company from her ex, Eugene, she quickly realizes he has more than just business in mind. Unable to deny their emotional past, the pair spend the weekend trying to determine once and for all whether they have a future in store. Set in an LA full of eccentrics, this raw romantic comedy finds a former off-screen couple energetically playing out their real-world baggage in front of the camera, to an effect that is deftly comedic and deeply relatable.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 81min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:21pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:00pm

The Look Of Silence
In this companion piece to THE ACT OF KILLING, director Joshua Oppenheimer does something virtually unprecedented in cinema or in the aftermath of genocide: it documents survivors confronting their relatives’ murderers in the absence of any truth and reconciliation process, while still living in a culture where the murderers remain steadfastly in power. The film follows an optometrist who discovers how his brother was slain during the ‘65-'66 Indonesian tragedy and the identity of the killers. In search of answers, he decides to confront each of his brother’s murderers.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK
Language: Indonesian and Javanese with Subtitles
Year: 2013
Runtime: 102min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:42pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

5:30pm

Night Owls
Workaholic Kevin (Adam Pally) goes home with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline (Rosa Salazar) for a drunken one night stand, but he's horrified to discover she's actually his boss' jilted ex-mistress. After she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake all night. As Madeline and Kevin banter through the night, they begin to fall for each other.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:01pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:30pm

Trainwreck (Work in Progress)
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

Section: Special Events
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 120min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

6:15pm

Deep Web
Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 30-year-old entrepreneur recently convicted of being 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. As the only film with exclusive access to the Ulbricht family, Deep Web explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web and Bitcoin are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

6:30pm

BARGE
A towboat drifts down the Mississippi River, due for the port of New Orleans. The water, the banks, the bright lights of a port ahead; the lure of a coming paycheck and a home-cooked meal. This is the world of BARGE. A green deckhand following his father into the family business. A former convict working his way upward job by job, in the hopes of being First Mate. A thirty-eight year veteran engineer in no hurry to retire. An ancient waterway pulling a double shift as the backbone of a national economy; a tangle of thick steel cables, tied together just right. As long as the boat’s moving, they’re making money. An intimate portrait of the machinery of American ambitions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:41pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

6:45pm

Babysitter
Ray Longway, a moody teenager, is a pawn in his parents' bitter divorce. His mother, a struggling actress who married rich, has grown accustomed to their cushy L.A. lifestyle but now, this lifestyle is threatened and depends solely on Ray’s custody decision. The family hires a Wiccan-practicing babysitter, Anjelika, who quickly fills the voids in everyones lives. After sharing a joint one night, Ray and Anjelika form a deep bond that unfolds into something strange and profound -- but their entanglement is poised to jeopardize Ray's mother's master plan. Babysitter features breakout performances by Max Burkholder (Ray), Daniele Watts (Anjelika) and is Morgan Krantz’ feature directorial debut.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:45pm - 8:05pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

6:45pm

Finders Keepers
When his amputated leg is discovered in a grill sold at a North Carolina auction, John Wood finds himself at the center of a worldwide media frenzy. Believing the new-found attention to be his chance at doing some great things in an otherwise disappointing, wayward life, he's quickly swept up in the hysteria as the leg's enterprising buyer, Shannon Whisnant, then sues to regain its custody.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:45pm - 8:08pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

6:45pm

Ktown Cowboys
Based on the wildly successful web-series of the same name, Ktown Cowboys is a bro-mantic dramedy that follows a group of ball-busting, hard-partying friends wrestling with their evolution into adulthood. As their individual struggles come to light, the group of friends band together in Koreatown and through late nights at seedy after-hour soju bars, karaoke drinking girls and even a stint in jail, each emerges as a better version of himself.
Ktown Cowboys was helmed by music video director Daniel (DPD) Park, produced by Brian Chung and Greg Bishop, and written by Danny Cho (Mad TV, Parks and Recreation).

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 6:45pm - 8:08pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

7:00pm

Out to Win
From the director of Small Town Gay Bar and Continental, Out to Win is a documentary film that serves as an overview and examination of the lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within the historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves. Featuring interviews with trailblazers including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Billy Bean and more.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA/Canada
Year: 2015
Runtime: 99min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - 8:39pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

7:00pm

THE BOY
It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship - setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. THE BOY is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

7:00pm

Mania Days
Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite doctors' and parents' attempts to separate them, they pursue their beautiful but destructive romance which swings them from fantastical manic highs to suicidal depressive lows, until they have to choose between sanity and love.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 106min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:00pm - 8:46pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

7:30pm

City of Gold
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold casts his light upon a vibrant and growing cultural movement in which he plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved Los Angeles.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:30pm - 9:01pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

7:45pm

Bikes vs Cars
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis we must talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the surface is consumed by cars. The bike is a great tool for change, but the interests who gain from cars invest billions each year on lobby and ads to protect their business.
In Sao Paulo where car sales are booming, bike activists push for radical changes. Once LA had the best public transport on the planet, 20% commuted on bike. A lobby driven development. In Toronto car dependent voters elect a mayor that wipes out bike lanes and trams.
In Copenhagen 40% commute by bike daily. Imagine if the whole world had numbers like this; an immediate climate effect, cities with a human scale.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Sweden
Language: English, Portuguese and Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 7:45pm - 9:16pm
Republic Square Park 442 Guadalupe St

8:00pm

Limbo
In the small Danish town of Nakskov, life goes on; at the pizza parlor, in the big sugar factory and in the upper secondary school where the students are rehearsing Antigone with their new teacher from the Faroe Islands. Sara falls in love with the young teacher Karen, confesses this and is rejected. The consequences are dramatic. Promising young director Anna Sofie Hartmann has the cool and observing gaze of an anthropologist; the conversations in a bar between Sara and her classmates get as much attention as the chatter of the immigrant kitchen staff. Limbo sneaks up on you, making an impression that keeps growing, long after the film has ended.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Germany
Language: Danish with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 80min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 8:00pm - 9:20pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

8:30pm

The Frontier
Laine, a young woman on the run from the law, turns up at The Frontier, an isolated desert motel. She is offered a job by Luanne, the owner, and, hoping to lose herself in the obscurity of the place, accepts it. But soon Laine realizes she has stumbled into an even bigger and more dangerous situation.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 8:30pm - 9:58pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

8:45pm

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little -known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 8:45pm - 9:56pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

9:00pm

For Grace
"For Grace" follows Curtis Duffy on his journey toward building his dream restaurant in Chicago. Duffy was a troubled teen and only discovered his place in the kitchen after a teacher recognized his natural talent. After an unimaginable tragedy involving his parents, Duffy dove into his career and became one of the country's most renowned chefs. As development began on Grace, Duffy found himself at another point of crisis: his laser focus cost him his family. "For Grace" takes us behind the food and dives into the events and people that made Duffy who he is. It's a film about family, sacrifice, and the journey from tragedy to opening night at one of the world's most acclaimed restaurants.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - 10:33pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

9:00pm

Good Things Await
Farmer Niels Stokholm lives in his farm with his wife Rita who works as his helping hand. The couple has been doing biodynamic farming for over 30 years. They have founded and managed the farm according to the idea that man and earth are fundamentally connected to the universe. Niels makes all the practical decisions in harmony with nature and in respect of the animals. These methods and beliefs in biodynamic farming yield some of the finest and most sought-after vegetables in the world. In spite of this, Niels has to battle against EU regulations and frequent animal welfare controls, in addition to fines and lawsuits, that threaten to close down the farm.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - 10:35pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

9:00pm

Spy
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a deskbound CIA analyst who provides instantaneous intel into the earpiece of a globetrotting field agent (Jude Law). But when he runs afoul of a Bulgarian criminal cartel, Susan is sent on a recon mission, hampered by a rogue agent (Jason Statham) and aided by her oddball colleague (Miranda Hart). Donning a series of outrageous identities, Susan infiltrates the shadowy world of an alluring but dangerous weapons dealer (Rose Byrne). The two women leave a trail of mayhem crisscrossing Europe, as Susan utilizes deception and false bravado to try to outwit Rayna and locate a stolen nuke.

Section: Headliners
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 120min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

9:15pm

The Grief of Others
The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit and thirteen-year-old Paul, responding to the unnamed tensions around them, begin to act out in exquisitely idiosyncratic ways. But as the family members scatter into private, isolating grief, an unexpected visitor arrives, and they find themselves growing more alert to the hurt, humor, warmth, and burdens of others—to the grief that is part of every human life but that also carries within it the power to draw us together.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 102min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:15pm - 10:57pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

9:30pm

The Sandwich Nazi
Deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur musician, and a sandwich maker to the homeless in Vancouver's poorest neighbourhood but his true passion is talking about blowjobs.
The Sandwich Nazi follows Kahil as he struggles to come to terms with aging, failing health, and a past that forced him to flee his home in Lebanon as a child.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Runtime: 72min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30pm - 10:42pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

9:30pm

Rolling Papers
In today’s media, the status quo can flip so abruptly that news outlets are forced to reshape themselves. On January 1, 2014 as recreational marijuana explodes off the shelves of Colorado dispensaries, The Denver Post is telling the story. The Cannabist is the first pot section of a major newspaper and Ricardo Baca, the world’s first marijuana editor sets out to report history in the making with a team of straight-laced staff writers and offbeat freelancers. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm on a new beat: pot journalism. Legalization is an experiment for society and a risk for the dying industry of newspapers to hedge its bets on a new one.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 79min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30pm - 10:49pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

9:45pm

6 Years
A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Mel, have known each other since childhood. Now their 6-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen–but will their relationship remain part of their future?
Writer/director Hannah Fidell explores the struggles of young love as it begins to face the next steps into adulthood. Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield give warm, genuine performances as Mel and Dan, alongside Lindsay Burdge (from Fidell’s A Teacher) as a colleague of Dan’s who entices him in more ways than one.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 9:45pm - 11:05pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

10:00pm

Tab Hunter Confidential
In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is America’s Boy Next Door. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter’s secret is out. In Tab Hunter Confidential we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

10:00pm

The Little Death
The Little Death, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Runtime: 97min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00pm - 11:37pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

11:00pm

The Goob
In the middle of a heatwave in Fenland, England, Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping his Mother run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When his Mother shacks up with swarthy stock-car race driver and ladies’ man, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob’s world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fueled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 86min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:26am
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

11:00pm

The Nightmare
Following his exploration on the deep effects of cinema in his feature Room 237, director Rodney Ascher now investigates the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. In this documentary-horror film, we experience the terror that a surprisingly large number of people suffer when they find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds every night. What should be explained by science gets complicated as sufferers from random backgrounds have very similar visions.

Section: Midnighters
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00pm - Monday March 16, 2015 12:31am
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:30pm

Deathgasm
Highschool can be hell. Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a small town until he meets a kindred spirit in metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk's resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. It's up to Brodie, Zakk and their mates to stop a force of pure evil from devouring mankind.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:30pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:00am
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:45pm

We Are Still Here
After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) move to the quiet New England countryside to start over. But the grieving couple unknowingly become prey to a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town they've moved into is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Co-starring Larry Fessenden and Lisa Marie, Writen & Directed by Ted Geoghegan, Produced by Travis Stevens (Cheap Thrills, Starry Eyes).

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 84min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:45pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:09am
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:59pm

The Corpse of Anna Fritz
Anna Fritz is a very famous and beautiful actress, considered one of the most desired women in the world. Suddenly, she dies.
Pau works as an orderly at the hospital where Anna Fritz was taken to. Pau is a shy and introverted youth. Often, when the body of a young woman is brought to the morgue, he can’t resist watching her. When he enters the morgue with the corpse of Anna Fritz, he takes a picture of her naked body and sends it to his friend Ivan.
Ivan and Javi are Pau’s only friends, and go visit him at the hospital. They are a little drunk and Ivan wants to see the naked body of Anna Fritz. She is there… They can't lose this opportunity.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 75min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:59pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:14am
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:59pm

HANGMAN
Returning from vacation, the Miller family find their home has been broken into. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:59pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:24am
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:59pm

Super Secret Screening
A super secret screening!

Section: Special Events
Year: 2015
Runtime: 100min
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Sunday March 15, 2015 11:59pm - Monday March 16, 2015 1:39am
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave
 
Monday, March 16
 

11:00am

Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro
In Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro, comedian Tig Notaro travels across the country in order to put on a series of performances in the homes, back yards, barns, and basements of her most loyal fans. These trips allow Tig to free herself from the grind of the comedy circuit, and to perform for her fans in more intimate – and random – settings. Each show has the potential to be an epiphany or a disaster, yet she eagerly dives into the chaos time and time again – embracing all of the awkwardness, adventure, and occasionally weird energy along the way. After an insane year, these trips give Tig a chance to laugh at – and celebrate – life itself.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 76min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:16pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:00am

A Woman Like Me
A Woman Like Me is a hybrid documentary that interweaves the real story of director Alex Sichel, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011, with the fictional story of Anna Seashell (Lili Taylor), who struggles to find the glass half full when faced with the same diagnosis. The film follows Alex as she uses her craft to explore what is foremost on her mind while confronting a terminal disease: parenting, marriage, faith, life, and death. When we are stuck between a rock and hard place, can our imagination get us out?

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:24pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:00am

Naz & Maalik
Two closeted Muslim teens have their Friday afternoon ruined by FBI surveillance when their small-time scheming sets an agent on their trail. Set over the course of a single day in Bed-Stuy, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds, ten years into the War on Terror.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:25pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

11:00am

Twinsters
In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.
Twinsters explores the meaning of family and connection through a story that would have been impossible just 10 years ago without the creation of YouTube and Facebook.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English, French and Korean
Year: 2014
Runtime: 88min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:28pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:00am

Documentary Shorts 2
Born To Be Mild Director: Andy Oxley
The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club - a group of men quite content with life's more sedate pleasures. This film unearths some of England's most obscure hobbyists - including a roundabout enthusiast and milk bottle collector.
Spearhunter Director: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling, Luke Poling
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.
Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story Director: Bradley Beesley, Ben Steinbauer, Ben Steinbauer
In the early 1980s, before the Jerky Boys brought prank phone calls to a mainstream audience, a group of Oklahoma teenagers were conducting strange backwoods experiments with their landline telephone. These underground prank calls gained infamy, and became known as Park Grubbs, garnering such fans as The Flaming Lips, Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential), and Peter Bagge (Hate). Directed by two Okie filmmakers, Bradley Beesley and Ben Steinbauer, and featuring interviews with both the pranksters and the pranked, the legendary Park Grubbs prank calls come to life in this one-of a-kind documentary.
Love Has No Age Director: Eli Born
"Love Has No Age" is a love story that got lost over forty years of time. The two characters in this Docu-film; Ron Raffaelli, and Charlene Peters "Isis Aquarian", went their separate ways; one joining a cult, called "The Source Family", and another continuing his legendary rock photography career... There paths met again and they reunited on this journey.
unmappable Director: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma, Jasmine Luoma
Weaving together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood, this meditative portrait unveils the inner workings of a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally.
Terms of Intimacy Director: Melissa Langer
A glimpse into the emerging industry of professional cuddling and the lives of the clients that use this service.
The Little Deputy Director: Trevor Anderson
Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.
Tiger Hood Director: Christopher André Marks
Patrick Barr, a.k.a. "Tiger Hood," has a passion for golf. What he doesn't have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner of Spring St. and Lafayette, amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 102min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:42pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

11:30am

Tab Hunter Confidential
In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is America’s Boy Next Door. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter’s secret is out. In Tab Hunter Confidential we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:45am

Shorts Program 3
Room 55 Director: Rose Glass
Set in 1950s England, 'Room 55' follows the journey of Alice Lawson – strictly self- disciplined wife, mother and celebrated television cook – as she spends an unplanned night alone at the mysterious Clove Hotel...
Oh Lucy Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
Teenland Director: Marie Grahtø
Sally is locked up at Teenland. A prison-like institution for teens who are so fucked up emotionally that they have developed supernatural powers . The mission is to normalize the misfit teens and Sally accepts the premise that she is sick and abnormal. Everything changes when Sally encounters power sociopath Ting- e –ling, who convinces Sally that she must use her skills and dare to loose control. This is what teenagers do. The rebellion has begun.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:45am - 12:58pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

11:45am

Stone Barn Castle
In 2007, Academy Award winning actor Adrien Brody fell in love with a partially burned stone barn, reminiscent of an old European castle, hidden in the woods of upstate New York. Looking to fulfill a life-long dream of having a place in the country, he went out on a limb and purchased the enchanting but dilapidated structure. Adrien took charge of an elaborate restoration of the property spanning seven years, transforming it into a magical place to share with family and friends. Teaming up with filmmaker Kevin Ford, Adrien created a personal cinematic record of the journey. Stone Barn Castle is a portrayal of the pursuit of dreams and the distance one must travel to achieve them.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:45am - 1:23pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

12:00pm

The Automatic Hate
When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret for his entire life. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, Upstate New York to meet his other cousins. Quickly developing a strong connection, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. Together, their discovery forces them to confront the temptation to keep their familial grudge going rather than end it.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97min
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Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 1:37pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

12:00pm

Raiders!
In 1982, three 11 year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took seven turbulent years that tested the limits of their friendship and nearly burned down their mother's house. By the end, they had completed every scene except one... the explosive airplane scene. 30 years later, they attempt to finally realize their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75 foot "Flying Wing" plane from Raiders in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi... and then blow it up! This is the story behind the making of what is known as "the greatest fan film ever made."

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 104min
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Monday March 16, 2015 12:00pm - 1:44pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

12:15pm

The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Restoration World Premiere
From writer/director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, Weird Science), The Breakfast Club is an iconic portrait of 1980s American high school life. When Saturday detention started, they were simply the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Criminal and the Basket Case, but by that afternoon they had become closer than any of them could have imagined. Featuring an all-star ’80s cast including Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy, this warm-hearted coming-of-age comedy helped define an entire generation.
On Monday, March 16, join Molly Ringwald & Ally Sheedy to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Breakfast Club, at the world premiere screening of the fully restored film! Cast will not be in attendance for the screening on Saturday, March 21.

Section: Special Events
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97min
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Monday March 16, 2015 12:15pm - 1:52pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

1:00pm

iZOMBIE
At 25, Olivia “Liv” Moore had bright future and full life ahead of her… that is, until the night she was turned into a zombie. Now stuck somewhere between half-alive and undead, Liv takes a job in city morgue in order to access the only form of sustenance left available to her – which also allows her to maintain her humanity – brains.
However, with each brain she consumes, she experiences “visions” – flashes of the corpse’s memories – which often provide clues as to how they were killed. She now works with the Seattle PD to help solve these murders. In doing so, Liv finds a measure of peace, and a new sense of purpose in what her “life” has now become.
This episodic screening will be followed by an extended 30 minute Q&A with creators and talent.

Section: Episodic
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 44min
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Monday March 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:44pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

1:15pm

KRISHA
After years of absence, Krisha reunites with her family for a holiday gathering. She sees it as an opportunity to fix her past mistakes, cook the family turkey, and prove to her loved ones that she has changed for the better. Only, Krisha’s delirium takes her family on a dizzying holiday that no one will forget. KRISHA is expanded from the award-winning short film, Krisha, which was awarded Special Jury Recognition at SXSW 2014.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Monday March 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:38pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

1:30pm

The Sandwich Nazi
Deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur musician, and a sandwich maker to the homeless in Vancouver's poorest neighbourhood but his true passion is talking about blowjobs.
The Sandwich Nazi follows Kahil as he struggles to come to terms with aging, failing health, and a past that forced him to flee his home in Lebanon as a child.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Runtime: 72min
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Monday March 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:42pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:30pm

The Goob
In the middle of a heatwave in Fenland, England, Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping his Mother run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When his Mother shacks up with swarthy stock-car race driver and ladies’ man, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob’s world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fueled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 86min
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Monday March 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:56pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

1:30pm

Poached
Egg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a UK national police initiative named “Operation Easter” tries to stop them. The thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase. Thousands of eggs confiscated in police raids have been found strapped under beds, beneath floorboards, and in secret rooms. With unprecedented access to the most notorious and inconspicuous perpetrators, Poached delves into the psychology of the egg collectors as they confront their destructive obsession.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Monday March 16, 2015 1:30pm - 3:01pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

1:30pm

Documentary Shorts 1
Boxeadora Director: Meg Smaker
One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory and become Cuba’s first female boxer.
El Porvenir Director: Josh Chertoff, Alfredo Alcantara, Alfredo Alcantara
El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states. Cockfighting has been Abelardo's passion since he was five years old. Now with children of his own, he hopes to pass on the tradition, but he and his fellow cockfighters see the world changing before their eyes.
Bob Spells Backwards Director: Josh Polon, Ryan Maxey, Ryan Maxey
Bob demonstrates his strange compulsion to spell every word he hears backwards.
THE LAST MILE Director: Ondi Timoner
The Last Mile is a tech incubator founded inside San Quentin, California's oldest men’s prison. The program teaches inmates entrepreneurship skills with the goal of having each participant found a company that addresses a social issue and includes a technology component - without any access to computers and the Internet. Many of these men have never used a laptop or smartphone, as they've been incarcerated for two decades. Award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows their journey as they struggle to craft a business plan, pitch their ideas in front of a live audience of venture capitalists at Demo Day, and then reenter society.
Picturing Barbara Kruger Director: Pippa Bianco
How do you make a film about the artist’s image without using it? Narrated by Barbara Kruger, original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s Blood On The Leaves, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the ART+FILM series.
Growth Director: Mishka Kornai
“Growth” is an exploration of the universality of growing up through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. Captured entirely from above and featuring over 75 unique individuals, this short meditative documentary explores the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up.
Every Day Director: Gabe Spitzer
At 86, Joy Johnson was the oldest woman to run the 2013 New York City Marathon. This is the story of an inspiring athlete with an uncommon passion for her sport, and for life.
I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! Director: Charlie Tyrell
In the late seventies David Boswell created Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman, a comic book anti-hero and counter culture icon. By the following decade, Warner Brothers was preparing a Hollywood feature film. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense), I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! combines stop motion animations with interviews from Boswell, his Hollywood friends, and fans as they discuss the enduring appeal of the World’s Toughest Milkman.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Monday March 16, 2015 1:30pm - 3:03pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

2:00pm

Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. The unsettling underpinning of the film is how we wrestle with our democratic principles when they're pushed to the limit.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:26pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

2:00pm

The Grief of Others
The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit and thirteen-year-old Paul, responding to the unnamed tensions around them, begin to act out in exquisitely idiosyncratic ways. But as the family members scatter into private, isolating grief, an unexpected visitor arrives, and they find themselves growing more alert to the hurt, humor, warmth, and burdens of others—to the grief that is part of every human life but that also carries within it the power to draw us together.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 102min
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Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:42pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

2:15pm

Ktown Cowboys
Based on the wildly successful web-series of the same name, Ktown Cowboys is a bro-mantic dramedy that follows a group of ball-busting, hard-partying friends wrestling with their evolution into adulthood. As their individual struggles come to light, the group of friends band together in Koreatown and through late nights at seedy after-hour soju bars, karaoke drinking girls and even a stint in jail, each emerges as a better version of himself.
Ktown Cowboys was helmed by music video director Daniel (DPD) Park, produced by Brian Chung and Greg Bishop, and written by Danny Cho (Mad TV, Parks and Recreation).

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Monday March 16, 2015 2:15pm - 3:38pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

2:30pm

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying Bill.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 78min
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Monday March 16, 2015 2:30pm - 3:48pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

2:45pm

The Visit
This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space. With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, the film explores a first contact scenario, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? A journey beyond a terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms, but also its own self image.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Austria/Ireland/Finland/Norway
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Monday March 16, 2015 2:45pm - 4:08pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

3:30pm

UnREAL
Set against the backdrop of a fictitious hit dating competition show Everlasting, UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby, Girls), a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program’s dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King (Constance Zimmer, House of Cards), demands. What ensues is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality. Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect) stars as the dating show’s handsome and intelligent suitor, Adam Cromwell.
This episodic screening will be followed by an extended 30 minute Q&A with creators and talent.

Section: Episodic
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 44min
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Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:14pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

3:30pm

Best of Enemies
Best of Enemies is a documentary about the storied debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, "What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?"

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min
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Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:57pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

3:30pm

Uncle John
Dutch, a small town bully turned born again Christian, has gone missing. John, a loved member of the community, is not a suspect, but has everything to do with it. Rumors about Dutch’s fate are hot topics around town. Dutch’s younger brother, Danny, who shares the family’s bad rap, has his own theory about the mystery and it centers on John.
Meanwhile, John’s nephew, Ben, leads a life replete with snarky jokes and gourmet coffee as a Chicago graphic designer. His confused and budding relationship with his coworker, Kate, leads them on an impromptu trip north to see the town he grew up in.
They arrive just as John struggles to navigate the increasing threats from Danny’s suspicions.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 113min
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Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:23pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

3:45pm

Madina's Dream
After decades of civil war, South Sudan achieved its independence from Sudan in 2011. But inside Sudan, the conflict continues. Sudan’s government employs aerial bombings and starvation warfare against the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan or remain trapped in the war zone. Eleven- year -old Madina and countless others dream of a brighter future for the Nuban people.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Sudanese Arabic with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 80min
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Monday March 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:05pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:00pm

She's The Best Thing In It
Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting. Features interviews with Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Valerie Harper and playwright Doug Wright, discussing what it means to be a character actor, whether acting can be taught, what constitutes 'talent,' and whether the profession is harder for women.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 79min
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Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:19pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

4:00pm

Good Things Await
Farmer Niels Stokholm lives in his farm with his wife Rita who works as his helping hand. The couple has been doing biodynamic farming for over 30 years. They have founded and managed the farm according to the idea that man and earth are fundamentally connected to the universe. Niels makes all the practical decisions in harmony with nature and in respect of the animals. These methods and beliefs in biodynamic farming yield some of the finest and most sought-after vegetables in the world. In spite of this, Niels has to battle against EU regulations and frequent animal welfare controls, in addition to fines and lawsuits, that threaten to close down the farm.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Monday March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:35pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

4:15pm

Kingdom of Shadows
Kingdom of Shadows follows three people grappling with the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico “drug war”. Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz weaves together the seemingly disconnected stories of an activist nun in deeply scarred Monterrey, Mexico, a U.S. Federal agent on the border, and a former Texas smuggler to reveal the human side of an often-misunderstood conflict that has resulted in the “disappearance” of more than 23,000 people in Mexico—a growing human rights crisis that only recently has made international headlines.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Monday March 16, 2015 4:15pm - 5:28pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

4:30pm

One & Two
One & Two takes place in a mysterious farmhouse, where a family of four maintain a routine and isolated existence. As siblings Zac and Eva explore unusual abilities and dark family secrets, their loving mother falls gravely ill, splintering the family and threatening to tear the children apart.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Monday March 16, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:45pm

Quitters
Quitters is a dark look at affluent families in the world of privileged San Francisco. Clark Rayman is a precocious high schooler whose world is crumbling around him. When his mother checks into rehab and he and his father clash, Clark goes in search of something better. Craving the affection of his new girlfriend Natalia's much more stable family, he convinces her to let him move in. As his presence becomes more intrusive, and his father's efforts to get him back become more violent, Natalia and her family grow increasingly uncomfortable with the arrangement. When Clark is finally asked to leave, he has nowhere left to go.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Monday March 16, 2015 4:45pm - 6:20pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

4:45pm

Entertainment
An aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement and the possibility of rekindling a relationship with his daughter, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Monday March 16, 2015 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

5:00pm

Just Jim
This is the story of a loner. Jim, 16, has no friends and is a bit weird. His childhood friend, Michael, has left him for the cooler crowd and Jim is pushed to the edge when his dog dies. Jim’s life changes dramatically when Dean moves next door. Dean is older, American and on the run. He has movie star good looks and is everything Jim would like to be. Dean offers Jim friendship, a makeover and lessons in how to be cool. Jim finally realizes that he is being taken to the dark side. All Jim wants is for something exciting to happen. By the end he realizes that his life was fine the way it was. And he is happy with fine.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min
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Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:24pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:00pm

Deep Web
Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 30-year-old entrepreneur recently convicted of being 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. As the only film with exclusive access to the Ulbricht family, Deep Web explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web and Bitcoin are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

6:00pm

Peace Officer
Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of Dub Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 109min
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Monday March 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:49pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:15pm

Manson Family Vacation
Nick Morgan (Jay Duplass) has it all: a loving family, a beautiful home and a successful law practice in Los Angeles. His estranged brother Conrad (Linas Phillips) has nothing but a backpack. When Conrad shows up for a surprise visit, all he wants to do in town is go to the infamous Manson Family murder sites. Reluctantly, Nick joins him and ends up on a road trip that leads the brothers into the modern-day world of Charles Manson.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Monday March 16, 2015 6:15pm - 7:40pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

6:15pm

Bikes vs Cars
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis we must talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the surface is consumed by cars. The bike is a great tool for change, but the interests who gain from cars invest billions each year on lobby and ads to protect their business.
In Sao Paulo where car sales are booming, bike activists push for radical changes. Once LA had the best public transport on the planet, 20% commuted on bike. A lobby driven development. In Toronto car dependent voters elect a mayor that wipes out bike lanes and trams.
In Copenhagen 40% commute by bike daily. Imagine if the whole world had numbers like this; an immediate climate effect, cities with a human scale.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Sweden
Language: English, Portuguese and Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Monday March 16, 2015 6:15pm - 7:46pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

6:15pm

They Will Have To Kill Us First
In 2012, jihadists took control of northern Mali. They imposed one of the strictest interpretations of sharia law in history. On August 12th they banned music - radio stations destroyed, instruments burned and musicians facing torture, even death. Overnight, Mali’s most revered members of society – the musicians – were forced into hiding or exile. This film follows Mali’s musicians as they fight to keep music alive in their country. We witness fierce battles between the army and the jihadists, capture life over borders at refugee camps where money and hope are scarce, follow perilous journeys home to war ravaged cities, and for one band, Songhoy Blues, their path to international stardom.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Language: English, French, Tamashek, Songhoy and Bambara with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Monday March 16, 2015 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

6:30pm

The Ceremony
France's most famous dominatrix, two close friends and two lovers share their innermost thoughts about love, friendship, dominance and submission - as we meet the unusual and fascinating author Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her inner circle.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Sweden
Language: French
Year: 2014
Runtime: 75min
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Monday March 16, 2015 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

6:45pm

Ava's Possessions
Ava is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possessions Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her job back, and figure out where the huge blood stain in her apartment came from, she is plagued by nightmarish visions--the demon is trying to come back.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Monday March 16, 2015 6:45pm - 8:14pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

7:00pm

I Dream Too Much
After college, Dora finds herself back home, prepping for the LSAT while her friends travel the globe. When her Great Aunt Vera injures herself, Dora volunteers to help and travels to Vera's snowy estate. The last thing the venerable Vera wants is a caretaker, and the last thing Dora wants is to be bored and isolated. Still, Dora fetches sweaters, studies for the LSAT, and trashes her own attempts at poetry. She spends more and more time with a colorful group of locals, until she uncovers Vera's hidden past, leading the two women to a much stronger bond. Much to their surprise, Vera helps Dora through her poetic "muddle," and Dora discovers her own unique voice while Vera rediscovers hers.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

7:00pm

Get Hard
When millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to ‘get hard’ and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 100min
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Monday March 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

7:15pm

Sweaty Betty
In a cramped row house on the border of Washington D.C., two stories of big dreams take place. Floyd and his family have raised a 1,000 pound pig in their backyard, and are determined to turn her into the team mascot for the Redskins football team. Floyd puts his plan into motion, but the pig, named Miss Charlotte, draws unwanted attention. A few blocks away, Rico and Scooby, two teenage single fathers and best friends, are hanging around the neighborhood. As they scheme up a better life for themselves and their children, they are presented with an unexpected opportunity.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Monday March 16, 2015 7:15pm - 8:48pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

7:30pm

Mavis!
Mavis! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. Featuring powerful live performances and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, Mavis! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. Through 60 years of performing, crossing musical genres and societal shifts, Mavis has transformed herself along the way but has never forgotten the importance of family. At 75, she's making the most vital music of her career, and her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Monday March 16, 2015 7:30pm - 8:55pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

7:45pm

Free Entry
Betty and her friend V have a major project: the open-air music festival, Sziget Festival held every summer on one of the Danube islands in Hungary. Instead of money the teenagers have a stash of grass waiting for a buyer. Food? Nothing wrong with the leftovers from other people’s plates. Tent? Why bother when you can sleep under the stars. Sleep? No way: the party goes on all night. V is a pretty girl who knows how to use her charms to the best advantage. Betty, more reserved and shy, never quite knows what to do with her hands, how to hold a cigarette, what to say to the boys they meet. But the tables are turned when the pair go their separate ways after an argument.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 69min
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Monday March 16, 2015 7:45pm - 8:54pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

7:45pm

GTFO: Get The F% Out
Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry riddled with discrimination and misogyny.
Every year, the gaming community grows increasingly diverse. This has led to a clash of values and women are receiving the brunt of the consequences every day, with acts of harassment ranging from name calling to death threats.
Through interviews with video game creators, journalists, and academics, GTFO paints a complex picture of the video game industry, while revealing the systemic and human motivations behind acts of harassment. GTFO begins the conversation that will shape the future of the video game world.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 74min
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Monday March 16, 2015 7:45pm - 8:59pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

8:45pm

Midnight Shorts
Le Pédophile Director: Ara Ball
Le Pedophile tells the hard hitting story of a woman coping with a history of being sexually abused, and the violence and tenderness which helps her leave it behind.
WELCOME to WILLITS: AFTER SUNDOWN Director: Trevor Ryan
Deep in the Northern California region known to marijuana connoisseurs as the “Emerald Triangle” lies the town of Willits. In the surrounding woods rests a rustic cabin, where a small-time drug dealer waits impatiently for his friend to arrive to complete a meth deal, urging him to get there before dark… for his own safety. As daylight fades, he grows more desperate, fearing a repeat attack from alien abductors. “AFTER SUNDOWN” serves as a proof-of-concept prequel to the Ryan Brothers’ feature screenplay Welcome to Willits.
Knock Knock Director: Jeff Betancourt
Val and her friends play a game that allows them to communicate with the dead. The Knock Knock Game turns any doorway into a portal to the hereafter, but the girls soon learn that are rules that should never be broken.
Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat
A nice guy (Anton Yelchin) discovers a darker side of his personality when his girlfriend (Kate Lyn Sheil) reveals her hidden weakness.
CROW HAND!!! Director: Brian Lonano
A husband gets more than he bargains for when he discovers a strange totem on the ground, much to his wife's chagrin.
Interesting Ball Director: DANIELS
A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.
Bag Man Director: Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker, Jonathan Baker
BAG MAN is the understated story of a 12-year-old African American boy, who takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York. With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, its contents unknown to us, we journey from the urban hustle of Harlem, into the winter-ravaged woodlands a world away. On the road, we slowly discover his real intentions, and the significance of what is hidden inside a young boy’s bag.
ANAL JUKE -anal juice- Director: Sawako Kabuki
After breaking up with my ex-boyfriend, I was heartbroken but I had to think about the theme for my next animation film. Just then I had a dream of this ex-boyfriend. This animation film is based on that dream. In Japan, on 11th March 2011, we had great earthquakes and aftershocks followed over and over. And not only earthquakes but also how to face the nuclear power is one of the hottest issues in our country. I think that dream is the mixture of this charged atmosphere of Japan and my heartbreaking depression. So I "re-mixed" what I had in my head. By the way, he used to like enema. So in this song, the word of "ass" and its related words are fluttering.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Monday March 16, 2015 8:45pm - 10:08pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

8:45pm

Hot Sugar's Cold World
A fly-on-the-wall look into the life of a modern-day Mozart, Nick Koenig (Hot Sugar) as he creates one-of-a-kind music made entirely out of sounds from the world around him. Nick lives every young musician’s dream, but when his internet- famous girlfriend, Rapper/Singer Kitty goes on tour and they split, he flies to Paris where he grew up, to move on with his life, while hunting for increasingly unique and exotic sounds to sample and turn into beats. Through his journey, Hot Sugar goes on some crazy adventures, meets some fascinating people and learns what it takes to survive as an artist.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min
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Monday March 16, 2015 8:45pm - 10:12pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

9:00pm

A Space Program
In A Space Program, acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods.  The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’ incredible piece, Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012.  For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Tom and his team built an entire space program guided by the philosophy of bricolage: something constructed or created from a diverse range of available things.  They ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone?

Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 72min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:00pm - 10:12pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

9:00pm

Sneakerheadz
To Rock or Stock? Sneakerheads will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to score a pair of Retro Jordan 11s to camping for days in sub zero temperatures for the latest Nike Foamposites. How did sneakers become as prized as collectable art? From the shores of Cali to the congested streets of Tokyo, Sneakerheadz examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English and Japanese
Year: 2015
Runtime: 74min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:00pm - 10:14pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

9:00pm

Bone in the Throat
Based on celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's novel Bone in the Throat, the film is a gritty fast paced story about a young ambitious chef who, while trying to focus on getting ahead in his career, gets is pulled into the East End London mob by his Uncle who expects him to step up and join him. He now has to work quickly to undo his uncle’s mess, while staying alive and out of jail.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 96min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:00pm - 10:36pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

9:15pm

Mania Days
Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite doctors' and parents' attempts to separate them, they pursue their beautiful but destructive romance which swings them from fantastical manic highs to suicidal depressive lows, until they have to choose between sanity and love.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 106min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:15pm - 11:01pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

9:30pm

A Poem Is A Naked Person
An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A Poem Is A Naked Person presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 & 1974. Blank's camera lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in NE Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status; now after more than forty years it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:30pm - 10:59pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

9:45pm

Limbo
In the small Danish town of Nakskov, life goes on; at the pizza parlor, in the big sugar factory and in the upper secondary school where the students are rehearsing Antigone with their new teacher from the Faroe Islands. Sara falls in love with the young teacher Karen, confesses this and is rejected. The consequences are dramatic. Promising young director Anna Sofie Hartmann has the cool and observing gaze of an anthropologist; the conversations in a bar between Sara and her classmates get as much attention as the chatter of the immigrant kitchen staff. Limbo sneaks up on you, making an impression that keeps growing, long after the film has ended.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Germany
Language: Danish with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 80min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:45pm - 11:05pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

9:45pm

A Wonderful Cloud
When Katelyn travels to Los Angeles in hopes of wresting control of a clothing company from her ex, Eugene, she quickly realizes he has more than just business in mind. Unable to deny their emotional past, the pair spend the weekend trying to determine once and for all whether they have a future in store. Set in an LA full of eccentrics, this raw romantic comedy finds a former off-screen couple energetically playing out their real-world baggage in front of the camera, to an effect that is deftly comedic and deeply relatable.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 81min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:45pm - 11:06pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

9:45pm

Funny Bunny
Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene discovers that Titty has an ongoing online relationship with the beautiful but reclusive Ginger, who is an animal activist. Gene convinces Titty to make a pilgrimage to meet Ginger where the two men form a close bond despite both of them being drawn to the enigmatic Ginger, who is in need of rescue.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Monday March 16, 2015 9:45pm - 11:10pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

10:00pm

The Road Warrior
In the annals of action movies few can compare with The Road Warrior, a full-throttle epic of speed and carnage that rockets you into a dreamlike landscape where the post-nuclear future meets mythological past. More simply, it’s also one of the most mind-blowing stunt movies ever made. 
Before he took aim in three Lethal Weapons and starred in 1994’s Maverick, Mel Gibson had already made his mark on movie history as Max, the heroic loner who drives the roads of outback Australia in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defenders of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by The Humungus, notorious for never taking prisoners when they can pulverize them instead.

Section: Special Events
Country: Australia
Language: English
Year: 2013
Runtime: 116min
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Monday March 16, 2015 10:00pm - 11:56pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

10:15pm

Fresno
Fresno is a comedy about co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno, CA. Shannon (Judy Greer) is fresh out of sex rehab when her younger, overly optimistic lesbian sister Martha (Natasha Lyonne) lands her a job as a maid at Fresno Suites, the local hotel. When Shannon jeopardizes her fresh start by accidentally killing a hotel guest after a post-rehab relapse, Martha goes to great lengths to help her sister cover up the crime. Shannon finally learns to take responsibility for her actions, and the sisters begin to resolve their tortured relationship.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Monday March 16, 2015 10:15pm - 11:40pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:30pm

We Are Still Here
After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) move to the quiet New England countryside to start over. But the grieving couple unknowingly become prey to a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town they've moved into is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Co-starring Larry Fessenden and Lisa Marie, Writen & Directed by Ted Geoghegan, Produced by Travis Stevens (Cheap Thrills, Starry Eyes).

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 84min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:30pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:54am
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:45pm

The Diabolical
When a single mother and her two young children are tormented by an increasingly strange and intense presence, she turns to her science teacher boyfriend to help take on the violent forces that paranormal experts are too frightened to face.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 86min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:45pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:11am
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:59pm

The Corpse of Anna Fritz
Anna Fritz is a very famous and beautiful actress, considered one of the most desired women in the world. Suddenly, she dies.
Pau works as an orderly at the hospital where Anna Fritz was taken to. Pau is a shy and introverted youth. Often, when the body of a young woman is brought to the morgue, he can’t resist watching her. When he enters the morgue with the corpse of Anna Fritz, he takes a picture of her naked body and sends it to his friend Ivan.
Ivan and Javi are Pau’s only friends, and go visit him at the hospital. They are a little drunk and Ivan wants to see the naked body of Anna Fritz. She is there… They can't lose this opportunity.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 75min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:59pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:14am
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:59pm

Pod
After receiving a cryptic message from their war veteran brother, Martin, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla travel up to their isolated family lake house to hold an intervention. But the terror that they encounter within the snowy confines of the ransacked retreat is far beyond anything that they could have possibly anticipated.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 78min
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Monday March 16, 2015 11:59pm - Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:17am
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

11:00am

Kingdom of Shadows
Kingdom of Shadows follows three people grappling with the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico “drug war”. Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz weaves together the seemingly disconnected stories of an activist nun in deeply scarred Monterrey, Mexico, a U.S. Federal agent on the border, and a former Texas smuggler to reveal the human side of an often-misunderstood conflict that has resulted in the “disappearance” of more than 23,000 people in Mexico—a growing human rights crisis that only recently has made international headlines.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:13pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:00am

Babysitter
Ray Longway, a moody teenager, is a pawn in his parents' bitter divorce. His mother, a struggling actress who married rich, has grown accustomed to their cushy L.A. lifestyle but now, this lifestyle is threatened and depends solely on Ray’s custody decision. The family hires a Wiccan-practicing babysitter, Anjelika, who quickly fills the voids in everyones lives. After sharing a joint one night, Ray and Anjelika form a deep bond that unfolds into something strange and profound -- but their entanglement is poised to jeopardize Ray's mother's master plan. Babysitter features breakout performances by Max Burkholder (Ray), Daniele Watts (Anjelika) and is Morgan Krantz’ feature directorial debut.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:20pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

11:00am

Music Videos
Paolo Nutini - "Iron Sky" Director: Daniel Wolfe
It's about the future.
Toys - "Golden Line" Director: Vladimir de Fontenay
A boy wrestles with a certain idea of masculinity.
Chet Faker - "Gold" Director: Hiro Murai
The official music video for Gold, taken from Chet Faker's debut album Built On Glass.
Blood Orange - "You're Not Good Enough" Director: Gia Coppola
The 18th installment in Urban Outfitters music video series, this video follows the release of Palo Alto, Gia's motion picture directorial debut, which features a dreamy soundtrack by frontman Dev Hynes.
Hudson and Troop - "Frameless" Director: Andrew Goldsmith, Darcy Prendergast, Darcy Prendergast
Oh Yeah Wow directors Darcy Prendergast and Andrew Goldsmith teamed up to create Hudson & Troop's 'Framelss' featuring a chain smoking blue monster, who uses AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) to sign the lyrics of the song, while working a dead end job as a fry cook. Oh Yeah Wow have explored their fair share of prosthetic work and know how tolling it can be on actors - so for this clip they decided that Darcy co-direct from inside the monster suit. After 3 hours in the make up chair Darcy spent a gruelling 24-hour shoot in a full body fur suit on a 42-degree (celsius) summer day -surprising locals on the streets of Springvale, who stopped to take selfies with the big blue monster.
Hercules and Love Affair - "I Try to Talk to You" Director: David Wilson
A black and white music video capturing the sincerity of a lover's quarrel through modern dance.
DJ Snake featuring Lil' Jon - "Turn Down for What" Director: DANIELS
A man is so turnt up it becomes contagious.
Boy & Bear - "Bridges" Director: Summer DeRoche
Australian band, Boy & Bear, find themselves trapped in a miniature house. When David, the lead singer, decides to light a bed on fire, the house begins to burn and crumble around them.
Mr Little Jeans - "Good Mistake" Director: Ian & Cooper
A trucker reminisces on the past.
Donn Bhat - "Disco Disco" Director: Aakash Bhatia
The film is a documentation of the lives of three characters from Jogeshwari in Mumbai as they live out their aspirations and get over their fears during the festival of Dahi Handi. The sport of Human Pyramid is where these characters find glory and fame. The community comes together to celebrate the festival and compete with other Mandals/Groups. It is about personal victories in a group sport, it is about making name for oneself and it is about being bigger than what others give you credit for.
Saint Pepsi - "Fiona Coyne" Director: Matt Walker
A lonely file clerk with a pet disco ball searches for the one in a city where everyone is in love.
Dent de Cuir - "She's Bad" Director: Dent de Cuir
Inspired by John Stezaker's collages, this psycho-sexual naughty horror story is a visual exploration of modern romances games of seduction. Wild!
Taggart and Rosewood - "The Kink" Director: Brandon LaGanke, John Carlucci, John Carlucci
What is considered by the press as the world's first aerial pornography film, Drone Boning is more of an exploration of the blurred intersection of art and pornography. Subsequently, its a satirical social commentary on the constant increasing issues with drones. droneboning.com
Nils Frahm - "Re" Director: Balázs Simon
Elegance and beauty combine wonderfully in Balázs Simon's creation for Nils Frahm's Re. Nature and concrete clash as a stag's environment becomes ever more enclosed, while Nils Frahm's classical-electronic composition glides on.
Moody Good feat. Eryn Allen Kane - "Musicbx" Director: Max McCabe
A day in the life of a man who has lost it all to a very British addiction. We follow our hapless hero from dawn to dusk as he stumbles through the streets of London, desperately seeking his next cuppa. The narrative of Max McCabe’s ‘Musicbx’, inspired by the irreverence of Moody Good as an artist, is built around the dynamic swell of the track from ethereal melodies to gut-punch bass stabs.
Jack Kovacs (feat. Huxlee) - "The Empty House" Director: Anna Zlokovic

clipping. - "Body & Blood" Director: Patrick Kennelly
“Body & Blood” is a voyeur’s glimpse into the realm of sexual exploitation. This deviance unhinges a woman’s mind and infuses her nefarious world. She ensnares supple bodies with her wiles, and so too is tethered by temptation to their nakedness. This is freedom and this is imprisonment.
Duke Dumont - "Won't Look Back" Director: Tim Main
A heist happens in LA, the setup and scenario are so familiar. We know the trope, we know this can end one of two ways. Or will it? In a challenge to the classic Hollywood clichés, you’re taken on a wild chase like you’ve never seen. On pogo sticks.
Valentino Khan - "Make Some Noise" Director: Tim Hendrix
A short visual poem about the mythic bond between man and beast.

Section: Music Video Competition
Year: 2015
Runtime: 81min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:21pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:00am

Manson Family Vacation
Nick Morgan (Jay Duplass) has it all: a loving family, a beautiful home and a successful law practice in Los Angeles. His estranged brother Conrad (Linas Phillips) has nothing but a backpack. When Conrad shows up for a surprise visit, all he wants to do in town is go to the infamous Manson Family murder sites. Reluctantly, Nick joins him and ends up on a road trip that leads the brothers into the modern-day world of Charles Manson.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:25pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

11:00am

Hot Sugar's Cold World
A fly-on-the-wall look into the life of a modern-day Mozart, Nick Koenig (Hot Sugar) as he creates one-of-a-kind music made entirely out of sounds from the world around him. Nick lives every young musician’s dream, but when his internet- famous girlfriend, Rapper/Singer Kitty goes on tour and they split, he flies to Paris where he grew up, to move on with his life, while hunting for increasingly unique and exotic sounds to sample and turn into beats. Through his journey, Hot Sugar goes on some crazy adventures, meets some fascinating people and learns what it takes to survive as an artist.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:27pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:00am

All Things Must Pass
Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that's not the story. All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company's explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 99min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:39pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

11:30am

Poached
Egg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a UK national police initiative named “Operation Easter” tries to stop them. The thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase. Thousands of eggs confiscated in police raids have been found strapped under beds, beneath floorboards, and in secret rooms. With unprecedented access to the most notorious and inconspicuous perpetrators, Poached delves into the psychology of the egg collectors as they confront their destructive obsession.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:01pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:30am

Wild Horses
Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death - even putting her own life in jeopardy.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 100min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:10pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

12:00pm

BARGE
A towboat drifts down the Mississippi River, due for the port of New Orleans. The water, the banks, the bright lights of a port ahead; the lure of a coming paycheck and a home-cooked meal. This is the world of BARGE. A green deckhand following his father into the family business. A former convict working his way upward job by job, in the hopes of being First Mate. A thirty-eight year veteran engineer in no hurry to retire. An ancient waterway pulling a double shift as the backbone of a national economy; a tangle of thick steel cables, tied together just right. As long as the boat’s moving, they’re making money. An intimate portrait of the machinery of American ambitions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:11pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

12:00pm

Sneakerheadz
To Rock or Stock? Sneakerheads will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to score a pair of Retro Jordan 11s to camping for days in sub zero temperatures for the latest Nike Foamposites. How did sneakers become as prized as collectable art? From the shores of Cali to the congested streets of Tokyo, Sneakerheadz examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English and Japanese
Year: 2015
Runtime: 74min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:14pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

12:00pm

The Avian Kind
Known for his literary words and directing, director Shin Younshick has been flexible enough to direct both commercial and independent films and have The Russian Novel (2012) and Rough Play (2013) released in previous years. In Jeonju Digital Project 2014, Shin presents The Avian Kind, which depicts a novelist's journey to search for his missing wife. It is also a title of a novel that appeared in his previous work The Russian Novel, and he plans to continue to take a cue from his previous films. Similar to The Russian Novel, The Avian Kind shows Shin's signature style crossing the present and the past.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Year: 2014
Runtime: 112min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:52pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:00pm

Mr. Robot
USA Network presents, Mr.Robot, a psychological thriller that follows Elliot(Rami Malek, “24”), a young programmer, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader(Christian Slater,“Adderall Diaries”)of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running(and ruining)the world. From Universal Cable Productions, this contemporary and culturally resonant drama also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”)and Carly Chaikin(“Suburgatory”).

Section: Episodic
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 64min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:04pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

1:15pm

For the Record
For the Record tracks several court reporters, captioners and CART providers and they strive to attain the Guinness title of World's Fastest Court Reporter. It explores the “steno culture,” as experienced by stenographers, through such events as 9/11, the Nuremberg trials and other high-profile courtroom moments, while reviewing the history of these "keepers of the record."
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 67min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:22pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

1:30pm

Y/OUR MUSIC
Y/OUR MUSIC immerses itself in the world of Thai music, from traditional music to labor songs and classical pop to urban indie music, spanning different locales and generations. As nine musicians each display their music, the rural or urban environments that influenced their sound are explored. The hands that play traditional instruments amid the red dust clouds, the labor songs being hummed in front of grains awaiting harvest, and the indie music born out of concrete basements create a melodious ecosystem. While they inhabit different musical worlds the musicians are connected by the same passion to bring their artistic aspirations to the fore and survive in the outskirts of the mainstream.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Thailand/UK
Language: Thai with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 81min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:51pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:30pm

Best of Enemies
Best of Enemies is a documentary about the storied debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, "What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?"

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:57pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

1:30pm

Made in Japan
Made in Japan is the remarkable story of Tomi Fujiyama, the first female Japanese country music star. From playing the USO circuit throughout Asia to headlining in Las Vegas and recording 7 albums for Columbia records, Tomi’s career culminates in a 1964 performance at The Grand Ole Opry where she followed Johnny Cash and received the only standing ovation of the night. Forty years later, Tomi and her husband set out on a journey through Japan and across the United States to fulfill a dream of performing at The Opry one more time. Made in Japan is a funny yet poignant multi-cultural journey through music, marriage, and the impact of the corporate world on the dreams of one woman.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA/Japan
Language: English and Japanese
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

1:30pm

Texas Shorts
The OceanMaker Director: Lucas Martell
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.
Star Cadets Director: Joe Nicolosi
Jax and Bingo are not the most skilled star-pilots that the Earth's Space Force has to offer - which is why they're stuck patrolling the deep fringes of the known universe. Amidst the nebulae, asteroid fields, brown dwarfs and gas giants, the two wing men finally find what they've been looking for - a connection
+ / - Director: Andy Irvine, Mark Smoot, Mark Smoot
A young couple examines their relationship as they await the result of a pregnancy test.
Carne Seca Director: Jazmin Diaz
Brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset in rural Mexico to turn a profit on their father’s business, or face the consequences of his belligerence.
Melville Director: James M. Johnston
Marcus is dealing with some shit. He wonders through his day distracted and quiet, acting out at strangers, withdrawn from his wife, and unable to sleep. Whatever it is, he just can't talk about it. Then he runs into an old friend who reminds him of the days when he never had a problem expressing anything.
Woman of the World Director: Allison Cook
Rachel is a young mother, frustrated with her writer husband and the daily grind of parenting. A visit to an old friend in LA offers an opportunity for escape.
Squirrel Director: Tomas Vengris
Squirrel is a diary-drama of an unnamed teenage girl struggling to understand love and sex. She takes us through scenes of her seemingly mundane high school life. As the images bleed together, we dive deeper into her troubled life. Soon, her innocent musings give way to a darker reality.
Detective Calzone Director: Austin Tolin
Detective Lenny Calzone works with his crime lab technician ex-wife, Michelle. Though he longs for something more, rising alimony payments are keeping him bound. One night, when a new piece of evidence arrives for an unsolved case, he’s faced with a truth that he can no longer ignore.
The Samaritans Director: John Bryant
A salesman faces the most difficult and important negotiation of his life.
Darknet Delivery: A Silk Road Story Director: Lacey Dorn, Mafalda Millies, Mafalda Millies
What happens when an on-demand generation can have access to anything-food, weapons, clothes, drugs-at the click of a button? In the era of Internet hyper-connectivity, four friends order drugs online, only to reveal how disconnected they really are.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 104min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:30pm - 3:14pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

1:30pm

Uncle John
Dutch, a small town bully turned born again Christian, has gone missing. John, a loved member of the community, is not a suspect, but has everything to do with it. Rumors about Dutch’s fate are hot topics around town. Dutch’s younger brother, Danny, who shares the family’s bad rap, has his own theory about the mystery and it centers on John.
Meanwhile, John’s nephew, Ben, leads a life replete with snarky jokes and gourmet coffee as a Chicago graphic designer. His confused and budding relationship with his coworker, Kate, leads them on an impromptu trip north to see the town he grew up in.
They arrive just as John struggles to navigate the increasing threats from Danny’s suspicions.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 113min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:30pm - 3:23pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

2:00pm

Moonwalkers
What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Ron Perlman a.k.a. Hellboy) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with Rupert Grint's lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this riotous, high-tempo action-comedy.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: France
Year: 2015
Runtime: 107min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:47pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

2:15pm

A Space Program
In A Space Program, acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods.  The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’ incredible piece, Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012.  For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Tom and his team built an entire space program guided by the philosophy of bricolage: something constructed or created from a diverse range of available things.  They ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone?

Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 72min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:15pm - 3:27pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

2:30pm

A Poem Is A Naked Person
An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A Poem Is A Naked Person presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 & 1974. Blank's camera lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in NE Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status; now after more than forty years it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:59pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

2:45pm

Invasion
George Bush (father) wanted General Noriega, an ex CIA friend turned rogue, out of power. The Panama Canal, a strategic asset for the U.S. seemed to be at risk. In December 1989, Panama’s tropical backdrop became a testing ground for new weapons, as 30,000 US troops went for overkill.
This film focuses on characters whose lives were deeply shaken by the invasion: civilians, military personnel, politicians, and many others, from the regular person in the street, to former General Noriega himself.
The collective memory of the U.S invasion of Panama serves to explore how a people recall, transform, and often forget their past in order re-define their identity and become who they are today.

Section: SXGlobal
Country: Panama
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:45pm - 4:18pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

2:45pm

God Bless the Child
Five siblings, from one to thirteen, spend a day on their own, uncertain whether this time their depressed and unreliable mother is really gone for good. Harper, the eldest and the only girl, looks after her brothers as she always does, as their day descends into fantasy and chaos. Set in Davis, California.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 94min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:45pm - 4:19pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

3:45pm

Monte Adentro
Monte Adentro explores the universe of one of the last muleteer families in Colombia and follows the mule train and lives of two brothers.
Alonso, one of them, now forced to live in a city, attempts to start a new life while accompanying his mother who the doctors won’t allow to return to live in the mountains. Novier, the other brother, still in the mountains of Caldas Province, but now on his own and despite the lack of work, tries to make a living and maintain their old mountain house and the mule driving tradition, as their father and grandfather did. As each of them strives to make a living on their own, memories of their common past make them wish to go back to their origins.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Colombia/Argentina
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 79min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:45pm - 5:04pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

3:45pm

Love & Mercy
Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 119min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:45pm - 5:44pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:00pm

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta).
Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?
7 Chinese Brothers - written & directed by Bob Byington (Somebody Up There Likes Me) - is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 76min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:16pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

4:00pm

Planetary
Planetary presents a stunning visual portrait of our Earth, taking us on a journey across continents: from the African savannah to the Himalayas, and from the heart of Tokyo to the view of our fragile planet from orbit. Through intimate interviews with a diversity of people, from NASA astronauts and environmentalists to philosophers and Tibetan lamas, the film explores our shared future. It suggests that the key to transforming our civilization lies in an understanding that all life is inseparably interconnected, and that we cannot change the world unless we change the way we see ourselves, our planet, and the wider cosmos we are embedded within.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK/USA
Language: English, Tibetan and Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:28pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

4:00pm

Out to Win
From the director of Small Town Gay Bar and Continental, Out to Win is a documentary film that serves as an overview and examination of the lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within the historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves. Featuring interviews with trailblazers including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Billy Bean and more.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA/Canada
Year: 2015
Runtime: 99min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:39pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

4:30pm

KRISHA
After years of absence, Krisha reunites with her family for a holiday gathering. She sees it as an opportunity to fix her past mistakes, cook the family turkey, and prove to her loved ones that she has changed for the better. Only, Krisha’s delirium takes her family on a dizzying holiday that no one will forget. KRISHA is expanded from the award-winning short film, Krisha, which was awarded Special Jury Recognition at SXSW 2014.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:53pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

4:30pm

Animated Shorts
Half Wet Director: Sophie Koko Gate
A soon to be 25 year old man with large pores tries to escape the realisation that he is very slowly evaporating. At the same time he pines over his ex girlfriend; who turns out to be incredibly dull.
Pig Director: Steven Subotnick
The pig is everything.
LAVA Director: James Ford Murphy
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
All Your Favorite Shows! Director: danny madden
Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hands! Crazy convenient. Crazy. . .
Butter Ya'Self Director: Julian Petschek
A banana and a hot dog bun are famous.
teeth Director: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown, Tom Brown
Things of worth are often neglected in favour of that which is more immediately gratifying.  Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.
Bottom Feeders Director: Matt Reynolds
Divided by a barrier of fog, two disparate species fight to adapt and survive in a deliciously unsympathetic world. A glimpse into an imagined ecosystem generated from subconscious doodlings.
PALM ROT Director: Ryan Gillis
Investing a wreckage out in the Florida Everglades, an old crop-duster named Bill discovers a crate filled with unearthly beetles. Wanting to piece together their mysterious appearance, Bill takes the crate on to his airboat. But he learns the hard way that the beetles have their own agenda.
World of Tomorrow Director: Don Hertzfeldt
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
WHOLE Director: William Reynish
MIRA has a heartache and feels empty inside. Her friend attempts to fill out Mira’s emptiness with vodka and parties, but as Mira meets the 500 year old shaman ULRIK, a more holistic solution arises: Mira must find her power animal to regain her inner strength. But after being put into a drum induced trance, Mira meets something entirely unexpected.
Roadtrip Director: Xaver Xylophon
Julius can't sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can't manage to leave. A hand drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin (even in summer) and waterproof socks.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

4:30pm

They Will Have To Kill Us First
In 2012, jihadists took control of northern Mali. They imposed one of the strictest interpretations of sharia law in history. On August 12th they banned music - radio stations destroyed, instruments burned and musicians facing torture, even death. Overnight, Mali’s most revered members of society – the musicians – were forced into hiding or exile. This film follows Mali’s musicians as they fight to keep music alive in their country. We witness fierce battles between the army and the jihadists, capture life over borders at refugee camps where money and hope are scarce, follow perilous journeys home to war ravaged cities, and for one band, Songhoy Blues, their path to international stardom.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Language: English, French, Tamashek, Songhoy and Bambara with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

4:45pm

A Woman Like Me
A Woman Like Me is a hybrid documentary that interweaves the real story of director Alex Sichel, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011, with the fictional story of Anna Seashell (Lili Taylor), who struggles to find the glass half full when faced with the same diagnosis. The film follows Alex as she uses her craft to explore what is foremost on her mind while confronting a terminal disease: parenting, marriage, faith, life, and death. When we are stuck between a rock and hard place, can our imagination get us out?

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:45pm - 6:09pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:15pm

15 Corners of the World
Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings.
15 Corners of the World is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Following the rhythms of architecture, the human body, and the throbbing pulse of nature we discover a new reality. We touch the sound.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 79min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:15pm - 6:34pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:30pm

Buzz Screening


Section: Buzz Screening
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

5:30pm

Deathgasm
Highschool can be hell. Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a small town until he meets a kindred spirit in metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk's resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. It's up to Brodie, Zakk and their mates to stop a force of pure evil from devouring mankind.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

6:00pm

The Frontier
Laine, a young woman on the run from the law, turns up at The Frontier, an isolated desert motel. She is offered a job by Luanne, the owner, and, hoping to lose herself in the obscurity of the place, accepts it. But soon Laine realizes she has stumbled into an even bigger and more dangerous situation.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:00pm - 7:28pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

6:30pm

Dominguinhos
DOMINGUINHOS is an evocative and sensual portrait of legendary Brazilian composer, accordionist, and singer Dominguinhos, featuring rare archival footage and vibrant musical clips with internationally known artists including Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Hermeto Pascoal, Djavan and Nara Leao. Born into an impoverished yet musically gifted family, Dominguinhos was an accordion prodigy who became a master of musical genres, known for popularizing Brazilian music as well as his work in the genres of bossa nova, tropicalia, funk, jazz, and more. Dominguinhos was a Brazilian national treasure who became an international sensation and brought vibrant and joyous Brazilian music to the world.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 86min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:30pm - 7:56pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

6:30pm

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson
The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson confronts our worst nightmares of impending death and turns them upside down. It tells the extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson who, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live, accepted his fate with uplifting positivity and embarked on a farewell tour, capturing the imagination of the world as he went. But like every good story Wilko's has a damn fine twist in its tail. Two years later and confounding the odds, Wilko wakes up in a hospital bed, unexpectedly sentenced to live, having now to integrate those enlightened lessons learnt under sentence of death into the unexpected and ongoing future of his life.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:30pm - 8:01pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

6:30pm

Nina Forever
Holly wants to save Rob, has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and works a dead end job in a supermarket where Rob is the only remarkable thing; lost and angry since the death of his girlfriend Nina.
Drawn into a relationship, the first time they're in bed together so is Nina. A tangled and bloody mess of broken limbs, she is very much dead but still here, still talking, still angry…
However Holly doesn't freak out and run - she is determined to be the one who heals Rob’s wounds. She can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it's what Rob needs, it's what Holly will do, whatever the consequences…

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 6:30pm - 8:08pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

7:00pm

Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro
In Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro, comedian Tig Notaro travels across the country in order to put on a series of performances in the homes, back yards, barns, and basements of her most loyal fans. These trips allow Tig to free herself from the grind of the comedy circuit, and to perform for her fans in more intimate – and random – settings. Each show has the potential to be an epiphany or a disaster, yet she eagerly dives into the chaos time and time again – embracing all of the awkwardness, adventure, and occasionally weird energy along the way. After an insane year, these trips give Tig a chance to laugh at – and celebrate – life itself.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 76min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:16pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

7:00pm

Adult Beginners
Academy Award-nominated producer Ross Katz (Lost in Translation) makes his feature directorial debut with this heartwarming and hilarious film (whose executive producers include indie kings Jay and Mark Duplass) about crashing hard, coming home and waking up.
Adult Beginners begins with one yuppie's disaster. On the eve of the product launch designed to shoot his career into the stratosphere, Jake discovers that, because of a single misstep, his life has plummeted into the dirt. Having lost his girlfriend, his credibility, and over $2.5 million in investor money, Jake retreats to the one place where he's always welcome: his childhood home, which is now occupied

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 87min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:27pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

7:00pm

DOUG BENSON & MASTER PANCAKE interrupt LEPRECHAUN 3 (1995)
Every St. Patrick’s Day, Doug Benson (Super High Me, Doug Loves Movies) teams with Master Pancake (resident film-talkers at the Alamo Drafthouse) to interrupt the Leprechaun movies in order of release. This year they’re up to Leprechaun 3 and it just keeps getting better/worse. Helmed by one of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite directors, straight-to-video king Brian Trenchard-Smith (Stunt Rock, Leprechaun 4: In Space), Leprechaun 3 tells the story of a murderous Leprechaun (Warwick Davis) who wreaks havoc in Las Vegas trying to get back his gold from a young loser on a deadly winning streak. Join Doug Benson and Master Pancake, led by John Erler, as they interrupt this insane trashterpiece!

Section: Special Events
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 94min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:34pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

7:15pm

I Dream Too Much
After college, Dora finds herself back home, prepping for the LSAT while her friends travel the globe. When her Great Aunt Vera injures herself, Dora volunteers to help and travels to Vera's snowy estate. The last thing the venerable Vera wants is a caretaker, and the last thing Dora wants is to be bored and isolated. Still, Dora fetches sweaters, studies for the LSAT, and trashes her own attempts at poetry. She spends more and more time with a colorful group of locals, until she uncovers Vera's hidden past, leading the two women to a much stronger bond. Much to their surprise, Vera helps Dora through her poetic "muddle," and Dora discovers her own unique voice while Vera rediscovers hers.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

7:30pm

Rolling Papers
In today’s media, the status quo can flip so abruptly that news outlets are forced to reshape themselves. On January 1, 2014 as recreational marijuana explodes off the shelves of Colorado dispensaries, The Denver Post is telling the story. The Cannabist is the first pot section of a major newspaper and Ricardo Baca, the world’s first marijuana editor sets out to report history in the making with a team of straight-laced staff writers and offbeat freelancers. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm on a new beat: pot journalism. Legalization is an experiment for society and a risk for the dying industry of newspapers to hedge its bets on a new one.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 79min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:30pm - 8:49pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

8:00pm

Film Awards Ceremony


Section: Awards Show
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

8:00pm

Vertical Cinema
Vertical Cinema is a monumental and mesmerising audio-visual experience: ten new works by experimental filmmakers, projected vertically on 35 mm celluloid with a custom-built projector in vertical cinemascope. A unique blend of abstract cinema, structural experiments, found footage, chemical film explorations and laser action, Vertical Cinema represents a provocation to expand the cinematic image onto a new axis. Curated and produced by Sonic Acts, Vertical Cinema features commissioned works by Joost Rekveld, Rosa Menkman, Makino Takashi & Telcosystems, Esther Urlus, Martijn van Boven & Gert-Jan Prins, Billy Roisz & Dieter Kovacic, Tina Frank, Björn Kämmerer, Manuel Knapp and Johann Lurf.

Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Netherlands/Austria
Year: 2013
Runtime: 105min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E 8th St

8:15pm

Kings of Nowhere
Three families live in a village partially submerged by water in Northwestern Mexico: Pani and Paula do not want to close their tortilleria and spend their spare time rescuing the town from ruins; Miro and his parents dream of leaving but can’t; Yoya and Jaimito live in fear but have everything they need.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:15pm - 9:38pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

8:30pm

Being Evel
A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel - watching him every Saturday on Wide World of Sports and buying his Ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70's. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous. With an entire genre of sports ascending from his daring inventiveness, now is the time to look at this extreme man and his complicated legacy. Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge delivers thrills and spills, while reflecting on what our heroes represent in ourselves.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 100min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:30pm - 10:10pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

8:45pm

Uncle Kent 2
In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film UNCLE KENT, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world. Reuniting in the GREMLINS 2 of "Indie" sequels, Joe Swanberg, Jennifer Prediger and Tipper Newton return in a surrealist look into Osborne's madness. Written by Osborne and passing the directors' torch over to Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM), UNCLE KENT 2 plays out like an absurdist successor that bends the rules of sequels and the minds of the audience.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 8:45pm - 9:58pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

9:00pm

BRAND: A Second Coming
BRAND: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons -Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live In Public), explores the contradiction between Brand’s clarion call for revolution & his hunger to transcend pop fame. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:00pm - 10:58pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

9:15pm

A Wonderful Cloud
When Katelyn travels to Los Angeles in hopes of wresting control of a clothing company from her ex, Eugene, she quickly realizes he has more than just business in mind. Unable to deny their emotional past, the pair spend the weekend trying to determine once and for all whether they have a future in store. Set in an LA full of eccentrics, this raw romantic comedy finds a former off-screen couple energetically playing out their real-world baggage in front of the camera, to an effect that is deftly comedic and deeply relatable.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 81min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:15pm - 10:36pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

9:15pm

JACO
JACO tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Never-before-seen 8mm film, photographs, and audio recordings unveil the true story behind the legend of Jaco’s life, his music, and his heartbreaking end.
Featuring Joni Mitchell, Sting, Flea, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, Santana, Wayne Shorter and more, JACO will leave you longing for a time when “musicians owned the music industry.” Produced by Metallica's Robert Trujillo with Passion Pictures (Searching for Sugar Man) and directed by Mr. Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 111min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:15pm - 11:06pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

9:30pm

She's The Best Thing In It
Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting. Features interviews with Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Valerie Harper and playwright Doug Wright, discussing what it means to be a character actor, whether acting can be taught, what constitutes 'talent,' and whether the profession is harder for women.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 79min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30pm - 10:49pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

9:30pm

Buzz Screening


Section: Buzz Screening
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
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Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

9:30pm

Night Owls
Workaholic Kevin (Adam Pally) goes home wit