SXSW 2012

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1.
21 Jump Street (2012)
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A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (109 mins.)
 
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The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
 
3.
Casa de mi Padre (2012)
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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord. (84 mins.)
Director: Matt Piedmont
 
4.
Intruders (2011)
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Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. (100 mins.)
 
5.
John Dies at the End (2012)
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A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? (99 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
6.
Killer Joe (2011)
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When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. (102 mins.)
 
7.
The Aggression Scale (2012)
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Four heavily armed hitmen and two unusual teenagers go to war over $500,000 of stolen cash. (85 mins.)
 
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Amor crónico (2012)
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The flamboyant Cuban-born / New York based singer CuCu Diamantes on her tour around Cuba. It is an independent Cuban/ U.S... (80 mins.)
 
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Bad Brains: A Band in DC (2012 Documentary)
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Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded... (104 mins.)
 
10.
Bay of All Saints (2012 Documentary)
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In Bahia, Brazil, generations of impoverished families live in palafitas, a vast network of shacks built... (74 mins.)
Director: Annie Eastman
 
11.
Beast (2011)
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Bruno loves his wife Maxine. But something is wrong. Their love is not what it once was, and Maxine has found someone else... (83 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
 
12.
Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Berkeley
 
13.
Bijuka (2012)
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Inspired by true events. Scarecrow, tells the true story of a young woman who is attempting to escape from an abusive arranged marriage... (74 mins.)
Director: Ashtar Sayed
 
14.
Black Pond (2011)
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An ordinary British family and their friend are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table... (83 mins.)
 
15.
Blue Like Jazz (2012)
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Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America. (108 mins.)
Director: Steve Taylor
 
16.
Booster (2012)
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When Simon's brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted. (73 mins.)
Director: Matt Ruskin
 
17.
Brooklyn Castle (2012 Documentary)
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Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team. (101 mins.)
 
18.
Charles Bradley: Soul of America (2012 Documentary)
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The incredible rise of 62-year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn Housing Projects to Rolling Stone Magazine's top 50 albums of 2011. (75 mins.)
Director: Poull Brien
 
19.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. (94 mins.)
 
20.
Crulic - The Path to Beyond (2011)
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While being in Poland, Romanian Claudio Crulic is wrongly accused of theft. In jail he goes on a hunger strike. (73 mins.)
Director: Anca Damian
 
21.
Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes (2011 Documentary)
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A true documentary of the art and culture of glass pipe-making (76 mins.)
Director: Marble Slinger
 
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Dreams of a Life (2011 Documentary)
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A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Morley
 
23.
Electrick Children (2012)
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Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby. (96 mins.)
Director: Rebecca Thomas
 
24.
Extracted (2012)
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A scientist who has invented a technique to watch people's memories finds himself in a dangerous situation after he's tasked with entering a heroin addict's mind to see whether the man committed murder. (85 mins.)
Director: Nir Paniry
 
25.
Funeral Kings (2012)
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Two altar boys decide to play hooky after serving at a series of funerals. (85 mins.)
 
26.
Gayby (2012)
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Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way. (85 mins.)
 
27.
Girl Model (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model. (78 mins.)
 
28.
Girls (????)
The story of a slumber party gone wrong after four teenage girls are terrorized by a pair of kidnappers.
 
29.
Hard Labor (2011)
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Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store... (99 mins.)
 
30.
Her Master's Voice (2012 Documentary)
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Internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Nina Conti, takes the bereaved puppets of her mentor and erstwhile... (64 mins.)
Director: Nina Conti
 
31.
Hunky Dory (2011)
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In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. (110 mins.)
Director: Marc Evans
 
32.
Indie Game: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. (94 mins.)
 
33.
Iron Sky (2012)
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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. (93 mins.)
Director: Timo Vuorensola
 
34.
Italy: Love It, or Leave It (2011 Documentary)
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After their award winning documentary, 'Suddenly, Last Winter', Luca and Gustav are back. This time they have to decide: should they stay in Italy... (75 mins.)
 
35.
Just Like Being There (2012 Documentary)
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In the gig poster community, creating artwork is more than just a career - it is a way of life. These... (81 mins.)
Director: Scout Shannon
 
36.
Keyhole (2011)
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Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home. (94 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
37.
The Last Fall (2012)
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An NFL journeyman struggles to deal with life's complexities after his professional career is over. (98 mins.)
 
38.
Low & Clear (2012 Documentary)
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A meditation on friendship and life in the disappearing wilderness of the West, 'Low and Clear' follows... (81 mins.)
 
39.
Mustafa's Sweet Dreams (2012 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
 
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Pilgrim Song (2012)
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Seeking escape from his stalled relationship and unhappy place in the world, a recently pink-slipped... (116 mins.)
Director: Martha Stephens
 
41.
Pompeya (2010)
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A junior screenwriter called Juan Garofalo is hired by film director Samuel Goldszer to write his new film: a gangster movie set in Buenos Aires... (100 mins.)
Director: Tamae Garateguy
 
42.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
 
43.
Re:Generation (2011 Documentary)
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This documentary feature, produced in association with The Grammy's, looks at the history, songwriting... (75 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
44.
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012 Documentary)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. (108 mins.)
 
45.
Scarlet Road (2011 Documentary)
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Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked clientèle - people with disability. (106 mins.)
Director: Catherine Scott
 
46.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012)
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A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by. (76 mins.)
Director: Bob Byington
 
47.
Sunset Strip (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the famous Los Angeles street. (96 mins.)
Director: Hans Fjellestad
 
48.
Tchoupitoulas (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows three brothers as they discover the scenes of late-night New Orleans. (80 mins.)
 
49.
Thale (2012)
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Estranged friends Leo (a crime-scene cleaner) and hired-hand Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy casualty deep in the Norwegian woods... (76 mins.)
 
50.
Under African Skies (2012 Documentary)
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Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
 
51.
Waiting for Lightning (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China. (96 mins.)
Director: Jacob Rosenberg
 
52.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous. (93 mins.)
 
53.
Welcome to the Machine (2012 Documentary)
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Upon fathering triplets, filmmaker Avi Zev Weider explores the nature of technology, revealing that all its discussions are about what it means to be human. (85 mins.)
Director: Avi Weider
 
54.
True Stories: Wikileaks - Secrets and Lies (2011 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Patrick Forbes
 
55.
Wildness (2012 Documentary)
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The creativity and conflict that arises when queer avant-garde performance artists intersect with a community of transgender immigrant women at historic Los Angeles bar Silver Platter. (74 mins.)
Director: Wu Tsang
 
56.
Wolf (2012)
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A family is shaken to the core when they discover that their son has been molested. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser. (87 mins.)
Director: Ya'Ke Smith
 
57.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper