SXSW 2018: Documentary Feature Competition

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Ten world premieres: ten real world stories that demonstrate innovation, energy and bold voices. Selected from 1,050 feature documentary submissions in 2018.

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1. Chi-Town (2018)

82 min | Documentary

Chi-Town follows Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago's West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey of the explosive ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Budabin

2. Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018)

90 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary about an important American still photographer who captured New York City in the 1960s (his work there is said to have influenced the TV show Mad Men) and later the West in Texas and Los Angeles.

Director: Sasha Waters Freyer | Stars: Geoff Dyer, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Susan Kismaric, Erin O'Toole

Votes: 40

3. The Gospel of Eureka (2018)

75 min | Documentary, Music

Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief. Gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show.

Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri | Star: Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Votes: 26

4. Las Sandinistas! (2018)

96 min | Documentary, History, War

LAS SANDINISTAS. uncovers a watershed moment in history when a group of Nicaraguan women shattered barriers to lead rebel troops in battle and reshape their country with landmark social ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Murray | Stars: Dora Maria Tellez, Daisy Zamora

Votes: 31

5. People's Republic of Desire (2018)

95 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

As an entire generation has come of age on social media, virtual relationships are slowly replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming ... See full summary »

Director: Hao Wu

Votes: 85 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Social Animals (I) (2018)

R | 90 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A childless, single, broke, stoner attempts to salvage her failing business and love life while falling in love for the first time with a married man.

Director: Theresa Bennett | Stars: Carly Chaikin, Aya Cash, Josh Radnor, Samira Wiley

Votes: 671

7. This One's for the Ladies (2018)

82 min | Documentary

This documentary explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary black America through intimate, eye opening and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing.

Director: Gene Graham | Stars: Michele Moore, Poundcake, Terrill Ross, Tamisha

Votes: 16

8. TransMilitary (2018)

93 min | Documentary

The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson | Star: Jesse Ehrenfeld

Votes: 23

9. Weed the People (2018)

97 min | Documentary

Patients suffering from cancer, and their families, struggle against mean-spirited legislation, and the proclaimed goal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to roll back marijuana reforms in states such as California.

Director: Abby Epstein

Votes: 19 | Gross: $0.01M

10. The World Before Your Feet (2018)

95 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

For over six years, and for reasons he can't explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City - a journey of more than 8,000 miles. THE WORLD BEFORE ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Workman | Star: Matt Green

Votes: 203 | Gross: $0.06M



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