SXSW Interest List 2017

by Col Needham | created - 11 Mar 2017 | updated - 30 Mar 2018 | Public
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1. Song to Song (I) (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

54 Metascore

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman

Votes: 15,634 | Gross: $0.44M

2. A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017)

85 min | Comedy

Two would-be thieves forge a surprising relationship with an unexpected house-sitter when they accidentally trap themselves in a house they just broke into.

Director: Jason Headley | Stars: Matt Jones, Will Rogers, Eleanore Pienta, Jonny Mars

Votes: 856

3. Bad Lucky Goat (2017)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years, embark on a journey of reconciliation.

Director: Samir Oliveros | Stars: Jean Bush, Kiara Howard, Ambrosio Huffington, Honlenny Huffington

Votes: 199 | Gross: $0.01M

4. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

64 Metascore

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder, Kathy Baker

Votes: 3,959 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Barracuda (2017)

100 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

78 Metascore

A strange woman comes to Texas to meet her half-sister and stake a claim to the family music legacy-one way or another.

Directors: Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin | Stars: Sophie Reid, Leslie Naugle, Ricky Catter, Allison Tolman

Votes: 518

6. Paris Can Wait (2016)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

Director: Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin, Elise Tielrooy

Votes: 6,443 | Gross: $5.62M

7. Maya Dardel (2017)

104 min | Drama

53 Metascore

A famous writer announces that she intends to end her life and male writers may compete to become executor of her estate. Men drive up the mountain and are challenged intellectually and erotically, until one discovers Maya's end game.

Directors: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak | Stars: Lena Olin, Lois J. Drabkin, Chris Voss, Jordan Gavaris

Votes: 297

8. Daphne (2017)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.

Director: Peter Mackie Burns | Stars: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White

Votes: 1,183

9. The Price (I) (2017)

91 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A young Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal path.

Director: Anthony Onah | Stars: Lucy Griffiths, Peter Vack, Michael Hyatt, Bill Sage

Votes: 182

10. Easy Living (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Sherry, a self-destructive makeup saleswoman, hopes a new man and business venture will provide her a fresh start. After her plans are foiled, she takes control of her life in a dramatic turn of events.

Director: Adam Keleman | Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, McCaleb Burnett, Elizabeth Marvel, Charlie Hofheimer

Votes: 306

11. Fits and Starts (2017)

80 min | Comedy

A struggling writer can't seem to escape his wife's literary success. When a road trip to a publisher's salon takes an unexpected turn, he has to face his own creative shortcomings and find a way to regain control of his life and work.

Director: Laura Terruso | Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky

Votes: 206

12. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee

Votes: 3,544 | Gross: $0.20M

13. Going to Brazil (2016)

TV-MA | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

Four childhood friends reunite for a wedding in Rio, only to find themselves on the run through the Brazilian countryside after accidentally killing someone at a drug-fueled party.

Director: Patrick Mille | Stars: Vanessa Guide, Alison Wheeler, Margot Bancilhon, Philippine Stindel

Votes: 431

14. The Honor Farm (2017)

TV-MA | 74 min | Thriller

On prom night, a group of kids wander deep into the woods and come back changed forever.

Director: Karen Skloss | Stars: Olivia Grace Applegate, Louis Hunter, Dora Madison, Liam Aiken

Votes: 264

15. Hot Summer Nights (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

Director: Elijah Bynum | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Emory Cohen

Votes: 7,812

16. Hounds of Love (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

73 Metascore

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Director: Ben Young | Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter

Votes: 8,319

17. Infinity Baby (2017)

80 min | Comedy

Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble - infants that do not age.

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Nick Offerman, Stephen Root, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally

Votes: 538

18. Inheritance (III) (2017)

75 min | Drama

A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.

Directors: Laura E. Davis, Jessica Kaye | Stars: Jessica Kaye, Mark Webber, Daniel Ahearn, Shamira Gill-Card

Votes: 182

19. Lane 1974 (2017)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Based on a true story, Lane is a 13-year-old girl coming of age on a Northern California commune in the 1970s. While Lane enjoys the freedom of living off-the-grid with her mother and ... See full summary »

Director: S.J. Chiro | Stars: Katherine Moennig, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sara Coates, Sophia Mitri Schloss

Votes: 213

20. Like Me (II) (2017)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

60 Metascore

A young woman sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media.

Director: Robert Mockler | Stars: Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden, Jeremy Gardner

Votes: 711 | Gross: $0.01M

21. The Light of the Moon (2017)

90 min | Drama

76 Metascore

After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.

Director: Jessica M. Thompson | Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, Conrad Ricamora, Catherine Curtin

Votes: 637

22. Lucky (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 14,522 | Gross: $0.96M

23. M.F.A. (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack

Votes: 5,205

24. Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

After a loved one falls ill, 25 year old struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town of Austin, Texas and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

Director: Noël Wells | Stars: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda

Votes: 1,878

25. The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)

TV-MA | 91 min | Biography, Drama, History

41 Metascore

The life of Madelyn Murray O'Hair, the outspoken activist and founder of American Atheists.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Melissa Leo, Brandon Mychal Smith, Juno Temple, Michael Chernus

Votes: 3,529

26. Porto (2016)

R | 76 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Jake and Mati are two outsiders in Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.

Director: Gabe Klinger | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas, Paulo Calatré, Françoise Lebrun

Votes: 1,377 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Person to Person (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

Director: Dustin Guy Defa | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Bene Coopersmith

Votes: 1,219 | Gross: $0.05M

28. The Relationtrip (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

At an age when everyone around them is settling down and finding love, Beck and Liam are self-proclaimed loners. After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they decide to... See full summary »

Directors: C.A. Gabriel, Renée Felice Smith | Stars: Renée Felice Smith, Matt Bush, Nelson Franklin, Floyd Foster Jr.

Votes: 379

29. Small Crimes (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.

Director: E.L. Katz | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Robert Forster, Jacki Weaver, Molly Parker

Votes: 5,532

30. Small Town Crime (2017)

R | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

An alcoholic ex cop finds a woman on the roadside, left for dead. He offers to find the killer pro bono as P.I. Her granddad hires him. Things get nasty.

Directors: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms | Stars: John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster

Votes: 8,106

31. The Strange Ones (2017)

R | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Directors: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones

Votes: 1,955

32. Sylvio (2017)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

71 Metascore

A small town gorilla joins a local TV program where a series of on-air mishaps send him on a journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Kentucker Audley, Albert Birney | Stars: Sylvio Bernardi, Meghan Doherty, Kentucker Audley, Steve Bauer

Votes: 251

33. Us and Them (2017)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

Angry and frustrated, working class Danny aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance.

Director: Joe Martin | Stars: Jack Roth, Andrew Tiernan, Tim Bentinck, Sophie Colquhoun

Votes: 552

34. The Show (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Game-Show, Thriller

35 Metascore

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito, Famke Janssen, Caitlin FitzGerald

Votes: 3,473

35. Tragedy Girls (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

58 Metascore

A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy, and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Director: Tyler MacIntyre | Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid, Kevin Durand

Votes: 6,900 | Gross: $0.06M

36. Win It All (2017)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt.... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Jake Johnson, Rony Shemon, Morgan Ng, Edward Kaihatsu

Votes: 6,863



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