SXSW Alumni Film Releases - October 2014

Written by Jim Kolmar | October 3, 2014

EXISTS
Midnighters, 2014
Website

Yeah, it's a Bigfoot movie - so sasquatch you gonna do about it? You're going to watch Exists, that's what. Directed by Eduardo "The Blair Witch Project" Sánchez, this is a sure fire scare fest.
Theatrical Release & VOD Friday, October 24

Photo courtesy the filmmakers

EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
VISIONS, 2014
Website | Trailer

Brave, maverick filmmaking from a young ex-criminal who directs the camera on himself to investigate how a 16 year old boy turns to extreme measures, and the repercussions on the people around him. Striking and intimate, the film is Executive Produced by Spike Lee.
Theatrical Release Friday, October 10

Photo courtesy of Random Media

FOR THOSE IN PERIL
SXGlobal, 2014
Website | Trailer

Exhilarating new talent on display in Paul Wright's debut feature, an audacious, poetic study of bereavement and persecution. For Those in Peril is a truly original statement from a name to watch.
Theatrical Release Friday, October 10


Photo courtesy of Future You Pictures

HARMONTOWN
Documentary Spotlight, 2014
Website | Trailer

Dan Harmon hits the road in this documentary following his rag-tag journey around the country to bring his live show to the masses. It's as anarchic and hilarious as you'd expect.
Theatrical Release & VOD Friday, October 3

Photo courtesy of Jeong Park

THE HEART MACHINE
Narrative Competition, 2014
Website | Trailer

This chilling cautionary tale is a gripping, truly modern thriller, and a compelling red flag for all you online-daters out there. Great first date movie!
Theatrical Release & VOD Friday, October 24


Housebound courtesy of Kitchen Sink Films

HOUSEBOUND
Midnighters, 2014
Website | Trailer

New Zealand is breaking all the genre-film rules right now. In Housebound, there's no place like home…and considering the horrors on display, that's probably a good thing...
Theatrical Release Friday, October 17

Photo courtesy of Judith and Holofernes/Kehinde Wiley Studio

KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE
Documentary Shorts, 2014
Website | Trailer

Fashion, culture, and art come together to illustrate African American women of New York in a wholly original and beautiful way.
DVD Available Tuesday, October 7


Photo courtesy of Submarine

THE LAST HIJACK
SXGlobal, 2014
Website | Trailer

This is not Captain Phillips. This is the real deal - a look at the life of a Somali pirate and all the harrowing danger it entails.
Theatrical Release & on iTunes Tuesday, October 7

Photo courtesy of A24

OBVIOUS CHILD
Festival Favorites, 2014
Website | Trailer

Jenny Slate turns in an engaging performance as a woman who faces a tough choice, the answer to which may not be so obvious.
DVD/Blu-ray Available Tuesday, October 7


Photo courtesy the filmmakers

THE SLAUGHTER
VISIONS, 2014
Website | Trailer

Jason Kohl’s award-winning short from SXSW 2013 is a potent look at father/son dynamics, beautifully directed, and deeply felt. It’s now available online - don’t miss it!
Watch online from Monday, October 20

Photo courtesy of RADiUS-TWC

SUPERMENSCH
Festival Favorites, 2014
Website | Trailer

The amazing, wonderful, almost unbelievable story of Shep Gordon. It's not just a decades long Hollywood tale it's the remembrances of a man who embraces compassion and remains a nice guy in a city of sharks.
DVD/Blu-ray Available Tuesday, October 7


Photo credits:
Evolution of a Criminal courtesy the filmmakers
For Those in Peril courtesy of Random Media
Harmontown courtesy of Future You Pictures
The Heart Machine courtesy of Jeong Park
Housebound courtesy of Kitchen Sink Films
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace courtesy of Judith and Holofernes/Kehinde Wiley Studio
The Last Hijack courtesy of Submarine
Obvious Child courtesy of A24
The Slaughter courtesy of Amanda Treyz
Supermensch courtesy of RADiUS-TWC