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SXSW 2017: Films You Don’t Want To Miss

March 13, 2017

For me, SXSW 2017 is all about the spectacular films that can’t be missed. As a movie fanatic, I’ve searched through the SXSW guide and have found some true gems. Let me know what you’re most looking forward to seeing.

7 films to watch during SXSW 2017

What do you get when you combine a shoot-’em-up style movie with raucous comedy? The answer: Free Fire. Director Ben Wheatley’s hilarious and action-packed movie is about two groups meeting up at a warehouse to purchase arms. A disagreement occurs, shots are fired, and pandemonium ensues as a full-on shootout takes places. Starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and Cillian Murphy, this movie premiere today, Monday, March 13. 



Some of us may call it grilling, spit-roasting, or barbecuing, either way, it’s a style of cooking that many of us enjoy. Barbecue takes a deeper look at how this cookout practice takes shape around the world. Watch this movie on Saturday, March 18.  {Photo courtesy of SXSW}


Starring Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Song to Song is a modern love story. Filmed in Austin, this movie follows two entangled couples, both involved in the music industry, and their quest to chase success through harsh rock’n’roll landscape. It already premiered on Friday, March 10 so check for screening options. 


Behind the Fence is the heart-breaking documentary of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. Directors Lindsay Branham and Johnathan Olinger use this film to tell the stories of some the most persecuted people on earth. See this film on Tuesday, March 14. {Photo courtesy of SXSW}


We all post, tweet, and share our lives on social media, but what happens when your followers bite back? Andrew Fitzgerald’s short film, I Know You From Somewhere, takes a look at how one woman incurred the wrath of the internet and became an accidental viral sensation. This film already premiered on Saturday, March 11, please check screening options. {Photo courtesy of SXSW}


Born in Compton/South Central Los Angeles, krumping is a style of dance that catapulted in the early 2000s. Using his lens, director Marco Frost profiles krumpers in Raised by Krump. This short film focuses on how this aggressive style of dance has helped people deal with their emotions and the hardships of growing up in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. See this film on Tuesday, March 14. 

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