SXSW 2018: Narrative Spotlight

by IMDb-Editors | created - 07 Feb 2018 | updated - 01 Mar 2018 | Public

High profile narrative features receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW.

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1. 6 Balloons (2018)

TV-MA | 74 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A woman (Jacobson) learns her brother (Franco) has relapsed on heroin.

Director: Marja-Lewis Ryan | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Charlotte Carel, Madeline Carel

Votes: 2,914

2. All Square (2018)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck bookie befriends an ex-girlfriend's son and begins taking bets on his youth league baseball games, creating chaos in the community.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Michael Kelly, Jesse Ray Sheps, Pamela Adlon, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Votes: 234

3. Anchor and Hope (2017)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

Two women, Eva and Kat, and the best friend of one of them, Roger. A boat in the canals of London and a question: Is it possible to live love, family, and life in such different ways and yet remain united?

Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet | Stars: Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, Geraldine Chaplin, Lara Rossi

Votes: 579

4. A Bluebird in My Heart (2018)

85 min | Drama

Attempting to lead a quiet reformed life, an ex-con finds refuge in a motel run by a single mother and her daughter Clara. The peace and freedom he has found in this safe haven disappears ... See full summary »

Director: Jérémie Guez | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Veerle Baetens, Lola Le Lann, Roland Møller

Votes: 146

5. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 3,838

6. Brothers' Nest (2018)

102 min | Comedy, Thriller

Two brothers' murder plans go somewhat sideways in this Australian dark comedy.

Director: Clayton Jacobson | Stars: Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran

Votes: 839

7. Fast Color (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

Director: Julia Hart | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, David Strathairn, Saniyya Sidney

Votes: 205 | Gross: $0.08M

8. At First Light (I) (2018)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

49 Metascore

Alex is floating unconscious in a lake when light from a UFO of light saves her by enhancing her abilities such as telekinesis and healing power. Her friend Sean helps her. The authorities want her - not just for stealing a police car.

Director: Jason Stone | Stars: Stefanie Scott, Théodore Pellerin, Saïd Taghmaoui, Percy Hynes White

Votes: 2,166 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Galveston (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.

Director: Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Ben Foster, Jeffrey Grover, Christopher Amitrano, Mark Hicks

Votes: 7,243

10. The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018)

TV-14 | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

The great hunter Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) and his trusted cameraman Don (Danny McBride) set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with Buck's young son (Montana Jordan).

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Josh Brolin, Carrie Coon, Danny McBride, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 2,867

11. Most Likely to Murder (2018)

R | 90 min | Comedy

A home for the holidays murder-mystery comedy - former high-school hero Billy (Adam Pally) comes back to his hometown expecting things to be like they used to. Instead, he finds all his ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Gregor | Stars: Adam Pally, Rachel Bloom, Vincent Kartheiser, John Reynolds

Votes: 615

12. Neurotic Quest for Serenity (2017)

105 min | Comedy

Kika K is a successful star with millions of fans, but behind the scenes, she is in personal and professional crisis: she has to deal with an obsessive fan, a boyfriend with no concept, ... See full summary »

Directors: Paulinho Caruso, Teodoro Poppovic | Stars: Tatá Werneck, Vera Holtz, Bruno Gagliasso, Daniel Furlan

Votes: 340

13. Outside In (2017)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

76 Metascore

An ex-con struggling to readjust to life in his small town forms an intense bond with his former high school teacher.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Edie Falco, Jay Duplass, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz

Votes: 1,890 | Gross: $0.07M

14. Support the Girls (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham

Votes: 4,372 | Gross: $0.13M

15. Unlovable (2018)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

A sex and love addicted woman learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.

Director: Suzi Yoonessi | Stars: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, Paul James

Votes: 275

16. A Vigilante (2018)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

A vigilante helps victims escape their domestic abusers.

Director: Sarah Daggar-Nickson | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, Estefania Tejeda

Votes: 1,525

17. Who We Are Now (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

83 Metascore

An ex-con tries to get back custody of her son with the help of an idealistic young public defender and at the same time falls into a romantic fling with a traumatized former US soldier.

Director: Matthew Newton | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Zachary Quinto, Jess Weixler, Lea Thompson

Votes: 661 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Wild Nights with Emily (2018)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, History

74 Metascore

Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.

Director: Madeleine Olnek | Stars: Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz, Brett Gelman

Votes: 288 | Gross: $0.45M

19. Wildling (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood.

Director: Fritz Böhm | Stars: Liv Tyler, Brad Dourif, Bel Powley, James Le Gros

Votes: 8,802

20. Being Frank (2018)

109 min | Comedy

A normal father's family life is turned upside down when his son discovers he has another family.

Director: Miranda Bailey | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Anna Gunn, Danielle Campbell, Logan Miller

Votes: 48



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