8 Features & Docs In Competition To Discover At SXSW 2016

By March 10, 2016Events, Festivals, News

Riders, swing dancers & stalkers: Discover 8 movies by women filmmakers competing at the South By Southwest Film Festival 2016.

Summary: Narrative Competition | Documentary Competition



Before The Sun Explodes by Debra Eisenstadt

sxsw Before The Sun Explodes

After his wife kicks him out, an anxious comedian is lured in by an intriguing woman with a stalker.

World Premiere – March 14, 15, 17

Director: Debra Eisenstadt
Screenwriters: Debra Eisenstadt, Zeke Farrow
Cast: Bill Dawes, Sarah Butler, Christine Woods, Michael Rivkin, Amir Arison, Keri Safran, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Gene Serritella, Kristin Slaysman, Eric Fillipkowski

Claire in Motion by
Lisa Robinson & Annie J. Howell

Claire is sure of herself, her work, and family, until — like a bad dream — her husband disappears, leaving a trail of puzzling secrets that shatter her certainty.

World Premiere – March 14, 15, 17

Directors/Screenwriters: Lisa Robinson, Annie J. Howell
Cast: Betsy Brandt, Chris Beetem, Zev Haworth, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Sakina Jaffrey


collective unconscious sxsw

Five of independent film’s most adventurous filmmakers adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. This is going to get strange…

World Premiere – March 13, 14, 16

Directors: collective:unconscious (Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein),
Screenwriters: Jamal Batts, Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Mariama Diallo, Lauren Wolkstein,
Concept by: Dan Schoenbrun
Cast: Frank Mosley, Will Blomker, Lily Baldwin, Tonya Pinkins, Daniel Ryan, Ryan Cassata, Sanda Weigl, MJ Frank, Samuel John Damon, Jamal Batts

Miss Stevens by Julia Hart

sxsw Miss Stevens

Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, it falls on Miss Stevens to chaperone three of her students — Billy, Margot, and Sam — on a weekend trip to a drama competition.

World Premiere – March 12, 13, 16

Director: Julia Hart
Screenwriters: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz
Cast: Lily Rabe, Timotheé Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nuñez

Read the script of The Keeping Room by Julia Hart on Award Season 2016: Read The Scripts Of 18 Films By Women Screenwriters
Find Julia Hart on the Hollywomen Screenwriters Board


Alive and Kicking by Susan Glatzer

Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society.

World Premiere – March 13, 14, 16

Director: Susan Glatzer
Screenwriters: Susan Glatzer, Heidi Zimmerman

The Liberators by Cassie Hay

A tiny Texas town. $350 million worth of medieval treasure. The discovery is just the beginning.

World Premiere – March 11, 12, 17

Director: Cassie Hay

Ovarian Psycos by
Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle

In East Los Angeles, three young misfit women find solace in an unapologetic, feminist bicycle crew. They call themselves the Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade.

World Premiere – March 12, 13, 16

Directors: Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle

The Seer by Laura Dunn

The Seer is a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture and the redemptive beauty in taking the unworn path.

World Premiere – March 12, 13, 16

Director: Laura Dunn

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