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SXSW 2020

‘The Surrogate’: Film Review

Jasmine Batchelor plays a young woman wrestling with a life-changing decision while carrying a child for her gay best friend and his husband in Jeremy Hersh's drama, 'The Surrogate.'

Critics’ Picks: 10 Highlights From SXSW and Tribeca Online

Standouts include a doc about Johnny Cash's first wife and another about gay conversion therapy as well as a drama starring 'Unorthodox' breakout Shira Haas.

Saban Films Nabs Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Thriller ‘The Silencing’

The Robin Pront-helmed crime thriller was slated for SXSW's Midnighters program. It is unclear whether the film will screen on Amazon later this month as part of the recently announced SXSW virtual…

‘One of These Days’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

Bastian Gunther's 'One of These Days' is inspired by the real contest depicted in 1997's 'Hands on a Hard Body.'

‘I Will Make You Mine’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

Lynn Chen writes and directs 'I Will Make You Mine,' the third film in an indie trilogy started by Dave Boyle.

‘Shiva Baby’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

Emma Seligman's feature debut, 'Shiva Baby,' centers on a young woman forced to juggle her ex-girlfriend, older lover and pushy parents at the same Jewish funeral.

‘Lapsis’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

Noah Hutton's 'Lapsis' imagines a near future in which humans compete with robots in a grueling workplace.

‘An Elephant in the Room’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

Katrine Philp's SXSW-winning 'An Elephant in the Room' spends time with participants in a New Jersey program for grieving children.

‘Freeland’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

In 'Freeland,' a Humboldt County-set drama starring Krisha Fairchild (of Trey Edward Shults' 'Krisha'), the booming cannabis industry leaves a boomer pot farmer on the outside looking in.

Amazon Teams With SXSW to Launch a Virtual Fest

SXSW 2020 will see the light of day after all, albeit online rather than on the ground in Austin, Texas. The films will stream for free on Amazon over 10 days, likely in late April.

‘The Donut King’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

Alice Gu's feature-length directorial debut 'The Donut King,' about the legendary refugee-turned-entrepreneur Ted Ngoy, earned special jury recognition at this year's canceled SXSW.

‘For Madmen Only’: Film Review | SXSW 2020

Heather Ross' 'For Madmen Only' gets inside the head of the man who taught generations of comedians to think on their feet.