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SXSW 2021

‘WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn’: Film Review

Jed Rothstein directs an overview of the rise and fall of WeWork and its megalomaniacal co-founder Adam Neumann.

‘Best Summer Ever’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Boy meets girl in this high school musical with an emphasis on inclusivity, directed by Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli.

‘Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Sarah and Emily Kunstler helm a documentary version of ACLU attorney Jeffery Robinson's talk on the deep roots of white supremacy in American history.

‘Spring Valley’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Garrett Zevgetis chronicles the aftermath of a 2015 viral incident in which a white school officer assaulted a Black 16-year-old student in her math class.

‘Alone Together’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Singer Charli XCX decides to make an album in five weeks in quarantine while crowdsourcing much of the process to fans and filming every bumpy moment of it.

‘Here Before’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Andrea Riseborough stars as a mother living in a Belfast suburb who becomes obsessed with the little girl next door in writer-director Stacey Gregg's feature debut.

‘Violet’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Olivia Munn toplines Justine Bateman's feature directorial debut, the story of a Hollywood executive's struggle to turn off the hostile voice in her head and live a more authentic life.

‘The Hunt for Planet B’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

'My Architect' director Nathaniel Kahn chronicles the making of the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as the key people behind it.

‘The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Leah Purcell's Australian Western reimagines a classic of colonial literature from an Indigenous feminist perspective, depicting the struggles of an 1890s woman suspended between two cultures.

‘Swan Song’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Udo Kier plays a flamboyant small-town Ohio hairdresser who escapes his nursing home to style his estranged former client for her funeral in Todd Stephens' tender comedy.

‘United States vs. Reality Winner’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Whistleblower Reality Winner, tried under the Espionage Act for leaking documents to a media website, gets a documentary showcase that looks beyond her funny name.

‘The Feast’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

A vengeful mythical spirit gets in on the clash between nature and industry in Lee Haven Jones' Welsh-language horror debut about a dinner party-turned-bloodbath.