• A new documentary featuring the Super 8 home movies of Nixon's closest aides is about to premiere at SXSW – and beyond!

    Throughout Nixon’s presidency, three of his top aides documented their lives on Super 8 film. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. OUR NIXON creates an intimate portrait of a presidency as never seen before.

  • On the eve of an annual sibling reunion, a troubled young writer is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected guest.

    When Dr. Lynn abandoned his terminally ill wife on her deathbed, he left his three children essentially orphaned. Almost a decade later, on the eve of their annual family reunion, Dr. Lynn unexpectedly shows up at Christian's door claiming he can justify his nine-year absence.

  • Pug, a young boy growing up in West Baltimore, finds solace in a gang of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys

    Pug, a wisecracking 13-year-old boy, has one goal: to join the 12 O’Clock Boys, the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. The film presents the pivotal years in a boy’s life, growing up in one of the most dangerous cities in the US. Currently funding their finish!

  • Help us finish the movie by fans, for fans, about The Most Beautiful Woman in the World -- DIVINE!

    I Am Divine is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to his career as an internationally-recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters.

  • Illuminating the story of pioneering poet/filmmaker who inspired others to break boundaries, explore contradiction & live poetically.

    Big Joy explores the life and art of James Broughton. His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, including his influence on the Beats, his sojourn in Europe, becoming a bard of Gay liberation, and dying a conscious death. A 2-time KS project!

  • "Good Ol' Freda" is the untold story of Freda Kelly, the Beatles' trusted secretary and friend throughout their rise to fame.

    In one of the few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles, Freda details her 11-year career as secretary for the most famous band in the world. Telling her stories for the first time in 50 years, Freda offers an insider perspective on the evolution of the band.

  • Will Anakata, Tiamo and Brokep stay online?

    This is the first feature-length documentary about the Swedish file-sharing site that revolutionized the media landscape and prompted an international legal fight. When the crew is found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline — away from keyboard.

  • The Punk Singer is a feature length documentary about Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin, Le Tigre; punk feminist.

    Kathleen Hanna rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews, the film offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

  • Moving Windmills is a feature-length documentary that tells the true story of William Kamkwamba, a young innovator from Malawi, Africa.

    Young Malawian William Kamkwamba teaches himself to build a power-generating windmill from junk parts, rescuing his family from poverty. Now titled William and the Windmill, the film explores the burdens of past achievements and a path to a better future.

  • Grow Up, Tony Phillips is a Halloween-set comedy written and directed by Emily Hagins (Pathogen, My Sucky Teen Romance).

    It's senior year and Tony's high school friends have now decided that they’re too cool for Halloween. When his older cousin returns home right before the holiday, Tony starts to wonder if he really is the dork everyone thinks he is, or if he’s just ahead of the curve.

  • "Medora" examines the struggles of small-town America, following a resilient high school basketball team in rural Medora, Indiana.

    Years ago, Medora was a booming rural community. Now, as one resident puts it, “This town's on the ropes.” Medora follows the town's down-but-not-out high school basketball team, capturing the players’ stories on and off the court as they seek to end a 44-game losing streak.

  • This is the story of a group of twenty-somethings who reunite at a dinner party celebrating a mutual friend’s 29th birthday.

    Leigh's 29th birthday party takes a sudden turn when she announces that the evening may be the last time her friends see her alive. A night of questions, coping, and debauchery immediately follows.

  • A look at the legendary New York City gay bath house 'The Continental Baths' told by the people who were there.

    Continental examines a lively and lascivious piece of real estate that transcended sexual identity and acted as a beacon to the hip, beautiful and infamous. Housed at the site of the legendary Ansonia Hotel, the Continental became a keystone of the sexual revolution.

  • The definitive account of the home video revolution; how it changed entertainment industries & evolved our relationship with media.

    Videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for today’s digital culture, as low cost equipment created unprecedented opportunities. This is the story of the home video revolution, a tale of both technological advancement and
    human ambition.

  • What is home? And how do we find it? In this 2014 feature documentary, one couple's attempt to build a 'tiny house' with no construction experience raises questions about sustainability, good design and the changing American Dream.

    TINY follows one couple's attempt to build a "tiny house" from scratch. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. Can living small go big?

  • Discover 14 year old Laura Dekker's extraordinary quest to sail around the world alone in this mixed live-action/animated documentary.

    In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities and under the harsh spotlight of global media scrutiny, 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets sail in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

  • Suzanne forms an unexpected friendship with her late husband's lover during one sad and special Christmas in suburban Virginia.

    After a sudden tragedy takes away Suzanne's husband, she is left lost and lonely. Even worse, a friend confesses a secret: there’s another woman. In their grief, the two women form an awkward but meaningful friendship. But what's Suzanne really looking for?

  • Feature-length documentary film which chronicles how a group of New York comedians started a cultural phenomenon.

    We Cause Scenes is the story of Charlie Todd, a frustrated actor in New York City. Charlie begins to use the city itself as his stage, causing scenes in bars, parks, and subway cars and documenting these unauthorized performances on the web under the name "Improv Everywhere."

  • A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James Brown to D'Angelo we are FINDING THE FUNK!

    Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of funk music, narrated by Questlove of the Roots. Another great KS project from The Nelson George :)

  • two big projects all rolled into one. from the creators of robot elephant.

    Euphonia follows a suburban teenager in search of inspiring sounds. Listening with his sound recorder, he begins to drift away from his surrounding. His dependence on the recorder affects his relationship with a charismatic girl and he struggles to re-engage with the world.

  • A provocative documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of transgender activist, educator and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. In post.

    Buck was born female yet always knew he was male. The film follows Buck as he becomes an unconventional porn star. However, his parents are unaware of their child’s fame. Their participation is a moving reunion, creating an unlikely portrait of acceptance.

  • Through miniature puppets, we follow the lives of the Cicadas as they come out of the ground for the party at the end of their lives.

    For sixteen years cicadas live underground. They emerge for one glorious night to live out their lives in hope of finding happiness and, maybe, love. They gather for the grand cicada party at the castle, knowing that when the sun rises, their lives will come to an end.

  • Feature documentary about the Austin, Texas quintet, The Gourds.

    The grassroots appeal and unique sound of The Gourds is illuminated with intimate performances and behind-the-scenes footage spanning nearly two decades. The band becomes a touring institution while striving to find its place in the challenging landscape of the music industry.

  • A Ghanaian family travels to a Pentecostal church in Louisiana to cure their violent daughter.

    Having already played Sundance to full houses, Boneshaker heads to SXSW for an encore. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, the film follows a Ghanaian immigrant family taking a road trip to a Pentecostal church in Louisiana to find a cure for its problem child.

  • Break-ups can be a little messy sometimes. Just ask Jill.

    A young woman's relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend makes starts to annoy her.

  • Christina, a young mother trapped in the world of sex trafficking, is suddenly given the opportunity to escape.

    Mobile Homes follows Ali, a young mother trapped in human trafficking. Constantly moving from city to city, she is transported with her seven-year-old son Alex. As she survives day to day, Alex explores mobile home sales-lots in the hopes of establishing a permanent home.

  • Black comedy headed to the AFI Directing Workshop for Women!

    Behind the scenes of a hit reality TV show, a jaded producer and a spurned beauty queen face off in mental mortal combat. One is driven by cash rewards and ambition, the other clings to her last shred of dignity. Only one can leave victorious.

  • Newly divorced after a 35 year marriage, Sheila tries to get her ex, John, to share assets. But, he won't give up without a fight.

    In the Weston’s 45-year marriage, John controlled his submissive wife, Sheila, until one day, she finally had enough. In the heat of divorce, John has ignored all attempts to divide his meager estate with Sheila. Sheila returns to John’s shale pit to make one final push.

  • A documentary about life-shifting, philosophy, and slow-motion rollerblading.

    Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into Slomo, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

  • A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas' closet.

    It’s a typical night of babysitting little Lucas – tuck him in, turn on his nightlight, check the closet for the boogeyman. Helen convinces Lucas it’s safe to close his eyes and drift off to sleep, but little does she know, the legend of the local child eater is real.

  • Reese comes up with a nonsensical scheme to get what she's always wanted, a gay best friend.

    More than anything else in the world, Reese wants a gay best friend. She sets out to get one, but her plan goes terribly awry.

  • The feature film debut by Dayna Hanson will be premiering in competition at this year's SXSW Film Festival. Help us get there!

    A hybrid narrative film with doses of mockumentary, musical comedy and dance film, Improvement Club traces a rag-tag Seattle performance group’s attempt to expose the American Revolution’s fatal flaws.

  • A film exploring the origins of our global crisis and the ingenious adaptations needed to survive a catastrophic transition

    A compelling and beautifully-shot film that journeys across the U.S. in search of what is causing our unfolding global crisis. Presented by SXSW Eco

  • Explores the life and music of James Booker, "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced".

    After 3 successful KS campaigns, Bayou Maharajah comes to SX! A feature-length documentary on the life, times and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, Booker's genius defies easy explanation. He is, first and foremost, one of America's finest piano players. Period.