SXSW Film Alumni Releases – May & June 2022

It’s never a bad time to binge on new stuff SXSW Movie announcements from the alumni.

Stack your watchlist with New in May and June including a documentary on the biggest Social Security fraud, The big con; a not-so-small and big-hearted adventure with Marcel the shell with shoes; and Sherylthe intimate story of musical icon Sheryl Crow.

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The big con

World premiere, episodic, 2022

The big con is a four-part documentary series that tells the incredible true story of larger-than-life attorney Eric C. Conn, who stole over half a billion dollars in the world’s biggest security fraud case ever. social history.

Released on May 6 on AppleTV+.


World Premiere, Feature Documentary, 2022

Sheryl is an intimate story of song and sacrifice by musical icon Sheryl Crow as she navigates an iconic but arduous musical career battling sexism, ageism, depression, cancer and the price of fame. Told through current-day interviews with Sheryl, behind-the-scenes truth on the road and in her studio, never-before-seen archival footage spanning 20 years of touring, and a handful of interviews with close allies Keith Richards, Laura Dern, Joe Walsh , Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile and others. Sheryl’s early gift for music and dedication to songwriting set her on an unabashed path to perfection that ultimately became both a blessing and a curse to overcome.

In the rooms May 11.

Facing Nolan

World Premiere, Feature Documentary, 2022

Flashpoints have inscribed it into our subconsciousness: like throwing with your jersey covered in blood. Operation of a livestock farm out of season. The iconic brawl where Ryan beat Robin Ventura, his junior by 20 years. Despite mythic moments and statistical brilliance, Ryan’s career is a study in extremes. Not only does he hold the record for most walks and craziest throws, but he also gave up the most Grand Slams and most stolen bases. Many baseball analysts today don’t consider him one of the greatest. With all of that in mind, where does Ryan fit into the ever-changing game of baseball?

Released on May 24.

Jazz Fest: A History of New Orleans

World Premiere, Feature Documentary, 2022

Jazz Fest: A History of New Orleans weaves together live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry, as well as a wealth of archival documentary footage from the past half-century. This film not only captures the music festival in all its beauty, madness and glory, but also delves deep into the rich culture of The Big Easy.

Released on May 13.


Texas Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2022

Ready for a night of partying, a group of college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police in the face of an unusual emergency.

Theatrical releases on May 20 and Amazon Prime on May 27.

We feed people

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2022

We feed people highlights the incredible mission and incredible evolution of renowned chef José Andrés and his non-profit organization World Central Kitchen over 12 years, growing from a grassroots group of volunteers to becoming one of most reputable humanitarian aid workers in the disaster relief industry.

May 27 on Disney+.


World Premiere, Documentary, 2022

LOOK AT ME explores how Florida teenager Jahseh Onfroy became SoundCloud rapper XXXTENTACION, one of the most streamed artists on the planet. Through candid commentary from family, friends and romantic partners, and never-before-seen archival footage, director Sabaah Folayan offers a sensitive portrait of an artist whose acts of violence, raw musical talent and open struggles with sanity left an indelible mark on his generation before his death. at the age of 20.

Released on June 10 on Hulu.

Cha Cha real smooth

Texas Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2022

2022 SXSW Movie, Cha Cha Real Smooth - Narrative Feature

Fresh out of college and with no clear life path, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his non-existent resume, it’s how to throw a party, which earns him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvah for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mother, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants, even though it may not be his own. Cooper Raiff writes, directs, and stars alongside Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, and newcomers Vanessa Burghardt and Evan Assante in this unconventional love story that’s brimming with emotional honesty.

Released on June 17 on AppleTV+.

Marcel the shell with shoes

World Premiere, Narrative Feature, 2022

Marcel, an inch-tall shell, lives a miniature life with his grandmother Connie and their pet, Alan. When the trio goes viral, they attract millions of fans and new hope of reuniting with their long-lost family, in this big-screen adventure on the big screen.

Released on June 24 on Showtime.

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