South by Southwest 2019

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Becoming Leslie (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Tracy Frazier; Writer: Sandra Guardado, Tracy Frazier; Stars: Jonny Mars, Jonny Stranger, Bob Biard)
Life on the streets as seen through the eyes of a cross-dressing, homeless man.
The Garden Left Behind (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Flavio Alves; Writer: Flavio Alves, John Rotondo; Stars: Michael Madsen, Edward Asner, Carlie Guevara)
A story about the relationship between a young trans woman and her grandmother as they navigate transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
Jezebel (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Numa Perrier; Writer: Numa Perrier; Stars: Tiffany Tenille, Numa Perrier, Brett Gelman)
In the last days of her mother's life, 19 year old Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, she gets her older sister, a phone sex operator, to introduce her to the world of internet fetish cam girls.
JR 'Bob' Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Sandy K Boone; Writer: Sandy K Boone, Jason Wehling; Stars: Nick Offerman, Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette, Reverend Lord Angry Larry)
A documentary about the Church of the Subgenius and its dedication to examining the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it.
Leave The Bus Through The Broken Window (Country: US, Hong Kong; Year: 2019; Director: Andrew Hevia)
A broken-hearted filmmaker navigates an unfamiliar city, an international art fair and his personal baggage in this intimate, playful and unexpectedly comedic documentary.
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JR 'Bob' Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius and Romantic Comedy
One Man Dies A Million Times (Country: Russia, US; Year: 2019; Director: Jessica Oreck; Writer: Jessica Oreck, Anna Akhmatova)
Caught in the grip of a war-torn Russian winter, the city is starving to death. Despite their hunger, Alyssa and Maksim heroically work to preserve the treasures of the world's most important seed bank - treasures that hold the key to the future of their country's food supply - even though its sustenance could mean their survival.
Red 11 (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Robert Rodriguez; Writer: Racer Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez; Stars: Katy Harris, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Katherine Willis, Roby Attal)
A science fiction horror thriller based on the research hospital where Robert Rodriguez sold his body to pay for El Mariachi.
Romantic Comedy (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Elizabeth Sankey; Writer: Elizabeth Sankey; Stars: Jessica Barden, Cameron Cook, Anne T Donahue)
Musician and writer Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present and future of romantic comedies, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers.
Sakawa (Country: Belgium, Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Ben Asamoah)
A group of young Ghanaians turn to internet fraud and black magic to help them with a desperate situation.
Tito (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Grace Glowicki; Writer: Grace Glowicki; Stars: Grace Glowicki, Ben Petrie)
A desperate man seeks refuge from the predators hunting him by befriending a cheerful intruder.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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