South by Southwest 2021

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Alien On Stage (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Danielle Kummer; Lucy Harvey.)
The story of the Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group created a serious stage adaptation of the science fiction horror classic Alien and ended up performing in London's West End.
Fruits Of Labor (Director: Emily Cohen Ibañez; Writer: Ashley Solis Pavon, Emily Cohen Ibañez)
A Mexican-American teenage farmworker dreams of graduating high school, when ICE raids in her community threaten to separate her family and force her to become her family’s breadwinner.
The Hunt For Planet B (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Nathaniel Kahn; Stars: Sara Seager, Natalie Batalha, Jill Tarter)
A documentary about a pioneering group of scientists on their quest to find another Earth among the stars.
Hysterical (Year: 2021; Director: Andrea Nevins; Stars: Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Kirson, Sherri Shepherd, Iliza Shlesinger)
A backstage pass into the lives of some of stand-up comedy’s most boundary-breaking women, exploring the hard-fought journey to become the voices of their generation and their gender.
The Lost Sons (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Ursula Macfarlane)
In 1960s Chicago, a baby is kidnapped from a hospital. Fifteen months later, a toddler is abandoned. Could he be the same child?
Mau (Country: Austria, US; Year: 2021; Director: Benji Bergmann, Jono Bergmann)
The unlikely story of design visionary Bruce Mau and his ever-optimistic push for massive change.
Spring Valley (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Garrett Zevgetis)
A viral video shows a white policeman throwing a Black teenager from her school desk. One woman helps the girl, faces the officer, and dismantles the system.
WeWork: Or The Making And Breaking Of A $47 Billion Unicorn (Year: 2021; Director: Jed Rothstein; Stars: Adam Neumann)
A look at the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years – the story of WeWork, and its hippy-messianic leader Adam Neumann.
When Claude Got Shot (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Brad Lichtenstein)
Three strangers’ lives become inextricably entwined by a weekend of gun violence.
Who We Are: A Chronicle Of Racism In America (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler; Writer: Jeffery Robinson)
ACLU lawyer Jeffery Robinson’s shattering talk on the history of US anti-Black racism is interwoven with archival footage, interviews and Robinson’s own story, exploring the legacy of white supremacy.
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