SXSW 2014: Documentary Spotlight

by IMDb-Editors | created - 27 Feb 2014 | updated - 05 Mar 2014 | Public

Shining a light on new documentary features receiving their World, North American or U.S. Premieres at SXSW.

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1. Butterfly Girl (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

At first glance, it is not obvious that Abigail Evans lives with a life-threatening skin disease. She is a typical teenager: moody, rebellious, irreverent, and is also strikingly beautiful.... See full summary »

Director: Cary Bell | Stars: Abigail Evans, John Evans, Stacie Evans, Mark A. Gilger

Votes: 45 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Above All Else (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

One man risks family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else... See full summary »

Director: John Fiege | Stars: Julia Trigg Crawford, David Daniel, Eleanor Fairchild, Garrett Graham

Votes: 38

3. DamNation (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure

52 Metascore

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel | Stars: Edward Abbey, Bruce Babbitt, Lori Bodi, Yvon Chouinard

Votes: 647

4. Doc of the Dead (2014)

TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary

The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Kyle William Bishop, Charlie Adlard, Joanna Angel, Steven Barton

Votes: 1,182

5. Harmontown (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

A documentary that follows Dan Harmon on tour for his podcast series after he was fired from Community in 2012.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Dan Harmon, Jeff Bryan Davis, Erin McGathy, Spencer Crittenden

Votes: 2,106

6. Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

In "Lady Valor", former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. In 2011, after 20 years of service ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Herzog, Sandrine Orabona | Star: Kristin Beck

Votes: 136

7. Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty (2014)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, News

53 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo.

Director: Angus MacQueen | Star: Federico Louhau

Votes: 366

8. Manny (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

35 Metascore

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Sardo Mejia, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

Votes: 2,120

9. Seeds of Time (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, History, News

59 Metascore

SEEDS OF TIME follows agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler's global journey to save the eroding foundation of our food supply in a new era of climate change.

Director: Sandy McLeod

Votes: 59

10. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 3,040 | Gross: $0.21M

11. That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler, Allan Arkush

Votes: 285

12. Wicker Kittens (2014)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

In Minnesota, the winters are long but the jigsaw puzzling is fierce. Join some of the top teams in competitive puzzling as they prepare for the largest contest in the country at the St. ... See full summary »

Director: Amy C. Elliott

Votes: 11



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