10 Movies You Need To See at SXSW 2016

The films that debut – or simply make a special appearance – at the SXSW film festival are typically a mixed lot. Given the various categories and banners under which films can be premiered, it’s meant to be an absolute necessity for the festival in general. This means you can select an entire fest of thoughtful documentaries, if you were so inclined. If you want weird, blood, gore, and classics, they also have you covered.

Also: SXSW 2016 | This Year’s Film Festival Lineup

This year’s eclectic lot is a fun soup of oddball antic. Not only are we going to be seeing the premieres of new films by notable directors (Richard Linklater and Ti West are on the docket), but a few classics have been cleaned up, ripe for rediscovery. And, yes, you will indeed have the opportunity to see the fourth Leprechaun movie. The one where he goes to space. At SXSW. There is some magic in the air. 

Here are ten selections from the fest’s whole lineup that we recommend. Peruse and select. 

10 Movies You Need To See at SXSW 2016:

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Witney Seibold is a contributor to the CraveOnline Film Channel, and the co-host of The B-Movies Podcast. He also contributes to Legion of Leia and to Blumhouse. You can follow him on “The Twitter” at@WitneySeibold, where he is slowly losing his mind.