For the fourth year in a row, we attended the SXSW film festival. This year, we managed to watch 33 movies. This is what 33 Queu Cards look like (or an alternative to the Queu Card for those movies we had an SXXPress Pass for):

All my SXSW Queu Cards for 2019

People often ask me: what was the best movie of the festival? That's very hard to tell because you shouldn't compare narrative features with documentaries, nor should you compare different genres. Nevertheless, I've tried to make a ranking.

  1. Saint Frances <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition / Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice + Audience Award): March 15, 9:15 PM (Alamo Lamar B)
  2. Ernie & Joe <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Documentary Feature Competition / Special Jury Recognition for Empathy in Craft): March 9, 11 AM (Ritz 1)
  3. Pahokee <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Festival Favorites): March 10, 11 AM (Ritz 2)
  4. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Festival Favorites): March 13, 1:45 PM (Alamo Lamar A)
  5. The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story <IMDB / Letterboxd> (24 Beats Per Second): March 14, 1:45 PM (Alamo Lamar E)
  6. Yes, God, Yes <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition / Special Jury Recognition for Best Ensemble): March 8, 9 PM (Stateside)
  7. Go Back to China <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition): March 9, 2 PM (Stateside)
  8. Mother's Little Helpers <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Spotlight): March 10, 10 PM (Rollins Theatre)
  9. Jezebel <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Visions): March 11, 1:30 PM (Ritz 2)
  10. Alice <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition / Winner + CherryPicks Female First Feature Award): March 13, 5 PM (Zach Theatre)
  11. Sakawa <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Visions): March 11, 4:15 (Ritz 2)
  12. Villains <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Spotlight): March 12, 10:45 AM (Alamo Lamar D)
  13. Snatchers <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Midnighters): March 14, 4:45 PM (Alamo Lamar A)
  14. Adopt a Highway <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Spotlight): March 14, 11 PM (Alamo Lamar E)
  15. The Weekend <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Festival Favorites): March 14, 11 AM (Zach Theatre)
  16. Extra Ordinary <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition): March 14, 7:45 PM (Alamo Lamar A)
  17. Tito <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Visions / SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award): March 11, 11 PM (Ritz 2)
  18. For Sama <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Documentary Feature Competition / Winner + Audience Award): March 12, 5 PM (Alamo Lamar A)
  19. Human Nature <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Documentary Spotlight): March 12, 8 PM (Alamo Lamar A)
  20. Come As You Are <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Spotlight): March 12, 11:15 PM (Alamo Lamar A)
  21. Them That Follow <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Festival Favorites): March 13, 11 AM (Zach Theatre)
  22. Porno <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition): March 9, 5 PM (Stateside)
  23. The Curse of La Llorona <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Headliners): March 15, 9:30 PM (Paramount)
  24. Darlin' <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Midnighters): March 16, 11 AM (Alamo Lamar A)
  25. Daniel isn't Real <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Midnighters / Excellence in Poster Design): March 13, 8 PM (Alamo Lamar E)
  26. The Wall of Mexico <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Spotlight): March 15, 10:45 PM (Alamo Ritz 2)
  27. Sister Aimee <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Festival Favorites): March 10, 5 PM (Alamo Lamar E)
  28. Mickey and the Bear <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition): March 10, 2:30 PM (Alamo Lamar D)
  29. Frances Ferguson <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Spotlight): March 15, 1:45 PM (Stateside)
  30. Body at Brighton Rock <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Midnighters): March 8, 11:30 PM (Ritz 1)
  31. South Mountain <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Feature Competition): March 12, 3:15 (Alamo Lamar B)
  32. The Day Shall Come <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Narrative Spotlight): March 11, 6:30 PM (Paramount)
  33. Long Shot <IMDB / Letterboxd> (Headliners / Audience Award): March 9, 11:30 PM (Paramount)

The ranking isn't perfect. It feels like comparing apples with oranges, but it's a fair attempt. You can click on the links if you want to read a short impression (in Dutch).