20 Must-See Movies to Catch at SXSW 2017

From Charlize Theron kicking ass to music docs, midnight movies and the making of 'The Room' – what to see at the Austin-based film fest

'Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ... and More'
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Lindsey Byrnes19/20

'Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ... and More'

You can't throw a rock at the current/former indie-rock contingent without hitting a Big Star fan – Alex Chilton's band is considered by many to be the greatest power-pop ensemble of all time. Which is why, when Chilton suddenly passed away two days before the group was supposed to play SXSW in 2010, it wasn't surprising that a ton of famous fellow musicians and disciples came to Austin to join the surviving members onstage. This recording of the event finds members of Yo La Tengo, Wilco, R.E.M., the Posies and countless others ripping through Big Star tunes and collectively mourning the music world's loss. Be prepared to tear up.

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