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

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'Bill Frisell, A Portrait'
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Emma Franz4/20

'Bill Frisell, A Portrait'

He may seem a little spacey or distant, and look a lot like your dad. But make no mistake: Bill Frisell is a genuine guitar hero and a major influence on generations of six-stringers that you worship. Frankly, a documentary on this major avant-jazz player has been long overdue, so thank you, filmmaker Emma Franz, for filling the void. There's praise from folks like Nels Cline, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt and his former collaborator extraordinaire John Zorn, as well as some insights on that gorgeously gossamer, offbeat style from the man himself and a lot of performance footage.

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