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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'David Lynch: The Art Life'
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'David Lynch: The Art Life'

Who wouldn't want to spend 90 minutes inside David Lynch's head? (Think carefully before you answer this.) Jon Nguyen's portrait of an artist as a slightly scarred suburbia survivor hangs out in the Blue Velvet director's painting studio and lets him reminisce about his Normal Rockwell-esque childhood, his family and his formative filmmaking years in Philadelphia. Even if you know the man's story inside and out at this point – and many of us do – it's fascinating to hear Lynch himself recount, say, the paging-Dr.-Freud time a naked woman stumbled into his cul-de-sac when he was a kid.


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