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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'Lucky'
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Stefania Rosini11/20

'Lucky'

A bona fide hipster icon and a veteran screen actor with over 100 film credits to his name, the 90-year-old Harry Dean Stanton is a living legend – and as this character study proves, the man still has a few great performances left in him. His title character is a cranky, misanthropic old coot with a taste for drink, a deep loneliness and a sudden sense of his own mortality ... the sort of guy that the Paris, Texas actor can make a soulful meal out of. Actor-turned-filmmaker John Carroll Lynch has fashioned a real love letter to his lead with this drama, giving him a showcase for that hangdog expression and wounded eyes. Come for the Stanton adoration, stay for David Lynch giving the world the most moving soliloquy on tortoises ever.

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