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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'The Disaster Artist'

'The Disaster Artist'

You may have heard of – or better yet, have seen – The Room, Tommy Wisseau's legendarily incompetent cult film; now find out the story behind this midnight movie du jour, courtesy of restless Renaissance man James Franco. Based on Tom Bissell and actor Greg Sestero's tell-all, it's a torrid tale of artistic ambitions, D.O.A. line readings and endless impromptu scenes of football-throwing that charts the origin story of the "Citizen Kane of bad movies." Franco plays the god-awful auteur Wisseau; his brother Dave plays Tommy's costar/partner in crime, Sestero; Alison Brie, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Zooey Deutch and Sharon Stone show up in supporting roles. Anyway, how's your sex life?

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