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"13 Must-See Films at SXSW"


"20 Must-See Movies To CATCH AT SXSW"

-Rolling Stone


Sylvio is "an ideal vessel for silent comedy, and the filmmakers’ attention to detail allow the punchline of his very existence to merge nicely with sad, elegant lifestyle. Norman Rockwell by way of Pee Wee Herman." -Indiewire

"The jokes are consistently inventive and the counteracting pathos on point." -Hollywood Reporter

"It's a hilarious and touching examination of our search for fulfillment and one of those weird little movies that is worth seeking out." -Screen Anarchy


(More reviews from SXSW 2017)



It's the story of a small town gorilla, Sylvio, who is stuck in his job at a debt collection agency. Deep down he just wants to express himself with his hand puppet, Herbert Herpels, and his puppet show that highlights the quiet moments of life. He accidentally joins a local TV program and a series of on-air mishaps threaten to shatter his identity, sending him on a journey of self-discovery.

History: Sylvio was born on Vine, where he racked up over 500,000 followers and 100 million loops


Directed by / Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley
Produced by / Meghan Doherty

Full list of credits


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April 28th        9:45pm      Brattle Theater     IFF Boston                Boston, MA

May 5th           9:40pm      Parkway 3           Maryland Film Festival    Baltimore, MD

May 6th           1:45pm      Parkway 1           Maryland Film Festival    Baltimore, MD

May 7th           4:30pm      MICA Gateway        Maryland Film Festival    Baltimore, MD


March 11th        11am        Alamo Ritz 2        SXSW Film Festival        Austin, TX

March 13th        7pm         Alamo Lamar B       SXSW Film Festival        Austin, TX

March 15th        3:30pm      Alamo Lamar C       SXSW Film Festival        Austin, TX

March 27th        8:00pm      Dad's Garage        Atlanta Film Festival     Atlanta, GA

March 31st        9:15pm      UW Cinematheque     Wisconsin Film Festival   Madison, WI

April 8th         5:00pm      Potter's Mill       Capital City Film Fest    Lansing, MI

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