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"13 Must-See Films at SXSW"


"20 Must-See Movies To CATCH AT SXSW"

-Rolling Stone


"Sylvio is, at heart, a tale of independent artistry and its snares. The result is a generous, achingly tender comedy that offers some of the loopiest, most wondrously inventive humor this side of Jared Hess. (It also nods toward the decorative anachronism and muted bittersweetness of Wes Anderson.)" -New Yorker.

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)



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

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Sept. 24th         6:20pm      Film Society        Charlotte FF             Charlotte, NC

Sept. 29th         19:30pm     Formula Kino        AmFest                   Moscow, Russia

Oct. 21st          3:15pm      Granada Theater     Eastern Oregon FF        La Grande, Oregon


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

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

June 1st          8:30pm      Bow Tie Cinemas     Greenwich Intl FF         Greenwich, CT

June 4th          5:30pm      Bow Tie Cinemas     Greenwich Intl FF         Greenwich, CT

June 14th         6:30pm      Ragtag Cinema       Homebrewed                Colombia, MO

June 24th         7:00pm      The Royal Cinema    What the Film Festival    Toronto, Canada

July 8th          2:45pm      Luna Leederville    Revelation Perth IFF      Perth, Australia

July 13th         12:45pm     Luna Leederville    Revelation Perth IFF      Perth, Australia

July 19th         6:45pm      Luna Leederville    Revelation Perth IFF      Perth, Australia

July 20th         8pm         The Toby            Indy Film Fest            Indianapolis, IN

Sept. 21st        20:10pm     MAR Museum          Funcinema                 Mar Del Plata, Argentina