New acquisition Chi-Town premieres at SXSW

Basketball documentary Chi-Town by debut director Nick Budabin is our latest acquisition premiering at this year's SXSW.

In the running for SXSW's Documentary Feature Competition, the film joins nine other films our of the festival's 1,050 feature documentary submissions from 9-18 March in Austin, Texas.

Chi-Town follows Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey of the explosive point guard’s ascent is punctuated by personal loss, debilitating injury, and tragic violence. This is an intimate, raw, surprising and unique behind the scenes look at a true champion — and what it really takes to make it.

Read the Variety exclusive here.

Screening times at SXSW

Sun 11 Mar, 13:45, Alamo Ritz 1 - World Premiere
Mon 12 Mar, 12:15, Alamo Lamar A
Wed 14 Mar, 20:15, Alamo Lamar A