SXSW 2016: Film Events Worth Knowing About

Sidemen: Long Road To Glory (directed by Scott Rosenbaum)

The documentary slate at SXSW often has a music focus, and this year is no exception. There are plenty of music docs on the list this year with a Texas angle—including films about Austin’s Broken Spoke and the Austin City Limits television series—but Sidemen: Long Road To Glory tells a Texas tale with broad appeal. New York director Scott Rosenbaum documents the life of a handful of blues sidemen—including Austin’s legendary Pinetop Perkins, who played on Sixth Street until he was in his nineties. Also, it’s narrated by WTF podcast host Marc Maron, who presumably keeps the rambling about his personal life to a minimum, which should be novel for fans.