Swan Song (2021) Release Info, Review & Trailer

Swan Song (2021)
Swan Song (2021)
Swan Song (2021)

Todd Stephens wrote, directed, and produced Swan Song, a 2021 American drama film. Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, Michael Urie, Ira Hawkins, and Stephanie McVay are among the cast members.

On March 17, 2021, it made its global debut at South by Southwest. Magnolia Pictures released it in a limited release on August 6, 2021, prior to video on demand on August 13, 2021.

Swan Song (2021) Synopsis

After being charged with styling his former client’s hair for her burial, a former hairdresser takes a long stroll across town.

Movie Info

Directed by Todd Stephens
Written by Todd Stephens
Produced by ·         Todd Stephens

·         Eric Eisenbrey

·         Tim Kaltenecker

·         Rhet Topham

·         Stephen Israel

Cinematography Jackson Warner Lewis
Edited by ·         Spencer Schilly

·         Santiago Figueira W.

Music by Chris Stephens
·         Luna Pictures

·         House of Gemini

·         XYZ Films

Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release date ·         March 17, 2021 (SXSW)

·         August 6, 2021 (United States)

Running time 105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $117,629

Swan Song (2021)


  • Udo Kier as Pat Pitsenbarger
  • Jennifer Coolidge as Dee Dee Dale
  • Linda Evans as Rita Parker Sloan
  • Michael Urie as Dustin
  • Ira Hawkins as Eunice
  • Stephanie McVay as Sue
  • Tom Bloom as Walter Shanrock
  • Justin Lonesome as Miss Velma
  • Thom Hilton as Gabriel
  • Shanessa Sweeney as Ro Ro
  • Bryant Carroll as Lyle
  • Shelby Garrett as Evie
  • Catherine Albers as Janie
  • Dave Sorboro as Josiah
  • Roshon Thomas as Shaundell
  • Annie Kitral as Miss Gertie
  • Eric Eisenbrey as David
  • Jonah Blechman as Tristan
  • Tim Murray as Nurse
  • Cheryl Talley-Sharp as Phyllis
  • Ray Perrin as Scottie


On March 17, 2021, the film made its international debut at South by Southwest. Magnolia Pictures had already purchased the film’s international distribution rights. It had a limited release on August 6, 2021, before being released on video on demand on August 13, 2021.


Film critics praised Swan Song and gave it high marks. The review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes polled 62 critics and determined that 57 of them were positive and 5 were negative, giving the film a 92 percent rating. It earned an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 among the reviewers. “Udo Kier’s complex portrayal offers Swan Song a depth and poignancy that offsets its potentially ludicrous narrative,” says the website’s opinion. The film has a Metacritic score of 66 out of 100, based on 21 reviews, indicating “generally good reviews.”

Swan Song (2021)

Swan Song Release Dates

USA 18 March 2021 (South by Southwest Film Festival)
USA 8 April 2021 (Cleveland International Film Festival)
USA 16 June 2021 (Provincetown International Film Festival)
USA 17 June 2021 (Frameline Film Festival)
USA 23 June 2021 (Nantucket Film Festival)
Canada 6 August 2021
USA 6 August 2021 (limited)
USA 13 August 2021 (internet)
Norway 22 August 2021 (Norwegian International Film Festival)
Switzerland 27 September 2021 (Zurich Film Festival)
Sweden 15 October 2021
Netherlands 21 April 2022

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Swan Song
Australia Swan Song
Canada (English title) Swan Song
Germany Swan Song
Indonesia Swan Song
Netherlands Swan Song
Norway Swan Song
Philippines Swan Song
Singapore Swan Song
UK Swan Song
USA Swan Song

Swan Song – Official Trailer

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