Head of SXSW Film
The SXSW Film Festival opens March 11 with Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some and continues through March 19 with screenings of Demolition, The Greasy Strangler, Hardcore Harry, Hunt for Wilderpeople, In a Valley of Violence, Miles Ahead, Morris from America, My Blind Brother, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, Sing Street, and The Trust and the Midnighters Carnage Park, My Father Die, Hush, and Phantasm: Remastered, among others. Feature films with Austin ties include Brenda Greene Mitchell & Sam Wainright Douglas’ Honky Tonk Heaven: The Story of the Broken Spoke, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, Louis Black and Karen Bernstein’s Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny, Laura Dunn’s The Seer, Clay Liford’s Slash, Steve Mims’ Starving the Beast, and two documentaries by Keith Maitland, Tower and A Song for You: The Austin City Limits City. There also will be retrospective screenings of the documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Eagle Pennell’s Last Night at the Alamo, and the classic comedy Smokey and the Bandit, with star Burt Reynolds in attendance; a work-in-progress screening of Seth Rogen’s animated comedy Sausage Party; and a St. Patrick’s Day special Doug Benson and Master Pancake Interrupt of Leprechaun 4: In Space. The SXSW Film Conference will include keynotes sessions with Ellen Page, Nelson George, Gale Anne Hurd, and Joe Swanberg, and conversations with Jake Gyllenhaal, Don Cheadle, Joel Edgerton, Gaby Hoffman, and Midnight Special producer Sarah Green.
Aired: March 3, 2016
Web site: http://sxsw.com/film/