SXSW Head of Film
The SXSW Film Festival opens March 10 with director Terrence Malick’s Austin-shot music drama Song to Song and closes March 18 with the Jake Gyllenhaal-Ryan Reynolds sci-fi thriller Life. Other films screening during SXSW: Atomic Blonde with Charlize Theron, director Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s The Big Sick, Anne Hathaway’s Colossal, James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, director Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, director Joe Lynch’s Mayhem, Diane Lane’s Paris Can Wait, director Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$, director E.L. Katz’s Small Crimes, director Giancarlo Esposito’s This Is Your Death, and director Joe Swanberg’s Win It all. Austin is represented by a mixture of narrative features and documentaries, including Dealt, The Honor Farm, La Barracuda, The Most Hated Woman in America, Mr. Roosevelt, and The Secret Life of Lance Letscher. There also will be retrospective screenings of Alien, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, the original Ghost in the Shell, Helvetica, Hype! and The Room. The SXSW Film Conference will include keynotes sessions with director Lee Daniels, director Gareth Edwards, and Transparent creator Jill Soloway and conversations with, among others, Bob Odenkirk, Frank Oz, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. There also will be screenings of such new TV shows as American Gods, Dear White People, I’m Dying Up Here, Nobodies, and the Austin-shot The Son starring Pierce Brosnan. This year’s SXSW also marks the debut of the film festival’s Virtual Cinema, featuring 38 projects that tell stories through cutting-edge technology.
Aired: March 2, 2017
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