SXSW unveils film fest lineup
The Festival had previously announced the Paul Rudd/Jason Segel comedy "I Love You, Man" as its opening night film and the Seth Rogen vehicle "Observe and Report" as a Centerpiece screening.
In addition, SXSW will highlight 54 world premieres between March 13 and March 24. Many of the films that aren't world premieres were favorites at other film festivals, including such recent Sundance standouts as Lynn Shelton's "Humpday," Greg Mottola's "Adventureland," Cary Funkunaga's "Sin Nombre," Spike Lee's "Passing Strange" and the award-winning doc "We Live in Public."
“We couldn’t be more delighted with SXSW 2009 line-up,” says Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson, “It’s a great continuation of the quality SXSW is known for: plenty of compelling, new filmmaking talent across all budget lines, engaging documentaries ranging from the socially conscious to the hilarious, electrifying music films, prominent Texas themes, cutting edge and smart Hollywood films, and an even greater exploration into global cinema.”
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
"Artois the Goat"
Director: Kyle Bogart. Writer: Cliff and Kyle Bogart
Director/Writer: Paul Cotter
Director: Daryl Wein. Writer: Peter Duchan, Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones
"It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home"
Director: Kris Swanberg. Writer: Kris Swanberg, Jade Healy, David Lowery, Ben Kasulke
"Made in China"
Director: Judi Krant. Writer: Judi Krant and Dan Sumpter
"The Overbrook Brothers"
Director: John Bryant. Writer: John Bryant and Jason Foxworth
"That Evening Sun"
Director/Writer: Scott Teems
Director/Writer: Craig Johnson
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Director: Bill Ross
Director: Mai Iskander
"MINE: Taken By Katrina"
Director: Geralyn Pezanoski
"Say My Name"
Director: Nirit Peled
Director: Kristian Fraga
"Sons of a Gun"
Director: Rivkah Beth Medow
"The Way We Get By"
Director: Aron Gaudet
"Trimpin: The Sound of Invention"
Director: Peter Esmonde
Director/Writer: Greg Mottola
"Alexander the Last"
Director/Writer: Joe Swanberg
Director/Writer: Andrew Bujalski
"Best Worst Movie"
Director: Michael Paul Stephenson
"For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism"
Director: Gerald Peary
Director: Ramin Bahrani. Writer: Ramin Bahrani and Bahareh Azimi
Director/Writer: Lynn Shelton
Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Writer: Mark Boal
"I Love You, Man"
Director/Writer: John Hamburg
"The Last Beekeeper"
Director: Jeremy Simmons
"Monsters from the ID"
Director: David Gargani
Director: Duncan Jones. Writer: Nathan Parker
"New World Order"
Director Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer
Director: Gary Hustwit
"Observe and Report"
Director/Writer: Jody Hill
Director: Spike Lee. Lyrics: Stew. Music & Lyrics: Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Director/Writer: Cary Fukunaga
Director: Nash Edgerton. Writer: Joel Edgerton and Matthew Dabner
"Three Blind Mice"
Director/Writer: Matthew Newton
"The Two Bobs"
Director/Writer: Tim McCanlies
Director: Ben Steinbauer
"Women in Trouble"
Director/Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez
Director: Pat Holden. Writer: Kevin Sampson
"Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"
Director: Jessica Oreck
"Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same"
Director: Jody Lee Lipes
Director/Writer: Lena Dunham
Director: Noah Hutton
Director/Writer: Wyatt McDill
"The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle"
Director: David Russo
Director: Laura Longsworth
"Make-Out with Violence"
Director: The Deagol Brothers. Writer: The Deagol Brothers, Cody DeVos and Eric Lehning
"Modern Love is Automatic"
Director/Writer: Zach Clark
Director: Jennifer Steinman
Director: David Lee Miller. Writer: David Lee Miller, Eric Adams, Gabriel Sunday, Jordan Miller
Director: Vassiliki Khonsari
"RATS and CATS"
Director: Tony Ayres. Writer: Jason Gann, Adam Zwar
Director: Kate Turinski
Director: Dia Sokol, Writer: Dia Sokol and Lauren Veloski
Director/Writer: Brant Sersen
Director/Writer: David Lowery
"The Time of Their Lives"
Director: Jocelyn Cammack
"Trust Us, This Is All Made Up"
Director: Alex Karpovsky
Director: Jonas Elrod
"Calling E.T." (Netherlands)
Director: Prosper de Roos.
"Favela on Blast" (Brazil)
Director: Leandro HBL
"The Forgotten Tree" (Mexico)
Director: Luis Rincon
"Journey to the End of Coal" (France)
Director: Samuel Bollendorff
"Love on Delivery" (Denmark)
Director: Janus Metz.
"Roadsworth: Crossing the Line" (Canada)
Director: Alan Kohl
Director: Vikram Jayanti
"Sounds Like Teen Spirit...a popumentary" (England)
Director: Jamie Johnson.
"Ticket to Paradise" (Denmark)
Director: Janus Metz.
24 BEATS PER SECOND
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil"
Director: Sacha Gervasi
"All Tomorrow’s Parties"
Director: All Tomorrow’s People
"Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love"
Director: Chai Vasarhelyi
"Intangible Assets Number 82"
Director: Emma Franz
"Number One with A Bullet"
Director: Jim Dziura
"The Promised Land - A Swamp Pop Journey"
Director: Matthew Wilkinson
"RiP: A Remix Manifesto"
Director: Brett Gaylor
Director: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
"When You’re Strange"
Director: Tom DiCillo
LONE STAR STATES
Director: Tim Disney. Writer: Bill Haney
"Blaze Foley Inside"
Director: Kevin Triplett
Director: John Inwood. Writer: Suzanne Weinert
"The Least of These"
Director: Clark Lyda
"Over the Hills and Far Away"
Director: Michel Orion Scott
Director: Karen Skloss
"A Film With Me In It"
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Director/Writer: James Palmer
Director/Writer: Paul Solet
Director/Writer: Joel Anderson
"Trailers from Hell.com with Joe Dante - LIVE PRESENTATION"
Director: Javor Gardev. Writer: Vladislav Todorov
Director: Tommy Palotta
Director/Writer: Hannes Stoehr
Director: Richard Parry
Director: Anders Ostergaard
Director/Writer: NOH Young-seok
"For All Mankind"
Director: Al Reinart
"De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary)"
Director: Ruben Östlund. Writer: Erik Hemmendorff and Ruben Östlund
"It Came From Kuchar"
Director: Jennifer M. Kroot
"Know Your Mushrooms"
Director: Ron Mann
"Letters to the President"
Director: Petr Lom
"Office Space - 10th Anniversary "- LIVE PRESENTATION""
Director Mike Judge will present a special screening of the cult phenomenon film on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary.
Director: Gabriel Medina. Writer: Gabriel Medina and Nicolas Gueilburt
"Saint Misbehavin: The Life and Time of Wavy Gravy"
Director: Michelle Esrick
Director/Writer: Adam Goldstein and Eric Kutner
Director: Zachary Levy
"Sweethearts of the Rodeo"
Director: Bradley Beesley
"We Live in Public"
Director: Ondi Timor
"The Yes Men Fix the World"
Director: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Kurt Engfehr
"You Won’t Miss Me"
Director: Ry Russo-Young. Writer: Ry Russo-Young and Stella Schnabel
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
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