SXSW 2014: 13 new reasons this year's film, music and tech fest could be the best
The Austin-based South By Southwest conference is split into threes -- music, film and interactive -- but those always seem to bleed into each other, at least in terms of fun and new events to indulge in. Running March 7 - 16 this year, the SXSW 2014 is shaping up to be bigger, better and weirder than ever.
We break down some of these, with new event additions like the IFC Fairgrounds and the iTunes Festival; major speakers like Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jarvis Cocker and Edward Snowden; performances from comedians like Bill Cosby and "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein; flicks like "Boyhood," "Neighbors" and the original "Godzilla"; music stops from Kendrick Lamar, Willie Nelson and the Hold Steady; and just a couple other hidden (and apparent) highlights.
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
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
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
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
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