The line-up for the 17th South by Southwest film festival has been unveiled thanks to Variety. The major films include the debut of MacGruber, which doesn’t hit theaters until late April, as well as Kick-Ass and Sundance hits Cyrus and The Runaways. Mr. Nice and Get Low also cap off the high-profile spots. The festival takes place in Austin Texas from March 12th-20th. “A total of 119 features will screen, with 55 of those having their world premieres — culled from a record 1,572 feature submissions.” Variety reports on the rest of the titles below or you can head over to the SXSW website for the full line-up.
Other major titles include Tim Blake Nelson’s “Leaves of Grass,” Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “Micmacs,” Michel Gondry’s “The Thorn in the Heart,” Alexandre O. Philippe’s “The People vs. George Lucas,” Shane Meadows’ “Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee,” Steven Soderbergh’s “And Everything is Going Fine,” Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas’ “American: The Bill Hicks Story,” Mike Woolf’s “Man on a Mission,” Jacob Hatley’s “Ain’t In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm,” Mark Landsman’s “Thunder Soul,” Daniel Stamm’s “Cotton” and Chris D’Arienzo’s “Barry Munday.”
The narrative feature competition includes “Brotherhood,” directed by Will Canon; “Dance With the One,” directed by Mike Dolan; “Earthling,” directed by Clay Liford; “Helena From the Wedding,” directed by Joseph Ifantolino; “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” directed by David Robert Mitchell; “Phillip the Fossil,” directed by Garth Donovan; “Some Days are Better Than Others,” directed by Matt McCormick and “Tiny Furniture,” directed by Lena Dunham.
Documentary feature competition includes “Beijing Taxi,” directed by Miao Wang; “Camp Victory, Afghanistan,” directed by Carol Dysinger; “The Canal Street Madam,” directed by Cameron Yates; “Dirty Pictures,” directed by Etienne Sauret; “For Once in My Life,” directed by Jim Bigham and Mark Moormann; “Marwencol,” directed by Jeff Malmberg; “Pelada,” directed by Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham and Ryan White; and “War Don Don,” directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen.
Previously announced titles include “Cold Weather” and “Elektra Luxx” and documentaries “Hubble 3D,” “Lemmy,” “Saturday Night” and “The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights.”
SXSW producer Janet Pierson continues the tradition of “subversive” studio comedies after hosting the premieres of such films as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, I Love You, Man, and Observe and Report. She says:
We feel we’ve achieved a great balance that continues our tradition of screening films across all budget lines and styles, and we take particular pride in witnessing the evolution of SXSW alumni as well as the vitality of fresh voices.
SXSW runs from March 12th-20th in Austin, Texas.
What films are you most excited to see/hear about that are at SXSW?