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SXSW announced Tuesday its Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts Programs and Special Events for its 23rd edition, running March 11-19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The festival opens with the previously announced Richard Linklater comedy-drama “Everybody Wants Some.”
Bell stars in “Carnage Park” from Mickey Keating in which a team of wannabe crooks botch a small-town bank heist and flee with their hostage deep into the California desert. Pat Healy, Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, Larry Fessenden, Graham Skipper, James Landry Hebert and Michael Villar also star.
Rory Culkin stars in the world premiere of “Jack Goes Home” from Thomas Dekker. After his father is killed in a car crash, his character travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. »
- Dave McNary
Mike Flanagan’s eagerly anticipated film that thrilled buyers at a secret screening in Toronto last September is among the ten-strong genre roster in the 23rd edition of the festival, set to run from March 11-19 in Austin, Texas.
Besides Hush (pictured), the Midnighters section includes: Sundance duo Carnage Park and Under The Shadow; Shinsuke Sato’s Japanese zombie manga adaptation I Am a Hero; and Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home.
Rounding out the genre strand are: Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word from Simon Rumley; Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die; Carles Torrens’ Pet; Phantasm: Remastered by Don Coscarelli, remastered by J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot; and Untitled Fede Alvarez/ Ghost House Thriller.
Festival top brass also announced SXSW 13 Festival Favorites selections, as well as shorts and special events.
Festival Favourites is largely populated by Sundance hits and includes Gleason, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Sing Street, and The Greasy Strangler.
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The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (March 11 to 19, 2016) has completed its lineup with the Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts Programs and Special Events for its 23rd year in Austin, Texas. As already announced, Austin fave Richard Linklater will open SXSW with “Everybody Wants Some.” In total, 139 features and 114 shorts will play the fest. Jury Awards will be revealed during the SXSW Film Awards on Tuesday, March 15 at the Paramount Theatre. Other awards announced will include Narrative Feature Competition and Documentary Feature Competition, Design Awards and Special Award winners. All feature film categories, except Special Events, will be eligible for Audience Awards, announced online on Saturday, March 20. SXSW Adds World Premieres from Alumni Mike Birbiglia and Ti West to 2016 Lineup Previously announced highlights include the world premieres of Netflix original film "Pee-wee's Big Holiday," produced by Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens, »
Title: Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong Director: Emily Ting Starring: Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg, Sarah Lian, Jaden Cheng, Richard Ng, Linda Trinh. Director Emily Ting is a groundbreaking female filmmaker. Her analysis of the prelude to love can recall that of Richard Linklater: ‘Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong’ could very well be the Asian adaptation of the trilogy ‘’Before Sunrise-Before Sunset-Before Midnight.’ In Ting’s spirited romance, Ruby, a Chinese American toy designer from Los Angeles, visits Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh, an American expat who shows her the city. While both are Americans, Josh has been living in Hong Kong for [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
The new division will handle sales on all MadRiver films and those from Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures following the $30m revolving equity investment it committed to when the company launched last May.
MadRiver’s upcoming slate includes Burr Steers’ new release Pride & Prejudice & Zombies starring Lily James, John Hillcoat’s imminent crime thriller Triple 9 with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, and James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will continue to run the Annapurna International label, whose titles include Richard Linklater’s upcoming SXSW opener [link=tt »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The operation will handle sales and distribution on all MadRiver films as well as films from Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures.
MadRiver titles include Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” starring Lily James and set for release Friday; John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, which will be released by Open Road Films on Feb. 26; and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will separately continue to run the Annapurna International label and represent all Annapurna Pictures titles for the international marketplace, including Annapurna »
- Dave McNary
When it comes to this year’s Academy Awards, no word is more buzzworthy than “diversity”. For the second year in a row the Oscars have nominated only white actors in their four main acting categories, sparking backlash and, as a result, inciting the Academy to announce new changes to tackle its “diversity problem”.
Amidst another year of #OscarsSoWhite trending on Twitter, however, the fact that 2015 has been an exceptionally strong year for women has been largely overlooked. Three of this year’s best picture nominees (Brooklyn, Room, Mad Max: Fury Road) are female-centric and feature strong female protagonists in the center of the action. In fact, even outside of those films and their performances, a number of women are nominated for best picture as producers, as well. Kristie Macosko Krieger is nominated for Bridge of Spies, Blye Pagon Faust is nominated for Spotlight, Dede Gardner »
- Patrick Shanley
The Netflix family comedy is among the new films announced for the Austin-based event. Joining it are jazz biopic Born to Be Blue and Cage’s The Trust
New films from Jeff Nichols, Ti West and Mike Birbiglia will screen at the 2016 South by Southwest film festival, in addition to the world premiere of Netflix’s Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, produced by Trainwreck director Judd Apatow.
In its second tranche of announcements, following the news that Richard Linklater’s new comedy Everybody Wants Some will open the event on 11 March, the festival listed the films that make up its various categories.
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- Nigel M Smith
SXSW 2016 will open with Richard Linklater‘s Everybody Wants Some, the “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused (1993). Today, the festival's dropped its full feature lineup, which includes new work by Jeff Nichols, Barbara Kopple, Don Cheadle, Mark Cousins, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Mike Birbiglia, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Joe Berlinger, Linas Phillips, John Michael McDonagh, Joel Potrykus, Irene Taylor Brodsky and Jesse Moss, plus docs on Gary Numan, Marina Abramovic and more. » - David Hudson »
Organizers for the South by Southwest film festival have officially rolled out the initial lineup for SXSW 2016, boasting 137 features and no less than 89 world premieres across 12 sections.
Those include the star-studded Headliners, Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition and Midnighters among many others, and today’s comprehensive breakdown gives budding attendees the opportunity to pinpoint exactly which films deserve a place on their radar.
Among those premieres include Jean-Marc Vallee’s domestic drama Demolition, while Jeff Nichols’ starry sci-fi Midnight Special continues to draw our attention – with a cast that includes Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver and Jaeden Lieberher, can you really blame us? Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, meanwhile, opens the festival on March 11, where it will run through until March 19.
For the full comprehensive breakdown, check out the official site for SXSW 2016. For now, we’ve included the rundown for Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition and Headliners. »
- Michael Briers
There will be late additions, but the bulk of this year’s SXSW feature film slate has been unveiled. From the festival, here’s the rundown section by section. Obvious highlights: world premieres of Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Joel Potrykus’ follow-up to Buzzard, and a documentary about the making of Smokey and the Bandit from Jesse Moss (The Overnighters). Narrative Feature Competition Ten world premieres; ten unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,443 narrative feature submissions in 2016. The Arbalest Director/Screenwriter: Adam Pinney The inventor of the world’s greatest toy reflects on his decade-long obsession with a woman […] »
- Filmmaker Staff
There's the fall festival season, which is represented by Venice, Telluride, Tiff and New York, but the first part of the year is also slammed with back-to-back fests. Sundance has wrapped, Berlin kicks off soon and next month comes SXSW, and today they've unveiled their full feature lineup. In addition to previously announced titles like Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some" and Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special," there's some interesting fare coming. After a not so great reception at Tiff, Jake Gyllenhaal's "Demolition" will go to Texas, and following Berlin, John Michael McDonagh will bring "War On Everyone." There will also be World Premieres of new films by Mike Birbiglia ("Don't Think Twice") and Ti West ("In A Valley Of Violence"). Check it out all out below. SXSW runs from March 11-19. Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2016 Narrative Feature Competition Ten world premieres; ten unique ways »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Anyone paying attention to the SXSW Film Festival — or, for that matter, the American independent film scene — will recognize plenty of names in this year's lineup. Standup comedian-turned-filmmaker Mike Bibiglia follows his breakout hit "Sleepwalk With Me" with "Don't Think Twice," the story of an improv group facing big changes, with a cast headlined by Keegan-Michael Key. Horror maestro Ti West returns to the festival that first showcased his eerie ghost story "The Innkeepers" with a change of pace, the western "In a Valley of Violence," which stars John Travolta. And Austin's biggest source of pride, director Richard Linklater, opens the festival this year with his "Dazed and Confused" riff "Everybody Wants Some." Read More: Ethan Hawke, Jake Gyllenhaal and More Headline 2016 SXSW Features Lineup But like the feisty crowd that crams the downtown streets in mid-March, SXSW owes much to the youthful energy of »
- Eric Kohn
The nine-day festival will screen 137 films, including 52 films from first-time filmmakers, 89 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and seven U.S. premieres. These films were selected from 2,455 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,467 U.S. and 990 international feature-length films from a total of 7,235 submissions.
Notable world premieres include Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice,” starring Keegan-Michael Key; Ti West’s “In a Valley of Violence,” starring Ethan Hawke and Taissa Farmiga; “The Master Cleanse,” starring Johnny Galecki and Anna Friel; Sophie Goodhart’s “My Blind Brother,” starring Adam Scott and Nick Kroll; “Shovel Buddies,” starring Bella Thorne; “The Trust,” starring Nicolas Cage and »
- Dave McNary
New films from Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk with Me"), Ti West ("The Innkeepers"), and a doc from studio exec-turned-director Susan Glatzer highlight the latest additions to SXSW's feature film lineup, set to open March 11 with the world premiere of Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some." Birbiglia's comedy "Don't Think Twice," with Keegan-Michael Key, West's revenge drama "In the Valley of Violence," starring Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, and John Travolta, and Glatzer's swing dance doc "Alive and Kicking" join the U.S. premiere of "Wild" director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition," with Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, and Chris Cooper. In her eighth year, SXSW Film Festival head Janet Pierson and her team juggled programming the return of many SXSW alumni with "a lot of unknowns," she said in a phone interview. "We are always showing new emerging work, so we default to »
- Anne Thompson and Matt Brennan
Read More: Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some' to Open 2016 SXSW Film Festival After teasing some of the features that would be included in this year's slate — from Richard Linklater's festival opener "Everybody Wants Some" to Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special" and "Pee-wee's Big Holiday," among others — the 2016 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced a handful of features sections from the 23rd edition. During the festival's nine days, 139 features will be shown, with additional titles to be announced. The lineup includes 52 films from first-time filmmakers and consists of 89 world premieres."SXSW prides itself on presenting an eclectic mix of emerging and established talent in a range of genres from comedy, thrillers, docs and international gems," said Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, in an official statement. "We’ve been told we program the way real people watch movies: »
- Zack Sharf
★★★☆☆ In the two and a half decades since his first feature film, Slackers, debuted at New Directors/New Films in New York, Richard Linklater has built an unlikely career out of humility and driven artistic ambition. Choosing to remain in Austin, Texas rather than racing blindly for the big lights of Tinseltown he's cultivated an enviable reputation as an indie auteur and the epitome of the mission at Sundance. In Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, a new film screening at this year's festival, Louis Black (the editor of the Austin Chronicle) and Karen Bernstein pay warm tribute to the filmmaker in what is a fitting ode to independent spirit more than a penetrating portrait.
- CineVue UK
Indie auteur Richard Linklater was at the Sundance Film Festival again this year, but this time around his face was onscreen as well: The director is the subject of a beautiful 90-minute doc called Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny produced and directed by the Slacker director’s longtime friend Louis Black and Karen Bernstein. The documentary is a look at the career and life of the Sundance favorite, whose second feature, Slacker, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize… »
When Louis Black, founder of the Austin Chronicle and cofounder of Austin's SXSW festival, asked Richard Linklater to be the subject of his new documentary, Linklater did not say yes, but he didn't say no either. Somehow this was enough to result in the wonderful documentary Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, which Black co-directed with Karen Bernstein of American Masters. Dream Is Destiny is an unpretentious look at the most down-to-earth filmmaker I can think of: Richard Linklater. His stories in another director's hands would reek of pretension, but Linklater somehow manages to tackle big ideas - the intangible kind most art filmmakers dishonor in translation - in a way that honors what it means and feels like to be alive.If you were to read a...
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Read More: Sundance: How Robert Greene and Kate Lyn Sheil Made the Festival's Most Fascinating Documentary If American nonfiction storytelling is breaking new ground in the marketplace (see the success of "Making a Murderer" or "Amy"), it’s surprising how much this year’s Sundance Film Festival reflected the dominance of the status quo. Old-guard broadcasters were everywhere: HBO Documentary Films had a whopping seven films in the official selection ("Unlocking the Cage," "Jim: The James Foley Story," "Suited," "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "How To Let Go of the World," "Nothing Left Unsaid," "Becoming Mike Nichols"); PBS’s American Masters premiered three ("Maya Angelou and Still I Rise," "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You," "Richard Linklater - Dream is Destiny"); and Disney-owned A&E IndieFilms had two ("Author: The Jt Leroy Story," »
- Anthony Kaufman
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