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SXSW 2011 – The King of Luck, Closing Night World Premiere & Added Titles

2 March 2011 6:30 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Austin, TX  - Billy Bob Thorton’s, The King of Luck, documentary on Willie Nelson, will screen Saturday, March 19 for the Closing Night at the SXSW Film Festival.

The World Premiere film explores Willie Nelson “the man, the songwriter, the friend, the father, legendary performer and champion of the family farmer.”

Also announced today, a work-in-progress version of  the Judd Apatow produced ‘Bridesmaids,’  will screen. The film is directed by Paul Feig, and stars Kristin Wig and  Annie Mumolo.

Rainn Wilson’s short film, The Blitzen Trapper Massacre, will be having it’s World Premiere as well, Umshini Wam, a short film from Harmony Korine featuring South African act Die Antwoord, and Hit So Hard, P. David Ebersole’s documentary on Hole drummer Patty Schemel, among others will screen.

Read more announced titles below.

Press Release

SXSW Film Announces 2011 Closing Night & Additional Titles

Thornton’s The King of Luck, Work »

- Albert Art

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SXSW Closing With Thornton’S “The King Of Luck” & Announces Additional Titles

2 March 2011 2:27 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival revealed today that its closing night film this year will be the world premiere of Bill Bob Thornton‘s documentary on Willie Nelson, The King of Luck. They also announced additional titles to the fest, including a work-in-progress screening of Bridesmaids, starring Kristen Wiig and produced by Judd Apatow, and a short from Harmony Korine. More info on the closing night film and additional titles can be found below.

SXSW will take place March 11-19 in Austin, Texas. Read full list of features here; Midnight, SXFantastic and shorts here.

Closing Night Film

The King of Luck

Director: Billy Bob Thornton

This is a documentary about Willie Nelson: the man, the songwriter, the friend, the father, legendary performer and champion of the family farmer. (World Premiere)

Special Events

Bridesmaids (Work In Progress)

Director: Paul Feig, Writers: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, »

- Jason Guerrasio

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SXSW closing with Billy Bob Thornton, adds “Bridesmaids” and Pee Wee Herman

2 March 2011 12:01 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced that Billy Bob Thornton’s “The King of Luck,” a documentary about Willie Nelson, will be thus year’s Closing Night Film, screening on Saturday, March 19.

In addition, SXSW announced more features and shorts for the 2011 event, including a work-in-progress screening of Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids,” starring (and co-written by) Kristen Wiig and produced by Judd Apatow; “Umshini Wam,” a short film from Harmony Korine featuring South African act Die Antwoord; and “Hit So Hard,” P. David Ebersole’s documentary on Hole drummer Patty Schemel, among others.

HollywoodNews.com will be reporting from this year’s SXSW, which runs March 11-19, in Austin, Texas. For details on the complete film and conference lineup, visit www.sxsw.com/film.

Additional Films in the 2011 SXSW Film Festival include:

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“The King of Luck”

Director: Billy Bob Thornton »

- Sean O'Connell

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