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The SXSW Film Festival, March 8-16, is celebrating 20 years with a slew of films honoring the meeting point of culture and creativity--among them 109 features announced below. Among the features playing the Austin, Texas fest are 69 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and five Us premieres. Additional titles in the Midnighters and Short Film program will be announced February 6, along with the complete panel lineup. Fest producer Janet Pierson states: “Many films reflect importantly on our culture and include intimate looks at iconic figures, and we’re lucky to have a plethora of hugely entertaining and audience pleasing films. Even more thrilling is the opportunity to support so many filmmakers we’ve followed for years who’ve made enormous creative leaps in their work.” Eight narrative and documentary world premieres will compete for the Grand Jury Prizes. All features (with the exception of Headliners) are also eligible for »

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