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Jon Favreau’s “independent” comedy Chef has been chosen as the opening film for South by Southwest 2014. The film stars Favreau as Carl Casper, a man who starts up a food truck business in the hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise after he loses his job as a chef, all the while trying to reconnect with his estranged family. The official press release is as follows…

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announces the world premiere of Chef as its Opening Night Film, from director Jon Favreau, which will screen on Friday, March 7, 2014.

SXSW also revealed a diverse handful of titles that will premiere at the 2014 event, comprised of an array of topics that tap into the buzzing pulse of SXSW culture. Additional films announced include the hotly-anticipated world premiere of Rob ThomasVeronica Mars feature, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Fox’s re-launch of Cosmos, the iconic 1980 television miniseries from Carl Sagan, »

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