SXSW Film Festival
The 25th annual South by Southwest Film Festival will include 132 feature films over nine days. The full lineup will include 44 films from first-time filmmakers, 86 world premieres, 11 North American premieres, and five U.S. premieres.
The opening night film will be A Quiet Place, co-written and directed by John Krasinski, and starring Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and Millicent Simmonds.
Feature films in the SXSW lineup screen in 12 sections: Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, Global, Festival Favorites, and Special Events.
The Narrative Feature Competition includes: Family directed by Laura Steinel; First Match directed by Olivia Newman; Jinn directed by Nijla Mu'min; The New Romantic directed by Carly Stone; SADIE directed by Megan Griffiths; Shotgun directed by Hannah Marks and Joey Power; Summer '03 directed by Becca Gleason; Thunder Road directed by Jim Cummings; The Unicorn directed by Robert Schwartzman; Write When You Get Work directed by Stacy Cochran.
The Documentary Feature Competition includes: Chi-Town directed by Nick Budabin; Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable directed by Sasha Waters; The Gospel of Eureka directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher; ¡Las Sandinistas! directed by Jenny Murray; People's Republic of Desire directed by Hao Wu; Social Animals directed by Jonathan Green; This One's For The Ladies directed by Gene Graham; TransMilitary directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson; Weed The People directed by Abby Epstein; and The World Before Your Feet directed by Jeremy Workman.
A selection of other highlights include: The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man directed by Tommy Avallone; Blockers directed by Kay Cannon; Boundaries directed by Shana Feste; The Dawn Wall directed by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer; Fast Color directed by Julia Hart; A Little Wisdom directed by Yuqi Kang; Nossa Chape directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist; Paradox directed by Daryl Hannah; Profile directed by Timur Bekmambetov; A Vigilante directed by Sarah Daggar Nickson; Wild Nights With Emily directed by Madeleine Olnek; In Episodics: Barry directed by Bill Hader; The Last O.G. directed by Jordan Peele; Warriors of Liberty City directed by Evan Rosenfeld and Andrew Cohn; and Vida directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios and So Yong Kim.