SXSW 2017
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Here are the buzziest feature films playing at SXSW 2017

Here are the buzziest feature films playing at SXSW 2017

Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling in Song to Song
Highly anticipated Song to Song is set in Austin. Photo courtesy of SXSW
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Don't get in the way of the mother in Prevenge. Photo courtesy of SXSW
Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, and Jon Hamm in Baby Driver
Baby Driver boasts a big-name cast. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures
Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling in Song to Song
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Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, and Jon Hamm in Baby Driver

SXSW Film is almost here, and with 125 screenings, the options can be overwhelming. We're highlighting 10 must-see movies, based on cast, hype, and interesting plots, plus one extra buzzy TV show. Most have multiple screenings throughout the festival, giving you ample time to catch these flicks.

Colossal
Unemployed party girl Anne Hathaway finds out she's connected to a Godzilla-like monster wreaking havoc on the other side of the world. Colossal has already screened at Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance and has received monstrous approval. 
Premieres March 10 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Prevenge
​In Prevenge, a pregnant woman goes on a killing spree. Why? Because her unborn baby told her to. This British comedy slasher film, which may sound like the weirdest movie ever, has received high praise.
Premieres March 10 at Zach Theatre

Song to Song
Austin and its music scene set the stage for this twisted love story about two couples pursuing success in the uncensored world of rock 'n' roll. A star-studded cast, including Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara, will draw the masses to the red carpet for this world premiere.
Premieres March 10 at Paramount Theatre

American Gods
Based on the popular Neil Gaiman book, American Gods is a supernatural television show airing on Starz. It tells the story of a recently released ex-con who is introduced to a world where magic is real. The book has won many awards, and fans are excited to see it brought to life.
Premieres March 11 at the Austin Convention Center Vimeo Theatre

Baby Driver
The precious boy from The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel Elgort, is back as a getaway driver in this Edgar Wright-directed movie. Joining him are other big names like Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, and Lily James.
Premieres March 11 at Paramount Theatre

Infinity Baby
We don't know much about this movie, but we do know it's "a comedy about babies that don't age." Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman and wife, Megan Mullaly, are cast members; it's filmed in Austin; and directed by Austin-based Bob Byington. Sounds good to us. 
Premieres March 11 at Zach Theatre

Atomic Blonde
A sexy MI6 spy, played by Charlize Theron, is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to deliver top-secret information, and she enlists the help of James McAvoy. Watch these A-list actors maneuver the dangerous world of spies.
Premieres March 12 at Paramount Theatre

The Disaster Artist
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Dave Franco, and Josh Hutcherson star in The Disaster Artist, based on the book that tells the story behind the production of cult classic The Room. The movie is packed with cameos from big names like Bryan Cranston, Hannibal Buress, and Zac Efron. 
Premieres March 12 at Paramount Theatre

Mr. Roosevelt
After a loved one falls ill, a Los Angeles-based comedian is brought back to her college town — Austin! — where she is forced to stay with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend for the weekend. Noël Wells directs and stars in this touching comedy.
Premieres March 12 at Paramount Theatre

Free Fire
Gangs meet up to conduct an arms deal, but things don't go according to plan. Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, and Academy Award-winner Brie Larson star in this action-filled comedy set in 1970s Boston.
Premieres March 13 at Paramount Theatre

Life
A team of astronauts — Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds — is sent to Mars to search for life, but what they find is a life form that caused extinction. This world premiere will close SXSW Film.
Premieres March 18 at Zach Theatre