It’s the 25th Birthday Of SXSW Film, And It Just Dropped A Killer Lineup!
Today came the announcement for the SXSW 2018 film lineup. It’s officially, about 6 weeks away. This years film festival will highlight a whopping 132 features. The screenings are starting March 9th and going on until March 18th. The festival will be featuring 44 films from first-time filmmakers, 86 astonishing world premieres, 11 North American and 5 U.S. Premieres. Talk about a ton of movies to be screened! Imagine what it was like for the programming team, they had to watch 2,458 different films that were submitted personally by filmmakers.
Check out some of the highlights that are popping right out on the list of premieres: Jordan Peele’s The Last O.G. in Episodic
John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place
Kay Cannon’s Blockers in Headliners
Andrew Bujalski’s Support The Girls
Lynn Shelton’s Outside In in Narrative Spotlight
Alison Klayman’s Take Your Pills
Tommy Avallone’s The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man in Documentary Spotlight
Spike Lee’s Pass Over in Festival Favorites.
Spike Lee will follow an increasing number of impressive speakers including Rian Johnson, Darren Aronofsky, and Barry Jenkins, in the nearby SXSW Conference.
Just in case you were wondering, you don’t necessarily have to have an SXSW Film badge to watch any of these films. According to the SXSW website, if seats still remain after the badges enter, single admission tickets will be sold for $15 starting 15 minutes before showtime. Tickets can be purchased from The Paramount Theatre, Vimeo Theater at the Austin Convention Center and ZACH Theatre.
The entire line-up and synopses below were presented by SXSW can be found here