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The world premiere of the horror film, The Cabin in the Woods, will open SXSW 2012. Described as ‘ Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen” … the film takes the horror genre, shakes it down, and smacks it upside the head.

The Cabin in the Woods also marks Emmy®-nominated writer Drew Goddard’s (Cloverfield, Lost, Alias) first foray into directing, and stars Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison, Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford.

SXSW also revealed 6 additional screening at the 2001 festival including Lena Dunham’s (Tiny Furniture) return with her HBO series GIRLS, which will premiere the initial three episodes publicly for the first time.

Dunham, Executive Producer Judd Apatow and other key members of the GIRLS production team will also appear at the SXSW Film Conference to discuss GIRLS before it kicks off its ten-episode season in April, exclusively on HBO

The additional titles at SXSW Film are:

MARLEY (North American Premiere)
Director: Kevin Macdonald

The definitive life story of Bob Marley – musician, revolutionary, legend – from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. Directed by Academy Award Winner Kevin Macdonald.

Beauty Is Embarrassing (World Premiere)
Director: Neil Berkeley

A funny, irreverent and insightful look into the life and times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.

Small Apartments (World Premiere)
Director: Jonas Åkerlund

When Franklin Franklin accidentally kills his landlord, he must hide the body; but, the wisdom of his beloved brother and the quirks of his neighbors, force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him.
Cast: Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, James Caan

CITADEL (World Premiere)
Director: Ciarán Foy

An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children.
Cast: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wumni Mosaku

GIRLS (World Premiere)
Director: Lena Dunham

Created by and starring Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture), the show is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.
Cast: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

The Oyster Princess with live score by Bee vs. Moth (World Premiere)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch

The Oyster Princess is Ernst Lubitsch’s tart 1919 silent comedy that parodies the rich and the spoiled. Austin jazz/rock band Bee vs. Moth performs their original score live with the film for the first time.
Cast: Ossi Oswalda, Victor Janson, Julius Falkenstein

The SXSW runs March 9–17, 2012.


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