An additional eight features have been announced for the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival. With these additions, the 2014 SXSW Film Festival will host a total of 133 features, consisting of 89 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres and 8 U.S. Premieres, with 70 first-time directors. 113 shorts will screen as part of 11 overall shorts programs. SXSW Film will open on Friday, March 7, 2014 with the world premiere of CHEF, and run through March 15 in Austin, Texas.
In addition to nine full days of film screenings, the SXSW Film Conference (Friday, March 7 – Tuesday, March 11), will feature over 150 informative and entertaining sessions. Also announced were Convergence sessions, and Marc Webb as the fourth and final keynote speaker. Additional Featured Sessions announced for the 2014 SXSW Film Conference include: A Conversation with Jason Bateman, A Conversation with Mike Myers, A Conversation with Ralph Steadman, A Conversation with Robert Duvall and A Conversation with Tilda Swinton.
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN
Director: Andrew O’Connor, Screenwriters: Matthew Robinson, Lee Hupfield, Andrew O’Connor
Two pranksters compete against each other in a series of increasingly outrageous stunts to win the affections of the girl they’ve both fallen for.Cast: Whit Thomas, Drew Tarver, Rosa Salazar (World Premiere)
Directors: Anlo Sepulveda & Paul Collins
A river’s dreams and memories told from the perspective of the water that runs through it – a visual journey from prehistoric times to the modern era along what is now known as the San Marcos River. (World Premiere)
24 BEATS PER SECOND
BIG IN JAPAN
Director/Screenwriter: John Jeffcoat
Big in Japan is a comedic rock-and-roll road movie about struggling Seattle rock band, Tennis Pro, who decide to sell their tour-van and head to Tokyo for one last shot at acceptance. Cast: David Drury, Philip A Peterson, Sean Lowry, Alex Vincent, Adam Powers (World Premiere)
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK. THE STORY OF RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
Director: Alejandro Franco Fernández
The amazing and inspiring journey of Mexican guitarists ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’ who at a very young age decided to do only what they loved the most: music. (World Premiere)
*Title Change: Previously announced as Sheffield: Sex City, the Florian Habicht documentary is now entitled PULP
Directors: Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
A true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling.
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Directors/Screenwriters: Taika Waititi & Jermaine Clement
From Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement who shared writing, directing and acting duties- What We Do In the Shadows is a hilarious comedy chock full of one-liners that showcases whether you’re immortal or human-life is better with friends. Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
THE DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION
Comedian Doug Benson and a few funny friends take over the theater’s front row, providing a live comedy soundtrack to the classic film onscreen.
HANNIBAL BURESS LIVE FROM CHICAGO
Director: Marcus Raboy
Hannibal Buress’ newest stand-up hour, Live From Chicago, is premiering at SXSW before it’s on Comedy Central, March 29th! (World Premiere)