SXSW Film Festival Announces 2019 Features and Episodic Premieres
We are happy to announce the Features and Episodic Premieres lineup for the 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival.
The acclaimed program draws thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders every year to immerse themselves in the most innovative, smart, and entertaining new films of the year. Jordan Peele’s Us was previously announced as the Festival’s Opening Night film, while Olivia Wilde, Jessica Brillhart, and Marti Noxon have been announced as this year’s Film Keynotes.
The 102 features and episodics in this lineup will be shown across the nine days of the SXSW Film Festival, with dozens of additional titles to be announced on February 6. The complete SXSW Film Festival program typically includes between 320 and 340 total projects. The 2019 program was selected from 2,351 feature-length film submissions, with a total of 8,490 films submitted this year.
“As we head into our 26th edition, we couldn’t be more excited to once again share a completely fresh SXSW 2019 slate with our uniquely smart and enthusiastic SXSW audience,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “As always, we looked for a wide range of work, contemplating scale, style, tenor, and tone. We hope that this year’s outstanding array of films from accomplished to emerging talent will entertain, surprise, and provoke.”
A selection of feature highlights include: The Beach Bum directed by Harmony Korine; Booksmart directed by Olivia Wilde; Breakthrough directed by Bill Haney; The Garden Left Behinddirected by Flavio Alves; The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash directed by Thom Zimny; Good Boys directed by Gene Stupnitsky; I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carterdirected by Erin Lee Carr; J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius directed by Sandy K Boone; Pink Wall directed by Tom Cullen; Sakawa directed by Ben Asamoah; Untitled Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron Comedy directed by Jonathan Levine; and Us directed by Jordan Peele. Episodic Premiere Highlights: David Makes Man directed by Michael Francis Williams; NOS4A2directed by Kari Skogland; Shrill directed by Jesse Peretz and Carrie Brownstein; Ramy created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch; and What We Do In the Shadows directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.
Festival Favorites, Midnighters, Shorts, Virtual Cinema, Episodic Pilot Competition, Title Sequence Competition, Music Videos and late-breaking Features will be announced on February 6.
Director/Screenwriter: Rebecca Stern
Competitive creative dog grooming is the most colorful competition in America and WELL GROOMED captures the hearts, minds and imaginations of the artists involved. Follow four champion groomers and their gorgeous, vibrant dogs through a year in the life on the technicolor competition circuit, playfully exploring their creative process. From South Carolina to California, New York to Arkansas, these women are revolutionizing the age old question – what is art? Director Rebecca Stern has captured an up-close and revealing look at pets, families, friendships and the glory of dog grooming through a bright spectrum of color.
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