The 15th Annual SXSW Films Lineup Unveiled


The 15th Annual SXSW Films Lineup Unveiled


The organizers of the 2008 South by Southwest Film Conferences and Festival have revealed the 113 films that will be previewed during the festival.

A month preceding the opening of the 15th edition of the South By Southwest Film Conferences and Festival, the film event organizers finally revealed the complete lineup of the film to be screened during the festival. On the event held from March 7 to 15 in Austin, Texas, some 113 feature films have been set to be showcased, in which 64 of them will have their world premieres at the festival.

Listed up in the Spotlight Premieres section which shows the high-profile, anticipated films are 35 films including Robert Luketic's "21", Brett Simon's "Assassination of a High School President", Clark Gregg' "Choke", Nicholas Stoller's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", David Schwimmer's "Run, Fat Boy, Run", Kimberly Peirce's "Stop-Loss" and Helen Hunt's "Then She Found Me". "21" starring Jim Sturgess and Kate Bosworth will open the festival, whereas Stephen Walker's "Young@Heart" is set to be the closing film.

Apart from the Spotlight, the event also showcases documentary and narrative feature competitions. Both competitions will let out 8 contestants each. Battling under the category of documentary are "Bulletproof Salesman", "FrontRunners", "Full Battle Rattle", "The Matador", "Sex Positive", "Some Assembly Required", "They Killed Sister Dorothy" and "We Are Wizards". Titles competing for narrative categories are "Explicit Ills", "The Lost Coast", "My Effortless Brilliance", "Older Than America", "Paper Covers Rock", "Up With Me", "Wellness" and "Yeast".

The rest of the lineups fell into the categories of Emerging Visions program, 24 Beats per Second, 'Round Midnight and Special Screening. The complete list of the films featured on the festival can be read at IndieWire.

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