The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) has made a final announcement for their 14th annual festival announcing a final keynote speaker, the lineup for their conference and more films that will play at the festival that begins March 7.
Marc Webb (director of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "(500) Days of Summer") has been announced as the festival's fourth and final keynote speaker. Actors Jason Bateman, Mike Myers, Ralph Steadman, Robert Duvall and Tilda Swinton are scheduled to speak as well. The following eight films also join the previously announced lineup (Descriptions provided by SXSW):
"May the Best Man Win" (World Premiere)
Directed by Andrew O'Connor and written by Matthew Robinson, Lee Hupfield and Andrew O'Connor
Cast: Whit Thomas, Drew Tarver, Rosa Salazar
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
"Yakona" (World Premiere)
Directed by 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.
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"Big in Japan" (World Premire)
Directed and written by John Jeffcoat
Cast: David Drury, Philip A Peterson, Sean Lowry, Alex Vincent, Adam Powers
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.
"For Those About to Rock. The story of Rodrigo y Gabriela" (World Premiere)
Directed by Alejandro Franco Fernandez
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.
Directed by Tommy Pallotta and 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"
Directed and written by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement
Cast: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
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.