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SXSW 2015 Reveals Keynote, Full Conference Lineup

SXSW 2015 Reveals Keynote, Full Conference Lineup

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival revealed its fourth keynote, producer Christine Vachon, along with a starry conference lineup including talks with Ryan Gosling (whose directorial debut “Lost River” plays the fest), Sally Field, Amy Schumer (whose “Trainwreck” has a work-in-progress premiere), Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon, Henry Rollins and more Convergence sessions.

Now in its 22nd year, SXSW Film kicks off on Friday, March 13, 2015 with the world premiere of Russell Brand doc “BRAND: A Second Coming” and runs through Saturday, March 21 in Austin, Texas.

READ MORE: SXSW 2015 Unveils Feature Film Lineup

The schedule, complete with both screening and conference dates and times is now available at schedule.sxsw.com. Now in its 22nd year, SXSW pulled from a record 7,335 submissions to showcase 145 features including 60 filmmaking debuts, 100 world premieres, 13 North American premieres and 11 US film premieres.

Head to SXSW’s website for the full conference schedule. Programs announced today are:

Christine Vachon

Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who founded indie
powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past
twenty years, the two have produced some of the most celebrated American indie
features including Boys Don’t Cry
(Academy Award Winner), Far From Heaven
(nominated for 4 Academy Awards), One
Hour Photo
, I’m Not There, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine and Safe.
In television, Vachon executive produced Mildred
for HBO (winner of 5 Emmys and a Golden Globe). Her most recent work
includes Nasty Baby (Sundance 2015)
and current Oscar-nominee Still Alice.  

A Conversation with
Ryan Gosling

Join Ryan Gosling in discussion with Guillermo del Toro as he
prepares for the release of his most recent project, Lost River. In a candid conversation, Gosling will discuss the
transition from actor to filmmaker, the road to discovering his own unique
style that is depicted onscreen, and the genesis of Lost River, a dark fairy tale set in a dying town. (Friday, March 13, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM –
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center)

Conversation with Sally Field

Two-time Academy
Award®-winner Sally Field will participate in a conversation about her
extraordinary career spanning over 50 years. Through pivotal roles in films
such as Norma Rae, Places in the HeartSteel MagnoliasMrs. Doubtfire, Lincoln and Hello,
My Name Is Doris 
(world premiering at SXSW), Field has proven to
be a force in the industry. The discussion will cover choice in roles and how
she continues to find projects that inspire her. (Sunday, March 15, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Room 16AB, Austin Convention

A Conversation with
Amy Schumer

writer/actress/producer Amy Schumer in a candid conversation with Entertainment
Weekly’s Danielle Nussbaum.  From her early
days on the road as a stand-up to her transition from the stage to television
as the creator of the Emmy-nominated Inside Amy Schumer—and fresh off a SXSW
screening of her new film, Trainwreck
— Amy will talk about working with Judd Apatow to bring her story to the
screen.(Monday, March 16, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM –
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center)

A Conversation with
Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon

Writer/director Jeff Nichols and actor Michael Shannon discuss their
successful creative partnership, beginning with Shotgun Stories, winner of the
Grand Jury Prize at the Austin and Seattle Film Festivals, and the
International Jury Prize at the 2007 Viennale.  The pair have since
collaborated on Take Shelter and Mud. Take
won the Critics Week Grand Prize and the SACD Award for Best
Feature at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and also earned Nichols the Austin
Film Award and Shannon the Best Actor Award from the Austin Film Critics
Association. Mud was the recipient of
the Film Independent Robert Altman Spirit Award and was one of the highest
grossing independent films of 2013. (Saturday, March 14, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM –
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center)

A Conversation with
Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins has been involved in music, radio, voice-over,
film, scripted television, documentary, spoken word and print journalism for
over three decades. He’s traveled to nearly 90 countries including, North
Korea, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran. He’s written and
published over 25 books through his own publishing company, 2.13.61
Publications that he started in 1983. In his Conversation, he will talk
about his work including his starring role in the film, He Never
a SXSW World Premiere. (Tuesday, March 17, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM –
Room 18ABCD, Austin Convention Center)


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