SXSW Film Festival Announces 2008 Film Lineup
South by Southwest today announced the film lineup for its 2008 festival, which takes place from March 7-15 in Austin, Texas.
According to the festival press office, "Over the course of nine days, 114 features will screen at the festival, with 65 of those having their world premieres at SXSW 2008. Among the high-profile films added to the festival's "Spotlight Premieres" category are: Kimberly Peirce's Stop-Loss, Nicholas Stoller's Forgetting SarahMarshall, Martin Scorsese's Shine A Light, Michael Almereyda's NewOrleans Mon Amour, Joe Swanberg & Greta Gerwig's Nights and Weekends, Jay & Mark Duplass' Baghead, Liz Mermin's Shot In Bombay, Nanette Burstein's American Teen, Aaron Rose & Joshua Leonard's Beautiful Losers, Sylvia Stevens' Chevolution, Morgan Spurlock's Where in the World is Osama BinLaden?, and the festival's Closing Night Film, Stephen Walker's documentary Young@Heart. They join previously announced titles such as Opening NightFilm 21, as well as Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, DreamsWith Sharp Teeth, Then She Found Me, and Run, Fat Boy, Run."
FYI, The Film Panel Notetaker will be in Austin for the first few days of the festival covering the panel discussions. The complete list of panels is expected to be announced soon. In the mean time, you can view a list of most of the panels that are being planned here.