Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby follow-up Bottoms and Jon S. Baird’s Tetris starring Taron Egerton are among the second wave of SXSW unveiled on Wednesday.
Festival organisers announced all selections in Visions, Global presented by MUBI, 24 Beats, and Festival Favorites as well as additions to Headliners, TV Premieres, Narrative and Documentary Spotlight.
New to Headliners are world premieres of Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby follow-up Bottoms which follows two unpopular queer high school students who start a fight club to have sex before graduation; and Jon S. Baird’s Tetris starring Taron Egerton as the American video game salesman Henk Rogers who encountered obstacles behind the Iron Curtain while trying to bring the game to the world. Matthew Vaughn is among the producers.
Janine Nabers and Donald Glover’s Swarm and Lee Sung Jin’s Beef will be the opening and closing night TV premieres. The film & television festival’s opening night film will be Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves10; Lee Sung Jin’s Beef10 (Arg-US); Tomas Gomez Bustillo’s
Chronicles Of A Wandering Saint10(Arg-US); Michael Lukk Litwak’s Molli And Max In The Future1010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010). Matt Johnson’s BlackBerry gets its North American premiere in Narrative Spotlight following the world premiere in Berlin. Visions selections include Bomani J. Story’s The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster; Liza Mandelup’s Caterpillar; Tomas Gomez Bustillo’s Chronicles Of A Wandering Saint(Arg-US); Michael Lukk Litwak’s Molli And Max In The Future; Kim Albright‘s With Love And A Major Organ (Can); and Tayarisha Poe’s The Young Wife. There are US premieres for Theo Montoya’s Anhell69 (Col), Franklin Ritch’s The Artifice Girl,
andSophie Jarvis‘s Until Branches Bend (Can-Swi), while Rocio Mesa‘s Secaderos (Spa-US) gets its international premiere.The 24 Beats Per Second programme includes Sean Menard’s 299 Queen Street West (Can); Robert Schwartzman’s Hung Up On A Dream; Jed I. Rosenberg’s Louder Than You Think; andSamuel Pollard’s Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes. Karen O’Connor’s Joan Baez I Am A Noise and Jose Luis Rugeles’
Rebelion (Col) get their North American premiere and there are US premieres for Roger Ross Williams and Brooklyn Sudano’s documentary Love to Love You, Donna Summer, and Ron Chapman’s Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World (Can-Fr).The Global strand presented by Mubi brings Caroline Fioratti’s My Drywall Cocoon (Bra) and Kattia G. Zuniga Sister & Sister (Pan). There is a North American premiere for Ektara Collective’s
Ek Jagah Apni (India), while Sophie Linnenbaum’s The Ordinaries (Ger) gets its US premiere and Kaveh Nabatian’s Kite Zo A (Can-Hai) receives its international premiere.Festival Favorites brings mostly a roster of recent Sundance world premieres and includes: TheaterCamp by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman; Erica Tremblay’s Fancy Dance; Laura Gabbert’s Food And Country; Babak Jalali’s Fremont; Alejandra Vasquez’s Going Varsity In Mariachi; Ella Glendining’s Is There Anybody Out There?; Alexandria Bombach’s It’s Only Life After All; D. Smith’s Kokomo; Lisa Cotes’s Little Richard – I Am Everything; Tracy Droz Tragos Plan B10; Jennifer Lane RobertIrwin: A Desert Of Pure Feeling 10101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010110101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101011101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010.101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010121010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010111010Franking Varshe’s Only: It’s Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.
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