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'Under the Shadow,' 'Sing Street' and More Round Out 2016 SXSW Lineup

February 9, 2016

 

Sidemen - Long Road To Glory

Director: Scott Rosenbaum

Screenwriters: Scott Rosenbaum, Jasin Cadic  

An intimate look at the lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen. (World Premiere)

 

With just a little over a month to go before the 2016 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers have put the final touches on its impressive slate by announcing the remaining programs that will round out its 23rd edition, including Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts Programs and Special Events. The 10 genre movies playing the Midnighters section join the 13 Festival Favorites, 5 Special Events and additional feature titles as part of the 139 total features screening at SXSW Film 2016.

 

"Deep and dark character studies, crazy Japanese Manga come to life, daddy-issues, handicaps, survival, revenge and even a little remastering are all on display this year," said SXSW Producer & Senior Programmer Jarod Neece in an official statement. "You’ll hear from veteran directors and producers perfecting their craft to filmmakers that are about to burst onto the scene. And don’t sleep on the Festival Favorites and Special Events, lots of weird and wild films in those screening sections, too!"

The Festival Favorites section in particular will be home to some of the buzziest films that just premiered at Sundance last month, including Kirsten's Johnson biographical documentary "Cameraperson," Taika Waititi's adventure "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and Chad Hartigan's award-winning "Morris From America." The acclaimed Iranian horror film "Under the Shadow" will be screening in the Midnighters section. 

 

The 2016 SXSW Film Festival kicks off on Friday, March 11 with the world premiere of Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some." The festival runs through March 19. Check out the final additions to the lineup below. Information provided by SXSW.

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