SXSW is embarking on its 24th Film Festival next month, with an impressive line-up of indie features and world premieres.
The SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival opens in Austin, Texas, on March 10 with 125 films on the list. After hosting the premieres of films such as Knocked up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and last year’s Everybody Wants Some!!, the festival’s 2017 programme has been eagerly anticipated.
The headliners getting their world premiere at the festival are Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Jared Moshé’s The Ballad of Lefty Brown. This follows the already announced Song to Song, directed by Terrence Malick and starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman.
The new film from the director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver follows a young but talented getaway driver played by Ansel Elgort. It also stars Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal and Meryl Streep, while The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a western that finds Bill Pullman grieving following the death of his sidekick, played by Peter Fonda.
Other notable selections include Free Fire (Dir. Ben Wheatley, starring Brie Larson and Armie Hammer), documentaries On the Road (Dir. Michael Winterbottom, starring Wolf Alice) and Muppet Guys Talking – Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (Dir. Frank Oz, starring the original Muppet performers), thriller Gemini (Dir. Aaron Katz, starring Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Lola Kirke), and Australian entry Becoming Bond (Dir. Josh Greenbaum, starring Josh Lawson and Jake Johnson).
You can check out the full line-up on the SXSW website.