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SXSW Announces 2007 Slate of Films

Now that the monster known as Sundance has come and gone (rather uneventfully), the festival circuit is shifting into full gear. Just today, the folks in Austin announced the complete lineup of films for the 2007 SXSW Festival.

With nearly thirty films premiering next month and a slew of others in competition and special lineups, it looks like there's a flick to fit any taste. Joe Swanberg, the indie darling behind Kissing on the Mouth and LOL, brings his much-anticipated Hannah Takes the Stairs, while Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) produces What Would Jesus Buy?, a doc about the commercialization of Christmas. (Spurlock is also headlining a panel at the fest.)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels star in The Lookout, the Opening Night selection, a crime thriller about a janitor who participates in a heist at the bank where he works. Other special screenings include After the Wedding, the Danish foreign-language Oscar nominee this year, and The Devil Came on Horseback (Cinematical's review), a somber documentary on the genocide in Darfur from the perspective of an ex-marine.

SXSW, if you're not familiar, is a festival unlike any other. The whole event runs March 9 - 18, but different aspects of the festival occur at different times. Film is March 9 - 17, interactive is March 9 - 13, and music bring up the rear March 14 - 18. For more on how to experience SXSW, check out their site.

And finally, Cinematical's got a great, comprehensive list of the films.

Posted by on February 6, 2007 11:37 PM
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Is anyone from the Fodder network in Austin during SXSW? I live in town and would be up for a meet-up.

-- Posted by: ryan at February 8, 2007 2:51 AM

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