SXSWORLD February 2013


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Matthew McConaughey Hot 2013 SXSW Film Conference Sessions! Magic in the Air: 2013 Opening Night Film Announced! We couldn't be happier to host the world premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone as the kickoff event for the 20th edition of SXSW Film. The story follows superstar Vegas magicians Burt and Anton as their long-time act implodes, allowing an ambitious rival street performer the big break he's been waiting for. The film stars Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Olivia Wilde, with Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jim Carrey, and is directed by Don Scardino. Join us on March 8 for the perfect trick to kick off 2013! P H O T O B Y J O H N P. J O H N S O N MARK LIDDELL News & Notes Steve Buscemi and Steve Carell in The Incredible Burt Wonderston A Little Something For Everyone • Humanizing Heroes: Storytelling Beyond Sports featuring Connor Schell (ESPN Films), Ken Rodgers (NFL Films) and Ross Greenburg (Ross Greenburg Productions) Here's just a taste of the many exciting films to premiere at SXSW 2013: • Jeffrey Tambor's Acting Workshop • Bates Motel: Story to Screen with Carlton Cuse See the full lineup at New for 2013, we're holding nightly Film Happy Hours from 5–7pm in the Terrace Bar at the beautiful InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, located next door to the Paramount Theatre. The InterContinental Hotel will also host the Fandango Film Lounge, a great spot to sit down and relax during the day, open from 9am–5pm daily (March 8–March 12). Visit for details! Spring Breakers Spring Breakers (U.S. Premiere) Director: Harmony Korine Four college girls, in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation, find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. Cast: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine C O U R T E S Y O F F R E D A K E L LY NEW! Daily Happy Hours and Film Hub at InterContinental Hotel Introducing Startup Alley and Launchpad New for 2013, SXSW Film Startup Alley will feature a day of presentations and panels tailored to film, television and digital media startups. Meanwhile, Startup Alley's Launchpad will help participants generate buzz and investor interest in their new entertainment startups. For information, head to 12 Good Ol Freda Good Ol' Freda (World Premiere) Director: Ryan White Good Ol' Freda tells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager hired by a young local band called The Beatles to be their secretary. For the first time in 50 years, Kelly tells her tales. SXSWORLD / FEBRUARY 2013 Everyone's Going to Die (World Premiere) Director: Jones A modern U.K. story about the redemptive power of feeling you're not alone. A story where porn hotlines rub shoulders with sexy beavers on rollerskates; where the past is laid to rest, two lives are changed and finally, nobody is going to die. Cast: Nora Tschirner, Rob Knighton, Kellie Shirley Drinking Buddies (World Premiere) Director: Joe Swanberg Weekend trips, office parties, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer. Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston Downloaded (World Premiere) Director: Alex Winter This documentary charts the rise and fall of Napster and the birth of the digital revolution. Evil Dead C O U R T E S Y O F T R I - S TA R COURTSEY OF A24 • A Conversation with Matthew McConaughey Evil Dead (World Premiere) Director: Fede Alvarez Five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, discover a "Book of the Dead" that unwittingly summons dormant demons. Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci

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