2015 February SXSWorld


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6 S X S W o r l d | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 | S X S W. C O M 20 Years of Japan Nite at SXSW The 2015 SXSW Music Festival will mark the 20th anniversary of our annual Japan Nite. This show- case has been a popular fixture at SXSW, bringing artists from all corners of Japan to Austin since 1996. The show will take place on Friday, March 20, at Elysium (705 Red River). The lineup features J-pop duo moumoon's first American perfor- mance, all-girl rock trio TsuShiMaMiRe, Kyoto folk group Pirates Canoe, electronic-rock quartet The fin., Tokyo rockers QUOROM and more! Check for the full lineup. Intense, Funny and Inspiring… Check out the First Announced Premieres for SXSW Film 2015! A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (World Premiere) Director: Sara Hirsh Bordo From the producers of the most viewed TEDWomen event of 2013 comes a documentary following the inspiring journey of 25-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie, from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Ex Machina (North American Premiere) Director/Screenwriter: Alex Garland Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with this stylish and cerebral thriller. Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander Hello, My Name is Doris (World Premiere) Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Michael Showalter, Laura Terruso An isolated 60-year-old woman is motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger coworker, causing her to stumble into the spotlight of the Brooklyn hipster social scene. Cast: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Stephen Root, Elizabeth Reaser, Jack Antonoff, Natasha Lyonne, Tyne Daly The Invitation (World Premiere) Director: Karyn Kusama, Screenwriters: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi A reunion of old friends turns into a nightmare when one guest, a haunted man whose ex- wife is among the hosts, begins to fear that the night is part of a terrifying agenda. Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lindsay Burdge Mavis! (World Premiere) Director: Jessica Edwards Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is needed now more than ever. Son of the Congo (World Premiere / SXsports screening) Director/Screenwriter: Adam Hootnick Serge Ibaka's improbable journey has taken him from the violence of Congo to the top of the NBA. In Son of the Congo, Ibaka returns home, hoping his basketball success can help rebuild a country and inspire a new generation to dream of a better life. Go to on February 3 to discover our complete features lineup, excluding Midnighter features and the Short Film Program, which will be revealed on February 10! What's Happening Now & Exciting Things to Come! NEW & NOTEWORTHY Le f t : Hello, M y Na me is D oris, To p Rig h t : Mav is!, B ot to m Rig h t : E x Machina Th e f in. Pira tes C a n o e Ts uS hi M a M i Re S E A C I A PAVA O C H R I S S T R O N G

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