Mon. Feb 17th, 2020

SXSW Lineup 2016 feat. new Richard Linklater, Pee-Wee Herman, Jean-Marc Vallée

Everybody Wants Some, from Richard Linklater, will debut at SXSW
Everybody Wants Some, from Richard Linklater, will debut at SXSW


With a whopping 139 movies in just 9 days there will be lots see at this year’s South By Southwest Festival but one of the more anticipated films will Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, a semi-sequel to his 1993 breakthrough Dazed & Confused. This is his first feature since last year’s Oscar-winning Boyhood. Pee-Wee Herman plans to stage yet another comeback, this time with a new feature film (Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday) that will debut at SXSW before hitting Netflix exclusively. Last year’s Toronto International Film Festival opener Demolition, from Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will see its U.S. debut here. In the coming weeks SXSW will also announce the films to be shown in the Midnighters, Festival Favorites, and Special Events sections as well as the Short Film Program.

Other films we’ll be keeping our eye on are Matthew A. Cherry’s 9 Rides, about an Uber driver gets life changing news on the busiest night of the year, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, a documentary with unprecedented access into self-help multi-millionaire Tony Robbins from Joe Berlinger and Midnight Special, about a father and son who go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers, from Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter).

The whole thing kicks off March 11th.

The full lineup is below:

Narrative Feature Competition

  • The Arbalest
  • Before the Sun Explodes
  • Claire in Motion
  • collective:unconscious
  • Donald Cried
  • Hunter Gatherer
  • Miss Stevens
  • The Other Half
  • A Stray
  • Trespecos
Documentary Feature Competition
  • Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
  • Alive and Kicking
  • Best and Most Beautiful Things
  • Goodnight Brooklyn – The Story of Death by Audio
  • The Liberators
  • Orange Sunshine
  • Ovarian Psycos
  • The Seer
  • The Space in Between – Marina Abramovic and Brazil
  • Demolition
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • Hardcore Henry
  • In a Valley of Violence
  • Midnight Special
  • Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
  • Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Narrative Spotlight
  • 9 Rides
  • Another Evil
  • Black Mountain Poets
  • From Nowhere
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • Jean of the Joneses
  • Long Nights Short Mornings
  • The Master Cleanse
  • My Blind Brother
  • Rainbow Time
  • Shovel Buddies
  • Slash
  • Suntan
  • The Trust
  • The Waiting
  • War on Everyone
Documentary Spotlight
  • Asperger’s Are Us
  • The Bandit
  • Beware of Slenderman
  • Chicken People
  • The Dwarvenaut
  • Fantastic Lies
  • Hit It Hard
  • The Hollywood Shorties
  • Insatiable: The Homaru Cantu Story
  • Learning To See
  • Mr. Gaga
  • Seven Songs for a Long Life
  • Silicon Cowboys
  • The Slippers
  • Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities
  • Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon
  • The Alchemist Cookbook
  • American Fable
  • Baby Bump
  • I Am Belfast
  • In Pursuit of Silence
  • Jules and Dolores
  • Karaoke Crazies
  • Little Sister
  • LOEV
  • My Beautiful Broken Brain
  • Operator
  • Spaceship
  • Teenage Cocktail
  • Under the Sun
  • Outcast
  • Preacher
  • Search Party
  • Vice Principals
  • You Me Her
24 Beats Per Second
  • The American Epic Sessions
  • And Punching the Clown
  • The Art of Organized Noize
  • Artist & Repertoire
  • BANG! The Bert Berns Story
  • Born to Be Blue
  • Gary Numan: Android in La La Land
  • Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke
  • I Go Back Home — Jimmy Scott
  • Miles Ahead
  • Miss Sharon Jones!
  • A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story
  • Soundbreaking — Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music
  • The Smart Studios Story
  • We Are X
  • Dead Slow Ahead
  • Ghostland
  • Papagajka
  • UIO: Take me for a Ride
  • YARN

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