Equal parts new-talent launching pad, comedy showcase and beer-and-barbecue-fueled party, the
Along with SXSW's music and tech programming, the fest's film component will screen 145 features, more than 100 of which are world premieres. Among the notable selections are three R-rated comedies —
Other offerings include documentaries about comedian
Genre fans will no doubt be interested in Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," starring Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, and George Miller's
Speaking of nostalgia, the fest also will include a 30th-anniversary restoration of
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