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SXSW 2014: Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and Ralph Steadman set for SXSW spotlight

Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and groundbreaking visual artist Ralph Steadman will travel to Austin, Texas, next month for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Wednesday.

The trio, along with Jason Bateman and Mike Myers, will be on hand for special hourlong conversations centering on career highlights and new projects.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” director Marc Webb also has joined the roster of SXSW keynote speakers, which includes Lena Dunham, Jason Blum and Casey Neistat.

Opening March 7, SXSW will screen 115 films, including the Seth Rogen comedy “Neighbors,” Jon Favreau’s restaurant comedy “Chef” and Rob Thomas’ crowd-funded “Veronica Mars” movie.

Also featured are new films from David Gordon Green, who will bring his adaptation of the Larry Brown novel "Joe," starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan; Diego Luna, who will screen his biopic "Cesar Chavez" about the labor organizer; and Patrick Brice, who will premiere "Creep," starring Mark Duplass as a videographer who answers a want ad for a job only to discover the client is not what he appears to be.

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Other special events will commemorate the 40th anniversary of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," and the legacy of the original 1954 "Godzilla." Gareth Edwards, who is directing the new “Godzilla” movie due out this summer, will appear for a Q&A about the Japanese release.

The festival had previously announced hourlong sessions with filmmaker Wes Anderson, whose film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" opens in March and midnight movie legend Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Swinton’s new vampire film “Only Lovers Left Alive,” directed by Jim Jarmusch, will screen at SXSW, as will the comedy “Bad Words,” Bateman’s directorial debut.

Favreau will talk with Myers about his first directorial effort, “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,” which will screen in Austin.  

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