SXSW Film to Premiere ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,’ Seth Rogen’s ‘Preacher’
So far, the 2016 South By Southwest Film festival has a good amount of sci-fi, a little bit of nostalgia and even the Boogyman. After previously announcing the opening night film as Richard Linklater‘s Everybody Wants Some, the fest has unveiled six more film and television titles debuting in Austin this March.
The early line-up includes the return of Paul Reubens’ Pee-wee Herman in Judd Apatow’s Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. The Netflix production will make its world premiere at SXSW before debuting on the streaming service later that month. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC series Preacher, the comic book adaptation starring Dominic Cooper, will also make its first appearance at the fest. There are also documentaries about a disturbing internet meme and Tony Robbins, as well as the latest from Jeff Nichols to look forward to.
Check out the early line-up with brand new photos for each title below, including a new photo from Everybody Wants Some. SXSW Film takes place from March 11-19.
Beware the Slenderman (World Premiere)
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
In this horrifyingly modern fairytale lurks an online Boogeyman and two 12-year-old girls who would kill for him. The entrance to the internet quickly leads to its darkest basement. How responsible are our children for what they find there?
Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Screenwriters: Efthimis Filippou, Athina Rachel Tsangari
Six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game to compete. Things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. (Greece)
Cast: Yorgos Kentros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Sakis Rouvas
Midnight Special (North American Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
A father goes on the run to protect his young son and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers in the sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, a film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (World Premiere)
Director: John Lee, Screenwriters: Paul Reubens, Paul Rust
In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.
Cast: Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello, Jessica Pohly, Alia Shawkat, Stephanie Beatriz
Preacher (World Premiere)
Directors: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Screenwriter: Sam Catlin
Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who – along with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy - is thrust into a crazy world, much bigger than he is.
Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, W. Earl Brown, Lucy Griffiths
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (World Premiere)
Director: Joe Berlinger
Granted unprecedented access, Berlinger captures renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins behind the scenes of his mega seminar Date with Destiny, pulling back the curtain on this life-altering and controversial event, the zealous participants and the man himself.
Everybody Wants Some (Opening Night world premiere)
The latest from Linklater “follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.”