2016 SXSW Preview: 13 Movies to Watch Out For – Yahoo

If Sundance is where low-budget indies shine, Cannes is where auteurs flock, and Toronto is where status cinema premiere, afterwards a SXSW Film Festival is a place to be for comedy.

Last year, a high-profile comedies Trainwreck, Spy, and Get Hard all debuted during a Austin fest — that kicks off this week on Mar 10. This year’s lineup is equally as laugh-filled, with Key and Peele’s Keanu and Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party both screening as works-in-progress, and Richard Linklater’s beer-soaked Everybody Wants Some and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday premiering.

Here are a 13 SXSW premieres that could make a biggest impressions, presented in alphabetical order. (Note that some buzzy titles, like a sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, coming-of-age comedy Morris from America, and a initial actioner Hardcore Henry are not enclosed here given they’ve played during prior festivals.)

And Punching a Clown
This supplement to a 2009 Slamdance leader Punching a Clown amps adult a star energy (Sarah Silverman, J.K. Simmons, Tig Notaro) as it once again follows untimely singer-comedian-troubadour extraordinaire Henry Phillips (as himself) while he navigates a decrepit side of showbiz. This one’s for fans of Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me and anything Larry David has ever done.

The Bandit
Burt Reynolds will be in SX for this documentary about a creation of his 1977 warn strike Smokey and a Bandit. Expect a film’s romantic core to revolve around Reynolds’ attribute with his good friend, a late stuntman-turned-Bandit executive Hal Needham.

Don’t Think Twice
Speaking of Sleepwalk With Me and Mike Birbiglia, a comic/writer/director/actor brings his sophomore bid to a festival. Don’t Think Twice is about 6 close New York improv performers (Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher) whose relations strike a skids when usually dual of them are plucked for a big-time.

Everybody Wants Some
Hometown favourite Richard Linklater’s long-awaited ‘80s-set, “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused follows a organisation of college ball players who are all right, all right, all right. The pretension could also report how Austinites are feeling about premiere tickets.

Goodnight Brooklyn – The Story of Death By Audio
Williamsburg’s now-defunct song club/recording studio Death By Audio (which expected suffered Death By Gentrification) gets a documentary diagnosis around executive (and DbA cofounder) Matthew Conboy. It will be generally engaging to see in what light a film paints Vice Media, whose squeeze of a space likely forced a venue’s closure.

In a Valley of Violence
Renowned fear writer-director Ti West (The House of a Devil, The Innkeepers) switches gears with this 1890s-set Western about a drifter (Ethan Hawke) who turns adult in a tiny New Mexico city with punish on his mind. John Travolta, Karen Gillan, and Taissa Farmiga costar.

Keanu (Work in Progress)
Hilarious Key Peele comedy twin Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have spent a past 5 years cameo’ing in roughly one-third of all Hollywood releases. Now, they finally have a film to call their own, and it’s a catnapping comedy. Sounds purrrr-fect.

My Blind Brother
Former Parks and Recreation colleagues Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt) and Nick Kroll (The Douche) reteam for this indie comedy from writer-director Sophie Goodhart, whose brief of a same name played during Cannes approach behind in 2003. They’re brothers whose lifelong adversary comes to a heat representation when they both tumble for a same lady (Jenny Slate).

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
You can’t keep a good Pee-wee down. With a assistance of writer Judd Apatow, Paul Reubens earnings his iconic, loveable nerd to a large shade (before it streams on Netflix, anyway) for a initial time given 1988’s Big Top Pee-wee. Alia Shawkat, David Arquette, and Joe Manganiello costar.

Sausage Party (Work in Progress)
Seth Rogen and longtime co-operator Evan Goldberg move this charcterised Party to a party: It follows — we can’t presumably do improved than a IMDb’s outline here — “One sausage’s query to learn a law about his existence.” Rogen, Kristen Wiig, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, and flattering many anyone who’s ever been in a Judd Apatow film lend voices as several grocery items. (Nick Kroll let it trip during a Yahoo in-studio final year that he’ll once again play a douche… an tangible douche.)

Secrets of ‘The Force Awakens’: A Cinematic Journey
SX will daub into a galaxy’s omnivorous lust for any or all things Star Wars-related by premiering this documentary that deep-dives into a creation of a highest-grossing film of all time. If a suspicion of blank this in Texas has we impiety Supreme Leader Snoke, don’t worry: It will be a special underline on a Blu-ray/DVD, that goes on sale Apr 5.

The Trust
If we suspicion Nice Guys Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe will make a many startling crime-solving tandem of 2016, we haven’t gotten a reason of The Trust yet. Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood play bad cop-bad patrolman as dual knucklehead officers who devise an luckless heist.

War on Everyone
Speaking of hurtful cops, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña also give a law a bad name in this comedy from Cavalry executive John Michael McDonagh. They play New Mexico policemen who try to extort each rapist they encounter. Theo James (The Divergent Series) and Tessa Thompson (Dear White People, Creed) turn out a intriguing cast.

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