SXSW: New 'Pee-wee' Movie, Seth Rogen's Comic Book Adaptation Added to Lineup

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'Pee Wee's Big Holiday'

As previously announced, Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some' will open the Austin-based festival.

SXSW has announced more of what festivalgoers can expect from its 2016 lineup.

The new selections include the Netflix movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, directed by John Lee and produced by Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens, that sees Pee-wee embarking on a new adventure, as well as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s comic book adaptation of Preacher for AMC.

Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi drama Midnight Special, starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst, also will be screening at the fest, along with Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Greek comedy Chevalier, which bowed in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.  

Two documentary selections also have been announced: Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Joe Berlinger’s look at the life of the renowned business strategist (and beloved TED Talk-er), and Beware the Slenderman, Irene Taylor Brodsky’s dive into the world of murder and Internet memes.

All of these films will be joining Richard Linklater's '80s coming-of-age tale Everybody Wants Some, which was previously announced as the event's opening-night selection. 

The SXSW Film Festival is set to run March 11-19 in Austin, Texas.

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