SXSW lineup gets new additions


NEW YORK -- Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Jeffrey Tambor and two new documentaries are among the additions to the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival's upcoming lineup.

Eva Norvind's portrait of a handicapped Mexican performer "Born Without" and Everardo Gonzalez's Mexican crime study "The Old Thieves" have been added to the new international Global Doc Days section.

In addition to "A Conversation With Billy Bob Thornton & Dwight Yoakam" and "An Actor's Workshop With Jeffrey Tambor," other new panels include "Drugs, Politics, and Race: A 'Harold & Kumar' Panel" (along with a screening of the film's new sequel), "What the Writers' Strike Taught Us" and "Coming Soon: The Making of a Trailer." Previously announced events include conversations with Harlan Ellison, Helen Hunt and Moby.

The fest will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 8-11.