SXSW: Midnighters, Festival Favorites Round Out Lineup
'Gleason,' 'Morris From America' and a remastering of 'Phantasm' are among the selections.
The SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday announced the remainder of its program, which includes selections in the Midnighters and Festival Favorite categories.
The Midnighters section features 10 genre films, including sci-fi and horror. This year's slate includes a restoration of Phantasm and Thomas Dekker's Jack Goes Home.
The 1980s coming-of-age tale Sing Street and the doc Richard Linklater — Dream Is Destiny, which follows the career of the Austin, Texas-born director, will both screen in Festival Favorites. Sundance films Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Morris From America also will be playing in this section.
Also announced Tuesday was the fest's Short Film Program, which will feature 114 movies.
The SXSW Film Festival is set to take place March 11-19 in Austin.
A list of all Midnighters and Festival Favorites selections can be found below. The full SXSW lineup can be found here.
Director/screenwriter: Mickey Keating
Director: Mike Flanagan
I Am a Hero (Japan)
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Jack Goes Home
Director/screenwriter: Thomas Dekker
Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word
Director: Simon Rumley
My Father Die
Director/screenwriter: Sean Brosnan
Director: Carles Torrens
Director/screenwriter: Don Coscarelli
Under the Shadow (Jordan, Qatar, U.K.)
Director/screenwriter: Babak Anvari
Untitled Fede Alvarez/Ghost House Thriller
Director: Fede Alvarez
Acclaimed standouts & selected previous premieres from festivals around the world.
Director: Kirsten Johnson
Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Free in Deed
Director/Screenwriter: Jake Mahaffy
Director: Clay Tweel
The Greasy Strangler
Director: Jim Hosking
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (New Zealand)
Director/screenwriter: Taika Waititi
Morris From America
Director/screenwriter: Chad Hartigan
Director: Kim A. Snyder
Director: Matt Johnson
Presenting Princess Shaw (Israel)
Director: Ido Haar
Richard Linklater — Dream Is Destiny
Directors: Louis Black, Karen Bernstein
Sing Street (USA/Ireland)
Director/screenwriter: John Carney
Director: Dawn Porter