SXSW Announces Festival Favorite Lineup Additions, Includes Steve James’ The Interrupters

While most of the films that will be playing this year’s SXSW Film Festival have been properly announced, there are a few that are still making their way into the lineup.

They festival has announced a few new films that will be playing as part of the Festival Favorites lineup, and it’s quite the list of additions.

Leading the way here is the Steve James (Hoop Dreams) film, The Interrupters.   The film joins Cindy Meehl’s Buck, Kevin Macdonald’s Life In A Day (which played Sundance as well as streamed live online and is one hell of a fantastic and awe-inspiring documentary), Asif Kapadia’s Senna and Susanne Rostock’s Sing Your Song as part of the documentary side of the new additions.

The narrative side of things is spearheaded by Miranda July’s The Future, easily one of the biggest names coming out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.   Future is joined by Sam Levinson’s Another Happy Day and Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg, making the 2011 SXSW Film Festival easily one of the most intriguing in a long time.


NARRATIVES

Another Happy Day Director & Writer: Sam Levinson

ATTENBERG Director & Writer: Athina Rachel Tsangari

The Future Director & Writer: Miranda July

DOCUMENTARIES

Bucksenna.jpeg Director: Cindy Meehl

The Interrupters Director: Steve James

Life in a Day Director: Kevin Macdonald

Senna Director: Asif Kapadia

Sing Your Song Director: Susanne Rostock


Personally, both The Interrupters and The Future are some of my most anticipated films of the year, so expect full length reviews of both of those films when we make our way down to Austin at the start of March.

What film from the list has you the most excited?

Source: SXSW

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