'The Beach Bum', 'The Day Shall Come', 'The Highwaymen' to premiere at SXSW

Screen | 1/17/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum starring Matthew McConaughey as a rebellious stoner, John Lee Hancock’s western The Highwaymen starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, and The Day Shall Come from British arch provocateur Chris Morris will premiere at SXSW in March.

Festival top brass on Wednesday (16) announced 102 features and episodic premieres line-up for the 26th edition of the festival that runs from March 8-17 in Austin, Texas.

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Besides The Beach Bum and The Highwaymen, the Headliners programme includes Universal’s sixth grade comedy Good Boys starring Jacob Tremblay, from the writers of Superbad and the Sausage Party producers; the Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron comedy formerly known as Flarsky; and Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart.

The Episodics TV roster includes Taika Waititi’s TV version of his vampire feature What We Do In The Shadows; and the comedy Shrill, from Our Idiot Brother director Jesse Peretz and Carrie Brownstein.

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The Narrative Feature Competition includes Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman’s Extra Ordinary (Belgium) about a driving instructor with supernatural talents; Emily Ting’s Go Back To China (China-US), in which a spoiled rich girl is cut off by her father and sent to work in the family toy business in China; and Annabelle Attanasio’s Mickey And The Bear (US), about a headstrong teen who must decide between family and personal fulfilment.

Narrative Spotlight includes Chris Morris’ The Day Shall Come (UK, pictured), about an FBI plot to turn a poor Miami preacher into a criminal; and The Peanut Butter Falcon (US) in Narrative Spotlight stars Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson in the story of a young man with Down syndrome who chases his dream of becoming a...
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