More Great Films to Check out at SXSW 2022

THE COW — Directed by Eli Horowitz | Written by Eli Horowitz and Matthew Derby

World Premiere — Narrative Spotlight — Acquisition

Produced by Raphael Margules, J.D. Lifshitz, Shaun Sanghani, Russ Postern

Executive Produced by Melvin Ang, Anthony Eu, Lee Gan Eu, Marc Iserlis, Kevin Debold, Stephen Morgenstern

Co-Producer Tracy Rosenblum

Starring Winona Ryder, Dermot Mulroney, John Gallagher Jr, Owen Teague, Brianne Tju

Synopsis: Upon arriving at a remote cabin in the redwoods, Kath and her boyfriend find a mysterious younger couple already there — the rental has apparently been double-booked. With nowhere else to go, they decide to share the cabin with these strangers until the next morning. When her boyfriend disappears with the young woman, Kath becomes obsessed with finding an explanation for their sudden breakup— but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined.

Screenings:

Public 1 (Premiere) In-Person Screening – Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 9:30 PM CT at Zach Theatre

Public 1 Online Screening – Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM CT 

Public 2 In-Person Screening – Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM CT at Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

Public 3 In-Person Screening – Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:30 PM CT at Stateside Theatre

TO LESLIE — Directed by Michael Morris | Written by Ryan Binaco

World Premiere — Narrative Spotlight — Acquisition

Produced by Claude Dal Farra, Brian Keady, Kelsey Law, Ceci Cleary, Philip Waley, Jason Shuman, Eduardo Cisneros

Executive Produced by John Gilbert, Ward Cleary, Robert Burney, Barclay DeVeau, Andrea Riseborough, Marc Maron, Michael Morris, Ryan Binaco

Starring Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney, Marc Maron, Andre Royo, Owen Teague, Stephen Root, James Landry Hebert, Matt Lauria, Catfish Jean

Synopsis: Leslie is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind.

With her charm running out and with nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it’s Sweeney, a lonely motel clerk, who takes a chance when no one else will. With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for her and her son.

Screenings:

Public 1 (Premiere) In-Person Screening – Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 8:30 PM CT at Stateside Theatre

Public 1 Online Screening – Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM CT 

Public 2 In-Person Screening – Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 12:45 PM CT at Alamo Lamar E

Public 3 In-Person Screening – Friday, March 18, 2022 at 9:45 PM CT at Alamo Lamar A

THE PRANK — Directed by Maureen Bharoocha | Written by Becca Flinn-White & Zak White

World Premiere — Narrative Spotlight — Acquisition

Produced by Steven J. Wolfe

Executive produced by Michael Y. Chow, Glenn Rigberg

Starring Connor Kalopsis, Ramona Young, Rita Moreno, Keith David, Kate Flannery, Meredith Salenger, Jonathan Kimmel, Nathan Janak, Betsy Sodaro, Romel De Silva

Synopsis: Ben is your typical high-school overachiever. He’s organized, careful, goal-oriented, and extremely dedicated to school. His best friend, Tanner, couldn’t be more opposite. She is a lackadaisical, messy, slacker, who lives in the moment. They aren’t popular, but they don’t seem to care that much because they have each other. Ben has a stern, mean and cruel physics teacher, Mrs. Wheeler. She has been teaching at the school for decades and has a reputation for being the hardest, coldest, strictest faculty member. She fails Ben’s entire class unless a student who cheated comes forward. When no one does, Tanner and Ben hatch a plan to ruin he life and frame her for murder on social media.

Screenings:

Public 1 (Premiere) In-Person Screening — Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 11:45 AM CT at Zach Theatre

Public 1 Online Screening — Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM CT

Public 2 In-Person Screening — Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8:30 PM CT at Alamo Lamar B

Public 3 In-Person Screening — Wednesday, March 17, 2022 at 2:45 PM CT at Alamo Lamar E

THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT — Directed by Tom Gormican | Written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten

Headliners — Lionsgate

Produced by Lionsgate, with Kristen Burr, Nicolas Cage, Michael Nilon, and Kevin Turner

Executive Produced by Samson Mucke

Starring Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, with Neil Patrick Harris, and Tiffany Haddish

Synopsis: 

Nicolas Cage stars as… Nicolas Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nicolas Cage.

Screenings:

Public 1 (Premiere) In-Person Screening — Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:30 PM CT at Paramount

THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY — Directed and Written by Morrisa Maltz

World Premiere — Visions — Acquisition

Story by Lily Gladstone, Morrisa Maltz, Vanara Taing, Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux

Produced by Laura Heberton, Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux, Katherine Harper, Vanara Taing, Tommy Heitkamp

Executive Produced by Miranda Bailey, Rachel Crouch, Veronica Nickel, Natalie Whalen, Gill Holland, Matthew Mills, Steve Malouf

Starring Lily Gladstone, Raymond Lee, Richard Ray Whitman, Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux, Devin Shangreaux, Jasmine “Jazzy” Bearkiller Shangreaux, Pam Richter, Dale Leander Toller, Florence R. Perrin, Teresa Boyd

Synopsis: An invitation to reunite with her estranged Oglala Lakota family launches a grieving young woman on an unexpected road trip from the Midwest toward the Texas-Mexico border. In this largely solitary journey with an unknown destination, Tana navigates the complex, post-2016 election social climate, and a natural landscape that is increasingly surreal. Along the way, she bonds with unexpected people that are as much a part of the landscape as the mountains and roads. At times at ease, at times on edge as a woman traveling alone, familiar faces and strangers shape her journey as she grapples with the pain of her recent loss and seeks to understand her place in the world.

Screenings: 

Public 1 (Premiere) In-Person Screening — Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT at Stateside Theatre

Public 1 Online Screening — Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:00 am CT

Public 2 In-Person Screening — Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8:45 pm CT at Alamo Lamar A

Public 3 In-Person Screening  — Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm CT at AFS Cinema

WATCHER — Directed by Chloe Okuno | Written by Zachary Ford and Chloe Okuno

Texas Premiere — Midnighters — IFC Films

Produced by Roy Lee, Steven Schneider, Derek Dauchy, John Finemore, Aaron Kaplan, Mason Novick

Executive Produced by Gabi Antal, James Hoppe, Stuart Manashil, Rami Yasin

Starring Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman

Synopsis:

‘Watcher’ is set in the midst of a citywide panic over an active serial killer, a young woman moves into a new apartment with her fiancé and is tormented by the feeling that she is being stalked by an unseen watcher in an adjacent building.

Screenings:

Public 1 In-Person Screening — Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 10:00 PM CT at Alamo Lamar D

Public 2 In-Person Screening — Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM CT at Stateside Theatre

Public 3 In-Person Screening — Friday, March 18, 2022 at 6:15 PM CT at Alamo Lamar B

THE BOYS 

Featured Session — Prime Video 

Produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures. For more information on The Boys please visit the Prime Video press site.

SXSW Session Synopsis:

Join Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Jensen Ackles, and executive producer Eric Kripke for a conversation with the cast and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated series The Boys ahead of the highly-anticipated third season premiering June 3rd exclusively on Prime Video. The panelists will dive into the intersections of superhero and celebrity culture, the zeitgeist shattering epic moments that redefined the genre, and offer up insights on how the series has navigated key moments of cultural inflection while subverting expectations.

Featured Session: “The Boys” are Back! Inside Prime Video’s Hit Series:

Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:30AM CT at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D 

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