AUSTIN, TEXAS: Yes, it’s that time of year again. The SXSW Film Festival (and the larger SXSW Conferences and Festivals) kicks off today here in Austin, and for the sixth straight year, Flavorwire is on the ground to soak up as many movies, panels, and BBQ dinners as is humanly possible. We’ll be here for a full week providing coverage of the happenings at SXSW Film – and these are some of the movies we’re looking forward to most.
Song to Song
This year’s big opening night movie sounds, from title to logline to cast, like a movie genetically engineered to open SXSW: a four-handed romance set in the Austin music scene, starring your crushes Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Michael Fassbender. Duly noted, however, that it is also the new film from Terrence Malick (his first to premiere at the festival), so it will be interesting to see if his latest relationship drama has any scenes of people talking to each other.