SXSW Film Festival is just one week away and I am very excited to be covering it this year! I will be in Austin Thursday March 7th through the 11th seeing films and interviewing filmmakers. Make sure to follow me on Twitter, as I'm going to be tweeting about everything! @DialMForMelissa You can also follow #cinemit to see everything relating to the festival.
The 2013 SXSW Film Festival will host a total of 133 features,consisting of 78 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres and 9 U.S. Premieres, with 76 first-time directors. 110 shorts will screen as part of 10 overall shorts programs. The nearly 250 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, over 5,700, comprised of approximately 2,100 features and 3,600 shorts, with an overall increase of 7% over 2012.
Below are a bunch of films that I hope to see; with all the trailers below. I mostly likely won't be able to see them all, but it's a start!
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt’s growing ego. But lately the duo’s greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they’ve grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there’s still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.