Movie, Music, Comedy festivals information

After a two-year hiatus from in-person occasions, SXSW is again for 2022 and in a hybrid format. Along with a whole bunch of in-person occasions, all SXSW 2022 badges could have entry to SXSW On-line. Should you can’t make it to any of the in-person occasions, an On-line Go can be accessible. 

This yr’s SXSW is filled with various and distinctive occasions inside the convention, exhibitions and three festivals. Some massive names, together with rising stars, are anticipated on the Music, Movie and Comedy festivals. 

FOX 7 Austin has a take a look at what these festivals are all about this yr.

March 11-19

A complete of 99 movies make up the 2022 lineup, which options 76 world premieres, 4 worldwide premieres, 4 North American premieres, two U.S. premieres, 13 Texas premieres, and 111 brief movies. Different movie classes will embody music movies, episodic premieres, pilots, XR Expertise initiatives and Title Design.

Based on the SXSW web site, most in-person movies may also function an internet screening. To RSVP to on-line screenings, click on right here. 

Headliners for the 2022 SXSW Movie Competition 

All the things In all places All At As soon as

Opening Night time Movie 

  • March 11, 6 p.m. at Paramount Theatre

This World Premiere of this A24 movie will kick off 2022 SXSW Movie Competition. The movie is described as a “hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi journey” that follows a Chinese language lady who can’t end her taxes. The thriller comedy is directed by Daniels, the dynamic duo consisting of Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan. The movie’s solid consists of Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis and extra. 

The Misplaced Metropolis 

World Premiere

  • March 12, 6:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre

This comedic jungle journey options an all-star solid together with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt. The story follows a romance novel writer named Loretta who goes on tour together with her novel’s cowl mannequin. The tour turns sideways when Loretta is kidnapped by a rich man looking for the treasure she’s written about in her books. Loretta and Alan are then pressured to work collectively to navigate this treacherous scenario. The celebrity-filled movie is directed by the Nee brothers- Adam and Aaron, who’re additionally engaged on the newest He-Man film Masters of the Universe. 

The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise

World Premiere 

  • March 12, 10:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre

Nicholas Cage stars as a fictionalized model of himself on this action-comedy directed by Tom Gormican. This movie marks Gormican’s second directorial credit score. Cage’s character faces monetary instability thus main him to attend a fanatic’s celebration for $1 million. He then is recruited by the CIA, and the movie continues right into a comedic journey it’s important to see to imagine. Starring alongside Cage is Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris and extra.

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 09: Nicolas Cage arrives for the premiere of his new movie ‘Joe’ throughout the South By Southwest Movie Competition on March 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Picture by Merrick Ales/FilmMagic)

Apollo 10 ½: A Area Age Childhood

World Premiere 

  • March 13, 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre

This animated movie directed and written by Academy Award-nominated director Richard Linklater, who’s embellished with over 100 movie awards together with six Austin Movie Awards, is a narrative centered across the first moon touchdown. The story follows two views of the historic occasion: the astronaut and that of a kid in Houston. It’s a coming-of-age story giving a glimpse into what life seemed like within the late Sixties for a child with nice aspirations. The solid consists of Jack Black, Zachary Levi, Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins and extra. 

Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies 

World Premiere 

  • March 14, 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre

Actress, producer and author Halina Reijn marks her third directorial credit score with this A24 slasher movie. The story follows a bunch of buddies of their twenties that plan a hurricane social gathering at a desolate mansion. The social gathering takes a flip for the more serious and the group quickly finds out their lives are in grave hazard. SXSW calls it a “recent and humorous take a look at backstabbing, pretend buddies, and one social gathering gone very, very fallacious.” The solid consists of Pete Davidson, Maria Bakalova, Amandla Stenberg, Myha’la Herrold and extra. 


Closing Night time Headliner

  • March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre (Q&A with choose solid and crew will comply with the screening)

The World Premiere of the third season of FX’s Atlanta will shut out the movie pageant. Director Hiro Murai, Academy Award-nominee and SXSW Grand Jury Award winner, takes the brand new season abroad. Earn (Donald Glover), Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) will face new environment and challenges whereas on a thriving European tour.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Solid and crew of “Atlanta,” winners of Greatest Musical or Comedy TV Collection, pose within the press room throughout the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Lodge on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (P

To view the complete lineup of movies, click on right here. 

The SXSW Movie Awards is scheduled for March 15, 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre. 

In the course of the Movie Awards ceremony, winners are named for the Narrative Function Competitors and Documentary Function competitors. Design and Particular Awards are additionally introduced. Quick Movie Program winners, that are eligible for Jury Awards, are additionally named. Aside from Particular Occasions, all movie classes are eligible for category-specific Viewers Awards.

March 14-20

Over 300 showcasing artists from all over the world will likely be within the Capital Metropolis for the 2022 SXSW Music Competition.

SXSW suggests badge holders eager to attend the music pageant ought to take heed to the Official SXSW 2022 Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music and discover the showcasing artists Music Movies Playlist to construct a “should see” checklist of artists previous to attending. The showcasing artist’s schedules will be discovered right here. 

Along with dwell exhibits, SXSW can be providing online-exclusive performances. Some online-exclusive artists embody Shonen Knife, Elephant Gymnasium, Pretend Light, Mong Tong, Olivia Tsao, and Sorry Youth, based on the SXSW Music Competition web site.

Performances you will not wish to miss

Dolly Parton & James Patterson: Between the Pages

  • March 18, 8:30 p.m. at Austin Metropolis Limits Stay on the Moody Theatre

For her first ever look at SXSW, Dolly will likely be joined by best-selling writer James Patterson to speak concerning the ebook they co-wrote: Run, Rose, Run. That is Dolly’s first novel, and will probably be accompanied by her newest album, set to launch on March 7.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 24: Dolly Parton performs on the 2021 Kiss Breast Most cancers Goodbye Live performance at CMA Theater on the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum on October 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Picture by Jason Kempin/Getty Photographs)

Dolly is partnering with FOX Leisure’s Blockchain Artistic Labs to launch the ‘’Dollyverse,” which is described as “an audience-centric Web3 expertise.” 

The occasion will start with a dialog, and finish with a dwell efficiency of choose songs from Dolly’s new album. Occasion attendees will get the prospect to say a free NFT. 

Moist Leg

  • March 16, 12 a.m. at Half Step
  • March 17, 10 p.m. at Cedar Avenue Courtyard
  • March 18, 2 p.m. at Radio Day Stage (Austin Conference Heart)

This UK indie rock band rose shortly to fame after their debut single ‘Chaise Lounge’ was launched final summer season. The band will likely be performing three exhibits at SXSW, only a few days from the discharge of their debut LP.

Jackie Venson

  • March 16, 12 a.m. at Saxon Pub
  • March 17, 11:10 p.m. at Augustine

Born and raised Austinite Jackie Venson is not any stranger to SXSW. She carried out in 2019 on the Cooper’s BBQ Showcase and is again this yr with quite a few achievements and accolades behind her. SXSW notes that Venson has served “as a headliner and as help for main acts akin to Gary Clark Jr, Melissa Etheridge, Aloe Blacc, Citizen Cope to call a number of.” 


UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1970: Picture of Cymande Picture by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Photographs

  • March 18, 11 p.m. at Lucille
  • March 19, 1 a.m. at Sellers

This British funk group from the Seventies is described as “the best band you have by no means heard of.” SXSW says the group is to thank for “samples featured in music by the Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul, EPMD, The KLF, Sugarhill Gang, and extra.” After being embraced within the 70s within the USA, dealing with prejudice within the UK, and breaking apart in 1975- they’re again and aiming to be higher than ever. This legendary UK band is touring the world and has plans for a brand new studio album. 

The above-mentioned artists are simply the tip of the iceberg relating to “must-sees.” Do not forget to curate your individual checklist of showcases to attend. 

View the checklist of free occasions, together with free music performances, right here.

March 11-15

The 2022 SXSW Comedy Competition options 43 on-the-rise and established comedians, plus particular shock friends. All SXSW Badges are welcome to attend all comedy showcases and occasions. 

Opening Night time 

Comedy Kickoff occasion

  • March 11, 7 p.m. at Creek and the Cave

The Comedy Kickoff occasion will open the pageant and have standup units and extra. Comedians Matthew Broussard, Vanessa Gonzalez, Eddie Pepitone, Kiry Shabazz and Blair Socci will likely be featured

John Cleese in Dialog

  • March 11, 7:30 p.m. at Esther’s Follies

John Cleese in Dialog will embody a bunch of acquainted faces alongside Monty Python’s John Cleese for a conversational occasion on opening night time. Cleese will likely be joined by Jim Gaffigan, Dan Pasternack, Dulcé Sloan and Ricky Velez.

dpatop – 03 October 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne: The comic John Cleese is delighted to obtain the “German Comedy Award 2019” for his life’s work. Picture: Henning Kaiser/dpa (Picture by Henning Kaiser/image alliance through Getty Photographs)

Closing Night time

Comedy Sendoff occasion

  • March 15, 9 p.m. at Creek and the Cave20

The Comedy Sendoff occasion will assist shut the pageant with a sequence of standup units that includes Wealthy Vos, Shane Torres, Blair Socci, Dulcé Sloan and Eddie Pepitone.

Gotham Comedy Membership Standup Showcase

  • March 15, 10 p.m. at Esther’s Follies

The Gotham Comedy Membership Standup Showcase would be the closing occasion of the comedy pageant. Comedians Matthew Broussard, Jon Daly, Joe DeRosa, and Mike Yard will likely be featured.

The comedy pageant options over a dozen particular applications together with Roast Battle, A Night time on the Comedy Retailer, Grownup Swim Presents Three Busy Debras, Comedy with the Cleeses and extra. 

To view the complete Comedy Competition schedule, click on right here.

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