With nearly 2,000 musical acts descending upon downtown Austin every March for South by Southwest, it’s probably easy for some people to forget that SXSW also hosts an internationally acclaimed, rapidly growing film festival.
This year, the festival lineup contains hundreds of films including world premieres, local works and other films that have already garnered significant buzz after showings at Sundance and other world-class festivals. Here’s a look at what you can expect from some of the big-name films.
Leaves of Grass
Alamo South Lamar – Friday, March 12, 9:30 p.m.
Starring Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon, “Leaves of Grass” tells the story of twin brothers who took vastly different paths in life. Reunited to take on the Oklahoma backwater’s drugged-up underbelly, the two brothers encounter a range of twists and turns. Fans of Edward Norton will delight in his ample screen time, as he is taking on the role of both twins. It’s kind of like “Parent Trap,” if the “Parent Trap” twins were into faking their own deaths, drug deals and police chases.