South by South West (or known by pretty much everyone as SXSW) is the festival of all festivals. Taking place in Austin, TX from March 10-19, the crazy hybrid combines film, music, comedy, and interactive exhibits, meaning there's literally something for every interest. Last week, the features lineup for the 2017 film festival portion was released, shedding a little light on what we can expect (among other things).
There will be 125 features this year, with 51 of those made by first-time filmmakers. Titles like Baby Driver, Win it All, and Muppet Guys Talking are already garnering some excitement, as is the opening night's showing of Song to Sing, which stars big names like Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, and Ryan Gosling.
For the music portion of the festival, artists will be performing in bars, clubs, churches, hotels, and just about everywhere else in Austin. Names you can count on this year include locals like Alex Napping, BOOHER, Hard Proof, Misimplicity, and S U R V I V E, whereas additional acts like Agosto and Throttle are coming in all the way from Argentina and Australia.
Make sure you check out the interactive festival while you're there, too. The SXSW Interactive Festival Opening Party will be taking place on the evening of March 10, so you can hit that before queuing up for comedy from March 11-18. Check out the SXSW website for additional artists, films, acts, and more.
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