The fine folks over at Mondo commissioned some sweet posters for films playing at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. If you attended SXSW, you had a chance to buy these great posters. If, however, you were like me, you were at home cursing the heavens and crying into a pint of Häagen-Dazs. But now for poor folks like you and me, Mondo is putting these posters up for sale online.
Starting at a random time tomorrow, Mondo will be selling their SXSW posters for Hobo with a Shotgun, The FP, Source Code, Moon, Hesher, and Paul. Hit the jump for pricing and details on the posters. Be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the official announcement of when the posters go on sale.
Only at SXSW will you see Jake Gyllenhaal and Pee-wee Herman teamed up. While attending the ongoing festival in Austin, the two recently paired up to create short videos explaining each other’s projects. Herman explains what Gyllenhaal’s new film Source Code is about, while Gyllenhaal attempts to explain what The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway is about. Pee-wee’s Broadway show will be airing on HBO Satuday, March 19th, while Source Code is set to hit theaters on April 1st. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
In a bit of an odd development, Conan O’Brien’s documentary chronicling his 32-city music/variety tour last year, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, has been acquired at SXSW by three different distributors for three different types of distribution: AT&T, Abramorama and Magnolia Home Entertainment. AT&T will distribute the film through its AT&T U-Verse subscribers on the same day that Abramorama will distribute the film theatrically. In addition, Magnolia Home Entertainment will deal with VOD and other home entertainment rights.
Directed by Rodman Flender, the documentary follows Conan’s Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour that he embarked on last summer to wild success. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
You probably best known director Joseph Kahn as the man behind the delightfully terrible Torque, a movie even Kahn mocks in his new picture Detention. The trailer for Detention is bizarre enough to make the film worth a look as it seems to be dancing in between Scream, The Breakfast Club, and Disney Channel made-for-TV movies. Even the synopsis doesn’t make much sense:
Detention, is a teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. It becomes a race against time to stop the killer and save the world – if only they can get out of detention. The Detention cuts through prom. Most of them don’t have dates anyway.
We’ve been sent the poster for the film and it features a drawing of a bear with a skull for a mouth. Works for me. Hit the jump to check out the poster and the trailer. Detention premieres on Sunday, March 13th at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.
Buzz has been building around the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Bridesmaids starring Kristin Wiig since the film has started test screening. Now it looks like the current “work-in-progress” cut of director Paul Feig’s (Freaks and Geeks) film will be screening at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Co-written by Wiig, Bridesmaids also stars Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, and Jon Hamm.
The comedy centers on Wiig as the maid-of-honor doing her best to keep a group of wealthy, stuck-up bridesmaids happy during the pre-wedding events leading up to her best friend’s wedding day. The trailer was released early last month and shows definite promise. Bridesmaids opens in wide release on May 13th.
We knew this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival was going to be amazing. As we previously reported, Duncan Jones’ new film Source Code is opening the festival and there will also be premieres for the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Greg Mottola’s Paul, and Jodie Foster’s The Beaver. Now the full line-up has been announced and when you see the films that are playing, you are free to join me in being supremely jealous of everyone who’s attending.
Hit the jump to check out the packed line-up. The 2011 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas.
We previously announced that Moon director Duncan Jones’ upcoming film Source Code would be opening the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, and now the list of films that will be featured in Austin has started to trickle out. Jodie Foster’s The Beaver and the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop will have their world premieres at the festival. In addition, the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starrer Paul will have its North American premiere at the festival. The Beaver stars Mel Gibson and centers on a man’s journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop is a documentary by Rodman Flender that follows behind-the-scenes of Conan’s summer tour. Film Conference and Festival Producer Jane Pierson had this to say:
“As we continue to solidify the lineup for 2011, it’s truly exciting to be able to announce this little taste of the program. Each of these films really showcases an artist stretching their wings in some way, whether it be a late-night talk show host taking his act on the road, an actress/filmmaker carefully and beautifully tackling a heartbreaking subject in her finest work yet, or a successful photographer trying out a new medium in a new landscape.”
Hit the jump to check out the full press release, which includes a list of six films that will be featured at the festival. The 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas.
We have received a press release announcing that the sci-fi thriller Source Code will open the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), the film follows a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who wakes up in the body of a stranger and keeps reliving the last eight minutes of the man’s life in order to discover who was responsible for bombing a train in an attempt to prevent the bomber’s next attack. Like just about anyone who saw Moon, I can’t wait to see what Jones has pulled off this time, and the trailer makes the film look smart and intense.
Hit the jump for the full press release. The 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas. Source Code opens nationwide April 1, 2011.