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What will this year's big hitters turn out to be? South by Southwest is a great place to catch them first. This year's line-up includes the eagerly anticipated Evil Dead Rise, 'Flamin Hot and Tetris alongside a strong line-up of feature premières, festival favourites and shorts.

This year's festival runs from 10 to 19 March.

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David, a gay man in his fifties who has long struggled with his appearance, becomes enthralled with the idea of changing his eye colour.
Two unpopular girls in their senior year start a fight club to try to impress and hook up with cheerleaders.
Is There Anybody Out There?
Is There Anybody Out There?
While navigating daily discrimination, a filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body searches the world for another person like her, and explores what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.
A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellin, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city.
Plan C
Plan C
A hidden grassroots organisation doggedly fights to expand access to abortion pills across the United States keeping hope alive during a global pandemic and the fall of Roe v Wade.
The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster
The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster
Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal and sudden murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life.
Donya works for a Chinese fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Formerly a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, she struggles to put her life back in order. In a moment of sudden revelation, she decides to send out a special message in a cookie.
It Lives Inside
It Lives Inside
Sam, an Indian-American teen, lives in an idyllic suburb with her conservative mother and her assimilated father. Sam’s cultural insecurities grow due to her estranged friend, Tamira, who mysteriously carries around an empty mason jar all the time. In a moment of anger, Sam breaks Tamira’s jar and unleashes an ancient Indian demonic force that kidnaps Tamira.
Late Night With The Devil
Late Night With The Devil
October 31, 1977. Jack Delroy’s syndicated talk show Night Owls has long been a trusted companion to insomniacs around the country, but a year on from the tragic death of Jack’s wife, ratings have plummeted. Desperate to turn his fortunes around, Jack plans a Halloween special like no other, unaware he is about to unleash evil into the living rooms of America.
With Love And A Major Organ
With Love And A Major Organ
An unhappy woman removes her heart, puts it in a box and sends it to the man she loves.
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South by Southwest Features

Stepping into character
Glenn Howerton on character creation and learning to like his work in BlackBerry
Between two worlds
Bishal Dutta on introducing the West to new myths and old scares in It Lives Inside
Seeking fortunes
Babak Jalali on cookie messages and casting challenges in Fremont
They wanted to believe
Steve J Adams and Sean Horlor on Michelle Remembers, the Satanic Panic and Satan Wants You
Within the silences
Paris Zarcilla and Chi Thai discuss the legacy of colonialism and Raging Grace
Heart to heart
Kim Albright and Anna Maguire discuss With Love And A Major Organ
Picking up the chainsaw
Lee Cronin on putting his own stamp on Evil Dead Rise
A little poison
Kit Zauhar on unlikeable characters, white masculinity and This Closeness
A world off kilter
Ted Geoghegan on casting, design and the supernatural in Brooklyn 45
Reuben Hamlyn on non-consensual deepfake pornography and Another Body
Real obsession
Dillon Tucker on obsessive compulsive disorder and Pure O
The fruits of chaos
Matt Johnson on relinquishing control and making BlackBerry
'It became so much more personal than I was expecting'
Ella Glendining chats about Sundance doc Is There Anybody Out There?
Mind and matter
Franklin Ritch on artificial intelligence, ethics and The Artifice Girl

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