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SXSW announces full lineup for 2011 Festival

02.02.2011
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For the second straight year, we'll be headed down to Austin in early March for SXSW. In many ways, it's the perfect film fest. It's got a relaxed vibe that you won't find anywhere near Sundance or Comic-Con, has a ton of great movies, great food, great people and great booze.

Today SXSW announced their full feature film lineup (minus Midnight Screenings, the SXFantastic feature section and a "secret screening" hosted by Ain't It Cool) and we've included a little preview of some of the films we're looking forward to below. But this is by far a complete list of what's showing. For the full lineup, head to the official SXSW site for all the goods. Make sure to stay tuned to JoBlo.com for all the latest news on SXSW as it happens.

13 ASSASSINS

Distressed by the Lord’s murderous rampage, top Shogun official Sir Doi secretly calls on esteemed samurai Shinzaemon Shimada to assassinate the evil Naritsugu. Outraged by Lord Naritsugu’s vile acts, Shinzaemon willingly accepts the dangerous mission. Cast: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya, Goro Inagaki, Masachika Ichimura

THE BEAVER

Two-time Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson in an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life. Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Cherry Jones

CONAN O'BRIEN CAN'T STOP

Did Conan O'Brien go on tour to connect with his fans or fill a void within himself? Rodman Flender’s documentary captures an artist trained in improvisation at the most improvisational time of his career.

PAUL

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite as two geeks who meet an alien named Paul (Seth Rogen) on a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. Their road trip will alter our universe forever. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, John Carroll Lynch, with Sigourney Weaver, and Seth Rogen as Paul.

SOURCE CODE

When soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a computer program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

SUPER

In this outlandish dark comedy, James Gunn has created what is perhaps the definitive take on self-reflexive superheroes. Cast: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker

WIN WIN

Tom McCarthy, acclaimed writer/director of The Visitor and The Station Agent, once again explores the depths and nuances of human relationships in his new film about the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters. Cast: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey, Alex Schaffer, Margo Martindale, David Thompson

BEGINNERS

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox

DETENTION

A downtrodden 17-year-old girl is sent to detention where she must survive a slasher film killer and save the world in time for prom. Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Aaron David Johnson

THE INKEEPERS

Hotel clerks by day, amateur ghost hunters by night, the last two employees of the historic Yankee Pedlar Inn set out to prove that their place of business is as haunted as its reputation. Cast: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis

BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY

Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

CEREMONY

Sam Davis convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate but he is forced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be. Cast: Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Reece Thompson, Lee Pace, Jake Johnson

THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Morgan Spurlock (Oscar nominee, Super Size Me) explores the world of product placement, marketing and advertising in POM Wonderful Presents: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, a film fully financed through product placement.

SOUND OF MY VOICE

A young couple infiltrate a cult that meets in the San Fernando Valley. Cast: Brit Marling, Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius

TERRI

A moving and often funny film about a big kid in a small town that doesn’t seem to have room for anyone who is different. Cast: Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, Creed Bratton, Olivia Crocicchia, Bridger Zadina

RED RIDING HOOD

Catherine Hardwicke will be present for Q&A following this special screening of her latest film, on Thursday, March 10 at midnight. In the film, a werewolf terrorizes a small village, especially when the people discover that, by day, the beast could be anyone. And one young woman discovers that she has a unique connection to the wolf that makes her both suspect…and bait. Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons

Source: SXSW

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11:21AM on 02/03/2011

woah woah woah

wait a minute.... Elmo is black?!
wait a minute.... Elmo is black?!
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6:33PM on 02/02/2011
Happy that John C Reilly is still acting in dramatic films. Cyrus was awesome!
Happy that John C Reilly is still acting in dramatic films. Cyrus was awesome!
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6:22PM on 02/02/2011
Oh man, I'd love to go to be able to see 13 Assassins. What it doesn't say there is that the film is directed by Takashi Miike. I've been wanting to see that film for a while. Hopefully this means it's getting at least a limited release in the states.
Oh man, I'd love to go to be able to see 13 Assassins. What it doesn't say there is that the film is directed by Takashi Miike. I've been wanting to see that film for a while. Hopefully this means it's getting at least a limited release in the states.
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4:04PM on 02/02/2011
The ones I want to see most are The Beaver, Super, Terri, Win Win, and Source Code.
The ones I want to see most are The Beaver, Super, Terri, Win Win, and Source Code.
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4:02PM on 02/02/2011

SO glad Wuss: The Movie got in.

Fucking A
Fucking A
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3:41PM on 02/02/2011
Year of the Puppet?
Year of the Puppet?
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