The SXSW Film Festival's complete line-up has been announced, featuring 108 features over nine days, with half of those being world premieres.
(And many of those "world premieres" being also "the only time these films will play on a large screen.")
The big names include Spike Lee, with his filmed version of the Broadway musical Passing Strange (which isn't like anything you imagine when you think "Broadway Musical"), and I Love You, Man starring Paul Rudd (which probably is like anything you'd imagine when you think "Paul Rudd film," not that that's a bad thing.)
Here's a string of other directors and titles:
Sebastian Gutierrez's Women in Trouble, Wyatt McDill's Four Boxes, David Lee Miller's My Suicide, Tim McCanlies' The Two Bobs, Cary Fukunaga's Sin Nombre, Brant Sersen's Splinterheads, Andrew Bujalski's Beeswax, Kathryn Bigelow's Hurt Locker, Greg Mottola's Adventureland, Joe Swanberg's Alexander the Last, Duncan Jones' Moon, Nash Edgerton's The Square, Michael Paul Stephenson's Best Worst Movie, Lynn Shelton's Humpday and John Inwood's Exterminators.
We can only hope Kathryn Bigelow's Hurt Locker is named after the lead character, a hard-driving rogue cop who breaks a few heads -- and a few rules!! -- while dispensing justice, because that's a cool action-hero name.
But we're pretty sure we're going to be disappointed in that hope.
-- Richard Connelly