PREACHER, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY And More To Premiere At SXSW 2016

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PREACHER, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY And More To Premiere At SXSW 2016
SXSW fans, hold on to your hats, there are some weird and hopefully wonderful films coming your way this March. Preacher, Seth Rogan's adaptation of the cult graphic novel of a priest (Dominic Cooper) trying to rid the world of evil, will have its world premiere at the festival. Also having it's world premiere is Pee-Wee's Big Holiday, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, and Beware the Slenderman.

These titles will join previously announced opening night film Everybody Wants Some from Richard Linklater, as well as the North American premieres of Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, and Rachel Tsangari's Chevalier.

I don't think there is a film among this new list that I wouldn't see; Rogen's take on Preacher should be interesting, I was always a fan of Reuben's more-than-a-little insane comedy character, Beware the Slenderman sounds like a great twist on a fairy tale, and while I've never thought much about Tony Robbins, teh hold he has over people would be fascinating to investigate.

SWSX 2016's feature line-up will be fully announced on February 2nd. Details on the announced films below.

Beware the Slenderman (World Premiere)
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
In this horrifyingly modern fairytale lurks an online Boogeyman and two 12-year-old girls who would kill for him. The entrance to the internet quickly leads to its darkest basement. How responsible are our children for what they find there?

Chevalier (North American Premiere)
Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Screenwriters: Efthimis Filippou, Athina Rachel Tsangari
Six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game to compete. Things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry.
Cast: Yorgos Kentros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Sakis Rouvas

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (World Premiere)
Director: Joe Berlinger
Granted unprecedented access, Berlinger captures renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins behind the scenes of his mega seminar Date with Destiny, pulling back the curtain on this life-altering and controversial event, the zealous participants and the man himself.

Midnight Special (North American Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
A father goes on the run to protect his young son and uncover the truth behind the boy's special powers in the sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, a film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard

Pee-wee's Big Holiday (World Premiere)
Director: John Lee, Screenwriters: Paul Reubens, Paul Rust
In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

Cast: Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello, Jessica Pohly, Alia Shawkat, Stephanie Beatriz

Preacher (World Premiere)
Directors: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Screenwriter: Sam Catlin
Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who - along with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy - is thrust into a crazy world, much bigger than he is.
Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, W. Earl Brown, Lucy Griffiths


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YojimboJanuary 8, 2016 1:42 PM

Here's hoping Rogen, Goldberg and Caitlin do Preacher justice.

Tuan JimJanuary 9, 2016 6:27 PM

So it's a movie now, not a series? (Preacher that is?) I thought it was something AMC or showtime was picking up initially.