40 of which are either U.S. or World Premieres.
"We're really excited about the program this year," says Festival Producer Matt Dentler. "I think it represents a broad perspective of amazing cinema from around the world."
Narrative Feature Special Screenings lined up for the 2004 festival include: Kevin Smith's "Jersey Girl" starring Ben Affleck, Michael Haussman's "Blind Horizon" starring Val Kilmer, John Crowley's "Intermission" starring Colin Farrell, David Mackenzie's "Young Adam" starring Ewan McGregor, and many more.
Documentary Feature Special Screenings will nclude: "Bush's Brain" directed by Michael Shoob and Joseph Mealey,
"Slasher" directed by John Landis, "The End" directed by Kirby Dick, "The New Americans" produced by Steve James, "Small Ball" directed by Andrew Kolker and Louis Alvarez, "Super Size Me" directed by Morgan Spurlock, and many more.
The festival will showcase films in both Documentary and Narrative Feature Competition, as well as a series of sidebars including: 'Round Midnight for horror/action films, Lone Star States for Texas-made features, Emerging Visions for new and innovative feature filmmakers, 24
Beats Per Second for music-related documentaries, and a Political Films Retrospective collection. SXSW 2004 will also include short films in the narrative, documentary, animated, experimental, and music video categories.
"Without a doubt, 2004 will be a year to remember for South by Southwest," concludes Dentler. "The staff just hopes we'll get to have as much fun as our audiences are going to have."
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