What do Pee-wee Herman, Jeff Nichols, Seth Rogen, and Slender Man have in common? They're all related to movies that will premiere at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW just announced its initial slate of 2016 film premieres, and among them are the Netflix comedy Pee-wee's Big Holiday, Beware the Slenderman, Seth Rogen's Preacher, and Midnight Special.
Big Holiday, produced by Judd Apatow, was confirmed as a Netflix exclusive last year, but it looks like it's going to hit the big screen in Texas first. Beware the Slenderman is based on the spindly meme of the same name that prompted 12-year-olds to stab a classmate in 2014. Preacher, an adaptation of the comic book series, is a dark comedy about a West Texan reverend named Jesse Custer. And Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, which will be seeing its North American premiere at Southby, is about a young boy with supernatural powers.
SXSW Film runs from March 11th to 20th.