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The SXSW feature film lineup is here

139 movies over nine days

With South by Southwest 2016 little more than a month away, the festival has finally announced its feature film lineup. The event will show 139 new films, showcasing the talents of young and established filmmakers and documentarians from around the world. Some of the highlights include Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some, the "spiritual successor" to 1993's Dazed and Confused, and the world premiere of Pee-wee's Big Holiday, which makes its debut before landing on Netflix later this year.

These films, which will be shown in 12 separate sections during the festival, were all selected from a pool of 2,456 selections, making them the absolute cream of the crop. SXSW will also announce the films to be shown in the Midnighters, Festival Favorites, and Special Events categories next week along with the Short Film Program. All told, it's going to be a very eventful conference when it kicks off on March 11th.

The full lineup is below:

Narrative Feature Competition

  • The Arbalest
  • Before the Sun Explodes
  • Claire in Motion
  • collective:unconscious
  • Donald Cried
  • Hunter Gatherer
  • Miss Stevens
  • The Other Half
  • A Stray
  • Trespecos
Documentary Feature Competition
  • Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
  • Alive and Kicking
  • Best and Most Beautiful Things
  • Goodnight Brooklyn - The Story of Death by Audio
  • The Liberators
  • Orange Sunshine
  • Ovarian Psycos
  • The Seer
  • The Space in Between - Marina Abramovic and Brazil
  • TOWER
Headliners
  • Demolition
  • Don't Think Twice
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • Hardcore Henry
  • In a Valley of Violence
  • Midnight Special
  • Pee-wee's Big Holiday
  • Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Narrative Spotlight
  • 9 Rides
  • Another Evil
  • BLACK
  • Black Mountain Poets
  • From Nowhere
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • Jean of the Joneses
  • Long Nights Short Mornings
  • The Master Cleanse
  • My Blind Brother
  • Rainbow Time
  • Shovel Buddies
  • Slash
  • Suntan
  • The Trust
  • The Waiting
  • War on Everyone
Documentary Spotlight
  • Asperger's Are Us
  • The Bandit
  • Beware of Slenderman
  • Chicken People
  • The Dwarvenaut
  • Fantastic Lies
  • Hit It Hard
  • The Hollywood Shorties
  • Insatiable: The Homaru Cantu Story
  • Learning To See
  • Mr. Gaga
  • Seven Songs for a Long Life
  • Silicon Cowboys
  • The Slippers
  • Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities
  • Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon
Visions
  • The Alchemist Cookbook
  • American Fable
  • Baby Bump
  • I Am Belfast
  • In Pursuit of Silence
  • Jules and Dolores
  • Karaoke Crazies
  • Little Sister
  • LOEV
  • My Beautiful Broken Brain
  • Operator
  • Spaceship
  • Teenage Cocktail
  • Under the Sun
Episodic
  • Outcast
  • Preacher
  • Search Party
  • Vice Principals
  • You Me Her
24 Beats Per Second
  • The American Epic Sessions
  • And Punching the Clown
  • The Art of Organized Noize
  • Artist & Repertoire
  • BANG! The Bert Berns Story
  • Born to Be Blue
  • Gary Numan: Android in La La Land
  • Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke
  • I Go Back Home — Jimmy Scott
  • Miles Ahead
  • Miss Sharon Jones!
  • A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story
  • Soundbreaking — Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music
  • The Smart Studios Story
  • We Are X
SXGlobal
  • BODKIN RAS
  • Dead Slow Ahead
  • Ghostland
  • KILL ME PLEASE
  • Papagajka
  • UIO: Take me for a Ride
  • YARN