Producer Christine Vachon, actors Ryan Gosling, Sally Field, Amy Schumer and Michael Shannon, director Jeff Nichols and musician Henry Rollins have been added to the lineup at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, SXSW organizers announced on Tuesday.
Vachon will serve as the fourth keynote speaker at SXSW, joining Ava DuVernay, Mark Duplass and RZA. The producer, whose films include “Still Alice,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Far From Heaven,” “I’m Not There” and the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” will deliver her keynote address on Tuesday, March 17.
Featured sessions at the SXSW Film Conference will include conversations with Ryan Gosling on March 13; Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon on March 14; Sally Field on March 15; Amy Schumer on March 16; and Henry Rollins on March 17.
SXSW also announced several additional films, including Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s “Moonwalkers,” a comedy directed by Michel Gondry’s longtime producer; “Doug Loves Movies,” in which comedian Doug Benson discusses films with his friends; Neil Young’s director’s cut of his offbeat 1982 film “Human Highway;” “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation,” a remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” made by teenagers from Mississippi; “Kings of Nowhere,” a film about three Mexican families from Betzabe Garcia; and “NASA New Initiatives in Imagery for Public Use,” a presentation of new NASA archives open to the public.
Overall, SXSW will screen 150 feature films and 106 shorts, of which 102 features are world premieres. The films were selected from nearly 7,500 submissions, a festival record.
The Austin, Texas-based film festival will kick off on March 13 with the world premiere of the Russell Brand documentary “BRAND: A Second Coming,” and close on March 21.
The full schedule is available at schedule.sxsw.com/.