With the final lineup announced for film conferences, this year the film festival at SXSW will promise to be just as exciting as previous years. In fact with so many directors debuting their first feature film at SXSW 2015, who knows what talent will be discovered and catapulted to Oscar nomination and success for next year. It was only last year when Boyhood premiered at SXSW and after sweeping the awards season, it just goes to show all the gems that are waiting to be discovered at 2015 SXSW Film Festival.
One of the directors making their feature film debut at 2015 SXSW Film Festival is Ryan Gosling with the film Lost River, which he also wrote the screenplay for.
“Lost River” is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.
Ryan Gosling proves not only can he act and sing but he has just as much passion and creative skills behind the camera. Many renowned actors have transitioned successfully from an actor to director, one notable example is Academy Award winning Clint Eastwood, only time will tell if Ryan Gosling will tread down the same path. However Lost River could be a runaway success with a great trailer and an exceptionally talented cast including Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks and Eva Mendes.
On Friday, March 13, Ryan Gosling will be joined by Guillermo del Toro, as part of 2015 SXSW Film conference programming. In a candid conversation, Gosling will discuss the transition from actor to filmmaker, the road to discovering his own unique style that is depicted on screen, and the genesis of Lost River, a dark fairy tale set in a dying town.
SXSW Film Screening Schedule:
Lost River will be screening at SXSW on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 9:30pm at the Topfer Theatre at ZACH in Austin.
Cast & crew attending the 2015 SXSW Film Festival:
Writer/director Ryan Gosling and stars Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan and Ben Mendelsohn.
France 20 May 2014 (Cannes Film Festival)
USA 14 March 2015 (South by Southwest Film Festival)
Russia April 2015
Turkey April 2015 (Istanbul Film Festival)
France 8 April 2015
Spain 10 April 2015
USA 10 April 2015 (limited)
UK 24 April 2015
Denmark 30 April 2015
Germany 28 May 2015
Brazil 23 July 2015
Netherlands 6 August 2015
The 2015 SXSW Film Festival will screen a total of 150 features, consisting of 102 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres and 11 U.S. Premieres with 62 first-time directors. 106 shorts will screen as part of 10 curated shorts programs. The 256 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, nearly 7500, comprised of approximately 2426 features and 4935 shorts, with an overall increase of 13% over 2014.
The 2015 SXSW Film Festival will run from March 13 to March 21 in Austin, Texas.
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