Love & Mercy premieres at 2015 SXSW Film Festival


Many will have undoubtably heard of or have listened to The Beach Boys, their music was infectiously catchy and would inspire generations of aspiring musicians. However not everyone knows about their story, especially with Brian Wilson.


Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

The film, deriving its title from the 1988 song by Wilson, is presented in a parallel narrative covering two specific time periods of Wilson’s life: the 1960s and the 1980s. Actors Paul Dano and John Cusack depict the young and old Brian Wilson, respectively, with Elizabeth Banks as Wilson’s second wife, Melinda, and Paul Giamatti as psychotherapist Dr. Eugene Landy.


SXSW Film Screening Schedule:

Love & Mercy will be screening at SXSW on Sunday March 15, 2015 at 2:15pm at The Paramount Theatre in Austin.

Paramount Theatre– Sunday, March 15 @ 14:15 PM

Alamo Lamar A– Tuesday, March 17 @ 15:45 PM

Director: Bill Pohlad

Writers: Michael A. Lerner, Oren Moverman (screenplay)

Stars: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti and Jake Abel.

Cast & crew attending 2015 SXSW Film Festival:

Brian Wilson, Director Bill Pohlad and star John Cusack.

Release Dates

USA 15 March 2015 (South by Southwest Film Festival)
USA 5 June 2015
Germany 11 June 2015
Turkey 26 June 2015
France 8 July 2015
Portugal 16 July 2015

The 2015 SXSW Film Festival will run from March 13 to March 21 in Austin, Texas.


 About the Author


Jenny Tang

Nerdgeist Editor

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Twitter: @NGeistofficial

I love food, films, TV, photography and technology.

You can find me next at SXSW 2015 (Austin, Texas) & Emerald City Comic Con 2015 (Seattle). You can find and contact me at SXSW on SXSW Social.

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