Wild Horses to host World Premiere at 2015 SXSW Film Festival


Directed and written by Academy Award Winner Robert Duvall, Wild Horses will have its World Premiere at the upcoming 2015 SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday 17th March.

One of my guilty pleasures is watching crime dramas and documentaries, from popular TV series including CSI to even series that you couldn’t believe even exist such as Southern Fried Homicide. I guess I’m intrigued by the mystery and guessing who the killer could be, like how Dallas gripped a nation with its ‘who killed JR’ storyline.

As you may have guessed, this is one film I’m looking forward to catch a screening of at SXSW Film Festival. Its been 13 years since the last time Robert Duvall wrote and directed a film, the last time was in 2002 with his film Assassination Tango. It will be interesting to see the outcome of a film where Robert has put the time, care and effort into making.


Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death even putting her own life in jeopardy.


The cast include Robert Duvall (The Judge, Apocalyse Now, Godfather), James Franco (The Interview, 127 Hours), Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful,Black Hawk Down) and Jim Parrack (TrueBlood).

2015 SXSW Film Festival Screenings:

Tuesday, March 17 11:30 AM Paramount Theatr
Wednesday, March 18 5:00 PM Alamo Slaughter

Cast & crew attending: Robert Duvall, Luciana Duvall, Josh Hartnett and possibly James Franco (TBC).

Running time: 100 mins approx.

Genre: Crime

Release dates: Currently Wild Horses is only scheduled for screenings at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival.

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


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2 replies »

  1. Was at the shooting of this movie. Wild Horses . Love , love it. Would like to see premiere in Austin , Texas on March 17. Is there any way to get tickets ?


    • 1. SXSW Film, Gold & Platinum badgeholders with SXXpress passes for the screening are allowed entry.

      2. The remaining Film, Gold & Platinum badgeholders are allowed entry.

      3. If seats remain after all badgeholders have been let in, attendees with Film Wristbands will be allowed entry. SXSW Film Wristbands are $90 (tax included) and will be sold at Waterloo Records, Violet Crown Cinema, the Marchesa Theatre and participating Austin-area Alamo Drafthouse theaters.

      4. If any seats remain, single-admission tickets will be sold for $10 cash starting 15 minutes before showtime. SXSW often at their larger venues: The Paramount Theatre, Vimeo Theater at the Austin Convention Center and the Topfer Theatre at ZACH.

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