The 24th edition of the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has been well underway in Austin, Texas for the past week, and now the audience winners for what is perhaps the world’s largest celebration of the art that is cinema have finally been announced.
Among the top honorees were Edgar Wright’s music-infused actioner Baby Driver which stars Ansel Elgort as a young getaway driver who music defend his life, love, and freedom from a powerful crime boss, played by Kevin Spacey. The film’s all-star lineup also includes Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Eiza González.
You can check out the complete list of SXSW 2017 audience award winners below.
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: “The Light of the Moon”
Director: Jessica M. Thompson
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: “Dealt”
Director: Luke Korem
Audience Award Winner: “Baby Driver”
Director: Edgar Wright
Audience Award Winner: “Mr. Roosevelt”
Director: Noël Wells
Audience Award Winner: “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin”
Director: Jennifer M. Kroot
Audience Award Winner: “Becoming Bond”
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Audience Award Winner: “68 Kill”
Director: Trent Haaga
Audience Award Winner: “Dear White People”
Director: Justin Simien
24 BEATS PER SECOND
Audience Award Winner: “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers”
Directors: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio
Audience Award Winner: “Divine Divas”
Director: Leandra Leal
Audience Award Winner: “The Big Sick”
Director: Michael Showalter
SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Audience Award Winner: “Into The Current”
Directors: Chris R. Moberg and Jared Young
Virtual Cinema Grand Jury Awards
VIRTUAL REALITY: ROOM-SCALE
Winner: “After Solitary”
Directors: Cassandra Herrman, Lauren Mucciolo
Special Jury Recognition for Innovative Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Field of Health: “Reinvent”
Directors: Ian Forester, Sook-lei Liew, PhD
Winner: “Behind the Fence”
Directors: Lindsay Branham, Jonathan Olinger
Special Jury Recognition for Technical Excellence: “Dreams of ‘O’”
Directors: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël
‘The Call of the Wild’ trailer finds Harrison Ford, his dog embarking on an epic adventure
20th Century Fox has released the trailer for The Call of the Wild, the first live-action effort from Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon director Chris Sanders starring Harrison Ford.
Based on the novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild chronicles the story of Buck, a dog whose life is turned upside down when he’s uprooted from his California home and taken to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon where he meets John Thornton (Ford), a seasoned gold prospector, during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s.
Michael Green scripted the film, which is produced by Erwin Stoff, with Diana Pokorny serving as executive producer and Ryan Stafford co-producing.
The Call of the Wild hits theaters February 1.
Contest: Enter to win ‘Angel Has Fallen’ on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Angel Has Fallen on Blu-ray/DVD on November 26 and it’s giving Silver Screen Beat readers a chance to win a Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital) of the film.
Our readers can click this link right now to enter to win an Angel Has Fallen combo pack, which includes several behind the scenes featurettes and a 3-part audio commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh.
The contest is currently ongoing and will end Sunday, November 24, at which point winners will be selected and notified. Below is the official trailer for Angel Has Fallen as well as some additional details about the film.
Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Alan Siegel, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, and Mike Touzard
Rating: R for violence and language throughout
4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
- “Even Angels Fall: The Story” Featurette
- “Someone to Watch Over Me: New Blood” Featurette
- “Calling All Angels: Casting” Featurette
- “True Faith: Authenticity” Featurette
- “Fight for You: Stunts and Action” Featurette
- “Earth Angel: Recreating DC” Featurette
- “Angel Declassified” 3-Part Audio Commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh
Paramount taps ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley to write, direct next installment in ‘Star Trek’ series
Fresh off the release of his feature directorial debut Lucy in the Sky last month, Noah Hawley has been set to write and direct the upcoming next installment in the Star Trek franchise, according to Deadline.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the principal cast are all expected to return for Star Trek 4, which Hawley will also produce for his 26 Keys banner along with JJ Abrams and Bad Robot.
The film is not in any way related to the R-rated spinoff Abrams and Quentin Tarantino have been developing with writer Mark L. Smith and will serve as a direct sequel to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.
S.J. Clarkson had been attached to direct Star Trek 4 as recently as last year and was poised to become the first woman to helm a film in the sci-fi series but reportedly parted ways with the project after development stalled in mid-2018.
Hawley — perhaps best known for his work on FX series such as Fargo and Legion — recently made his directorial debut with the Natalie Portman-led drama Lucy in the Sky, which tanked at the domestic box office amid harsh reviews from critics.
Production on Star Trek 4 is expected to get underway in 2020.