The 2010 SXSW Film Festival and Conference has announced its opening night film and a few other titles, and it's already got plenty to offer science fiction fans.
Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar's comic book series about an ordinary high schooler who becomes a superhero of sorts, will kick things off. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kick-Ass was an overwhelming crowd pleaser last month when it sneaked at Buttnumbathon (BNAT). In March it opens the hippest film festival in the world, SXSW. It'll be interesting to see what changes, as the music used at BNAT was temporary, and Vaughn was not optimistic when it came to using that for the final cut as it included themes from multiple iconic superhero films. Knowing SXSW, there are likely to be some fantastic swag tie-ins, as well as special guests.
Another title announced today was IMAX: Hubble 3D, a documentary about the space telescope that promises to include imagery never before seen. That pretty much solidifies the fact that there will be screenings at the Bob Bullock Spirit of Texas museum, the only full sized IMAX screen here in Austin.
With those two titles alone, you can be assured the Sci Fi Squad will be covering SXSW this year. SXSW Film runs from March 12th through the 20th.