The 15 Most Anticipated Films of SXSW 2013

Scenic Route

Two friends on a road trip experience car trouble and end up stranded on the side of a desert road. Slowly but surely their frustrations grow and the two men begin to verbally jab at each other. And then the physical assaults begin. That’s really all I know about this one, but when combined with an eclectic pair of leading men in Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler I find myself more than a little intrigued. – Rob Hunter


Some Girl(s)

Neil LaBute‘s recent commercial work — including The Wickerman, Death at a Funeral, and Lakeview Terrace — hasn’t been as satisfying as his own stage plays and subsequent directorial adaptations of them. While Some Girl(s) doesn’t see him behind the camera, LaBute’s script marks another honest, cringe-worthy, and hilarious depiction of narcissism portrayed this time through a strong performance from Adam Brody. – Jack Giroux


Spring Breakers

As we would expect from director Harmony Korine, the reaction to his latest film has been split ever since its premiere late last year. Whether the film is good or bad, it’s doubtful Korine has made anything short of interesting. Plus, he has James Franco making some bold acting and appearance choices helping make the film a must-see of the festival. – Jack Giroux


A Teacher

Filmmaker Hannah Fidell makes her debut with an adaptation of her own short film. The story follows a young, attractive teacher in a suburban Texas school who falls for and has a secret affair with one of her students. Drawing lines all over what has become a controversial modern topic, Fidell’s debut brings the local flavor with plenty of breakout potential. – Neil Miller


Upstream Color

I saw Shane Carruth’s long overdue follow-up to Primer at Sundance this past January. I absolutely loved it. I cannot wait to see it again. – Rob Hunter


SXSW 2013 runs March 8th-16th in Austin, TX. We’ll see you there.

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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