SXSW featured films include Paul, in which Seth Rogen is an alien who meets two guys visiting a UFO mecca, and they all end up taking a crazy road trip full of adventures. The film also includes Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner and Sigourney Weaver. Other SXSW films include a documentary of Conan O'Brien's tour titled Conan O'Brien Can't Stop, the Jodie Foster-directed The Beaver, which stars she and Mel Gibson and Source Code, an action thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. SXSW interactive is an interactive component to cover the Web.
The 2011 South by Southwest Music Festival will take place in Austin, Texas on March 16-20. After crowdsourcing ideas from their audience, the 2011 SXSW music gathering has panels and speakers with titles like "Are Metalheads Smart Enough to Be Online?" and "Super Fans as a Marketing Force Amplifier," it sounds like a good start to SXSW. Check out the full lineup.
Once the domain of up and coming bands, the South by Southwest Music Festival is becoming a place where semi-established bands also play to get exposure in a more crowded, more conservative music industry. Of course, there will also be the bands we've never heard of, some of which will break out at SXSW in 2011.