SXSW Film Announces Opening Night Film

'Source Code' to kick off fest

Duncan Jones, who screened his spooky and sublime Moon at SXSW '09, will kick off SXSW '11 with his new sci-fi actioner Source Code.



In recent years, SXSW Film has tilted toward comedies on opening night – MacGruber, I Love You, Man – but there doesn't appear to be anything funny about Source Code, a thriller about a military op that involves soldier Jake Gyllenhaal reliving in a loop the last eight minutes of another man's life before a terrorist bomb took out the train he was riding. (At least we think that's what it's about. Thinking caps may be required.) Source Code also stars the can-do-no-wrong two-punch of Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright.

SXSW also announced that Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight and the upcoming Amanda Seyfried-starring Red Riding Hood, will conduct a directing workshop at the SXSW '11 Film Conference.

The festival runs March 11-18; full lineup will be announced in early February.

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