Jogging Toward March

SXSW Film announces opening night film, Texas Film Hall of Fame picks 2013 inductees

Jogging Toward March

On Tuesday, the South by Southwest Film Festival announced The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (pictured) as its 2013 opening-night film. The comedy stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as Vegas illusionists threatened by an upstart magician played by Jim Carrey. Also announced were the world premieres of Fede Alvarez's warily anticipated Evil Dead remake; Joe Swanberg's comedy Drinking Buddies, starring Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde; and Alex Winter's Napster doc, Downloaded. For more on SXSW Film, which runs March 8-16, and other newly announced titles, see the Screens blog.

Preceding SXSW Film's kickoff is the annual eve-of party, the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards. Also on Tuesday (busy day, eh?), the Austin Film Society announced this year's actor inductees: Henry Thomas (E.T., Gangs of New York), Robin Wright (The Princess Bride, Forrest Gump), Annette O'Toole (Superman III, Smallville), and character actor par excellence Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day). Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused will receive the Star of Texas Award, to be accepted by Parker Posey. For more on the March 7 event, see www.austinfilm.org.

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