Napster, Beatles Docs to Premiere at SXSW

SXSW has released the names of a few titles that will be screened during its Film Conference and Festival, March 8-16 in Austin, Texas. Among the music-oriented films so far are Alex Winter's documentary on the rise and fall of Napster, "Downloaded," and Ryan White's "Good Ol' Freda," the untold story of The Beatles' secretary Freda Kelly.

In addition, the world premiere of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," which stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as superstar Las Vegas magicians, will be the opening night film at the festival on March 8th. Directed by Don Scardino, the cast includes Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jim Carrey. The film will be in theaters on March 15.


The rest of the film lineup will be announced Jan. 31, except for the Midnighter features and shorts that will be announced on Feb. 6.

"Spring Breakers," which is expected to feature a score by Skrillex and Clint Martinez, will also receive its U.S. premiere at the festival.

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