A documentary on Russell Brand, Ondi Timoner's BRAND: A Second Coming, will open the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on March 13.
In addition, a documentary on Mavis Staples, Mavis!, will make its world premiere at SXSW, festival organizers announced on Jan. 8.
The first feature-length documentary on The Staple Singers lead singer, Mavis! is the first full-length feature documentary from director Jessica Edwards. It chronicles Staples' 60-year career, from singing with her father and sisters in Chicago area churches in 1951 to the 2013 recording of One True Vine with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy producing. Gary Hustwit, producer of the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, is executive producing the film.