CULTUREMAP - Film is almost here, and with 125 screenings, the options can be overwhelming. We're highlighting 10 must-see movies, based on cast, hype, and interesting plots, plus one extra buzzy TV show. Most have multiple screenings throughout the festival, giving you ample time to catch these flicks.
Unemployed party girl Anne Hathaway finds out she's connected to a Godzilla-like monster wreaking havoc on the other side of the world. Colossal has already screened at Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance and has received monstrous approval.
Premieres March 10 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
In Prevenge, a pregnant woman goes on a killing spree. Why? Because her unborn baby told her to. This British comedy slasher film, which may sound like the weirdest movie ever, has received high praise.
Premieres March 10 at Zach Theatre
Song to Song
Austin and its music scene set the stage for this twisted love story about two couples pursuing success in the uncensored world of rock 'n' roll. A star-studded cast, including Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara, will draw the masses to the red carpet for this world premiere.
Premieres March 10 at Paramount Theatre
Based on the popular Neil Gaiman book, American Gods is a supernatural television show airing on Starz. It tells the story of a recently released ex-con who is introduced to a world where magic is real. The book has won many awards, and fans are excited to see it brought to life.
Premieres March 11 at the Austin Convention Center Vimeo Theatre
The precious boy from The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel Elgort, is back as a getaway driver in this Edgar Wright-directed movie. Joining him are other big names like Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, and Lily James.
Premieres March 11 at Paramount Theatre
We don't know much about this movie, but we do know it's "a comedy about babies that don't age." Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman and wife, Megan Mullaly, are cast members; it's filmed in Austin; and directed by Austin-based Bob Byington. Sounds good to us.
Premieres March 11 at Zach Theatre
A sexy MI6 spy, played by Charlize Theron, is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to deliver top-secret information, and she enlists the help of James McAvoy. Watch these A-list actors maneuver the dangerous world of spies.
Premieres March 12 at Paramount Theatre
See the full list on CultureMap Austin.
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