Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow’s ‘King of Staten Island’ to Open SXSW Film Festival
Published on Jan 16, 2020
Live from Austin, Texas, it’s Pete Davidson.
The “Saturday Night Live” comedian will be opening this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The annual gathering in Austin will kick off this year with “King of Staten Island,” the much-anticipated autobiographical comedy based on Davidson’s upbringing in the New York borough. Judd Apatow, who is no stranger to SXSW, where he’s debuted many of his hit comedies in prior years, directed the film.
“Judd Apatow has provided transcendent, exhilarating experiences at SXSW over and over starting with ’Knocked Up,’ then ’Bridesmaids,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘The Big Sick’ and ‘May It Last,'” said Janet Pierson, the festival’s director of film. “This year, it’s our particular privilege to
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Author: Ramin Setoodeh