SXSW 2020 Unveils Features and Episodic Premieres, Including Judd Apatow’s ‘King of Staten Island’ and ‘Snowpiercer’

Published on Jan 16, 2020

SXSW 2020 Unveils Features and Episodic Premieres, Including Judd Apatow’s ‘King of Staten Island’ and ‘Snowpiercer’

The 2020 edition of SXSW has announced its features and episodic premieres for the 27th edition of the film festival, running March 13 – 22 in Austin. The 102 features and episodics in this release will be shown across the nine days of SXSW. The 2020 program was selected from 2,316 feature-length film submissions, with a total of 8,362 films submitted this year.

As has become its tradition, the festival will open with a highly anticipated studio crowdpleaser. Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island,” his first feature directorial outing since 2015’s “Trainwreck,” stars Pete Davidson in a lightly fictionalized version of the “SNL” star’s own life story. The film is set for a June release from Universal Pictures.

Apatow has been a regular at SXSW, where “Knocked Up” and “Trainwreck” both launched to strong reactions, but this is his first time opening the festival. “It’s a great film,” SXSW Director of Film Janet Pierson

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Author: Kate Erbland and Eric Kohn