While there was the Gamergate influenced panel debacle, at least SXSW is kicking off the festivities with something big.
Everybody Wants Some, which has been touted as a spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, will premiere at the very opening of SXSW. Linklater is going back to the 80s in, fittingly for the festival, Austin, TX and following a college baseball team dealing with growing up.
If ever there’s a director that could make such a premise something amazing, it’ll be Linklater. If you want to catch the premiere at SXSW, free up your March.