World Premiere of Hannibal Buress: Miami Nights and Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman Join the Film Festival Lineup

The SXSW Film Festival is just a few short weeks away and we are excited to reveal three additional films to our 2020 Lineup! This acclaimed program draws thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders every year to immerse themselves in the most innovative, smart, and entertaining new films of the year. Take a look at the newly-announced films below.

Before you make your way down to the Film Festival from March 13–21 in Austin, read exclusive interviews with some of our 2020 filmmakers in our Filmmaker in Focus series and add screenings to your Favorites list on the SXSW Schedule.

New Additions

Narrative Spotlight

High profile narrative features receiving their World, North American, or U.S. premieres at SXSW.


Director: Clark Duke, Screenwriters: Clark Duke, Andrew Boonkrong
The directorial debut of Clark Duke, Arkansas is a gritty, darkly comedic thriller about drug trafficking by the Dixie Mafia in the Deep South from the 1980’s to the present. Based on the novel of the same name by John Brandon. Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Eden Brolin, Chandler Duke, with John Malkovich, and Vince Vaughn (World Premiere)

Special Events

Live soundtracks, cult re-issues and much more. Our Special Events section offers unusual, unexpected and unique one-off film events.

Hannibal Buress: Miami Nights

Director: Kristian Mercado Figueroa, Screenwriter: Hannibal Buress
Miami Nights is the 5th comedy special from comedian Hannibal Buress. He might have another 2 or 3 max in him after that. They're exhausting. It's directed by the amazing Kris Merc. It's pretty solid. (World Premiere)

Festival Favorites

Acclaimed standouts and selected premieres from festivals around the world.

Promising Young Woman

Director/Screenwriter: Emerald Fennell
Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman ... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton.

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By Neha Aziz