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by Alece Oxendine
January 31st, 2013

The 2013 installment of SXSW has announced their line-up today with several Rooftop alum making the cut. Congratulations!

Starting March 8, thousands will convene in the southern city of Austin, including Rooftop, to consume as much film, music, and BBQ as humanly possible. We are looking forward to seeing these films and more. For the full line-up, click here.

12 O’Clock Boys
Director: Lotfy Nathan
Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a gang of illegal
dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys. (World Premiere)

Awful Nice
Director/Screenwriter: Todd Sklar, Screenwriter: Alex Rennie
Estranged brothers Jim and Dave must travel to Branson together when their father dies and leaves them the lake home. A series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures follow as they attempt to restore the house and rebuild their relationship.
Cast : Alex Rennie, James Pumphrey, Christopher Meloni, Brett Gelman, Keeley Hazell

Before You Know It
Director: PJ Raval
Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.
(World Premiere)

Burma
Director/Screenwriter: Carlos Puga
On the eve of an annual sibling reunion, a troubled young writer is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected guest.
Cast : Christopher Abbott, Gaby Hoffmann, Chris McCann, Dan Bittner, Emily Fleischer
(World Premiere)

Drinking Buddies
Director/Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg
Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer.
Cast : Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
(World Premiere)

euphonia
Director/Screenwriter: Danny Madden
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Cast : Will Madden, Maria Decotis
(World Premiere)

Fuck for Forest (Poland)
Director: Michał Marczak, Screenwriter: Michał Marczak, Łukasz Grudziński
Have sex. Save the world. (North American Premiere)

Milo
Director/Screenwriter: Jacob Vaughan, Screenwriter: Benjamin Hayes
A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon.
Cast : Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Stephen Root, Mary Kay Place
(World Premiere)

Our Nixon
Director: Penny Lane
Recently discovered Super 8 home movies filmed by three of Richard Nixon’s closest aides – and fellow Watergate conspirators – offer an intimate and complex new glimpse into his presidency in this all-archival documentary.
(North American Premiere)

Sake-Bomb (USA, Japan)
Director: Junya Sakino, Screenwriter: Jeff Mizushima
A sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip
along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend.
Cast: Gaku Hamada, Eugene Kim, Marlane Barnes, Josh Brodis, Samantha Quan (World Premiere)

Short Term 12
Director/Screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton
The film follows Grace, a young supervisor at a foster-care facility, as she looks after the teens in her
charge and reckons with her own troubled past. An unsparingly authentic film, full of both heart and
surprising humor.
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield (World Premiere)

The Bounceback
Director: Bryan Poyser, Screenwriters: David Degrow Shotwell, Steven Walters, Bryan Poyser
An outrageous comedy about love and revenge in Austin, Texas.
Cast : Marshall Allman, Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, Sara Paxton, Michael Stahl-David
(World Premiere)

We Always Lie To Strangers
Directors: AJ Schnack, David Wilson
A story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, the remote Ozark Mountain town that is one of the biggest tourist destinations in America.
(World Premiere)

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