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SXSW Releases Full 2012 Festival Lineup

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood February 15, 2012 at 3:00PM

Unknown ObjectThe South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival today revealed the full lineup for its 2012 conference and festival, scheduled to open on March 9 with the premiere screening of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods," and run through March 17 in Austin, Texas.
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"The Cabin in the Woods."
"The Cabin in the Woods."

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival today revealed the full lineup for its 2012 conference and festival, scheduled to open on March 9 with the premiere screening of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods," and run through March 17 in Austin, Texas.

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will participate in a keynote discussion on March 11 about his work on TV, his recent excursion into music with his album of pop standards and his upcoming film "Ted," an animated comedy with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.  Other events will include a discussion about the wildly successful comedy website Funny or Die, a conversation with writer Joss Whedon, and an acting workshop with actor Jeffrey Tambor.  

In its announcement today, SXSW also released the full programming list for this year's festival.  SXSW 2012 will include 132 feature films and 138 short films, as well as more than 120 conferences and discussions.  The full lineup of the festival can be found here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.