Thompson on Hollywood

The SXSW Film Festival has declared its closing night film for March 20: Chris Morris’s Sundance satire Four Lions, the story of British jihadists and their "abstract dreams of glory."

SXSW has added 18 titles to their lineup, including: the Spike Jonze short I'm Here; the Spotlight Premiere documentary feature American Grindhouse, which digs deep into the history of exploitation films; the Emerging Vision love story A NY Thing; When You're Strange, a Johnny Depp-narrated doc about the Doors; and doc short Star Wars: Retold, an animated retelling of the familiar trilogy from the point-of-view of a girl who’s never seen the films but recognizes their cultural impact.

[Photo: Four Lions]