The 2020 edition of the SXSW Conference and Festivals has announced the World Premiere of The Green Knight in the Headliners category. Visit SXSW's program details page for additional screening information.

Just when you think a film festival slate could not possibly get any better, the team at SXSW drop a bomb and totally shock the system. I'm giddy with excitement over today's announcement of director David Lowery's reimagining of the King Arthur tale from A24. This film (and trailer) kinda came out of nowhere when the studio dropped it early last month, but it instantly had all the "major" movie news sites talking. There's something refreshing about a trailer that can give absolutely no details away (go ahead and watch, it spoils nothing for moviegoers), but still garner such interest. It's ominous from the start and relentlessly builds intrigue for the duration. I MUST SEE THIS MOVIE!

Based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table. The A24 film will open theatrically on May 29, and stars Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, and Ralph Ineson.

About SXSW:
Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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Movie Reelist Contributor: Chris Giroux
Chris Giroux is founder and editor-in-charge at Movie Reelist, an entertainment news and review blog serving the most fanatic moviegoers. Chris started his publication in Detroit in 2010 and has since reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed numerous talent across the country. He is an avid film festival attendee and red carpet photographer, having shot the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Mark Hamill, and more. Chris grew up in New Mexico, where he studied mass media writing while working in post-production and multimedia authoring. It is also where he discovered Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, resulting in an unhealthy Kurt Russell obsession.

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