It’s official: Song to Song, Terrence Malick’s latest film, has been selected to open the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin on March 10, a week before its commercial release in American cinemas. Considering that the movie was filmed largely in that city during the ACL Music Festival four years ago, it makes sense to premiere there.
Janet Pierson, director of SXSW, has said about it:
Terrence Malick is a world class revered cinematic poet. His work is a treasure trove of talented actors and vision. Set in the world of music and Austin, ‘Song to Song’ couldn’t be a more perfect Opening Night film for SXSW. While these titles are just a taste of what SXSW 2017 will offer, they reflect the range of work we are known for, from newcomers and auteurs to pop entertainment in traditional cinema, episodics and now VR.
On the other hand, according to One Big Soul, the Facebook page with the best information about Terrence Malick’s work, Christian Bale would not appear in the final cut of the film. We’ll have to wait until the trailer to check it…