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SXSW Unveils Speakers Joel Edgerton, Don Cheadle, Gale Anne Hurd

The South by Southwest Film Festival has unveiled late additions to its program, including speeches by Joel Edgerton, Don Cheadle, Joe Swanberg and Gale Anne Hurd.

SXSW also announced that following the world premiere of “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” producer Judd Apatow will perform stand-up comedy with to-be-announced friends. “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” premieres on March 17.

The 23rd iteration of the festival runs from March 11 to 19 in Austin, and opens with the previously announced Richard Linklater comedy-drama “Everybody Wants Some.” The nine-day festival will screen 139 films — including 52 films from first-time filmmakers — 89 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and seven U.S. premieres.

The newly announced keynote speakers also include music historian Nelson George; Gaby Hoffmann; Andrew Bujalski and David Lowery; Joe Berlinger and Barbara Kopple; and Louis Black and Leonard Maltin.

The festival also added the world premiere of Fran Strine’s “Hired Gun” about session musicians and Daniel Cross’s “I Am the Blues.”

Jake Gyllenhaal and Sarah Green were previously announced as keynote speakers.

“The SXSW Film Conference is designed to give creatives the tools they need to achieve their goals, and what better way than bringing together a diverse slate of today’s most talented creators,” said SXSW chief Janet Pierson.

“At a time when media makers are creating content for ever expanding platforms, or hopscotching between them, we are pleased by the breadth of experience of this year’s speakers. They have rich, long careers that evolved using the tools of our changing times. Keynotes Nelson George, Gale Anne Hurd, Joe Swanberg and many participating in our featured conversations report from the trenches with their hard earned wisdom.”

Edgerton and Cheadle will take part in “conversations” at SXSW.

Hurd is the executive producer of AMC’s “The Walking Dead. Edgerton’s interracial drama “Loving” sold at Berlin over the weekend to Focus for nearly $9 million.

Cheadle’s Miles Davis drama “Miles Ahead” will open April 1 from Sony Classics.

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