SXSW have announced that Duncan Jones’ Source Code will open the SXSW 2011 Film Festival in Austin, Texas next year. The world premiere of the film, Jones’ directorial follow-up to 2009’s “Moon”, is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2011.
The complete press release is included after the jump.
DUNCAN JONES’ SOURCE CODE TO OPEN 2011 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
Austin, Texas – December 16, 2010 – Earlier today, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film
Conference and Festival announced it will host the world premiere of the Summit
Entertainment film Source Code for its 2011 Opening Night. The smart action thriller is the
second feature from SXSW Alum Duncan Jones (Moon), and stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and
Other Drugs, Brokeback Mountain), Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga
(Up in the Air, The Departed) and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana). The South by
Southwest Film Conference and Festival runs March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas.
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an
unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter
train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government
experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another
man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to
kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering
clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the
Opening in theaters nationwide on April 1, 2011, the film was written by Ben Ripley. A Mark
Gordon Company production, and presented by Vendóme Pictures, the film was produced by
Mark Gordon, Philippe Rousselet and Jordan Wynn, with Hawk Koch, Jeb Brody, and Fabrice
Gianfermi executive producing.
“We are delighted to welcome Duncan Jones back to SXSW. His debut Moon showed an
intelligence, skill, and exceptional use of limited resources that’s exactly the kind of filmmaking
we love to support,” said Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “Source Code
is a terrific follow-up; it’s a smart, suspenseful thriller, and a perfect fit for our 2011 Opening
The complete festival lineup will be announced in early February 2011. In addition to nine full
days of film screenings, SXSW Film will ultimately feature over 80 sessions of panels and
workshops in the Conference. SXSW is also pleased to announce that native Texan and
visionary director Catherine Hardwicke will share her approach to filmmaking in a special
Directing Workshop at the 2011 event. Hardwicke’s workshop joins an exciting array of over
40 sessions already announced. For details on these confirmed sessions, selected from
proposals submitted via the SXSW PanelPicker™ interface, visit www.sxsw.com/film/talks.