‘Civil War’ Making World Premiere at SXSW 2024

February 22, 2024 - Culture

And the big pics keep on comin’ to SXSW. This afternoon the festival made it known that the Alex Garland directed Civil War from A24 is making its world premiere on March 14 at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX. This ahead of the movie’s wide release on April 12.

Civil War reps Garland’s return to SXSW following the 2015 North American Premiere of his directorial debut, Ex Machina.  The action film follows a near-fractured America balanced on a razor’s edge. Sound familiar? Should raise hairs deep in the heart of Texas.

The pic stars Oscar-nominated Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Nick Offerman. A24 produced the film alongside Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich of DNA and Gregory Goodman.

“Alex Garland’s Civil War is a gorgeous, haunting, and powerful piece of cinema unlike anything else you’ll find in a movie theater this year. It’s a wholly immersive experience that expertly blends large-scale spectacle with an intimate understanding of character and personal stakes brought to beautiful life by a stellar ensemble cast,” said Claudette Godfrey, VP Film & TV. “When the credits rolled on Civil War, we all looked at one another in a bit of shock, knowing full well Alex and A24 had delivered another masterpiece. We cannot wait for the world to discover this visionary work, and cannot imagine a better place for that to happen than at SXSW.”

Garland earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing and Original Screenplay for Ex Machina, and the film won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. He also wrote and directed Annihilation and Men.

The SXSW Film & TV Festival, which runs from March 8-16, counts 118 Features with 91 World Premieres and 58 first time directors. The program features 21 TV projects, plus 6 independent pilots; 80 Short films, 19 Music videos and 36 XR Experience projects.

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