As I write this, I’m about to hop in my car and drive to Austin for the South by Southwest Film Festival, where I’m ready to take in tons of new and exciting movies which many others won’t see for many months to potentially over a year. There are two films I’m particularly looking forward to, director Spencer Susser’s HESHER (which stars Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and director Ti West’s THE INNKEEPERS (featuring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis). Just in time for SXSW, there are two new posters for these films, which you can check out below.
HESHER is the story of a twenty-something long-haired tattooed metal-head who one day unexpectedly enters the life of a grieving family. Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the most unlikely person to help 13-year-old TJ (Devin Brochu) cope with the death of his mother, but he proves to be the only one who can truly free TJ from his overwhelming sadness. The charismatic and dangerous Hesher drags TJ out of loss and confusion by sheer force of will and gives the young boy and his grieving father (Rainn Wilson) a chance to be a family again.
Sunday March 13 – 9:30PM
Alamo Lamar A
1120 South Lamar Blvd
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees – Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) – are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.
Saturday March 12 – 7:15PM
713 Congress Ave