For the next week or so, the center of the cinematic world will be moving to the city of Austin, Texas. The annual South by Southwest Film Festival is starting up, and in addition to being a venue where independent movies and up-and-coming filmmakers can start getting attention for their work, it’s also an event that studios love taking big upcoming projects to and debuting. This year is certainly no different.

Many of these big titles will be playing the opening weekend of the big event, but what exactly should you be keeping your eye out for? In order to help answer that question, we’ve thrown together a quick guide highlighting some of the big movies of SXSW, when they are playing, and why we are so excited to see them. Check it out!

Though it isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until the middle of summer (July 17th to be exact), and hasn’t actually been finished just yet, director Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck will be getting its world premiere at SXSW on Sunday night. The movie is an interesting change-up for the filmmaker at the helm, as it is his first time directing from a script that he didn’t write. Instead, the script is actually written by comedienne Amy Schumer – who will also be playing her first lead role in a film – though the fact that Apatow has a notorious love of improvisation suggests that we can still expect to hear his voice come through loud and clear.

It’s not only exciting that Amy Schumer is going to start being a big screen presence, but Trainwreck also features a fantastic ensemble that should guarantee laughs throughout the movie. Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader will be starring opposite Schumer as the film’s key love interest, but the rest of the eclectic line-up is packed with the likes of Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia, Dave Attell, Method Man, John Cena, and LeBron James as himself.

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