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SXSW Highlights: “Ready Player One” Delivers, “A Quiet Place” Surprises and “Blockers” Scores

The festival made stars out of directors Kay Cannon (Blockers), Julia Hart (Fast Color) and the Prospect team of Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell.

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John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” to Open SXSW, But Could “Ready Player One” Steal Its Thunder?

Like Sundance before it, female filmmakers are well represented at SXSW, and a quick glance at the lineup reveals such potential gems as Julia Hart's Fast Color starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lynn Shelton's Outside In starring Jay Duplass, and Hannah Marks and Joey Power's Shotgun starring Maika Monroe.