Screenings, talks, performances and pop-ups — SXSW offers no shortage of options for badge holders and VIP-chasers. Here’s a look at some of the parties kicking off the festival.
Friday, March 9
Blake Jenner, Evan Peters, director Bart Layton, Jared Abrahamson and Barry Keoghan of “American Animals.”
Both CNN and The New York Times Magazine are hosting parties on the festival’s opening night. CNN’s “Go Bananas” bash at The Market at 319 Colorado Street will be hosted by Jeff Zucker, Jake Tapper, Brian Stelter, Christiane Amanpour and W. Kamau Bell. At Irene’s, the Times’ Magazine is celebrating the release of its 2018 music issue with food, drinks and a performance by Scotland-based trio Young Fathers.
At the “Supper Suite” taking over the Austin lounge BaseCamp, “American Animals” — which premiered at Sundance earlier this year — will host a prescreening reception with cast members Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd, Udo Kier and Blake Jenner at 7 p.m. Later that night, “Support the Girls” will celebrate its premiere with an after party beginning at 11 p.m. with cast members Regina Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Haley Lu Richardson.
Looking to get further immersed in the festival fun? AT&T Audience Network’s “Condor” is setting up an