Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass will be opening this year's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), running March 12 through 20. At Twitch, Rodney Perkins, who saw a rough cut at Harry Knowles's Butt-Numb-a-Thon in Austin last month, calls the adaptation of Mark Millar's comic "an ultra-violent superhero homage that lives up to its name."
Aaron Katz (Dance Party USA, Quiet City) returns to SXSW with Cold Weather; click the title for the trailer.
Elektra Luxx, Sebastian Gutierrez's sequel to Women in Trouble, sees its world premiere in Austin. "Elektra Luxx ([Carla] Gugino) is a porn star whose life is turned upside down when she discovers she's pregnant," writes Variety's Michael Fleming. What's more, "Gutierrez is planning a third installment tentatively titled Women in Ecstasy."
James Franco's Saturday Night documents the making of an episode of SNL; Wes Orshoski spent three years making Lemmy, a doc on Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister; and SXSW presents the first public screening of Hubble 3D, an IMAX ride into deep space.