South by Southwest has announced that the second season of the series, “SXSW Presents,” will premiere in Austin on Friday, September 16 on KLRU, channel 18, cable channel 9 at 10 p.m.. SXSW has once again worked with Austin-based Beef & Pie Productions to produce twelve, 90-minute episodes.
“For this second season of the show, everything is bigger and better,” says SXSW Festival Producer Matt Dentler, who returns as the series host. “There are more episodes, each episode is longer, and we have more interaction with the filmmakers this time around.”
“We had such positive viewer feedback about the first season,” said Bill Stotesbery, general manager of KLRU. “We can’t wait for the second season to start. We even created more space in our programming schedule to allow for longer films and a wider variety of short films.”
The episodes will air exclusively on KLRU,, Austin¹s PBS, renowned for its celebrated national series, “Austin City Limits.” The second season of “SXSW Presents” will include features and shorts, many of which screened at the annual SXSW Film Festival at some point. The second season lineup includes:
Sept. 16 – How’s Your News? directed by Arthur Bradford.
‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone present this acclaimed documentary feature, chronicling a road trip by some very unorthodox journalists.
Sept. 23 – “7th Street” directed by Josh Pais.
A character actor travels back to his old neighborhood in Manhattan to see how things have changed since his days as a boy.
Sept. 30 – Shorts Program
A collection of popular shorts from the last few years of the SXSW Film Festival.
Oct. 7 – Frontier directed by David Zellner.
Based on the classic Bulbovian novel, this is the tale of two soldiers sent to civilize the most uncharted of territories.
Oct. 14 – “Caesar’s Park” directed by Sarah Price.
An amusing and touching nonfiction portrait of a small Wisconsin neighborhood, and the eccentric characters that live there.
Oct. 21 – High School Shorts Program
A sample of shorts by Texas high school students.
Oct. 28 – “Wilgus Stories” directed by Andrew Garrison.
Three stories intertwined, depicting the coming-of-age for one Kentucky boy over the 1950s and 60s.
Nov. 4 – “American Detective” directed by Dan Brown.
An awkward loner becomes a mail-order private investigator, only to become somewhat of a bumbling stalker for the girl of his dreams.
Nov. 11 – “See How They Run” directed by Emily Morse.
A provocative and insightful documentary following the controversial 1999 mayoral election in San Francisco.
Nov. 18 – “East Austin Stories” Program
A collection of short films, produced in the acclaimed University of Texas class, The East Austin Project.
Nov. 25 – “Bike Like U Mean It” directed by Susan Kirr and Rusty Martin.
Filmmakers follow the political and social atmosphere of the popular bicycle culture of Austin, TX.
Dec. 2 – “Prizewhores” directed by Jenn Garrison.
A glimpse at the lives of a handful of adults who obsess over the pursuit of contests, giveaways, and prizes.
For more info, visit the KLRU website.