If there ever was a perfect film for lift off, this year’s SXSW Film Festival found it with the world premiere of Duncan Jones’ “Source Code,” a new thriller from Duncan Jones, the director of “Moon.” (The last time Jones was at the festival, he came out in a spacesuit, fresh from a visit to NASA.) This time, he’ll bring his latest starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier stationed in Iraq who is deployed by the government to discovery the identity of a train bomber in Chicago through a computer program that allows him to swap identities with a passenger on the train in the final eight minutes of his life. Vera Farmiga, Geoffrey Wright and Michelle Monaghan co-star and a trailer is here:
The festival also announced this afternoon that they will be adding a directing workshop with “Twilight” and “Thirteen” director Catherine Hardwicke during the nine-day shindig from March 11th through the 19th, as if there won’t be enough cool stuff to do around Austin that week already. More details can be found on SXSW.com.