The 2016 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced a handful of feature films, as 139 feature films will be shown during nine days. The lineup includes 52 films from first-time filmmakers and consists of 89 world premieres. Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic will show, along with Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in Born To Be Blue.

"SXSW prides itself on presenting an eclectic mix of emerging and established talent in a range of genres from comedy, thrillers, docs and international gems," said Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, in an official statement. "We've been told we program the way real people watch movies: sometimes for fun, sometimes for mind expansion, then there’s the art, and who doesn’t love a great surprise? We continue to be excited by so much new work as we revel in the richness of tone and talent on display."

  • Narrative Feature Competition
  • "The Arbalest" (Director/Screenwriter: Adam Pinney) - The inventor of the world's greatest toy reflects on his decade-long obsession with a woman who hates him. Cast: Mike Brune, Tallie Medel (World Premiere)
  • "Before The Sun Explodes" (Director: Debra Eisenstadt, Screenwriters: Debra Eisenstadt, Zeke Farrow) After his wife kicks him out, an anxious comedian is lured in by an intriguing woman with a stalker. Cast: Bill Dawes, Sarah Butler, Christine Woods, Michael Rivkin, Amir Arison, Kerri Safran, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Gene Serritella, Kristin Slaysman, Eric Fillipkowski (World Premiere)
  • "Claire in Motion" (Directors/Screenwriters: Lisa Robinson, Annie J. Howell) - Claire is sure of herself, her work and family, until — like a bad dream — her husband disappears, leaving a trail of puzzling secrets that shatter her certainty. Cast: Betsy Brandt, Chris Beetem, Zev Haworth, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Sakina Jaffrey (World Premiere)
  • "collective:unconscious" (Directors: Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein) Five of independent film’s most adventurous filmmakers adapt each other's dreams for the screen. This is going to get strange… Cast: Frank Mosley, Will Blomker, Lily Baldwin, Tonya Pinkins, Daniel Ryan, Ryan Cassata, Sanda Weigl, MJ Frank, Samuel John Damon, Jamal Batts (World Premiere)
  • "Donald Cried" (Director: Kris Avedisian, Screenwriters: Kris Avedisian, Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman) - Returning home to working class Warwick, Rhode Island, Peter Latang encounters childhood friend Donald Treebeck for what starts as a simple favor and turns into a long van ride into two friends past. Cast: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause (World Premiere)
  • "Hunter Gatherer" (Director/Screenwriter: Josh Locy) - After a three-year stint in prison, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged man returns to his stagnant neighborhood to win back his girlfriend only to find that she and his family have done what they always wanted to do - forget he exists. Cast: Andre Royo, George Sample III, Kellee Stewart, Ashley Wilkerson, Kevin Jackson, Antonio D. Charity, Celestial, Alexis DeLaRosa, Jeanetta Arnette (World Premiere)
  • "Miss Stevens" (Director: Julia Hart, Screenwriters: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz) - Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, it falls on Miss Stevens to chaperone three of her students — Billy, Margot and Sam — on a weekend trip to a drama competition. Cast: Lily Rabe, Timotheé Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nuñez (World Premiere)
  • "The Other Half" (Director/Screenwriter: Joey Klein) - A grief-stricken man and a bipolar woman fall in love and try to forge a simple life together. Cast: Tom Cullen, Tatiana Maslany, Suzanne Clement, Henry Czerny, Mark Rendall, Deragh Campbell, Nancy Palk (World Premiere)
  • "Transpecos" (Director: Greg Kwedar, Screenwriters: Greg Kwedar, Clint Bentley) - For three US Border Patrol agents, the contents of one car reveal an insidious plot within their own ranks. The next 24 hours may cost them their lives. Cast: Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins, Jr. (World Premiere)

For the full list of films check here. The 2016 SXSW Film Festival runs March 11-19 in Austin, Texas.