Showtime Returns To SXSW Celebrating BLACK MONDAY, THE CHI, SHAMELESS and Music Documentaries

Showtime Returns To SXSW Celebrating BLACK MONDAY, THE CHI, SHAMELESS and Music Documentaries

SHOWTIME will celebrate its upcoming music documentaries SHANGRI-LA and WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN as well as series BLACK MONDAY, THE CHI and SHAMELESS at the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals from Monday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 13. Combining culture, art, food and music, the SHOWTIME House is located at Clive Bar on Rainey Street in Austin, Texas.

Monday, March 11: THE SHOWTIME HOUSE OF MUSIC

The network will kick off SXSW with a work-in-progress screening of the upcoming docu-series SHANGRI-LA, the latest project from Academy Award® and Grammy winner Morgan Neville (Won't You Be My Neighbor, 20 Feet From Stardom) about legendary music producer Rick Rubin, at 2:45 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Neville, moderated by bestselling author Neil Strauss. In honor of the early look at SHANGRI-LA, and the upcoming docu-series WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, the SHOWTIME House Of Music will shine a light on the diverse SHOWTIME music documentary offerings. The network will offer afternoon music trivia games, a Wu-Tang Clan name generator photo booth, concert concession stand snacks and DJ sets. The evening will be a party featuring music inspired by Rick Rubin. WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, the four-part limited docuseries from filmmaker Sacha Jenkins (BURN MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!), will premiere on Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and SHANGRI-LA will debut later this year. For more information and updates on musical guests, visit: culturecollide.com/ShowtimeMusic

Tuesday, March 12: THE SHOWTIME HOUSE OF BEATS AND STREETS

SHOWTIME will bring together the best of New York and Chicago at SXSW, showcasing hit series BLACK MONDAY and THE CHI. With stars Paul Scheer (BLACK MONDAY) and Jacob Latimore (THE CHI), SHOWTIME will debut a Secret Walls competition, the ultimate live illustration battle of the art scene. Two artists, one from New York and one from Chicago, will go head-to-head in a ninety minute, black and white only battle, creating live art at Clive Bar. The SHOWTIME House Of Beats And Streets will also offer popular food from both cities, daytime DJs, and live musical acts at night, including a performance by Latimore, as well as Grammy Lifetime Award Winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples and DJ Spinderella. BLACK MONDAY airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT up until the first season finale on Sunday, March 31. THE CHI will premiere its second season on Sunday, April 7 at 10 p.m., only on SHOWTIME. For more information and updates on musical guests, visit: culturecollide.com/ShowtimeNYChi

Wednesday, March 13: THE SHOWTIME HOUSE OF SHAMELESS FUN

SHAMELESS will be back at SXSW, featuring the most Gallagher-style carnival ever to hit Austin. The big top will be equipped with Gallagher-esque attractions including a quickdraw photo booth, face painting, classic games, and outrageous carnival acts. The SHOWTIME House will serve up SHAMELESS prizes and signature carnival eats, with live music. Catch up on every season of SHAMELESS only on SHOWTIME! For more information and updates on musical guests, visit: culturecollide.com/ShowtimeShameless

Each day, SHOWTIME will be giving out 100 gift cards to the SHOWTIME service for the first 100 guests entering the venue. In addition, starting at 2 p.m. each day, outside of The SHOWTIME House on the corner of Rainey St. and Davis St., SHOWTIME will be handing out daily giveaways of merchandise while supplies last. And for the seventh consecutive year, the SHOWTIME brand will be front and center at the festival through the official sponsorship of the multi-platform SXSW GO app and the official SXSW bag. The official SXSW GO mobile app, presented by SHOWTIME, allows attendees to view, plan and share their schedule, network with others and navigate the convention once they are on the ground. Inside the app, users will receive an extended 30-day free trial offer to the SHOWTIME streaming service.



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