THE EAST with Skarsgard & Page to Close Out SXSW


THE EAST, directed by Zal Batmangli, has been chosen as the film to close out the 2013 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival on March 16 in Austin, Texas, it was announced today.

As per Sundance, In THE EAST, an operative for an elite private intelligence firm goes into deep cover to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective attacking major corporations. Bent on apprehending these fugitives, she finds her loyalty tested as her feelings grow for the group's charismatic leader.

Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, and Patricia Clarkson star. The film was written by Batmangli and Brit Marling.

The SXSW Film Festival will open on Friday, March 8, 2013 with the world premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. In addition to nine full days of film screenings, SXSW Film will ultimately feature over 150 informative and entertaining featured Conversations, panels, workshops and mentor sessions.