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"PHC" to open SXSW Film Festival

class=img_thumbleft>Director

Robert Altman

's

adaptation

of Garrison Keillor's

radio show

, A Prairie Home Companion, will open the

2006 South by Southwest Film Festival

in Austin, Texas. The movie, featuring Keillor, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, and Lily Tomlin, will premiere on March 10, and

open nationwide

in June. Other SXSW premieres include a

documentary

on last year's

Pixies

reunion tour and a

Bettie Page biopic

starring

Gretchen Mol

as the 1950s pin-up model. The film fest will be followed by the 20th Anniversary SXSW Music Conference (March 15-19) featuring keynote speaker

Neil Young

and performances by Belle and Sebastian, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Echo & the Bunnymen, and a few hundred more acts.


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