Continuing with the trend established at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this, the film component of next month’s South by Southwest will feature quite a number of musical related picture shows.

For one, the newly announced 2010 lineup includes world premieres of a number of documentaries on some familiar favorites, including the Rise, Rise, and Roar (a David Bryne concert film), the 10-years-in-the-making Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields, Lemmy (Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister), The Weird World of Blowfly (rapper Clarence Reid), and Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm. And of course, as previously reported, The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights will receive its U.S. premiere during the week.

Califone’s film, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, will also be screened during SXSW. In fact, the band will be appearing as well — to provide a live soundtrack for the film.


So, basically you won’t have to just attend the music portion of SXSW to bask in the, well, music. Though, you’ll be missing out in the 16-hour-non-shop-fried-food-palooza that will be March 17-21. Tickets for all of SXSW components can be had here.