SXSW kicks off tonight with an eclectic mix of features, documentaries and short films at multiple venues in Austin, TX.
Highlights include the premiere of Jon Favreau's "Chef" and Jason Bateman's "Bad Words" as well as documentaries such as "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" and "That Guy Dick Miller."
The comedy "Chef" also features Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr.
Favreau plays Carl, a chef who loses his job and decides to launch a food truck business, while attempting to reunite his estranged family.
Click on the slideshow to see a quick list of some of this year's Opening Night films premiering at SXSW.
For more about the festival go to: www.sxsw.com