SXSW 2015 to open with doc 'Brand: A Second Coming' on Russell Brand

January 8, 2015 8:38 PM

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The South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival on Thursday announced the world premiere of "Brand: A Second Coming," a documentary on comedian and author Russell Brand, as the opening-night film of its 2015 SXSW film fest running March 13-21 in Austin, Texas.

Brand is a stand-up comedian, actor, author and activist who has recently become controversial for his increasingly politicized work. Besides appearing in the films "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him to the Greek" and "Paradise," Brand is known to some as the ex-husband of pop music star Katy Per...

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