South by South Lawn, a White House event taking place on Oct. 3 in partnership with the American Film Institute, C3 Presents, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and SXSW, finally has its initial lineup.
It will be led with a talk featuring President Barack Obama, actor and activist Leonard DiCaprio and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe along with a premiere screening of "Before the Flood," a documentary directed by Fisher Stevens and starring DiCaprio that will debut soon in Europe.
There will also be a tech panel featuring writer Jenna Wortham, Slack CEO Steward Butterfield, Jukay Hsu of Coalition for Queens, Chris Redlitz of Transmedia Capital and CEO Nina Tandon of EpiBone as well as panels about food and tech, city innovation and political change.
There will also be a student film fest and musical performances from The Lumineers, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and DJ Beverly Bond, plus art exhibits and installations. The Duffer Brothers, who shot to fame over the summer with their Netflix hit "Stranger Things," will also be part of the event.
South by Southwest said this is the initial wave of programming, so there may be still be some surprises in store between now and Oct. 3.
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