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The most exciting time of the year in Austin for film fans brings almost 200 new films over the next nine days.

SXSW's 12th film festival begins Friday night headlined by the appearance of all three Wilson brothers.

The Wendell Baker Story is Luke Wilson's baby. He wrote the story, stars as the main character, and co-directed the romantic dramedy with his brother Andrew.

Luke plays a well-meaning ex-con who tries to win back his ex-girlfriend and fight corruption at a shady retirement home.

Owen Wilson co-stars as the head nurse.

The one and only festival screening of the film is 9 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theatre.

Preceding The Wendell Baker Story, documentary filmmakers profile the conflicts of an Army unit stationed in Fallujah, Iraq in Occupation: Dreamland

During the preamble to the siege of Fallujah, soldiers defend against insurgent activity and reflect on the purpose of their duty.

The film makes its U.S. premiere at 6 p.m. at Paramount.

Humanity is on the verge of extinction in Cl.one, which screens at 6 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center.

The sci-fi epic includes hundreds of digital effects, more than 3,000 extras and was produced in a Cleveland filmmaker's basement on a budget of just $25,000.

Indie classics like Pulp Fiction are the target of ridiculous parody in My Big Fat Independent Movie, which premieres at 7:15 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center.

The spoofs are non-stop in a botched heist story that alludes to more than a dozen of the most renowned independent movies.

Secrets that would normally go to the grave are revealed with dramatic dialogue in Deadroom.

Four texan filmmakers tell four different stories based on a conversation between a living person and a dead acquaintance.

Deadroom's world premiere is at 10 p.m. at Dobie Theater.

For the complete schedule of films visit SXSW.com

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