Ellen Page Named A SXSW Keynote Speaker
Ellen Page and Ian Daniel co-creators of the documentary series Gaycation, have been named as the last Keynote speakers at the South By Southwest Film Festival, the organization has announced.
The pair will discuss their careers, as well as cultural attitudes toward LGBTQ people and the larger equality movement on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 AM. Previously announced keynote speakers include Nelson George, Gale Anne Hurd and Joe Swanberg.
Gaycation sees Page and Daniel traveling to different cities the world over and exploring their local LGBTQ communities. The four-part series’ first episode premiered this week on Viceland and featured a trip to Japan.
SXSW 2016 takes place in Austin, Texas from March 11-19 with the Film Festival featuring discussions with Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Green, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Joe Berlinger and Barbara Kopple, Andrew Bujalski and David Lowery, Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Louis Black and Leonard Maltin, J.J. Abrams and Andrew Jarecki, Geena Davis, Sam Esmail, Rami Malek and Kerry Washington.