With the famed '99 beat guiding his rap flow — Davidson shows up dressed as Michaels, surrounded by awards and spitting lines about the coveted producer whose face shows up as deep fakes scattered throughout the video. He boasts about his impeccable Rolodex, name-dropping Joe Biden, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon.
“That guy has literally done everything for me, so I’m going to pay him back by doing this rap video exactly the way he wrote it,” Davidson tells Lyonne, holding Lorne's trashed script.
The sketch starts with host Natasha Lyonne approaching Davidson to tell him Michaels is upset because now that Davidson's leaving, he won't be able to fulfill his long-lasting wish of starring alongside the young comedian in one of his music video parodies.
In the skit, Davidson raps about the legendary producer's accomplishments, crediting him for promoting the careers of prominent comedians such as John Belushi, David Spade, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell.
Watch the “Forgot About Lorne” sketch in the video below:” />
For the season 47 finale of "Saturday Night Live" on May 21, Eminem made an appearance as part of a cut-for-time musical sketch in tribute to "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels.
The "SNL" star has previously been the star of other Eminem parodies on the show — most recently, Davidson turned Eminem’s “Stan” into the Santa Claus-inspired “Stu,” a sketch that also featured Eminem in a cameo role.
Dre's 1999 hit “Forgot About Dre.” After eight seasons of "Saturday Night Live," Pete Davidson got his commemorative farewell from Eminem, who made a surprise cameo in a parody of his and Dr.
“It’s another parody, it’s like another tribute or something?” he asks, to which Davidson responds "Yeah, this is like the third one."
Just as Davidson gets comfortable with his Eminem imitation, the illustrious rapper himself appears and shouts at the "King of Staten Island" star from off-camera. In his classic poker face, Eminem looks at Davidson in question.
“Yeah, they all suck. With a face of confusion, the 28-year-old comedian tries to explain, "Honestly we just do these because we love you so much, it's like a tribute." Just please, stop," he tells Davidson.
“So what do you say about a comedy great? Been doing it himself for half a century straight,” Davidson raps, mimicking Eminem’s punchy delivery.
“Pete, don’t fucking do it again,” Eminem reacts, pointing his finger at Davidson who looks over at a character playing Michaels and yells, “You blew it!”

Watch some of Davidson's best sketches below: Although Davidson was always most comfortable doing standup on the show, he had his share of wacky characters, memorable pre-taped segments and "Weekend Update" segments that elevated him into a true team player. With the news that Pete Davidson is leaving "Saturday Night Live," the show is losing one of its buzziest stars ever. Starting his tenure on the show as an unassuming, slouchy young comedian in 2014, Davidson quickly became one of the biggest standups in the world, a tabloid fixture and a movie star, toplining a Judd Apatow vehicle and a forthcoming semi-autobiographical TV show.
"Chad"
"Is he even acting?" is a frequent question about one of Davidson's most indelible personas, the scruffy, monosyllabic Chad. From Chad's debut appearance as Julia Louis-Dreyfus' pool boy to the Mars colonist who volunteers to save Elon Musk's SpaceX habitat (spoiler: he doesn't make it), this character effectively channeled Davidson's extremely laid-back personality in just about any setting the writers came up with.

"Rap Roundtable"


Davidson would go on to gift the costumes and props to Kardashian for Valentine's Day. This now-famous sketch served as a real-life meet cute for Davidson and Kim Kardashian, whose relationship is now daily tabloid fodder. Once he uses his third Genie wish to make him "like Pinocchio down there," he gains the confidence to smooch Jasmine in a kiss seen 'round the world. Davidson's Aladdin complains about being unable to "physically handle" Kardashian's Jasmine. "If we go all the way, you might like break me," he says, staying true to his insecure-outsider "SNL" shtick.

Fun fact: Both Davidson and Jost are from Staten Island. However, their reception by the people who actually live there is… quite different.
"Weekend Update: Pete Davidson on Staten Island"
Davidson elevated the "Guy Who Just Bought a Boat" sketch from "Weekend Update" thanks to his own personal news that he had, quite literally, bought a Staten Island Ferry with Jost.” />
After a mental health scare in late 2018, Davidson returned to the show on Jan. It was Clint Eastwood’s newest movie “The Mule.” Joined by comedian and former “SNL” writer John Mulaney, Davidson poked fun at both himself and the film, in which Eastwood plays a 90-year-old member of a Mexican drug cartel: “And that’s not the weird part. 19, 2019 with an important message: “As you know, I’ve had a really crazy month, and I want to talk about something that matters a lot to me.” No, it wasn’t mental health, as "Weekend Update" host Colin Jost guessed. The weird part is that he’s 90 and he’s driving!”

"Short-Ass Movies"
"Weekend Update: Three Guys Who Just Bought a Boat"
"Weekend Update: Pete Davidson & John Mulaney Review Clint Eastwood's The Mule"

Exclaiming adlibs like “yeet” and “skrrt” between almost every (incomprehensible) word, Davidson and Chalamet compliment Questlove on his “Yo Gabba Gabba” appearance 10 years ago and try to explain how they got into the rap game. Davidson embodied a SoundCloud rapper named Guaplord all too well alongside host Timothée Chalamet in this December 2020 sketch. They then perform their hit song “Yeet,” with Davidson singing “You never loved me mom/ But I needed you, woah.” Chalamet hilariously covers his face to keep from laughing, and Questlove comes over to literally slap some sense into them.
"Jasmine and Aladdin"

Ergo, the "Ernest" series is better than "Heat" or "Amadeus." It's just math! One of Davidson's final appearances was a rap video with Gunna, Chris Redd and Dirt Nasty (aka Simon Rex) about the eternal struggle of finding something to watch Netflix. Although the crew can see the merit in long movies, they are less likely to pee their pants or fall asleep if the film stays at the 90-minute mark.

Davidson, of course, is a “Saturday Night Live” star, while recording artist Cyrus is no stranger to NBC, having served as a judge on “The Voice.” More recently, Cyrus sealed an overall talent and development deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
ET. 31 from 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. It will also be live-streamed on Peacock. Brandi Carlile, Billie Joe Armstrong, Saweetie, Anitta, 24kGoldn, Kitty Ca$h and recent Variety cover star Jack Harlow will join Miley Cyrys and “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson’s New York’s Even special, airing live from Miami on Friday, Dec.
The Cyrus/Davidson collab marks the end of Carson Daly’s reign as NBC’s New Years Eve host after 16 editions. (He had hosted since 2004, except for 2017-2018, when there was no special). Last year, Daly hosted NBC’s New Year’s Eve special live from Times Square with Amber Ruffin and Stephen “tWitch” Boss.” />
News, NBCUniversal. “In what is sure to be an exciting and fun evening, we are looking forward to partnering with Lorne Michaels and ringing in 2022 with a night of incredible entertainment, led by Miley and Pete,” said Jen Neal, executive VP, Live Events, Specials and E!
The announcement promises “more surprises to come!,” so more guests are likely to be announced in the coming days. “Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels will executive produce the special for NBC and Peacock.
Joe DeMaio will serve as director. “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Shookus. It will also be produced by Hopetown Entertainment, Miley Cyrus’ and Tish Cyrus’s production company. Den of Thieves will produce the special, with exec producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.
As part of her first-look arrangement with NBC, Hopetown is developing scripted and unscripted projects for the NBCU outlets. She also signed on to star in three specials for NBCU, starting with the Pride concert special “Stand By You,” for Peacock earlier this year.

“In what is sure to be an exciting and fun evening, we are looking forward to partnering with Lorne Michaels and ringing in 2022 with a night of incredible entertainment, led by Miley and Pete,” said Jen Neal, executive VP, Live Events, Specials and E! News, NBCUniversal.
Davidson, of course, is a "Saturday Night Live" star, while recording artist Cyrus is no stranger to NBC, having served as a judge on "The Voice." More recently, Cyrus sealed an overall talent and development deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
ET on New Year's Eve, on NBC as well as live-streamed on Peacock. ET to 12:30 a.m. "Miley's New Year's Eve Party Hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson" promises a "star-studded lineup of special guests and musical performances" from Miami, airing from 10:30 p.m.
Den of Thieves will produce the special, with exec producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski. “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Shookus. Joe DeMaio will serve as director. It will also be produced by Hopetown Entertainment, Miley Cyrus’ and Tish Cyrus’s production company.
Cyrus and Davidson have signed on to ring in the New Year on NBC, with a special executive produced by "Saturday Night Live's" Lorne Michaels. Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson will join forces to perhaps answer an age-old question: Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Last year, Daly hosted NBC's New Year's Eve special live from Times Square with Amber Ruffin and Stephen "tWitch" Boss.” /> (He had hosted since 2004, except for 2017-2018, when there was no special). The Cyrus/Davidson collab marks the end of Carson Daly's reign as NBC's New Years Eve host after 16 editions.
As part of her first-look arrangement with NBC, Hopetown is developing scripted and unscripted projects for the NBCU outlets. She also signed on to star in three specials for NBCU, starting with the Pride concert special “Stand By You,” for Peacock earlier this year.

"The King of Staten Island" was co-written by Apatow and Dave Sirus. Maude Apatow, Judd Apatow's daughter, also stars in "The King of Staten Island" alongside Bel Powley, Marisa Tomei and Bill Burr.” /> The comedy is loosely based off Davidson's upbringing in the New York City borough, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand-up comedy.
is releasing "Scoob," a cartoon based on Scooby-Doo characters, directly on digital rental services next month, while Disney announced "Artemis Fowl" would launch exclusively on Disney Plus in June. It's the second Universal movie, following the studio's animated adventure "Trolls World Tour," to experiment with premium video on demand while audiences are stuck at home during the pandemic. Warner Bros. In recent weeks, other studios including Warner Bros., Disney, Paramount and STX have followed suit to varying degrees.
A slew of movies that were set to debut between May and August, including Disney's "Mulan," Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman 1984" and Universal's "Fast 9," have been postponed due to the unprecedented closure of multiplexes. Universal has also delayed the release of "Sing 2" and "Minions: Rise of Gru," its "Candyman" remake and "Nobody," a thriller starring Bob Odenkirk.
However, the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The King of Staten Island" was scheduled to have its world premiere at South by Southwest, the film festival held annually in Austin, Texas.
Universal's "The King of Staten Island" — a semi-autobiographical comedy starring Pete Davidson and directed by Judd Apatow — is going straight to video on demand, making it the latest film to forgo a traditional theatrical release as cinemas remain closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
"The King of Staten Island" will premiere on home entertainment June 12, a week before it was scheduled to debut on the big screen. Davidson and Apatow announced the news in a video posted to Twitter, in which they joked about the status of their film before opting to call Universal and ask them to put it on demand early. At one point, Davidson asks, "Am I still going to get an Oscar?"
After the unexpected success of "Trolls World Tour," which Universal claims set a new record for digital rentals, the studio had been mulling the possibility of amending release plans for "The King of Staten Island" since it's unclear when movie theaters across the country will be able to resume business.

The Boy Who Sold The World
Directors: Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar
The rise, fall, and rise again of a Cambodian refugee who escaped genocide and overcame poverty to build a life for himself and hundreds of other immigrant families by baking America’s favorite pastry and building an unlikely empire of donut shops. (World Premiere)
A&E’s Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne celebrates the life of rock icon and Godfather of heavy metal Ozzy Osbourne and features interviews with Sharon Osbourne, Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis and Post Malone. (World Premiere)
Cast: Charlie Tahan, Kara Hayward, Pineapple Tangaroa, Tonatiuh, Zach Cherry, Sarah Mezzanotte, Jay Devore, Dave Hill, Martin Pfefferkorn (World Premiere) A directionless, young campus bus driver and a punk rock, Samoan security guard named Pineapple form an unlikely kinship as they navigate the unpredictable late shift shit show known as the "drunk bus." Together, they break out of their endless loop.
Tales From the Loop
In an outpour of support, his community bands together to prove his innocence and rectify a crime that ruined lives. (World Premiere) In a small Texan town in 2014, star football player, Greg Kelley, was convicted of a child sexual assault case.
Blige, Evan Ross (World Premiere) Life unravels for a wild young woman after dropping out of college, moving in with her parents, and being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Cast: Jessica Barden, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael McKean, Henry Winkler, Rosa Salazar, Odeya Rush, Lewis Pullman, Devon Bostick, Mary J.
Director/Screenwriter: Noah Hutton
Director/Screenwriter: Nicole Riegel
Showrunner: Greg Daniels
A young girl turns to her friend for help when her mother mysteriously disappears. What begins as a search for the missing woman, ends with the shocking realization that Cole’s mother is in fact the same young girl, thirty years in the future. Cast: Rebecca Hall, Paul Schneider, Duncan Joiner, Daniel Zolghardi, Jonathan Pryce (World Premiere)
Cursed Films (Canada)
Crazy, Not Insane
Directors: Tamara Saviano, Paul Whitfield, Screenwriters: Tamara Saviano, Bart Knaggs
Director: Judd Apatow, Screenwriters: Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, Dave Sirus
Red Heaven
Cast: Shameik Moore, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Rob Morgan, Keean Johnson, Denzel Whitaker, Sam Daly, Isaiah Washington, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez, Ethan Hawke (World Premiere) Cut Throat City is a powerful and hard-hitting heist drama by RZA, set in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward following Hurricane Katrina.
Director: Spike Jonze
A generation of disaffected young men searches for meaning in the dark corners of the internet. TFW NO GF offers an intimate portrait of five such individuals- as shared through the metaphor of an iconic meme. (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Alex Lee Moyer
Directors/Screenwriters: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Prahastha, a lonely devil astronaut has been working in a spaceship for many years. Cast: Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Nandu Madhav (North American Premiere) His spaceship comes close to Earth every morning and Cargos start arriving at the arrival station. These Cargos are people who have just died on Earth.
Director: Alice Gu, Screenwriters: Alice Gu, Carol Martori
The Dilemma of Desire
Marygoround (Poland)
Cast: Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Michaela Conlin (World Premiere) From a producer of Jackass and Bad Grandpa, this hidden camera comedy follows two best friends as they go on a cross-country road trip full of hilarious, inventive pranks, pulling its real-life audience into the mayhem.
Director: Estevan Oriol, Screenwriters: Brian Maya, Omar Quiroga
(World Premiere) American Rapstar chronicles the rise of a subculture of young rappers who utilized the SoundCloud streaming platform to disrupt the traditional norms of the music industry with their distinct self expression and rebellious approach.
Director: Daria Woszek, Screenwriters: Daria Woszek, Sylwester Piechura, Aleksandra Swierk
Set in the world of beautiful but bleak Cape Cod, Hightown follows one woman’s journey to sobriety, overshadowed by an unfolding murder investigation. Cast: Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel, Shane Harper, Amaury Nolasco, Atkins Estimond, Dohn Norwood (World Premiere)
Director: Bill Benz, Screenwriters: Carrie Brownstein, Annie Clark
Cast: Theo James, Stacy Martin, Rhona Mitra, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Lia Williams, Toby Jones (World Premiere) His latest prototype is almost ready. But his true goal must be hidden at all costs. 2048: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI.
Showrunner: Nasim Pedrad
Walsh, Screenwriter: Ciaran Cassidy, Kieron J. Director: Kieron J. Walsh
Directors: Marc Fitoussi, Thomas Bidegain, Screenwriters: Giulio Callegari, Noé Debré, Hélène Lombard, Julien Sibony, Bertrand Soulier
Cast: Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Titus Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn (World Premiere) Central Park tells the story of how a family of caretakers, who live and work in Central Park, end up saving the park, and basically the world.
A pubescent Persian boy navigates high school. His friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother's dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity. Cast: Nasim Pedrad, Jake Ryan, Ella Mika, Saba Homayoon, Paul Chahidi, Alexa Loo (World Premiere)
Motherland: Fort Salem
The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon
Shithouse
As the 1998 Tour de France kicks off its first three stages in Ireland, one rider faces what could be the last stage of his own career during what became known as the notorious "Tour de Dopage." Cast: Louis Talpe, Tara Lee, Matteo Simoni, Iain Glen, Karel Roden (World Premiere)
At Good Grief in New Jersey, groups of children meet to understand the passing of a parent or a sibling through play. (World Premiere) Death may come suddenly or slowly, violently or peacefully, but it leaves a pain that the child has never felt before.
An anti rom-com about Mandy, a career-driven single mother, who falls in love with the charming traditionalist Pete. Cast: Billie Piper, Leo Bill, David Thewlis, Kerry Fox, Toby Woolf, Lily James (North American Premiere)
Amy thinks she's dying tomorrow…and it's contagious. Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley, Chris Messina, Katie Aselton, Tunde Adebimpe, Jennifer Kim, Josh Lucas, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michelle Rodriguez (World Premiere)
Home is a nine-part series that explores extraordinary interpretations of domestic architecture and the concept of "home." The first season features homes in six different countries and was filmed in eight countries and 16 cities around the world. (World Premiere)
Premiere) Professional drivers on the international Formula E circuit race for victory across 10 cities in this white-knuckle documentary from filmmaker Malcolm Venville, Oscar-winning director Fisher Stevens (The Cove), and producer Leonardo DiCaprio. (U.S.
(World Premiere) Set after the world has become a frozen wasteland, TNT's Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train that circles the globe, dealing with class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.
Director: Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Screenwriters: Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Corey Hughes
Some 102 movies and TV series are included in the initial lineup announcement for SXSW 2020. There were 2,316 feature films submitted for this year's program.
Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide
Directors: Brandon LaGanke, John Carlucci, Screenwriter: Chris Molinaro
To pay for her education, and the chance of a better life, a young woman joins a dangerous scrap metal crew. Cast: Jessica Barden, Gus Halper, Austin Amelio, Grace Kaiser, Pamela Adlon, Becky Ann Baker (World Premiere)
(World Premiere) An elusive young climber explores the limits of solo mountaineering.
Director: Matt Eskey
Topside
Vance, Niecy Nash, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri, Kelly Jenrette, Bernard David Jones, Meera Rohit Kumbhani (World Premiere) Cast: Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Elijah (Mamoudou Athie) must find a way to balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations for him to carry on the family’s popular Memphis barbeque joint.
Director: Matthew Salleh
(World Premiere) Through the exploration of daily life and democracy in America’s first Muslim-majority city, Hamtramck, USA examines the benefits and tensions of multiculturalism.
Selfie (France)
Director: Alexis Manya Spraic
Teenage Badass
Best Summer Ever
Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously cursed horror film productions. (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Emma Seligman
Upload
Baby God
We Are The Thousand (Canada, Italy)
Director: Kitao Sakurai, Screenwriters: Eric André, Dan Curry, Kitao Sakurai
Violet
TFW NO GF
Rare Beasts (United Kingdom)
Uncorked
Leaving behind his family in Australia, Ben sacrificed his childhood to pursue his dream of changing the world through innovation. (World Premiere) But things didn't quite go according to plan. At age 15, Ben Pasternak dropped out of high school and moved to NYC.
Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, struggles to write poetic songs while balancing a complicated marriage with wife Susanna, and a deep friendship with legendary songwriter Townes Van Zandt, on whom Susanna forges a passionate dependence. (World Premiere)
A fresh and exhilarating take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities. Murray, Lawrence Carter-Long (World Premiere) Cast: Shannon DeVido, Rickey Wilson Jr., MuMu, Jacob Waltuck, Emily Kranking, Bradford Hayes, Eileen Grubba, Holly Palmer, Ajani A.J.
Cast: Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots, Neve Campbell, Tom Cullen, Keir Gilchrist, Kiowa Gordon, Star Slade (U.S. Premiere) A grieving teenager befriends the troubled woman across the hall just as the opiate epidemic takes hold of their small town in 2012.
(World Premiere) Bulletproof poses and complicates these questions through a provocative exploration of fear and American violence. Safe from what, and from whom? What does it mean to be safe in school in the United States?
Presenting world premieres of prestige serials slated for release and accompanied by show-runners, directors and cast members featuring extended Q&As.
The King of Staten Island
An Elephant in the Room (Denmark)
Cargo (India)
A moving and triumphant love story about two trailblazing women who break barriers and conventional norms, coming out to their conservative families as they face the difficulties of aging. (World Premiere)
NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Director/Screenwriter: Prentice Penny
Director: Frank Oz, Screenwriter: Derek DelGaudio
Director: Matt Riddlehoover
When “Africa’s Tarantino” casts a New York film nerd as his next action hero, it’s the beginning of a friendship that makes their no-budget studio world famous. (World Premiere) But as their success grows, tensions flare and threaten everything they built.
Delivery man Ray Tincelli is struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother. Cast: Dean Imperial, Madeline Wise, Babe Howard, Dora Madison, Ivory Aquino, James McDaniel, Frank Wood, Arliss Howard, Pooya Mohseni, Portia (World Premiere) He turns to quantum cabling, a strange new corner of the gig economy, and faces a pivotal choice to either help his fellow workers or to get rich and get out.
Small Engine Repair
Cast: Grazyna Misiorowska, Helena Sujecka, Sylwester Piechura, Janusz Chabior, Magdalena Kolesnik, Barbara Kurzaj, Agnieszka Wosinska, Michal Majnicz, Pawel Smagala, Katarzyna Nosowska (World Premiere) Mary is a lonely, small-town, grocery store worker, living a carefree life. On the eve of her 50th birthday, Mary's life soon begins to take on a totally unexpected turn for the better – becoming an awesome revelation.
Director: Jiayan "Jenny" Shi
Cast: Ashraf Barhoum, Yagoub AlFarhan, Fatima Al Taei, Haifa AlAgha, Hafssa Faisal, Abdulaziz Shtian, Basima Hajjar” /> Set in a dystopian landscape, Scales is the story of a young girl who stands alone against her family and overturns the village tradition of sacrificing the female children.
Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall
Director/Screenwriter: Laura Herrero Garvín
A documentary on the career and life of filmmaker and raconteur Kevin Smith. (World Premiere)
(World Premiere) In the 1970s, America’s secretaries took to the streets, fed up with on-the-job abuse. They created a movement called 9to5, which later inspired Jane Fonda to make a movie and Dolly Parton to write a song. This is the untold story of their fight.
Upload is a ten-episode half-hour sci-fi comedy from the Emmy winning writer, Greg Daniels, starring Robbie Amell and Andy Allo. Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Allegra Edwards, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Bigley (World Premiere) It takes place in the future, where people who are near death can be “Uploaded” into a virtual afterlife of their choice.
The Racer (Ireland)
Make Up (United Kingdom)
Outcry
Hood River
Director: Mitch Jenkins, Screenwriter: Alan Moore
The narratives of these trailblazing musicians interweave, launching a dialogue on gender and artistry, which extends far beyond the musical sphere. Tomboy shines a light on four women drummers, in a field that was once the exclusive domain of men. (World Premiere)
Lydia Lunch – The War is Never Over by Beth B is the first career-spanning documentary retrospective of Lydia Lunch’s confrontational, acerbic and always electric music and art.
In 2000, actor David Arquette infamously became the world wrestling champion as a promotion for his movie Ready to Rumble. He wasn't prepared for the backlash. 20 years later, Arquette seeks redemption by returning to the ring… (World Premiere) for real this time.
The Quarry
Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer one deceptively simple question: Who am I? Cast: Derek DelGaudio (World Premiere)
One Man and His Shoes (United Kingdom)
Director: Heather Ross, Screenwriters: Heather Ross, Adam Samuel Goldman
Showrunners/Screenwriters: Justin Roiland, Mike McMahan
Solar Opposites
Director/Screenwriter: Shahad Ameen
(World Premiere) They are torn between their individual commitment to the team and the expectations of the town itself. In a small Oregon community, a high school soccer team struggles to overcome class and racial divide in a quest for team success.
Director/Screenwriter: Kris Rey
We Don't Deserve Dogs
VISIONS
The 24th
Director/Screenwriter: Iram Parveen Bilal
24 BEATS PER SECOND
Director: Justin Staple
Hamtramck, USA
Directors: Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli, Screenwriters: Michael Parks Randa, Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington, Lauren Smitelli
Set in a gentrifying Washington DC, a rising Black painter tries to break into a competitive art world, while balancing a whirlwind romance he never expected. Cast: Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Uzo Aduba, Mack Wilds, Naturi Naughton, Suzzanne Douglas, Jade Eshete, Blair Underwood, Michael Ealy (World Premiere)
Gunpowder Heart (Guatemala)
People need dogs, and perhaps they need us, but what do humans do to deserve the unconditional love they provide? (World Premiere) A contemplative odyssey across our planet, looking at the simple and extraordinary ways that dogs influence our daily lives.
Director: Yemi Bamiro
Crestone
Director/Screenwriter: Billie Piper
Scales (Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
(World Premiere) After a young Chinese student is kidnapped on a university campus, her family travels to the US for the first time, first hoping to unravel the mystery of her disappearance, and then to seek justice, find closure and reclaim their daughter.
Cast List: Zhaila Farmer, Celine Held, Jared Abrahamson, Fatlip (World Premiere) A five year-old girl and her mother live in a community inhabiting the tunnels beneath New York City, when a sudden police eviction forces them into the world above, throwing their lives into chaos.
Cat In The Wall (Bulgaria)
soldiers held off 400 Taliban insurgents in the deadliest military outpost in the world. Cast: Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Jack Kesy, Cory Hardrict, Milo Gibson, Jacob Scipio, Taylor John Smith (World Premiere) Based on the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, where fifty four U.S.
Hightown
The Lovebirds
(World Premiere) The first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa.
Lapsis
Director: Malcolm Ingram
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Executive Order (Brazil)
Showrunner: Loren Bouchard
I'll Meet You There (Pakistan, United States)
Cut Throat City
(World Premiere) M for Magic is the never-told story of the royal family of magic – four generations of the legendary Larsen family – and their tireless endeavor to save the art of magic with a private club for magicians – the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Cast: Ashley Nicole Williams, Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney (World Premiere) The series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution just over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning government to fight for and protect their country.
Cast: Trai Byers, Aja Naomi King, Bashir Salahuddin, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson, Thomas Haden Church (World Premiere) The night of violence led to the largest murder trial in American history. The 24th is based on the true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry and the Houston Riot of 1917.
Director: Maria Finitzo
In a chaotic Guatemala City two naive girlfriends have to make a radical decision on how to cope with the events of a fateful night: is violence the solution, or are there other ways? Cast: Andrea Henry, Vanessa Hernández (North American Premiere)
Showrunner/Screenwriter: Nathaniel Halpern
Showrunner/Screenwriter: Eliot Laurence
Director: Lindsay Lindenbaum
Without Getting Killed or Caught
Bad Trip
We Are As Gods
Director/Screenwriter: Gavin Rothery
Director: Katrine Philp
Showrunner/Screenwriter: Rebecca Cutter
Director/Screenwriter: Amy Seimetz
You Cannot Kill David Arquette
Showrunners: Doug Prey, Matt Weaver
The 27th edition of the SXSW Film Festival will feature a romantic caper starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, a documentary about the Beastie Boys directed by Spike Jonze, a "hidden camera" comedy headlined by Tiffany Haddish and an autobiographical studio vehicle from Pete Davidson.
Cast: Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, Ciara Bravo, Spencer House, John Pollono (World Premiere) Blue collar childhood buddies Frank, Swaino and Packie meet off-hours one night in Frank’s out-of-the-way repair shop for suspicious reasons only he seems to have a handle on.
HEADLINERS
(World Premiere) An exploration of the culture and landmarks of the Chicano and street art movement that cemented Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol’s status as behind-the-scenes hip hop legends.
Director/Screenwriter: John Pollono
Director: Steven Cantor
A Muslim policeman goes undercover at his estranged father's mosque while his daughter hides her passion for a forbidden dance, uncovering a shocking family secret. Cast: Faran Tahir, Nikita Tewani, Muhammad Qavi Khan, Sheetal Sheth, Shawn Parsons, Andrea Cirie, Nitin Madan, Michael Pemberton (World Premiere)
Shiva Baby
St. Cast: Annie Clark, Carrie Brownstein Vincent sets out to make a documentary about her music, but when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre.
I Used to Go Here
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Based on a true story from 1998, five Latin and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher. Cast: John Leguizamo, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rachel Bay Jones, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Angel Bismark Curiel, Will Hochman, Corwin Tuggles, Jeffry Batista, Zora Casebere, Ramses Jimenez (World Premiere)
Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm (United Kingdom)
The Outpost
(World Premiere) Del Close, the hidden architect of modern comedy, sets out to smash open the creative process by writing an autobiographical comic book.
(World Premiere) How different would the world look if women’s libidos were taken as seriously as men’s? The Dilemma of Desire explores the clash between the external power of gender politics and the equally powerful imperative of female sexual desire.
To do that he gathered 1,000 musicians to play their song together… Fan of rock music, Fabio wants to convince the Foo Fighters to perform in his little village in Italy. (World Premiere) He created a huge community who became the biggest rock band on Earth.
Cast: Tom Burke, Ellie Bamber, Siobhan Hewlett, Sheila Atim, Alan Moore (World Premiere) A new mystery from the extraordinary mind of legendary comic book writer Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Showrunner/Screenwriter: Graeme Manson
Director: Alex Winter
Five interconnected stories explore the extremities of human behavior in the digital age. Cast: Blanche Gardin, Elsa Zylberstein, Finnegan Oldfield, Manu Payet, Sébastien Chassagne, Max Boublil, Julia Piaton, Alma Jodorowsky (World Premiere)
Night after night, La Mami, in charge of the women's restroom at the mythical Cabaret Barba Azul offers care to the women who work there dancing.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Quincy Fortier covertly used his own sperm to inseminate his fertility patients. (World Premiere) Baby God follows his children as they seek the truth about his motives and try to make sense of their own identities. Now his secret is out.
Director: Todd Chandler
Director: Rod Lurie, Screenwriter: Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Echoes of the Invisible (Poland, United States)
Director/Screenwriter: Claire Oakley
American Rap Star
Kenny Scharf is surveyed through the eyes of his daughter — revealing a private struggle for identity and acceptance through the ups and downs of a prolific career driven by a passion for making his fantastical inner worlds a very public reality. (World Premiere)
Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne
The Donut King
Cast: Dylan Gelula, Cooper Raiff, Amy Landecker, Logan Miller (World Premiere) A homesick college freshman goes to a party at Shithouse and ends up spending the night with his sophomore RA who's had a shitty day and wants someone to hang out with.
Directors: Fisher Stevens, Malcolm Venville, Screenwriter: Mark Monroe
Directors: Razi Jafri, Justin Feltman
Le Choc du Futur (France)
Finding Yingying
Cast: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, Ricky Velez and Steve Buscemi (World Premiere) Filmmaker Judd Apatow directs Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about a burnout stuck living with his mom (Oscar winner Marisa Tomei) on Staten Island.
“We are as gods and might as well get good at it,” Stewart Brand wrote in ‘68. (World Premiere) The legendary pioneer of LSD, cyberspace, futurism, and modern environmentalism now urges people to use our god-like powers to fight extinction by reviving lost species.
She Dies Tomorrow
Director: Angel Kristi Williams, Screenwriters: Felicia Pride, Angel Kristi Williams
A Secret Love
Dorothy Lewis is a psychiatrist who's spent her career examining violent people. Premiere) Dr. (U.S. Through the use of chilling never-before-seen inmate interviews, Crazy, Not Insane looks into the mind of a killer in an attempt to understand why people kill.
Other high-profile titles that will premiere in Austin include "The Lovebirds," a comedy from Michael Showalter, with Rae and Nanjiani trying to solve a murder mystery; "Bad Trip," a "hidden camera" comedy co-starring Haddish; "Critical Thinking," a drama directed by and starring John Leguizamo; and the upcoming "Snowpiercer" TV series, starring Jennifer Connelly and based on Bong Joon Ho's movie.
Directors: Lauren DeFilippo, Katherine Gorringe
Directors: Jonah Tulis, Blake J. Harris
Director: Lázaro Ramos
Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nicholas Rosen
Freeland
Snowpiercer
Pink Skies Ahead
After Ruth moves in with her boyfriend in a remote holiday park, tensions rise as she makes an unsettling discovery that lures her into a spiral of obsession. Cast: Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, Stefanie Martini (North American Premiere)
In a male-dominated industry, Ana uses her electronic gadgets to create a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future. Cast: Alma Jodorowsky, Philippe Rebbot, Laurent Papot, Elli Medeiros, Clara Luciani, Teddy Melis, Corine (North American Premiere) In the Paris of 1978, old formulas do not charm listeners anymore and new music must arise.
(World Premiere) Six people live for a year on “Mars” in a NASA experiment studying what happens to humans when they are isolated from Earth.
(World Premiere) In a near future Brazil, the federal government has decided to send the black population back to Africa. Three individuals try to resist and fight for their rights.
Drunk Bus
The Nowhere Inn
Director: Joshua Tsui
Director: Scott Teems, Screenwriters: Scott Teems, Andrew Brotzman
(World Premiere) Beastie Boys, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze.
I Will Make You Mine
Director/Screenwriter: Arati Kadav
Cast: Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, Justin Theroux, Bonnie Bedelia, Zach Gordon, Erica Ash, Rob Benedict, Dennis Boutsikaris, Todd Stashwick, Laura San Giacomo (World Premiere) A film development executive realizes that "guiding voice" inside her head has been lying to her about everything.
Director: R. Greg Johnston
Zappa
One Man and His Shoes tells the story of Air Jordan sneakers, depicting their social, cultural and racial significance, showing how ground-breaking marketing strategies created a multi-billion-dollar business. (World Premiere)
Tomboy
Bulletproof
Insert Coin
Cast: Lynn Chen, Yea-Ming Chen, Ayako Fujitani, Goh Nakamura, Joy Osmanski, Mike Faiola, Tamlyn Tomita, Ayami Riley Tomine (World Premiere) Three women wrestle with life's difficulties while confronting their past relationships with the same man.
EPISODIC PREMIERES
Golden Arm
Cast: Mcabe Gregg, Evan Ultra, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, Karsen Liotta, Julie Ann Emery, Kevin Corrigan, James Paxton, Jim Adkins (World Premiere) Set in 2006, Teenage Badass follows a band when they score a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band's egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything.
(World Premiere) The oral history of a team of geeks and misfits in the back of a Chicago factory creating the biggest video games (Mortal Kombat, NBA JAM, and others) of all time.
Dho, Grant McCord Director: Grant McCord, Screenwriters: Matthew D.
Showrunner: Pat Kondelis
Showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians, with an emphasis on documentary.
Showrunner: Jay Cheel
Cast: Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Justin Roiland, Mary Mack (World Premiere) From the minds behind Rick & Morty, Justin Roiland & Mike McMahan, Solar Opposites centers around a family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome.
Cast: Irina Atanasova, Angel Genov, Orlin Asenov, Gilda Waugh, Chinwe A Nwokolo, Kadisha Gee Camara, Jon-jo Inkpen, John Harty (North American Premiere) Cat In The Wall tells the true story of how a cat, stuck in a wall, changes the lives of aspirational migrants, benefit fraudsters and gentrified Brexiteers.
The movie is directed by Judd Apatow, who is no stranger to SXSW, having brought many of his hit projects — from "Knocked Up" to "Bridesmaids" — to screen first at SXSW. "King of Staten Island," which stars Davidson, will open the fest.
Director: Steve Elkins
Director: Beth B
Director/Screenwriter: Lynn Chen
A mysterious fugitive kills a traveling preacher and assumes his identity, hiding out in a desolate Texas town. Cast: Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Bobby Soto, Bruno Bichir, Alvaro Martinez (World Premiere) The congregation is quickly drawn to the man's unorthodox sermons, but so is the local police chief, who has his suspicions.
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
The Alpinist
Director: Adam Barton
(World Premiere) After teaming up with the enigmatic Skid Roper, he unexpectedly finds mainstream success but makes a decision that could jeopardize his career. On a bicycle trip across the country, a young Neill Kirby McMillan Jr. experiences The Mojo Revelation.
Following the launch of her new novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) is invited to speak at her alma mater by her mentor and former professor (Jemaine Clement). Cast: Gillian Jacobs, Jemaine Clement, Josh Wiggins, Hannah Marks, Zoe Chao, Jorma Taccone, Forrest Goodluck (World Premiere)
Directors/Screenwriters: Jason Sussberg, David Alvarado
Lydia Lunch – The War Is Never Over
Director/Screenwriter: Anita Rivaroli
Fogel, Brendan Mason Director: Chris Bolan, Screenwriters: Chris Bolan, Alexa L.
M For Magic
Directors/Screenwriters: Kate McLean, Mario Furloni
Director/Screenwriter: Joey Klein
(World Premiere) Daring explorers embark upon seemingly impossible journeys into the most extreme environments on Earth to find the connective tissue between all things seen and unseen.
Archive (United Kingdom)
LA Originals (Argentina)
Castle In The Ground (Canada)
Critical Thinking
Central Park
Director/Screenwriter: Cooper Raiff
(World Premiere) When an old friend arrives to make a movie, reality and fiction begin to blur. In the desert of Crestone, Colorado, a group of SoundCloud rappers live in solitude, growing weed and making music for the internet.
Directors: Cathryne Czubek, Hugo Perez
And We Go Green
(World Premiere) Featuring unseen footage and photographs, the film was produced by Dustin Tittle, Vivian and Johnny's grandson. Director Matt Riddlehoover traces the dizzying journey of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters.
"We are astounded by the talent at every level, from the emerging micro-budget artist to those at the peak of their careers, and can't wait to share their risk-taking, passion and achievements in March." "Every year we pore through thousands of submissions searching for the best films to present to the SXSW audience," said Janet Pierson, the festival's director.
Director: Marc Collin
Director/Screenwriter: Camila Urrutia
My Darling Vivian
The Show (United Kingdom)
Director/Screenwriter: Justine Bateman
(World Premiere) Console Wars goes behind the scenes to meet the men and women who fought for both sides in this epic battle that defined a generation. In 1990, Sega assembled a team of misfits to take on the greatest video game company in the world, Nintendo.
Lights Camera Uganda
For Madmen Only
Director: Alex Gibney
Director: Hannah Olson
Beastie Boys Story
In & Of Itself
This is a story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’ fight for survival. The unlikely tale of two Welsh brothers who turned their dairy farm into one of the most successful recording studios of all time. (World Premiere)
Chad
Director: RZA, Screenwriter: Paul Cuschieri
Home
Really Love
La Mami (Mexico, Spain)
Directors: David Darg, Price James
Director: Maureen Bharoocha, Screenwriters: Ann Marie Allison, Jenna Milly
Director: John Leguizamo, Screenwriter: Dito Montiel
Director: Hannah Berryman
Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Frank Mosley, Lily Gladstone, John Craven, Ryan Tasker, Cameron James Matthews, Michelle Maxson, Robert Parsons, George Psarras (World Premiere) Forced to go legal, an outlaw pot farmer fights to preserve her way of life.
Cast: Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro, Olivia Stambouliah, Eugene Cordero, Aparna Nancherla, Dawn Luebbe, Ron Funches, Ahmed Bharoocha, Dot-Marie Jones, Kate Flannery (World Premiere) Golden Arm is a female buddy comedy about a wimpy baker who gets roped into the world of ladies arm wrestling by her truck driving best friend.
Thousands of moviegoers will flock to Austin, Texas, starting on March 13 for the annual gathering, which is a launching pad for major summer — or spring — studio releases, as well as smaller independent films and buzzy TV shows.
Director/Screenwriter: Kelly Oxford
A young woman struggles to keep up different versions of herself when she runs into her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend at a shiva with her parents. Cast: Rachel Sennott, Polly Draper, Molly Gordon, Danny Deferrari, Dianna Agron, Fred Melamed, Glynis Bell, Sondra James, Jackie Hoffman (World Premiere)
Clerk (Canada, United States)
Console Wars [title may change]
Directors/Screenwriters: Celine Held, Logan George
9to5: The Story of A Movement
A young couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) is pulled into a bizarre (and hilarious) murder mystery. Working to clear their names and solve the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night. Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer (World Premiere)
Director: Kevin Willmott, Screenwriters: Kevin Willmott, Trai Byers
Holler
Directors/Screenwriters: Malia Scharf, Max Basch

"This year, it's our particular privilege to present his deeply moving new feature ​'King of Staten Island,' starring Pete Davidson leading a great ensemble, as our opening night film." "Judd Apatow has provided transcendent, exhilarating experiences at SXSW over and over starting with ​'Knocked Up​,' then ​'Bridesmaids,' 'Trainwreck,' 'Girls​,' '​The Big Sick​' and 'May It Last​,'" said Janet Pierson, the festival's director of film.
In the summer of 2018, Davidson sat down with Variety as he was preparing the film. In my opinion, less is more for me." People who are in a lot of movies, they are real actors. "I would like to do a handful — over a long period of time, that would be tight. Once in a while, a cool cameo would be fun. "I don't want to do that many movies; that sounds terrifying," he said. Obviously, I could only act as myself, so how much of me could you really take?
Live from Austin, Texas, it's Pete Davidson.
In addition to being a launching pad for smaller movies, SXSW has also become a crucial stopping point for spring or summer studio releases that could benefit from a jolt of buzz. The last two opening night movies to premiere at SXSW — Jordan Peele's "Us" and John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" — went on to become massive box office successes.
"King of Staten Island," which was written by Apatow, Davidson and former "SNL" writer Dave Sirus, will screen at SXSW on March 13. It opens in theaters from Universal Pictures on June 19.
He said he noticed it when he was watching himself back on one of "SNL's" "Weekend Update" segments. "And my eye starts going like this," he said, squinting for effect. "That's not good."
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Judd Apatow, who is no stranger to SXSW, where he's debuted many of his hit comedies in prior years, directed the film. The "Saturday Night Live" comedian will be opening this year's SXSW Film Festival. The annual gathering in Austin will kick off this year with "King of Staten Island," the much-anticipated autobiographical comedy based on Davidson's upbringing in the New York borough.
"One of my eyes just closes on its own and shuts." He went on to explain why. "I have a wonky eye so I don't think that's good for movie stars," he revealed.

All I've ever tried to do was help people. I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer I can last. Just remember I told you so." He closed it with the heart emoji. He then deleted his Instagram account. Davidson's full post, which was written earlier on Saturday read, "I really don't want to be on this Earth anymore.
Just hours after "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson posted a message on social media that said he "really [didn't] want to be on this Earth anymore," he was absent from the final 2018 live sketches of the late-night sketch comedy show.
Davidson's cast mates did not use time during the show comment on the message he posted earlier in the day.
The message was shared by many of his famous friends and colleagues, who sent their well-wishes to the comedian and also pointed out that Davidson has been very open about his struggle to be mentally healthy (he revealed a borderline personality disorder diagnosis last year). However, the post was also responded to by quite a number of internet trolls who actually urged Davidson to go through with killing himself.
They reported he was at work at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, rehearsing for the show. The NYPD had performed a welfare check on Davidson earlier in the day after his social media post went viral.
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Robot," "Bohemian Rhapsody") and he also stepped on stage to introduce Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson for their second song of the night. But although Davidson did not take part in the sketches or appear behind the "Weekend Update" desk to deliver one of his famous monologues, he did appear in a pre-taped "Oscar host auditions" segment, during which he played Rami Malek ("Mr.

“Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it is truly mind boggling. I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months.” “I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference,” he wrote on Instagram Dec. 3.


Jon Cryer also posted that he had tried to get in touch with Davidson and that he heard he was at "SNL" and "accounted for."


Machine Gun Kelly posted on Twitter that he was flying to see Davidson.


Since, he's posted about being bullied on social media, and at one point indicated he wouldn't kill himself "no matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me." Davidson split up with fiancee Ariana Grande in mid-October.
Before his account was deleted, fans and followers had commented with messages of support, though some commenters urged the star to go through with it.
everyone." but like bye" and "last thing. Grande posted two further tweets that she deleted, which read: "anyway i hate the internet so much. sending love. stop weaponizing mental health.
Nicki Minaj wrote, "God bless Kanye & Pete. Being flippant about mental illness speaks more about you than them." She also retweeted several messages slamming people online for bullying Davidson.
Kid Cudi wrote that he was "thinkin about U Pete," and urged Davidson to "hit me back bro."
Several celebrities posted messages of support for Davidson.
Davidson has been open about his diagnosis with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and the difficulties that poses. Roughly an hour earlier, he had shared a message on the platform praising Kanye West for speaking out about mental health.
all i've ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so." See an image of the message below. In the post, Davidson wrote, "I'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last.
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson posted a disturbing message Saturday morning stating he doesn't "want to be on this earth anymore," then deleted his Instagram account.
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15's episode of "Saturday Night Live," but they had not responded at the time of publication. Variety reached out to NBC about whether Davidson is scheduled to appear on Dec.
I know u have everyone u need and that's not me, but I'm here too." Davidson's location remains unclear, though some reports have indicated he's at "SNL." In a since-deleted tweet, Grande posted that she is "downstairs" and "I'm not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything.
“I just want you guys to know. “I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth,” he continued. I’m upset I even have to say this.” I won’t. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself.
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Variety confirmed that the NYPD is aware of the post and "looking into it," according to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information.

Near the end of the show, Grande of course performed the two popular singles off "Sweetener." Seated on her stool on the stage, Grande stunned with "God Is a Woman," letting her trademark powerhouse voice floor the audience, and picked it up after with "No Tears Left to Cry," dancing around the stage for the upbeat number.


If Ariana Grande fans ever wanted to just hang out with the pop star, the "Sweetener Sessions" might have been their best shot.


She also performed "Only One," a deep cut off "My Everything," one that she never played live before. When she couldn't hear a request in the front row, she moved closer to them, and told the audience, "She doesn't know what listening sessions we're at. But it wasn't just new songs that Grande played for fans. And she stayed true to her pledge to take request from fans. She said 'By My Baby,'" referring to another track off "My Everything."
From there, Grande let the audience dictate the vibe of her show — and much of her setlist. In between songs, Grande stopped to ask for requests, letting the most popular (or really, whichever one she was in the mood for) win. "It's really spontaneous and we just hang out." "We really don't have any plans when we do these," she told the crowd.
"American Express x Ariana Grande: The Sweetener Sessions" also stopped in Chicago and New York earlier this week, and Grande will embark on a larger tour next year.” />
Grande brought the series of intimate shows to Los Angeles' Ace Theatre on Saturday night, giving fans one of the first tastes of live performances of new songs off her latest album, "Sweetener." Less than a week after performing "God Is a Woman" on a massive stage and in front of millions of people for the MTV Video Music Awards, Grande switched it up, getting up-close-and-personal with fans with a relaxed show in a theater that seats only 1,600.
She also debuted for fans "Sweetener"; a particularly sassy performance of "Successful," getting up from her stool and dancing around the mic stand; "Blazed"; "Goodnight and Go"; "Better Off"; "R.E.M."; "Pete Davidson"; and, perhaps one of the most fun few minutes, "Borderline," where she grooved with her bandmates to the Missy Elliot-featured track. By popular demand, she opened with what is already a fan favorite from "Sweetener," "Breathin'," the first of many new songs she played Saturday night.
"I told you these were just going to be random songs," she later justified. That didn't mean Grande denied the request, however. She launched into an a capella version of the song as the audience sang along.


Pete Davidson of "Saturday Night Live" fame introduced her to the stage, telling the audience, "I can't believe she talks to me" before the two shared a passionate smooch in front of the crowd. And even her fiance was along for the ride.
"Someone said, 'Start again, I wasn't recording.' And I listened!" she explained to the crowd, picking back up again after confirming with the fan that they were indeed ready. She closed out the show with another a capella showing, the short "Raindrops" off "Sweetener." But not without a brief interruption: about 30 seconds into the song, Grande stopped abruptly.


In between songs, Grande was loose and relaxed, riffing with fans, occasionally complaining that she couldn't hear them well, and speaking to whatever was on her mind. At one point, she got a little emotional as she talked about the four-year anniversary of "My Everything" and upcoming five-year anniversary of "Yours Truly." "I'm so annoying and emotional," she apologized.