Author Archives: Jake Kring-Schreifels


12 Observations From The 2017 South By Southwest Film Festival

12 Observations From The 2017 South By Southwest Film Festival

For the majority of its 24 years, South by Southwest has been most commonly associated with its music festival – a midweek sprawl of bands and artists playing in just about every bar and street corner in Austin– while the movies and interactive portions play second fiddle. Look back at some of the festival’s recent


On The Radar: SXSW 2017

While the South by Southwest Film Festival prides itself on being an innovative, edgy and forward-thinking exhibition, it is also happy to celebrate itself, nestle into its roots and promote the vibrancy that exists in its own backyard. These two traits are not mutually exclusive, as will likely be seen in this year’s opening night


2016 Sundance Film Festival Interview: Grímur Hákonarsson (Rams)

After it won the “Un Certain Regard” section at Cannes last year, “Rams,” the latest film from Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarsson, made a stop at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  The story features two sheep farming brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in 40 years, yet live as neighbors in an isolated Iceland valley.


Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 3

Sometimes it’s easy to forget why a film festival exists. You get caught up running from screening to screening, figuring out when and what you’re having for lunch, sorting through emails about panels. And then a deal is struck and the whole town starts buzzing, remembering that the movies on display here are here hoping


Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 2

After four days at a festival, people start to get antsy. Residents are figuring out when they’ll hit the slopes and get away from the movies. People are yelling at bus drivers to drop them off at unspecified stops. They’re trying to determine which theater they being driven towards – hint: it’s probably the wrong


Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 1

Sundance was just opening and rubbing its eyes Friday morning before it was already dabbing them with tissue. The festival’s opener, writer-director Chris Kelly’s “Other People,” begins with a family on a bed sniffling and sobbing, shaping their bodies along the contours of a mother that has just died. In the middle of this morbidity,