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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

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Miao Wang (Maineland)

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., ‘Maineland’ is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. This SXSW Award Winner (Jury Prize – Excellence in Observational Cinema) follows part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Mike Ott (California Dreams)

From Director Mike Ott (Lake Los Angeles, Actor Martinez) comes the new comedy documentary feature ‘California Dreams’, presenting five unique individuals in pursuit of a big life change. With subjects including celebrity impersonators, aspiring writers, and a former nurse, this bitingly funny film reveals the strange and entrancing hypnotic grip that Hollywood has, in some

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Matthew Salleh (Barbecue)

Barbecue is about more than grilling a piece of meat. It’s a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some, it’s a path to salvation. Every culture has a form of barbecue. It is the pride of nations. It brings the world together. Journeying to 12 countries, with glorious cinematic images in 4K and a

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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

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Sci Fi Thriller ‘Life’ To Close SXSW 2017

Featuring an ensemble cast of Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Daniel Espinoza’s ‘Life’ is set to close SXSW 2017. As the closing night film Saturday, March 18, 2017, ‘Life’ is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns

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