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TBAs No More

Wondering what all those slots reading "Audience Award Winner" on today's Film schedule indicate? The winners have just been announced, so we can now fill in the blanks. The winners are listed below, along with their Saturday screening times. Congratulations to one and all. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:56AM Sat. Mar. 17, 2012, Marjorie Baumgarten

Eating Alabama

On Thursday morning, theater C at the Alamo Drafthouse Lamar was packed for the 11:30am screening of Eating Alabama, filmmaker Andy Grace's documentary about this year-long efforts to eat only local food in his home state. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:22PM Fri. Mar. 16, 2012, Virginia B. Wood

The 'V-H-S' Rewind

The Q&A for last weekend's first SXSW screening of horror anthology V/H/S may have meant the most crowded stage the Alamo South Lamar has ever seen. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:05PM Fri. Mar. 16, 2012, Richard Whittaker

sxswf: 'Uprising'

Not for the squeamish or the faint of heart, Uprising: Hip-Hop & the LA Riots is a very close-up look back at one of the darker chapters in late-20th century American history: the 1991 police beating of Rodney King and the 1992 riots in inner-city Los Angeles. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:40PM Thu. Mar. 15, 2012, Josh Rosenblatt

Scenes From the Circus

Everything's typically bigger in Texas. This guy's Speedo? Not so much. After the jump, snapshots from Austin at overcapacity. Read More | Comment »

Film 7:34PM Thu. Mar. 15, 2012, Joe O'Connell

Home Movies

Brooklyn-based director Dustin Guy Defa says he’s not a documentarian, but his short ”Family Nightmare,” culled from 40 hours of VHS home movies from his home in Salt Lake City, is a visceral and disturbing masterpiece. He wants you to know – this is not found footage.  Read More | Comment »

Film 7:02PM Thu. Mar. 15, 2012, Leah Churner

'Black Pond' Directors Kingsley and Sharpe Speak!

What's up with contemporary British cinema of late? Alongside with the likes of Simon Rumley, Ben Wheatley, and Nick Whitfield, you can add Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe to growing a list of indie UK filmmakers devising a whole new form of cinematic storytelling. Call it the nouvelle weird. Read More | Comment »

Film 5:24PM Thu. Mar. 15, 2012, Marc Savlov

Morley Dreams of a Life

A review? Read More | Comment »

Film 2:46PM Thu. Mar. 15, 2012, Wayne Alan Brenner

The 'Lot' of the Working-Class NFL Fan

Around the world, state-of-the-art sporting arenas are being built, replacing treasured stadiums and displacing working-class fans who can no longer afford ticket prices. Austin filmmaker Jonny Mars documents that painful shift in America's Parking Lot. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:57AM Thu. Mar. 15, 2012, Mark Fagan

Girl Talk

Ah, the sweet smell of success. Lena Dunham could probably bottle the pheromones she was emitting – Le Succès? – in her triumphal return to SXSW, two years after her first feature-length film, Tiny Furniture, snagged the jury award for Best Narrative Feature. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:49PM Wed. Mar. 14, 2012, Anne S. Lewis

SXSWi Panel Recap: Pinterest Explained, a Q&A with co-founder Ben Silbermann

On Tuesday morning, blogger/entrepreneur Christopher Dixon sat down with Ben Silbermann, the co-founder of the insanely popular social networking/online collection organizer website Pinterest. Read More | Comment »

Interactive 1:09PM Wed. Mar. 14, 2012, Melanie Haupt

Before Sunset (Stories)

Tonight is the last night to catch Silas Howard and Ernesto M. Foronda's Sunset Stories, an ensemble-character-driven one-night-in-L.A. romp in the vein of (NYC-) treks like Afterhours and Desperately Seeking Susan. The Gay Place says: Do not miss. Wed., Mar. 14, 9:30pm at the Canon Screening Room (badges, film passes, and tickets at the box office). Read More | Comment »

Film 12:43PM Wed. Mar. 14, 2012, Kate X Messer

Working the Lines

The film festival entrepreneur is alive and well at SXSW this year, specifically targeting the long lines that snake down the street prior to screenings. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:01AM Wed. Mar. 14, 2012, Joe O'Connell

SXSW Film Awards Announced

The 2012 SXSW Film Festival Award winners were announced tonight at a ceremony at the Vimeo Theater, emceed by Doug Benson. The goods after the jump. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:15PM Tue. Mar. 13, 2012, Kimberley Jones

Famous People Looking Pretty

Another day, another red carpet romp or two. Monday saw the premieres of HBO comedy GIRLS from superhyphenate Lena Dunham (she writes! she directs! she stars!) and the bro-heavy 21 Jump Street with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:19PM Tue. Mar. 13, 2012, Kimberley Jones

Nazi Schmatzi: 'Iron Sky' Ist die Bombe

Any film that stars Udo Kier as a Nazi is comedy gold in our book and Iron Sky, from Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, is a crackerjack bit of Aryan tomfoolery, this despite the fact that the film is essentially a one-note gag strung out to feature length. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:24AM Tue. Mar. 13, 2012, Marc Savlov

Something to Chew On

As season 2 of Bob’s Burgers was premiering on Fox last Sunday, several cast members – Eugene Mirman (Gene), Dan Mintz (Tina), Kristen Schaal (Louise), Larry Murphy (Teddy), and Kurt Braunohler – took the stage for the first of back to back SXComedy shows. It wasn’t a panel. Because as Mirman asked the audience, “Who would want to hear that?” Read More | Comment »

Rest of the Fest 11:24AM Tue. Mar. 13, 2012, Ashley Moreno

A Conversation With Willem Dafoe

Want Willem Dafoe to star in your next indie film? Show him your passion and don’t ask hollow questions. Read More | Comment »

Film 6:41PM Mon. Mar. 12, 2012, Joe O'Connell

The ABCs of VOD

"How many people here have heard of Bill Hicks?" asked Matt Harlock, and a sea of hands went up. "Of course, this is Austin. I just wish this was representative of the rest of the US." Read More | Comment »

Film 4:04PM Mon. Mar. 12, 2012, Richard Whittaker

Living in Mess: 'Wildness'

A gold-glitter sign hanging at the back of the stage in The Silver Platter bar in Los Angeles reads: “El show de Morales y sus Geishas.” Read More | Comment »

Film 3:51PM Mon. Mar. 12, 2012, Andy Campbell

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