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SXSW Film Review: Daniel Isn’t Real
As a young boy, Luke (Miles Robbins) witnesses a hyperviolent shooting that results in not only grief, trauma, and loss but also the genesis of an imaginary bestie, Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger), a playful, sword-fighting rapscallion with the eyes of Damien Thorn.

1:00PM Thu. Mar. 14, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

SXSW Virtual Cinema: Eleven Eleven
Note: Set on the island planet of Kairos Linea, Eleven Eleven is a multilinear narrative that places users in the center of the action as its inhabitants count down the final 11 minutes and 11 seconds to an extinction-level event.

12:59PM Thu. Mar. 14, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Revival Experience at Camp Lucy
At some point Wednesday during SXSW, social media apparently crashed for several hours. At the inaugural Revival Experience at Camp Lucy just beyond Dripping Springs, nobody seemed to notice or care.

12:45PM Thu. Mar. 14, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: Army
No stage necessary. Beerland’s rowdy patio shows remain a renegade highlight of South by Southwest. Heavy heroes like Fucked Up, Oh Sees, and Trash Talk are all veterans of the gig, in which bands play the club’s front porch to an audience collected on the surrounding sidewalk, alley, and street.

12:20PM Thu. Mar. 14, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Queering Puts a New Spin on the Coming Out Story
One minute, you’re just trying to live your best queer life™, and the next thing you know, your mom comes out to you and now she and your best friend are standing in front of your bathroom mirror while your friend demonstrates – for educational purposes, of course – the finer art of oral manipulation when it comes to taking that trip down south.

12:15PM Thu. Mar. 14, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
There are music legends, and then there's Johnny Cash. An artist whose gravelly earnestness connected with audiences in seven decades.

12:01PM Thu. Mar. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music Review: Viagra Boys
A little past the midway mark of the Viagra Boys’ first SXSW set on Wednesday night on the Swan Dive patio, leader of the pack Sebastian Murphy lay prostrate on the stage, shirtless and sweat drenched, having chugged through the Swedes’ tongue-in-cheek single “Sports.”

11:59AM Thu. Mar. 14, Elise Barbin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Review: The Klitz
As the Violators and Skunks helped invent Austin punk in 1978, the Klitz did the same in Memphis. Led by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Lesa Aldridge – cousin to photographer William Eggleston, Alex Chilton’s former girlfriend, and direct inspiration for the bulk of Big Star’s downbeat Third LP – they deconstructed rock & roll roots with a bratty glee.

11:40AM Thu. Mar. 14, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

Inside the Amazing World of Taxidermy With Stuffed
Erin Derham never expected to make a movie about taxidermy. Before she started researching what would become her lyrical, poignant, and beautiful documentary Stuffed, she admits, she was “very ignorant about the subject.”

11:30AM Thu. Mar. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Music News: Arthur Brown Cancels Performance After New Zealand Mosque Shooter Plays “Fire” The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will not play at Waterloo Records today
Crisis Pregnancy Center Pushed Out Abortion Provider Whole Woman’s Health Anti-abortion CPC to replace reproductive health clinic
Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary Congress Ave. Bridge and its resident bats proved the perfect backdrop
SXSW Music Review: From the Hills With Love Israel Nash’s answer to Luck Reunion and Revival Experience

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