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SXSW Panel: Barry Jenkins Keynote
Barry Jenkins delivered a keynote address at SXSW Sunday, a decade after his first feature film, Medicine for Melancholy, debuted at the festival. His first outing at SXSW was spent hustling to get his film seen, but now he was squarely in the spotlight.

9:41PM Sun. Mar. 11, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Final Portrait
You know what I’m a sucker for? Films about the creative process. No matter the object being created – a painting, a film, or a fruit tart – the appeal of watching someone pull something out of the ether of their imagination is endlessly fascinating to me.

1:30PM Sun. Mar. 11, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Alt-Right: Age of Rage
Adam Bhala Lough's doc, Alt-Right: Age of Rage, won't greatly illuminate the workings of white supremacy for the already attuned, but it will acquaint casual viewers with a fuller view of supremacists and their ideological opposition.

11:20AM Sun. Mar. 11, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Agave: The Spirit of a Nation
Once relegated to shot glasses and spring break, agave-based liquor has been elevated to the top shelf. Tequila and mezcal are appreciated with the same nuance as bourbon or Scotch, but most consumers are still in the dark about how a cactus becomes an elixir and just how important it is to the communities that harvest it.

11:10AM Sun. Mar. 11, Dan Gentile Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: TransMilitary
In 2011, the U.S. repealed its discriminatory “don't ask, don’t tell” policy, which banned gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members from serving openly in the military. That reversal, however, didn’t include transgender people, 15,500 of which are estimated to be serving in the military today.

9:40AM Sun. Mar. 11, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: More Human Than Human
“If artificial intelligence can be superior to us, what does that mean for our identity?” An AI researcher poses that question in the documentary More Human Than Human, putting into words a theme that runs as an undercurrent throughout the movie.

8:00AM Sun. Mar. 11, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Panel: Theatrical vs. Streaming
We live in a time when the tools for storytelling are so accessible that people make feature length films on their phones. Finding lucrative distribution is another story. With the rise of Netflix and other services, storytellers have begun wondering if they should turn their focus away from the theatre and toward streaming.

7:00AM Sun. Mar. 11, Milo Webb Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Unfriended: Dark Web
In 2014, Blumhouse released Unfriended, a horror deconstruction that added an element of immersion to the standard ghost story. By limiting its narrative to a single computer screen, it explored what it means to feel safe online. And now they’ve done it again with Unfriended: Dark Web.

6:07PM Sat. Mar. 10, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Take Your Pills
Many Americans find it difficult to meet expectations in our modern capitalistic society, which often demands the swift completion of mundane assignments. Concerned that they alone can't achieve the level of diligence required, many seek out something to give them an edge.

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