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SXSW Film Review: Introducing, Selma Blair
Selma Blair’s escape from the world is her backyard pool: a safe space where she goes to free herself from the pain of her MS (Multiple Sclerosis), a disease that eats away at her immune system, resulting in nerve damage that prevents her brain and body from communicating.

11:13PM Tue. Mar. 16, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

Waiting for the Fall as Lily Topples the World
What is it like to be in a room where one young woman is spending hundreds of hours building domino art? “Very, very, very tense,” Jeremy Workman says, referring to the setting of his new SXSW-selected documentary, Lily Topples the World.

5:30PM Tue. Mar. 16, Shane Pfender Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Kid Candidate
In 2018, 24-year-old Hayden Pedigo released a bizarre 58-second video announcing his candidacy for Amarillo city council. At the time, Pedigo had no intention of launching an actual political career; the video was meant to be a Harmony Korine-esque exercise with an amateur filmmaker friend.

4:19PM Tue. Mar. 16, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Executive Order
Writer-director Lázaro Ramos takes an age-old racist threat and wonders how it’d look in real life in this Brazilian thriller about a government forcing its Black citizens to “go back to Africa.”

4:00PM Tue. Mar. 16, Selome Hailu Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Executive Order
 
Barry Jenkins and Nicholas Britell Were in a Quar-Pod Together
It’s easy to admire the transportive work of filmmaker Barry Jenkins and composer Nicholas Britell, but who knew they’d embody #friendshipgoals too?

1:28PM Tue. Mar. 16, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

SXSW Short and Sweet: “Sophie and the Baron”
Welcome to Short and Sweet, our look at short films playing at SXSW. This time it’s “Sophie and the Baron”, filmmaker Alexandria Jackson’s affecting documentary focused on the collaboration of rising artist Sophie Kipner and renowned Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman.

12:00PM Tue. Mar. 16, Trace Sauveur Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Interview: Jacob Gentry Runs the Tape on Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Before there was hacking, there were broadcast signal intrusions: strange incidents where people would hijack TV signals and insert strange clips or weird rantings. Their enduring mystery powers Broadcast Signal Intrusion, the SXSW Midnighter directed by Jacob Gentry.

9:00AM Tue. Mar. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Chaos Walking, From Page to Screen
When it comes to adapting your own novel for the screen, as author and screenwriter Patrick Ness did for the new sci fi drama Chaos Walking, the text is not sacrosanct. "The word I use," he said, "is remix."

6:00PM Mon. Mar. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Alamo Drafthouse Reunites Lord of the Rings Cast
If The Lord of the Rings taught us anything, it's that only together can you succeed. That's why the Alamo Drafthouse is presenting a new series of Q&As to go with the upcoming 4K release of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's landmark trilogy - and they won't just be available at the Drafthouse.

3:01PM Thu. Mar. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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