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SXSW Film Review: Inbetween Girl
“I don’t find brown water to be aesthetically pleasing,” says 16-year-old artist Angie Chen. Oh, to come of age surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Galveston. Inbetween Girl, made by a crew full of UT Austin alumni led by writer-director Mei Makino, is a witty and wonderfully Texan piece of art.

1:23PM Fri. Mar. 19, Selome Hailu Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Ayar
SXSW's Visions category represents a selection of “audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape.” Only five disparate films fall under this category in the 2021 festival and Ayar, a feature about a first generation American Latina trying to reunite with her estranged daughter, is top billed.

12:54PM Fri. Mar. 19, Shane Pfender Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Feast
Humanity digs into the earth in search of buried treasure. Who knows what horrible secrets we may unearth along the way? So suggests The Feast, Lee Haven Jones’s Welsh ecological horror film that shows what happens to one wealthy family when a very special dinner goes very much awry.

12:15PM Fri. Mar. 19, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes
It starts with a cascading series of fragmented sounds and images, a visual representation of synth blips, tape hiss and warped voice recordings. Fittingly, SXSW selection Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes is more about the audio than the visual.

11:53AM Fri. Mar. 19, Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Alien On Stage
In Dorset, England no one can hear you scream. In London’s famed West End Theater district, however, audiences can and did — enthusiastically and with sold-out box-office to boot — for the little amateur theatrical troupe that could.

11:26AM Fri. Mar. 19, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Jury Awards Announced
The award ceremony may have to be virtual, but the prizes are as meaningful as ever. The SXSW Film Festival just announced its 2021 Grand Jury prize winners, with The Fallout and Lily Topples the World taking top honors in the narrative and documentary feature competitions.

11:01AM Fri. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Language Lessons
With as much grief as we’ve all processed over the last year, and with how much of that grief we’re forced to express through screens, it’s hard to imagine a Zoom-shot pandemic movie could be even remotely refreshing. But in her debut feature as a director, Natalie Morales proves otherwise,

6:40PM Thu. Mar. 18, Selome Hailu Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Recovery
The staggering impact of COVID-19 on the entire world has had an inordinate amount of ramifications, one of which is the idea of the “pandemic movie”. While for some films this takes the form of low-key projects separated from the reality of the coronavirus, for others it means tackling it head on.

6:00PM Thu. Mar. 18, Trace Sauveur Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Ma Belle, My Beauty
The alluring Ma Belle, My Beauty, written and directed by Marion Hill, inhabits the precarious relationship between two formerly polyamorous lovers, Bertie (Idella Johnson) and Lane (Hannah Pepper), after Bertie’s husband, Fred (Lucien Guignard), surreptitiously invites Lane to their home in the French countryside.

5:23PM Thu. Mar. 18, Vivie Behrens Read More | Comment »

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