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SXSW Film Review: Twyla Moves
When the Coronavirus pandemic flattened the world’s stages to the narrow confines of Zoom, dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp embraced the opportunity to traverse new territory in her discipline.

4:15PM Thu. Mar. 18, Vivie Behrens Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Fallout
Juice WRLD’s “Conversations” looms over the opening of The Fallout. Director Megan Park is no stranger to the after-school teen special, having starred in The Secret Life of an American Teenager, and the song’s opening lines paint the scene: “The devil hit my phone he wanna talk, but I’m not really up for conversations.”

3:48PM Thu. Mar. 18, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The End of Us
You might justly believe that you aren’t quite ready to watch a movie about life in quarantine. Seeing as we're still in lockdown, Covid-era movies feel a bit too soon. It touches on a similar feeling produced by those billboards that, in the midst of a national tragedy, broadcast empty phrases like “Hang in there [your city here], you got this!”

9:06AM Thu. Mar. 18, Shane Pfender Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Our Father
Our Father is a film about estrangement – from other people, from the world at large, from yourself. Specifically, it’s about the fraught relationship between sisters Beta (Baize Buzan) and Zelda (Allison Torem). Reconnected by the death of their father, the two learn about a mysterious Uncle Jerry included within the will.

8:57AM Thu. Mar. 18, Trace Sauveur Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interview: Leah Purcell Writes and Rights History in The Drover's Wife
When Leah Purcell debuts her new film, The Drover's Wife, at SXSW today it will not only bring a classic Australian story to the screen, but it will be a retelling that has become already become synonymous with the actor, writer, and director.

7:30AM Thu. Mar. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interview: Without Getting Killed or Caught
In one of her last audio diaries before Townes Van Zandt died on New Year's Day 1997, Susanna Clark pleads to the songwriter in her grief for the inevitability she recognized to come. That voice the world hasn't heard before serves as the foundation of Tamara Saviano's new documentary, Without Getting Killed or Caught, premiering at SXSW.

7:00AM Thu. Mar. 18, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break
For over a decade, writer-director Nick Gillespie has honed his craft on the films of Ben Wheatley, working as a camera operator on everything from Kill List to Free Fire.

1:30AM Thu. Mar. 18, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Gaia
There’s a YouTube video that’s been blowing earthling’s minds for a number of years now. Entitled “The Earth — A Living Creature,” it’s a time-lapse simulation showing seven days in the life of our not-so-pale blue dot during which a Category 4 typhoon batters the coast of China.

5:00PM Wed. Mar. 17, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Dear Mr. Brody
Letters. So many letters. Tens of thousands of them, written on spiral note paper, on nice paper stock, on construction paper. Precisely or erratically typewritten, set down in ballpoint, felt tip, lead pencil, in flowing cursive or blocky print.

4:44PM Wed. Mar. 17, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

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