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SXSW Film Review: Potato Dreams of America
From the very start of Potato Dreams of America, an autobiographical film from writer/director Wes Hurley, the titular Potato understands how to frame a story.

4:00PM Wed. Mar. 17, James Scott Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Women Is Losers
In its opening minutes, SXSW Narrative Feature Competition entrant Women Is Losers issues a mea culpa.

3:30PM Wed. Mar. 17, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interview: Celeste Bell Finds Her Mother Again in Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
X-Ray Spex singer and punk maverick Poly Styrene (born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said) intended to publish a book of diary entries in her final years. Following her death from cancer in 2011, daughter Celeste Bell inherited management of her mother's pioneering legacy, leading to the 2019 coffeetable read Dayglo!: The Poly Styrene Story.

3:00PM Wed. Mar. 17, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Watching Jacob Gentry’s Broadcast Signal Intrusion is similar to following yarn pulled across a bulletin board. From one clue to another, the film shoots through the mystery of an unsettling pirate broadcast – pushing pins in different places where answers might be. Are those answers real?

2:59PM Wed. Mar. 17, James Scott Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interview: David Fricke Follows Tom Petty to Somewhere You Feel Free
In the early Nineties, nearly two decades into a Hall of Fame rock career with his band the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty needed to make a change. Frustrated by his record label and with his marriage dissolving, he tapped Rick Rubin for a solo project. 1994's Wildflowers became his biggest album and redefined Petty's career.

1:00PM Wed. Mar. 17, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interview: Mary Wharton Pieces Together Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free
11 Minutes. Before last year, that's all that anyone had seen of the recording studio footage of Tom Petty recording his 1994 game changing solo album, Wildflowers.

12:10PM Wed. Mar. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Short and Sweet: “Sisters”
Welcome to Short and Sweet, our look at short films playing at SXSW. Today our pick sees accomplished film and TV editor turned filmmaker Jess Brunetto debuts her first narrative film, "Sisters."

8:00AM Wed. Mar. 17, Shane Pfender Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil
In 2018, pop star Demi Lovato lived through one of the scariest things a person can survive from: an overdose. Her latest documentary series, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil is meant to serve as window into her psyche, and open a frank discussion about her addiction.

12:30AM Wed. Mar. 17, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
When I was a boy, growing up in the North of England, I could take you to the place where King Arthur is buried. He and the Knight of the Round Table slumber under Alderley Edge, waiting for when Albion faces its direst peril.

11:30PM Tue. Mar. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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