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South By Southwest Has a New Investor
South by Southwest has partnered with P-MRC, a media venture that handles publishing operations for brands like Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, Vibe, and the Hollywood Reporter.

9:22PM Sun. Apr. 18, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: When Claude Got Shot
After an evening spent with old friends, Claude Motley stepped into his car and closed the door. Someone knocked on his window, and Claude found himself with a gun pointed in his face. He slammed on the gas. The gunman fired a single round at the car, which struck Motley in the jaw.

7:26PM Wed. Apr. 7, Shane Pfender Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Disintegration Loops
Art is about context. At its worst, it's Whistler being accused of throwing paint in the audience's eye, or Marty McFly telling a baffled audience that their kids will love it. But when a work connects at a level that the creator could never have anticipated, then "timeliness" is too weak a word.

8:00AM Wed. Apr. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Without Getting Killed or Caught
The history of Country Music is filled with legends that Nashville had no clue how to handle. Guy Clark may be a certified hall-of-fame legend now, but as SXSW documentary Without Getting Killed or Caught reveals, it was a thorny path for the man called the Dean of Texas Songwriters, and one he didn't take alone.

11:24AM Thu. Mar. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Without Getting Killed or Caught
 
SXSW Interview: Kelley Kali and Angelique Molina are Fine (Thanks For Asking)
No one who saw I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking) at this year’s SXSW should be shocked if it becomes the quintessential film people point to in the future to explain the hell that was 2020, 2021, and… hopefully not much more than that.

11:00AM Thu. Mar. 25, Selome Hailu Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Without Getting Killed or Caught
 
SXSW Interview: Inbetween Girl Director Mei Makino
SXSW has given us plenty of treasured coming-of-age films over the years, and 2021 was no exception. Along with standouts such as 2020 Spotlight film Best Summer Ever and Grand Jury award-winner The Fallout, this year gave us some Texan teens to root for.

7:30AM Thu. Mar. 25, Selome Hailu Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
The simplest thing to say about SXSW Documentary Spotlight Audience Award winner Who We Are is that it should be part of the standard curriculum in every school in America. Considering the reactionary backlash against the 1619 Project and critical race theory, that’s likely to be a tall order.

7:25AM Wed. Mar. 24, Michael King Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Through the Plexi-Glass: Last Days at the San José
456,222. Remember that number. That's how large Austin's population was when Liz Lambert paid half a million dollars to buy the ramshackle Hotel San José.

7:26PM Tue. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Tom Petty, Folk Horror Lead SXSW Audience Awards
The people have spoken. The SXSW 2021 Audience Awards have been announced, and it's a clean sweep for teen drama The Fallout as this year's favorite narrative feature.

6:15PM Tue. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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