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"...Yet the film became a landmark, and just as the lesser-known Eggshells was rescued and restored just in time for SXSW 2009, now Hooper's sophomore slaughterhouse gets a digital do-over for the 2014 festival, before seeing a widespread re-release through Dark Sky this Summer...."
"...Elektra Luxx – Following the successful world premiere of Women In Trouble at SXSW 2009, writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez returns with the world premiere of its hotly anticipated sequel. The film follows a hectic day in the life of former adult film superstar Elektra Luxx as she tries to survive in the straight world..."
"...Silver is no stranger to SXSW; he came through in March to speak about the “case for data” presented in his 2012 book The Signal and the Noise. Four years before then, in 2009, he served as one of SXSW Interactive’s keynote speakers after he and FiveThirtyEight.com accurately predicted the outcome of the 2008 presidential election for 49 of our 50 states – though, as the Chronicle’s Richard Whittaker noted in 2009, his website’s roots lie in baseball...."
"...8pm, Habana Bar The road from Tehran to Austin ain't paved with visas – no surprise there – but Arash Rahbary and his land-mine Iranian band finally arrived (by way of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Istanbul, Turkey) at March's Valhalla: SXSW 2009. Last year, the translated, spider-bitten band got all Distorted Brains, with butchery rock and a preharcore 'tude..."
"...Austin, Texas -- January 12, 2008 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced today additional titles and guest speakers for this year’s Festival, March 13 – 21, 2009 in Austin, Texas. Among the new titles unveiled is the Warner Bros..."
"...Until 7am Thursday, that is, when SXSW, Doritos, and Gaga made public their securing a venue for the singer’s mini monster festival: 2,500-person capacity Stubb’s, performance destination of last year’s keynote and site of Metallica plugging in for Guitar Hero at SXSW 2009. Damn near everybody in Austin got decreed a sellout after that: SX, Gaga, chips..."
"...Closing out the fest (running March 9-18) Houston native and UT alum Anderson is making his first return to animation since 2009's Fantastic Mr. Fox with a massive voice cast (including Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, and dozens more) in this tale of a near-future Japan where all the dogs have been exiled (and may be smarter than the people)...."
"...First up is the news that filmmaker Lee Daniels, executive producer of the Fox TV hit Empire and the upcoming (and amazing-looking) show Star, has been revealed to be next year's Film Keynote. Daniels established himself as a risk-taking director with 2009's Precious, but I've always had a soft spot for his criminally underrated Southern Gothic, 2012's The Paperboy..."
"...The selection of I Love You, Man may – or may not – indicate that new director Janet Pierson is committed to keeping SXSW in the comedy loop. Then again, Todd Haynes has already been announced as one of SXSW 2009's featured speakers....."
"...Texas talent also make a big show on the small screen with the introduction of the Episodic programming strand. There's been a TV component at SX since before Pierson arrived in 2009, with shows like Girls and Bates Motel airing their pilots here..."
"...Fate finally rewarded Fields' struggles in this millennium, when Brooklyn imprint Truth & Soul hooked him up with its house band, the Expressions. His second act now counts three albums (2002's Problems, 2009's My World, and 2012's Faithful Man), plus the 2010 re-release of Let's Talk It Over...."
"...Scotland's brightest indie acts begin mellow with Withered Hand, folk-pop songwriter Dan Wilson. Behind a gently crackling tenor, he follows up his Kramer-produced 2009 debut with more orchestrated sophomore LP New Gods..."
"...Also announced is a a premiere of the first three episodes from Lena Dunham’s new HBO series, GIRLS. SXSW has nurtured the emerging talent ever since it debuted Dunham’s first film Creative Nonfiction in 2009, followed by the premiere of 2010’s Tiny Furniture..."
"...Co-founder of SXSW Interactive, Dewey Winburne, died in 2009, but his legacy continues in myriad ways including eponymous annual awards. The honorees of said award were announced today and consist of scholars, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and environmentalists with one thing in common: a desire to serve the greater good...."
"...Res joined Talib Kweli under the banner Idle Warship in 2009 and recently released Refried Mac, a collection of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac covers. She hopes to breathe new life into her career with the long-awaited Reset, due later this year...."
"...Titled Ready to Die, the release will mark a number of firsts for the band: first release on garage-blues indie Fat Possum, home to the likes of R.L. Burnside and T-Model Ford; first recordings since losing founding guitarist Ron Asheton in 2009; first official recordings under the Iggy & the Stooges name (as opposed to 2007’s The Weirdness under the moniker of simply the Stooges); and first recordings with Raw Power-era guitarist James Williamson since he retired from his corporate job with Sony Electronics to return to the band he flexed his Les Paul with from 1971 to 1974...."
"...When Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band started performing requests at its 2009 Erwin Center blow-out, fans frenzied. With the South by Southwest Music conference announcing this morning that Jersey's favorite son will be its 2012 keynote speaker, local die-hards now have three-plus months to work themselves into a similar state, myself included!..."
"...CLASSIC: Mint.com While the SXSW Web Awards focus on the best new internet destinations, this category is devoted to sites that launched before January 1, 2009...."
"...Michael Chernow is the owner of Seamore’s in New York City, and is co-owner of the Meatball Shop which, since opening its doors on the Lower East Side in 2009, has since opened five more locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, he is also the co-author of The Meatball Shop Cookbook and appears regularly on television broadcast segments, such as ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show..."
"...In this followup to his 2009 documentary, Crude Independence, director Noah Hutton revisits Stanley, North Dakota, to investigate how the town’s residents and their values have changed since the 2006 oil boom on the Bakken Shale...."
"...The movie was shot in 2009 but shelved until now. One audience member asked why...."