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Jordan Peele’s Us Will Open SXSW Film 2019
Get Out director’s follow-up opens in theatres March 15
"...Get ready for terror: SXSW has just announced that Us, the fervently awaited sophomore..."

Jan. 8, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

2019 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
"...successful festival experience is preparation. Our insiders' guide to SXSW Film is all the prep work you'll need...."

Jan. 29, 2019 SXSW Post

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...Horror at the beginning, horror at the end: After SXSW Film (March 8-17) announced that Jordan Peele's eagerly awaited..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Amazing Grace
Two nights with the incomparable Aretha Franklin
"...buy all the albums – and now watch the film (in wide release next month) and wonder at what..."

March 17, 2019 SXSW Post by Michael King

SXSW Film Keynote: Olivia Wilde
The director applies her Booksmarts to making films
"...“Happy Birthday” by the crowd. Monday, she delivered a Film Keynote, explaining how she – someone “unlikely to become..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Shalavé Cawley

Tackling Inherited Trauma in SXSW Film Mickey and the Bear
Writer/director Annabelle Attanasio on when bloodlines become scars
"...In her debut feature, actor-turned-writer/director Annabelle Attanasio chronicles the..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Beth Sullivan

SXSW Film Review: We Are the Radical Monarchs
Oakland's next generation of activists gets a place to learn
"...In 2019, knowing how to campaign for civil rights, and teaching..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Midnight Shorts
The best of the fest's late night micro-horrors
"...SXSW’s Midnight Shorts earned a buzz screening this year: Something..."

March 20, 2019 SXSW Post by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Film Q&A: Red Dog
True stories from Oklahoma City's most infamous bar
"...It's day four of SXSW, and as the long hours start to grind on,..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: For Sama
Life and death in war-torn Syria’s last hospital
"...Be warned: For Sama may be the most difficult film you’ll ever watch, as 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

SXSW Film Review: Pink Wall
Add another classic to the “Breakup Dramas” genre
"...There are some pretty gut-wrenching films in the category of “Breakup Dramas.” Bergman’s Scenes From..."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Josh Kupecki

SXSW Film Q&A: John Lee Hancock on The Highwaymen
Texas director retells the Bonnie and Clyde story from the cops’ view
"...That’s why The Highwaymen, the latest film from director John Lee Hancock, moves the camera away..."

March 9, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Apollo 11
Unseen footage takes us back to the first moon landing
"...and 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. NASA cinematographers filmed everything – not only the Mission Control scientists, but..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Review: Long Shot
Rogen and Theron are charming in charmless political rom-com
"...little astounding that a comedy about electoral politics in 2019 has so little to say about how women candidates..."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Q&A: Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew are Tone-Deaf
How the sardonic Midnighter is a battle of (and for) the ages
"...The twisted comedy, playing as part of the SXSW Midnighters, pits Amanda Crew (Molly Hall from Silicon Valley)..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: The River and the Wall
Award-winning border documentary focuses on nature over politics
"...the Louis Black "Lone Star" Award at this year's SXSW Film Awards) uses a similar conceit to Masters’ film..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Katarina Brown

SXSW Film Review: The Curse of La Llorona
An overdose of jump scares in this latest Conjuring spin-off
"...and the colossally messy Conjuring universe. That franchise, whose films used to be either about or adjacent to Warren..."

March 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Film Review: Sister Aimee
The true-ish story of the original celebrity hoax
"...with good choices about things that were under the filmmakers’ control...."

March 15, 2019 SXSW Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Review: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
The Man in Black as a rainbow of emotions in this tender documentary
"...crystallize his subject's life around it. With his last SXSW documentary, the epic two-part Elvis Presley: The Searcher, he..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Little Monsters
With these monsters and Us, Lupita Nyong’o is SXSW 2019’s horror icon
"...it’s more of a situational comedy than a gruesome-undead-threat film, but that doesn’t keep Forsythe from creating glorious kills...."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Film Review: Pahokee
Austin filmmakers catch the hopes and dreams of small-town Florida
"...community of a small town with unobtrusive elegance, Austin filmmakers Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan return to the Florida..."

March 9, 2019 SXSW Post by Josh Kupecki

SXSW Film Review: The Day Shall Come
British satirist Chris Morris takes aim at security theater
"...However, rather than the wannabe Jihadis of his first film, now Morris tracks a more affable cadre of bumblers:..."

March 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Daniel Isn’t Real
Enter the imaginary anti-friend
"...Rosemary’s Baby and The Tenant-era Polanski run throughout the film, but Daniel Isn’t Real is very much its own..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: I'm Just F*cking With You
A race to the bottom in different flavors of toxic masculinity
"...Pig which he unleashed for a rare screening at SXSW 2017). Between Blumhouse handing him the keys to their..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Museum Town
Epic art as economic development in the story of MASS MoCA
"...Museum Town, which received its world premiere Sunday at SXSW, shows that the genesis, opening, and continued existence of..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Building the American Dream
The true human cost of construction in Texas
"...The film explores the dual threats of wage theft and personal..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Katarina Brown

SXSW Film Review: Sakawa
Documentary shows the underbelly of Ghanian internet scammers
"...pop culture trope. It’s a chilling view, but the film’s non-judgmental lens misses moments of self reflection or reckoning...."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

SXSW Film Review: Yes, God, Yes
God, guilt, and Titanic
"...teenage sexuality is tricky territory, it is one the film never exploits but instead sweetly explores. Dyer’s masturbation scenes..."

March 9, 2019 SXSW Post by Shalavé Cawley

SXSW Film Review: Tread
The ugliest, wildest zoning fight ever becomes a trip into madness
"...Ultimately, Marv’s intention was to rip the town apart...."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Booksmart
Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is smart, funny, and wild at heart
"...to the coming-of-age genre, a charming successor to recent films like Blockers and Ladybird. As an actress-turned-filmmaker, Wilde brings..."

March 11, 2019 SXSW Post by Britt Hayes

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