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Indiewire Presents: From Richard Linklater to Alejandro Jodorwosky, These Are the Faces of SXSW 2014

Photo of Shipra Gupta By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire March 26, 2014 at 6:42PM

From Alejandro Jodorowsky to Spandau Ballet to Elijah Wood, this year's lineup brought together a cross-section of filmmakers, actors and musicians, all of whom were obsessed with the conceptualization of identity and memory.
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At this year's SXSW, Indiewire partnered with photographer Daniel Bergeron to produce a series of portraits with talent representing films -- and the best in TV -- screened at the festival. From Alejandro Jodorowsky to Spandau Ballet to Elijah Wood, this year's lineup brought together a cross-section of filmmakers, actors and musicians, all of whom were obsessed with the conceptualization of identity and memory. 

In Shawn Christensen's "Before I Disappear" -- an expressive drama about the relationship between a suicidal young man and his niece -- we are asked to explore the different dimensions of ourselves; who we are here and now. Whereas Jodorosky's "The Dance of Reality," and "Spandau Ballet," meditate on how we are remembered. 

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" is perhaps cinema's most in-depth examination of what it means to create a sense of self, while Showtime's "Halt and Catch Fire" takes on an entire industry and with it the creation of the computer-centric sense of self.

And finally: These are some really incredible portraits. In addition to Daniel, a big shout-out goes to Tim League, who allowed us to use his Alamo Drafthouse headquarters on Austin's 6th Street for our home base.


Alejandro Jodorowsky, Director, "The Dance of Reality"

Alejandro Jodorowsky
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John Ridley, Writer, "Jimi: All Is By My Side"

John Ridley
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America Ferrera, Actor, "Cesar Chavez"

America Ferrera
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Florian Habicht, Director, "Pulp"

Florian Habicht
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Richard Linklater, Director, "Boyhood"

Richard Linklater
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Ron Perlman, Actor, "Before I Disappear"

Ron Perlman
Daniel Bergeron

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Elijah Wood, Actor and Producer, "Open Windows"

Elijah Wood
Daniel Bergeron

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Frayser Boy, Subject, "Take Me To The River"

Frayser Boy
Daniel Bergeron

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Spandau Ballet, "Soul Boys of the Western World"

Spandau Ballet
Daniel Bergeron

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Jenny Slate, Actor, "Obvious Child"

Jenny Slate
Daniel Bergeron

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Scoot McNairy, Actor, "Halt & Catch Fire"

Scoot McNairy
Daniel Bergeron

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Shepard Fairey, Subject, "Obey the Artist"

Shepard Fairey
Daniel Bergeron

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David and Nathan Zellner, Directors, "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"

David (left) and Nathan (right) Zellner
Daniel Bergeron David (left) and Nathan (right) Zellner

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Joel Potrykus, Director, "Buzzard"
Joel Potrykus
Daniel Bergeron
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Jemaine Clement, Director, "What We Do In The Shadows"

Jemaine Clement
Daniel Bergeron

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This article is related to: Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Ridley, America Ferrera, Florian Habicht, Richard Linklater, Ron Perlman, Elijah Wood, Frayser Boy, Spandau Ballet, Jenny Slate, Scoot McNairy, Shepard Fairey, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Joel Potrykus, Jemaine Clement, SXSW 2014, The Dance Of Reality, JIMI: All Is By My Side, Cesar Chavez , Pulp, Boyhood, Before I Disappear, Open Windows, Take Me to the River, Soul Boys of the Western World, Obvious Child, Halt and Catch Fire, Obey The Artist, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Buzzard, What We Do in the Shadows





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