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March 26, 2014 6:42 PM
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Indiewire Presents: From Richard Linklater to Alejandro Jodorwosky, These Are the Faces of SXSW 2014

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"

Daniel Bergeron

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

Daniel Bergeron

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America Ferrera, Actor, "Cesar Chavez"

Daniel Bergeron

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Florian Habicht, Director, "Pulp"

Daniel Bergeron

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Richard Linklater, Director, "Boyhood"

Daniel Bergeron

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Ron Perlman, Actor, "Before I Disappear"

Daniel Bergeron

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Elijah Wood, Actor and Producer, "Open Windows"

Daniel Bergeron

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

Daniel Bergeron

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Spandau Ballet, "Soul Boys of the Western World"

Daniel Bergeron

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Jenny Slate, Actor, "Obvious Child"

Daniel Bergeron

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Scoot McNairy, Actor, "Halt & Catch Fire"

Daniel Bergeron

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Shepard Fairey, Subject, "Obey the Artist"

Daniel Bergeron

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

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

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

Daniel Bergeron

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