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indieWIRE Presents | Apple Store Events in March: Kurosawa, SXSW Filmmakers and "Sin Nombre"

A scene from Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata." Image courtesy of Regent Releasing.

Three more special indieWIRE events are on tap for March at Apple Stores in New York, San Francisco and Austin. We hope you'll drop by to check them out.

MARCH 11, San Francisco: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, "Tokyo Sonata"
Join Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Seance) as he talks about his latest film, 2008 Cannes Jury Prize Winner, "Tokyo Sonata." Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot Magazine will moderate the discussion. "Tokyo Sonata" will be playing at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and Regent Releasing will release the film in theaters on March 13th and in San Francisco March 27th.

Apple Store, San Francisco: Wednesday. March 11th at 6:30 p.m.
One Stockton Street, San Francisco


MARCH 15, Austin: Meet the SXSW Filmmakers
Join critically-acclaimed filmmakers Javor Gardev, Barry Jenkins, Joe Maggio, Matthew Newton, and Joe Swanberg for a group discussion, moderated by indieWIRE editor in chief Eugene Hernandez, of their work and new technologies in film distribution. The films these directors are screening at this year's SXSW festival will be simultaneously available nationwide on demand through IFC Festival Direct, as part of a special initiative by IFC Films and SXSW. The films include Javor Gardev's neo-noir "Zift", Bulgaria's official 2009 Oscar entry; Barry Jenkins' Independent Spirit and Gotham award-nominated "Medicine For Melancholy"; Joe Maggio's poignant drama "Paper Covers Rock"; the U.S. premiere of Matthew Newton's dark comedy "Three Blind Mice"; and the world premiere of Joe Swanberg's "Alexander The Last."

Apple Store, The Domain (Austin): March 15th at 1:00 p.m.
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin


MARCH 26, New York City: Cary Fukunaga, "Sin Nombre"
Join filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga at the Apple Store SoHo as he discusses his feature film debut, "Sin Nombre," which took awards for Directing Award and Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In "Sin Nombre," Fukunaga's firsthand experiences with Central American immigrants seeking the promise of the U.S. form the basis of the Spanish-language thriller. Focus Features will open the film theatrically on March 20th, 2009. indieWIRE Editor in Chief Eugene Hernandez will moderate the discussion.

Apple Store, Soho: March 26th at 7:00 p.m.
103 Prince Street, NYC

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