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Indiewire By Aaron Bogert | Indiewire March 10, 2012 at 8:28AM

This week marks the beginning of the 2012 SXSW Film Festival and Indiewire's got your guide to all the films being screened.  In addition, we're also giving you the chance to get to know 28 of the filmmakers showing their work at this year's festival.
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This week marks the beginning of the 2012 SXSW Film Festival and Indiewire's got your guide to all the films being screened.  In addition, we're also giving you the chance to get to know 28 of the filmmakers showing their work at this year's festival.

Also on Indiewire this week: Tribeca announced the titles for this year's festival; Elizabeth Olsen dishes on her new horror film "Silent House"; Emily Blunt chats about playing another assistant in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"; we shared our film wish list for Cannes; we let you know what to check out in theaters and DVD/Blu-Ray; and since it's never too early, we've got the 2013 Oscar predictions. 

News

Tribeca Sets 2012 Competition and Viewpoint Titles; James Franco, Harmony Korine In The Mix
The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (April 18-29) today revealed the films screening in the World Narrative and Documentary Competitions, along with the selection for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section.

Tribeca Sets Spotlight, Cinemania & Special Screening Titles; Morgan Spurlock & Sarah Polley In the Mix
The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the films for its Spotlight, Cinemania, and Special Screening sections.

Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' To Open Cannes
Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" will open the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

Ann Arbor Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up
The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival has announced its full line-up for this year.

Sundance London Sets Inaugural Film Program
Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of 14 narrative and documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival

Reviews

What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews this Week
This week's releases have a little something for everyone.

The Long Take In 'Silent House' Is Effective, But to What End?
Forget that "Silent House" is shot in a single, continuous long take and what do you have?

Art Doc 'Convento' is Hallucinogenic, No Drugs Required
Jarred Alterman's "Convento" is a documentary about art, but it's also an art object

'Attenberg' Is the Death Drama That 'The Descendants' Haters Will Love
It might seem unfair to compare Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari's innovative sophomore feature "Attenberg" to Alexander Payne's "The Descendants."

Interviews

Meet 28 SXSW Filmmakers: A Round-Up
The SXSW Film Festival starts this week and we're giving you the opportunity to hear from 28 of the filmmakers showing their work this year.

Why Emily Blunt Chose to Play Another Assistant in 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'
If Emily Blunt's track record is anything to go by, the British star excels at playing assistants to eccentric bosses.

Elizabeth Olsen on 'Silent House' and How Life Has Changed Post-'Martha'
Just over a year ago, Elizabeth Olsen came to the Sundance Film Festival as a buzzed-about newcomer, mainly thanks to her famous older siblings, Mary Kate and Ashley.

Tribeca's Frederic Boyer and Genna Terranova Discuss the 2012 Competition
Earlier today, the Tribeca Film Festival announced the films screening in its competition sections.

Writer Danny Strong on 'Game Change' and the Difference Between His Sarah Palin and Tina Fey's
Danny Strong, screenwriter of "Game Change," HBO's new film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign, is a familiar voice on the phone.

FUTURES: 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' Director David Gelb On Capturing One of Japan's National Treasures
Jiro Dreams of Sushi," a visually stunning portrait of Jiro Ono, the chef of what is often called the greatest sushi restaurant on the planet, marks the feature film debut of director David Gelb.

Drake Doremus On His 'Like Crazy' 2011 and the Method To His Improvised Madness
Drake Doremus, the easygoing guy behind "Like Crazy" recently told Indiewire that he’s “living the dream.”

Features

SXSW 2012: A Guide To All The Films
Another year, another South by Southwest. The Indiewire team will once again be attending the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.

The Top 10 Grossing Films That Premiered at SXSW 2011
As the 2012 edition of SXSW gets underway in Austin, Texas, it seemed appropriate to look back at the films of last year's edition and how well they did at the theatrical box office.

The Indiewire Cannes Wish List: 30 Films We Hope Make The Festival's 2012 Lineup
Cannes is a sort of annual cinematic Olympics, with almost every country vying for spots in the official selection.

For Your Consideration: Yes, It's the 2013 Oscar Predictions
With the Oscars now a week-old memory, the time has come for the final edition of this column (for this season).

Five Reasons the Internet is Blowing Up Over the "KONY 2012" Clicktivism Sensation
The Internet is abuzz -- 8.8 million views and counting -- with praise and criticism for a thirty minute film about a war criminal.

Why 'Like Crazy' Tops This Week's 5 Blu-ray/DVD Picks
This week on DVD and Blu-ray: Last year's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.

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