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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #7: Jay Bulger, 'Beware of Mr. Baker'

    Jay Bulger's biggest challenge making "Beware of Mr. Baker," his documentary about legendary drummer Ginger Baker? Ginger Baker himself. "Ginger Baker was so much bigger than an article and my words on paper," said Bulger. "The only way to give his story justice was to see and hear him play the drum...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #6: Matthew A. Cherry, 'The Last Fall'

    Football player turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry played in the NFL until retiring at age 25. He gained experience as a production assistant, opting to learn on set instead of going to film school. Now he is bringing his first feature "The Last Fall" to this year's South by Southwest Film Festival.

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #5: Ya'Ke Smith, 'Wolf'

    "Wolf" director Ya’Ke Smith is the recipient of the DGA's Student Film Award, the HBO Short Film Award and a Black Reel Award; his films have played at over 80 film festivals. His latest short, "Katrina's Son" was eligible for the 2012 Oscar. Smith says he was a weird kid, "While others were watc...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #4: Annie Eastman, 'Bay of All Saints'

    "Bay of All Saints" director Annie Eastman was an associate producer on "They Killed Sister Dorothy" (SXSW 2008) and production coordinator and assistant editor on the Oscar-nominated "The Last Campaign of Governer Booth Gardner" (2010). While studying Biology in college, she discovered Capoeira, wh...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #3: Avi Zev Weider, 'Welcome to the Machine'

    Avi Weider started making movies in high school, thrilled to "while away the hours editing Super-8 silent shorts" in a film production class at Brooklyn College that he talked himself into for English class credit. In college he studied Film theory, history and criticism but has to teach himself the...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #2: Martha Stephens, 'Pilgrim Song'

    Martha Stephens hails from Eastern Kentucky. "Pilgrim Song" is her second feature; "Passenger Pigeons" premiered at SXSW 2010 and won the We Believe In You Award. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking, but says she earns her wages teaching at ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #1: Ciaran Foy, 'Citadel'

    Ciarán Foy grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and says that apart from his parents he was "raised by the works of Spielberg, Lucas and Cameron." He's been addicted to genre movies for as long as he can remember and has always wanted to be a director, "so I could create my own worlds." Foy attended the Nati...

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    SXSW Buys Begin: Strand Buys 'Crazy Eyes' Starring Lukas Haas

    Strand Releasing has acquired US rights to Adam Sherman’s "Crazy Eyes," which will have its world premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

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    Roadside Acquires 'Blue Like Jazz' Before SXSW Premiere

    Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to "Blue Like Jazz," prior to its world premiere in the Narrative Spotlight section at the upcoming 2012 South-by-Southwest Film Festival. The film, directed by Steve Taylor ("The Second Chance") and based on the hit semi-autobiograph...

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    The SXSW Conference Lineup and Additional Titles, Including "Nature Calls" with Patton Oswalt

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has revealed the complete conference lineup, in addition to announcing additional films.

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