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    SXSW REVIEW: Caveh Zahedi Puts Lives in Danger and Faces a Fatwa for 'The Sheik & I.' Immoral or Essential? Try Both.

    Caveh Zahedi built a reputation as a naughty provocateur with surreal docu-comedies like "A Little Stiff" and "I Am a Sex Addict," but his latest effort rises above self-interest and takes a stab at instigating change.

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    SXSW REVIEW: Matthew Lillard's Directorial Debut, 'Fat Kid Rules the World,' Owes Much to Jacob Wysocki

    Matthew Lillard's directorial debut, "Fat Kid Rules the World," is a standard coming-of-age movie; it never does anything surprising or adventurous. But if you accept it on those terms, it's an entirely serviceable ode to punk rock as the ultimate panacea for teen angst.

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    Joss Whedon Unveils His "Timeless Classic," 'The Cabin in the Woods' at SXSW

    "We want you to have a good time," said SXSW Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson, kicking off the event last night with the world premiere of the Joss Whedon-penned post-modern horror blast "The Cabin in the Woods." Judging by the screams, near-constant laughs and...

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    You're Invited: Matthew Lillard, 'V/H/S' Directors & More Talking to IW at SXSW

    Insiders at the SXSW Film Festival can connect daily with filmmakers and stars in Austin at our afternoon talk series beginning this Monday. Over four days from 2PM to 3PM, SXSW pass holders attending the festival (filmmakers, industry and press, or whoever has something around their neck looking of...

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    SXSW REVIEW: Joss Whedon-Scripted 'Cabin in the Woods' Turns B-Movie Meta Into Scary Pop Art

    The deceptively simple tagline for "The Cabin in the Woods" points to a movie with a lot to hide: "Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen." Indeed, this Drew Goddard-directed effort, co-scripted by genre auteur Joss Whedon, ranks among one of the m...

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    Slamdance Winner 'Bindlestiffs' Goes to Phase 4 & Kevin Smith's SModcast Pictures

    The high-school comedy "Bindlestiffs" from writer-director Andrew Edison has gone to Phase 4 Films for North American distribution. The film debuted at Slamdance (where it won the Audience Award for Best Feature Narrative) and is currently at SXSW.

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    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.

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    Meet the SXSW Filmmakers #28: Amy Seimetz, 'Sun Don't Shine'

    Amy Seimetz is keeping mum on the plot of her film "Sun Don't Shine," which is making its world premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival. "It's a film that demands way more honesty from myself than I am often willing to give," says Seimetz "Hence my retreating to secrecy in revealing too much abou...

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    Fox Searchlight and Red Flag Pick Up Duplass Brothers' 'Do-Deca-Pentathlon'

    The Duplass Brothers' "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" has been acquired by Red Flag Releasing and Fox Searchlight, it was announced today.

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    Meet the SXSW Filmmakers #27: Matthew & Kevin McManus, 'Funeral Kings'

    Matthew and Kevin McManus are debuting their dark comedy "Funeral Kings" at this year's SXSW Film Festival. What do they want SXSW audiences to take away from their film? "Water guns..." say the directors. "Seriously, we're giving them away at the end of the screenings."

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