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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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    Meet the SXSW Filmmakers #26: Mark Kendall, 'La Camioneta'

    After riding a colorful camioneta across Guatemala in 2009, Mark Kendall was inspired to explore the origins of the retrofitted school bus. "I found myself thinking about the old school bus I used to ride to basketball games in high school," says Kendall. "Where was it now? Is it driving around some...

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    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. To help you keep track of the latest news, we've made up a handy guide to all of this year's feature films with links to their film pages and rele...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #25: Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky, 'Francine'

    Directors Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky are bringing their drama "Francine" starring Melissa Leo to this year's SXSW Festival. The directors think audiences will come out of their film with questions about what they have seen. They come to the festival hoping to get a U.S. distribution deal f...

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    Forget About the Big Stuff. Here Are The Top 10 Movies to Watch at SXSW

    By now, you've probably heard that the SXSW Film Festival begins Friday with "The Cabin in the Woods." There's also a premiere of "21 Jump Street," Will Ferrell speaking Spanish in "Casa De Mi Padre" and a sneak preview of Lena Dunham's new HBO show. They...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #24: Jodi Wille & Maria Demopoulos, 'The Source'

    The Source Family was a tribe of young people who operated a restaurant and lived in a Beverly Hills mansion commune in the 1970s. Directors Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulous are bringing their documentary about the Source Family to this year's SXSW Festival. Wille says she hopes audiences take away ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #23: Andrew Beck Grace, 'Eating Alabama'

    "Eating Alabama" director Andrew Grace has always been drawn to nonfiction - while in graduate school he write for magazines and freelanced for NPR. But after realizing he wash't going to be the next John McPhee, he was drawn back to an earlier love - photography. From there, "Documentary film just ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #22: Andrew Neel, 'King Kelly'

    "King Kelly" director Andrew Neel wrote, directed and shot four documentaries, including "Darkon," before venturing into fiction (though "King Kelly" was written "with several central cultural discussions in mind," says Neel; and shot with iPhones). Beginning with "Darkon," he believes his films are...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #21: Aleksander L. Nordaas, 'Thale'

    Aleksander L. Nordaas' "Thale" is his second feature as writer-director. Nordaas, who hails from Mosjøen, Norway, believes film offers a unique way of telling stories, saying; "The content is one thing, the wrapping another." His experience as a photographer has made him focus on color, composition ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #20: Matt Ruskin, 'Booster'

    Matt Ruskin, like many filmmakers, discovered the films of the 1970s and became obsessed. As a Boston teenager, Ruskin says, "These films seemed so much more authentic than other movies I had seen. It was the first time I became conscious of the filmmakers who were behind them, and I started to quie...

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