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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW Review: Fantastical 'I Believe In Unicorns' Rings True

    A much discussed topic in the film world recently has been the dearth of women directors in mainstream filmmaking and the impact that this has on the representation of girls and women, and their experiences on screen. Thankfully, the independent film world has a much better track record with female ...

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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Sandy McLeod

    "This is a film about someone who saw a disaster in the making and was able to do something about it."

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    Watch Video Interview With Oscar Winner John Ridley (Is There or Isn’t There a Feud?)

    So, once and for all, is there a feud between John Ridley and Steve McQueen or is it media hype?

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    SXSW Review: Strangely Funny 'Faults' Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) already has plenty of faults—a once-renowned expert on cults, he’s now lost a TV show, a marriage and the rights to his latest book—but he’s looking for one more. To be specific, two worried parents (Beth Grant and Chris Ellis) hope that he can rescue 28-year-old Claire (Ma...

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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Leah Meyerhoff

    "I chose to cast my actual mother to play a fictionalized version of herself in the movie and an actual 16-year old girl to play the lead. My mother is in a wheelchair, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was young. I was tasked with being her caretaker, and these responsibilities a...

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    SXSW: Lena Dunham Calls For Industry to Change Its Attitude Toward Women in Keynote Speech

    Lena Dunham started slow but finished strong with a call to action in her SXSW keynote speech.

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    Exclusive: The Poster for SXSW Doc 'Beyond Clueless,' About Hollywood Coming-of-Age Classics

    Films like "Clueless" and "Mean Girls" are fixtures in our cultural consciousness -- which is why the documentary "Beyond Clueless," Charlie Lyne's directorial debut, is an exploration of the teen movie in all its Hollywood forms.

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    Exclusive: Taking an Anxious Pee In a Clip From Comedy Thriller 'Housebound,' Premiering at SXSW Today

    An exclusive clip from New Zealand comedy thriller "Housebound" has surfaced to accompany the film's world premiere at SXSW today.

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    Edward Snowden Calls SXSW Crowd 'Firefighters' Battling For 'The Future of the Internet'

    "The NSA is setting fire to the future of the internet, and the people in this room are firefighters," NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told a packed room at SXSW via a virtual conversation presented by the ACLU's Christopher Soghoian and Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology...

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    SXSW: Watch First 5 Minutes Of 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' With Kanye West, Questlove, Common & More

    Already having traveled the world in 2013, with festival stops in Los Angeles, Athens and Stockholm, the next destination for Jeff Broadway's hip-hop documentary "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)" is SXSW, and in case you're not on the ground in Austin, a pretty sizeable little ...

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