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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW: 'Penny Dreadful' Scares Its Audience Right Out of the Theater

    Josh Hartnett welcomed audiences to his unsettling new show before they fled like lemurs after it ended.

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    SXSW: John Sloss Urges Filmmakers to Demand VOD Numbers

    Today on a panel at SXSW, Sloss once again called on distributors to release the numbers, but also urged filmmakers to demand them.

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    SXSW Premiere: Duvall Stars in 'A Night in Old Mexico'

    I'm really, really glad I liked "A Night in Old Mexico," the engaging comedy-drama that had its North American premiere Monday at SXSW. And not just because the picture -- a Tex-Mex-flavored shaggy-dog story with a touch of Elmore Leonard to its twisty plot -- is a worthy star vehicle for the great ...

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    SXSW Review: 'Long Distance' Is an Insightful, Moving Romance For the Technology Age

    The opening shot of writer-director Carlos Marqués-Marcet's "10,000 KM" ("Long Distance") lasts 23 minutes long, and each moment is well-earned.

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    Nicolas Cage at SXSW: 'It really sucks to be famous right now'

    Nicolas Cage made an appearance at SXSW today for an hour-long discussion moderated by his "Joe" writer-director David Gordon Green, and as expected from an actor as iconic as the Oscar-winner, he didn't disappoint.

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    SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke

    There seem to be two Ethan Hawkes working in the movies these days, operating in parallel universes. They look the same and sound the same but their choice in movies couldn't be more wildly different. There's the Ethan Hawke, whose warm, naturalistic performances in things like "Boyhood," are amongs...

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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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