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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW: 'Snap' Star Nikki Reed Looks Back on 'Thirteen' and Explains Why 'Twilight' Never Felt Real

    "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed made a big dent at SXSW this year, showing off her acting chops in the gritty indie "Snap" and singing opposite her husband (and former "American Idol" contestant) Paul McDonald at a number of live gigs throughout Austin for the music portion of the festival.

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    'Short Term 12' and 'Drinking Buddies' Lead Indiewire's 2013 SXSW Critics Poll

    As the dust settles on another eventful film program at South by Southwest (SXSW), we asked the critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire Network who attended the festival this year to list their favorites from the program. This year's poll featured ballots from 23 Criticwire members.

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    SXSW Video Exclusive: Gillian Jacobs Talks About Watching Soft-Core Porn With Her Grandpa

    One of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion, was on the ground at SXSW in Austin, interviewing artists taking part in this year's festival for their tongue-in-cheek video interview series "Profound Minutiae." Guests including Rob Zombie, Cloe Sevigny, Reggie Watts and Michelle M...

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    SXSW Review: 'Milius' Is A Rousing Tribute To The Warrior Poet Of Mainstream Hollywood

    In the opening moments of “Milius,” a hellzapoppin’ new documentary about John Milius, a genius tyrant and warrior poet of '70s and '80s mainstream Hollywood who wrote and directed testosterone-soaked epics like “Conan the Barbarian” and “Red Dawn,” Sam Elliott, in the same laid back butterscotch dr...

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    SXSW Review: VHS Doc 'Rewind This!' Is An Affectionate Tribute To A Bygone Era

    DVDs are filling up bargain bins everywhere, Blu-ray never really took off the way it was supposed to and digital streaming and downloads will soon usurp all physical media for film the way it has for the music industry. And though VHS remained in production as recently as a few years ago, it seems ...

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    Kevin Murphy Talks Syfy's TV Series/Transmedia Project 'Defiance,' Mythology Coordinators and the Second Season That's Already in the Works

    "Defiance," the upcoming television series/transmedia event from Syfy, seems like the perfect project for SXSW, a mix of narrative boundary-pushing and technology right on line between hip and geeky. "Defiance" is both a video game and a Western-influenced science fiction drama set on a near-future ...

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    Indiewire Went to SXSW to See Movies and Left With a Mission. Here's Why.

    Indiewire Went to SXSW to See Movies and Left With a Mission. Here's Why.

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    Video: Gillian Jacobs & Ken Marino On Why ‘Milo’ Is Just “Good Butt Fun”

    Unfortunately, when we talked to Ken Marino at SXSW earlier this week, the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign had not yet been announced, so there’s no word yet on whether Vinnie Van Lowe will return for the movie, already greenlit for this summer. What did we talk about? Marino’s gross-out monste...

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    Qu(e)eries: How 3 SXSW Films Continue a 'Divine' Year For LGBT Documentaries

    Coming on the heels of some exceptionally strong LGBT docs at both Sundance (Marta Cunningham's "Valentine Road" and Roger Ross Williams' "God Loves Uganda") and Berlin (Sébastien Lifshitz's "Bambi" and Angela Christlieb's "Naked Opera"), SXSW continued what is clearly shaping up to become a banner...

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    SXSW Review: 'I Give It A Year' Is A Woefully Inept Deconstruction Of Romantic Comedies

    There's a certain amount of winky irreverence built into "I Give It A Year," based on its title alone, which is something that people snarl, usually at the weddings of people who they feel are fundamentally incompatible. The title suggests that, while it might appear to be a bouncy romantic comedy, ...

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