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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW Review: Grotesque Social Satire 'Cheap Thrills' Suggests 'Jackass' Meets Michael Haneke

    Savagely assaulting the desperation of a blue collar family man, the comedic thriller "Cheap Thrills" establishes a ridiculous premise early on and takes it to various extremes, again and again, until you just have to accept the crazy venture on its own terms or simply give up. That's also the situa...

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    SXSW Opens with Raucous 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    The SXSW Film Festival's opening night has been the terrain of celebrity-infused audience-pleasers from "Kick-Ass" to "The Cabin In the Woods" and this year played to a seemingly winning formula. Friday evening, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Olivia Wilde took to the stage at the Paramount Theater in ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #52: Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq Return to Pakistan for 'These Birds Walk'

    Filmmakers Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq bring their motherland of Pakistan to the big screen in their feature film, "These Birds Walk." Omar previously shot for "Jackass" and Bassam previously made commercials for "Lucky Charms." They met in Harlem and Tariq then helped Mullick on his solo show at...

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    How One SXSW Film Did the Impossible and Licensed Four Beatles Songs

    Ryan White's "Good Ol' Freda" is a film about Freda Kelly, the Beatles' longtime secretary. When it premieres in Austin, it will feature the Beatles singing "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Will," "I Feel Fine" and "Love Me Do."

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    The SXSW Springboard: Indiewire Picks 10 Actors to Watch Out For in Austin

    Lena Dunham, Tom Cullen, Dree Hemingway and Julia Garner all came to Austin as relative unknowns and emerged as sought-after talents. With the 2013 edition of the SXSW Film Festival launching today, the springboard is loaded.

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    Exclusive: Does Size Matter? Clip From SXSW Cockumentary 'Unhung Hero' Asks The Question

    So, here's the eternal question: does size matter? Ladies, is it important what your guys are packing or just how they use it? Dudes, are you confident with what god gave you down there? It's a discussion as old as time, but one nervy filmmaker is using his own undersized story to try and get a fina...

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    Exclusive: Poster For SXSW Psychological Thriller 'Holy Ghost People' Plus Trailer

    The ribs are being basted, the kegs are getting cooled, and the projectors are getting one last wipe of the lens as the SXSW Film Festival kicks off today. And while you already known the high profile movies that will unspooling, there are plenty more in the packed schedule not only jostling for att...

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    Exclusive: Images From SXSW Doc On Branson, Missouri 'We Always Lie To Strangers' Plus Trailer

    For a certain generation, their only knowledge of Branson, Missouri may be from a quip by Bart Simpson who once said that Homer described it as "Las Vegas if it was run by Ned Flanders." Indeed, known for its own brand of colorful nightlife and entertainment, the city is far from a punchline, and ha...

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    Picking Our Favorites From the Last Five Years of SXSW

    Before the on-the-ground dispatches from SXSW 2013 begin, we take a look at our favorite recommendations from each of the last five years of the festival.

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    Watch: SXSW World Premiere 'Snap' Teaser Traps Jake Hoffman and Nikki Reed in a Malevolent Dubstep Underworld

    "Snap" stars Jake Hoffman (son of Dustin Hoffman) as a mentally unstable dubstep savant who becomes obsessed with social worker Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and quickly unravels to menacing proportions. The psychological thriller is co-directed by Youssef Delara ("Filly Brown") and Victor Teran, and has ...

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