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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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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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    Exclusive Clip: SXSW World Premiere 'The Retrieval' Follows a Budding Friendship Set Against Civil War Bounty Hunting

    Check out this clip from "The Retrieval," an African-American Civil War drama having its world premiere in the SXSW Narrative Competition section on March 11. The film is directed by Texan helmer Chris Eska, whose "August Evening" took home the John Cassavetes Award at the 2008 Independent Spirit Aw...

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    Watch: Trailer For SXSW Documentary 'Milius' Featuring Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola & More

    The older he’s gotten, the more of a legend he has become. So it should come as no surprise that the great John Milius would have a documentary made about him -- the real question is what took so long. The man behind the “Dirty Harry” franchise, “Apocalypse Now,” and “Conan the Barbarian” is known a...

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    Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Drama 'This Is Where We Live' Featuring 'Homeland' Star Marc Menchaca

    While the SXSW Film Festival sometimes earns headlines for the genre fare that makes waves with the audiences that flock to Austin each year, it's a place where strong dramas and unique stories can also unspool. And this year filmmakers Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca are hoping their feature effort ...

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    SXSW 2013: The 10 Films We Can't Wait to See

    The SXSW Film Festival kicks off on Friday with a studio comedy, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," but it's the smaller movies that really stand out at this essential celebration of new American cinema. From "Tiny Furniture" to "Weekend," low budget movies that have premiered with little to no buzz...

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    SXSW Interview: Olivia Wilde Finds Her Inner Slapstick Comedian in 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    SXSW opener “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” -- which even Steve Carrell admits “won’t be changing any lives” -- did give Olivia Wilde a chance to get in touch with her “inner Lucy.” What? She pulls a football out from under Jim Carrey? No, she has to act awkward and ungainly and do “my tiny homag...

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    Exclusive: Poster For SXSW Rock Doc 'Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker'

    There are a lot of things to take in at SXSW -- BBQ, beer, movies and just the general vibe of Austin, Texas in the spring. But just as integral is the music. As usual, each year the SXSW Film Festival dedicates a section of their programming to movies and documentaries about music, and one that mig...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #40: Strange Occurrences And Their Larger Meaning in Jacob Vaughan's 'Milo'

    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #40: Strange Occurrences And Their Larger Meaning in Jacob Vaughan's 'Milo'

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