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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW Watch: 'Big Ass Spider!' No, Seriously: 'Big Ass Spider!' [VIDEO]

    Not gonna lie: I was kinda-sorta traumatized during my misspent youth when I witnessed a humongous arachnid attack rock-'n-rollin' teens in "Earth vs. The Spider."

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #25: Rob Zombie On How 'Ernest Goes to Jail' Inspired 'Lords of Salem'

    When you interrupt Rob Zombie while he's watching "Wheel of Fortune," he might decide to respond to your questions as his alter ego...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #24: Josh Greenbaum On 'The Short Game,' A Golf Film That's Not About Golf

    Emmy award winning filmmaker Josh Greenbaum is the man behind "The Short Game." Originally from upstate NY, he now resides in California. He has written and directed for some major companies including Paramount, Comedy Central, Fox, Funny or Die and CBS. Most recently, he directed a short film for t...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #23: Bryan Poyser Moves From Cathartic to Comedic With 'The Bounceback'

    Bryan Poyser has been making movies in Austin for almost 20 years now -- three features and a half-dozen shorts. During that time he also graduated from the University of Texas, co-founded a film festival, moved to Boulder, Colorado for a year and then came back, worked several awful corporate jobs,...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #22: Fede Alvarez Aims to Surprise You With His 'Evil Dead' Remake

    Fede Alavarez is the Uruguayan filmmaker behind the anticipated "Evil Dead" remake. He has been shooting shorts since he was a kid. His favorites films are "Back to the Future," "Star Wars," "Scaramouche," "Adventures of Baron Munchausen," "Phantom of Paradise" and "Oldboy."

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #20: Eva Orner Dives Into Afghanistan's Media in 'The Network'

    Eva Orner makes her directorial debut in "The Network". The Australian filmmaker is based in Los Angeles and spent four years in New York prior to that. She has been producing films for 20 years and won an Academy Award and Emmy in 2008 for producing "Taxi To The Dark Side."

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #19: Coming of Age in Emily Hagins' Latest, 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips'

    Filmmaker Emily Hagins celebrated her 20th birthday while creating "Grow Up, Tony Phillips" which she wrote and directed. Having begun filmmaking at the young age of 12, "Grow Up, Tony Phillips" is her fourth feature. Hagin's last feature, "My Sucky Teen Romance", played at SXSW in 2011, and was dis...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #18: Texan Filmmaker Geoff Marslett Brings Local Culture to the Screen in 'Loves Her Gun'

    Filmmaker Geoff Marslett is a Texas native and "Loves Her Gun" is his second feature film. His previous feature, "Mars", was an animated sci-fi rom-com. He teaches at the University of Texas and plays in a karate rock band that is featured in his film.

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #17: Stephen Silha & Eric Slade Embrace the Weird in 'Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton'

    Filmmaker Stephen Silva says he grew up with ink in his blood and "BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton" was another story he needed to tell. Silva has worked in newspapers, for private foundations, non-profits, and the United Nations. He credits all of those experiences as an important backgr...

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    Exclusive Clip: SXSW Documentary 'And Who Taught You to Drive' Follows Three Quests for Foreign Drivers Licenses

    Check out this exclusive clip from SXSW documentary "And Who Taught You to Drive?" The film, directed by Andrea Thiele, follows three different individuals as they jump through hoops to attain drivers licenses in foreign countries -- German Mirela in India, American Jake in Japan, and South Korean H...

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