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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #3: Avi Zev Weider, 'Welcome to the Machine'

    Avi Weider started making movies in high school, thrilled to "while away the hours editing Super-8 silent shorts" in a film production class at Brooklyn College that he talked himself into for English class credit. In college he studied Film theory, history and criticism but has to teach himself the...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #2: Martha Stephens, 'Pilgrim Song'

    Martha Stephens hails from Eastern Kentucky. "Pilgrim Song" is her second feature; "Passenger Pigeons" premiered at SXSW 2010 and won the We Believe In You Award. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking, but says she earns her wages teaching at ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #1: Ciaran Foy, 'Citadel'

    Ciarán Foy grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and says that apart from his parents he was "raised by the works of Spielberg, Lucas and Cameron." He's been addicted to genre movies for as long as he can remember and has always wanted to be a director, "so I could create my own worlds." Foy attended the Nati...

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    SXSW Buys Begin: Strand Buys 'Crazy Eyes' Starring Lukas Haas

    Strand Releasing has acquired US rights to Adam Sherman’s "Crazy Eyes," which will have its world premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

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    SXSW FIRST LOOK: 'Prince of Broadway' Director Sean Baker Debuts Poster for 'Starlet'

    Sean Baker's "Prince of Broadway" was a fine second feature and an honest indie gem. Check out our interview with Baker and "Price of Broadway" presenter Lee Daniels below. His third film, "Starlet," is set to debut at SXSW on March 11 and stars Dree Hemingway. Chec...

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    Roadside Acquires 'Blue Like Jazz' Before SXSW Premiere

    Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to "Blue Like Jazz," prior to its world premiere in the Narrative Spotlight section at the upcoming 2012 South-by-Southwest Film Festival. The film, directed by Steve Taylor ("The Second Chance") and based on the hit semi-autobiograph...

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    The SXSW Conference Lineup and Additional Titles, Including "Nature Calls" with Patton Oswalt

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has revealed the complete conference lineup, in addition to announcing additional films.

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    Watch: SXSW Hits "The FP" and "Natural Selection" Drop Promising Trailers

    Just as the 2012 edition of the SXSW film festival gears up for its March 9 kickoff, trailers for two of last year's big breakouts -- "The FP" and "Natural Selection" -- have landed. If nothing else, they demonstrate a festival's range.

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    At 2.5 Hours, Does Kevin MacDonald's Doc 'Marley' Add Really Anything New to the Rastafarian's Tale?

    The best sequence in "Marley," Kevin Macdonald's sprawling, two-and-a-half-hour chronicle of Bob Marley's legacy, arrives at the very end. While the credits roll, Macdonald shows Marley fans around the world singing his greatest hits. The diverse cultures and appearances, united by...

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