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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW 2012 Winners: 'Gimme the Loot' and Ginger Baker Documentary

    The 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced winners Tuesday night at the Vimeo Theater in Austin, Texas. Audiences sampled 132 features and 138 shorts this year, selected from more than 5,300 submissions.

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    'Gimme the Loot' and 'Beware Mr. Baker' Top 2012 SXSW Film Awards Winners

    The SXSW Film Awards ceremony will soon be underway here in Austin, TX. Indiewire will be posting the winners as they're announced. Keep checking back for live coverage.

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'

    Made around the time as 2008's "Baghead," the Duplass Brothers' "The Do-Deca Pentathlon" is just hitting theaters now. Is the duo's latest effort an entertaining film ahead of its time or a sign that their delayed projects should be left in the past?

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    SXSW Video: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Filmmakers Talk Comedy Home Run '21 Jump Street'

    Whatever question there might be about how well a smart horror parody like SXSW opener "Cabin the Woods" will do with mainstream audiences, there is none with updated buddy cop comedy "21 Jump Street," which also played well at the Paramount Theater here, and will prove a huge b.o. home run.

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Bad Brains: A Band In DC' A Kinetic, Frenetic & Long Overdue Tribute To The Legendary Hardcore Band

    As Henry Rollins states early on in "Bad Brains: A Band in DC," a definitive documentary on the legendary hardcore band is long overdue. "Legendary" is even understating it a bit, as Bad Brains helped to invent what we know as American hardcore, taking inspiration from the Sex Pi...

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' A Surprisingly Ambitious Deadpan Charmer

    Bob Byington’s "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is about a guy who doesn’t grow up. In fact, he doesn’t even age over the film’s span of about three decades in his life. It may have something to do with a mysterious briefcase, the origins of which are only ever suggested by animated cloud interludes and...

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'King Kelly'

    Can a film shot on an iPhone be able to say enough about our culture while actually being a compelling film? Apparently, yes.

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    SXSW '12 Interview: 'Frankie Go Boom' Director Jordan Roberts On The Inspiration Behind Putting Ron Perlman In A Dress

    We weren't sure what to expect of "Frankie Go Boom," the sophomore directorial feature from director Jordan Roberts. There were the helmer's diverse previous credits, from directing ensemble dramedy "Around The Bend," which starred Christopher Walken, Michael Caine and Josh Lucas, to writing the nar...

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'Starlet'

    One of the film's central relationships is an unconventional one. Does "Starlet" place the emphasis on its most satisfying parts?

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    SXSW '12 Interview: Matthew McConaughey & Tracy Letts Talk Working With William Friedkin & NC-17 Rating For 'Killer Joe'

    "Killer Joe" is a film primed to mark a comeback for its director and star. Not only has William Friedkin made his best movie in decades with the sordid Texan crime tale, but Matthew McConaughey continues to add to his recent renaissance of fascinating work that has seen him team with with filmmaker...

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