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Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers

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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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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #51: Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis Tell a Dreamlike Story in 'Swim Little Fish Swim'

    The creative pair behind "Swim Little Fish Swim," Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis, split their time between New York and Paris. Amar is a French filmmaker who has produced and directed six short films shot in London, New York, Paris, Israel and Palestine that have been selected at 150+ festivals arou...

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    Get to Know the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers Ahead of the Festival

    As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to know the SXSW Film Festival filmmakers. Over the next week, we'll be posting the 2013 batch of filmmaker profiles.

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #50: A 13-Year-Old Grapples with Growing Up in Gangs in Lotfy Nathan's '12 O'Clock Boys'

    First-time director Lofty Nathan set out to film 13-Year-Old Pug's Journey as a member of dirt bike gang The 12 O'Clock boys with little film experience or a sense of the film that would eventually surface. After five years, Nathan has created a sentimental and complicated picture of growing up in B...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #49: Alex Winter Charts The Rise and Fall of Napster in 'Downloaded'

    Director Alex Winter's work with "Downloaded," began a decade ago, when he sold his feature screenplay about Napster's early 2000s story. Now, he has scrapped the script, lost the narrative feature, and developed his own documentary on the subject, which he hopes to give a new view on the music indu...

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    Meet the SXSW Filmmakers #48: Simon Ennis' Moon Comedy 'Lunarcy!' Finds Comedic Hope In Devoted Dreamers

    Simon Ennis' "Lunarcy!" began as an honest documentary about the Moon and those most enthusiastic about it, but the more time the crew spent with their subjects, the more the focus of their documentary shifted towards the men and women who have devoted their lives to the our planet's Moon, distillin...

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    Meet the SXSW Filmmakers #47: The Lives of Three Gay Seniors Documented in PJ Raval's 'Before You Know It'

    Director PJ Raval has for the last 7 years established himself as one of the premiere filmmakers focusing on the LGBT community, and his most recent film "Before You Know It," is no exception. Attempting to demystify subject of aging sexuality, Raval focuses on three gay seniors, attempting to retai...

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    Meet the SXSW FIlmmakers #46: Timothy Wheeler Films One Last Attempt From A Swimming Legend

    A legendary swimmer comes out of a thirty-year retirement to reattempt her greatest feat: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida. Timothy Wheeler's directorial debut "The Other Place," follows Diana Nyad's recent attempt at the impossible, and asks the viewer among all of their own success...

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    Meet the SXSW Filmmakers #45: AJ Schnack & David Wilson Explore the Connection Between Tradition and Community in 'We Always Lie To Strangers'

    Branson, Missouri, is a tourist destination largely defined by its musical traditions and performers, a draw which first sparked directors AJ Schnack & David Wilson's fascination with the small town. Multiple trips by the filmmakers, both of which have family ties in the region, led to a feature fil...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #44: Alicia Dwyer's "Xmas Without China" Offers A Surprising Change of Pace for Documentarian

    On first glance, "Xmas Without China" seems to be a surprising next subject for Alicia Dwyer, the filmmaker who last brought us "Bully" and "Pandemic: Facing Aids." But the film's humor is filled with an undercurrent of social commentary, discussing America's reliance on foreign goods and our holida...

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