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Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #12: Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews On Their Gamers Movie for Non-Gamers, 'Zero Charisma'

    Having spent over a decade together, Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews have been romantically and creatively involved since high school. Their latest work is the entertaining indie comedy, "Zero Charisma." The pair have collaborated previously with director Michael Paul Stephenson as DP (Graham) and ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #11: Penny Lane Takes a Personal Look at Nixon and His Conspirators in 'Our Nixon'

    The historical documentary "Our Nixon" is Penny Lane's debut feature film. Having made short films for a long time using appropriated materials, she forays into new territory with the help of her co-producer Brian L. Frye. Penny credits him for developing the original concept. With some convincing, ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #10: John Sayles Tells an Untold Story in 'Go for Sisters'

    Oscar-nominee John Sayles ("Amigo"), the filmmaker behind "Go for Sisters," also sidelines as a novelist, screenwriter and occasional actor. He describes his latest drama "Go for Sisters" as a story people haven’t seen before and full of terrific performances.

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #9: 'Getting Back to Abnormal,' the First Post-Katrina Doc

    "Getting Back to Abnormal," collaboratively directed by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, and Paul Stekler, follows the story of Stacy Head, a polarizing white woman who gets elected to the New Orleans city coucil after Katrina. The documentary offers an amusing perspective on race in ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #7: 'The Rambler' Uncovers a Bizarre and Wicked America

    "The Rambler," the second feature from director and actor Calvin Reeder whom you may recognize from "V/H/S," follows a former prison inmate in a mysterious journey to reconnect with his brother. Based on Reeder's short film of the same name, "The Rambler" is inspired by the likes of "The Cincinnati ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #6: Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa Teach Film History with 'Milius"

    Documentary filmmakers Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa chart the life of the controversial filmmaker John Milius in the eponymous feature debut. With interviews from Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Oliver Stone, among others, "Milius" celebrates the life of the influential man who co-wrote many ic...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #5: Adam Rifkin Questions Our Fascination with Tragedy in 'Reality Show'

    Screenwriter and filmmaker Adam Rifkin ("Small Soldiers," "Detroit Rock City) first attempted a critical look at the world of reality television with his 2012 Showtime dark comedy series "Reality Show," in which a TV producer documents a family without their knowing. Rifkin edited the 10 episodes in...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #4: Vincent Grashaw Uncovers the Issues of Juvenile Rehabilitation in 'Coldwater'

    "Coldwater," directed and co-written by "Bellflower" producer Vincent Grashaw, follows the story of a teenage boy who is forcefully taken from his home and put into a reform facility in the middle of the wilderness. "Coldwater" shines the spotlight on the many pressing issues concerning juvenile reh...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #3: 'Cheap Thrills' Rejects the American Dream and a 'Big Ass Spider!' Destroys LA

    Producer Travis Stevens of Snowfort Pictures has two films premiering in the SXSW "Midnighters" category this year, one veering on the more series side as an honest, yet funny commentary on the American Dream, and the other as a fun, ridiculous monster movie. "Cheap Thrills," the directorial debut o...

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