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    'Loves Her Gun' Star Trieste Kelly Dunn Talks Improv, Road-Tripping and Directors

    Geoff Marslet's "Loves Her Gun" was a talking point out of last year's SXSW, not only because it centers around violence and gun control, but because the improvised dialogue makes for a naturalistic portrait of a woman's progression from victim to aggressor. She's well-played by Trieste Kelly Dunn, ...

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    RIP Paul Walker, Who Was Two Weeks Away from Sharing with Audiences the Finest Performance of His Career (TRAILER)

    Chalk it up as a tragic irony of an untimely demise: At the time he was killed Saturday in a Los Angeles auto mishap at the ridiculously young age of 40, Paul Walker was less than two weeks away from seeing how movie audiences and VOD viewers would respond to what arguably was the finest performance...

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    5 Tips for Filmmakers Applying to SXSW from the Festival's Programmers

    The Programmers and Organizers of the SXSW Film Conference & Festival in Austin, which takes place in March, took to Reddit yesterday to answer questions in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). The SXSW team shared tips about what filmmakers should and shouldn't do when applying to SWSX and provided insi...

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    Lena Dunham, Jason Blum, Casey Neistat Among SXSW's First Batch of Announced Keynotes and Panels

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the first batch of Keynotes and panels for their 2014 edition, which runs March 7-15 in Austin, Texas.

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    SXSW 2014 Announces Lena Dunham, Producer Jason Blum and More as All-New Keynote Speakers; Plus, First Round of Panels

    SXSW revealed today that daily Keynote sessions, offered for the first time, will feature filmmakers Lena Dunham (HBO’s “Girls”), Jason Blum (producer of “Insidious,” “Purge and “Paranormal Activity” franchises) and Casey Neistat (HBO’s “The Neistat Brothers”).

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    Film Festivals Take A Giant Step Forward In Organizing

    At the recent New York IFP Meetings in mid September Just after TIFF, I attended a day devoted to an initiative called the IFP Festival Forum.This nascent professional association of film festivals has been convening at IFP’s independent Film Week and the Sundance Film Festival for a couple ...

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    SXSW Launches SXsports, Interactive and Film Event Featuring ESPN's Bill Simmons, Nate Silver and More

    SXSW has announced SXsports, which will launch at the 2014 fest. This curated, sports-focused track will be open to all Interactive and Film registrants, and take place March 7-9, 2014, in Austin. Featured speakers include Peter Guber, Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, and Grantland’s Bill Simmons ...

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    SXSW Rerun: Interview with Hannah Fidell, Lindsay Burdge and Kim Sherman of A Teacher

    A Teacher is a tense, unflinching piece of film that gets under your skin and refuses to let go. It's the tightly drawn portrait of Diana (Lindsay Burdge), a young high school teacher who is having an illicit affair with her all-too-appealing student Eric (Will Brittain).

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    Inspirational Woman of the Day: Diana Nyad

    There is no better way to start the fall off than with a dose of some serious inspiration. Diana Nyad, on her fifth attempt (the first one was in 1978), accomplished a lifelong dream -- to swim from Cuba to Key West. She is 64 years old. She swam 110 miles. She was stung by jellyfish. She evaded...

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    SXSW Rerun: Interview with Brie Larson - Star of Short Term 12

    Short Term 12, written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, was hands down one of my favorite films I saw at SXSW.

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