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    Exclusive Clip: SXSW Documentary 'Maidentrip' Chronicles Teen Laura Dekker's Record-Breaking Sail Around the World

    Check out this exclusive clip from Jillian Schlesinger's SXSW documentary "Maidentrip," following Dutch 14-year-old Laura Dekker's seabound excursion to become the youngest person to sail around the globe solo.

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    New Clips from Steve Carell's SXSW Opener 'Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    Check out two new TV spots and the trailer for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"; it will have its world premiere at SXSW when it opens the festival on March 8. The film opens in theaters March 15.

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    SXSW Watch: Improvement Club - Directed by Dayna Hanson

    This year Women and Hollywood will be at SXSW. One of the films we are excited to catch is Dayna Hanson’s Improvement Club which is competing in Narrative. Hanson wrote, directed and stars in the film. It is her first feature.

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    Mondo Announces New 'Game of Thrones' Poster Series and Gallery Event to Coincide with SXSW

    The Alamo Drafthouse's boutique collectible artwork division Mondo has announced a "Game of Thrones" poster series and gallery event to coincide with the SXSW Film Festival (March 8-17) in Austin.

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    SXSW Adds More Women Directed Films to Schedule

    SXSW has announced another round of films to their lineup, adding more films directed by women. They have also added many films written by women, such as Sundance favorite The East, co-written and starring Brit Marling and At Any Price co-written by Hallie Elizabeth Newton. SXSW also picked up the d...

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    Jonathan Demme Will Present Adam Leon's Stellar Debut and SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot'

    Director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") will present Adam Leon's "Gimme the Loot."

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    SXSW 2013: 'The East' to Close Festival; Plus New Titles, Panels and Film Conference Lineup

    Zal Batmanglij's "The East" will close the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Fifteen new titles and additional panels are also announced, including conversations with Danny Boyle and Rob Zombie, Joss Whedon and his "Much Ado About Nothing" cast...

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    Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' To Close SXSW Film Festival; 'The Spectacular Now' Also Added To Lineup

    It looks like SXSW is going to be a bit of Sundance South in 2013. With Park City premieres like "Don Jon's Addiction," "Computer Chess," "Prince Avalanche," "Before Midnight" and "Upstream Color" all headed to Austin, one more movie that unspool...

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    SXSW 2013 Announces Midnight Slate With Films By Vincenzo Natali, Rob Zombie, V/H/S/2 & More

    ...and yes there is more movie sauce to pour over the BBQ that is SXSW next month. After firming up their main slate last week, the folks in Austin have revealed their Midnighter line-up and there may be more than one worth losing some sleep for.

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    SXSW 2013 Announces Shorts and Midnight Program, Including 'Lords of Salem,' 'V/H/S/2,' 'Cheap Thrills,' 'Haunter' and "Kiss of the Damned'

    SXSW announces the lineup for its Midnight and Shorts sections, including Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem," "V/H/S/2," E. L. Katz's "Cheap Thrills," Vincenzo Natali's "Haunter" and Xan Cassavetes' "Kiss of the Damned." The festival runs ...

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