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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    Interview with the Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Producer Kelcey Edwards of Wonder Woman - The Untold Story of American Superheroines

    I am one of those girls who grew up watching Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman.  I loved those shows.  The feminist in me was alive way back then when Lynda Carter and Lindsey Wagner were kicking butt on TV in the 70s.  Of course I never realized how revolutionary those shows were at ...

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    SXSW 2012 Review - "Dreams Of A Life" (A Harrowing Reconstruction Of A Life From Collected Fragments)

    By now I’m sure we’re all familiar with the story, even if it’s just the broad details of it – young woman dies in her apartment and her body isn’t discovered for a good 3 years, as it lay there putrefying – which actually sounds like it could be a pitch for ...

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    SXSW 2012 Review - "The Raid: Redemption" (Indonesian Actioner Delivers Relentless Bloody Brutality)

    A film that's already developing a cult following, even though it's only commercial exhibits have been on the film festival circuit, starting with a 2011 Toronto Film Festival debut (it's now a Sony Pictures property, scheduled for a US and Indonesia release in March of this ye...

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW '12 Review: 'See Girl Run' Has A Slightly Too Leisurely Stride

    There's a fine line between delicacy and fragility, between a gentle unfolding and a stubbornly slow series of revelations. That line is what keeps Nate Meyer's "See Girl Run," a midlife romantic drama, from succeeding as well as the great cinematography and talented cast would hav...

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    SXSW 2012 Review - "Brooklyn Castle" (A Moving Look At The Trials & Triumphs Of A Junior High School's Chess Team)

    An absolutely wonderfully-produced feature documentary filled with touching, inspirational stories of hope, ambition and perseverance.

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    SXSW '12 Review: "Gimme The Loot" Charismatic Duo Goes For Mischievous Ride, But It Runs Out Of Steam

    Gimme The Loot Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last night, when I was able to catch the screening.

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    Exclusive SXSW Clip: Black Comedy 'Black Pond' Marks Smart Debut of Two Brit Talents

    Sunday at SXSW sees the North American debut of "Black Pond," a very strange and very British dark comedy from two emerging filmmakers. Actor-writer Will Sharpe and commercials director Tom Kingsley, 25 and 26, are a few years out of Cambridge.

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'Nature Calls'

    While some critics are split over the amount of laughs the new Boy Scout comedy produces, most reviews are in agreement: with the talent involved, there should have been more.

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Small Apartments' Is An Awkward, Entirely Unsatisfying Mixture Of Sweetness And Filth

    Swedish filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund used to be the kind of director whose every move was worth following. He started out building buzz for his career by making controversial music videos, helming the sensational, barely-seen "Smack My Bitch Up" clip for Prodigy and, way more successfully, the "Ray of L...

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'Fat Kid Rules the World'

    With a solid central performance by Jacob Wysocki, Matthew Lillard's directorial debut is a solid high-school tale.

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