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    SXSW: How A Drug Lord's Arrest Changed The Ending of 'The Legend of Shorty'

    What happens when you've made a documentary about the search for an infamous drug lord – Public Enemy #1 -- and the authorities capture him right after you finish your film? If you're filmmakers Angus MacQueen and Guillermo Galdós, you quickly re-edit the documentary so that it's up-to-date when it ...

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    2014 SXSW Film Festival Winners Include 'Fort Tilden,' 'The Great Invisible,' 'True Detective' & More

    It seems like it just started yesterday, but the curtains are beginning to close on another SXSW Film Festival. And part of that process means handing out awards, with the SXSW jury revealing the winners who will be leaving Austin with more than just BBQ stains and memories of a great time.

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    SXSW Fest Wrap & Competition Award Winners

    The SXSW juries parceled out their awards in Austin on Tuesday night.

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    SXSW Review: ‘Kelly & Cal’ Starring Juliette Lewis & Jonny Weston

    The notions of a mother estranged from her own offspring and a millennial teen embittered with the rage, hard-luck and confinement of his paralysis are, on their own, distinct and interesting ideas worth investigating. And the indie “Kelly & Cal” takes both of these ideas and merges them together in...

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    Interview: Robert Duvall’s Still Got It In “A Night In Old Mexico”

    It’s no surprise that Robert Duvall is a cantankerous (and charming) old coot in his new film, “A Night in Old Mexico,” helmed by the Spanish director and composer Emilio Aragón. The 83-year-old is still in fine and feisty form as Red Bovie, an old cowboy forced off his land by developers turning th...

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    SXSW Review: 'Doc Of the Dead' Explores How Zombies Rose From The Grave & Strangled Pop Culture

    Zombies are definitely having a cultural moment. In fact, their blood-smeared claws are all over every aspect of the post-apocalyptic pop culture terror-dome, from the phenomenally successful cable series "The Walking Dead" to Brad Pitt's against-all-odds box office smash "World War Z," to things li...

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    Lena Dunham's Feminist Week: From SNL to SXSW

    Dunham on men's rights, female typecasting, and telling her story through "whatever means necessary."

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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Doris Dorrie

    "I wanted to tell a different story about Mexico than the one about the drug war that we hear constantly."

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    From Teen Welfare Dad to YouTube Icon: Casey Neistat Tells SXSW How He Did It

    It's no coincidence that Casey Neistat has made short branded films for Nike because his keynote address today at SXSW might be summarized bet by the sneaker brands slogan: Just Do It.

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    SXSW Review: 'Frank,' Starring Michael Fassbender Wearing a Giant Fake Head, Totally Rocks

    In Lenny Abrahamson’s lovely film ‘Frank,’ Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is a would-be musician who works an office job by day. It’s possible he doesn’t have a lot of talent.

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