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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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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 Women Directors: Meet Iva Radivojevic

    "I myself had moved to three different countries by the age of 18, one of which was Cyprus. I was an immigrant to the island and [my film] is told through a personal point of view, though it's not about me, but the people we meet along the way."

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    SXSW Review: Deeply Human And Quietly Unsettling Thriller 'Two Step'

    As far as crime movies go, things are feeling a little "been there, stole that." These days it seems rare that a thriller will genuinely surprise you and offer thrills beyond what you can find on any number of hour-long prime time dramas. (Would anyone going to pick "Alex Cross" over "True Detective...

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    SXSW: John Sloss Urges Filmmakers to Demand VOD Numbers

    Today on a panel at SXSW, Sloss once again called on distributors to release the numbers, but also urged filmmakers to demand them.

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