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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

  • Women and Hollywood
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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Leah Meyerhoff

    "I chose to cast my actual mother to play a fictionalized version of herself in the movie and an actual 16-year old girl to play the lead. My mother is in a wheelchair, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was young. I was tasked with being her caretaker, and these responsibilities a...

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    Edward Snowden Calls SXSW Crowd 'Firefighters' Battling For 'The Future of the Internet'

    "The NSA is setting fire to the future of the internet, and the people in this room are firefighters," NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told a packed room at SXSW via a virtual conversation presented by the ACLU's Christopher Soghoian and Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology...

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW: Watch First 5 Minutes Of 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' With Kanye West, Questlove, Common & More

    Already having traveled the world in 2013, with festival stops in Los Angeles, Athens and Stockholm, the next destination for Jeff Broadway's hip-hop documentary "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)" is SXSW, and in case you're not on the ground in Austin, a pretty sizeable little ...

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW Review: Madcap Murder Mystery 'Wild Canaries'

    Writer/director Lawrence Michael Levine’s film “Wild Canaries” is a tonal and genre departure from his previous feature, “Gabi On The Roof In July,” but his hipster Brooklyn milieu remains the same. This film poses the question: just how might a murder mystery in this yuppie brownstone setting play ...

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    SXSW: Who Needs a Distributor? Direct-to-Fan Distribution Platform VHX Opens to the Public

    VHX, the direct-to-fan distribution platform built for premium video, officially launches to the public today after two years in private beta.

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    SXSW Exclusive: Swedish House Mafia Raves In Clip From Documentary 'Leave The World Behind'

    Swedish House Mafia might be one of the biggest acts in the world you don't know about. And though they're going away, the progressive house group are leaving behind one final treat for fans, the documentary "Leave The World Behind." Director Christian Larson goes behind-the-scenes of the group's fi...

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW Exclusive: Love Crosses Continents In Trailer For '10,000 KM (Long Distance)'

    Love is the curious emotion that be both strong and fragile, all at the time. A bond that seems unbreakable can suddenly bend when the circumstances around the union are changed. Can love survive distance? Can passion be sustained across continents? Co-writer and director Carlos Marques-Marcet explo...

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    SXSW: 'House of Cards' Producer Rails Against Celebrity Crowdfunding

    Producer Dana Brunetti is a fan of crowdfunding - except when it involves celebrities. The "House of Cards" producer railed against celebrity crowdfunding at a talk at SXSW led by former Facebook executive Randi Zuckerberg.

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    Mark Duplass & Jason Blum Talk 'Creep,' SXSW Review and Roundup (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Jason Blum and producer-writer-star Mark Duplass talk indie found footage SXSW thriller 'Creep.'

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    SXSW: Low-Budget Producer Jason Blum on The Secret of His Success

    In his keynote address at SXSW, indie producer Jason Blum outlines the secret to his success.

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