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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW Interview: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains the Scientific Agenda Behind 'Cosmos' And Why He's Not Afraid of the Religious Right

    Tyson sat down with Indiewire to discuss his relationship to the show's legacy and why he isn't concerned about its potential to offend the religious right.

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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Diana Whitten

    "'Vessel' is Rebecca's story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement."

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    SXSW Review: Scary Haunted Mirror Horror 'Oculus'

    If there's one certainty in the horror genre, it's that trends will come and go. Some strain of horror will be popular for a few years, then disappear just as quickly, waiting for its moment of reinvention or cultural relevance. The genre's recent past has been dominated by two forces: the torture-p...

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    'Veronica Mars' Premieres at SXSW Nearly One Year After Kickstarter Campaign

    Even rain couldn't put a damper on the premiere of "Veronica Mars," which premiered today at SXSW nearly one year after the Kickstarter campaign resurrected the TV series and seven years after the show went off the air.

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    SXSW Review: ‘Neighbors’ Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron & Rose Byrne

    The last time Universal screened one of their big summer comedies at South by Southwest, it turned out to be "Bridesmaids"—a movie that not only proved to be a massive financial success (and a breakthrough for its cowriter/star Kristin Wiig) but a critical one as well, even earning an Academy Award ...

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    SXSW Review: 'Veronica Mars' Starring Kristen Bell

    The mere existence of a "Veronica Mars" movie seems downright miraculous in and of itself. This was a beloved but barely viewed cult television series that aired on the now-defunct UPN for three unceremonious seasons before being banished to the illusory land of "canceled before its time." Years aft...

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    SXSW Review: ‘The Heart Machine’ Starring Kate Lyn Sheil & John Gallagher Jr.

    As more tools, apps, devices and iProducts emerge to ease the struggles of modern existence, the manifestations of each invention come with unforeseen consequences. And as such, as the digital age progresses, the complexities of intimacy, relationships and sex are increased. While the stigma of onli...

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    Lawmaker Urges SXSW to Cancel Edward Snowden Talk

    Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is urging organizers of SXSW to cancel its planned Edward Snowden talk.

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    SXSW Review: Can We Cure Aging? Absorbing Doc 'The Immortalists' Wants to Know

    At an early point in David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg’s absorbing documentary and SXSW premiere “The Immortalists,” theoretical biologist Aubrey de Grey, who sports a beard of wizardly proportions, says, “I don’t want to end up here.” The “here” he speaks of so dismissively is a graveyard.

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    Ridley Sets Record Straight on McQueen '12 Years' Rift, Talks 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'

    On location in Texas, John Ridley sets the record straight on the rift with '12 Years a Slave' director Steve McQueen. And digs into directing his second feature film, 'Jimi: All is By My Side.'

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