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    10 Films To See At SXSW Film Festival 2013

    A couple of months on from Sundance, and a few weeks after Berlin wrapped up, and we're about to hit the third major movie event of the year, as the SXSW Film Festival gets underway on Friday. The festival has grown in importance, giving a certain kind of indie picture (and studio flick) a boost as ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #30: 'Hipster' Destin Daniel Cretton Returns With Brie Larson Starring Drama 'Short Term 12'

    "I Am Not A Hipster," Destin Daniel Cretton's directorial debut, premiered at last year's Sundance, and now a mere 14 months later he is preparing the release of his follow up "Short Term 12." Starring Brie Larson with a script by Cretton, the film follows the complex connection between Larson, a co...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #27: Baby Complications Amid Friendships In Jessie McCormack's Debut 'Gus'

    Jessie McCormack primarily comes from a theater writing and acting background, but after her short film "The Antagonist," put her on the map, she is now debuting her first feature, "Gus." Following the turbulent relationships of two friends after one gets pregnant and promises the other the child, M...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #21: Jeffrey Schwarz Captures Shock Value and Beauty in 'I am Divine'

    Jeffrey Schwarz's is a very busy man. "I am Divine" is his fourth feature documentary in five years. This past summer his last film "Vito" aired on HBO. It was about the beloved gay activist and film scholar Vito Russo, and it comes out on DVD this April. His other films are "Spine Tingler! The Will...

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    SXSW Exclusive: Adam Brody, Emily Watson and Kristen Bell in Character Posters for Neil LaBute's 'Some Girl(s)'

    The Neil LaBute-penned "Some Girl(s)," an adaptation of LaBute's play of the same name, is gearing up for its world premiere at SXSW on March 9th, and in advance of the release has released character posters for all six members of the film's ensemble cast.

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #9: 'Getting Back to Abnormal,' the First Post-Katrina Doc

    "Getting Back to Abnormal," collaboratively directed by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, and Paul Stekler, follows the story of Stacy Head, a polarizing white woman who gets elected to the New Orleans city coucil after Katrina. The documentary offers an amusing perspective on race in ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #8: Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller Build a 'Tiny' House and Make a Film About It

    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #8: Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller Build a 'Tiny' House and Make a Film About It

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #7: 'The Rambler' Uncovers a Bizarre and Wicked America

    "The Rambler," the second feature from director and actor Calvin Reeder whom you may recognize from "V/H/S," follows a former prison inmate in a mysterious journey to reconnect with his brother. Based on Reeder's short film of the same name, "The Rambler" is inspired by the likes of "The Cincinnati ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #6: Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa Teach Film History with 'Milius"

    Documentary filmmakers Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa chart the life of the controversial filmmaker John Milius in the eponymous feature debut. With interviews from Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Oliver Stone, among others, "Milius" celebrates the life of the influential man who co-wrote many ic...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #5: Adam Rifkin Questions Our Fascination with Tragedy in 'Reality Show'

    Screenwriter and filmmaker Adam Rifkin ("Small Soldiers," "Detroit Rock City) first attempted a critical look at the world of reality television with his 2012 Showtime dark comedy series "Reality Show," in which a TV producer documents a family without their knowing. Rifkin edited the 10 episodes in...

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