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    SXSW 2013: 'Bellflower' Producer Grashaw Talks Directorial Debut 'Coldwater'

    Vincent Grashaw produced, edited and acted in SXSW's 2010 hit "Bellflower," written, directed and starring his fellow Coatwolf Productions pal Evan Glodell. Now he's back in Austin with "Coldwater," his feature directorial debut, which he also co-wrote. The testosterone-fueled drama centers on a tee...

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    SXSW Opens with Raucous 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    The SXSW Film Festival's opening night has been the terrain of celebrity-infused audience-pleasers from "Kick-Ass" to "The Cabin In the Woods" and this year played to a seemingly winning formula. Friday evening, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Olivia Wilde took to the stage at the Paramount Theater in ...

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    14 Films We've Already Reviewed at SXSW 2013

    Indiewire is heading down to Austin today for the kickoff of 2013's SXSW Film Festival, which starts today and goes until Saturday, March 16th. While we've already chronicled ten films that we can't wait to see for the first time, the packed slate of exciting films also brings a ton of already estab...

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    Watch: SXSW World Premiere 'Snap' Teaser Traps Jake Hoffman and Nikki Reed in a Malevolent Dubstep Underworld

    "Snap" stars Jake Hoffman (son of Dustin Hoffman) as a mentally unstable dubstep savant who becomes obsessed with social worker Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and quickly unravels to menacing proportions. The psychological thriller is co-directed by Youssef Delara ("Filly Brown") and Victor Teran, and has ...

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    Exclusive Clip: SXSW World Premiere 'The Retrieval' Follows a Budding Friendship Set Against Civil War Bounty Hunting

    Check out this clip from "The Retrieval," an African-American Civil War drama having its world premiere in the SXSW Narrative Competition section on March 11. The film is directed by Texan helmer Chris Eska, whose "August Evening" took home the John Cassavetes Award at the 2008 Independent Spirit Aw...

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    Exclusive Poster for SXSW Thriller 'Cheap Thrills' Starring Pat Healy and Sara Paxton

    Among the slate of films that open Austin's SXSW Film Festival tomorrow is "What Fun We Were Having" co-writer E.L. Katz' directorial debut "Cheap Thrills," written by Troma vet Trent Haaga and David Chirchirillio.

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    SXSW Interview: Olivia Wilde Finds Her Inner Slapstick Comedian in 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    SXSW opener “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” -- which even Steve Carrell admits “won’t be changing any lives” -- did give Olivia Wilde a chance to get in touch with her “inner Lucy.” What? She pulls a football out from under Jim Carrey? No, she has to act awkward and ungainly and do “my tiny homag...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #39: Jillian Schlesinger Follows the 'Maidentrip' of the Youngest Person to Sail Around the World

    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #39: Jillian Schlesinger Follows the 'Maidentrip' of the Youngest Person to Sail Around the World

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #38: M. Blash Examines Technology and How We Deal With Death in 'The Wait'

    Portland based artist M. Blash's first film, 2006's "Lying," premiered at Cannes that year. His sophomore feature "The Wait" pairs him once again with that film's stars, Chloe Sevigny and Jena Malone, in a supernatural, psychological sibling tale.

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #37: Academy Award Nominee Al Reinert Takes on the 'Unreal Dream' of an Innocent Man Convicted

    Academy Award nominated documentarian ("For All Mankind") and screenwriter ("Apollo 13") Al Reinert takes on a decidedly more earthly story with his film detailing the 1986 wrongful conviction of Michael Morton.

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