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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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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #35: Mitchell Altieri Directs a Congregation of Outcasts in American Gothic 'Holy Ghost People'

    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #35: Mitchell Altieri Directs a Congregation of Outcasts in American Gothic 'Holy Ghost People'

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW FIlmmakers #34: British Duo Jones' Comedy 'Everyone's Going to Die'

    The debut film from British collective Jones, "Everyone's Going to Die" is a lo-fi comedy with a darkly misleading title.What it's about: Two lonely people who find and help each other in unexpected ways. Those times in life when it seems suddenly short.About the filmmakers: We’re from London, Engla...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #33: Carlos Puga's 'Burma' Is, In a Way, 15 Years in the Making

    First time filmmaker Carlos Puga, formerly a documentarian for MTV's "True Life," had known for awhile that he wanted to make narrative films. When his short "Satan Since 2003" experienced success at Sundance, he finally set out to make his first feature, and in doing so landed a great cast includin...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #32: Eric Slade Chronicles the Life of James Broughton in 'Big Joy'

    Former reporter and Eric Slade was inspired by his mentor, filmmaker and poet James Broughton, for his first feature film

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