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    SXSW Interview: Duplass Brothers Talk 'Jeff,' 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' and Career Plan (Video)

    Writer-directors Jay and Mark Duplass headed into SXSW with an unusual distribution deal for their long-in-the-works micro-budget brother comedy "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon." They set it up at both Fox Searchlight, which released "Cyrus," and Red Flag Releasing, a small indie run by ...

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    SXSW 2012 Winners: 'Gimme the Loot' and Ginger Baker Documentary

    The 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced winners Tuesday night at the Vimeo Theater in Austin, Texas. Audiences sampled 132 features and 138 shorts this year, selected from more than 5,300 submissions.

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    SXSW Video: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Filmmakers Talk Comedy Home Run '21 Jump Street'

    Whatever question there might be about how well a smart horror parody like SXSW opener "Cabin the Woods" will do with mainstream audiences, there is none with updated buddy cop comedy "21 Jump Street," which also played well at the Paramount Theater here, and will prove a huge b.o. home run.

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    SXSW: 'Re: Generation Music Project' Available Now on Hulu; Download the Tracks

    Hulu will distribute the "Re: Generation Music Project" exclusively on its ad-supported site for free. The film became available Monday and is currently playing in SXSW's Special Events category.

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    Exclusive SXSW Clip: Black Comedy 'Black Pond' Marks Smart Debut of Two Brit Talents

    Sunday at SXSW sees the North American debut of "Black Pond," a very strange and very British dark comedy from two emerging filmmakers. Actor-writer Will Sharpe and commercials director Tom Kingsley, 25 and 26, are a few years out of Cambridge.

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    SXSW Day Two: 'The Imposter,' Seimetz Talks 'Sun Don't Shine,' 'Hunky Dory' (Video)

    I started another rainy day at SXSW with Sundance holdover "The Imposter," which luckily I had not read too much about. The less you know going in the better on this truth-is-stranger-than-fiction doc, which leads you through the filmmakers' own discovery process, which they call a "slightly bewilde...

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    Texas Hall of Fame and SXSW Opening Day, from 'Rio Bravo' to 'Cabin in the Woods'

    I flew into Austin Thursday on Southwest and sat in the first row right next to Angie Dickinson, who was accepting a Texas Hall of Fame award that night for the cast and crew of Howard Hawks' 1959 western "Rio Bravo."

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    SXSW 2012: Oscilloscope Laboratories Picks Up Climate Change Doc 'Chasing Ice'

    Submarine Entertainment has sold all US rights (minus TV) for Jeff Orlowski's feature documentary "Chasing Ice" to Oscilloscope Laboratories, following the film's screening at SXSW.

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    WATCH SXSW CLIP: Buzzed Music Doc 'Marley'

    One of the films with great advance word at SXSW, which opens Friday, is Kevin Macdonald's "Marley," which screens at SXSW on Sunday. It debuted well in Berlin, where Magnolia Pictures scooped it up. (I skipped the advance vimeo link in favor of a live audience at the Paramount.) Magno...

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    Gravitas and Variance Team for Theatrical & VOD Releasing; Hunting Titles at SXSW

    Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films announce their partnership to acquire and co-release seven to eight films per year with day and date theatrical and VOD releases throughout North America. Starting at SXSW, Gravitas and Variance will search for the best indies...

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