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    SXSW: IFC Midnight Acquires Horrific Kill List, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Doc Sells

    It ruined my lunch: a description of a head bashing on a table from Ben Wheatley's second feature, Kill List, which sold North American rights to IFC Midnight at SXSW, which is emerging as yet another indie market.

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    Errol Morris Talks Tabloid and Other Strange Topics

    Errol Morris's Tabloid was one of my fave films at the Toronto Film Festival, from which Sundance Selects eventually acquired the truth-is-stranger than-fiction doc. It's screening at SXSW. Morris discovered the nugget of this story, about Joyce McKinney and her obsessive love with a man she tries t...

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    SXSW Day One: Early Buzz, Opener Source Code Plays Well

    People keep telling me to see Ti West's horror flick The Innkeepers. So I'll check it out Saturday night. That's what film festivals do. They start buzz on a movie that few have seen or know anything about, and suddenly a career is born--or not.

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    SXSW 2011: Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Nelson Doc King of Luck To Close Fest, New Titles

    The SXSW Film Fest closer on March 19 is Billy Bob Thornton’s The King of Luck (pictured), a documentary about country actor/singer/activist Willie Nelson.

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    SXSW 2011: Conference Film Panels on Super, Source Code, Todd Phillips, More

    SXSW will hold over 100 film conference sessions between March 11-19. SXSW chose the panels with the help of the SXSW PanelPicker™ interface, which allows the online SXSW community to exercise their voice in programming selections through submitting proposals and/or voting. Votes and feedback from t...

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    SXSW 2011 Adds Midnighters, Fest's "Bloody Beating Heart"

    We have the SXSW Midnighters and SXFantastic sections, plus the complete short films lineup for the Austin fest, which runs March 11 – 19. The Midnighters program includes two two midnight feature programs of five films each. Fest producer Janet Pierson calls the programs:“the bloody, beating heart...

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    Cold Weather's Katz & McFadden Talk Characters, Genre, Free Collaboration

    TOH's Sophia Savage flip-cammed Cold Weather writer-director Aaron Katz and writer-producer Brendan McFadden. Here's her report; video is below):Cold Weather opens in Los Angeles February 11 at Laemmle's Sunset 5. This genre-bender is a meditation on human relationships dressed as a mystery-thriller. The film plays by its own rules, refusing to be rushed by short attention spans or pressured by mainstream expectations. The 2010 SXSW hit reminds us that any budget when combined with the will to get a great film made is better than a big budget and the will to fit in. Plus, collaboration is not only free -- it's a recipe for indie success. Here...

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