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    Jodie Foster's The Beaver To Debut at SXSW, Open Wide April 8

    Smart move. Summit Entertainment has decided to world premiere Jodie Foster's controversial Mel Gibson drama The Beaver at SXSW (March 11-19), which decided to let the film speak for itself. Said festival director Janet Pierson: "It's an actress/filmmaker carefully and beautifully tackling a heartbreaking subject in her finest work yet." The film starring Gibson as a man who talks to a sock puppet will be a centerpiece premiere on March 16. SXSW is a fest attended by film fans of every stripe who could send good buzz into the blogosphere and help to move the movie beyond Gibson's toxic tabloid history. Foster will attend; no word on Gibson as...

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    SXSW Opens with World Premiere of Duncan Jones' Source Code, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

    The SXSW Film Festival will open on March 11 with the world premiere of Duncan Jones' ticking bomb thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga. The Summit release (April 1, 2011) is Jones' much-awaited follow-up to Moon. The SXSW fest and conference runs throug...

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    SXSW Unveils Panel First Wave

    Among the first wave of twenty South by Southwest panels---there will be over 80 panels and workshops–taking place in Austin, Texas between March 11-19, 2011 are:

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    IFC Nabs SXSW Prize-Winner Tiny Furniture

    IFC Films has acquired North American and multiple foreign rights to the critical hit of SXSW, writer-director-actress Lena Denham's Tiny Furniture, which marks the emergence of a fresh new voice in American indie film. Dunham not only won the narrative feature jury prize but also took home the fest...

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    Breaking Upwards: Wein and Lister Jones Give DIY Primer

    "Nothing is better than five weeks of word of mouth in a movie theater."

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    #SXSW Wrap, Hits and Misses

    Continuing to build its rep as a balmy spring destination for genre fans and cinephiles alike, the 17th South by Southwest Film Festival saw a strong turnout at films and panels appealing to young males and indie filmgoers, from opener Kick-Ass and stoner-comedy Leaves of Grass to the more finely ca...

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    #SXSW: Kashmere Band Doc Thunder Soul Builds Buzz

    Film Festival rule number one: ask people what they like, and when two in a row say the same film, get thee to the next screening.

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    SXSW: Rising Duplasses Help The Freebie, Lovers of Hate, Mars

    One of the notable things to come out of SXSW is the so-called mumblecore movement, which like the word "indie," has taken on so many meanings that it doesn't really mean anything. (Check out Paste's long-winded answer to the question: "Is Indie Dead?") The term is mainly used as shorthand for micr...

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