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iW NEWS | Moby and Stanley Nelson on Tap for SXSW ’08

iW NEWS | Moby and Stanley Nelson on Tap for SXSW '08

Looking ahead to its next edition in March, the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival (SXSW) have confirmed Moby and documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson to its slate of speakers, the fest announced over the weekend. Moby will participate in a session entitled “A Conversation with Moby,” hosted and moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross of BMI. The session, scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, will take a look at the musician’s relationship with cinema including a look at “moby gratis,” the musician’s new endeavor to offer some of his music, free-of-charge, to independent filmmakers. Nelson filmmaker (“Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple“) will take part in a discussion of his work including highlights from his award-winning career. SXSW also announced the creation of “Global Doc Days,” an initiative formed “to create a brighter spotlight on documentary films produced around the world.” International film organizations are invited to showcase some of their latest in nonfiction filmmaking, and each participating nation will have an afternoon slot at a SXSW theater, to offer audiences a chance to sample their documentary programming. The 15th festival will take place March 7 – 15 in Austin, TX. [Brian Brooks]

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