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Indiewire Presents: From Richard Linklater to Alejandro Jodorwosky, These Are the Faces of SXSW 2014

Indiewire Presents: From Richard Linklater to Alejandro Jodorwosky, These Are the Faces of SXSW 2014

At this year’s SXSW, Indiewire partnered with photographer Daniel Bergeron to produce a series of portraits with talent representing films — and the best in TV — screened at the festival. From Alejandro Jodorowsky to Spandau Ballet to Elijah Wood, this year’s lineup brought together a cross-section of filmmakers, actors and musicians, all of whom were obsessed with the conceptualization of identity and memory. 

In Shawn Christensen’s “Before I Disappear” — an expressive drama about the relationship between a suicidal young man and his niece — we are asked to explore the different dimensions of ourselves; who we are here and now. Whereas Jodorosky’s “The Dance of Reality,” and “Spandau Ballet,” meditate on how we are remembered. 

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is perhaps cinema’s most in-depth examination of what it means to create a sense of self, while Showtime’s “Halt and Catch Fire” takes on an entire industry and with it the creation of the computer-centric sense of self.

And finally: These are some really incredible portraits. In addition to Daniel, a big shout-out goes to Tim League, who allowed us to use his Alamo Drafthouse headquarters on Austin’s 6th Street for our home base.

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Director, “The Dance of Reality”

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John Ridley, Writer, “Jimi: All Is By My Side

America Ferrera, Actor, “Cesar Chavez

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Florian Habicht, Director, “Pulp

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Richard Linklater, Director, “Boyhood”

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Ron Perlman, Actor, “Before I Disappear”

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Elijah Wood, Actor and Producer, “Open Windows

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Frayser Boy, Subject, “Take Me To The River”

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Spandau Ballet, “Soul Boys of the Western World

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Jenny Slate, Actor, “Obvious Child

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Scoot McNairy, Actor, “Halt & Catch Fire”

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Shepard Fairey, Subject, “Obey the Artist”

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David and Nathan Zellner, Directors, “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

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Joel Potrykus, Director, “Buzzard

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