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SXSW 2021 Interview: SWAN SONG Star Udo Kier and Director Todd Stephens on Their Melancholic, Joyful Gem

In Swan Song, the first feature film in 13 years by Todd Stephens, German actor Udo Kier builds an essential character within a prolific and legendary filmography: more than 250 credits and collaborations with such greats as Paul Morrissey, Rainer...

SXSW 2021 Review: SOUND OF VIOLENCE

After surviving a horrible childhood tragedy that took the lives of her whole family, Alexis has been chasing down sounds that help her experience the phenomena called Synesthesia. It is usually an involuntary experience in a second sense. Alexis sees...

SXSW 2021 Interview: CLERK Director Malcolm Ingram On Pop Icon Kevin Smith

In 1992 a young man from New Jersey, US, traveled to Vancouver, Canada to study film and pursue his dream. Since he was little, his father instilled in him a love for movies. Then a particular film, Richard Linklater's Slacker,...

SXSW XR 2021 Dispatch: Like VR but Virtual

Virtual film festivals have led to mixed results for those festivals' XR programs. While in many ways, at home viewing of VR projects is much more conducive than crowded festival halls. But the lack of volunteer docents to help troubleshoot...

Friday One Sheet: THE MOHEL

Here is the key art for a Canadian short playing at SXSW that at first glance evokes the iconic poster imagery of The Exorcist. Charles Wahl's The Mohel, however, is about a Jewish doctor arriving to do the circumcision of...

SXSW 2021 Interview: WE ARE AS GODS Directors Jason Sussberg And David Alvarado On The Man Who Wants To Revive The Mammoth

The documentary We Are As Gods focuses on Stewart Brand, a fascinating man whose main current obsession is de-extinction. Brand supports the idea of bringing back various extinct species and restoring ecosystems. His most ambitious project involves the woolly mammoth,...

SXSW 2021 Interview: LUCHADORAS Directors Paola Calvo And Patrick Jasim On Lucha Libre, Feminism And Ciudad Juárez

One of the most violent Mexican cities since the first years of the so-called "drug war" is Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. In 2010, the most violent year in its history, there were more than 3,000 murders. The case of "the dead...

SXSW 2021 Virtual Fest Preview

The virtual edition of the SXSW Film Festival, aka SXSW Online, kicks off tomorrow, March 16, and runs five short days until Saturday March 20. With fewer days to watch movies, the total list of films is cut down quite...

SXSW 2020 Will Open With Judd Apatow's THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

SXSW Film Festival (March 13–21, 2020) has announced it’s initial lineup of feature films, documentaries, episodic television premieres, and special events. This year’s opening film is Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island. Although there are many outstanding films in this massive ...

SXSW 2019 Preview: A Close Up on Midnight and Visions

Yesterday we raised the curtain on the 2019 edition of SXSW with previews from across the program. Notably missing were movies in the Midnight and Visions programs from our writers on the ground. Take it away!...

SXSW 2019 Preview: Screen Anarchy Writers Raise the Curtain

The big Austin festival of movies, beer, movies, tech weirdos, movies, bbq, movies, hipster musicians, and movies is about to kick off again tomorrow. Our svelte but nimble team on the ground has culled through the massive listings and has...

SXSW 2019: Jordan Peele's US, Features, Docs, Episodic TV, and Much More

The 2019 edition of the SXSW Film Festival, which runs from March 8 to March 16th, is right around the corner. SXSW recently announced that opening night film: Jordan Peele's highly anticipated Us will be the opening night film. This week,...

SXSW 2018 Wrap: All Our Coverage + Some Awesome Posters

That's a wrap on SXSW 2018. We've got a collection of photos of the coolest posters from the festival's poster gallery below right after links to all our coverage. See you next year, Austin! (Or, you know, at Fantastic...

SXSW 2018 Interview: Dick Cavett on ALI & CAVETT: THE TALE OF THE TAPES

What can be said about a career as full as talk show host, Dick Cavett's? A start would be to describe what it was not. Unlike the Carsons turned Lenos turned Fallons who held respective reigns over the late night...

SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Surveying the VR Landscape

The 2018 edition of SXSW featured 29 VR experiences in their Virtual Cinema space at the JW Marriott. We already covered a few of those 29 pieces when they premiered at Sundance. That includes Angel Manuel Soto's Dinner Party, Tyler...

SXSW 2018 Review: THUNDER ROAD Cares

Those fortunate enough to have seen Jim Cummings' Sundance winning short film, Thunder Road (2016), won't soon forget it. Some found it hilarious, some found it awkward, some found it hilariously awkward, perhaps in the vein of human train-wrecks like...

SXSW 2018: Exclusive Trailer for VR Original Series AWAKE

There's no denying that VR has taken over SXSW in a big way with some 27 pieces on display. We've been checking them all out and will have all the details very soon -- but we've got a special treat...

SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Sports Documentaries Score Big

A few years back, SXSW made a big push into the sports world with their SXSports "track." That included a series of speakers from the sports world and a whole bunch of sports film programming. SXSports faded away in the...

SXSW 2018 Preview: Screen Anarchy Writers Pick 'Em Out

SXSW kicks off tomorrow and our team has poured over the catalog to pick 26 films out the festival's nearly 150 that are on offer. Last year's fest brought world premiere reviews of such notable films as The Disaster Artist,...

SXSW 2017 Dispatch: Coverage Wrap Up & Killer Poster Gallery

Reviews 68 Kill Review by J Hurtado Baby Driver Review by Peter Martin Bad Lucky Goat Review by Peter Martin California Dreams Review by Peter Martin David Lynch - The Art of Life Review by Zach Gayne The Disaster...