Friday, December 9, 2016

SXSW

Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016

Tower, which earlier in the week won the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival’s Grand Jury Award for best documentary, came up on top again, taking the Audience Award in the SXSW docu feature competition. Directed by Keith...

Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016

The Arbalest, directed and written by Adam Pinney, earned the Grand Jury honor in the narrative feature competition at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. Taking the top Grand Jury documentary honor was Tower...

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

Virtual reality is big at South by Southwest Interactive, the annual Austin, Texas, tech festival that wraps up Tuesday. It's a big technological development, a business opportunity - and also just a big experiment, as everyone tries to figure out how to use it.

All around Austin,...

Monday, Mar. 14, 2016

Big-picture issues and futuristic ideas - rather than the usual hot app or startup launch - have taken the spotlight at this year's South by Southwest Interactive tech jamboree.

President Barack Obama's opening keynote on...

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival unveiled the slate for its 23rd edition, including premieres of a documentary on Burt Reynolds and an upcoming HBO series from Danny McBride.

As usual for SXSW, the 139 films announced Tuesday by...

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015

Executive producer Persis Koch is VP of Humble, an integrated content studio which has diversified into features on both the documentary and narrative fronts--the former being the Adam Hootnick-directed Son of the Congo which premiered at last month’s...

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

In the annals of film festival flops — from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes — the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy.

After the film premiered last week at the South By Southwest Film Festival,...

Friday, Mar. 27, 2015

Two distinctly different documentaries share a common bond: dual identities. One involves a filmmaker diagnosed with terminal cancer who decides to make a documentary about her struggle for survival--juxtaposed with a parallel narrative within the same film about her fictional, more easygoing,...

Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015

John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired by others.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, the Grammy winner said understands why people say 2013'...

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

Director/screenwriter Trey Edward Shults’ family drama KRISHA--which won the Grand Jury Prize for narrative features earlier this week at the SXSW Film Festival--took the fest’s Audience Award today in the narrative feature competition.

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