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SXSW Film 2017 News: SXSW FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 MIDNIGHTERS, SHORTS, AND INAUGURAL VR PROGRAMS

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James Franco’s The Disaster Artist Among 21 Features Added to Lineup     Source: SXSW Austin, Texas, February 7, 2017 – The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the remainder of its Film Festival program, including the Midnighters, Shorts and VR lineup for the 24th edition of the Festival, running March 10-19, 2017 […]

SXSW 2017 News: SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE JESSICA SHORTALL AND MORE FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Source: SXSW Austin, Texas – February 7, 2017 – South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) has announced Keynote speaker Jessica Shortall and new Featured Speakers. Shortall is the Managing Director of Texas Competes, which is a coalition of more than 1,200 Texas companies making the data-driven case for Texas to be welcoming to LGBTQ people. She […]

SXSW Film 2017 News: FEATURES ANNOUNCEMENT

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Interactive, Film and Music Badges get Expanded Access to Most Programming Source: SXSW Austin, Texas, January 31, 2017 – The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the features lineup for the 24th edition of the Film Festival, running March 10-19, 2017 in Austin, Texas. The acclaimed program draws thousands of fans, filmmakers, press […]

SXSW Film 2016 Review: TOWER

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By Mark Saldana  Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars)  Most Austin residents and University of Texas alumni know the story, some of the facts, and may have heard the urban legends.  However, not too many people have listened to the very personal accounts from the people who experienced that terrifying day when Charles Whitman went […]

SXSW Film 2016 Review: TRANSPECOS

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) The winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature is a tense, nail-biting character-driven drama that takes place along the U.S./Mexico Border.  A trio of Border Patrol agents are almost finished with their long, boring shift at a highway checkpoint in the desert.  Young and […]