South by Southwest

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Woosh! You hear that sound? That’s the air finally making its way back into my brain after 10 days of the taco-eating, famous people elbow-rubbing, beer-chugging, and back-to-back movie-watching one happens to experience at South by Southwest. I’m sure you’ve been reading the Rejects’s extensive coverage of the all-encompassing festival of exhaustion (even I have some opinions to share shortly), and have been living a bit vicariously through each of us. Let me tell you now, it was just as great as you would imagine. Being a Texas native, SXSW is one of my absolute favorite film festivals, and I’m lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to watch it grow to some pretty epic proportions over the past eight years. SXSW Film prides itself on having a bountiful lineup of films from the tiny directorial debuts to the star-laden big budget features audiences stand in line for over two hours to see. While it does succeed at being a taste marker for new talent, the festival does have a tendency to execute lackluster panels. Of course, this isn’t a huge priority for the over 20,000 people attending, but for a lady obsessed with sex-positivity in cinema I have to admit I was over the moon thrilled when I discovered the fest had finally booked a sexy-time movie panel. Brought together by the fabulous Lisa Vandever, director of the all erotica film festival Cinekink, the “Bringing Sexy Back: Where’s the Line Today?” panel introduced me to a pair of directors who […]

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Like most people, there was a time in my life where I fancied myself a filmmaker. I will readily admit now that I do not possess the creative talents to be able to take the written word and make it a visual piece of art. Heaven knows I tried to dream it up, but I just wasn’t meant for that world. Well, during my most recent case of wanting to be a filmmaker, I worked on the short film Knife (currently playing in the SXSW Texas Shorts Showcase) directed by Fort Worth, TX writer/director/producer/vegan chef and all around awesome man, James Johnston. James has been a staple at SXSW for as long as I’ve been attending and his commitment to promoting Texas filmmaking is just one of the many reasons he continues to earn respect and praise in our little Texas bubble. As you can imagine, James is pretty busy this week promoting Knife and working on various other projects, but he took a few minutes to talk with me about some of his fondest SXSW memories.

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Are you coming to Austin for SXSW? Are you overwhelmed by the intense amount of films and events happening during the week? Check out B-Side’s Festival Genius, it will cure your ailments.

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The Eight Best Films About Texas

In honor of the South By Southwest festival in Austin a few weeks back and this weekend’s AFI Dallas Film Festival, and to celebrate the fact that Neil has very little power over me while he’s still recovering from oversized novelty margaritas, I’m presenting this Lone Star-themed Top Eight list.

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At first glance, it appears to be a doc painted with a broad stroke, giving it a jumpy, unfocused feeling — that is, until it evolves right before our eyes into something special…

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Mark Webber’s directorial debut may have won the big award in Austin, but was it a fair contest? After reading this, you may not think so.

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We are playing catchup in the middle of the week. Why? Because we are having a little too much fun…

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Nerdcore is rising… Have you heard?

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Stand-up comedian Doug Benson embarks on a Morgan Spurlock-esque ride that will determine what it would be like to get high, day and night, for thirty days.

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We love film, even the shorties…

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Elections are tough, especially when you have to think about homework as well.

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A documentary about ending it all… And we do mean suicide.

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Four more trailers to get you all jazzed up for a big ole’ film fest in central Texas.

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Our SXSW preview continues with a trailer for a doc about making music with you Game Boy. Sweet.

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We begin our SXSW ’08 coverage with a trailer about all those dudes you know who play World of Warcraft. Check it, nube…

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The South by Southwest Film Festival announces it’s official line-up.

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