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‘Loving’ from Jeff Nichols headed to Cannes

12:26 pm Mar. 21, 2016

Austin director Jeff Nichols is having quite a year. Variety is reporting that his new movie, “Loving,” will have its world premiere in Cannes in May, only a few months after “Midnight Special” had its

SXSW Film review: “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday”

11:00 am Mar. 18, 2016

Like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, apparently there is something indestructible about Pee-wee Herman. Pee-wee writer, producer and actor Paul Reubens can drop the character for 20 years, doing bit parts here and there (he’s

SXSW: ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’ premiere

10:51 pm Mar. 17, 2016

By Jane Kellogg Murray

Pee-Wee’s next big adventure brought him to Austin’s Paramount Theatre for the world premiere of “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.” It has been nearly 30 years since Paul Reubens donned his grey suit and

SXSW Film Review: ‘Soundbreaking – Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music’

6:51 pm Mar. 17, 2016

By Jane Kellogg Murray

“Soundbreaking” aims to tell the relatively brief history of sound recording — just over a century — through the collective voices of the music industry’s greatest artists and producers. There is a reason why a project of this scope has never been attempted before. One: it’s an amazing feat to secure this many in-depth interviews (more than 200) with unreachable industry geniuses like Elton John; Roger Waters;

SXSW Film review: ‘Bodkin Ras’

4:01 pm Mar. 16, 2016

“Bodkin Ras” is a clever, solemn film.

Bodkin (Sohrab Bayat) is a fugitive who literally runs into the small Scottish town of Forres,  in an attempt to integrate into Forres’ fabric, no matter how existentially isolated