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‘Honor Farm’ delightfully subverts horror genre at SXSW

4:24 pm Mar. 13, 2017

What a cool idea for a movie: Tell a story that subverts every aspect of the horror genre, not in a satirical way but in a sweet and very mushroom-trippy way.

That’s the essence of Austin director Karen Skloss’ “The Honor Farm,” which is part of the Midnighters section at South by Southwest.

This is Skloss’ first narrative feature, after a documentary feature about being an unwed mother called “Sunshine,” but you

‘Divine Divas’ salutes groundbreaking Brazilian artists

6:03 pm Mar. 12, 2017

With all of the bathroom debate going on at the state Capitol in Austin, SXSW has decided to highlight a new documentary about Brazilian performers who were born male and pursued a life of dressing up as women and singing — and “acting!”

“Divine Divas” tracks the lives of the first generation of Brazilian transvestite and drag artists of the 1960s. And yes, there’s a difference between transvestites and drag artists,

‘Pornocracy’ follows the changes in porn world

5:35 pm Mar. 12, 2017

“Pornocracy” takes a look at the porn industry from a self-described feminist perspective, so you might think it would be anti-porn. Not so fast.

The director is France’s one-name phenomenon and so-called “porn-star intellectual” Ovidie.

In a Q&A from the press kit, Ovidie describes how she Googled herself one day and found “certain pirated videos featuring me in them” and that they were on “Tube” sites, and that “it was impssible to get

What people are saying about the Austin film ‘Song to Song’

2:27 pm Mar. 12, 2017

“Song to Song” filming wrapped in Austin nearly six years ago and the world finally got a look at the Terrence Malick flick at its South by Southwest premiere Friday night.

The film is not short on star power with Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara as up-and-coming musicians, Michael Fassbender as a music producer and Natalie Portman as a waitress.

The movie features scenes all over Austin, including the Austin City Limits Music

Julia Ducournau’s “Raw” is an unforgettable debut film

4:07 pm Sep. 26, 2016

While introducing the U.S. Premiere of Julia Ducournau’s “Raw,” Fantastic Fest programmer Evrim Ersoy declared it “the most audacious genre film of 2016.” After viewing, it’s hard to argue with the man.

This French coming-of-age story focuses on