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Texas ties run strong in these SXSW films

1:54 pm Mar. 15, 2017

Some were shot here. Some come from filmmakers who live here. And one is set in the Austin music scene (though our critic begs to differ). These are some of the movies with ties to

SXSW winner ‘Transpecos’ gets distribution deal

11:19 am Apr. 28, 2016

Here’s an uplifting tale for aspiring filmmakers out there. And it also illustrates why festivals like South by Southwest, Fantastic Fest and the Austin Film Festival are so important.

Austin resident Greg Kwedar got his debut

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;