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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

‘Hot Summer Nights’ tells drug-fueled coming-of-age tale

10:29 am Mar. 15, 2017

“Hot Summer Nights” is a sneaky slice of dark Americana, a gorgeously shot, hard truth coming-of-age tale rendered through a lens of innocence and grandeur, a sexy 20th century fairy tale.

Elijah Bynum’s directorial debut catches

Sundance smash ‘Patti Cake$’ busts a rhyme at SXSW

8:59 pm Mar. 14, 2017

23-year-old Patricia (newcomer Danielle Macdonald) lives in New Jersey with her mother, Barb (Bridget Everett), and ailing grandmother (Cathy Moriarty). Her friends call her Patti. She calls herself Killa P. Local hoodlums cruelly call her