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Newswire: Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand documentary will open SXSW

Russell Brand is always larger than life, but this year at South By Southwest it will be literally true rather than just the result of his voice, hair, and general demeanor. Variety reports that Ondi Timoner’s new documentary about the British multi-hyphenate has been selected to open the festival’s film section on March 13. Show More Summary

SXSW 2015 to Open With Russell Brand Documentary, Premieres Include Ex Machina

The first wave of titles screening at the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival were announced today, and the batch has us very excited indeed. First of all, the event will open with the latest documentary from Ondi Timoner, who directed the masterpieces Dig! and We Live in Public. Show More Summary

Russell Brand Doc Will Open SXSW 2015

A new documentary about Russell Brand, "Brand: A Second Coming," will open 2015's South by Southwest Film Festival. “Firebrand [and director] Ondi Timoner's bold and lively documentary on Russell Brand knocked us out with its humor,Show More Summary

[SXSW '15] ‘The Invitation’ and ‘Ex Machina’ to Premiere!

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival divulged a handful of titles to premiere at the 2015 event, showcasing the diverse range of spirited, inspiring topics and filmmaking styles SXSW is known for. While we wait for the midnight titles to be revealed on February 10, SXSW will host premieres of award-winning filmmaker […]

SXSW Sued By Car Crash Victims’ Families

The drunk driving crash that left four people dead and almost two dozen injured at this year’s South By Southwest is now being brought to court. The Associated Press reports that seven lawsuits have been filed against the organizations who put together the festival, accusing them of serious safety lapses that led to Rashad Owens [...]

Newswire: NOFX’s Fat Mike assaults fan on stage, apologizes on Twitter

“Fat Mike” Burkett, the mohawked, 47-year-old lead singer of NOFX, is no stranger to onstage controversy. In 2010, he appeared at South By Southwest as Cokie The Clown, an alter ego that caused a stir when the audience was made to believe it took shots of Fat Mike’s urine. Show More Summary

Mary J. Blige surprised FADER Fort, debuted a new song (pics), made a video for her Disclosure/Sam Smith collab

photos by Bao Nguyen Like South by Southwest, CMJ can start the campaign for a new pop product. On an album due in December, the R&B singer Mary J. Blige has been reinventing her music in sessions with London producers...

Meet ‘Wetlands,’ The Grossest Movie of 2014

Never in my life have I been so engrossed in that which is gross. That’s perhaps my second thought after seeing David Wnendt’s Wetlands at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. My first thought: “Ewww…” I wasn’t alone: Nothing at SXSW has topped Wetlands, aka Ewww Is the Warmest Color. Show More Summary

Trailer For Our New Favorite Space Opera Spoof Is Packed With 1970s Fun

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We're already in love with Space Station 76, the retro scifi dark comedy that debuted earlier this year at South by Southwest. Before the movie gets a general release, check out the 1970s-fueled goofiness of its trailer. Read more.....

Ethan Hawke Time Travels in the Aussie Trailer for 'Predestination'

"What if I could put him in front of you. The man who ruined your life." It's Minority Report meets Looper in the first trailer for the South by Southwest selected film Predestination. The film follows a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke,Show More Summary

'Halt and Catch Fire': Lee Pace says, 'The PC maker is very different from the pie maker'

AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," a 10-episode drama about the dawn of the personal computing revolution premiering Sunday (June 1), previewed its pilot for an audience of techies at South by Southwest in March.It was a swing for the fences, and it connected big.None other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak moderated the post-screening panel. Show More Summary

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

It's just about summertime (officially), which means we're right in the middle of music-festival season. South by Southwest, Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest have come and gone, but mega festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and...Show More Summary

Aussie True Crime Flick The Mule Picked Up by XLrator Media

9 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

One of the more underrated films that premiered at the South by SouthWest Film Festival back in March was the Australian true crime film The Mule, a collaboration between Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson, which has just been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution.

Artist of the Week: Wildlife Control

Two bi-coastal brothers, who normally worked together from opposite ends of the continent, came together at the mid-point city of Austin last March for the South by Southwest music festival after being invited by the organizers. Originally formed in 2010, Wildlife Control is Neil Shah, based in Brooklyn, and his brother, Sumul Shah, headquartered 3,000 [...]Show More Summary

New Music Overload! Here Are 20 New Feminist-Friendly Songs for May.

Musician Esme Patterson and a key collaborator. After a whirlwind of music discoveries at South by Southwest music fest last month, I'm happy dish up this month's heaping helping of new feminist-friendly music I can't stop listening to! 1. Show More Summary

Texas Spitfire Abbie Evans Fights Epidermolysis Bullosa In Cary Bell's Butterfly Girl

Butterfly Girl, a documentary that premiered at this year's South By Southwest, tells the refreshing story of a spunky young Texan with a debilitating disease. Abigail Evans -- Abbie -- is a spitfire who says what she means, and deals...Show More Summary

Wu-Tang Clan, Chance The Rapper Headline Summer Set 2014 Lineup

Words By Jake Krez Well, if South by Southwest wasn’t the official starting bell for festival season then Coachella certainly set things off last weekend as seemingly everyone and their mother descended upon Indo, California for the annual star hangout. Show More Summary

'Chef' Trailer: Jon Favreau Trades Blockbusters For Tacos

10 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : PopEater

Jon Favreau's "Chef" premiered at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival, but general audiences can see what the erstwhile "Iron Man" director has cooked up for his return to indie films starting on May 9. Open Road will release...Show More Summary

Justin Bieber ‘Cheated’ On Selena Gomez With Fan Or Just Tabloid ‘Cheated’?

Justin Bieber is accused of cheating on Selena Gomez with a fan at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW), after reuniting over a whirlwind weekend with Gomez before she flew on to NYC to film an adidas NEO commercial on March 11. The cheating claim comes via – ahem – Star magazine citing inevitably unnamed

Sasha Grey's 'Open Windows' Finds Interested Eyes

South by SouthWest (or as the kids/advertising executives would call it, SXSW) has become an unofficial Cannes Film Festival to dark, twisted, and generally out-of-the box independent hits. Distributors like IFC Films, Magnolia/Magnet,...Show More Summary

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