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The Director of The Light of the Moon Thinks It’s Time for Women to Control the Narrative Around Sexual Assault

When The Weinstein Co. expressed interest in distributing The Light of the Moon, the sexual assault drama that took home the audience award at SXSW earlier this year, director Jessica M. Thompson and her team knew immediately that the partnership wouldn’t be a good fit. Show More Summary

Ride-Hailing Service Prominent At SXSW Briefly Exposed Data On As Many As 1 Million Customers

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber, Lyft and countless smaller startups are afforded access to information you might prefer other people didn't know. In most cases, you're providing explicit details concerning your whereabouts, as well as your destination. Show More Summary

Official Trailer for Indie Film 'Small Town Crime' Starring John Hawkes

"We do this - there is no half way." Lionsgate has unveiled the first trailer for an indie dark comedy titled Small Town Crime, which played at the SXSW and London Film Festivals. The "small town" crime film stars John Hawkes as an alcoholic...Show More Summary

Jamila Woods & NE-HI – The Times I’m Not There

last weekMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

I saw Jamila and NE-HI within a few hours of each other this past SXSW. Had been itching to see NE-HI since I’d been loving their latest, Offers. Jamila, well we just stumbled into her set and to man, were floored. So it’s not to see two Chicago artists getting together for a rework of […]

Ugh, SXSW Booked Peter Thiel

SXSW will return to Austin in 2018, and today the festival announced the names of featured speakers and the panels they will participate in. Peter Thiel -- the billionaire PayPal co-founder who backed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker media -- is one of those featured speakers. Thiel now sits on the board of Facebook, and…

Andrew Zimmern Will Speak at SXSW 2018

The Travel Channel superstar joins the lineup SXSW announced that the James Beard Award-winning winning television host, author, and chef Andrew Zimmern is a featured speaker for next year's festival and conference. He’s the first major...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel will discuss "quest to shut down Gawker" at SXSW

The Trump-supporting man who funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit that shut down Gawker will get to talk about it at an official SXSW panel. Continue reading…

SXSW Adds Christiane Amanpour, Alex Rodriguez As Featured Speakers

South by Southwest has announced that CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour and former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez will be added to its lineup of featured speakers. Also joining the confab are Forerunner Ventures...Show More Summary

Watch: Award-Winning 'The Rabbit Hunt' Short from Patrick Bresnan

Time to gather 'round for some rabbit hunting. An award-winning short film has finally arrived online for everyone to watch. The short is titled The Rabbit Hunt, and it won Best Texas Short at SXSW, Best Short Film at the London Film Festival, as well as the Best Documentary Short at the San Francisco Film Festival. Show More Summary

SXSW 2018 Announces Second Round Of Bands

Next year's SXSW is (somehow) fast approaching, and today the Austin-based festival has announced its second round of artists, a follow-up to those already announced last month. The new list contains 160-ish musicians that will be performing and includes Andrew W.K., Lido Pimienta, Porches, Pure Bathing Culture, Mothers, Quiet Slang, Rapsody, Gordi, Hazel English, Hovvdy,…

Goat Girl – Cracker Drool (music video)

last weekMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

I caught wind of these guys on NME (I think) and really enjoyed what I heard. Patiently been awaiting some big announcement and blitz on America (maybe around SXSW). But for now, I’ll bide my time wiht a new single/video. The music has a grimy post-punk feel to it. Cracker Drool will be released as […]

Review: 'Mayhem' Is A Mean, Hot Mess Of A Movie

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Buzz was brewing around the Steven Yeun-fronted horror movie Mayhem, and yet I'd missed it at a string of genre film festivals, including SXSW, Fantasia, and the Brooklyn Horror Film Fest. It was with a heady anticipation that I finally...

Stella Donnelly – Boys Will Be Boys (music video)

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo credit: Zak Kaczmarek Stella Donnelly has been making a name for herself in Australia and now she’s being introduced to the US of A. Here’s a small taste of what to expect before she hits the States for SXSW. This tune is especially timely. I’ll let Stella explain. As she explained to NPR Music, […]

Chilling ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Quietly Hits Theaters Today!

In Ana Asensio‘s under-the-radar SXSW festival title Most Beautiful Island, an undocumented woman struggling in NYC is offered an opportunity she can’t refuse, but soon discovers she’s involved in a dangerous game. Orion Pictures and...Show More Summary

Goon – Omen EP

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Had the good fortune of catching LA’s Goon this past SXSW. It was a loud scuzzy set of 90’s inspired college rock. As my buddy commented, I feel like I’m in the middle of an episode of 120 Minutes. I was really hoping that a debut LP wouldn’t be far behind. Alas, no LP. But […]

The Wedding Present announce 2018 North American tour, playing SXSW

The Wedding Present, who just released the Steve Albini-recorded redo of their debut album George Best, will be touring North America in March 2018. Dates including a visit to SXSW and a show at NYC's The Bell House... Continue read...

Iconic Comfort Food Spot Threadgill’s Will Likely Close in 2018

After over 20 years in business Threadgill’s World Headquarters, the Riverside location of the iconic restaurant, will likely close after SXSW 2018, the Chronicle reports. The restaurant, near the former Armadillo World HeadquartersShow More Summary

First Trailer for A24's 'The Ballad of Lefty Brown' Starring Bill Pullman

"Chase down Eddie's killer, then bring him back." A24 has debuted a trailer for western drama The Ballad of Lefty Brown, from filmmaker Jared Moshe, which first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this year. Bill Pullman stars as washed-up sidekick Lefty Brown, who watches his longtime friend/partner murdered before his eyes. Show More Summary

‘Mayhem’ Images Grab a Weapon for Epic Office Brawl

Wrong Turn 2 director Joe Lynch brings Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) and Samara Weaving (“Ash vs. Evil Dead”) into the most hostile of work environments in Mayhem, a blood-soaked action film that delighted audiences at SXSW earlier this year. Show More Summary

Lionsgate Sets Release Date For Animated Film ‘Condorito: La Pelicula’; Breaking Glass Dates SXSW Pic ‘Inheritance’

Lionsgate/Pantelion Films’ Spanish-language animated comedy, Condorito: La Pelicula, will get a limited release on January 12, 2018. From directors Alex Orrelle and Eduardo Schuldt, the film features the voices of Omar Chaparro, Jessica Cediel, Cristian de la Fuente, and Coco Legrand. Show More Summary

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