Back in March when The Disaster Artist debuted at SXSW, I lovingly declared it the most James Franco thing James Franco has ever done. Seriously, I don’t know that I have enjoyed anything more than this movie about the making of The Room, known in midnight cult-watching circles as the greatest bad movie of all time. ... More »
Oh hai, awards buzz. A work-in-progress screening of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist received rave reviews after SXSW, and with the release of the first teaser trailer, it’s not hard to see why. Franco directed and stars in this comedy...Show More Summary
In writing about this year’s SXSW work-in-progress screening of The Disaster Artist, James Franco’s dramatization (drawn from co-star Greg Sestero’s book) of the making of the modern bad-movie classic The Room, I noted the challenges of marketing such a movie – specifically, it’s a movie that relies heavily on its audience’s familiarity with The Room, […]
Austin's international service is growing but I didn't expect Delta to fly in from Amsterdam. Turns out this one makes a lot of sense thanks to SXSW. The post AMS-AUS: The Delta Dartboard heads to SXSW appeared first on Wandering Aramean.
IFC Midnight has slated Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill, which had its world premiere at last month’s SXSW Film Festival, to land in theaters and on VOD August 4th. We now have a vibrant retro poster to go along with the trailer for the film that begins when a man’s weakness gets him into a world of trouble when he […]
Melkbelly are a Chicago four-piece that has been making a lot of noise in the Chicago DIY scene since 2014. While I didn’t catch them this past SXSW, by all accounts they were one of the must-see acts down there. Now there set to release their debut LP, Nothing Valley on 10/13/17 via Wax Nine [...]
IFC Midnight has slated Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill, which had its world premiere at last month’s SXSW Film Festival, to land in theaters and on VOD August 4th. We now have the trailer for the film that begins when a man’s weakness gets him into a world of trouble when he agrees to help his girlfriend steal $68,000. Our […]
When the New York Times gives an app its stamp of approval, you know it’s worth checking it. When it also wins awards at SXSW and gets kudos for Tom’s Guide, you know you can’t afford to miss out. Get a year of Disconnect for $19, three years for $29, or a lifetime subscription for $49 at the Mary Sue Shop.
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Served Like A Girl, the documentary feature from first-time director Lysa Heslov that bowed at this year’s SXSW. A mid-August theatrical release is planned...Show More Summary
IFC Midnight recently acquired North American rights to Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill, which had its world premiere at last month’s SXSW Film Festival. Next up is the UK FrightFest, who released these awesome new images. Our own Ben Larned reviewed the film, calling it “bloody, hilarious Southern Gothic madness.” Based on the novel by Bryan Smith, “Chip’s […]
This year's SXSW felt less like a celebration than it did a hangover.
Sony’s Baby Driver, the SXSW sensation that aims to be the cool ride of the summer for moviegoers with the need for speed and iTunes at any cost, has much to recommend it. Director-writer Edgar Wright delivers here in style that goes on for days and should have fans dribbling. Show More Summary
For the second year in a row, We Are Social had the privilege of presenting at Vivid Sydney this year. Already one of the world’s leading festivals, Vivid is a bit like SXSW: an amalgam of inspiring people, creative work, and fresh ideas across a variety of themes and topics. Show More Summary
The next SXSW will be held March 9 -18, 2018 in Austin Texas, and today, Monday Hun3e 26th, the festival begins accepting applications for one of the 2000 or so official showcase slots, as well as the panels and sessions the are held throughout the festival. ______________________________________________ SXSW 2018 Accepting...
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 Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today they have acquired the North American rights to the award-winning psychological thriller that our very […]
During this past SXSW, I witnessed my first Yapwers set. It left me a bit shaken but with a smile on my face. Purveyors of the greatest music video of all time, I shouldn’t have expected any less. Boy In A Well will be their second Bloodshot release, after 2015?s American Man. Can't really describe [...]
Long steamy summer nights filled with relentless possibility, occasional bonfires, and teasing cool breezes are essential when things heat up in the city. Hand Habits, who recently played our SXSW showcase on the heels of excellent debut album Wildly Idle (Before The Void), contributed to a necessary accompanying soundtrack with their new single. "Spell Song"
Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired North American rights to Most Beautiful Island, a psychological thriller from Glass Eye Pix directed, written, produced by and starring Ana Asensio. It won a grand jury award in the...Show More Summary
SXSW has made good on its promises to walk the talk on supporting immigration rights, coming out in support of the city of Austin's lawsuit against the state of Texas over SB-4, the Texas law that bans "sanctuary cities" where law enforcement officers do not check or take action on arrestees' immigration status unless it is relevant to their alleged crimes. (more…)