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January 3, 2008
Adventure: In an interview in the February issue of Vanity Fair, Steven Spielberg promises that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," the fourth film in his action adventure franchise, will have more of a sci-fi bent but will retain the spirit of its predecessors. Due out this summer, the film sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as the world-weary archaeologist, while actors Shia LaBeouf and Cate Blanchett join the ensemble. -- Film festival: Director Robert Luketic's Vegas-set drama "21" will open the 15th annual edition of South by Southwest's Film Conference & Festival on March 7. Based on a book by Ben Mezrich, the film stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne and recounts how six college students became expert card counters.
February 5, 2014 | By Gina McIntyre
Adam Wingard's “The Guest” and Mike Flanagan's “Oculus” are among the horror films set to screen as part of the Midnighters lineup at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, organizers announced Wednesday. This year, the Midnighters section will spotlight 10 genre titles. Wingard's ("You're Next") film centers on a soldier concealing dark secrets about his past who pays a visit to the family of a fallen comrade; it premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival.
June 23, 2011
"Bonanza" artist: In the June 22 Calendar section, a photo of Robert Temple Ayers with an article about his map for the TV series "Bonanza" was credited to the Autry National Center. It was taken by Don Richards. UCLA golfers: An article in the June 20 Sports section about U.S. golfers' performance in the U.S. Open said that UCLA student Patrick Cantlay's final score of 284 was one over par. In fact, 284 was even par. South by Southwest: In the Feb. 3 Calendar section, a photo caption with an article about the film lineup at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival incorrectly described a scene from the set of "The Innkeepers.
October 1, 2013 | By John Horn
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival will add a sports-oriented component to next year's gathering in Texas, calling the new venture SXsports. As part of the SXsports programming, FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver, who left The New York Times for ESPN in July, will be among the speakers at the festival, set to run March 7-9 in Austin. Other invited speakers include Bill Simmons, the editor in chief of Festival organizers said the sports programming will include film screenings, panels and speeches.
February 6, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced its midnight features and short film slate Wednesday, a horror and sci fi-heavy list of movies that includes Abigail Breslin as a 15-year-old ghost in "Haunter," Dermot Mulroney as an ex-con on a road trip in "The Rambler" and director Rob Zombie's witch coven movie, "The Lords of Salem. " SXSW's Midnighters section is where the genre friendly festival books its scariest, silliest and most offbeat fare, such as this year's "Big Ass Spider!"
February 13, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
"The East," an eco-thriller from director Zal Batmanglij, will be the closing night film of the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. Batmanglij and star Brit Marling co-wrote the spy drama, which collected strong reviews at its Sundance Film Festival premiere last month. SXSW, which will screen a total 133 features, also announced 14 more films to complete its lineup, including "In Your Dreams -- Stevie Nicks," a documentary co-directed by the Fleetwood Mac singer and Dave Stewart, half of the British rock duo Eurythmics; "At Any Price," Ramin Bahrani's family drama starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron; and "Xmas Without China," Alicia Dwyer's documentary comedy about consumerism.
October 15, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Girls" creator Lena Dunham, horror producer Jason Blum and YouTube sensation Casey Niestat will deliver keynote addresses at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, SXSW announced Tuesday. Next year will be the first that the Austin, Texas, film festival is programming keynote addresses, modeled on those at its sister festival, SXSW Interactive. Each of the keynote speakers fits into one of the distinctive niches at SXSW, which is known for its horror films, comedies and low-budget offerings.
February 13, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Though Sundance may be receding in the rearview, that doesn't mean those films that did not get an immediate splashy pickup at the festival have fallen off the face of the Earth. It was announced today that “A Teacher,” which premiered in Sundance's adventuresome NEXT section, has been acquired by distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories. The film had already been scheduled to play the upcoming South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, and Oscilloscope plans to release it in a combination of theatrical, video-on-demand and digital platforms later this year.
January 15, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
The Steve Carell-Jim Carrey movie "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" will be the opening night film at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which opens March 8. SXSW will also see premieres of an "Evil Dead" remake, a new movie from director Joe Swanberg and documentaries about Napster and the Beatles' secretary.  Comedy, genre subjects and music documentaries are the traditional strengths of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, and...
March 18, 2009 | Susan King
Award winners for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival were announced Tuesday evening at the Austin, Texas, fest's closing ceremonies. The prizes were divided into jury awards and audience awards. Judi Krant's "Made in China," about an inventor lost in Shanghai, won the jury award for best narrative feature and also took home the SXSW / Chicken & Egg Emergent Woman Award. Bill Ross' examination of daily life in middle America, "45365," received the documentary feature award with an honorary mention going to "The Way We Get By," Aron Gaudet's look at a group of senior citizens whose lives were changed by greeting U.S. troops at airports.
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