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Eight Shorts From SXSW 2017

Fry Day

As the 2017 edition of SXSW comes to a close, here’s a list of eight short films I saw that are worthy of your attention. There’s no clear throughline apparent here: documentary work investigating the infected water supply of the…  Read more

By Mar 20, 2017

Creative Fraternity: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio on their SXSW Doc, May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

i>May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

Two decades of writing, producing, and finally directing some of the most commercially and critically successful films in the world have given Judd Apatow enough cachet to make nearly anything. After his directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), took in…  Read more

By Mar 15, 2017

SXSW: Five Questions for Mr. Roosevelt Writer/Director/Star Noël Wells

Mister Roosevelt

Texas-born actress and comedian Noël Wells (Master of None, SNL, The Incredible Jessica James) steps into the director’s chair with her SXSW-debuting feature Mr. Roosevelt, which mixes a sort of low-key melancholic humor of self-discovery with a series of broader…  Read more

By Mar 12, 2017

Following The Money Shot: Ovidie on Her SXSW Investigative Doc Pornocracy

Pornocracy

Originally trained in philosophy, and known as the “porn star intellectual” since the publication of her book Porno Manifesto in the early aughts, feminist pornographer Ovidie can now add hard-hitting investigative journalist to her CV. The French icon’s latest documentary…  Read more

By Mar 12, 2017


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