SXSW's closing night film The East weaves a clever tale of eco terrorism and intrigue while asking questions about where we are as a consumer society today.
Watch SXSW Alumni Films - Available Now!
Best Alumni films in the mix today include Much Ado About Nothing, Hey Bartender and more!
Alumni Films Available Now!
Featuring stupendous docs La Camioneta, Brooklyn Castle, The East and more
May 2013 Issue of SXSWorld Now Available Online
Featuring The SXSW 2013 Recap with tons of photos, stories, in-depth post-event coverage and more!
SXSW Short Films To Screen Down Under
Special programs to screen at the St Kilda Film Festival in Australia
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20/20 Vision speaker series. We couldn't be more thrilled that he will be able to share his vast entrepreneurial experience and vision with our attendees.Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League will joining us in Las Vegas this summer at the inaugural SXSW V2V as a part of our
Tim League graduated from Rice University in 1992 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Art/Art History. After a two-year stint at Shell Oil in Bakersfield, California, Tim left engineering and opened up his first movie theater. When that theater closed after a short run in 1995, he and his wife Karrie headed to Austin with 200 seats, a projector, screen, speakers and a passion to do it right the second time. They founded the Alamo Drafthouse in 1997, where as CEO League remains committed to providing creative programming and a zero tolerance policy for disruption during the theater experience. League also co-founded Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the United States and recently launched Drafthouse Films, a distribution label committed to releasing provocative, visionary and unusual films from around the world. Past releases include critically-acclaimed comedies FOUR LIONS and KLOWN, the rediscovered classic WAKE IN FRIGHT, and the Oscar-nominated BULLHEAD. When asked about his early qualifications for opening a movie theater, League answered "none, other than really liking movies, which I guess is the most important part." The Alamo Drafthouse is expanding nationwide to New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington DC, with many more on the horizon.
As you all know, just over a week ago a deadly tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, a town just south of Oklahoma City.
Native Oklahoman Wayne Coyne, lead singer of 2013 Grulke Prize Winning band The Flaming Lips, spoke of the resilience of his fellow citizens and delivered passionate opening remarks at their London show the day after the disaster.
Planning to attend SXSW 2014? Then set a calendar reminder for Thursday, August 1, the day when registration for next year's event officially opens.
Next year's events are sure to be a mix of innovative speakers, groundbreaking films, and all the bands you'll be talking about all summer and beyond.
Registering for SXSW in early August offers two very important advantages -- the biggest discount on registration fees and the best choice of Austin hotel rooms.
We've been following Jesse and Celine's journey for the last 18 years since Before Sunrise hit the screens in 1995. Now director Richard Linklater, along with actors/co-screenwriters Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, invite us back into their world as we find Jesse and Celine dealing with the joys and trials of long-term love and raising a family. Life's gotten real for these once strangers on a train and our time with them is rewarded in this candid look at what comes after. This masterpiece is a stunning achievement from Linklater and a rare treat in a world that often seems limited to only the beginnings.
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Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–15
Music: March 11–16
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