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‘Clerk’ documentary director Malcolm Ingram talks interviewing Stan Lee, being friends with Kevin Smith

Noah Levine March 20, 2021

“Clerk,” which premiered at South by Southwest 2021, is a documentary revolving around the life of iconic filmmaker, actor, public speaker and comic book fan Kevin Smith. The film features...

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‘Sound of Violence’ wows with twisted horrors, stunning visuals

Noah Levine March 19, 2021

This mixtape is killer.   “Sound of Violence” is a horror film that premiered at South by Southwest in the Midnighters category. The film follows a young adult named Alexis who is pursuing...

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Charli XCX documentary directors talk ‘Alone Together’ premiere, filmmaking during quarantine

Lauren Castro March 19, 2021

From asking fans for songwriting help on Instagram Live to wearing green screen bodysuits for at-home music videos, pop sensation Charli XCX stars in “Alone Together” as she created her quarantine...

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‘Alone Together’ presents new style of filmmaking, explores intimate fan-artist relationship

Lauren Castro March 19, 2021

“Alone Together,” a documentary shot entirely during the pandemic, premiered on the closing night of South by Southwest 2021. The one-of-a-kind documentary follows experimental pop icon Charli...

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Bill Hader, Alexi Pappas talk experiences with mental health at SXSW panel

Thomas Casler March 18, 2021

Trigger warning: discussions of mental health, depression, anxiety and suicide. Olympian, actor and author Alexi Pappas talked to comedian and filmmaker Bill Hader at their 2021 South by Southwest panel...

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‘Inbetween Girl’ director, writer Mei Makino talks balancing different cultures growing up

Jennifer Errico March 18, 2021

“Inbetween Girl’ premiered at South by Southwest 2021 on Thursday as UT alumna Mei Makino’s feature film debut. The film is a coming-of-age story about Chinese-American teen Angie Chen....

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Six women-led films premiering at SXSW

Grace Barnes March 8, 2021

South By Southwest has always been a paragon of film festivals for independent filmmakers everywhere, giving them the opportunity to share their films with vast audiences and renowned creatives, producers...

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UT alum James Romo talks ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Grace Barnes March 8, 2021

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new film, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” follows a lone warrior as she searches for the last living dragon in the fantastical land of Kumandra, hoping to restore...

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Predictions for 78th Golden Globe Awards

Dex Parra March 4, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 26 print edition. As the beloved “Schitt’s Creek” resident Moira Rose would say, our favorite season...

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‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ presents intimate, emotional portrait of young fame

Noah Levine February 26, 2021

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” is an Apple TV+ original documentary centered around the 19-year-old singing sensation Billie Eilish. Spanning multiple tours, music video...

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UT Alum horror film ‘The Dark and the Wicked’ brings terrifying visuals, ominous story

Noah Levine February 23, 2021

Director Bryan Bertino dips his toes back into the horror genre with Shudder’s upcoming film “The Dark and the Wicked.”  The UT alumnus, best known for directing horror classic...

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‘Bottle Rocket’: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson’s duo debut launched 25-year legacy

Dex Parra February 23, 2021

Early in the film “Bottle Rocket”, Luke Wilson’s character — disillusioned 20-something Anthony — captures the essence of the movie with one line. When asked, “You’re...