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SXSW 2017 Interview: Emma Franz Talks Bill Frisell: A Portrait (Exclusive)

26 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

It’s quite clear why a nuanced filmmaker and singer-songwriter like Emma Franz offers the most insightful observation in such a renowned guitarist as Bill Frisell. In her latest documentary, ‘Bill Frisell: A Portrait,’ the director thoroughly explores the film’s title composer and bandleader’s work ethic and musical approach. The stunning character portrait of one of […]

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SXSW: Discover An Unsung Genius In Trailer For Documentary ‘Bill Frisell, A Portrait’

23 February 2017 2:38 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Now here is a documentary I’m excited about. While Bill Frisell may not be a household name, I first discovered him on the soundtrack for “Finding Forrester“, and Frisell’s music has been part of my life ever since.

For the few of you who don’t follow jazz guitar, Bill Frisell is one of the most respected studio guitarists working today. He has been featured on albums for such musicians as Elvis Costello, Loudon Wainwright II, and Bonnie Raitt, in addition to putting out his own records, my favorite being History, Mystery.

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Aussie films off to SXSW

1 February 2017 8:27 PM, PST | | See recent news »

'Hounds of Love'..

Three Aussie features, as well as one from across the pond, are headed to SXSW Film Festival. .

Emma Franz.s documentary Bill Frisell, A Portrait, will make its world premiere in the festival.s documentary feature competition .- selected from some 973 entries. The doco traces the ideas and processes that have shaped the jazz guitarist.s music. This is Franz.s second time at SXSW, with.Intangible Asset No. 82 having screened in 2009.

Ben Young.s debut feature Hounds of Love continues a successful festival run, set to make its North American premiere at SXSW after already screening at the likes of Venice last year. The film, which follows the abduction of a teenage girl in the 1980s, stars Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, Stephen Curry and Susie Porter.

Matthew Salleh.s doco Barbecue, which looks at the culture of BBQ from around the world, will also »

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SXSW 2017 Bolsters Lineup With Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire And Much More

31 January 2017 2:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After drawing attention to the festival’s annual Gaming Awards, organizers behind the South by Southwest Film Festival have posted the full, comprehensive lineup, revealing that the likes of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Free Fire, the riotous ensemble thriller from Ben Wheatley, are among those films that will screen for critics and attendees.

Per SXSW 2017‘s website, this year’s showcase will host “84 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres, and 6 Us Premieres. First-time filmmakers account for 51 films, continuing our tradition of unearthing the emergent talent of tomorrow.” British auteur Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England) is a regular of the Texas festival, and will be rubbing shoulders with other favorites including Michael Winterbottom, Nacho Vigalondo, Michael Showalter.

SXSW 2017 begins on March 10th in Austin, Texas and you can get up to speed on everything the festival has to offer down below.

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