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Top brass at the festival announced on Tuesday several sections of the features line-up for the 23rd edition, set to run from March 11-19, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
SXSW will screen 139 features of which 89 are world premieres, 13 are North American Premieres and 8 are Us premieres selected from 2,456 feature submissions (1,467 Us and 990 international). Fifty-two films hail from debutants.
Narrative Feature Competition selections are: The Arbalest by Adam Pinney; Before The Sun Explodes by Debra Eisenstadt; Claire In Motion by Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell; collective:unconscious by collective:unconscious (Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein); Donald Cried by Kris Avedisian; Hunter Gatherer by Josh Locy; Miss Stevens by Julia Hart; The Other Half by Joey Klein; A Stray by Musa Syeed; and Transpecos by Greg Kwedar.
Documentary Feature Competition entries are: Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America by Matt Ornstein; Alive And Kicking by Susan Glatzer; Best And Most Beautiful Things directed by Garrett Zevgetis; Goodnight »
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Well, we know one thing Oscars host Chris Rock might cover in this year's monologue...
The 2016 Academy Awards will be handed out on February 28, and they will go to a bunch of very white winners. Entertainment Weekly quipped, "This is the whitest Oscars since last year," since every acting nominee this year -- out of 20 open slots, 10 for women, 10 for men -- is white.
No people of color were nominated in acting categories for a second straight year. No black directors were nominated, and no women of any color were nominated for director at all. Even the one Oscar nomination for "Straight Outta Compton" went to white writers.
Tweeters used the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to bemoan the lack of »
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Here's a teaser trailer for Matthew A. Cherry's next feature film titled "Nine Rides," wrapped up principal photography in Los Angeles last month. Per a press release, the first feature film shot exclusively with the new iPhone 6s, "Nine Rides" is set in Los Angeles and stars Dorian Missick as an Uber driver who gets life changing news on New Year’s Eve, and the 9 different groups of people he gives rides to that night. It is “Dorian is a great actor who I’ve wanted to work with for awhile,” says director Matthew A. Cherry, “so it was a great to be able to finally collaborate with him on this project.” Joining Missick in the film's cast are Omar Dorsey, »
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