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SXSW: 20-year-old director premieres her fourth (!) feature film -- Exclusive Video

15 March 2013 11:22 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

For years, Emily Hagins has been the kid in the room. The Austin native directed her first feature-length movie, 2006′s independent zombie film Pathogen, when she was just 12 years old. She followed that up with 2009′s supernatural murder-mystery The Retelling and then enjoyed a SXSW world premiere of her third feature, My Sucky Teen Romance, this one about vampires, in 2011.

Now 20 years old, Hagins returned this week to SXSW to premiere her fourth feature, Grow Up, Tony Phillips, a wistful high school comedy about a boy who isn’t yet ready to give up his exuberant love for Halloween. After the screening, »

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SXSW 2013 Preview: Spotlight and Visions Programs

6 March 2013 8:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Austin's biggest fest, SXSW rolls into town this Friday! We kicked off the preview series yesterday with a look at Headliners and Competition slates. Today we turn our attention to the meat of the lineup, the Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, and Visions programs. Check back tomorrow as we lay out the rest of the fest. Narrative Spotlight Drinking Buddies Prolific indie director Joe Swanberg (Uncle Kent, All the Light in the Sky) turns noticeably A-List with this brewery-based romcom that stars Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston. Grow Up, Tony Phillips Austin local Emily Hagins has built herself quite a following based on her fun, youth-spirited indie films (Pathogen, The Retelling, My Sucky Teen Romance). Her 4th feature stars Tony Vespe,...

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