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SXSW '12 Review: "The Last Fall" Delivers An Earnest Look At Life After Football

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 11, 2012 1:07 PM
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Matthew Cherry’s directorial debut effort The Last Fall is one that we have followed from its inception on this site via our S&A Filmmaker’s Diary.  It’s almost surreal that almost a year later the film is screening at SXSW Film Festival!

SXSW 2012 Review - "In Our Nature" (Strong Performances & Camera Work, But Ultimately Too Familiar)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2012 3:10 AM
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Not a lot I was particularly moved by here; and, to be frank, my sole reason for seeing the film was due to Gabrielle Union's (though mostly supporting) presence in it, so I'll make this one short and sweet.

SXSW 2012 Trailer - "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 10, 2012 8:30 AM
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Here's the trailer for the documentary feature Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, directed by Mark Ford and produced by Wesley Jones, which is making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival currently underway in Austin, TX where I am.

SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 7, 2012 8:48 PM
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Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc screened at MOMA in NYC last month.

SXSW 2012 Preview - "Trash Dance" (How To Make A Garbage Truck Dance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 1:27 PM
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A SXSW 2012 doc feature profile we overlooked and I was just reminded of, so here it is...

Blush Poster For Ya'Ke Smith's SXSW 2012 Drama "Wolf"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 8:05 PM
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Check out the poster below for Ya'Ke Smith's Wolf, his feature film debut and SXSW 2012 official selection, which stars Irma P. Hall, Mikala Gibson, Jordan Cooper, Shelton Jolivette, and Eugene Lee in a story about a family...

Watch The Brooding Trailer For Ya'Ke Smith's SXSW 2012 Drama "Wolf"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 2:07 PM
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Check out the first official trailer for Ya'Ke Smith's Wolf, his feature film debut and SXSW 2012 official selection, which stars Irma P. Hall, Mikala Gibson, Jordan Cooper, Shelton Jolivette, and Eugene Lee in a story about a family...

SXSW 2012 Trailer: Doc "Bad Brains: Band in DC" (Influential & Significant American Punk/Reggae Band)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 3, 2012 5:33 PM
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Making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival next month, the documentary Bad Brains: Bands in DC, about an underrated and influential American band that has played an ecclectic blend of punk and reggae for 30 years, is directed by Mandy Stein and Benjamen Logan.

SXSW 2012 Preview: Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" Explores Hip Hop's Connection To Riots

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 7:00 PM
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The documentary feature Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, directed by Mark Ford and produced by Wesley Jones, is making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival next month. The film explores the influence of Hip Hop in the 80's and early 90's, which may have served as a catalyst, to the L.A. riots 20 years ago.

SXSW 2012 Trailer: "Charles Bradley: Soul of America" (Soul Singer Achieves Success at 62 Yrs Old)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 2, 2012 6:24 PM
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Also screening at the SXSW Film Festival next month, the documentary feature Charles Bradley: Soul of America, directed by Poull Brien and produced by Alexander Brough, revolves around the peculiar and remarkable rise to stardom of aspiring Soul singer Charles Bradley at the age of 62, whose album became Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 50 in 2011.