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WATCH: A SXSW Programmer Breaks Down What the 2014 Fest Has In Store

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 25, 2014 at 12:32PM

Check out this four-minute interview with SXSW programmer Claudette Godfrey as she breaks down the highlights of this year's fest. Sometimes digging in to a festival's complete lineup can be daunting, especially one as sprawling as South By (with its large music and interactive components, as well as film), and this is a good way to get a quick sense of what the 2014 edition has to offer.
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Check out this four-minute interview with SXSW programmer Claudette Godfrey as she breaks down the highlights of this year's fest. Sometimes digging in to a festival's complete lineup can be daunting, especially one as sprawling as South By (with its large music and interactive components, as well as film), and this is a good way to get a quick sense of what the 2014 edition has to offer.

The complete feature lineup can be found here, with the Midnighters and Shorts program lineups here.

Our TOH! list of 10 Most Anticipated SXSW Films, with an emphasis on the competition and narrative spotlight sections, is coming next week. The festival kicks off March 7.

This article is related to: Festivals, SXSW, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Video, Video


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.