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2015 Must See Films: Midnights

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

I confess, I am ridiculously excited for He Never Died!!! I do like Henry Rollins as an actor. Check it  out!

 

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Tuesday, March 17
11:45PM – 1:22AM Stateside Theatre

 Wednesday, March 18
11:30PM – 1:07AM Alamo Lamar A

Friday, March 20
7:00PM – 8:37PM Alamo Lamar B

Excess Flesh is a movie I want to see more than once. It is a multilayered film that challenges viewers to think-and that is lovely and rare, especially in the “horror” genre. I liked it the first time I saw it. I think I may love it the seciond time.

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Friday, March 13
11:45PM – 1:28AM Alamo Ritz

Saturday, March 14
11:59PM – 1:42AM  Alamo Lamar C

Friday, March 20
4:45PM – 6:28PM  Alamo Lamar C

We Are Still Here
Director/Screenwriter Ted Geoghegan sends up a love letter to HP Lovecraft and giallo films. If you are a fan, keep your eyes and ears peeled for little inside jokes. If you are not, prepare to become one. In a small town in New England there is a house that needs a family. Go see why.

Sunday, March 15
11:45PM – 1:09AM Stateside Theatre

Monday, March 16
11:30PM – 12:54AM  Alamo Lamar A

Thursday, March 19
2:30PM – 3:54PM  Alamo Lamar B

5 Questions with…Ben Powell, director of BARGE

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

(1) What movie inspired you, as a child, to become a filmmaker?

Raising Arizona

(2) What, if any, unexpected challenges did you face during filming?  

Too many little Debbie Snacks

(3) How did you choose this particular subject?  

It seemed like a story that hadn’t been told.

(4) What message would you like your audiences to take away from the movie?

There’s life on the other side of the levee. There’s a movement and a sound that can only be experienced from the being on the river.

(5) Finally, other than your screenings, what are you looking forward to doing at SXSW?  

Seeing other films

Allright! You still have a chance to see Barge, but hurry!!!!

Tuesday, March 17
12:00PM – 1:11PM
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter

Friday, March 20
1:30PM – 2:41PM
Stateside Theatre

Things To Do Today at SXSW: Tuesday March 17th

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Interactive

•  Robot Petting Zoo
11:00am – 4:30pm JW Marriott Salon E

Film

• Moonwalkers
2:00pm Alamo Lamar B

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Let us explain our choices to you, just listen to the SXSW Baby! podcast, supported by HipChat.

SXSW Baby Podcast: Bone In The Throat Interview

Monday, March 16th, 2015

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Ewan interviews Graham Henman and Mark Townend about their SXSW Film feature, Bone In The Throat.

Support for this year’s podcasts comes from HipChat. Bring your team to life, with group and private chat, file sharing, and integrations, all at hipchat.com.

5 Questions with…Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto, Co-Directors of “Twinsters”

Monday, March 16th, 2015

We were fortunate enough to get a few minutes to ask first time directors Sam and Ryan about their film, Twinsters, screening in the Documentary Competition.

What movie inspired you, as a child, to become a filmmaker?

RYAN: Shelter.  It is a surf documentary film by my uncle and mentor Mike Prickett.  It was one my first experiences of such beautiful story telling in a surf movie.  The movie and watching my Uncle’s work introduced me to a lifestyle I admired. I knew then that I wanted to travel, create beautiful images, and share them with the world.  How could life get any better?

SAM: Well I started filmmaking as an actor. As a kid I was obsessed with the movie Prancer. I used the reenact scenes from it as a kid. Weird, I know.

What, if any, unexpected challenges did you face during filming?

RYAN: One of my greatest unexpected challenges was figuring out what to film and what not to film.  Since our documentary was shot in real time, it was difficult to predict what would happen next.  So I just kept rolling all the time.  I was literally eating with one had and filming with the other.

SAM: Budget! Actually everything. I had never been on the production side of any project before. I was learning as I was doing. It turned out to be the best experience, but learning budgets, what color correction was, how an editing program worked, etc., etc., etc., was a challenge!

How did you choose this particular subject?

RYAN: I didn’t choose the subject. It came to me.  When a good friend and producer Yamato Cibulka told me about this amazing story, I knew that I had to be apart of it.  It would have been a mistake to pass up the chance at such an incredible opportunity.

SAM: It was my real life experience. :)

What message would you like your audiences to take away from the movie?

That family has no boundary.

Finally, other than your screenings, what are you looking forward to doing at SXSW?

RYAN: BBQ & QUESO.

SAM: SO MUCH TEXAS BBQ.

Screenings:

Sunday, March 15
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave
4:15PM – 5:43PM

Monday, March 16
Alamo Lamar A
11:00AM – 12:28PM

Thursday, March 19
Alamo Ritz
2:15PM – 3:43PM

Things To Do Today at SXSW: Monday March 16th

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Interactive

•  Porn, the Quiet Pioneer of Marketing
3:30pm Hyatt Regency

Film

• The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary
12:15pm Paramount

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It’s not just the event, it’s the reasoning behind these events. Listen to the podcast to find out why they are today’s pics on the SXSW Baby! podcast, supported by HipChat.

5 Questions with…Jerome Thélia, director of BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

In a festival as big as SXSW, it is easy to miss out on films. Here at the Baby, we like to shine a light on movies that we think you should try and see. Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play is a small gem that both charms and informs.

We were fortunate enough to get a few minutes with Jerome Thélia, the director of Bounce, so this is what we asked him.

What movie inspired you, as a child, to become a filmmaker?
In 1979, I was 9 and in the same year I saw APOCALYPSE NOW, Francois Truffaut’s POCKET CHANGE and acted in a USC film school short where I played an angel, really badly. There were oceans separating those films but I started to connect the dots.

What, if any, unexpected challenges did you face during filming?

Well, we filmed all over the world and in some pretty unusual situations, here are some snapshots:

- we froze our asses off on Christmas day on a small Scottish island filming an ancient football game played on the streets by brawny men.

- we bribed Indian officials on the streets of Mumbai after they confiscated our camera for ‘unpermitted filming of street cricket games’.

- we were very nearly assaulted by a group of drunk football fans in Congo after we were caught surreptitiously filming a voodoo ritual they were performing against the opposing team.

How did you choose this particular subject?

My friend and colleague, writer and anthropologist John Fox, wrote the book that inspired the film called “The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game.”

What message would you like your audiences to take away from the movie?

That ball games carry profound meaning wherever and whenever they have been played, which is everywhere and as far back as we can see and as far into the future as we can predict.

Finally, other than your screenings, what are you looking forward to doing at SXSW?

I actually make a version of Trudy’s Mexican Martini at home in New York, so I’m looking forward to more research.

Sounds yummy!  Screening in the Documentary Spotlight category, catch the film at one of these spots:

Saturday, March 14 -11:00AM – 12:11PM
Alamo Lamar A

Sunday, March 15-8:45PM – 9:56PM
Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road

Wednesday, March 18-4:15PM – 5:26PM
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

Saturday, March 21-2:00PM – 3:11PM
Topfer Theatre at ZACH