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SXSW Winner ‘Not Going Quietly’ Celebrates Activist and ALS Survivor Ady Barkan at Premiere

Ady Barker is “excited to be rejuvenating our democracy with thousands of [his] closest friends” — or at least that’s what he told Jon Favreau in 2017 when Barkan…

Warner Bros Acquires SXSW Winner ‘The Fallout’ for HBO Max

The Fallout, which won both the grand jury and audience awards at this year’s SXSW, has been acquired by Warner Bros. for release via streamer HBO Max. Actress-turned-filmmaker Megan Park made…

Cannes: Dark Star Pictures Takes SXSW Hit ‘Freeland’ for North America

Dark Star Pictures has picked up North American rights to pot-farming drama Freeland, the SXSW hit starring Krisha Fairchild as a 60-something farmer. Written and directed by Mario Furloni…

Natalie Morales’ ‘Language Lessons’ Drama Lands at Shout! Studios

Morales' feature directorial debut written by and also starring Mark Duplass bowed in Berlin and earned an audience award at SXSW.

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Best Summer Ever’ Musical to Open ReelAbilities Film Festival (Exclusive)

The 13th edition to run from April 29 to May 5 will close with Nicholas Bruckman’s documentary 'Not Going Quietly' and honor famed classical violinist Itzhak Perlman.

‘WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn’: Film Review

Jed Rothstein directs an overview of the rise and fall of WeWork and its megalomaniacal co-founder Adam Neumann.

‘Best Summer Ever’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Boy meets girl in this high school musical with an emphasis on inclusivity, directed by Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli.

‘Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Sarah and Emily Kunstler helm a documentary version of ACLU attorney Jeffery Robinson's talk on the deep roots of white supremacy in American history.

‘Spring Valley’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Garrett Zevgetis chronicles the aftermath of a 2015 viral incident in which a white school officer assaulted a Black 16-year-old student in her math class.

‘Alone Together’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Singer Charli XCX decides to make an album in five weeks in quarantine while crowdsourcing much of the process to fans and filming every bumpy moment of it.

‘Here Before’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Andrea Riseborough stars as a mother living in a Belfast suburb who becomes obsessed with the little girl next door in writer-director Stacey Gregg's feature debut.

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Best Summer Ever’ Musical Lands at Freestyle Digital Media (Exclusive)

Peter Sarsgaard and Benjamin Bratt have cameo roles in Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli's inclusive feature.