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A guide to SXSW Film 2013

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Nick Cassavetes' Yellow.


IT COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE
Hours (world premiere)
Dir. Eric Heisserer (writer of A Nightmare on Elm Street remake)
9pm Sun, Mar 10
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
1510 Toomey Rd
• A man trapped in a hospital with his dead wife and their newborn baby on a ventilator during Katrina, with no electricity. Let any son of a bitch top that.

WILDEST SCHOOL BREAK EVER
Spring Breakers (U.S. premiere)
Dir. Harmony Korine (Gummo)
9:30pm Sun, Mar 10
Paramount Theatre
713 Congress
• Selena Gomez and three other bikini-clad chicks hanging out with an unrecognizable James Franco as a gangster who shows them the best spring break ever.

ILLEGAL JUSTICE
Downloaded (world premiere)
Dir. Alex Winter
6:15pm Sun, Mar 10
Paramount Theatre
713 Congress
• The history of Napster, which changed, saved, or ruined the music industry, depending on who you ask.

BIGGEST MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE
An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (world premiere)
Dir. Al Reinert (dir. of Oscar-nominated doc For All Mankind and screenwriter of Apollo 13)
7pm Mon, Mar 11
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
1510 Toomey Rd
• The true story of a man who, wrongly convicted of killing his wife in front of their son, was freed by a Bexar County judge after 25 years thanks to the Innocence Project and newfound DNA evidence.

BEST DOC, SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING
Hawking (world premiere)
Dir. Stephen Finnigan
7pm Mon, Mar 11
Paramount Theatre
713 Congress
• A look into the amazing life of renowned british scientist Stephen Hawking.

BADDEST COP OUT OF RETIREMENT
Go For Sisters (North American premiere)
Dir. John Sayles
6:45pm Mon, Mar 11
Stateside Theatre
719 Congress
• Edward James Olmos stars as retired LAPD detective Freddy Suárez, hired by a parole officer to take the son of her parolee away from Mexican thugs on the other side of the border. The cast includes the always wonderful SA's own Jesse Borrego.

WHITE RIOT
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
Dir. Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
9:30pm Tue, Mar 12
Stateside Theatre
719 Congress
• The story of Pussy Riot's Nadia, Masha, and Katia, whose 40-second "punk prayer" landed them in jail in once-a-KGB-officer-always-a-KGB-officer Vladimir Putin's Russia.

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