Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SXSW Film 2016 Reveals the Gaps of the Hollywood System

If you can look past the cultural chaos that is SXSW, there's another kind of spectacle that takes place in the space between -- where the movies that are bigger than anything a SXSW competition filmmaker could imagine, but smaller, stranger, or riskier than almost everything else that comes from the studios. This is the sweet spot that defines SXSW premieres, and they tell us a lot about where the movie industry is going.  Megan Ellison had a good SXSW. She not only had a 10-minute one-on-one interview with President Obama just before his opening day keynote, but her Annapurna Pictures also backed the well-reviewed opening night film, "Everybody Wants Some!!," making...

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