SXSW 2013: WE CAUSE SCENES Review

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At some point in our lives, we’re told that we can’t play pretend in public.  There’s a space for entertainment, and out in the real world, you have to abide by societal norms.  Keep your head down, go about your business, etc.  Charlie Todd decided to break those rules when he created Improv Everywhere.  In Matt Adams‘ documentary We Cause Scenes, the director looks at the history of the web sensation, and goes behind the scenes of some of the group’s most famous and hilarious “missions”.  While the film is incredibly funny, Adams’ primary focus on the mission back-stories leaves the more interesting issues in the background.

SXSW 2013 Line-Up Announced; Includes MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE ACT OF KILLING, and More

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Earlier this month, we reported on the first wave of SXSW 2013 films, which includes The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Evil Dead.  Today, the full line-up has been announced, and it feels like Sundance all over again when it comes to plenty of unknown films.  The chance of discovering a gem is high, and I look forward to hearing the buzz that arises from some these movies.  There’s also a second chance at festival films I missed like The Act of Killing (from TIFF) and Pit Stop (from Sundance).  I thought Toy’s House would make it in to SXSW, but I’ll see it eventually since it picked up distribution.

Hit the jump for the full line-up.  The 2013 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 8 – 17th.

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