On Friday, South By Southwest attendees lined up to hear Russell Brand’s take on popular culture and celebrity excess after the premiere of his film “BRAND: A Second Coming” — and many were left disappointed when Brand canceled his appearance hours before the event.
Documentaries probably aren’t on the top of the priority for any music badge holders out there, but with films that cover everything from Kurt Cobain to banned music in Mali, you might want to give them some of your attention.
Directors Ian Schwartz and Cooper Roberts’ music video for “Good Mistake” by Mr Little Jeans is nominated for SXSW’s Music Video Competition. Mr Little Jeans, the stage name of dance-pop singer-songwriter Monica Birkenes, released her debut album, Pocketknife, in 2014.
South By Southwest’s film festival isn’t just packed with people — the schedule is stuffed with a ton of movies. Nineteen categories of film will be screened from Friday through March 22 and will only play on certain days.
Although adult filmmakers produce the majority of the movies showing at South By Southwest, some teenagers are also getting in on the fun. The 12th annual Texas High School Film Competition is their chance to show off.