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Lorna Doom, The Germs Bassist, Dies at 61 She was an original member of the seminal Los Angeles-based hardcore punk outfit Daniel Kohn | January 17, 2019 @ 8:49 AM Last Updated: January 17, 2019 @ 8:57 AM Getty Lorna Doom, a founding member of the seminal Los Angeles-based punk band The Germs, has died. She was 61. Doom’s bandmate, drummer Don Bolles, confirmed her death in a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon. “She left this mortal coil today around 1,” Bolles wrote in the comments section under the status that simply read: “Lorna.” Born Teresa Ryan, Doom joined forces with Jan Paul Beahm (Darby Crash), guitarist Georg Ruthenberg (Pat Smear, Foo Fighters/Nirvana), and drummer Belinda Carlisle (who became known later for her work with The Go-Gos) in 1977. Bolles joined the group in 1979. Known for their high-energy, no-frills live show, The Germs released one album, “(GI),” which was produced by Joan Jett and several singles before Crash took his own life in 1980, just after the band broke up. Also Read: Carol Channing, Original Star of Broadway's 'Hello, Dolly,' Dies at 97 The band also featured in Penelope Spheeris’ documentary on punk rock, “The Decline of Western Civilization.” A biopic on the band, “What We Do in Secret,” was released in 2007. The Germs had reunited for several performances and tours sporadically since 2007, with their last show taking place at the Echoplex in Los Angeles in December 2013. The Germs were instrumental in pioneering the rapid-fire hardcore punk sound. They were one of the most important early punk bands to emerge from the West Coast at a time when New York City and London were the only cities renowned at the time for punk. 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Getty Images Bernardo Bertolucci Bernardo Bertolucci, an Italian director and two-time Oscar winner for such films as "The Last Emperor," "The Conformist" and "Last Tango in Paris," died on Nov. 26. He was 77. Getty Images Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg, who created the Nickelodeon TV series "SpongeBob SquarePants," died on Nov. 26 following a battle with ALS. He was 57. Getty Images Samuel Hadida Samuel Hadida, a French producer and distributor of films such as “True Romance” and the “Resident Evil” series of films, died on Nov. 26. He was 64. Getty Images George H.W. Bush The 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush died on Nov. 30, months after the death of his wife Barbara Bush. Since at least 2012, Bush had been confined to a wheelchair due to vascular parkinsonism, a form of Parkinson’s disease. He was 94. 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Getty Images Penny Marshall Penny Marshall, the star of the long-running sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" and the director of films such as "Big," "Awakenings" and "A League of Their Own," died on Dec. 17. She was 75. Getty Images Peter Masterson Peter Masterson, an actor and the co-writer of the book for the musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," as well as the father of actress Mary Stuart Masterson, died on Dec. 18 after a fall. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for 14 years. He was 84. Warner Bros. Donald Moffat Donald Moffat, a character actor with over 200 film, TV and Broadway credits, including "The Right Stuff" and "The Thing," died on Dec. 20 after having recently suffered a stroke. He was 87. Amos Oz Amos Oz, an Israeli author who wrote the novel "A Tale of Love and Darkness," which would later be adapted into a film directed by Natalie Portman, died on Dec. 28. He was 79. Getty Images June Whitfield Dame June Whitfield, a British actress known for the '90s BBC sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous" and for a role on "Doctor Who," died on Dec. 28. She was 92. Getty/BBC Ringo Lam Ringo Lam, a Hong Kong director known for the 1987 film "City on Fire," died on Dec. 29. He was 63. Getty Images Next Slide 1 of 166 A look back at the stars in movies, TV, music and sports we lost this past year Here's a list of some of the notable celebrities and industry professionals in film, TV, music and sports who passed away in 2018.

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the 112 dislikes will come from the fact that your 'taxi' service was very dangerous! Hecan say he is one super driver, but you can never really predict the rest of the drivers on the road.. Even the best pro drivers would say this.. that's it that's all. Great video though! 😉 .. and love the Pantera tunes!

MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’

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Jan 17, 2019 | Crypto | 0 comments Major U.S. universities including MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley have teamed up to fund a new digital currency. Advertisements A group of researchers from top United States universities have announced the launch of a “globally scalable decentralized payments network,” according to a press release published today, Jan. 17. The development of the cryptocurrency, dubbed “Unit-e,” is being funded by Distributed Technologies Research (DTR) — a non-profit organization based in Switzerland, whose official launch was also announced today in the press release. DTR includes researchers from seven major U.S. universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, as Bloomberg reports. The organization reportedly received backing from blockchain investment fund Pantera Capital. According to the press release, the core team developing Unit-e is based in Berlin and consists of “open-source and distributed systems engineers.” Joey Krug, a member of the DTR Foundation Council and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital, claimed that “a lack of scalability is holding back cryptocurrency adoption.” As Bloomberg reports, DTR is planning to launch Unit-e in the second half of this year. The organization told reporters their goal for the cryptocurrency’s processing time is 10,000 transactions per second. On Dec. 23, the capacity of the Bitcoin ( BTC ) Lightning Network ( LN ) surpassed $2 million in transactions, with node channels that support LN able to facilitate 496.8 BTC. With that, the number of channels connecting nodes has also significantly grown for the first time for the past two months, totaling 14,352 unique channels by late 2018. In October 2018, post-trade financial services firm Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation published a study that found that blockchain technology is scalable enough to support day to day volumes of U.S. equity markets. Source: https://cointelegraph.com/assets/img/CT_Logo_YG_tag.png / Author: Helen Partz Visited 1 times, 1 visits today Shares

SXSW 2019 announces film and TV lineup: Jordan Peele’s Us, NOS4A2, Teen Spirit, and True Stories

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Reddit First we got Sundance , now South by Southwest has announced its feature film lineup for 2019. Set to take place from March 8th to 17th, the Austin-based festival will screen more than a hundred new features. Among the many highlights are the world premiere of Jordan Peele’s Us , Harmony Korine’s long-awaited Spring Breakers follow-up The Beach Bum , Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart , Elle Fanning’s Teen Spirit , and an untitled comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. There are also a number episodic premieres in the television medium, including the highly anticipated adaptation of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 , Taika Waititi’s spinoff series What We Do in the Shadows , and Aidy Bryant’s new comedy Shrill . As expected, the lineup has a strong focus on music features, specifically The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story , The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash , Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine , and a special screening of True Stories with David Byrne. “As we head into our 26th edition, we couldn’t be more excited to once again share a completely fresh SXSW 2019 slate with our uniquely smart and enthusiastic SXSW audience,” says Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “As always, we looked for a wide range of work, contemplating scale, style, tenor and tone. We hope that this year’s outstanding array of films from accomplished to emerging talent will entertain, surprise, and provoke.” Consult the full lineup below. As if the following weren’t enough, a second wave of announcements will follow on February 6th, which includes all the horror fare in their Midnighters section. Though, we do love that Joe Bob Briggs is already confirmed to be down in Texas. Yahoo, indeed. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION Ten world premieres, 10 unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,346 narrative feature submissions in 2019. Alice (France) Director/Screenwriter: Josephine Mackerras She did everything right until it all went wrong. Cast: Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloe Boreham (World Premiere) Extra Ordinary (Belgium) Directors/Screenwriters: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman Rose, a mostly sweet and mostly lonely small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talent to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely), from a washed-up rockstar who is using her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame. Cast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia Doherty (World Premiere) Go Back to China (China, U.S.) Director/Screenwriter: Emily Ting After spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana) blows through half of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father (Richard Ng) and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business. Cast: Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen, Kelly Hu, Kendy Cheung, Aviva Wang (World Premiere) Mickey and the Bear Director/Screenwriter: Annabelle Attanasio Faced with the responsibility to take care of her addict, veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck keeps her household afloat. When she has the opportunity to leave for good, she must choose between familial obligation and personal fulfillment. Cast: Camila Morrone, James Badge Dale, Calvin Demba, Ben Rosenfield, Rebecca Henderson (World Premiere) Ms. White Light Director/Screenwriter: Paul Shoulberg Lex Cordova’s business is dying. She has a unique ability to connect with her clients that are terminally ill. It’s just everyone else that she has a problem with. Valerie is a no bullshit woman who loves living her life. Her only way out is thru Lex. Cast: Roberta Colindrez, John Ortiz, Judith Light, Carson Meyer, Zachary Spicer (World Premiere) Pig Hag Directors: Sam Probst, Colby Holt, Screenwriter: Colby Holt Jodie, a woman in her mid-thirties, struggles with the pressure to find a partner and have children. When she attends a Guns N’ Roses concert, she thinks she may have met a potential match — until he immediately ghosts on her. Cast: Anna T Schlegel, Tony Jaksha, Pete Zias, Michael Henry, Nate Stoner, Maxwell Esposito, Amanda DeSimone, Alex Myerchin, Andrew Kudla (World Premiere) Porno Director: Keola Racela, Screenwriters: Matt Black, Laurence Vannicelli When a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education…written in blood. Cast: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Robert Tann, Bill Phillips, Katelyn Pearce, Peter Reznikoff (World Premiere) Saint Frances Director: Alex Thompson, Screenwriter: Kelly O’Sullivan At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old. Cast: Ramona Edith-Williams, Kelly O’Sullivan, Lily Mojekwu, Charin Alvarez, Jim True-Frost, Max Lipchitz, Mary Beth Fisher, Francis Guinan, Bradley Grant Smith (World Premiere) South Mountain Director/Screenwriter: Hilary Brougher When her teenagers head off to camp and her husband abruptly leaves her to begin a new family, Lila is left to her own curious and chaotic devices for a summer in her rural home in the Catskill mountains. Cast: Talia Balsam, Scott Cohen, Andrus Nichols, Michael Oberholtzer, Naian Gonzalez, Midori Francis, Macaulee Rusnak Cassaday, Isis Masoud, Violet Rea, Guthrie Mass (World Premiere) Yes, God, Yes Director/Screenwriter: Karen Maine After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager in the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her urges in the face of eternal damnation. Cast: Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale, Susan Blackwell, Parker Wierling, Alisha Boe, Donna Lynne Champlin (World Premiere) DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION Ten world premieres: 10 real world stories that demonstrate innovation, energy and bold voices. Selected from 1,005 feature documentary submissions in 2018. Ernie & Joe Director: Jenifer McShane Ernie & Joe follows two officers with the San Antonio Police Department mental health unit who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment — one 911 call at a time. (World Premiere) For Sama (United Kingdom) Directors: Waad al-Khateab, Edward Watts For Sama tells the epic story of a young woman’s journey through love, war and motherhood across five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. (World Premiere) Museum Town Director: Jennifer Trainer, Screenwriters: Noah Bashevkin, Pola Rapaport, Jennifer Trainer From the ashes of a deserted factory, an ambitious center for contemporary art has emerged. With MASS MoCA, a familiar story of deindustrialization in a rural American town finds an unconventional route to recovery. (World Premiere) Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy (United Kingdom, U.S.) Director: Elizabeth Carroll Award-winning cookbook author, diehard environmentalist and feisty British nonagenarian Diana Kennedy reflects on an unconventional life spent mastering the cuisines of Mexico. (World Premiere) Stuffed (Canada, U.S.) Director: Erin Derham Stuffed is a documentary feature film about the surprising world of taxidermy and the passionate artists across the world who see life where others only see death. (World Premiere) Tread Director: Paul Solet Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes have wronged him. (World Premiere) Vision Portraits Director/Screenwriter: Rodney Evans A feature-length documentary that chronicles the creative paths of blind and visually impaired artists including a photographer (John Dugdale), dancer (Kayla Hamilton), writer (Ryan Knighton) and the film’s director, Rodney Evans. (World Premiere) We Are The Radical Monarchs Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, the film documents the journey of the group as they form, grow, and earn badges for units like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty” (World Premiere) Well Groomed Director/Screenwriter: Rebecca Stern Well Groomed travels the humorous, visually stunning world of Competitive Creative Dog Grooming alongside the colorful women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures. (World Premiere) Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You Directors/Screenwriters: Harrod Blank, Sjoerd Dijk Rusty, a male race enthusiast, decides at 53 to get breasts. His father cuts his pay, his motorcycle friends abandon him and the women he dates all reject him. Rusty pursues her new identity and only hopes to gain acceptance from others. (World Premiere) Documentary Feature Competition Jury: Karen Han , Entertainment Reporter at Polygon; Adam B. Vary , Senior Film Reporter for BuzzFeed News; Katie Walsh , Film Critic for the Tribune News Service HEADLINERS Big names, big talent: Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with major and rising names in cinema. The Beach Bum Director/Screenwriter: Harmony Korine The Beach Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum is a refreshingly original and subversive. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania Lavie Owen, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence (World Premiere) Booksmart Director: Olivia Wilde, Screenwriters: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman On the eve of graduating high school, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined to not fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night. Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Sudeikis (World Premiere) Good Boys Director: Gene Stupnitsky, Screenwriters: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Beth Stelling, John Phillips The writers of Superbad and the producers of Sausage Party take on sixth grade in Universal Pictures’ Good Boys , an R-rated comedy about three friends on an epic one-day odyssey of bad decisions. Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Josh Caras (World Premiere) The Highwaymen Director: John Lee Hancock, Screenwriter: John Fusco Texas Ranger Frank Hamer reflects on what made him a great lawman as he comes out of retirement to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde. Cast: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickinson (World Premiere) Untitled Seth Rogen/ Charlize Theron Comedy Director: Jonathan Levine, Screenwriter: Dan Sterling An ambitious diplomat with a spotless reputation and a hard-partying journalist hilariously redefine “international relations” as they try to keep their red-hot romance under wraps. Cast: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Ravi Patel and Alexander Skarsgård (World Premiere) Us Director/Screenwriter: Jordan Peele An original nightmare from Oscar-winner Jordan Peele ( Get Out ), starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, Us pits an average American family against a terrifying opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright-Joseph, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon (World Premiere) NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT High profile narrative features receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW. Adopt a Highway Director/Screenwriter: Logan Marshall-Green After being released from prison following a twenty year sentence for a minor offense, an ex-con must learn to navigate the world while coming to terms with his own life which has moved on — all while caring for an abandoned baby he finds in a dumpster. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Elaine Hendrix, Diana Gaeta Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Mo McRae, Chris Sullivan, Nate Mooney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Anne Marie Johnson (World Premiere) The Art of Self-Defense Director/Screenwriter: Riley Stearns The Art of Self-Defense stars Jesse Eisenberg and is set in the world of karate. Eisenberg plays a man who is attacked on the street and enlists in a local dojo, led by a charismatic Sensei (Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots (World Premiere) Come As You Are Director: Richard Wong, Screenwriter: Erik Linthorst Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista . Cast: Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel, Gabourey Sidibe, Janeane Garofalo, C.S. Lee, Jennifer Jelsema, Martha Kuwahara, Delaney Feener, Asta Philpot (World Premiere) The Day Shall Come (United Kingdom, U. S.) Director: Chris Morris, Screenwriters: Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams. Cast: Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O’Hare (World Premiere) Frances Ferguson Director: Bob Byington, Screenwriter: Scott King A small town’s reaction to scandal. Cast: Kaley Wheless, Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, David Krumholtz (World Premiere) I’m Just F*cking With You Director: Adam Mason, Screenwriters: Gregg Zehenter, Scott Barkan A young man and his sister endure a night of increasingly frightening practical jokes while spending the night at a secluded motel. Cast: Keir O’Donnell, Hayes MacArthur, Jessica McNamee (World Premiere) Mother’s Little Helpers Director/Screenwriter: Kestrin Pantera When Joy Pride, a groovy 70’s burn-out on the caboose of the flower power movement learns she has weeks to live, her estranged children come together to do right by a mother who always did them wrong. Cast: Breeda Wool, Melanie Hutsell, David Giuntoli, Sam Littlefield, Kestrin Pantera (World Premiere) Olympic Dreams Director: Jeremy Teicher, Screenwriters: Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher, Nick Kroll In the Athlete Village at the Olympic Winter Games, Penelope (Alexi Pappas), a cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (Nick Kroll), a volunteer dentist, after a disappointing finish in her race. Penelope and Ezra share a special but limited time together. Cast: Nick Kroll, Alexi Pappas, Gus Kenworthy, Morgan Schild, Jamie Anderson (World Premiere) The Peanut Butter Falcon Directors/Screenwriters: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz A young man with Down syndrome runs away from the retirement home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church, Jon Bernthal, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Mick Foley (World Premiere) Pink Wall (United Kingdom) Director/Screenwriter: Tom Cullen Six scenes. Six years. Six moments that shaped the relationship of Jenna and Leon. Pink Wall examines what defines us, the pressures of gender expectations, and our perpetual struggle between life and ambition. Cast: Tatiana Maslany, Jay Duplass (World Premiere) Run This Town (Canada) Director/Screenwriter: Ricky Tollman A political aide tries to corral his brash, outspoken boss when a young researcher at a newspaper gets word of a scandal that could make or break both of their careers. Cast: Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, Mena Massoud, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, Scott Speedman (World Premiere) Sword of Trust Director: Lynn Shelton, Screenwriters: Lynn Shelton, Mike O’Brien A curmudgeonly pawnshop owner and his man-child sidekick team up with an out of town couple to cash in on a family heirloom: a sword believed by alt history conspiracy nuts to be proof that the South won the Civil War. Cast: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell, Toby Huss, Dan Bakkedahl, Tim Paul, Whitmer Thomas (World Premiere) Villains Directors/Screenwriters: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen When a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret and two sadistic homeowners who will do anything to keep it from getting out. Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Maika Monroe, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Donovan (World Premiere) The Wall of Mexico (U.S., Mexico) Directors: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak, Screenwriter: Zachary Cotler A young white handyman, hired by a wealthy Mexican-American family to upkeep their ranch, finds himself caught between disgruntled locals and the family’s outrageously decadent daughters and discovers that something quite unusual is happening at the ranch. Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Esai Morales, Marisol Sacramento, Carmela Zumbado, Alex Meneses, Moises Arias, with Mariel Hemingway, and Xander Berkeley (World Premiere) DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT Shining a light on new documentary features receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW. Any One Of Us Director: Fernando Villena Through the inspiring journey of a recovering athlete, Any One of Us offers an unprecedented glimpse into the traumatic world of spinal cord injuries. (World Premiere) Autonomy Director: Alex Horwitz A feature documentary about the emerging technology of self-driving vehicles and the big questions they raise: what is control and who do we become as we relinquish it to machines? (World Premiere) Bellingcat — Truth in a Post-Truth World (Netherlands) Director/Screenwriter: Hans Pool Bellingcat — Truth in a Post-Truth World explores the exclusive world of Bellingcat, a highly-skilled and controversial collective of “citizen investigative journalists” dedicated to redefining breaking news in the 21st century. (North American Premiere) Breakthrough Director/Screenwriter: Bill Haney Breakthrough tells the story of a renegade, blues-playing, Nobel prize-winning Texas scientist who created a cure for the world’s deadliest disease. Narrated by Woody Harrelson with a country-blues soundtrack. (World Premiere) Building the American Dream Director: Chelsea Hernandez In Texas, construction workers face the deadliest conditions in the country. Building the American Dream follows three immigrant families who are rising up to seek justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. (World Premiere) Community First, A Home for the Homeless Director: Layton Blaylock Community First, A Home for the Homeless , is a feature documentary about a totally unique concept for mitigating homelessness. Conceived and created in Austin, Texas, Community First! Village is truly transforming the lives of homeless people. (World Premiere) Human Nature Director: Adam Bolt, Screenwriters: Adam Bolt, Regina Sobel A once-in-a-lifetime scientific discovery called CRISPR gives us the power to change what it means to be human. Now it’s up to us to decide how far we should go. (World Premiere) I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter Director: Erin Lee Carr Teen Michelle Carter’s actions shocked a nation — but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution’s point of view and alternately the defense’s. Which side do you fall on? (World Premiere) It Started As a Joke Directors: Julie Smith Clem, Ken Druckerman It Started As a Joke documents the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. The film celebrates Eugene’s unique brand of humor and reminds us of the healing properties of comedy – even in the most challenging of life’s circumstances. (World Premiere) Jump Shot Director: Jacob Ryan Hamilton Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball, and how he defined the game, but why the game never defined him. (World Premiere) Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story Director: Troy Miller, Screenwriter: Kathy Griffin In her first ever comedy concert film, Comedian Kathy Griffin details the aftermath of lost work and being the subject of a federal investigation following the release of her now infamous photo depicting President Donald J Trump. (World Premiere) Qualified Director: Jenna Ricker In the world of motorsports, the Indianapolis 500 has long been considered the only race. In May 1977, Janet Guthrie — the first woman to attempt Indy — earned herself a spot in the prestigious field of 33. (World Premiere) Red Dog Directors: Casey Pinkston, Luke Dick In the early 1980’s, the only family that toddler Luke knew were the strippers, bouncers, and outcasts that made OKC’s rowdiest strip club their home. (World Premiere) The River and the Wall Director: Ben Masters Five friends venture into the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands to document the environment before a wall is built. As the wilderness gives way to the bustling Rio Grande Valley, they encounter the unexpected and enter uncharted emotional waters. (World Premiere) Running with Beto Director: David Modigliani Follow Beto O’Rourke behind the scenes of his breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. With intimate access to the candidate, his family and team, the film captures Beto’s rise from a virtual unknown to a national political sensation. (World Premiere) Sunset over Mulholland Drive (Germany) Director: Uli Gaulke, Screenwriters: Uli Gaulke, Marc Pitzke The vital power of creativity — a behind the scenes look into Hollywood’s retirement home. (North American Premiere) VISIONS Visions filmmakers are audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking. Becoming Leslie Director: Tracy Frazier, Screenwriters: Sandra Guardado, Tracy Frazier Becoming LESLIE reveals the inner and bizarre world of Leslie Cochran, a cross-dressing homeless misfit who became the most iconic and unlikely civic symbol of Austin, Texas. (World Premiere) The Garden Left Behind Director: Flavio Alves, Screenwriters: John Rotondo, Flavio Alves A Mexican trans woman struggles to build a life for herself as an undocumented immigrant in New York City. Cast: Michael Madsen, Ed Asner, Carlie Guevara, Danny Flaherty, Alex Kruz, Anthony Abdo, Dawn Young, Tamara M. Williams, Miriam Cruz, Brock Yurich (World Premiere) J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius Director: Sandy K Boone, Screenwriters: Sandy K Boone, Jason Wehling This film explores the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged – to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it… except, maybe, poke fun at it all. (World Premiere) Jezebel Director/Screenwriter: Numa Perrier A true story. In the last days of her mother’s life, 19-year-old Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, her sister, a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of fetish cam girls. Cast: Tiffany Tenille, Numa Perrier, Stephen Barrington, Bobby Field, Brett Gelman, Rockwelle Dortch, Zoe Tyson, Dennis Jaffee, Jessa Zarubica (World Premiere) Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window (Hong Kong, U.S.) Director: Andrew Hevia A broken-hearted filmmaker navigates an unfamiliar city, an international art fair and his personal baggage in this intimate, playful and unexpectedly comedic documentary. (World Premiere) One Man Dies a Million Times (Belarus) Director/Screenwriter: Jessica Oreck Set in the future, a story about seeds and genetic diversity, about growth and decay, about love and war, and about hunger of all kinds. Cast: Alyssa Lozovskaya, Maksim Blinov (World Premiere) Red 11 Director: Robert Rodriguez, Screenwriters: Robert Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez Rob, an independent filmmaker, loses his investor’s money only to find out his investors are the Cartel. He checks himself into a medical research facility to pay off his debt, but quickly realizes it won’t be that easy. Cast: Roby Attal, Lauren Hatfield, Carlos Gallardo, Alejandro Rose Garcia, Rebel Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez, Eman Esfandi, Steven Brudniak, Brently Heilbron, Pierce Foster Bailey (World Premiere) Romantic Comedy (United Kingdom) Director: Elizabeth Sankey Musician and writer Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present and future of romantic comedies, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers. (World Premiere) Sakawa (Belgium, Netherlands) Director/Screenwriter: Ben Asamoah What human story lies behind the phenomenon of ‘internet fraud’? In Sakawa we meet three Ghanaian youngsters who, out of desperation, turn to internet scamming with the help of black magic. (North American Premiere) Tito (Canada) Director/Screenwriter: Grace Glowicki A desperate man seeks refuge from the predators hunting him by befriending a cheerful intruder. Cast: Grace Glowicki, Ben Petrie (World Premiere) EPISODIC PREMIERES Presenting world premieres of prestige serials slated for release and accompanied by show-runners, directors and cast members featuring extended Q&As. David Makes Man Showrunner: Dee Harris-Lawrence, Screenwriter: Tarell Alvin McCraney A richly layered, deeply personal work about a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend. Set in South Florida, the series is inspired by events in McCraney’s own life, exploring childhood trauma and the power of imagination. Cast: Akili McDowell, Nathaniel McIntyre, Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Cayden Williams, Jordan Bolger, Travis Coles, Phylicia Rashad, Alana Arenas (World Premiere) NOS4A2 Showrunner/Screenwriter: Jami O’Brien NOS4A2 introduces Vic, a young woman who has a supernatural ability to find lost things. 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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former CATTLE DECAPITATION Bassist DEREK ENGEMANN

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January 17, 2019 0 Comments PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS , the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN / SUPERJOINT frontman, has announced the addition of former CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist/current SCOUR guitarist Derek Engemann to the group's ranks. Engemann — who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard ( GRIEVED , OPPRESSIVE FORCE , VAGINAL BEAR TRAP ) — will make his live debut with THE ILLEGALS beginning next week on the band's Latin American tour where the band will perform ILLEGALS tracks alongside a selection of PANTERA hits. Comments Anselmo of the new addition: " Derek is a brother; he's solid, driven, and talented. It's awesome to have him onboard and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We're lucky to have him." Adds Engemann : "I'm very excited to share the stage with mi hermanos in THE ILLEGALS ! It's also truly an honor to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie !" In March, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will make its way to Australia and New Zealand on the "Thrash Blast Grind" tour with Australian grind practitioners and Housecore Records labelmates KING PARROT . The journey marks Anselmo 's first visit to Australia in over five years and includes a headlining set at Slayfest in Perth on March 23. Additional support will be provided by PALM (Japan) and POTION (Australia). The summer months will find PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS playing a host of European festivals, including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Hellfest in France, and Metaldays in Slovenia, with more performances to be announced in the weeks to come. PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS ' sophomore album, "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue" , was released in January 2018 via Anselmo 's Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in other parts of the world. The disc is the follow-up to PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS ' debut, "Walk Through Exits Only" , which came out in 2013 to mostly positive reviews. Asked how his approach on "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue" was different to that on its predecessor, Anselmo told AXS : "Everything down from production on — even the musical direction — is, as it should be, very different. On [the first] record, I wanted to have a herky-jerky, thrash record — to a degree. [ Laughs ] That's what was on my mind. I think there might have been just brief glimpses of what was to come. But I also want to call attention to the fact that we also recorded a split with WARBEAST , and also we did a 'Housecore Horror' EP that not many people know about, and all of those releases sound different. And romantically, I prefer the sound of this band like an old '80s thrash metal demo more than some polished, produced thing."

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Add Derek Engemann (Scour, Ex-Cattle Decapitation) To Their Lineup

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Add Derek Engemann (Scour, Ex-Cattle Decapitation) To Their Lineup Jan 17th, 2019 - 2:08pm 0 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have announced the addition of former Cattle Decapitation bassist Derek Engemann to their lineup. Engemann exited Cattle Decapitation early last year and has since been performing with Anselmo in Scour . He replaces Walter Howard in The Illegals with Anselmo commenting of the matter: “ Derek is a brother; he’s solid, driven, and talented. It’s awesome to have him onboard and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We’re lucky to have him.” Engemann himself added: “I’m very excited to share the stage with mi hermanos in The Illegals! It’s also truly an honor to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie !” The mention of Dime and Vinnie above of course comes from the band’s increasing frequency to perform material from Anselmo ‘s former outfit Pantera at live shows. Engemann will make his live debut with the band during their upcoming South American run, here’s where you can catch the band in the coming weeks and months: 01/24 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Cariola 01/25 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Cariola 01/26 Sao Paulo, BRA – Tropical Butana 01/27 Brasilia, BRA – Toinha Brasil Show 01/29 Porto Alegre, BRA – Bar Opiniao 01/31 Asuncion, PAR – Paraguay Alternativo VII 02/01 Montevideo, URG – Montevideo Music Box 02/02 Buenos Aires, ARG – Teatro Flores With King Parrot , Palm & Potion : 03/21 Belconnen, AUS – The Basement 03/22 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts 03/23 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Capitol (‘ Slayfest ‘) 03/25 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar 03/26 Christchurch, NZ – Empire (no Palm / Potion ) 03/27 Auckland, NZ – Galatos (no Palm / Potion ) 03/29 Brisbane, AUS – The Back Room 03/30 Sydney, AUS – The Factory 03/31 Newcastle, AUS – The Cambridge 06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting 06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest 07/13 Balaton, HUN – Rock Maraton 07/19 Gegle, SWE – Gefle Metal Fest 07/24 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays 08/21 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Cariola 08/22 Cipolletti, ARG – Pirkas 08/24 Lima, PER – CC Festiva 08/25 Bogota, COL – Samper Mendoza 08/29 San Jose, CR – Peppers Club 08/31 Mexico City, MEX – Circo Bolador Tags

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Recruits Former Cattle Decapitation Bassist Derek Engemann

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posted Jan 17 , 2019 at 9:42 PM by Diamond Oz . ( 0 Comments ) Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are pleased to welcome former Cattle Decapitation bassist/current Scour guitarist Derek Engemann to the lineup. Engemann - who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force, Vaginal Bear Trap etc.) - will make his live debut with The Illegals beginning next week on the band's Latin American tour where they'll be performing Illegals tracks alongside a selection of Pantera hits. Comments Anselmo of the new addition, "Derek is a brother; he's solid, driven, and talented. It's awesome to have him onboard and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We're lucky to have him." Adds Engemann, "I'm very excited to share the stage with mi hermanos in The Illegals! It's also truly an honour to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie!" In March, the band will make their way to Australia and New Zealand on the Thrash Blast Grind tour with Australian grind practitioners and Housecore Records labelmates King Parrot. The journey marks Anselmo's first visit to Australia in over five years and includes a headlining set at Slayfest in Perth March 23rd. Additional support will be provided by Palm (Japan) and Potion (Australia). The summer months will find Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals playing a host of European festivals including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Hellfest in France, and Metaldays in Slovenia, with more performances to be announced in the weeks to come. What's Next?

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former Cattle Decapitation Bassist Derek Engemann To The Fold; Band To Kick Off 2019 Live Takeover Next Week

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[ January 18, 2019 ] NEW SILVERTUNG MUSIC News Search for: Home News PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former Cattle Decapitation Bassist Derek Engemann To The Fold; Band To Kick Off 2019 Live Takeover Next Week PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former Cattle Decapitation Bassist Derek Engemann To The Fold; Band To Kick Off 2019 Live Takeover Next Week January 18, 2019 Side Stage Magazine News Comments Off on PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former Cattle Decapitation Bassist Derek Engemann To The Fold; Band To Kick Off 2019 Live Takeover Next Week PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former Cattle Decapitation Bassist Derek Engemann To The Fold; Band To Kick Off 2019 Live Takeover Next Week [Photo by Jody Dorignac] PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS are pleased to welcome former Cattle Decapitation bassist/current Scour guitarist Derek Engemann to the lineup. Engemann — who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force, Vaginal Bear Trap etc.) — will make his live debut with THE ILLEGALS beginning next week on the band’s Latin American tour where the band will be performing ILLEGALS tracks alongside a selection of Pantera hits. Comments Anselmo of the new addition, “Derek is a brother; he’s solid, driven, and talented. It’s awesome to have him onboard and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We’re lucky to have him.” Adds Engemann, “I’m very excited to share the stage with mi hermanos in THE ILLEGALS ! It’s also truly an honor to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie!” In March, the band will make their way to Australia and New Zealand on the Thrash Blast Grind tour with Australian grind practitioners and Housecore Records labelmates King Parrot. The journey marks Anselmo’s first visit to Australia in over five years and includes a headlining set at Slayfest in Perth March 23rd. Additional support will be provided by Palm (Japan) and Potion (Australia). The summer months will find PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS playing a host of European festivals including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Hellfest in France, and Metaldays in Slovenia, with more performances to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below. PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: 1/24/2019 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, CL * SOLD OUT 1/25/2019 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, CL 1/26/2019 Tropical Butantã – São Paulo, BR 1/27/2019 Toinha Brasil Show – Brasília, BR 1/29/2019 Bar Opinião – Porto Alegre, BR 1/31/2019 Paraguay Alternativo VII – Asuncion, PY 2/01/2019 Montevideo Music Box – Montevideo, UY 2/02/2019 Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, AR Thrash Blast Grind Tour w/ King Parrot, Palm, Potion: 3/21/2019 The Basement – Belconnen, ACT 3/22/2019 Max Watts – Melbourne, VIC * SOLD OUT 3/23/2019 Slayfest – Amplifier Capitol – Perth, WA 3/24/2019 Enigma Bar – Adelaide, SA * SOLD OUT 3/26/2019 Empire – Christchurch, NZ ^ 3/29/2019 The Back Room – Brisbane, QLD 3/30/2019 The Factory – Sydney, NSW 3/31/2019 The Cambridge – Newcastle, NSW ^ No Palm; No Potion 6/20/2019 Graspop Metal Meeting 2019 – Dessel, BE 6/23/2019 Hellfest 2019 – Clisson, FR 7/13/2019 Rock Maraton – Balaton, HU 7/19/2019 Gefle Metal Fest – Gefle, SE 7/24/2019 Metaldays – Tolmin, SI 8/21/2019 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, CL 8/22/2019 Pirkas – Cipolletti , AR 8/24/2019 CC Festiva – Lima, PE 8/25/2019 Samper Mendoza – Bogotá, CO 8/29/2019 Peppers Club – San Jose, CR 8/31/2019 Circo Bolador – Mexico City, MX PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will be touring in support of their critically-lauded Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue full-length released last year via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Crowned, “fifty minutes of gnarly, vicious extreme metal…,” by Revolver Magazine, “an ever-shifting fusillade of extreme groove prog…,” by Decibel Magazine, and, “unquestionably one of the angriest and heaviest albums of ANSELMO ‘s career,” by Exclaim!, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic. Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. Order bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION . For digital orders, go HERE . If you missed it, check out the official video for the track “Choosing Mental Illness” HERE . Directed by Katherine Richardson-Anselmo with director of photography Mike Holderbeast and starring Michael St. Michaels ( The Greasy Strangler ), the six-plus-minute clip pays tribute to Milos Forman’s 1975 comedy-drama, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and finds Anselmo playing the character of R. P. McMurphy.

SXSW 2019: Jordan Peele's US, Features, Docs, Episodic TV, and Much More

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January 18 2019, 4:02 PM SXSW 2019: Jordan Peele's US, Features, Docs, Episodic TV, and Much More Sign-In to Vote The 2019 edition of the SXSW Film Festival, which runs from March 8 to March 16th, is right around the corner. SXSW recently announced that opening night film: Jordan Peele's highly anticipated Us will be the opening night film. This week, the festival revealed its lineup of feature films, documentaries, episodic television premieres, and special events. Some of the many programming highlights include world premieres of Harmony Korine's The Beach Bum , Chris Morris' The Day Shall Come , the What We Do In the Shadows television series, and Paul Solet's Tread. The rest of the program, including midnight films and shorts, will be unveiled on February 6th. A full list of what's been announced so far is provided below. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION Ten world premieres, ten unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,346 narrative feature submissions in 2019. Alice (France) Director/Screenwriter: Josephine Mackerras She did everything right until it all went wrong. Cast: Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloe Boreham (World Premiere) Extra Ordinary (Belgium) Directors/Screenwriters: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman Rose, a mostly sweet and mostly lonely small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talent to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely), from a washed-up rockstar who is using her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame. Cast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia Doherty (World Premiere) Go Back to China (China, U.S.) Director/Screenwriter: Emily Ting After spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana) blows through half of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father (Richard Ng) and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business. Cast: Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen, Kelly Hu, Kendy Cheung, Aviva Wang (World Premiere) Mickey and the Bear Director/Screenwriter: Annabelle Attanasio Faced with the responsibility to take care of her addict, veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck keeps her household afloat. When she has the opportunity to leave for good, she must choose between familial obligation and personal fulfillment. Cast: Camila Morrone, James Badge Dale, Calvin Demba, Ben Rosenfield, Rebecca Henderson (World Premiere) Ms. White Light Director/Screenwriter: Paul Shoulberg Lex Cordova's business is dying. She has a unique ability to connect with her clients that are terminally ill. It's just everyone else that she has a problem with. Valerie is a no bullshit woman who loves living her life. Her only way out is thru Lex. Cast: Roberta Colindrez, John Ortiz, Judith Light, Carson Meyer, Zachary Spicer (World Premiere) Pig Hag Directors: Sam Probst, Colby Holt, Screenwriter: Colby Holt Jodie, a woman in her mid-thirties, struggles with the pressure to find a partner and have children. When she attends a Guns N' Roses concert, she thinks she may have met a potential match — until he immediately ghosts on her. Cast: Anna T Schlegel, Tony Jaksha, Pete Zias, Michael Henry, Nate Stoner, Maxwell Esposito, Amanda DeSimone, Alex Myerchin, Andrew Kudla (World Premiere) Porno Director: Keola Racela, Screenwriters: Matt Black, Laurence Vannicelli When a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education...written in blood. Cast: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Robert Tann, Bill Phillips, Katelyn Pearce, Peter Reznikoff (World Premiere) Saint Frances Director: Alex Thompson, Screenwriter: Kelly O'Sullivan At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old. Cast: Ramona Edith-Williams, Kelly O'Sullivan, Lily Mojekwu, Charin Alvarez, Jim True-Frost, Max Lipchitz, Mary Beth Fisher, Francis Guinan, Bradley Grant Smith (World Premiere) South Mountain Director/Screenwriter: Hilary Brougher When her teenagers head off to camp and her husband abruptly leaves her to begin a new family, Lila is left to her own curious and chaotic devices for a summer in her rural home in the Catskill mountains. Cast: Talia Balsam, Scott Cohen, Andrus Nichols, Michael Oberholtzer, Naian Gonzalez, Midori Francis, Macaulee Rusnak Cassaday, Isis Masoud, Violet Rea, Guthrie Mass (World Premiere) Yes, God, Yes Director/Screenwriter: Karen Maine After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager in the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her urges in the face of eternal damnation. Cast: Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale, Susan Blackwell, Parker Wierling, Alisha Boe, Donna Lynne Champlin (World Premiere) Narrative Feature Competition Jury: Barbara Chai , Senior Editor for the Wall Street Journal ; Ira Madison III , Writer and Host of the podcast Keep It! ; Jada Yuan , Inaugural 52 Places Traveler for the New York Times DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION Ten world premieres: ten real world stories that demonstrate innovation, energy and bold voices. Selected from 1,005 feature documentary submissions in 2018. Ernie& Joe Director: Jenifer McShane Ernie & Joe follows two officers with the San Antonio Police Department mental health unit who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment — one 911 call at a time. (World Premiere) For Sama (United Kingdom) Directors: Waad al-Khateab, Edward Watts For Sama tells the epic story of a young woman’s journey through love, war and motherhood across five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. (World Premiere) Museum Town Director: Jennifer Trainer, Screenwriters: Noah Bashevkin, Pola Rapaport, Jennifer Trainer From the ashes of a deserted factory, an ambitious center for contemporary art has emerged. With MASS MoCA, a familiar story of deindustrialization in a rural American town finds an unconventional route to recovery. (World Premiere) Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy (United Kingdom, U.S.) Director: Elizabeth Carroll Award-winning cookbook author, diehard environmentalist and feisty British nonagenarian Diana Kennedy reflects on an unconventional life spent mastering the cuisines of Mexico. (World Premiere) Stuffed (Canada, U.S.) Director: Erin Derham Stuffed is a documentary feature film about the surprising world of taxidermy and the passionate artists across the world who see life where others only see death. (World Premiere) Tread Director: Paul Solet Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes have wronged him. (World Premiere) Vision Portraits Director/Screenwriter: Rodney Evans A feature-length documentary that chronicles the creative paths of blind and visually impaired artists including a photographer (John Dugdale), dancer (Kayla Hamilton), writer (Ryan Knighton) and the film's director, Rodney Evans. (World Premiere) We Are The Radical Monarchs Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, the film documents the journey of the group as they form, grow, and earn badges for units like "Black Lives Matter" and "Radical Beauty" (World Premiere) Well Groomed Director/Screenwriter: Rebecca Stern Well Groomed travels the humorous, visually stunning world of Competitive Creative Dog Grooming alongside the colorful women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures. (World Premiere) Why Can't I Be Me? Around You Directors/Screenwriters: Harrod Blank, Sjoerd Dijk Rusty, a male race enthusiast, decides at 53 to get breasts. His father cuts his pay, his motorcycle friends abandon him and the women he dates all reject him. Rusty pursues her new identity and only hopes to gain acceptance from others. (World Premiere) Documentary Feature Competition Jury: Karen Han , Entertainment Reporter at Polygon; Adam B. Vary , Senior Film Reporter for BuzzFeed News; Katie Walsh , Film Critic for the Tribune News Service HEADLINERS Big names, big talent: Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with major and rising names in cinema. The Beach Bum Director/Screenwriter: Harmony Korine The Beach Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum is a refreshingly original and subversive. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania Lavie Owen, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence (World Premiere) Booksmart Director: Olivia Wilde, Screenwriters: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman On the eve of graduating high school, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined to not fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night. Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Sudeikis (World Premiere) Good Boys Director: Gene Stupnitsky, Screenwriters: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Beth Stelling, John Phillips The writers of Superbad and the producers of Sausage Party take on sixth grade in Universal Pictures’ Good Boys , an R-rated comedy about three friends on an epic one-day odyssey of bad decisions. Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Josh Caras (World Premiere) The Highwaymen Director: John Lee Hancock, Screenwriter: John Fusco Texas Ranger Frank Hamer reflects on what made him a great lawman as he comes out of retirement to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde. Cast: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickinson (World Premiere) Untitled Seth Rogen/ Charlize Theron Comedy Director: Jonathan Levine, Screenwriter: Dan Sterling An ambitious diplomat with a spotless reputation and a hard-partying journalist hilariously redefine“international relations” as they try to keep their red-hot romance under wraps. Cast: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Ravi Patel and Alexander Skarsgård (World Premiere) Us Director/Screenwriter: Jordan Peele An original nightmare from Oscar-winner Jordan Peele ( Get Out ), starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, Us pits an average American family against a terrifying opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright-Joseph, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon (World Premiere) NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT High profile narrative features receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW. Adopt a Highway Director/Screenwriter: Logan Marshall-Green After being released from prison following a twenty year sentence for a minor offense, an ex-con must learn to navigate the world while coming to terms with his own life which has moved on — all while caring for an abandoned baby he finds in a dumpster. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Elaine Hendrix, Diana Gaeta Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Mo McRae, Chris Sullivan, Nate Mooney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Anne Marie Johnson (World Premiere) The Art of Self-Defense Director/Screenwriter: Riley Stearns The Art of Self-Defense stars Jesse Eisenberg and is set in the world of karate. Eisenberg plays a man who is attacked on the street and enlists in a local dojo, led by a charismatic Sensei (Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots (World Premiere) Come As You Are Director: Richard Wong, Screenwriter: Erik Linthorst Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista . Cast: Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel, Gabourey Sidibe, Janeane Garofalo, C.S. Lee, Jennifer Jelsema, Martha Kuwahara, Delaney Feener, Asta Philpot (World Premiere) The Day Shall Come (United Kingdom, U. S.) Director: Chris Morris, Screenwriters: Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams. Cast: Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O'Hare (World Premiere) Frances Ferguson Director: Bob Byington, Screenwriter: Scott King A small town's reaction to scandal. Cast: Kaley Wheless, Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, David Krumholtz (World Premiere) I'm Just F*cking With You Director: Adam Mason, Screenwriters: Gregg Zehenter, Scott Barkan A young man and his sister endure a night of increasingly frightening practical jokes while spending the night at a secluded motel. Cast: Keir O’Donnell, Hayes MacArthur, Jessica McNamee (World Premiere) Mother's Little Helpers Director/Screenwriter: Kestrin Pantera When Joy Pride, a groovy 70’s burn-out on the caboose of the flower power movement learns she has weeks to live, her estranged children come together to do right by a mother who always did them wrong. Cast: Breeda Wool, Melanie Hutsell, David Giuntoli, Sam Littlefield, Kestrin Pantera (World Premiere) Olympic Dreams Director: Jeremy Teicher, Screenwriters: Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher, Nick Kroll In the Athlete Village at the Olympic Winter Games, Penelope (Alexi Pappas), a cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (Nick Kroll), a volunteer dentist, after a disappointing finish in her race. Penelope and Ezra share a special but limited time together. Cast: Nick Kroll, Alexi Pappas, Gus Kenworthy, Morgan Schild, Jamie Anderson (World Premiere) The Peanut Butter Falcon Directors/Screenwriters: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz A young man with Down syndrome runs away from the retirement home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church, Jon Bernthal, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Mick Foley (World Premiere) Pink Wall (United Kingdom) Director/Screenwriter: Tom Cullen Six scenes. Six years. Six moments that shaped the relationship of Jenna and Leon. Pink Wall examines what defines us, the pressures of gender expectations, and our perpetual struggle between life and ambition. Cast: Tatiana Maslany, Jay Duplass (World Premiere) Run This Town (Canada) Director/Screenwriter: Ricky Tollman A political aide tries to corral his brash, outspoken boss when a young researcher at a newspaper gets word of a scandal that could make or break both of their careers. Cast: Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, Mena Massoud, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, Scott Speedman (World Premiere) Sword of Trust Director: Lynn Shelton, Screenwriters: Lynn Shelton, Mike O'Brien A curmudgeonly pawnshop owner and his man-child sidekick team up with an out of town couple to cash in on a family heirloom: a sword believed by alt history conspiracy nuts to be proof that the South won the Civil War. Cast: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell, Toby Huss, Dan Bakkedahl, Tim Paul, Whitmer Thomas (World Premiere) Villains Directors/Screenwriters: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen When a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret and two sadistic homeowners who will do anything to keep it from getting out. Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Maika Monroe, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Donovan (World Premiere) The Wall of Mexico (U.S., Mexico) Directors: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak, Screenwriter: Zachary Cotler A young white handyman, hired by a wealthy Mexican-American family to upkeep their ranch, finds himself caught between disgruntled locals and the family's outrageously decadent daughters and discovers that something quite unusual is happening at the ranch. Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Esai Morales, Marisol Sacramento, Carmela Zumbado, Alex Meneses, Moises Arias, with Mariel Hemingway, and Xander Berkeley (World Premiere) DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT Shining a light on new documentary features receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW. Any One Of Us Director: Fernando Villena Through the inspiring journey of a recovering athlete, Any One of Us offers an unprecedented glimpse into the traumatic world of spinal cord injuries. (World Premiere) Autonomy Director: Alex Horwitz A feature documentary about the emerging technology of self-driving vehicles and the big questions they raise: what is control and who do we become as we relinquish it to machines? (World Premiere) Bellingcat — Truth in a Post-Truth World (Netherlands) Director/Screenwriter: Hans Pool Bellingcat — Truth in a Post-Truth World explores the exclusive world of Bellingcat, a highly-skilled and controversial collective of “citizen investigative journalists” dedicated to redefining breaking news in the 21st century. (North American Premiere) Breakthrough Director/Screenwriter: Bill Haney Breakthrough tells the story of a renegade, blues-playing, Nobel prize-winning Texas scientist who created a cure for the world’s deadliest disease. Narrated by Woody Harrelson with a country-blues soundtrack. (World Premiere) Building the American Dream Director: Chelsea Hernandez In Texas, construction workers face the deadliest conditions in the country. Building the American Dream follows three immigrant families who are rising up to seek justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. (World Premiere) Community First, A Home for the Homeless Director: Layton Blaylock Community First, A Home for the Homeless , is a feature documentary about a totally unique concept for mitigating homelessness. Conceived and created in Austin, Texas, Community First! Village is truly transforming the lives of homeless people. (World Premiere) Human Nature Director: Adam Bolt, Screenwriters: Adam Bolt, Regina Sobel A once-in-a-lifetime scientific discovery called CRISPR gives us the power to change what it means to be human. Now it’s up to us to decide how far we should go. (World Premiere) I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter Director: Erin Lee Carr Teen Michelle Carter's actions shocked a nation — but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution's point of view and alternately the defense's. Which side do you fall on? (World Premiere) It Started As a Joke Directors: Julie Smith Clem, Ken Druckerman It Started As a Joke documents the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. The film celebrates Eugene's unique brand of humor and reminds us of the healing properties of comedy – even in the most challenging of life’s circumstances. (World Premiere) Jump Shot Director: Jacob Ryan Hamilton Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball, and how he defined the game, but why the game never defined him. (World Premiere) Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story Director: Troy Miller, Screenwriter: Kathy Griffin In her first ever comedy concert film, Comedian Kathy Griffin details the aftermath of lost work and being the subject of a federal investigation following the release of her now infamous photo depicting President Donald J Trump. (World Premiere) Qualified Director: Jenna Ricker In the world of motorsports, the Indianapolis 500 has long been considered the only race. In May 1977, Janet Guthrie — the first woman to attempt Indy — earned herself a spot in the prestigious field of 33. (World Premiere) Red Dog Directors: Casey Pinkston, Luke Dick In the early 1980's, the only family that toddler Luke knew were the strippers, bouncers, and outcasts that made OKC's rowdiest strip club their home. (World Premiere) The River and the Wall Director: Ben Masters Five friends venture into the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands to document the environment before a wall is built. As the wilderness gives way to the bustling Rio Grande Valley, they encounter the unexpected and enter uncharted emotional waters. (World Premiere) Running with Beto Director: David Modigliani Follow Beto O'Rourke behind the scenes of his breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. With intimate access to the candidate, his family and team, the film captures Beto's rise from a virtual unknown to a national political sensation. (World Premiere) Sunset over Mulholland Drive (Germany) Director: Uli Gaulke, Screenwriters: Uli Gaulke, Marc Pitzke The vital power of creativity — a behind the scenes look into Hollywood's retirement home. (North American Premiere) VISIONS Visions filmmakers are audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking. Becoming Leslie Director: Tracy Frazier, Screenwriters: Sandra Guardado, Tracy Frazier Becoming LESLIE reveals the inner and bizarre world of Leslie Cochran, a cross-dressing homeless misfit who became the most iconic and unlikely civic symbol of Austin, Texas. (World Premiere) The Garden Left Behind Director: Flavio Alves, Screenwriters: John Rotondo, Flavio Alves A Mexican trans woman struggles to build a life for herself as an undocumented immigrant in New York City. Cast: Michael Madsen, Ed Asner, Carlie Guevara, Danny Flaherty, Alex Kruz, Anthony Abdo, Dawn Young, Tamara M. Williams, Miriam Cruz, Brock Yurich (World Premiere) J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius Director: Sandy K Boone, Screenwriters: Sandy K Boone, Jason Wehling This film explores the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged – to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it... except, maybe, poke fun at it all. (World Premiere) Jezebel Director/Screenwriter: Numa Perrier A true story. In the last days of her mother’s life, 19-year-old Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, her sister, a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of fetish cam girls. Cast: Tiffany Tenille, Numa Perrier, Stephen Barrington, Bobby Field, Brett Gelman, Rockwelle Dortch, Zoe Tyson, Dennis Jaffee, Jessa Zarubica (World Premiere) Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window (Hong Kong, U.S.) Director: Andrew Hevia A broken-hearted filmmaker navigates an unfamiliar city, an international art fair and his personal baggage in this intimate, playful and unexpectedly comedic documentary. (World Premiere) One Man Dies a Million Times (Belarus) Director/Screenwriter: Jessica Oreck Set in the future, a story about seeds and genetic diversity, about growth and decay, about love and war, and about hunger of all kinds. Cast: Alyssa Lozovskaya, Maksim Blinov (World Premiere) Red 11 Director: Robert Rodriguez, Screenwriters: Robert Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez Rob, an independent filmmaker, loses his investor’s money only to find out his investors are the Cartel. He checks himself into a medical research facility to pay off his debt, but quickly realizes it won’t be that easy. Cast: Roby Attal, Lauren Hatfield, Carlos Gallardo, Alejandro Rose Garcia, Rebel Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez, Eman Esfandi, Steven Brudniak, Brently Heilbron, Pierce Foster Bailey (World Premiere) Romantic Comedy (United Kingdom) Director: Elizabeth Sankey Musician and writer Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present and future of romantic comedies, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers. (World Premiere) Sakawa (Belgium, Netherlands) Director/Screenwriter: Ben Asamoah What human story lies behind the phenomenon of ‘internet fraud’? In Sakawa we meet three Ghanaian youngsters who, out of desperation, turn to internet scamming with the help of black magic. (North American Premiere) Tito (Canada) Director/Screenwriter: Grace Glowicki A desperate man seeks refuge from the predators hunting him by befriending a cheerful intruder. Cast: Grace Glowicki, Ben Petrie (World Premiere) EPISODIC PREMIERES Presenting world premieres of prestige serials slated for release and accompanied by show-runners, directors and cast members featuring extended Q&As. David Makes Man Showrunner: Dee Harris-Lawrence, Screenwriter: Tarell Alvin McCraney A richly layered, deeply personal work about a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend. Set in South Florida, the series is inspired by events in McCraney’s own life, exploring childhood trauma and the power of imagination. Cast: Akili McDowell, Nathaniel McIntyre, Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Cayden Williams, Jordan Bolger, Travis Coles, Phylicia Rashad, Alana Arenas (World Premiere) NOS4A2 Showrunner/Screenwriter: Jami O'Brien NOS4A2 introduces Vic, a young woman who has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children. Cast List: Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Jahkara J. Smith, Olafur Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (World Premiere) Ramy Showrunner: Bridget Bedard, Screenwriter: Ramy Youssef Ramy, a first generation American Muslim on a spiritual journey, explores the challenges of being caught in between an Egyptian community that thinks life is moral a test, and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Cast: Ramy Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, David Merheje, Laith Nakli, Steve Way (World Premiere) Shrill Showrunner: Alexandra Rushfield, Screenwriters: Alexandra Rushfield, Lindy West and Aidy Bryant From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill , a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant ( Saturday Night Live ) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss. Cast: Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell (World Premiere) What We Do in the Shadows Showrunners: Jemaine Clement, Paul Simms, Screenplay: Jemaine Clement Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, FX’s new comedy What We Do in the Shadows follows vampire roommates who have lived together for hundreds and hundreds of years. Cast: Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch (World Premiere) 24 BEATS PER SECOND Showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians, with an emphasis on documentary. Amazônia Groove Director/Screenwriter: Bruno Murtinho Leaving Belem and crossing much of the Para State Amazon region, its towns and riverside villages, Amazônia Groove reveals artists and their traditions, faith and mysticism, music and life that pound in the northern region of Brazil. (North American Premiere) Bluebird Director: Brian Loschiavo Discover the origin stories of megastars like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift while following emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams inside The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville’s accidental landmark that has altered the course of music history. (World Premiere) The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story Director: Aaron Kunkel The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story charts the life and crimes of boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. The film tracks his life from discovering NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, to his perpetration of one of the largest ponzi schemes in US history. (World Premiere) Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine Director: Scott Crawford, Screenwriters: Scott Crawford, Jaan Uhelszki Ripping back the curtain on legendary rock rag CREEM Magazine 's wild and disruptive newsroom; a dysfunctional band of unruly outsiders who weren’t all that different from the artists they covered. (World Premiere) Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero Director: Eric Mahoney The film explores the seminal 90's band Brainiac from Dayton, OH and its creative force Tim Taylor. Just days before signing a major record contract Taylor was killed in a bizarre auto accident leaving his family and bandmates to pick up the pieces. (World Premiere) Carmine Street Guitars (Canada) Director: Ron Mann, Screenwriter: Len Blum Five Days in the life of Greenwich Village guitar shop Carmine Street Guitars. The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps (New Zealand) Director: Julia Parnell, Rob Curry New Zealand music genius Martin Phillipps fights his creative demons, conquers the music world, inspires a generation, and then retreats into depression, addiction and anonymity. (World Premiere) David Crosby: Remember My Name Director: A.J. Eaton David Crosby reflects on his life of music stardom, while forging new paths to relevancy at his age of 77 in this deeply personal documentary. (World Premiere) Everybody's Everything Directors: Sebastian Jones, Ramez Silyan Everybody’s Everything is the story of artist Lil Peep (Gustav Ahr) from his birth in Long Island and meteoric rise as a genre blending pop star & style icon, to his death due to an accidental opioid overdose in Arizona at just 21 years of age. (World Premiere) The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash Director: Thom Zimny, Screenwriter: Warren Zanes Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life. But his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary brings Cash the man out from behind the legend. (World Premiere) Mr. Jimmy Director: Peter Michael Dowd Dowd Akio Sakurai has dedicated his life to honoring Jimmy Page. For 30 years he recreated vintage Zeppelin concerts note-for-note in small Tokyo clubs. Moving to L.A. to pursue his tribute dream, cultures clash and Akio's idyllic vision meets reality. (World Premiere) Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub Director: Jeff Sandmann, Screenwriters: Jeff Sandmann, Jeffrey Brown, Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel Nothing Stays the Same celebrates the last 30 years of live music in Austin, while also examining the challenges faced by musicians and music venues in one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, all through the lens of the legendary Saxon Pub. (World Premiere) Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (United Kingdom) Director: Alfred George Bailey Jim Marshall was a maverick with a camera. An outsider who captured the heights of Rock’N’Roll music and the seismic changes of an era, from the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, to the civil rights movements and some of the most iconic moments of the 60's. (World Premiere) Strange Negotiations Director: Brandon Vedder A documentary exploring the existential, artistic and family life of musician and former evangelical, David Bazan (Pedro The Lion), set against America’s own crisis of faith highlighted during the 2016 presidential election. (World Premiere) Teen Spirit (United Kingdom) Director/Screenwriter: Max Minghella The film follows Violet, a shy teenager who enters an international singing competition with the help of an unlikely mentor. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story. Cast: Elle Fanning, Zlatko Buricteent, Rebecca Hall (U.S. Premiere) Who Let The Dogs Out (Canada) Director: Brent Hodge, Screenwriters: Brent Hodge, John Diemer, Jasleen Kaur< The origin story of the smash hit "Who Let the Dogs Out" goes back further than anyone could have imagined; steeped in legal battles, female empowerment and artist integrity, which beckons the question: will we ever know who let the dogs out? (World Premiere) Wild Rose (United Kingdom) Director: Tom Harper, Screenwriter: Nicole Taylor A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star. Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo (U.S. Premiere) GLOBAL A diverse selection of international filmmaking talent, featuring innovative narratives, artful documentaries, premieres, festival favorites and more. Aleksi (Serbia) Director/Screenwriter: Barbara Vekarić A character piece about funny and troubled girl in her 20s, forced to move back in with her overbearing family. Cast: Tihana Lazović, Goran Marković, Sebastian Cavazza, Nataša Janjić, Jason Mann, Aljoša Vučović, Neda Arnerić, Leon Lučev (North American Premiere) Aurora (Finland) Director/Screenwriter: Miia Tervo Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Amir one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Amir is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running. Cast: Mimosa Willamo, Amir Escandari, Oona Airola, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Miitta Sorvali (North American Premiere) Being Impossible (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of) Director: Patricia Ortega, Screenwriters: Patricia Ortega, Enmanuel Chávez A young woman discovers she was submitted to several surgeries to correct her intersexual body as a baby. She has to find her own self outside gender binaries. (North American Premiere) Cachada: The Opportunity (El Salvador) Director/Screenwriter: Marlén Viñayo< Five Salvadoran saleswomen want to take their cruel life stories to the stage. During the rehearsal process of their play, they’ll discover themselves as victims and victimizers in a cycle of violence that has plagued their families for generations. (World Premiere) Days of the Whale (Colombia) Director/Screenwriter: Catalina Arroyave Restrepo Two young graffiti artists of Medellín defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint the mural of a whale over a threat written in a wall. Cast: Laura Tobón, David Escallón, Carlos Fonnegra, Christian Tappan, Julián Giraldo, Natalia Castaño, Margarita Restrepo (World Premiere) La Mala Noche (Ecuador, Mexico) Director/Screenwriter: Gabriela Calvache She is the perfect woman until she decides to be free. Cast: Nöelle Schönwald, Cristian Mercado, Jaime Tamariz, Ariana Freire (World Premiere) Vai (New Zealand) Directors: Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga Vai is a portmanteau feature film by nine Polynesian directors and filmed on seven different pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture, over the lifetime of one woman, Vai. (World Premiere) X&Y (Denmark, Sweden) Director: Anna Odell, Screenwriters: Anna Odell, Jakob Beckman Swedish director and visual artist, Anna Odell (The Reunion), conducts a social experiment in which she aims to challenge the gender roles that men and women have in the society of today. Cast: Anna Odell, Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Vera Vitali, Shanti Roney, Sofie Gråbøl, Jens Albinus, Thure Lindhardt (North American Premiere) SPECIAL EVENTS Live soundtracks, cult re-issues & much more. Our Special Events section offers unusual, unexpected and unique one-off film events. How Rednecks Saved Hollywood with Joe Bob Briggs Director/Screenwriter: Joe Bob Briggs America's drive-in movie critic uses 200 video clips and photos to tell the 500-year history of the American redneck in a multimedia comedy performance. Love, Death & Robots Showrunners: David Fincher, Tim Miller, Josh Donen, Jennifer Miller Love, Death & Robots , an animated anthology series presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher, is a genre orgy of Not-Suitable-For-Mainstream shorts. (World Premiere) Followed by extended Q&A with with Tim Miller and David Fincher. Ra: Path of the Sun God Director: Lesley Keen Austin based electronic and experimental label Holodeck Records is partnering with Austin Film Society for a special live re-score screening of the 1990 animated film Ra: Path of the Sun God, a beautiful re-telling of one of Ancient Egypt's most famous myths. Rebel Without A Crew: Filmmaking Master Class with Robert Rodriguez Join Robert Rodriguez as he gives a master-class in micro-budget guerilla filmmaking, featuring behind the scenes moments from his new $7,000 film, RED 11 . The event will be followed by the World Premiere of RED 11 . Shangri-La ( Work-in-Progress) Directors: Morgan Neville, Jeff Malmberg An intimate look at the creative process through the lens of legendary music producer Rick Rubin. True Stories Director: David Byrne, Screenwriters: Stephen Tobolowsky, Beth Henley, David Byrne David Byrne's 1986 musical comedy, inspired by theater director Robert Wilson, tabloid newspapers, and filmmakers Robert Altman and Federico Fellini, remains a unique artistic vision that celebrates the singular citizens of a fictional Texas town. David Byrne will appear in-person for Q&A following screening of new 4K restoration.

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pinterest email Cardi B And City Girls Were Blasted By This White Singer For The Lack Of 'Diversity' In 'Twerk' Sis was promptly read for filth by Black Twitter. Published 10 hours ago Rising Miami-bred phenoms City Girls took the internet by storm this past Wednesday (Jan. 16) when they dropped their (probably) NSFW "Twerk" visual featuring Bronx femcee Cardi B . The 3-minute video is an extension of their twerk challenge from last year, where Yung Miami and JT allowed fans to submit videos of their best moves. The top 20 "got flewed out" for a chance to see who would walk away with a $25,000 cash prize. While most of us were still adjusting our wigs, searching for the edges they snatched, and enjoying the brief nostalgia of watching BET Uncut in present day, a twerk instructor and singer by the name of Lexy Panterra crept out from the depths of the internet with a question. The since-deleted tweet inquired about the lack of white women in the "Twerk" video friendly reminder this what lexy original tweet said. don’t delete ur tweet turn it around and make it about ETHNICITIES. it was TONS of ethnicities in the twerk video. if u meant white girls say white girls. this wasn’t even a race thing it was a contest. y’all ruin everything pic.twitter.com/uIQZL1XDS3 The caucacity of Lexy's question riled up Black Twitter with the answers she desperately was seeking So, @LexyPanterra , why don't YOU have any dark skinned women in YOUR video? pic.twitter.com/h6sWSEWi0C — Ariana's 8th Ring (@TaureanTitties) January 16, 2019 It was an entire contest open to any and everyone where the top 20 contestants would get flown out and they ended up being in this video. The top person won $25,000. So don’t ask the artist why there aren’t any white girls. Ask the white girls why they can’t twerk well enough. White girls JUST started being less disgusted by fat asses like two years ago and here they come begging for twerk representation. If y'all don't GIT. pic.twitter.com/uiTTEqIm1Q — Bey Phi Bey, Philly Chapter President. (@brownandbella) January 16, 2019 “Why weren’t there any white Girls in The Twerk video?” — ✨Queen of Zamunda✨👑 (@JoyyUnSpeakable) January 16, 2019 That lexy pantera chick really tried to all lives matter cardi twerk video 😂😂 🎵 Jeopardy theme music🎵 Me: I’ll take “This ain’t for you, Becky” for $500, AlexAlex: Daily Double...Something Miley Cyrus and Lexy Panterra cant do but Cardi B and other black women are expertsMe: What is Twerk? — LB of Wakanda (@heartsleevedLB) January 18, 2019 Lexy: Cardi How you ain’t got white girls in your twerk videos!! Cardi: Whiiiite Giiiirls pic.twitter.com/R7fdqDt7oQ — Angela Anderson (@ms_ang3la) January 18, 2019 Lexy pissed Cardi and Miami didn’t invite them to twerk fest 19 pic.twitter.com/bwKKcEtggS — Vito (@suckafree84) January 18, 2019 Lexy tried to claim that she wasn't being racist with these tweets... What I feel at this moment Is .. I came with a NON racist opinion. And then I got attacked with a bunch of racist comments so that shows you who the racists are 🤘🏽🤷🏻‍♀️✌🏽 goodnight . — Lexy Panterra (@LexyPanterra) January 17, 2019 Here you go for those who asked - a beautiful black Victoria secret super model taking my https://t.co/xYkxoplu4p class. 💋 anything else ? pic.twitter.com/a916YJCSdh — Lexy Panterra (@LexyPanterra) January 18, 2019 Whew... bow out gracefully, Lexy; you don't want this smoke. Written by Mya Abraham

Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl and Rex Brown Lead Dimebash Lineup

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Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl and Rex Brown Lead Dimebash Lineup (Week in Review) . Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl and Rex Brown Lead Dimebash Lineup was a top story on Tuesday: Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Pantera's Rex Brown lead the all-star lineup for his year's Dimebash celebrating late Pantera legend Dimebag Darrell Abbott. The special event will be taking place on January 24 at the at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Ca (Orange County) and will be hosted by SiriusXM's Jose Mangin. Kill Devil Hill and Fireball Ministry will be performing at the show which is set to be capped with an all-star jam featuring Taylor, Grohl, and Brown, along with Slayer's Dave Lombardo, Anthrax star's Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, Megadeth's Chris Broderick, Testament's Gene Hoglan, Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Ministry, Static-X), King's X's Dug Pinnick and Nita Strauss. Read more - here.

MLB Goes MMA (part 2)

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MLB Goes MMA (part 2)A long overdue part 2! MLB fights have been getting better and better in the last 10 years and it has opened up the door for videos like this! My Twitter - https: Outro Song - This Love by Pantera *** i do Not own any rights to the video clips used. All rights belong to the MLB. This is strictly a video made by a fan for fans! ***

Prominent Crypto Investor Expects “Choppy Waters” For Bitcoin Over 2019

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Jan 20, 2019 | Crypto | 0 comments Since 2018 went on the way out, optimists have remarked that they expect for Bitcoin and the broader blockchain ecosystem to get some much-needed reprieve in 2019. Yet, a rally, recovery, or run of similar caliber still seems like a quixotic dream, as cryptocurrencies have failed to reverse a multi-month downturn. And interestingly, a number of analysts, including those with an immense vested interest in Bitcoin, expect for this bearish trend to continue well into 2019. Advertisements Bitcoin Investors Should Expect Choppy Waters Joey Krug, a co-founder of preeminent Ethereum-based project Augur and the co-chief investment officer at Pantera Capital, recently sat down with Bloomberg TV to discuss his thoughts on cryptocurrencies moving forward. Bloomberg host Emily Chang, sticking to the script, asked Krug about how the digital asset space will develop during 2019. Unsurprisingly, the Pantera C-Suite member, an American tech-centric entrepreneur, noted that he expects for “choppy waters” to continue to haunt Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies throughout 2019. Krug isn’t alone in claiming that 2019 won’t bring mark a “knock your socks off” bull rally for cryptocurrencies. In fact, a number of preeminent analysts and commentators have claimed that 2019 will be rife with price shortcomings. In an early-January Youtube appearance, Murad Mahmudov, a Princeton graduate turned well-respected crypto trader, explained that as a number of altcoins, like Ether, EOS, XRP , are still drastically overvalued, the broader market could be overvalued. Mahmudov subsequently noted that Bitcoin could bottom within the $1,800 to $2,400 range, recently citing crypto’s historical drawdowns. Regardless, a number of industry insiders and onlookers believe that 2019’s crypto sector will be full to the brim with fundamental developments, rather than collapsing startups, depressed markets, and irritated investors. Pundits Believe Crypto Bottom Still Months Away Fred Wilson, a world-renowned venture capitalist who founded Union Square, recently touched on this thought process in a recent installment of AVC, his personal blog. Wilson noted that while a bottom of cryptocurrency markets is festering, the process of finding a floor could occupy much of 2019. However, Wilson went on to explain that he expects for 2019 to be a positive year for this industry’s fundamentals, explaining that many of 2017’s unfulfilled crypto-related promises will come to fruition in 2019. Wilson added that he expects for “next-gen” smart contracts platforms, like Cosmos, to begin making a move on Ethereum’s hegemony, creating a pro-innovation ecosystem that is rife with competition. Lastly, the Union Square co-founder and partner noted that he expects for “blockchain 3.0” platforms, coupled with stablecoins and non-fungible tokens, to make a move on the mainstream consciousness. Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder Ventures, echoed this sentiment, recently claiming that he expects for prominent projects to ship viable product in 2019, just like how Ethereum launched in 2015. Then again, there are some even more cynical than the aforementioned three. Civic’s Vinny Lingham, a South African entrepreneur that appears on the nation’s installment of Shark Tank, recently remarked that he expects for Bitcoin to continue to range trade, rather than breaking out. Yet, in the aforementioned interview, Krug provided an optimistic outlook to Bloomberg viewers, balancing out the dichotomy between Lingham’s harrowing comments and bullish quips from Wilson and crew. Pantera’s investment head, who has presumably allowed his firm to thrive in questionable conditions, explained that “moving forward,” there will be a notable focus on acquiring users and pushing product, adding that he’s “optimistic overall.” The Silicon Valley-based investor added that he expects for cryptocurrencies to eventually undergo a long-term “grind” higher, likely on the back of scalable crypto networks that may single-handedly catalyze global adoption.