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SXSW 2017 – Part 1!

GeekScholars Fox and Jill have returned from their jaunt in Austin for the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, and are here to report on the first half of the amazing films they saw! SXSW always features some truly amazing hidden gems, and this year was no different, so listen in to hear their thoughts on:

  • Baby Drive
  • Small Town Crime
  • Easy Living
  • Lemon
  • Muppet Guys Talking
  • Paris Can Wait

TBS Brings Pop-Up Search Party Experience To SXSW!

TBS will bring SXSW the best in tech, fashion, design, music and more with the second iteration of “In Search Of” — a pop-up, interactive marketplace with an Austin-flare, bringing to life the network’s buzzworthy hit, SEARCH PARTY.

Inside “In Search Of,” visitors will experience the ideal shop for SEARCH PARTY’s leading lady Dory, complete with the latest in fashion, technology, and artisanal goods, as well as a lounge space to kick back with friends and binge the first season.

In Search Of will be open to festival goers for three days – beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 14th.

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It’s a Crime Trailers: Netflix Takes Trio of Crime Films To SXSW!

Netflix will be presenting the world premieres of three new crime films at SXSW 2017: The Most Hated Woman In America, Win It All, and Small Crimes.

The Most Hated Woman In America is a true crime movie about the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O’Hare, founder of American Atheists. It premieres on March 24th.

Win It All is about a small time gambler who agrees to stow a buddy’s duffel bag while he’s in jail then discovers it’s full of money. It premieres on April 7th.

Small Crimes is about a disgraced cop looking for redemption in all the wrong places. It premieres on April 28th.

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AMC Takes Better Call Saul, The Son and Preacher To SXSW!

AMC is taking its largest contingent ever to SXSW 2017 – with panels, signings, a screening and a pop up restaurant!

The network’s big screening is the world premiere of The Son – followed by a Q&A with star Pierce Brosnan.

Preacher Season Two will be the subject of a panel with executive producer Seth Rogen, showrunner Sam Catlin and co-executive producer/comics creator Garth Ennis.

The most unusual event is the pop up Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant – where Better Call Saul fans can sample Gus Fring’s menu from Friday, March 10th to Sunday, March 12th – and maybe even run into Bob Odenkirk and/or Giancarlo Esposito on Sunday.

For a complete list of events, read on.

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Daniel Espinosa’s Life To Close SXSW!

Daniel Espinosa’s science-fiction/horror film Life – starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebeccas Ferguson and Ryan Teynolds – has been chose to close this SXSW Film Festival 2017.

SXSW also announced a number of late additions to its program – including the film adaptation of David Leitch’s adaptation of the manga hit Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy and John Goodman.

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Two Netflix Original Films Bound for SXSW!

Netflix Original Films The Most Hated Woman In America (pictured) and Win It All will make their world premieres at SXSW in March.

The Most Most Hated Woman in America, the true story of the disappearance Madalyn Murray O’Hair, founder of american Atheists, will premiere on Netflix on March 24th.

Win It All, the story of a small time gambler who finds himself in trouble when an acquaintance gets out of jail early and wants the duffel bag of cash he was supposed to be keeping safe, premieres on Netflix on April 7th.

Details follow the break.

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BATMAN: Telltale Unmasked at SXSW with Greg Miller

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One of these years, I have to make it to Austin for SXSW! If you are a fan of Telltale Games, the guys behind the well received games for The Walking Dead are going to debut their latest – Batman at the show. Their serialized way of interactive story telling is a perfect fit for Batman!

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El Rey Network’s Lucha Undergorund Goes Live at SXSW!

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El Rey Network is taking its Lucha Underground to SXSW for a one-time live event in Austin Texas on March 15th.

Following a panel entitled Importing Lucha Libre: The Creation of El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground, the network will present a live card featuring more than fifteen of Lucha Underground’s high-flying, death defying luchadores.

Follow the jump for details.

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USA Network Takes Mr. Robot To SXSW!

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USA Network is taking its new hacker series, Mr. Robot to SXSW. The series premiere will screen at the Austin, Texas film & arts festival on Thursday, March 17th. Series stars, including Rami Malak and Christian Slater, will be in attendance.

Follow the jump for details. Mr. Robot will premiere on USA Network in June.

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Salem To Cast a Spell on SXSW!

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WGN America’s supernatural it series Salem will celebrate its second season launch by sponsoring the Opening Night Party at the 22nd Annual SXSW Film Festival on Friday, March 13th.

On Saturday, March 14th, there will be Salem panel with series creator Brannon Braga and stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, and Lucy Lawless.

Details follow the jump.

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FX’s The Strain Offers Rejuvenation Pods To SXSW Attendees!

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If you’re attending SXSW this year, and you need a little R&R, you might seek out The Strain Transformation Station. The Transformation Station will provide ten Rejuvenation Pods – custom-built pods in which you can take a 20-minute power nap or use the available tablets to check out exclusive content from FX’s upcoming series The Strain – as well as an additional sitting area/lounge.

The pods will operate from March 7-10, between the hours of 12pm and 6pm. For further details, check out the press release after the jump. The Strain will premiere in July.

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