Monday, March 19th, 2012

“21 Jump Street” Is A Reboot That Delivers

“21 Jump Street” is the latest offering by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who brought us “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” The film stars Jonah Hill of such bad decisions like “The Sitter” and some pretty good ones like “Money Ball.” His co-star is Channing Tatum. You might remember him from “G.I. Joe:

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Documentary Sees The LA Riots Through Raw Footage, Interviews

Austin, Texas — “Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots”  is a documentary directed by Mark Ford that premiered at South by Southwest and will be shown on VH1 on May 1. The film encapsulates the three days in...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

“Wolf” Examines The Totality Of Sexual Abuse

Austin, Texas — “Wolf” is the latest film and the first feature length film by Ya’Ke Smith, which premiered at South by Southwest. The film deals with the particularly deep subject of child molestation, and the aftermath of...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

“Jeff” Tries, Fails To Humanize Jeffrey Dahmer

Austin, Texas — “Jeff” premiered at South by Southwest this past week; it is a documentary film that concentrates less on the horrendous actions of Jeffrey Dahmer himself, and more on the impact of his actions on the...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Music From Mexico, Portland, And Seattle At SXSW

Austin, Texas — The third day of SXSW Music began at Austin Convention Center with a showcase called “Torreblanca & Amigas,” which included Mexican songstress Natalia Lafourcade, Chilean electro-pop rock princess Javiera Mena, and Andrea Balency.  Initially I...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Rock, Hip-Hop, Punk From NYC, Panama, Mexico, Paris, At SXSW

Austin, Texas — The second night of music at SXSW started off with a promising showcase with Andrea Balency Trio and Torreblanca at Buffalo Billiards.  Andrea Balency, born in Paris but now living in Mexico, had already begun...

Friday, March 16th, 2012

“Amor Cronico” Is A Musical Homage To Cuba

“Amor Cronico” is the latest offering by director Jorge Perrugía. It stars Cucu Diamantes and is an open love letter to Cuba, paying homage to both independent Cuban filmmakers as well as Italian filmmakers, like Federico Fellini....

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Music From Colombia, Mexico City, LA And More At SXSW

Tuesday was the first day of SXSW music, a day in which I realized that you couldn’t avoid watching performers even if you tried. Wander the streets surrounding the Austin Convention Center anytime of the day and...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

AFL-CIO Highlights The Importance Of Workers At SXSW

The Texas AFL-CIO and the Austin Central Labor Council launched a series of events during South By Southwest in Austin to highlight the importance of the workers who make the festival possible for the tens of thousands...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Stand Up Comedians Hit It Out Of The Park At SXSW

I have always been a fan of stand-up comedy, so when I found out that there would be a free show for South by Southwest badge carrying members at Esther’s Follies, I was there. UCB Comedy Presents:...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Documentary Shows How Wonder Woman Catalyzed American Feminism

“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” is a documentary directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. The film was screened during South by Southwest in Austin this week. The movie deals with the lack of female comic book...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Miami Stars In Short Films At South By Southwest

Narrative Shorts 2 was a panel here in Austin for South By Southwest at the Alamo Draft House. These shorts are one of a three-part series, a collection of short movies that strives for an artistic aesthetic...

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

“Marley” Wants To Be The Definitive Bob Marley Documentary

“Marley” was one of the highlighted feature documentaries here at South by Southwest this week. “Marley” was directed by Kevin McDonald, director of the widely acclaimed “Last King of Scotland.” It was displayed to a packed house...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Online Buying For Latinos: A $25 Billion Market

Descuento Libre is a discount website that has been working to break into the Latino market since its launch in 2011. At a panel Monday at South By Southwest in Austin, Group Buying for the Latino Demographic,...

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