After decades of visiting the fest, I set out to create an “age-appropriate” schedule packed with talks on menopause and death.
Recruiting, mostly. But also trying to see New Order.
The Corpus Christi native’s directorial debut is a self-assured, joyful ode to inclusivity and snack foods.
From 3D knitting to clean beauty, these panel discussions, keynote speeches, and day-long activations address current topics for the fashion-conscious.
The festival was smaller and less overwhelming than in times past, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing—or a sign of things to come.
The Lone Star State was well represented at this year’s SXSW, and these films feature settings, accents, and subject matter to remind you of home.
Richard Linkater’s ‘Apollo 10½’ Continues a Winning Streak From America’s Most Successful Experimental Filmmaker
The light-on-plot, heavy-on-nostalgia animated feature is Linklater at his Linklaterest.
The joyful Sandra Bullock flick, chockablock with Hollywood’s finest, will lend itself to repeat viewings for many years to come.
Four sibling punk rockers, Houston’s greatest soul band, and three more acts you need to catch at SXSW 2022.
Read our guide and avoid getting talked at by a crypto bro, at SXSW or anywhere else.
After two years, the festival makes its glorious return to the Capital City, and the dining scene is a little different but no less enticing.
Veterans and Upstarts Alike Are Optimistic That Austin Hip-hop Will Finally Get Its Due—Even During a Pandemic
Those who have long worked in the shadow of creative epicenters like Houston and Dallas believe Austin rap’s moment to shine is approaching.
The first COVID films are poised to address a pandemic that isn't through with us yet. Here's why these early, imperfect takes on the past year are still worth watching.
In this feature-length series of video calls, Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass manage to create a relationship with lightness and heart.
Liz Lambert’s Documentary on the San José Motel Offers a Glimpse at South Congress Before Gentrification
Before she revamped one of Austin’s seediest motels, kicking off the neighborhood’s transformation, Lambert spent three years running the place—and filming her interactions with customers.
With no long lines, no traffic, and no parties, South by Southwest is going to look a lot this different this year. Here’s how organizers pulled it off.
Plus: Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Love and Hip-Hop’ audition is eerily prophetic, Nick Jonas stars in ‘Jersey Boys,’ and Selena Gomez drops a new Spanish single.
For decades, the Texas director’s movies have celebrated the sort of mundane yet consequential interactions that the coronavirus took from us. He’s still at it, albeit temporarily cut off from the film community he helped build.
Plus, more charity from Post Malone and the ‘Dallas’ cast, Travis Scott in concert on ‘Fortnite,’ and McConaughey’s mom needs wine.
Plus, the ‘Cheer’ team choreographs a Zoom routine, Myst heads to TV, and Matthew McConaughey debuts “Bobby Bandito.”
Fifteen Years On, the Tastemaking Dallas-Based Music Blog Gorilla vs. Bear Continues Championing Artists
The scrappy blog is one of the few remaining websites of its kind.
Plus, ‘Supernatural' wraps for “a while,” SXSW announces film awards, and another Matthew McConaughey pep talk.
Smaller March festivals in places like Denton and McAllen were meant to raise funds for asylum seekers at the border and bolster local music communities.
Plus, scores of Texan films and TV shows shut down over virus fears, while SXSW and Jamie Foxx gamely soldier on.
On the National Podcast of Texas, Adler Insists that although SXSW is canceled, Austin is open for business.
A Q&A on the public health decision that sent Austin reeling.
The writing had been on the wall, and now it’s official.
Plus, Tony Romo gets a much-deserved raise, William Jackson Harper gets his first movie lead, and more.
Analyzing how the festival might handle the growing public health concern.
Suspending the festival amid coronavirus fears would be The Big One for Austin’s economy.
The musician BFFs are bringing their movie about the making of a movie about musician BFFs to SXSW.
On March 17, we're taking over the Moody Theater for a night of storytelling from some of your favorite Texas artists.
The Sundance Film Festival award winner follows teenagers from across Texas as they convene in Austin for an immersive lesson in government.
The film, which premiered at SXSW, shares a nuanced perspective of the man behind the leopard-print thong.
Cities, countries, and regions capitalized on Austin’s premier international event to seek tourism and economic development dollars.
With just three weeks until his new album, ’Free Spirit,’ the singer from the city of the 915 played the songs that made him a star one last time.
“Who Let the Dogs Out?” Apparently Austin’s Reagan High School Is to Thank (or Blame) for the Baha Men Hit
A SXSW premiere documentary explores the song’s strangely complex origin story and comes to a surprising conclusion.
Few actors start their careers as Lupita Nyong’o did. Her very first feature film role, in Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave, earned her an Academy Award. From there, as one of the most sought-after young stars in Hollywood, she managed her decisions very carefully. She focused on voice acting—a recurring role
The entertainment giants are going all out— think a ’Game of Thrones’ renaissance faire, angel/devil cosplay, and puppies. And manicures.
The micro-budget feature launched a number of A-list careers.
It’s not like this the rest of the year.
The bipartisan lineup of heavy-hitting political figures indicates a new way of thinking about the role the festival can play.
The self-styled rebel of the 1990s indie film boom hasn’t had a hit in years. Can ‘Alita’ turn his fortunes around?
In several categories, films by women make up more than half of the titles.
The festival—which has had its own issues around immigration this year—declined.
The attention from SXSW—and a new bill in the legislature—seek to address a problem that may not be broken.
SXSW just had its smallest festival in years. What does that mean for the event’s future?
First-time documentarians Charlie Vela and Ronnie Garza capture fifty years of music history in their hometown.
The executive director of Planned Parenthood and daughter of former governor Ann Richards talks with 'Texas Monthly' at SXSW.
'Song to Song' doesn't accurately reflect the realities of the music industry, perhaps intentionally so.