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Professor’s documentary, ‘Peace Officer,’ wins two awards at SXSW Film Festival

Online Editor

March 23, 2015

“Peace Officer,” a documentary directed, shot and produced by St. Edward’s University professor Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, took home the Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award during its premiere week at the SXS...

‘Spy’ a fresh, female-driven iteration of popular genre

Print Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2015

During SXSW, "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig told a massive audience at the Paramount Theatre that he always wanted to direct a James Bond movie. He knew no Hollywood executive would ever give him that chance. So he recruited Mel...

SXSW: ‘Ex Machina’ tackles big questions, will be a hit when released

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March 18, 2015

While there is one big science fiction movie that everyone is waiting for coming out later this year, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” audiences at SXSW watched one that is coming out next month — “Ex Machina.” The mov...

Melissa Mccarthy, Amy Schumer debut movies at SXSW

Print Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2015

Comedy seems to be the dominant genre at this year’s SXSW Film festival with the premieres of Melissa McCarthy’s and Amy Schumer’s latest movies. "Spy"McCarthy’s latest movie, “Spy,” will be premiering Sunday at 9...

SXSW Film: The Bounceback


March 19, 2013

On a typical Saturday night, the infamous Sixth St. is buzzing. Pedicabbers loiter near the Driskill, sharing cigarettes and stories, while  girls sit on curbs texting and eating pepperoni pizzas as the night carries itself clo...

SXSW Film: Evil Dead

March 19, 2013

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