Director Etan Cohen explains to BuzzFeed News why his film, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, deliberately pushes the envelope on issues of sexuality, class, and race. “And you know, since Selma couldn’t get them, we’re going to do it.”
It was the most SXSW thing ever.
Quite possibly the most SXSW thing that’s ever happen.
If no one Tweeted about your show, did you even play?
At SXSW you hear lots of context-free snippets from people walking by on the street or waiting between sets for an act. We kept our ears open all week and kept a list of true gems.
A mind-boggling 2,200 artists from around the world flock to Austin every year to vie for the attention of fans and influencers at the South By Southwest music and media conference. We asked a few of them why they joined the herd.
Mr. Wonderful in the building!
Every year at South By Southwest the American Poster Institute showcases the talents of some of the world’s best illustrators, designers, and artists at a gig poster exhibition called Flatstock. Here are some of the coolest pieces from this year’s artists.
Around 45,000 official registrants, and many more unofficial, descend on Austin every year for the 10-day music, film, and interactive conference South By Southwest. We asked locals for their unvarnished opinion on the annual population (and taco, and beer, and brand) explosion.
The critically acclaimed garage rocker, on the cusp of fame or something like it, chats with BuzzFeed News about playing for “influencers” and the perils of corporate sponsorship.
He says the group “stole [his] lyrics” and “owe [him] money.” (Warning: graphic violence.)
“I think your film is amazing, but I’m going to kind of take away from it for a second if I can and ask my girlfriend of 11 years if she’ll marry me.”
How iBeacons could change the way you interact IRL.
With her new supernatural drama One & Two at South by Southwest, the 15-year-old actor tells BuzzFeed News about branching out after the final season of Mad Men.
Even if you’re not headed to Austin, get to know all the up-and-coming artists everyone will be talking about. In no particular order.
Walker’s final film, which played in a surprise screening at SXSW Sunday night, deftly walks a tightrope between homage and exploitation. Warning: Some SPOILERS below.
The same day Breaking a Monster, the feature documentary about the metal band, debuted at SXSW, the trio explained to BuzzFeed News that “complications” with Sony Music have led to their desire to exit the label.
From big-budget comedies like Spy and Get Hard to indie films starring Jason Schwartzman and Natasha Lyonne, the Austin-based film festival has a lot to offer.
With four films opening in 2014 in the U.S. — including Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive — the 53-year-old’s celebrity only stands to grow. But Swinton could scarcely care less.