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SXSW 2018 Preview: Five new films we’re eager to catch in Austin

 

It’s South-By-Southwest time, everybody! Once again we’re attending the film component of this year’s festival, which runs from March 9 to 17, to cover the films both big -- including studio fare like John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place and the John Cena-starring butt-chugging comedy Blockers -- and small, like short films made by Texas high school students, that will be gracing the screens down there in Austin. There are a great deal of features showing down there, and it’d be a waste of time to cover them all, so we’ve selected five movies that we’re pumped to see at this year’s festival.

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We don’t really cover VR developments around these parts, but the person behind this particular VR film (experience?) made it a bit too hard to pass up. Yes, that’s right: Terrence fuckin’ Malick has directed himself a VR film, and we are willing to brave the motion sickness in order to experience it. While funded by Facebook’s creative studio, we’re cautiously optimistic that this won’t just be branded horseshit, and frankly the descriptions of it in the SXSW listing makes us really want to try it out. It’s essentially a dance piece, though merged with technology and apparently one containing an obvious narrative. We can’t wait to have a headset-impression on our faces all day because of it.

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