The messy lives of young aspiring writers and the dysfunctional families that spawned them have long provided fertile if inevitably over-tilled material for many an independent filmmaker.
Like Musa Syeed's prior "Valley of Saints," this slice-of-life miniature trades in effective mostly non-pro performances, low-key drama and empathy toward cultural outsiders.
A humble Madison, Wisconsin studio that recorded some of the most trailblazing indie rock of the 1980s and '90s is commemorated in "The Smart Studios Story."
A handful of West Coast surfers and flower children took extraordinary risks bringing psychedelic substances to the people in mass quantities, their goal being a "revolution" of lysergic…
SXSW 2016 began with a moment of triumphant, traffic-stopping fanfare: President Obama was flown into Austin to deliver a speech about the onward march of technology and its potential to improve…
"Transpecos," director Greg Kwedar's tense thriller about three U.S.-Mexico border patrol agents who find themselves caught up in the drug trade, has won the audience award for narrative features at…
You don't have to dig too deep beneath its fan-pleasing veneer of nostalgic celebration to discern an intriguingly serious subtext in "The Bandit."
Joel Potrykus' latest micro-budget effort is as funny and distinctive as it is near-plotless.
A finely measured, handsomely crafted debut that should attract admirers on the festival circuit.
During a stand-up comedy set at South by Southwest, director Judd Apatow delivered a blistering attack on Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner for president. "Is the Trump thing scaring you?"…
Arriving in the middle of an election season when debates over U.S. immigration policy have devolved into sloganeering and shouting matches, "From Nowhere" feels all the more urgent and relevant as…