SXSW 2021: Film Festival Wrap-Up

Conference panels and short films might be online through April 18 but this year’s 2021 SXSW Film Festival ended on Saturday. I knew going into this year’s film festival that chances were high for a non-productive fest. Would it have been the same if I were physically attending in person? I don’t know. What I can say for certain is that during an in-person fest, I’m not spending so much time on my phone or…

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SXSW 2021: Megan Park talks The Fallout

Megan Park spoke with Solzy at the Movies about The Fallout after learning that the film took home two SXSW Film Festival awards. Starring Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler, The Fallout is a film that takes on a perspective not seen in the news. While some school shooting survivors are able to turn their pain into change, others aren’t in this position. This is because they are so traumatized that they can barely even leave…

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SXSW 2021: Marvin’s Never Had Coffee Before

Andrew Carter and Kahlil Maskati spoke with Solzy at the Movies about short film Marvin’s Never Had Coffee Before during SXSW. As the title states, Marvin Wexler (Charles Rogers) has never had coffee before. This film was shot during the pandemic and doesn’t ignore it. I better warn you now if you’re suffering from Zoom fatigue and want to move on to other short films. Anyway, Marvin is trying coffee for the first time and…

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SXSW 2021: Polaris Banks talks Reklaw

Polaris Banks spoke with Solzy at the Movies following the world premiere of Reklaw during the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. The gist of the film is that there is a team of altruistic vigilantes destroying evidence. Their goal here is to keep the maximum amount of people out of prison. However, the killer decides to revisit one of their clean-ups. It doesn’t really work out so well. This film is as midnight as it gets!…

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SXSW 2021: Clerk

Clerk is an inspiring documentary that manages to take us back to where everything all begin for filmmaker Kevin Smith and then some. It’s more than just a film about the QuickStop Groceries, of course. Yes, the store played a huge role in his life as he was working there when he first got the idea for Clerks. Smith drives us around his New Jersey hometown while pointing out the important places in his life.…

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SXSW 2021: WeWork

WeWork: or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn launches first at SXSW before later going into homes by way of Hulu. By the end of the year, this film will have one of the longest titles. I’m sorry but this film isn’t really SEO friendly. Now all of this aside, the film’s main subject only appears in archival footage. That’s right–neither Adam Neumann or Rebekah Neumann decided to participate in the film.…

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SXSW 2021: Short Films Recap

A number of short films are screening during the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and they deserve as much attention as the feature films. The Other Morgan This film quickly rose up to the top of my list of SXSW short films after viewing. It’s a hysterically absurd comedy. A young exterminator (Alison Rich) learns that there’s another version of her (Mary Holland) out in the world. As you can imagine, she begins to question all…

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SXSW 2021: Alison Rich talks The Other Morgan

Alison Rich spoke with Solzy at the Movies about her first short film, The Other Morgan, following the world premiere at SXSW. In the film, a young exterminator (Alison Rich) learns that there’s another version of her (Mary Holland) out in the world. She begins questioning all of her life choices upon learning this information. In addition to Rich, The Other Morgan stars Mary Holland, Jim O’Heir, and Chloe Wepper. This is her first short…

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SXSW 2021: Introducing, Selma Blair

Introducing, Selma Blair takes viewers on an intimate journey with the actress following her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis. Here is what we know about MS: this disease it affects both the spinal cord and the brain. Symptoms differ for everyone and sadly, there is no cure. Blair went public about her diagnosis in an October 2018 post on Instagram. To say that this film is raw would not be an understatement. It honestly hurts to…

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SXSW 2021: Hysterical

Hysterical takes us behind the stage and on the road with a number of female comedians who are veterans, rising stars, or beginners. It’s no joke that breaking into stand-up comedy isn’t easy. G-d knows I’ve tried but I’m more suited for improv and sketch comedy. Here’s a little known fact about me: I hosted a late night comedy talk show for six weeks during sophomore year of college. This was also before coming out…

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