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The Daily Buzz podcast from South By Southwest (3/8/14)

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Today’s Show Rundown, March 8, 2014

HOT TOPICS/TEXAS ROUNDTABLE
Kim Voynar/MOVIECITYNEWS
Eric Kohn/INDIEWIRE
Dave Karger/FANDANGO
Marjorie Baumgarten/AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Michael Tully/HAMMER TO NAIL
Holly Herrick/AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY
Joe Leydon/VARIETY
Jette Kernion/SLACKERWOOD.COM

INTERVIEW SEGMENT
Jason Bateman/BAD WORDS

UTAH at SXSW ROUNDTABLE
Hoby Darling/SKULLCANDY
Judy Robinett/JROBINETT ENTERPRISES
Deirdra Burgess/JROBINETT ENTERPRISES

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER SEGMENT
Michael Obert/SONG FROM THE FOREST
Alexandre Tondowski/SONG FROM THE FOREST

INTERVIEW SEGMENT
Larry Levine/WILD CANARIES
Sophia Takai/WILD CANARIES

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Bryan Reisberg/BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS
Harry Lloyd/BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS

EVOLUTION OF SX
David Madgael/DAVID MAGDAEL & ASSOCIATES
Irene Cho/DAILY BUZZ
Kim Voynar/MOVIECITYNEWS

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“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray

“I have long defined filmmaking and directing in particular as just a sort of long-term act of letting go,” she said. “It’s honestly just gratifying that people are sort of reapproaching or reassessing the film. I like to just remind everyone that the movie is still the same — it’s the same movie, it’s the movie we always made, and it was the movie we always wanted to make. And maybe it just came several years too early.”
~ Karyn Kusama