Saturday SXSW Roundup: Braving Rain, Sitting Down with SXSWi's Director, Tips for Picking Flicks
SXSW Attendees Are Interacting With Rain
South by Southwest Film and Interactive are well underway, but it's hard to find a bigger trending topic than the wet weather. KUT News' Nathan Bernier reported yesterday that the rain may be dampening festival goers' clothes, but not their spirits:
With a hazardous weather outlook issued for the weekend, with small hail and heavy rainfall possible, the weather put a damper on the first day of South by Southwest Interactive. About 18,000 people are signed up to attend this year’s Interactive festival, the annual conference focused on the Internet and technology. At the Austin Convention Center, some people are complaining about the miserable weather. But others, like MarkNagurski, don’t seem to mind at all.
Full Interview with SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest
KUT News has also uploaded the full audio of our interview with SXSWi director Forrest, recorded Friday, March 9 at the Convention Center. Check it out on SoundCloud.
The South by Southwest Film Festival has over 130 films playing in nine venues. There will be plenty to choose from this year, so where do you start? KUT’s Terrence Henry spoke with Matthew Odam from the Austin American-Statesman and Kimberly Jones from the Austin Chronicle about what they’re looking forward to at this year’s festival, and the combination of research and serendipity that goes into picking films.