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SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'
SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'

The South By Southwest Film Festival kicks off Friday with the world premiere of Jon Favreau’s new low-budget comedy “Chef,” with some other high-profile films debuting over the next few days, including “Neighbors” with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne, and the much anticipated big-screen continuation of the cult television show “Veronica Mars.” But SXSW also serves as a vital launching pad for talents on the verge of discovery. While Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture” remains something of the platonic ideal for a SXSW film and its afterlife, the festival also launched lesser known talents and their films like Adam Leon’s...

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