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SXSW films offer edgy comedy, genre thrills, Gosling's directing debut
SXSW films offer edgy comedy, genre thrills, Gosling's directing debut

Equal parts new-talent launching pad, comedy showcase and beer-and-barbecue-fueled party, the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival kicks off its nine-day run in Texas today, as part of the Austin-based extravaganza colloquially known as SXSW. Along with SXSW's music and tech programming, the fest's film component will screen 145 features, more than 100 of which are world premieres. Among the notable selections are three R-rated comedies — Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck," Paul Feig's "Spy" and Etan Cohen's "Get Hard" — continuing SXSW's tradition of foul-mouthed fun. FULL COVERAGE: South by Southwest Other...

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