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ARFF Movie Review: Mockumentaries Rock and Cut

ARFF Frazier Park

Mockumentaries are that genre of film which satires the documentary style. Classics in this filmic tradition include 'This is Spinal Tap' and 'Borat'. The Austin Revolution Film Festival (#ARFF2017) included two excellent feature films in this style: 'Mock and Roll' and 'Frazier Park Recut'.

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SXSW Convergence: Your Brain On Story – Neuroscience+The Moth

A radio show drawing a crowd at SXSW? Had I stepped through a time portal back to the 1930s? The speakers, Catherine Burns, Artistic Director for 'The Moth', and Alexander Huth, from Gallant Laboratory at UC Berkeley, quickly dissuaded me of that idea as they explained this unique pairing of neuroscience and radio.

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SXSW Music Festival 2017 (Austin, TX): Saturday, March 18 (Garth Brooks LIVE, Slowkiss, Casi, The Accidentals and More)

For me, Saturday, March 18, was unofficially Garth Brooks Day at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The great country singer hadn't performed in the Texas capital in decades, so this SXSW felt special, And as a lifelong Brooks fan, I enjoyed every second of his set.

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SXSW Music Festival 2017 (Austin, TX): Friday, March 17 (Garth Brooks, Snail Mail, Spoon, Sui Zhen, and More)

Garth Brooks was Friday's keynote speaker at SXSW Music Festival 2017, which included performances by Snail Mail, Maggie Rogers, and Spoon.

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