South By Southwest Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

12th March 2014

Fact: A film about two women struggling to get to the beach for a day out has won the top prize at the South by Southwest (Sxsw) Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Fort Tilden was named the winner of the Grand Jury prize. Other winners include Matthew Mcconaughey's Tv drama True Detective, which scooped a design prize.

27th March 2013

Quote: "I just flew back from the SXSW film festival, and the magazine had Olivia Wilde on the cover. I thought, 'She's one of the most attractive, pleasant actresses.' Then I looked and she was sitting next to me... I offered her gum." Actor Nathan Fillion on his new celebrity crush.

12th March 2013

Tweet: "Saw Spring Breakers last night #Sxsw2013 Craaazy!" Horror mastermind Wes Craven is a fan of James Franco and Selena Gomez's new movie, about a group of college students caught up in a drug deal gone wrong, after attending the Sunday night (10Mar13) premiere at the South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas.

2nd March 2011

Fact: Documentaries about Willie Nelson and former Hole star Patty Schemel will debut at the SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas later this month (Mar11). The King of Luck, Billy Bob Thornton's look at country music icon Nelson's life on the road, will close the festival on 19 March (11).

13th January 2011

Fact: Rocker Bob Geldof will be the keynote speaker and showcase performer at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas in March (11) as the event celebrates its 25th anniversary.

14th March 2008

Fact: Singer Har Mar Superstar lived up to his trademark sexual reputation at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas on Thursday (13Mar08) by reportedly stripping to his underpants before sprinkling his pubic hair over the stage floor.

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