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SXSW 23: Lucy McKendrick & Charlie Polinger on F*CK ME, RICHARD

  Today, I’m joined by the directing and writing team Lucy McKendrick & Charlie Polinger of F*CK ME, RICHARD, which world premiered this week at SXSW. Recovering from a broken leg, Sally begins a phone relationship with Richard — a much-needed intimacy boost in her dreary haze of crushing loneliness and painkillers. They talk nonstop and fall head over heels. Things get kind of sketchy when Richard starts asking for money to pay for his mom’s “medical bills.” But Sally has some secrets of her own, and nothing is as it seems in this phone-sex-fueled psychodrama about the sick thrill of a good old-fashioned scam. Big thanks to Bookmans for sponsoring this episode and to Fort Worth for letting us use their song at the end.

SXSW 2023: XYZ Films acquires THE ARTIFICE GIRL

XYZ Films has acquired North American rights to Franklin Ritch’s critically acclaimed sci-fi film THE ARTIFICE GIRL, following its US premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival. The film stars Tatum Matthews (THE WALTONS: HOMECOMING), Lance Henriksen (ALIENS), Sinda Nichols, David Girard, and Ritch. THE ARTIFICE GIRL world premiered at Fantasia Festival and had its U.S. premiere at SXSW on March 11, 2023, with additional upcoming screenings on March 15 at the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin, TX. The story follows a small team of special agents who discover a revolutionary computer program that uses a digital child to catch online predators. After teaming up with the program’s troubled developer, they soon find that the AI’s inevitable advancement is far more rapid and incalculable than they could have imagined, posing unforeseen challenges and unsettling consequences for the future of technology and mankind. “When we read Franklin’s script, we knew it had the potential to be special an

SXSW 23: BROOKLYN 45 Screenings

  Friday, December 27, 1945. Five military veterans gather in the ornate parlour of a Brooklyn brownstone. Best friends since childhood, they’ve reunited to support their troubled host – but when his invitation for cocktails turns into an impromptu sΓ©ance, the metaphoric ghosts of their past become all-too-literal. Trapped in their host’s lounge, the Greatest Generation now finds themselves put to one final test...with their only route to freedom being more bloodshed. SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS Sunday, March 12th at 10:00pm - Alamo Drafthouse Lamar, Cinema E Tuesday, March 14th at 12:00pm - Alamo Drafthouse Lamar, Cinema D Friday, March 17th at 12:00pm - Alamo Drafthouse Lamar, Cinema B