March 21st, 2011

HoustonTXSW: The Three-Ring Experience

HoustonTXSW hosted a three-ring circus at this years South By Southwest Interactive Conference at Republic Live in Austin, Texas on March 14, 2011. This event promoted Houston’s creative community, featuring fim, interactive/web and music.

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The night opened with film trailer screenings of “Short Stitched“, “Stick ‘Em Up!“, and “Art Car: The Movie“. Alex Luster, director of “Stick ‘Em Up!” and Alfred Cervantes of the Houston Film Commission held a discussion about the film, which covers Houston’s street art scene from conception, creation, placement and – ultimately – removal by the city’s abatement enforcement. The film premier’s at River Oaks Theatre in Houston on April 7, 2011.

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[Pictured - Alex Luster: Director of Stick 'Em Up and Alfred Cervantes of HFC]

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Republic Live is located a bit west of the rest of the SXSW festivities. It is a dark venue but I guess that comes in handy when you are screening movie trailers. The drink prices were a bit high but we still had a steady crowd of Houstonians and others.

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[Pictured - Monica Danna of CoLab and Craig Hlavaty of Houston Press: Rocks Off]

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[Pictured - Glam rock band Roky Moon and BOLT]

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[Pictured - Mason Lankford and the Folk Family Revival]

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[Pictured - Jeremy Keas aka DJ Smooth Operator]

Words and photos by Imelda. Follow her on Twitter and Flickr. And check out the rest of the photos she took on Flickr: XHoustonTXSW.

She can be found in the comments section below to answer any and all questions you might have about the HoustonTXSW event. She’s cool like that.

— Imelda

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