SXSW: March 18 2017

A large junk of my last day of SXSW 2017 was devoted to the Audience Award winning film, The Big Sick. Bill and I waited in line for an hour to get into the Alamo Ritz theater, and then due to “technical difficulties,” this two-hour movie started one hour late. Was The Big Sick worth four hours? Most definitely! This was my favorite movie of the festival. Look for it in theaters this summer.

After the film finally ended, Bill and I ran up to the Stateside theater to catch the second half of the Doug Loves Movies podcast. Doug Benson’s guests were Seth Herzog, Brandon Wardell, Lisa DeLarios, and Colt Cabana.

Earlier in the day, I visited Levi’s Outpost, which took over two houses near I-35 plus their connecting backyards. The place was empty, so I received plenty of attention from their staff, who wanted to tell me about current fabric technology, a new line of denim biker jackets, and Gary Clark Jr’s show on their stage last night. All quite exciting.

I also watched two musicians at the Austin Convention Center stages:

STELLA (Santana, daughter of Carlos)


In the evening, Bill and I spent some time at a concert called SXSW Unidos: Liberty, Justice, and Music for All.  Sets by Austin musicians were interspersed with speeches, videos, and poetry about immigration advocacy.

Gina Chavez

James Keith Asbury

Rick Trevino

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