Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) continues to challenge the concept of reality in its detailed influence on countless feature films, often seamlessly. Starting as pixel bases, never before possible characters emerge from mouse clicks to frighten, enchant or sadden viewers
On Sunday, a group of versatile Asian American artists and creatives discussed a common struggle for visibility and provided insight on their respective industries at a South by Southwest Interactive panel.
Director Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire” (2016) premiered in the United States as a headliner of the SXSW Film Festival on Monday at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. The one-setting crime and comedy thriller shocked the audience’s minds and hearing with its twisting plotline and ear-shattering sound bites, containing over 7,000 rounds of ammunition fired.
On Saturday, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, senior editorial director at Mic, and Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change considered how communities can move from meme to protest through online activism.
On Friday, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, on a panel discussion about the evolving state of politics.
SXSW’s Film Festival kicks off March 10, exhibiting numerous world premieres and featuring red carpet events with rising cinematic talent. Film badge holders will be given a first glimpse at these pictures. The movies will eventually be released for worldwide audiences, but not before they are reviewed by ORANGE Magazine.
“Islam has made me a better person,” said Amanda Quraishi, diversity activist and panelist at Texas Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Organization’s event, ‘Islam in America: From 9/11 to the Trump Era.’ The event was held March 2 and consisted of interfaith discussion that addressed ways to combat Islamophobia.
Venus, an online publication dedicated to showcasing the work and experiences of self-identified women and nonbinary folk, celebrated their launch this past weekend at The Spider House Cafe and Ballroom.
On Saturday, local Black business owners sold their handmade and ethically sourced clothing, jewelry and beauty products at the Black Makers’ Pop Up. The vendors set up shop at The Great Austin Black Chamber of Commerce.