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I spent much of the last week attending South By Southwest (SXSW) festival. Best known by many for music, I made the trip mainly to watch film - and watch movies I did, notwithstanding the hundreds of distractions posed by this event that truly puts the festive in festival. There are a ton of things competing for your attention, from music and interactive events to film panels, to what seems like hundreds of parties. And that's ignoring folks on literally almost every street corner offering free food and alcohol, seemingly trying their best to keep you from making whatever was on your original plan.
So, what does one do during 6 days at SXSW? Here's a list of some of the options and opportunities:
- Watch at least 20 movies. And catch many of those at the Alamo Drafthouse, probably the best theater chain in the US due to a combination of solid projection, a no screwing around policy against talking/texting, and full food and alcohol service.