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Tim’s recommendations for the last two days…

The mighty blur of SXSW is drawing to a close. I for one have had a fantastic time again this year in particular, with all of the ancillary tendrils. The vast depth and diversity of content has impressed me this year more so than in any previous year. I've read some fairly negative editorials online though, regarding commercialism/greed/crowds/whatever-else-people-want-to-bitch-about, and I have to say, that really pisses me off. SXSW is unparalleled in my experience, and we're pretty damn lucky that we live in the host city and can soak it all in.

Anyhow, that said, there's only 2 days left of movies, which is the real reason I am writing.

Here's what I would recommend based on what I have personally seen/heard:

Friday, March 14:
6:00 PM Humboldt County, Alamo Ritz
9:00 PM The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Alamo Ritz
11:00 PM Midnight Shorts, Alamo Ritz

Saturday, March 15:
4:00 PM Cook County, Alamo Lamar
4:30 PM The Night James Brown Saved Boston, Alamo Ritz
8:00 PM Heavy Metal in Baghdad, Alamo Ritz

Crowds have tapered off, so you should be able to get into these screenings without a badge. If you are going to the Ritz, I recommend parking north of the district and walking down into the fray. It's not so bad as long as you don't drive right down into the heart of it.

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