There’s some exciting stuff coming out of SXSW this year! If you have been following the Frog, you already know that The Manson Family Vacation got a Netflix deal, as did the young relationship drama 6 Yearswritten and directed by Hannah Fidell. Fidell’s debut film A Teacher rocked Sundance and SXSW in 2013 where she won Chicken and Egg’s Emergent Female Narrative Directing Award, yeah girl! It is currently being adapted into a series for HBO. 6 Years stars Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story: Murder House) and Ben Rosenfield (Boardwalk Empire) and looks like it will be available on Netflix at some point later this year. As the Duplass Bothers somehow have their hands in all of these flicks (including the HBO adaptation of A Teacher) we’re pretty sure that they should just stop and take a nap now.

Seriously. Nap.

Another pic that we are taking notice of is the Tower Records documentary feature All Things Must Pass brought to you by director Colin Hanks, which premiered last week (and received a standing ovation, no less) at SXSW. All Things Must Pass chronicles the rise of billion dollar music empire Tower Records, which was founded in 1960 by Russ Solomon, to its eventual collapse into bankruptcy in 2006. The title refers to the final message posted to the Sacramento Tower Records marquee, referencing George Harrison’s famous album in a fitting goodbye to its loyal customers. Hanks and his team have been working on the film for the past seven years, including pulling in almost $100k on Kickstarter. A wide release date has yet to be set at this point, but this Frog cannot wait to see it!

While at SXSW, Colin also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel to discuss the project.  Check it out!  And stay tuned to the Frog for more details about when and how YOU can see the flick!

See you soon, Froggies.




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