2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Live Cinema: New Art Form or Box Office Fad?

Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Next Stage
531 E 4th St


'Live cinema' events have exploded. In the US, Alamo Drafthouse lead the way with quote-alongs, sing-alongs, dance-alongs in new pop-up locations outside of the theatre space, including recent 'float-along' screenings of Jaws. The UK now sees three-month long immersive productions of Back the the Future, and 800-year old monasteries are turned into Hogwarts. Live scores too are big business, with some of the biggest UK bands dedicating years of development to creating new live soundtracks. Are we witnessing a new convergent art form, or just a way of adding a few dollars to our ticket prices? Supported by UKTI Passport to Export, Arts Council England and BFI Film Audience Network

Hashtags: #sxsw #livecinema


Duncan Beiny


DJ Yoda

Pioneering a new entertainment art form, alloying hands-in-the-air clubbing with a night at the movies, DJ Yoda aka Duncan Beiny's AV shows are audio-visual anarchy, cutting the best Sci-Fi movie m...

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Henri Mazza at SXSW

Henri Mazza

VP of Special Events

Alamo Drafthouse

Henri Mazza has been a part of the Alamo Drafthouse since 2003, back when the now legendary theater chain was still a one screen cinema located in the warehouse district of downtown Austin. Working...

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Joan  Parsons at SXSW

Joan Parsons

Sr Programmer

Showroom Cinema

Lisa Brook at SXSW

Lisa Brook


Live Cinema UK

Lisa is the director of Live Cinema UK: the country's only organization focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together to create amazing experiential cinema exp...

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