• Bryan Poyser, producer and co-writer of The Cassidy Kids, shares the six most important things he learned from SXSW this year, as a filmmaker and an attendee. I would have thought he'd already know that "dark elves can't be trusted," but then he does live in Austin.
  • Doug Block, who directed 51 Birch Street, writes about the SXSW audience reaction to the documentary about his family. Block's father and stepmother were present at the Austin screenings and his dad fielded a number of questions with good humor.
  • Micah posted in the comments of last week's Film Blog Group Hug about his Austin-based film blog, Dumb Distraction. He managed to see 21 movies in four days at SXSW this year. I'm in awe. Next year I want to follow him around for a day to see if I can keep up.
  • Martin of the new blog Blank Screen wrote a detailed review of East of Havana, the Charlize Theron-produced documentary about Cuban rap music. The entry includes some photos of Theron from the Q&A after the film's SXSW screening.
  • Nothing to do with SXSW: Ed Symkus recounts a sweet little tale about chocolate-chip pancakes, True Grit, and the sad effects of bending to parental pressure. Obviously someone needs to open a diner that caters to film geeks ... maybe a chain, with outlets in Boston and Austin.