PBS at SXSW 2016

Following is a brief rundown of PBS activities at the 2016 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Please note: SXSW badges are required for all activities listed, unless otherwise noted;
All times listed are local (central) time.

#SXSWpbs

Tuesday, March 8

Session: Watch, Chat and Learn the OVEE Way
Presenters: Katrina Kehoe, Sharan Sklar
When: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B
 

Friday, March 11

PBS Anywhere Lounge Open
When: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Austin Convention Center – Room 3
Recharge at the PBS Anywhere Lounge! The PBS programs you love are available anytime, anywhere and on any device – stop by and get connected!
#PBSAnywhere

Screening: Trapped (INDEPENDENT LENS)
When: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 1510 Toomey Rd

Screening: Richard Linklater – Dream Is Destiny (AMERICAN MASTERS)
When: 9:15pm – 10:45pm
Where: Satellite Venue: Marchesa, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd
 

Saturday, March 12

PBS Anywhere Lounge Open
When: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Austin Convention Center – Room 3
#PBSAnywhere

Screening: Seven Songs for a Long Life (POV)
When: 12:15pm – 1:40pm
Where: Alamo Lamar C, 1120 S Lamar Blvd
#SevenSongsPOV

Event: Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Meet & Greet
When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: PBS Anywhere Lounge; Austin Convention Center – Room 3
#BurnsGates

Screening: Richard Linklater– Dream Is Destiny (AMERICAN MASTERS)
When: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave

Session: Race in America with Ken Burns & Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
When: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EFG
#BurnsGates
 

Sunday, March 13

PBS Anywhere Lounge Open
When: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Austin Convention Center – Room 3
#PBSAnywhere

Screening: Tower (INDEPENDENT LENS)
When: 11:00am – 12:40pm
Where: Stateside Theatre, 719 Congress Ave
#towerfilm

Screening: Newtown (INDEPENDENT LENS)
When: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave

Session: Peace Officer: A Character Film Driven by Issues
Presenters: Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson
When: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 17B
#IndieLensSXSW

Session: Diversity in News Reporting, Booking and Staffing
Presenters: Hari Sreenivasan, Madhulika Sikka, Marc Lacey, Sara Just
When: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F, 500 E 4th St
#DiversityInNews
 

Monday, March 14

PBS Anywhere Lounge Open
When: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Austin Convention Center – Room 3
#PBSAnywhere

Session: Flail or Fail: Marketing to Fandom
Presenters: Aja Romano, Ashleigh Gardner, Mike Rugnetta, Yashoda Sampath
When: 9:30am – 10:30am
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K, 500 E 4th St
#fandomsxsw

Session: Meet the Next Generation of Public Media Producers
Presenters: Leah Clapman, Thaisi Da Silva
When: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G, 500 E 4th St
#IamSRL

Event: PBS Digital Studios Meet & Greet
Featuring: Sarah Urist Green, Joe Hanson, Mike Rugnetta
When: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Where: PBS Anywhere Lounge; Austin Convention Center – Room 3

Session: Cinematic Apocalypse: Storytelling for Smartphones
Presenters: Adnaan Wasey, Eline Jongsma, Femke Wolting, Kel O’Neill
When: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C
#exitpov

Session: New Partnerships in Digital Storytelling
Presenters: Erika Cohn, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Lois Vossen
When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 17B
#IndieLensSXSW

Screening: Soundbreaking
When: 6:15pm – 8:00pm
Where: Stateside Theatre, 719 Congress Ave
#Soundbreaking

Screening: Tower (INDEPENDENT LENS)
When: 7:15pm – 8:50pm
Where: Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr
#towerfilm
 

Tuesday, March 15

PBS Anywhere Lounge Open
When: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Austin Convention Center – Room 3
#PBSAnywhere

Session: From Cartoons to Apps: UI Animation in 2450!
Presenters: Dave Schlafman, Miguel Montanez
When: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where: JW Marriott, Salon D, 110 E 2nd St
#animation2450

Session: Art for All: A Look at The Art Assignment (PBS Digital Studios)
Presenter: Sarah Urist Green
When: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Westin Austin Downtown, Paramount 1, 301 E 5th ST
#artforall

Screening: Newtown (INDEPENDENT LENS)
When: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: Alamo Lamar D, 1120 S Lamar Blvd

Screening: Richard Linklater – Dream Is Destiny (AMERICAN MASTERS)
When: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Where: Satellite Venue: Marchesa, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd

Screening: Seven Songs for a Long Life (POV)
When: 6:45 – 8:10pm
Where: Stateside Theatre, 719 Congress Ave
#SevenSongsPOV
 

Wednesday, March 16

Screening: The American Epic Sessions
When: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave

Screening: Newtown (INDEPENDENT LENS)
When: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: Satellite Venue: Marchesa, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd

Screening: Soundbreaking
When: 4:15pm – 6:00pm
Where: Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 1510 Toomey Rd
#Soundbreaking
 

Thursday, March 17

Party: KLRU and Austin City Limits present Bloody Mary Morning
Artists: Eleanor Friedberger, Joseph, Margaret Glaspy, Eliot Sumner, The Heavy, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Caveman
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: GSD&M, 828 West 6th Street
You don’t need to be a SXSW badgeholder to attend – Bloody Mary Morning is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Screening: Tower (INDEPENDENT LENS)
When: 11:30am – 1:10pm
Where: Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave
#towerfilm

Screening: A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story (KLRU)
When: 2:30pm – 4:06pm
Where: Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave
#asongforyoufilm #acltv

Screening: Soundbreaking
When: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Where: Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln
#Soundbreaking

Screening: Seven Songs for a Long Life (POV)
When: 6:00pm – 7:20pm
Where: Alamo Lamar C, 1120 S Lamar Blvd
#SevenSongsPOV
 

Friday, March 18

Session: Sucked Into the Story: Virtual Reality and News
Presenters: Adnaan Wasey, Hayley Pappas, Nathan Griffiths, Thomas Kent
When: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A, 500 E 4th St
#NewsVR

Session: Austin City Limits Unlimited
Presenters: Terry Lickona and Gordon Thomas
When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB, 531 E 4th St
#sxsw #acltv

Screening: Richard Linklater – Dream Is Destiny (AMERICAN MASTERS)
When: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Where: Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 1510 Toomey Rd
 

Saturday, March 19

Screening: A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story (KLRU)
When: 4:15pm – 5:51pm
Where: Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 1510 Toomey Rd
#asongforyoufilm #acltv