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‘Before I Disappear’ and ‘Cesar Chavez’ Win Big at SXSW Film Festival



AUSTIN, Texas — Oscar-winner Shawn Christensen can now add South By Southwest Film Festival winner to his resume, as his much anticipated film Before I Disappear won the festival’s audience award in the narrative feature category on Saturday

Before I Disappear is based on Christensen’s short film Curfew, which in 2013 won the Academy Award for best live action short film. In the film about loneliness and self-discovery, suicidal New Yorker Richie (played by Christensen; pictured above) follows the same plot as in Curfew but with more bells and whistles. His suicide attempt is thwarted after an estranged sister (Emmy Rossum) asks him to babysit his 11-year-old niece Sophia (Fatima Ptacek) Read more…

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