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Local producers head to SXSW for ‘Drinking Buddies’

At SXSW in Austin, Texas (from left) Sam Slater, Jessica Klapman, Paul Bernon, Joe Swanberg, Ashley Bernon, and Ben Richardson.
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At SXSW in Austin, Texas (from left) Sam Slater, Jessica Klapman, Paul Bernon, Joe Swanberg, Ashley Bernon, and Ben Richardson.
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Boston hotshots who traveled to Austin, Texas, for the SXSW music and film festival over the weekend included Paul Bernon and Sam Slater, who coproduced “Drinking Buddies,” a comedy starring Phillips Andover grad Olivia Wilde and Maine’s own Anna Kendrick. The movie, directed by mumblecore master Joe Swanberg, debuted at the festival on Saturday. Bernon and Slater (both of whom are local real estate guys and entrepreneurs) were accompanied at the festivities by their significant others, Ashley Bernon and Jessica Klapman.