FILM THREAT’S 2007 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP (PART 3)

We’ve got a few reviews still pending, but it’s time to hand in our final 2007 SXSW Film Festival coverage. If you follow a link and the review doesn’t appear, don’t worry, it will within the next day or two. If it’s not listed at this point, we didn’t see it. But before we get there, I’d like to take this time to say thank you to all the Film Threat writers who covered the festival this year. We couldn’t have done any of this without you:

Merle Bertrand – Wish we could’ve seen more of you while we were in town, but you rocked (and are still rocking) the local coverage, so thanks for everything.

Sally Foster – You not only reviewed films, you also had a film play the festival, making for probably the coolest festival experience out of any of us.

Chris Gore – It’s not Iron Works if you’re not there.

Zack Haddad – Level 2 watched films back in Los Angeles and stayed on top of any and all SXSW news that found its way out of Austin.

Don R. Lewis – You may’ve been cursed during this festival (missed flights, lost luggage, lost laptop cable), but you still covered film upon film, working as hard as you partied.

Pete Vonder Haar – Vonder Threat carried that Texas load as only he could, and kept the seemingly endless nights at Champions interesting.

FILM REVIEWS
All the films we’ve seen so far are linked below.

Spotlight Premieres
Doubletime
Elvis and Anabelle
Everything’s Gone Green
Exiled
Does Your Soul Have a Cold?
Eagle vs. Shark
Hannah Takes the Stairs
Hell on Wheels
Kurt Cobain About a Son
The Lookout
Manufacturing Dissent
The Prisoner, or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair
Running with Arnold
Smiley Face
Steal a Pencil for Me
Suffering Man’s Charity
The Ten

Documentary Competition Features
Billy the Kid
Cat Dancers
Greensboro: Closer to the Truth
Run Granny Run
When Adnan Comes Home

Narrative Competition Features
Blackbird
Frownland
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Orphans
Skills Like This
When a Man Falls in the Forest

Emerging Visions
Arranged
Confessions of a Superhero
Crazy Sexy Cancer
Fish Kill Flea
King Corn
Lost in Woonsocket
Monkey Warfare
The Price of Sugar
Quiet City

24 Beats Per Second
The Gits
Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death, and Insects
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Wetlands Preserved: the Story of an Activist Rock Club

‘Round Midnight
Black Sheep
Fido
Murder Party
Severance
The Signal
Ils (Them)

Lone Star States
Third Ward, TX
The Unforeseen

Special Screenings
The Devil Came on Horseback
Diggers
Electric Apricot: the Quest for Festeroo
Everything’s Cool
Fay Grim
The King of Kong
Knocked Up
Maybe Baby
Zoo

Shorts
Trout
Death to the Tinman
One Rat Short
The Toll
A Sim-ple Romance
God Provides
Scenic Highway
The Pipe

CHRIS GORE’S COVERAGE
Chris Gore was in town doing double-duty for the G4 Network and Suicide Girls. Here’s his live DVDuesday segment on SXSW and Austin filmmakers, as well as his SXSW wrap-up:

DVDuesday with Chris Gore (03/13/07)
Chris Gore’s Footage Fetishes: SXSW Film Festival 2007

BLOG ENTRIES
All Mark’s opinions, all the time. This is how the festival rolled, as it happened.

SXSW 2007: And so it begins…
SXSW 2007: A Sim-ple Day Two…
SXSW 2007: I’m not much of a journalist…
SXSW 2007: So, uh… what happened again?
SXSW 2007: Because I know you want to know about “Knocked Up”…
SXSW 2007: Raining again…
SXSW 2007: And so it ends…

Thus wraps up another 2007 SXSW Film Festival. I know it sounds like we’re a bunch of whiney bastards regarding this year’s fest, but dammit, SXSW, we love you! You know we’ve got your back…

Mark Bell, Editor-on-a-Brisket, side of sausage…




Posted on March 20, 2007 in Features by
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