Azumi Dir: Ryuhei Kitamura; Cast: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kobashi, Hiroki Narimiya, Joe Odagiri, Kazuki Kitamura ^ An operatic action film where a trained assassin, adopted at birth, becomes the ultimate killer.
Dead & Breakfast Dir: Matthew Leutwyler; Cast: Ever Carradine, Brent David Fraser, David Carradine, Erik Palladino, Oz Perkins, Jeremy Sisto ^ Six friends on a road trip stop for the night at a Bed and Breakfast in a sleepy town where nearly all of the residents become possessed by an evil spirit.
Gozu Dir: Takashi Miike; Cast: Hideki Sone, Sho Aikawa, Kimika Yoshino, Shohei Hino, Keiko Tomita ^ The fate of two hitmen follows a twisted path filled with violence, mother’s milk, strange locals, and the disappearance of a corpse.
The Grudge Dir: Takashi Shimizu; Cast: Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa ^ An ordinary house comes undone by the evil spirits that continue to haunt it.
Haute Tension Dir: Alexandre Aja; Cast: Cecile De France, Maiwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon ^ Two friends battle a mysterious and brutal killer as he terrorizes an isolated country house.
Red vs. Blue Dir: Bernie Burns; Cast: Burnie Burns, Gustavio Sorola, Geoff Fink, Matt Hullum, Joel Heyman In the distant future, two groups of soldiers fight for control of the universe because they really don’t have much else to do.
24 BEATS PER SECOND
270 Miles From Graceland Dir: Danny Clinch ^ A visual and musical collection of the Bonnaroo music festival where 80,000 people and 60 bands come together.
Five Sides of a Coin Dir: Paul Kell ^ A moving and exciting exploration of the hip-hop phenomenon, from its inception to today.
Jandek on Corwood Dir: Chad Freidrichs ^ The tale of a reclusive Texas musician with 30 albums over 25 years… and one compelling story.
The Mayor of Sunset Strip Dir: George Hickenlooper ^ A look at L.A.’s club and radio legacy, seen through the eyes of legend Rodney Bingenheimer.
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster Dir: Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky ^ While recording their latest album, rock giants Metallica try not to give in under pressure as inner-band turmoil nearly tears them apart.
The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of all Time Dir: Chris Bran ^ An experimental Radiohead collage with original interviews, performances, and art pieces.
The Portrait of Billy Joe Dir: Luciana Pedraza ^ An exploration of Billy Joe Shaver, the country musician Willie Nelson calls “maybe the best songwriter alive today.”
Radio Revolution: The Rise and Fall of the Big 8 Dir: Michael McNamara ^ A behind-the-scenes look at how one station got it right, and then lost it all, after being the leader of pop radio.
Welcome to Antone’s Dir: Dan Karlock ^ Blues legends and enthusiasts look back on the legacy of the legendary Texas blues club, Antone’s.
LONE STAR STATES
A Few Good Dykes Dir: Mocha Jean Herrup ^ Go behind the scenes to see the surprising, endearing, and sometimes troubling reasons why women of the Dyke Uniform Corps want to wear the uniform and belong to this cult of masculinity.
Barbecue: A Texas Love Story Dir: Chris Elley ^ Travel the Lone Star state for a humorous, yet accurate, look at how almost every aspect of life in Texas ties back to barbecue.
Dear Pillow Dir: Bryan Poyser; Cast: Rusty Kelley, Gary Chason, Vivian Vives ^ A misunderstood teenager befriends an aging porn writer as the two bond over what gets people hot.
Dreams of Her Dir: Salvatore Botti; Cast: Ben Kramer, Kierstin Cunnington, Gary Price, Tracy English, Lynne Jenkins ^ A young woman goes into a movie theater looking for escape and encounters a young man who falls deeply in love with her.
Last Man Standing Dir: Paul Stekler ^ An engaging look at a regional Texas election, and the controversy and media hysteria surrounding two drastically different opponents.
Mojados: Through The Night Dir: Tommy Davis ^ A filmmaker tags along with four migrants from a small village in Mexico as they leave their families and embark on a 120-mile trek across the deserts of Texas attempting to evade the U.S. Border Patrol.
Nuclear Family Dir: Don Howard ^ An exploration of the collective nature of three familiar Texan rites of passage: cheerleading tryouts, Friday night football games, and big family weddings.
Special Screenings and Premieres in part three of the SXSW 2004 Program>>>
Posted on February 10, 2004 in Festivals by Film Threat Staff
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