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.
All the films we’ve seen so far are linked below.
Elvis and Anabelle
Everything’s Gone Green
Does Your Soul Have a Cold?
Eagle vs. Shark
Hannah Takes the Stairs
Hell on Wheels
Kurt Cobain About a Son
The Prisoner, or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair
Running with Arnold
Steal a Pencil for Me
Suffering Man’s Charity
Documentary Competition Features
Billy the Kid
Greensboro: Closer to the Truth
Run Granny Run
When Adnan Comes Home
Narrative Competition Features
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Skills Like This
When a Man Falls in the Forest
Confessions of a Superhero
Crazy Sexy Cancer
Fish Kill Flea
Lost in Woonsocket
The Price of Sugar
24 Beats Per Second
Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death, and Insects
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Wetlands Preserved: the Story of an Activist Rock Club
Lone Star States
Third Ward, TX
The Devil Came on Horseback
Electric Apricot: the Quest for Festeroo
The King of Kong
Death to the Tinman
One Rat Short
A Sim-ple Romance
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
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…