Now in its 20th year, South by Southwest has become a unique fixture in the festival circuit, characterized by three components with ample correlation: music, film, and interactive media. Each spring, hundreds of performers, films, and panel speakers gather in Austin, Texas, to acknowledge and celebrate the state of virtually all media.
The film conference commences on March 9th with Scott Frank’s The Lookout, the first of over sixty world premieres screening at the festival. A trade show will coincide, and will include panelists (and Austin natives) Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater, as well as a variety of industry personalities.
2007 will introduce a special focus on music documentaries entitled “24 Beats Per Second,” including films centering Robyn Hitchcock, Scott Walker, and the Silver Jews, among others. This will precede a mini-retrospective of Ron Mann’s Imagine the Sound, D.A. Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop, Bruce Weber’s Let’s Get Lost, and Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match.
Park Chan-wook’s I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK will close the festival.
Refer to this page over the next few weeks for reviews of select Festival films.
|Suffering Man’s Charity||11 March|
|The Lookout||12 March|
|Manufacturing Dissent||13 March|
|The King of Kong||13 March|
|The Ten||14 March|
|Hell on Wheels||16 March|
|Hannah Takes the Stairs||21 March|
|Cat Dancers||22 March|