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A Busy Autumn for SXSW Films

A Busy Autumn for SXSW Films

November is only two days old, but it’s already becoming a busy month for filmmakers from SXSW 2005. Some examples of news from the last couple of weeks:

– THINKFilm announced a theatrical deal for SXSW 2005 world premiere (and award-winner) The Boys of Baraka, which the company discovered at the fest in March. Get the full story.

– 2929 Entertainment announced the “Truly Indie” program, which will give theatrical distribution to independent features. Two of the first titles are SXSW 2005 U.S. Premiere (and award-winner) Cavite and SXSW 2005 World Premiere Fall to Grace. See an article about it.

– Women Makes Movies announced that they picked up distribution rights to SXSW 2005 documentary, The Grace Lee Project. According to a rep at the company, they first caught the acclaimed film during SXSW this year. Find out more about the film and its upcoming theatrical dates right here.

Derailroaded, the SXSW 2005 World Premiere documentary, will begin its New York theatrical run. And to mark the occasion, The New York Times offers a profile, by Stephen Holden. Check it out.

– Popular SXSW 2005 performance film, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic opens in select cities on November 11. The film is distributed by Roadside Attractions. You can visit the film’s funny official Web site.

So, yeah, a great few weeks for the SXSW class of 2005. Congratulations to everyone! What will be the great films to be discovered at SXSW 2006? We’ll see you there, when the world finds out.

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