As the residents of Austin gird their loins for the influx of humanity attending the film/music/interactive festival starting tomorrow, today we have the poster debut from one of the opening night films, “Pavilion,” written and directed by Tim Sutton. The score and soundtrack features Sam Prekop from The Sea & Cake, offering up more of his ethereal, sophisticated pop. You can check out one of the songs, “The Eve,” below courtesy of Stereogum, and can plug in your email to receive “Arizona,” another tune from the film. The songs seem to conjure the atmospheric sense of longing the film seems to be going for, in the story of a teenager’s summer with his father in Arizona. The official synopsis reads:
Max, a quietly troubled 15 year-old, leaves his lakeside town to live with his father on the sun-blasted fringe of suburban Arizona. As the film drifts through endless summer days, the story is transformed through a succession of interrelated characters. What begins in a calm, lush, safe environment ends in a drastic, frayed confusion.
Starring Max Schaffner, Zach Cali, Cody Hamric, Addie Barlett, Aaron Buyea and Levi Dustin
“Pavilion” makes its world premiere at SXSW on Friday night in the “Emerging Visions” section of the festival. Check out the posters and trailer below.