SXSW Reveals First Group of Films and Panelists
by Aaron Krach
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and Film Conference has
announced a preliminary line-up of panels, features and documentaries,
and this year, the conference expands to four days, and will include
workshops, mentor sessions, demo reel sessions and mini-meetings. Topics
to be discussed include: Alternative Distribution, Desktop Filmmaking,
Turning Real Life into Documentary, Foreign Pre-Sales, Music For Film,
SAG101 and Animation Techniques. Confirmed panelists include: John
Pierson ("Split Screen"), Robert Hawk, filmmaker Richard Linklater, Mike Judge,
producer and FILMMAKER Magazine Editor Scott Macauley (Forensic Films), Mary Glucksman (First Look Film Series, FILMMAKER Magazine) and Amy Taubin (The Village Voice).
Documentaries confirmed include: "American Cowboy," by Kyle Henry;
"Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour," by Susan Stern; Steve Yeager's
"Divine Trash"; "Frat House," by Todd Phillips and Andrew Gurland;
"Independent's Day," by Marina Zenovich; Timothy Greenfield-Sanders'
"Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart," and "Trekkies," by Roger Nygard.
Narrative Features confirmed include: "All The Rage," by Roland Tec;
"Central Standard Time," by Scott Large and James Murray; Tim McCanlies'
"Dancer, Texas Pop. 81"; "Exit," by Paul de Nooijer and Menno de
Nooijer; Tanya Wexler's "Finding North"; "The New Gods," by James Boyd;
"OK Garage," by Brandon Cole; "Remembering Sex," by Julie Lynch, and
Slamdance award winner "Six String Samurai," by Lance Mungia.
A complete list of panels and films will be available next week at: