Because each section more than deserves its own close-up, here is a look at the ‘Round Midnight section at SXSW 2006:
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Dir: Scott Glosserman; Cast: Leslie Vernon, the great psycho-slasher upstart, has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the next unfortunate little town. (WORLD PREMIERE)
Dir: Pierre Morel; Cast: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D’Amario, Bibi Naceri. District 13 is a violent Paris slum that is so out-of-control that the authorities have constructed a giant wall around it, allowing the occupants to fight it out for themselves inside.
Dir: Steve Anderson; Featuring: Alanis Morissette, Drew Carey, Sam Donaldson, Alan Keyes, Chuck D, Pat Boone, Bill Maher. A documentary look at the infamous “F word,” from both the liberal and conservative perspective.
Dir: Michelle McLaren; Cast: Jeremy Sisto, Fred Durst, Charlotte Sullivan, Peter Outerbridge. Census worker Steve Kady is sent to Rockwell Falls to uncover the error that has caused the town’s population to be recorded as 436 for over 100 years. (WORLD PREMIERE)
Dir: James Gunn; Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker. A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Dir: JT Petty.
A documentary study of underground horror and voyeurism, where even the stalkers are sometimes stalked.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Dir: Kirby Dick. This documentary is a provocative investigation of the people, places, and decisions that constitute the movie ratings board.
… and, of course, the popular MIDNIGHT SHORTS program.
See them all, at SXSW 2006, March 10-18!