Filmmakers are starting to roll into town today, Thursday. But a group of filmmakers not worried about flights and baggage claim, are the Austinites with films in the festival. These include the men and women highlighted in this weekend’s cover story of the Austin Chronicle. Local writer/filmmaker Spencer Parsons conducts a roundtable interview with seven of the filmmakers. Check it out here. Meanwhile, you should also explore some of the other feature articles in this weekend’s terrific and extensive Austin Chronicle pre-festival coverage. You’ll find interviews with Wim Wenders, James Marsh, Julia Kwan, Doug Block, Mary Harron, Alan Berliner, and many more.
Meanwhile, the Austin American-Statesman offers its picks for the films not to miss at the festival and also conducts a special interview with Annabelle Gurwitch from the documentary, Fired!. Check it out. And keep coming back to these two great local media outlets throughout the festival, for more updates.