Two films that screened at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, are landing in theaters over the next few days. They are very different films, but both are totally worth your time and attention. The first, courtesy of THINKFilm, is Steve Anderson’s Fuck, a truly funny and spirited documentary that examines the origin and impact of the titular word. The documentary features candid interviews with everyone from Sam Donaldson and Hunter S. Thompson to Tera Patrick and Ron Jeremy. Click here, to read Steve Anderson’s great blog, which is full of his year-long travels to bring the doc to theaters this month.
(‘Fuck’ producer Steve Kaplan, outfitted in an appropriate T-shirt, when I ran into him at the Florida Film Festival this Spring.)
Now for something completely different… one of the most powerful debut features I’ve seen all year will be in theaters soon. Aaron Katz’s quiet, unsettling Dance Party, USA is a great American independent film. An atmospheric look at a group of teenagers hanging out during a 4th of July house party, the film unravels some subtle and sincere truths about being young today. The film will start an exclusive run at the Pioneer Theatre in New York, on November 15. Visit the film’s MySpace page, for more details.