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SXSW Films in Theaters and on DVD. October Alumni.

SXSW Films in Theaters and on DVD. October Alumni.

From this month’s SXSW email newsletter:

Just because SXSW 2008 is five months away, doesn’t mean you can’t see many of previous years’ selections, in a theater or DVD store near you. Here’s a look at some of the films making their way to theaters and DVD stores soon.


a. Kurt Cobain About A Son (SXSW 2007) in select theaters now.
Summary: “An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana. In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life – from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame – and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood.” For more information, click here.

b. King Corn (SXSW 2007) opens October 12.
Summary: “America’s fast-food empire is fueled by a secret ingredient: corn. High fructose corn syrup makes the sodas sweet, corn-fed beef makes the burgers fat, and corn oil crisps the fries. As college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis find out, their junk food generation has grown up eating so much corn that if you test their hair– it’s actually made of the stuff. King Corn follows Ian and Curt to a tiny town in the middle of Iowa, where they plant and grow an acre of America’s most powerful crop, and attempt to follow its fate as food. What they find is alternately hilarious and horrifying: genetically modified seeds and home- brewed corn syrup, a bumper crop of obesity and diabetes, and a government paying farmers to grow what’s making us sick. You’ll never enjoy a soda again.” For more information, click here.


a. Reign Over Me (SXSW 2007) is in stores starting October 9. For more information, click here.

b. Black Sheep (SXSW 2007) is on DVD starting October 9. For more information, click here.

c. Fido (SXSW 2007) arrives in stores October 23. For more information, click here.

d. The Wendell Baker Story (SXSW 2005) lands at DVD retailers on October 30. For more information, click here.

Plus, you can still catch Helvetica, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Hannah Takes the Stairs, Quiet City, Great World of Sound, and more in select cities!

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