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SXSW 2008: The Night Before The Night Before

SXSW 2008: The Night Before The Night Before

On Wednesday night at The Belmont, the Austin Film Society hosted a fun mixer for filmmakers and members on the eve of the eve of SXSW 2008. A good assortment of this year’s filmmakers are already in town, so many of them stopped by. Jarren and I dropped in, and had a fun time. Among the SXSW 2008 gang in attendance on Wednesday:


(Darren and Danny, the co-directors of Humboldt County. They created the coolest promotional items I’ve seen so far. You’ll have to ask them what it is.)

(The guys from the doc Second Skin have been in town since the weekend, and they’ve been plastering the city with posters.)

(Martha and Brittany, from the doc Bi The Way, hang out at Belmont on Wednesday.)

(Left to right, local filmmaker PJ Raval with “Docs That Inspire” blogger Joel Heller, and Crawford director David Modigliani.)

(Austin-based Registered Sex Offender director Robert Byington and co-star Kristen Tucker, welcome the out-of-towners in their respective ways.)

(Sex Positive director Daryl Wein, right, with his co-producer Zoe Lister Jones. Zoe is also an accomplished actress who is featured in two other SXSW 2008 selections: Explicit Ills and The Marconi Bros. She’s gonna have a busy weekend.)

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