Presented with a film that asks questions instead of presenting facts, it has provoked discussion about the themes, style and the topic. In Switzerland people appeared to have seen a film the critiqued George Bush, the US Justice System and the treatment of women around the world. In Poland people found a film that runs counter to the current political showmanship of modern documentary films. In Mexico the audience treated the film like a suspenseful mystery with a tragic ending. And now it’s time to see how the film will play at home. For all the great notices the film has received abroad, the most important thing for Wendy is to have the film seen by American audiences. She wanted people to take a second look at things we try to ignore.
I was last in Austin in 2004 when I showcased my first film, Mojados: Through The Night and it found an audience open to new styles. I think that One Minute To Nine is made differently than most documentaries, so ain’t no better place to screen than SXSW.