On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim & Jeremy are joined by guest Josh Brunsting from CriterionCast.com to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest in DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Terrence Malick's To the Wonder and DreamWorks Animation's Turbo and much more. The main topic of the night was a recap with Josh of this past month's 2013 SXSW Film Festival held down in Austin, Texas, which just wrapped up (award winners here). Josh goes through some of his favorite films of the fest and also some that should be avoided in this full recap. Listen in for another excellent TGB episode!
The 2013 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas has wrapped up this weekend. Winners for the audience awards at the festival were unveiled, along with the jury prizes given out last week. The big winner - a film called Short Term 12, directed by Destin Cretton, whose feature debut was I Am Not a Hipster, one of my favorite films of last year. Short Term 12 took home the Grand Jury prize for Narrative Feature, and went on to win the Audience Award as well, a similar double win just like with Fruitvale at Sundance earlier this year. As for docs, Josh Greenbaum's The Short Game took home the audience award. Full lists below.
"I know what my thing is, and I'm going to enjoy doing it…" If you're lucky enough to be in Texas this week down at SXSW, this should be at the top of your must-see list. A trailer has debuted for the newest film from Austin-based filmmaker Emily Hagins (her last was My Sucky Teen Romance) called Grow Up, Tony Phillips. We highlighted the project before as a Kickstart This and our own Jeremy Kirk worked on the film down in Austin. Now it's ready to premiere at SXSW and here's the first trailer for it. Tony Vespe plays Tony Phillips, a high school senior obsessed with Halloween. This looks fantastic, I wish I was able to see it.
Every going to SXSW in Austin this March should consider themselves lucky, the line-up just keeps getting better. Yes, SXSW suckered me into writing yet another post about the films playing at their festival this year, but it's worth it. They just revealed an additional 15 films for a grand total of 133 features, consisting of 78 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres, 9 U.S. Premieres, with 76 first-time directors. Among the final additions are James Ponsoldt's beloved Sundance favorite The Spectacular Now (my review), Zal Batmanglij's The East (my review), the Linsanity doc (Ben's review) and more. All 15 listed below.
Nine more exciting films added to the 2013 SXSW Film Festival line-up. Just last week, SXSW revealed their selection of competition, spotlight and premiere features playing this year. Today they've announced another nine additional films playing in the "Midnighter" category. For 20 years, the SXSW Midnighters section has embraced and hyped genre filmmaking from veterans and rookies alike, and this year continues in kind. A few of them are follow-ups from other fests, but they've got big premieres as well, including a film called Big Ass Spider! and Haunted, the latest from Cube/Splice director Vincenzo Natali. List below!
The official line-up for the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, held in Austin as part of the SXSW conference, was revealed today. SXSW announced 109 feature films playing in the festival, with some Sundance hold-overs, premieres, and plenty of surprises. They've got everyone from Richard Linklater to Jeff Nichols to Shane Carruth to Harmony Korine to Destin Daniel Cretton to Fede Alvarez to Emily Hagins to Eric Heisserer to Joss Whedon and just about everyone inbetween. Our own Jeremy Kirk is covering the festival. If you're attending or curious, there is an outstanding line-up of films to be found in the full 2013 selection below.