SXSW 2013 Films
A selection of six films that will premiere during the 2013 SXSW edition.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the most innovative festivals in the USA and starts today. There will be a bunch of interesting films that would be presented during this year’s film. The selection is pretty wide and is mainly targeted towards indie productions and first-time directors. Also many of the accepted feature films and documentaries will have their world premiere during these nine days. So if you can’t be in Austin, Texas you can have a glimpse of 3 feature and 3 documentaries that seem quite intriguing and will be presented during the SXSW. Feel free to suggest any other important flick from the festival that should be discovered in the near future.
Holy Ghost People
In this psychological thriller, nineteen-year old Charlotte enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and an enigmatic snake-handling preacher named Brother Billy, who’s devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain – about themselves and the nature of faith – will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte’s sister and her fate unravels…
Metal-loving gamer geek, Scott Weidemeyer, lives with his ornery grandmother and works a lousy job at a donut shop. But every Tuesday night, he is the omnipotent Game Master, guiding his role-players through a tabletop journey of fantasy and adventure. However, when neo-nerd hipster Miles joins his game, Scott begins to resent the admiration Miles receives from the other players. To make matters worse, the health of his grandmother begins to falter, and his estranged mother visits town, reminding Scott of a childhood he’d just as soon forget. Caught in a spiral of rage and delusion, Scott is forced to take drastic steps to reclaim his honor, and his identity as the Game Master.
Christmastime is looking swell for pretty, unassuming real-estate-agent Suzanne Barrington: she just sold a house to a nice swinger couple; her weatherman husband Jeff scored a sweet new job; and her favorite holiday is quickly approaching. After a sudden tragedy takes Jeff away, Suzanne is left lost and lonely. Even worse, a friend of his confesses a secret: there’s another woman. Her name’s Fantasia and she works at the “girl club.” In their grief, the two women form an awkward but meaningful friendship. Pushing away the ghosts of Christmas present, Suzanne falls into Fantasia’s world of dance parties, shoplifting and substances! But maybe that’s not what Suzanne’s looking for either…
Home video changed the world. The impact of the VHS tape was enormous. REWIND THIS! aims to trace the ripples of that impact.
Fall and Winter
“Fall and Winter” is the result of a 16,000-mile journey across the U.S. in search of answers to our unfolding global crises. Hurricanes, droughts, soil depletion and rapidly diminishing resources threaten civilization itself. How did we get here? And what do we do about it? Epic and stunningly photographed, the film draws on past wisdom and uncovers new, ingenious strategies for the future. “Fall and Winter” is a psycho-spiritual survival guide for the 21st century.
William And The Windmill
William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian, builds a power-generating windmill from junk parts to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and catapulting him on to the the world stage. His fame and success lead him to new opportunities and complex choices about his future, distancing him from the life he once knew.