10 items from 2011
NCIS Has a Restless Imagination
The clues in “Restless” seemed random, taking longer than usual to form a big picture. Following the blood trail from Hill’s body, McGee and Ziva spotted a cell phone shortly before it was crushed by a steamroller. By all accounts, Tommy Hill was a model Marine, no vices or enemies to speak of, but in the last few days, he had tried to hack in the Virginia state website. Furthermore, though Hill had been away in Afghanistan, his laptop’s modem data showed it had not left Virginia. Tony and McGee followed the modem data to a $50,000 stash buried in the woods.
I didn’t know what to make of these clues until Abby recovered surveillance photos from the crushed cell phone. »
- Gerald So
HollywoodNews.com: Greta Gerwig is hot as a pistol right now. After making a splash in Noah Baumbach‘s terrific comedy, “Greenberg,” she’s gotten roles with Woody Allen and Whit Stillman. At Tuesday night’s premiere of Stillman’s wonderful “Damsels in Distress,” Greta was accompanied by Baumbach–pretty nice since he’s already directed her.
Greta and her pals play college chums in the very stylised “Damsels”–an arch, tongue in cheek send up of fast talking kids who just a little “off.” At one point they all perform a very preppy, peppy musical number of “Things Are Looking Up.” Greta’s character runs the college’s Suicide Prevention Center, but of course soon she becomes depressed over the loss of a bonehead boyfriend. I loved this movie. Adam Brody–ex of “The O.C.” and due to break out big time is just great as a student posing »
- Roger Friedman
Still making the rounds on the festival circuit, Case 219 is an intense dramatic film that deals with teenage school violence and the ramifications it causes. It stars Evan Ross, Levin Rambin, Taylor Nichols, Melora Walters and Harold Perrineau.
Based on the novel Shooter by Walter Dean Myers, the story of a high school shooting rampage unfolds in a series of tense and suspenseful documentary style interviews conveyed through the eyes of a Los Angeles Times journalist. The film penetrates the everyday lives of the shooter’s best friends and family in pursuit of learning what triggered the violent acts. These provocative and haunting interviews leave the audience with the dilemma of who is really to blame.
Director and screenwriter James Bruce discovered the book Shooter when his teen-age son, Samuel, handed it to him and said, “Dad, you should make a movie out of this book.” After reading Shooter, »
‘Tapping into the cultural zeitgeist,’ at SXSW 2011
Austin, Texas – The SXSW 2011 Feature Film Lineup was unveiled Wednesday afternoon. The festival lineup will consist of 130 features, in nine full days of programming, promising to deliver a film-going experience unlike previous years.
With a reputation for taking chances on relatively unknown filmmakers, the SXSW panel of judges carefully picked 130 films from 1,792 feature-length film submissions, (1,323 U.S. and 469 international). The program consists of 60 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres.
The main competition categories return with eight Narrative Features, and eight Documentary Features, both competing for their respective Grand Jury Prize. New for films in competition this year, are awards for screenplay, editing, cinematography, music, and acting.
(The Midnighters and SXFantastic feature sections, along with the short film program, will be announced next week.)
Here are a few of the Features to be screened, among many others.
The Beaver (World Premiere)
- Albert Art
Readers of Sound On Sight can be sure that we will indeed be covering the SXSW Film Festival once again. As previously reported, Duncan Jones’ latest film Source Code is opening the festival and there will also be premieres for the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Greg Mottola’s Paul, and Jodie Foster’s The Beaver. Now the full line-up has been announced it is incredible.
Hit the jump to check out the line-up, and be sure to visit our site during the event.
The 2011 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas.
SXSW Film Announces 2011 Features Lineup
Austin, Texas – February 2, 2011 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers. »
Released today, the South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced the features lineup for this year’s fest, which will take place March 11-19 in Austin, Texas.
130 features (consisting of 60 world premieres, 12 North American premieres and 16 U.S. premieres) will screen this year from a record-high 1,792 feature-length films submitted to SXSW producer Janet Pierson and her team.
Highlights include opening night film Source Code, from Duncan Jones (Moon), Jodie Foster‘s The Beaver, Greg Mottola‘s Paul, Sundance Grand Prize doc winner How to Die in Oregon, Errol Morris‘ Tabloid, Victoria Mahoney‘s Yelling to the Sky, Azazel Jacob‘s Terri and a special screening of Catherine Hardwicke‘s Red Riding Hood.
See the complete lineup below. The Midnight and SXFantastic sections will be announced with the shorts program next week.
Narrative Feature Competition
Director & Writer: Aimée Lagos
Four young lives. One night. One terrifying event. These 96 minutes will change everything. »
- Jason Guerrasio
The South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) just announced their entire 2011 feature film lineup, and there’s isn’t a lot of note, with regards to this blog’s focus.
Titles you should be aware of – all of which we’ve previously profiled on Shadow And Act – include, Victoria Mahoney’s feature film debut, Yelling To The Sky (which will actually make its world debut at the Berlin Film Festival later this month); plus Blacktino, the first feature film from writer/director Aaron Burns, a self-described “blacktino nerd from Austin, Texas,” who got his start at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios doing visual effects; Benda Bilili, a documentary about a band of homeless, disabled Congolese; and last, but not least, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, a documentary about the black man that happens to be the man behind the puppet (which also played at Sundance).
There might be »
The South by Southwest Film Festival has announced their features lineup for the 2011’s Festival, which will take place March 11th to the 19th in Austin Texas. Read the full press release after the jump. SXSW Film Announces 2011 Features Lineup Austin, Texas – February 2, 2011 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers. The Midnighters and SXFantastic feature sections, along with the short film program, will be announced next week. “This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discovery in 2010, we can finally unveil the line up for this year’s event,” says Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “SXSW prides itself on taking chances, sifting for »
- Peter Sciretta
The Austin, Texas-based South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has set its lineup. From March 11-19, 130 films will screen, including 60 world premieres, 12 North American premieres and 16 Us premieres. Festival director Janet Pierson already announced that Source Code opens the festival, and the Mel Gibson-starrer The Beaver and the documentary Conan O'Brien Can't Stop is on the docket. Additions to the slate include a special screening of Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood. Here's the list of films: Narrative Feature Competition (all world premieres) 96 Minutes Director & Writer: Aimée Lagos. Four young lives. One night. One terrifying event. Cast: Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, J. Michael Trautmann, and David Oyelowo. A Year in Mooring Director: Chris Eyre, Writer: Peter Vanderwall. This quiet cinematic journey tells a of tale grief, solace and peace. Cast: Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell, Jon Tenney, Taylor Nichols. American Animal Director & Writer: Matt D'Elia. »
- MIKE FLEMING
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers. The Midnighters and SXFantastic feature sections, along with the short film program, will be announced next week.
"This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discovery in 2010, we can finally unveil the line up for this year's event," says Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson. "SXSW prides itself on taking chances, sifting for films that are the seedlings of the next generation of must-see artists. This year's line up is full of emerging voices and filmmakers who transcended the resources they had on hand, often with an alchemist's touch."
Over the course of nine days, 130 features will »
10 items from 2011
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