SXSW films to watch
It's time for the South by Southwest festival (March 9-18), which means that Austin is being hit with a deluge of indie rock/pop acts right about now. For cinephiles, there's also plenty to see at this year's fest, which boast an impressively strong and eclectic film lineup.
In addition to the highly buzzed-about horror film The Cabin in the Woods, Will Ferrell's wacky Mexican comedy, Casa de mi Padre, and the rock documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, we're excited for another music-centric film, Kevin Macdonald's Marley, which focuses on the life of the late reggae legend Bob Marley and features in-depth interviews with his family and others.
Another intriguing SXSW offering is Fat Kid Rules the World, directed by Matthew Lillard (yeah, that guy), who recently turned up in The Descendants, and featuring another lead performance by Jacob Wysocki, who anchored last year's Terri with his fascinatingly understated presence. And in likely hidden-gem territory is Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir, a pensive documentary about an Icelandic septuagenarian who has become obsessed with recording her own music.
For more info on all of the SXSW films, visit the official site.
|Grandma Lo-fi trailer|