SXSW 2011: Top Five
Oh man. I’ve been back from Austin for two weeks now (one of which was spent in a post-festival-blues fog) and I’m already excited to go back in September for Fantastic Fest. One of my favorite things about attending a film festival is having the opportunity to see films that may have a limited release (if any, sadly). It’s a great opportunity to see short films, independent films with minuscule budgets, movies made by first-time filmmakers and lesser-known documentary films (basically movies which tend to go un-screened here in the Midwest) it’s a special treat for me to have so many potential gems to view. I was unable to stay for the entire festival, so unfortunately for me, I did miss some things that I had hoped to catch. I made the best of my limited time there and in all I think I watched 35 films. There were some duds, of course – that’s part of it – and there were some that were exceptional and really stood out to me. The following five titles were among my favorites, movies that either charmed or scared my pants off and which I continued to think about long after I left the theater.