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February 6, 2007

Too Many Films, For Real

I've always had this problem where, when I witness a truly exquisite example of the female form, it doesn't inspire in me the traditionally masculine, instinctively aroused response; it makes me want to go and do a bunch of sit-ups. Likewise, when I saw this morning the perfectly refined lineup of films at SXSW, it didn't make me finally pony up to buy my badge; it just made me want to work even harder on my own films.

I already knew about a few of the titles that went public today; AJ Schnack's Kurt Cobain About A Son, Mike Tully's Silver Jew, Aaron Katz' Quiet City (the latter of which has a gorgeous new trailer), Ti West's Trigger Man and the final cut of Hannah Takes The Stairs are all already at the top of my must-see list. Joining them are Sundance films like Zoo, Smiley Face, The Devil Came On Horseback, and The Great World Of Sound (but, alas, no Teeth), midnight selections Them, Black Sheep and The Signal, and about one hundred more. And then, of course, there are the shorts programs, which haven't been announced (although I'd wager that a few people I know will have their work showcased therein), and all the out-of-nowhere films that I'll wander into blindly and fall in love with.

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February will be my last quiet month for quite a while. A week after the festival ends, I'll be on a plane to Germany. From there I'll be flying to Italy, and who knows where else after that. Hopefully, I'll get lost at least once. And then, when I get back, it'll be time to kickstart some pre-production on my new feature length effort. It's still hopefully one of two, but I'm not going to get too far ahead of myself just yet...

Posted by David Lowery at February 6, 2007 11:35 AM


jealous, as always ;)

Posted by: brad at February 8, 2007 12:03 PM