First time I’ve used a list in a review. But there was so much I had issues with…
The possibility that at any moment the authorities could clamp down on either of these men makes for a tense and fascinating film. There are some breathless moments where one wonders if this will be the end of their truth-telling. Maing’s film sucked me in from the start, and these two personalities are worth spending time with.
Natalie Maines, “Mother.”
I’d already signed up to volunteer the late shift Friday night during SXSW at my church, and this lady has been added to the lineup. Yippee!
My sis pointed out today that I haven’t been posting much on Tumblr in recent days, and it won’t improve anytime soon. I imagine I’ll be on Twitter during the fest because I can tweet from my phone. Since Tumblr is slightly finicky on my Kindle, I likely won’t be checking in here much til the festival ends (except to link to stuff I write for Slackerwood).
Also, I’m moving to South Austin the weekend after the fest!
My March will be in-SAHN.
Many, many Austin connections to the films at SXSW this year. So many that this post — and part 2 which goes up this afternoon — took me hours to compile (with Jette’s help). Still, this is a good problem to have.
Spoiler: Gayby is #1. [2012 in Review: Elizabeth’s Film-Fest Favorites | Slackerwood]
Even though the ending seems nigh inevitable, Lie still had me holding out hope for Anders. I became so attached to the protagonist through my watching that I sighed with disappointment when he started searching through coat pockets at a party for money to spend on drugs.
The first time I saw this film was in 2006 at a free screening put on by Norman Lear’s liberal org People for the American Way. Those were some angry, frustrated days. Since then I’ve spotted Natalie Maines at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (while her dad Lloyd accompanied Terri Hendrix) and the Dixie Chicks have gone on hiatus.