February 3, 2009

SXSW Announces Doc Slate

Docs abound in the Lone Star State, and the next big whistle stop on the festival express is SXSW, where the Documentary Feature Competition is one of five strands where nonfiction fans can feast on some delectable fare. Sundance and Slamdance award-winners like Ondi Timoner's We Live in Public, Anders Ostergaard's Burma VJ, and Zachary Levy's Strongman; world premieres from Bradley  Beesley (Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo), Gary Hustwit (Objectified) and film critic/scholar Gerald Peary (For the Love of Movies: The Story of Film
); profiles of Wavy Gravy (Saint Misbehavin: The Life and Time of Wavy Gravy), The Doors (When You're Strange) and Youssou N'Dour  (Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love): these are just a few of the dynamic offerings in chief programmer's Janet Pierson's maiden voyage at SXSW.


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Documentary Feature Competition

45365 (Dirs.: Bill & Turner Ross )
Garbage Dreams (Dir.: Mai Iskander)
MINE (Dir.: Geralyn Pezanoski)
Say My Name (Dir.: Nirit Peled)
Severe Clear (Dir.: Kristian Fraga)
Sons of a Gun (Dir: Rivkah Beth Medow & Greg O'Toole)
The Way We Get By (Dir.: Aron Gaudet)
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention (Dir.: Peter Esmonde)

Emerging Visions

Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same (Dir.: Jody Lee Lipes)
Crude Independence (Dir.: Noah Hutton)
Luckey (Dir.: Laura Longsworth)
Motherland (Dir.: Jennifer Steinman)
Pulling John (Dir.: Vassiliki Khonsari)
Sissyboy (Dir.: Kate Turinski)
The Time of Their Lives (Dir.: Jocelyn Cammack)
Trust Us, This Is All Made Up (Dir.: Alex Karpovsky)
Wake Up (Dir.: Jonas Elrod and Chloe Crespi)

SX Global

Calling E.T. (Netherlands) (Director: Prosper de Roos)
Favela on Blast (Brazil) (Dir.: Leandro HBL)
The Forgotten Tree (Mexico) (Dir.: Luis Rincon)
Journey to the End of Coal (France) (Dir.: Samuel Bollendorff)
Love on Delivery (Denmark) (Dir.: Janus Metz.)
Roadsworth: Crossing the Line (Canada) (Dir.: Alan Kohl)
Snowblind (England) (Dir.: Vikram Jayanti)
Sounds Like Teen Spirit...a popumentary (England) (Dir.: Jamie Johnson)
Ticket to Paradise (Denmark) (Dir.: Janus Metz).


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Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Dir.: Sacha Gervasi)
All Tomorrow's Parties (Dir.: All Tomorrow's People)
Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (Dir.: Chai Vasarhelyi)
Intangible Assets Number 82 (Dir.: Emma Franz)
Number One with A Bullet (Dir.: Jim Dziura)
The Promised Land - A Swamp Pop Journey (Dir.: Matthew Wilkinson)
RiP: A Remix Manifesto (Dir.: Brett Gaylor)
Soul Power (Dir.: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
When You're Strange (Dir.: Tom DiCillo)

Lone Star States

Blaze Foley Inside (Dir.: Kevin Triplett)
The Least of These (Dir.: Clark Lyda & Jesse Lyda)
Over the Hills and Far Away (Dir.: Michel Orion Scott)
Sunshine (Dir.: Karen Skloss)

Spotlight Premieres

Best Worst Movie (Dir.: Michael Paul Stephenson)
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (Dir.: Gerald Peary)
The Last Beekeeper (Dir.: Jeremy Simmons)
Monsters from the ID (Dir.: David Gargani)
New World Order (Dirs.: Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer)
Objectified (Dir.: Gary Hustwit)
Passing Strange (Dir.: Spike Lee)
Winnebago Man (Dir.: Ben Steinbauer)

Special Screenings

American Prince (Dir.: Tommy Pallotta)
Blood Trail (Dir.: Richard Parry)
Burma VJ (Dir.: Anders Ostergaard)
For All Mankind (Dir.: Al Reinart)
It Came from Kuchar (Dir.: Jennifer M. Kroot)
Know Your Mushrooms (Dir.: Ron Mann)
Letters to the President (Dir.: Petr Lom)
Saint Misbehavin: The Life and Time of Wavy Gravy (Dir.: Michelle Esrick)
Strongman (Dir.: Zachary Levy)
Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (Dir.: Bradley Beesley)
We Live in Public (Dir.: Ondi Timoner)
The Yes Men Fix the World (Dir.: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Kurt Engfehr)