Documentaries, feature films, movies directed by women, Spanish-language cinema and more. Here are my SXSW Film Festival picks.
Costume Supervisor for The Vast of Night, Jamie Reed, stops by to answer my questions about curating the wardrobe for the film.
A meta docu-fiction film from South Africa explores the making of itself. A reenactment with amazing shots of KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. #Slamdance25
Completely comprised of home video footage, recordings and photos, a new Polish documentary tells the story of the tragic Beksinski family.
Comprised of archival footage, Memphis ’69 takes viewers on a time travel trip back to the Memphis Birthday Blues Festival. #Slamdance25
Boni Bonita is a Brazilian-Argentine film about a rebellious young woman and an aging musician. Shot in 16mm, Super 16mm & digital.
Slip Road is an ominous and mysterious short film that begs the viewer to extrapolate their own meaning from the series of events in the story. #Slamdance25
A short comedy about a magical land of butts, Butt Fantasia is pure entertinament for viewers who think behinds are hilarious.
A hybrid narrative drama and documentary that explores the creative process through existential angst. #Slamdance25
A short film that tests our perception of reality through shifting images and sound set in the cosmos. #Slamdance25
A new indie film that will appeal to fans of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Twilight Zone.
Surprising and revelatory, this Isreali documentary takes a look at a transgender woman’s transition and how it changes the family dynamic.
Bradley Cooper’s remake adds layers to the story. Cooper and Lady Gaga have great chemistry. Gaga shows real vulnerability. Stellar supporting cast
Colette is a superb character study exploring gender dynamics and politics within the confines of deeply entrenched double standards. The real life Colette challenged sexual norms while finding her agency. Her message of female empowerment is desperately needed today.
The Wedding Guest is a superbly crafted mystery with terrific performances. Winterbottom is such a versatile director.
As a TIFF newbie with a press badge, I give a brief recap of my experience at TIFF 18 and what I learned.