I’m tak­ing a short break from real­i­ty to take advan­tage of SXSW being in town. Since it is spring break, I have a part­ner in crime who doesn’t have to work, since she teach­es, and is the per­fect movie-going com­pan­ion for an unem­ployed gal. The pro­gram of movies alone is over­whelm­ing, and that doesn’t even count the gen­er­al crazi­ness out and about. The music part is just get­ting start­ed, and the num­ber of cool peo­ple walk­ing around just explod­ed. Great peo­ple watch­ing.

I’ve got a film wrist­band (for­mer­ly a film pass?), so we have to stand in line to get seats after the badge hold­ers. Gen­er­al­ly no issues get­ting into movies, except for a cou­ple on the week­end where I should have known bet­ter because they were pop­u­lar, big release movies.

So, in the first 4 days I have seen:

Unhung Hero

Cheap Thrills

V/H/S/2

Back to Abnor­mal

Nar­ra­tive Shorts 1

The Net­work

Doc Shorts 1

Doc Shorts 2

I Give It A Year

… and there are still 5 days to go.

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Line time!

Day 1 was a lot of hor­ror movies, and end­ed with a pan­el that was all dudes — just like the the­ater at that point. I know every­one is star-struck already, but one of these guys was one of the cre­ators of Blair Witch.

Day 2 was a beau­ti­ful day for sit­ting out­side in line. Not such a good day for see­ing movies as it turned out, but a nice day to read in the sun.

Snack breaks are impor­tant dur­ing mul­ti-day, all-day movie marathons. Actu­al­ly, we don’t seem to be able to make it past 3 per day.

The direc­tor of “The Net­work” Eva Orner. I am a bit in love with her after see­ing this movie and hear­ing the Q&A.