Yearning to be in the Southwest

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Here in NYC wishing I could be in Austin, Texas right now so I’ll be able to attend South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW). In compensation for my absence I decided to check out the trailers for their lineup of films. They have a huge lineup of more than 30 full-length films, but out of all those films the documentaries stuck out. They don’t have the regular boring and depressing political awareness documentaries that the film market is saturated with nowadays. These documentaries explore the new wave of art and culture that have graced our generation, an inter meshing of both popular art and corporate art that has been exploding in the internet. In an era where we have YouTube, Blogs, Google, Facebook, Flickr and thousands upon thousands of other networks where people are interconnecting creating new bonds and artistically feeding of each other. We are living in a world where people are finding out the true meaning of “sharing is caring”. I’m glad that SXSW decided to expose these documentaries that are truly uplifting and reveal the positive change that is occurring in our culture. Now with out further a due here are the trailers:

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Calling ET

Favela on Blast

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line


For the Love of Movies

And even though I missed SXSW and Sundance, I always have Tribeca Film Festival, can’t wait! =)


Je m'appelle Marielle said...

festival excitement XD