I’m at Snack Bar (1224 S. Congress, James St., Austin). http://4sq.com/cjYKuM
8:34 AM Mar 14th via foursquare from South River City
I’m at Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez St, Red River St, Austin) w/ 247 others. http://4sq.com/8RQqOx
9:41 AM Mar 14th via foursquare from Downtown
Hanging out in the press lounge, charging all the devices, figuring out today’s panel / film schedule. #SXSW
10:02 AM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Waiting for the “Saving Cinema in a Digital Era” panel to start. Then it’s off to write, then Futurestates at 5pm, then maybe the Lamar?
12:09 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Back in the press lounge, after an awesome panel discussing the future of Cinema in the digital world. Trying to get some work done before 5
1:32 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Got to meet @eug from indieWIRE just now after the panel. A really great guy you should all follow, and sign up for the newsletter!
1:37 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
On tonights screening schedule: Futurestates, then its either down to the Drafthouse for Lebanon PA, Putty Hill & Higanjima, or Elektra Luxx
1:38 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Check out @fistfulofmedia’s review of the Bigger than Life Blu-ray for @CriterionCast: http://bit.ly/8XxFFY
2:02 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Eesh, the dude from Blowfly just started shouting on the microphone in the press lounge. Dick.
2:24 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Hooray! the d-bag interrupting the press lounge is gone. No one go see his movie. #SXSW
2:34 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Well, it’s that time again, 20% battery! If I don’t pick up, my phone died.
2:51 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Down at the g-tech theater for the Futurescapes short films. #SXSW
2:52 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
I’m at Hitachi Gtech Theater. http://4sq.com/b9YIJW
2:53 PM Mar 14th via foursquare from Rosedale
I just saw my favorite film of the festival, a short film that in fact brought tears to my eyes: Plastic Bag, by Ramin Bahrani.
4:48 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Not only is this film expertly captured visually, with an incredible score, it is narrated by none other than Werner Herzog.
4:49 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Those of you that missed the Futurescapes screening, they are available online, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
4:50 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
I’m actually still trembling as I type this, outside of the convention center, absorbing what I just saw.
4:51 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Perhaps it’s the loneliness of covering this event by myself that has made me more susceptible, but that film cut straight to my heart.
4:52 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
If you enjoyed the subtle future shown to us in Children of Men, you must watch this series of short films, you will not be sorry.
4:53 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
The website I thought allowed you to watch the Futurescapes shorts is not working, I’ll get back with a way for you to see these films.
4:57 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
I need a stiff drink after that screening, before I see anything else. Probably heading to the Paramount after this.
4:58 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
RT @ebertchicago: Octopuses can finally see TV, now that it’s hi-fi on liquid crystal sets. They like movies about crabs. http://j.mp/cWfx6x
5:19 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
@ebertchicago thank you for using Octopuses correctly, instead of Octopi.
5:19 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck in reply to ebertchicago
I’m at Pita Pit (619 Congress Avenue, E. 7th Street, Austin). http://4sq.com/9g9Wqi
5:28 PM Mar 14th via foursquare from Downtown
I’m at Darwin’s Pub (223 E 6th St, Austin) w/ 3 others. http://4sq.com/5Sfojd
5:34 PM Mar 14th via foursquare from Downtown
Thanks to @FyodorFish for finding the link, watch this ASAP, I loved it. http://futurestates.tv/episodes/plastic-bag
5:43 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
While you’re at it, watch Silver Sling too (Tze Chun!) and The Rise (for the most adorable baby ever put to film). #futurescapes #SXSW
5:44 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
While this bar lured me in with it’s evolutionary name, Darwins Pub is pretty lame.
5:48 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
One more thing on Plastic Bag: the film projected on a huge screen, where it fills ones field of vision, dramatically adds to it’s impact.
5:50 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
@ErikDavis I’m heading to Elektra Luxx too, after this cheap beer is finished. #SXSW
5:52 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck in reply to ErikDavis
In line for Elektra Luxx! (@ Paramount Theater w/ @alisonwillmore) http://4sq.com/5C3R6S
6:01 PM Mar 14th via foursquare from Downtown
Carla Gugino and Malin Ackerman are going to be in the theater for the screening for Elektra Luxx. #nerdgasm #SXSW
6:19 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Wait, the Mr. Nice director is named Bernard Rose? Is he a key to unlock LOST?
6:43 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
We are sitting about ten feet away from Carla Gugino. Yep.
7:42 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Technical difficulties at the Elektra Luxx screening, people are leaving. The picture cut out an hour in. #SXSW
8:55 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
The director just said the picture was such a good homage to Contempt that it blew out the projector!
8:59 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
RT @theauteurs: Attn #SXSW: tomorrow get exclusive access to the world’s most prestigious film festival: Cannes http://bit.ly/5EEUtU
9:52 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Waiting for the late bus, trying to think of how I’m going to write about this half-screening. I mean I liked the title sequence but…
9:53 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Is it fair to review a movie you’ve only seen half of? What if it got really good once Malin Ackerman showed up?
9:55 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
What a long day… Tomorrow morning: Documentary History in an Interactive World, from Nanook to @Nanook.
9:57 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
What’s up Austin? Where is this bus that’s supposed to take me home?
10:21 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
So after waiting for the bus that never showed up when it was supposed to, I broke down and took a cab back to Vanessa’s, finally home.
11:25 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
So far I have not made it to any screenings at the Drafthouse. Tomorrow night and Tuesday, I’m setting up camp there.
11:28 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Although it’s not very much money, I feel so morally opposed to paying for a taxi when a bus will do.
11:30 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
After thinking more about Elektra Luxx, I am not the target audience for that movie. I can’t see myself ever renting it, let alone buying it
11:32 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
There was a lot of really great ideas thrown around at the Cinema in a Digital Era panel today, about social tech options.
11:34 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
One thing that has been brought up again and again at the various panels: long form narratives are dying, and are archaic.
11:35 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
The idea of a two hour film was never something etched in stone at the beginning of time, it grew out of people spending a night out.
11:36 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Did anyone else realize the naked guy in the elevator in Elektra Luxx was the dude from Mad Men? All bearded and shaggy. Yet still a creep.
11:40 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
As far as panels over the next couple days go, tomorrow is another Doc. panel, and Tues. I have Interactive access, for a Hulu panel…
11:41 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
There is also the panel on the future of the home entertainment setup by a guy from Microsoft, who handles the Xbox media center (Netflix!).
11:42 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
Whatever new features are added to the iPhone that us released this summer, please please use a better battery, it is painful.
11:59 PM Mar 14th via TweetDeck
So, today’s the 15th… What do you predict we’ll see announced as @Criterion’s June releases?
12:04 AM Mar 15th via TweetDeck