Posts Tagged ‘Sean Suozzi’

The Great SXSW 2010 Preview Dump: Emerging Visions, Part 1

March 11, 2010

The legendary Austin hospitality is especially extended to first-time filmmakers. That’s what the Emerging Visions section is about—highlighting the talent making the move from attention-getting short to career-making features. In with a chance this time around are documentaries tackling topics like Bill Hicks and bears, as well as features revolving around mung beans and android love.

Read our SXSW Headliners Preview.
Read the first part of our SXSW Spotlight Premieres preview.
Read the second part of our SXSW Spotlight Premieres preview.
Read our SXSW Narrative Features Competition preview.
Read our SXSW Documentary Features Competition preview.

11/4/2008

Remember 2008? Man, wasn’t that a time! We were all running around, registering to vote, filled with hope in our hearts, shouting “Yes, we can!” at the top of their lungs … 2010 and the suck has set in. That hasn’t stopped director Jeff Deutchman, so inspired by the spirit of the times that he made this documentary on what people were doing the day Barack Obama was elected president.

A Different Path

For many, getting to work means jumping into the car and enduring a slow commute to the infernal chatter of morning zoo radio. Problem is, all this four-wheeled to-ing and fro-ing is killing our planet by degrees. Monteith McCollum took his cameras and went looking for those who do it differently. He found a quartet of characters who have taken to the pavement and waterways to get to work.

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Trailerama: NY Export: Opus Jazz

March 2, 2010

The New York Times said that this film “embodies the intoxicating spirit of being young and free.” We’d like to amend that to “the intoxiating spirit of being young and HOT.” Or, since Opus Jazz features members of the New York City Ballet, “the intoxicating spirit of being young and malnourished.” The film is a cinematic performance of Jerome Robbins’ ballet, with young lovers pitching woo and each other on the High Line walkway. Directed by ballerina Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi. The film will be on its toes at the SXSW Film Festival.