I thought I’d go ahead and post a list of each film that I saw this year at the Austin Film Festival. I’ve divided this into two very broad categories: “Shorts” and “Features.” Here goes:
I only saw a few features, largely because I just wanted to see shorts! Here are the three that I saw.
As you can see, I saw a lot of shorts. I do remember them all, but I don’t have a lot to say about most of them, since it’s so long after the fact now.
- Below the Law
- The Universe Connection
- Richard Cocksmith and the Above-Ground Pool
- Easy Pickins
- Miracle Investigators
- Kid Show
- Pink Shorts
→ Loved the rich, saturated colors in this piece.
- The Funeral Singer
- Career Opportunities in Poetry
→ A clever look at how a poet fits into the corporate (and not-so-corporate) world(s).
- Merrily, Merrily
- Girl Grooming
- The Optician
- The Interrogator
- I Kicked Luis Guzman in the Face
- The Great Escape
→ Surprisingly good acting for a Texas Young Filmmakers short.
- Fresh Fruit
→ A cute and clever look at what happens when the refrigerator door is closed.
- What I’ll Miss
- Batman Rebuilt (vimeo)
→ Legos. Stop-motion. Batman. Sweet.
- Separate Vacations
- When the Light’s Red
→ This was a fun little documentary about what to do when you meet up with panhandler’s while you’re driving.
- The Aviatrix
→ A sci-fi, cancer, dramedy.
- Death of an Ally
→ An interesting idea: A young JFK meets a young Fidel Castro in a bar in Cuba.
- The Last Turn
- Pop Art
→ I probably laughed harder at this one than any other.
- Three Boys
- Loneliness of the Short-Order Cook
- Chickamauga (vimeo)
→ This film was probably my favorite of all the shorts I saw. The kid that plays the lead is absolutely fantastic in his subtlety. Good work, quality work all around.
→ Another short that I liked very much. Great cinematography.
If you have thoughts on some of these, then feel free to comment.