Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Highly Subjective Guide to the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, Pt. 1

Beginning this Friday, March 12th, through Saturday, March 20th, Austin plays host to the South by Southwest Film Festival, which The Onion A.V. Club has called "one of the least stuffy film festivals in the country, as evidenced in its unabashed taste for mainstream comedy and weird passion projects to go alongside the usual arthouse fare."

Among the buzz-worthy films that will be screened during SXSW are such titles as MacGruber, which promises to be the first "Saturday Night Live" spin-off since Wayne's World not to be terrible (although some consider The Ladies Man a guilty pleasure), and The Runaways, the story of the all-girl '70s hard rock band starring Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett.

What follows is a highly subjective day-by-day list of some of most compelling movies being screened during SXSW 2010...


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