The trailer for the indie comedy Terri has gone online. The film is a coming-of-age tale about an overweight and unpopular teen who dresses in pajamas but strikes up an unlikely friendship with his school’s vice principal (John C. Reilly). Terri played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as well as SXSW and the reaction was positive but unenthusiastic. The general consensus seems to be that it’s enjoyable but slight and after seeing the trailer, I can understand that criticism. However, I’m a big enough fan of Reilly and co-star Creed Bratton (who is the secret weapon of NBC’s The Office) to check out the film when it plays as the opening night feature at this year’s Atlanta Film Festival.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Terri opens July 1st.
The fine folks over at Mondo commissioned some sweet posters for films playing at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. If you attended SXSW, you had a chance to buy these great posters. If, however, you were like me, you were at home cursing the heavens and crying into a pint of Häagen-Dazs. But now for poor folks like you and me, Mondo is putting these posters up for sale online.
Starting at a random time tomorrow, Mondo will be selling their SXSW posters for Hobo with a Shotgun, The FP, Source Code, Moon, Hesher, and Paul. Hit the jump for pricing and details on the posters. Be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the official announcement of when the posters go on sale.
One of the films getting some positive buzz out of SXSW is the goofy-looking The FP. The film played as part of the SXFantastic lineup (1 of 5 midnight films programmed by Fantastic Fest). The definitely NSFW trailer makes the movie look like a must-see mash-up of Rocky, The Warriors, You Got Served, and the popular video game Dance Dance Revolution. I don’t know what to make of this film, but people I trust who saw it at SXSW dug it. Hopefully it will get picked up for distribution soon so I can see this madness.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
The SXSW film festival announced their 2011 award winners and instantly made Natural Selection a film to watch out for. The indie dramedy took home 7 awards including both the audience and jury awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Director (Robbie Pickering), two Breakthrough Performances (Rachael Harris and Matt O’Leary), Best Screenplay (Pickering), Best Editing (Michelle Tesoro), and Best Score/Music (iZLER, Curt Schneider). The film centers on a barren Christian housewife (Harris) who tracks down her husband’s illegitimate son; Variety expects Natural Selection it land a distributor soon.
Other winners include 96 Minutes, A Year in Mooring, Dragonslayer, Where Soldiers Come From, The City Dark, Weekend, and Becoming Santa. Hit the jump for the full list.
You probably best known director Joseph Kahn as the man behind the delightfully terrible Torque, a movie even Kahn mocks in his new picture Detention. The trailer for Detention is bizarre enough to make the film worth a look as it seems to be dancing in between Scream, The Breakfast Club, and Disney Channel made-for-TV movies. Even the synopsis doesn’t make much sense:
Detention, is a teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. It becomes a race against time to stop the killer and save the world – if only they can get out of detention. The Detention cuts through prom. Most of them don’t have dates anyway.
We’ve been sent the poster for the film and it features a drawing of a bear with a skull for a mouth. Works for me. Hit the jump to check out the poster and the trailer. Detention premieres on Sunday, March 13th at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.
We knew this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival was going to be amazing. As we previously reported, Duncan Jones’ new film Source Code is opening the festival and there will also be premieres for the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Greg Mottola’s Paul, and Jodie Foster’s The Beaver. Now the full line-up has been announced and when you see the films that are playing, you are free to join me in being supremely jealous of everyone who’s attending.
Hit the jump to check out the packed line-up. The 2011 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas.
We previously announced that Moon director Duncan Jones’ upcoming film Source Code would be opening the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, and now the list of films that will be featured in Austin has started to trickle out. Jodie Foster’s The Beaver and the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop will have their world premieres at the festival. In addition, the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starrer Paul will have its North American premiere at the festival. The Beaver stars Mel Gibson and centers on a man’s journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop is a documentary by Rodman Flender that follows behind-the-scenes of Conan’s summer tour. Film Conference and Festival Producer Jane Pierson had this to say:
“As we continue to solidify the lineup for 2011, it’s truly exciting to be able to announce this little taste of the program. Each of these films really showcases an artist stretching their wings in some way, whether it be a late-night talk show host taking his act on the road, an actress/filmmaker carefully and beautifully tackling a heartbreaking subject in her finest work yet, or a successful photographer trying out a new medium in a new landscape.”
Hit the jump to check out the full press release, which includes a list of six films that will be featured at the festival. The 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas.
We have received a press release announcing that the sci-fi thriller Source Code will open the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), the film follows a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who wakes up in the body of a stranger and keeps reliving the last eight minutes of the man’s life in order to discover who was responsible for bombing a train in an attempt to prevent the bomber’s next attack. Like just about anyone who saw Moon, I can’t wait to see what Jones has pulled off this time, and the trailer makes the film look smart and intense.
Hit the jump for the full press release. The 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas. Source Code opens nationwide April 1, 2011.