Brigade SXSW 2012 Slate

Posted: February 27, 2012 by tmepost in Movies

Here’s the list of the films and talent Brigade will be handling at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

Narrative Competition – Sean Baker’s STARLET (Acquisition Title)

Starring Dree Hemingway and Besedka Johnson

An exploration of the unlikely friendship between 21 year old Jane and 85 year-old Sadie, two women whose worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley.

Narrative Competition – Jonathan Lisecki’s GAYBY (Acquisition Title)

Starring Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas

Jenn and Matt, best friends since college who are now in their thirties, decide to have a child together, the old-fashioned way – even though Matt is gay and Jenn is straight.

Documentary Spotlight – Stephen Keller’s PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE (Acquisition Title)

Starring Paul Williams and Stephen Kessler

Documentary filmmaker tracks down actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams in an attempt to find out what happened to his idol.

Emerging Visions – Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s FRANCINE (Acquisition Title)

Starring Melissa Leo

After serving time in prison, Francine tries to gain a foothold in small-town North America. As her human relationships falter, Francine looks to animals for support, and her path through life becomes much like an orbiting satellite: detached, lonely and ultimately destined to crash.

Emerging Visions – Amy Seimetz’s SUN DON’T SHINE (Acquisition Title)

Starring Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley

A tense and mysterious road trip follows couple Crystal and Leo through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida. As they travel up the Gulf Coast the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal’s sinister past and the couple’s troubling future.

Festival Favorites – Craig Zobel’s COMPLIANCE (Magnolia Pictures)

Starring Ann Dowd & Dreama Walker

Inspired by true events, this harrowing story follows just how far one fast food restaurant manager will go to obey authority in the name of doing what’s “right.”

Festival Favorites – The Zellner Brothers’ KID-THING (Acquisition Title)

Starring Sydney Aguirre, Susan Tyrrell, Nathan Zellner, and David Zellner

A rebellious girl whose existence is devoid of parental guidance spends her time roaming the land, shoplifting, and vandalizing. While playing in the woods one day, her routine is broken when she hears a woman calling for help from a mysterious hole in the ground.

Festival Favorites – Mike Birbiglia’s SLEEPWALK WITH ME (Acquisition Title)

Starring Mike Birbiglia

Co-starring Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Cristin Milioti

Co-written and produced by Ira Glass

Reluctant to confront his fears of love, honesty, and growing up, a budding stand-up comedian has a simultaneously hilarious and intense struggle with sleepwalking


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