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in Filmmaking
on Mar 15, 2009

At SXSW, the first festival to play out after Twitter passed the tipping point, I’ve seen something I’ve never seen before at a festival: people passed out after a long night of partying with their laptops open on their laps. For those more awake, early response here has been very good for the opening night film, John Hamburg’s I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd; David Lowery’s St. Nick; Joe Swanberg’s Alexander the Last; Gary Hustwit’s Objectified. One outsider recommendation: at a party last night, one industry vet raved to me about 45365, which refers to the zip code of Sidney, Ohio. It wasn’t on my list before but it is now.

For detailed coverage of the festival, please visit our special section that contains interviews with the filmmakers as well as a photo blog. There’s my interview with Tommy Pallotta about his American Prince, Alicia Van Couvering’s snap of the screen-lit aftermath of Gary Hustwit’s doc, and more.

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