On the Scene at SXSW: Rain, Goats, Aubrey Plaza and 'God Bless America'

Mar 12, 2012 Comments ()
  • Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr, the stars of God Bless America, which screened at SXSW on Friday night, enjoying the post-film Q&A.
  • Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait at the God Bless America Q&A at SXSW. He says he's recut the dark comedy since its Toronto premiere in 2011, so the SXSW screening is the world premiere of the theatrical version. ??
  • You can find anything on Sixth Street in downtown Austin during SXSW, even goats. This guy is the Shelby.tv mascot, posing with Brand Director Lauren Appelwick. 
  • Heavy rains on Saturday did not keep the crowds away from SXSW, even if it meant the lines often huddled under any shelter available. 
  • At the world premiere of Trash Dance, choreographer Allison Orr has a great time with some of the Trash Project performers who were subjects of the film. 
  • Despite Saturday's rain, you could still find two staples of Sixth Street in downtown Austin: people eating outdoors and street musicians on nearly every corner.
  • SXSW Film Festival Producer Janet Pierson appears to have time-traveling powers, as she introduces so many of the films at the festival this year. She stopped by the Paramount Theatre on Saturday night for Safety Not Guaranteed. ??
  • At the Safety Not Guaranteed screening on Saturday, actors Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza share a mike during the post-film Q&A.
  • A new venue for SXSW 2012 was the Violet Crown Cinema in downtown Austin. The capacity for the two screens being used during SXSW are 50 seats and 39 seats, so get there early if you want to see a movie there.
  • Another view of Violet Crown Cinema, a new venue for SXSW 2012. Patrons gathered on the balcony
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