The 5 Trends That Make Sxsw 2008 the Indie Film Fest You Need to Know About
SXSW 2008 Film Festival wrapped up this weekend, leaving in its wake a single tattered, oh so earnest, snapshot of Indie filmmaking. If Sundance is the official word on the state of indie filmmaking, SXSW is what you’ll learn going to your local bar. Getting down with SXSW is what it takes to get your ear close to the American independent film underground. Here’s a look at the Top 5 Key Trends that emerged from this year’s diverse group of fiction features and documentaries.
1. Mumblecore is here to stay. Sort of. The relationship genre for the Facebook generation, ‘mumblecore’ movies are about kids who can rarely say what they mean, mean what they say, or, even, enunciate properly while they are (not) saying it. The name is somewhat derogatory but it points nonetheless to the real problems of a generation that has lost faith in love but