Friday, May 28, 2010

SXSW Film Festival 2010

SXSW 2010

Lights, Camera, Action!!!

These are often the beginning words to a story that details the glamorous exploits in Hollywood, usually including everything from the writer’s great idea for a story to the penthouse suite of the star’s room.

But what happens after?

Well for those films lucky enough to earn a spot, the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival happens.

SXSW takes place in Austin, Texas every year in early March. SXSW often includes a multitude of entries ranging from independent to blockbuster films. This years film festival included Get Low, Cyrus, Kick-Ass, MacGruber, and a number of other excellent films.

But the fun doesn’t just stop with seeing the films.

Like any great film festival SXSW is one of the few places where the stars and creators of the films come out to the festival itself, giving the festival goes a chance to see what life is really like behind the mysterious world of Hollywood. This years festival included stars such as; Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Michel Gondry, John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and even Sissy Spacek.

With thousands of people in attendance every year, SXSW is one of the fastest growing festivals in the country. Because of this and its many perks for those lucky enough to attend the it, SXSW is becoming the hottest spot in March and somewhere where anyone who wants to be someone should be.

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