It’s about 4pm on Saturday in balmy Austin, and I’ve managed to wrangle a few electrons into my starved electronic devices.
So far, between the four of us, we’ve seen 5 movies. Last night, Kevin and I caught PressPausePlay, a really well put together and beautiful documentary about what it means to create art in the digital age. It was a great way to start the festival. Afterward, we met up with Lance and Kim at the opening night party, compared notes on our eventful drives down, and ate our weight in delicious sausages from street vendors.
This morning, we powered through the aftermath of parties and sausages to make it out to Senna (myself and Lance), and Better This World (Kevin and Kim).
Lance and I both loved Senna – something that was a given for me, since I’m a big Formula One fan anyway, but that Lance, who had no idea who Ayrton Senna was, enjoyed it as much as I did proves what a well-made documentary it really is. It probably didn’t hurt that we watched it in a room full of F1 fans (including one dressed in racing overalls), who cheered, booed, and laughed at all the right times.
For a super-sugary chaser, Kevin, Kim and I saw Being Elmo. Again, this was a great doc following the life and career of the man who created the little red guy. There was even an appearance by Elmo himself, who answered questions and was generally adorable.
Now, it’s a mad dash for me to make it to WUSS – my first narrative feature so far.
Stay tuned for more updates (including a hungover podcast we recorded this morning).