Tuesday, February 17, 2009

5 Films from SXSW On-Demand

South by Southwest Music and Film Festival or more commonly known as SXSW is quickly approaching and as a way to reach out for more fans and awareness, IFC Films and the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival have joined together to bring 5 selected films into our homes.

SXSW runs March 13-21 in Austin Texas, but the 5 pre-determined films will run for 90 days hitting an estimated 30 million homes through your on-demand service. The films will be featured in the IFC Films IFC Festival Direct program. Below is a breakdown of the 5 films you will be able to watch in the comfort of your own home come March.

"Alexander the Last"Director/Writer: Joe Swanberg
A sensual and intimate portrait of a young marriage. Focusing on an artistic young couple, the film illuminates the challenges of monogamy amidst myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Cast: Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, Barlow Jacobs, Josh Hamilton and Jane Adams

"Medicine for Melancholy"Director/Writer: Barry Jenkins
A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco.
Cast: Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins

"Paper Covers Rock"Director/Writer: Joe Maggio
A troubled young woman fights for custody of her six year-old daughter.
Cast: Jeannine Kaspar, Sayra Player, Clint Jordan, Tom Brangle, Mark Alhadeff and Tom Vaught

"Three Blind Mice"Director/Writer: Matthew Newton
Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Throughout the night the boys lose each other, find themselves, and along the way discover courage, friendship and redemption.
Cast: Ewen Leslie, Toby Schmitz, Matthew Newton and Tina Bursill

"Zift"Director: Javor Gardev. Writer: Vladislav Todorov
A man freed after a wrongful murder conviction enters a diabolical city full of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and bizarre characters.
Cast: Zachary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladmir Penev and Mihail Mutafov

What say you? Any of these films jump out at you? Do you currently take advantage of IFC In Theater on-demand? Strikeback....