SXSW 2014 Leftovers: Top 5 Anecdotes & Asides From Linklater, Rodriguez, And More
Like an avalanche of awesomeness, the 2014 edition of SXSW has washed over its attendees, leaving cinephiles to sift through the rubble and pick up the pieces of our lives.
One of the inherent detriments of a film festival as excellent as SXSW is the vast array of films you only realize were must-sees after the fact. Thus the SXSW FOMO syndrome is a nightmare that comes with the territory - I still shudder whenever someone says to me "did you see Faults?".
Twitch did a solid job this year of covering most bases, but in addition to our as-thorough-as-possible spread, there are always those bits of gold that slip through the fingers, whether in the form of a passing interaction, a nugget of wisdom from the red carpet, or an exchange that feels a little too good to be true. That these moments tend to go derelict seems to me to be one of the more tragic occupational hazards that can occur any given year. And so I give you my Top 5 Leftovers list. For if not for such a platform, one might never know Fred "The Hammer" Williamson's philosophy on butt kicking. Quelle tragedie!