“Lines are drawn, threats are made, and the simmering tension under the Tennessee sun erupts, inevitably, into savagery.” Winning a Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast as well as the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, That Evening Sun stars Hal Holbrook (so due), Mia Wasikowska, Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Carrie Preston.
Among other major winners at the Austin fest was 45365 for Best Documentary. The title is the zip code for Sidney, Ohio, and the film takes a look at everyday life in middle America. The Emerging Visions Award went to Motherland, which follows 6 grieving mothers to Africa “to test the theory that giving is healing.‚Äù Made in China won Best Narrative Feature. It’s the story of an inventor lost in Shanghai who “discovers that it takes more than a bright idea to succeed.” More details at Variety.
If you’re like me, and the trailer for That Evening Sun only leaves you hankering for more “simmering tensions that inevitably erupt into savagery,” the check out the preview of Drag Me to Hell, after the cut. By all reports a highlight of this year’s SXSW slate, a return to gory form for director Sam Rami — and a cautionary tale for the banking industry.