Back at you once again on this wonderfully sunny Monday afternoon here in Austin, Texas with another SXSW Film Fest watch list. And as I’ve done the three previous days, I think I’ve put together a group of films that are — for the most part — under the radar and in need of a little love. As well, we’ve also got ourselves another very diverse selection of films, which seems to be a theme here at SXSW. And of course, I couldn’t help but to throw some love at a movie about lesbian vampires. So go check them out, if you are here in town. If you’re not, you can at least have a look at the trailers below.
Garbage Dreams (2:30p @ Alamo Lamar 3)
Filmed over four years, Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys; Adham, a bright precocious 17 year old; Osama, a charming impish 16 year old; Nabil, a shy artistic 18 year old born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is the home to 60,000 ‘Zaballeen'(or ‘Zabbaleen’), arabic for ‘garbage people.’
Say My Name (7p @Alamo Lamar 3)
In a hip hop and R’n’B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of Say My Name speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs. This worldwide documentary takes viewers on vibrant tour of urban culture from hip hop’s birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London’s Eastside and all points in between.
Lesbian Vampire Killers (11:59p @ Alamo Lamar 1)
Two hapless losers find their idyllic country holiday is shattered by the arrival of an army of thirsty lesbian vampires. It sounds like Shaun of the Dead, but with lesbians vampires instead of zombies. With the promise of gratuitous skin, violence and on screen consumption, Lesbian Vampire Killers was a movie born in the UK, but certainly one made to be shown late-nite at the Alamo Drafthouse.
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