This is my second year attending the SXSW Film Festival, the eight-day panel-attending and movie-watching blitz in March. It’s exhausting bliss to plunge into dozens of movies, immersing yourself in a new world created with great care by filmmakers every time the lights go down.
For the next eight days, I’m going to post daily my favorite movie/video/panel/moment, to highlight a tiny slice of the abundant creativity found here.
Tonight I saw a showcase of music videos, including great ones for Gnarls Barkley’s “Going On” (dir. Wendy Morgan) and Talkdemonic’s “Duality of Deathening” (dir. Orie Weeks III). But this one was my favorite — it brought me to tears. It’s the Fleet Foxes video for “White Winter Hymnal,” directed by Sean Pecknold:
Beauty in a Wicked World is a weekly column by Jennifer Gandin Le. It appears on Wednesdays, with a special daily edition during the SXSW Film Festival.