Beauty at SXSW, Day 1: Fleet Foxes

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.


Filed under Beauty in a Wicked World, Movies, Music

5 responses to “Beauty at SXSW, Day 1: Fleet Foxes

  1. Courtney Martin

    Yeah! I’m so glad you’re going to do this JGL.

  2. jas

    I LOVE this type of animation. And the music was great. Very thought provoking.

  3. Thanks Courtney and jas! I’m glad I’m doing this, too. There’s so much to digest after a day at SXSW, so much creativity for which I’m deeply grateful, so this will be fun.

  4. Kate Torgovnick

    Love this. Why, oh why, has MTV given up on music videos?

  5. Elz

    what a delicious & nutritious video!