We’re back with another batch of movie trailers for some of the smaller independent films playing at the 2008 South By Southwest Film Festival: Barry Jenkins’ meet-cute drama Medicine For Melancholy, Jennifer Phang’s cosmic family saga Half-Life, Kevin Ely & Beau Leland’s rock opera Rainbow Around the Sun, Harmony Korine’s celeb-impersonator fantasy Mister Lonely, Marco Ricci and Michael Canzoniero’s comedy The Marconi Bros.,Â and a scene excerpt from Liz Mermin’s Bollywood gangster documentary Shot In Bombay. We have also have included the huge growing list of links to all the SXSW movie trailers we’ve posted thus far.
Rainbow Around the Sun
Director/writer: Kevin Ely.
Starring: Matthew Alvin Brown, Jamie Buxton, Doug Van Liew, Brian Stockton.
A rock musical about the healing power of creativity. Matthew Alvin Brown stars as Zachary Blasto, a hard-drinking, talented songwriter and performer who envisions madcap musical fantasies in order to avoid dealing with the downward spiral of his personal life. (World Premiere)
[flv:http://media2.slashfilm.com/slashfilm/trailers/raidbowaround.flv 470 206]
The Marconi Bros.
Director/writers: Marco Ricci, Michael Canzoniero.
Starring: Brendan Sexton III, Dan Fogler, Jon Polito, Zoe Lister Jones.
Anthony and Carmine Marconi have been dutifully serving out life sentences in the family carpet business. Their opportunity to escape occurs when they meet the undisputed king of the Long Island wedding video business. (World Premiere)
[flv:http://media2.slashfilm.com/slashfilm/trailers/themarconibros.flv 470 354]
Medicine For Melancholy
Director/writer: Barry Jenkins.
Starring: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins.
A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority living in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco. (World Premiere)
[flv:http://media2.slashfilm.com/slashfilm/trailers/medicineformelancholy.flv 470 348]
Director: Harmony Korine.
Writers: Avi Korine & Harmony Korine. Starring: Werner Herzog, Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant.
A Michael Jackson impersonator lives alone in Paris and performs on the streets to make ends meet. At a performance in a retirement home, Michael falls for a beautiful Marilyn Monroe look-alike who suggests he move to a commune of impersonators in the Scottish Highlands. (U.S. Premiere)
[flv:http://media2.slashfilm.com/slashfilm/trailers/misterlonely.flv 470 348]
Director/writer: Jennifer Phang.
Starring: Sanoe Lake, Alexander Agate, Julia Nickson, Ben Redgrave.
As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father’s desertion and the powerful presence of their mother’s new boyfriend. (Regional Premiere)
[flv:http://media2.slashfilm.com/slashfilm/trailers/halflife.flv 470 206]
Shot In Bombay
Director: Liz Mermin.
Yes, Bollywood makes gangster films. This fast paced documentary, populated by a charismatic and often surreal cast of characters, goes beyond the tinselly glamour of “Bollywood” to explore some of the industry’s darker sides. (North American Premiere)
[flv:http://media2.slashfilm.com/slashfilm/trailers/shotinbombay.flv 470 352]
More SXSW Movie Trailers
American Teen [Video Clip]
Assassination of a High School President [Video Clips]
Choke [Video Clip]
Dreams With Sharp Teeth
Forgetting Sarah Marshall [Trailer, Red Band]
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay [Trailer, Teaser, Red Band]
My Effortless Brilliance
New Orleans Mon Amour
One Minute to Nine
Reformat The Planet
Run Fatboy Run
The Ostrich Testimonies
Where In The World is Osama Bin Laden?
Up With Me
via: Matt Dentler