by Andrew Osborne
According to Boston Magazine, the term FoMO (“Fear of Missing Out”) was coined by a marketing strategist back in 2000, but the basic concept has been perfected by the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Boasting 145 feature films over the course of ten days in its 2015 incarnation (not to mention dozens of shorts and videos, panels, day parties, an impressive roster of live comedy shows, an interactive conference, hundreds of bands playing in every nook and cranny of the city, etc., etc., etc.), the event known as SXSW might as well be called ADHD.
In other words, it’s literally impossible to see more than a fraction of the screenings on offer (spread across ten venues throughout the Texas capital), but here are five titles that made an impression in the midst of this year’s movie-going madness.