Festivus Finale!!!

by Andrew Osborne

It’s cold and grey here in Austin as the 2010 SXSW festival winds down — and even though I’m sorry to see it go, after a solid week of screenings and parties, I can frankly use the relaxation of getting back to work after such a hectic “vacation.”

Each year’s incarnation of the cinematic spring break I like to call Festivus has its own flavor, but there are certain recurring themes, and one of them is the physical impossibility of catching ALL the treats spilling from the annual entertainment piñata — and SXSW 2010 was no different, with special regrets including an inability to locate an alleged live demonstration of Cherie Curry’s chainsaw-art prowess and (especially) the fact that I missed Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Ghost-Bustin’-Ass Murray at the premiere of their new film Get Low (about a man who stages his own funeral).

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