In his latest link-filled newsletter, Bart Weiss of the Dallas Video Festival takes note of Texans participating in this years Sundance Film Festival happening January 17-27 in Park City Utah :
“Lone Star projects headed to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Some Dallas VideoFest alumni include A Teacher by Hannah Fidell, whose short films, The Gathering Squall was part of the VF25 Texas Show. Full-length feature Pit Stop from Yen Tan as well as the newest short from Kat Candler, Black Metal, will premiere at the festival. Dallas filmmaker, David Lowery directed one of the most buzzed about films in the U.S. Dramatic competition, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. DPA member, Johnny Marshall did the sound design for Shane Carruth’s long-awaited 2nd film UPSTREAM COLOR, which will be also be premiering there.
Some of Austin’s Indie groundbreakers will be returning, with Richard Linklater premiering Before Midnight and Robert Rodriguez screening his 1993 debut El Mariachi. Austin’s latest up-and-coming film director, Jeff Nichols’ Mud starring Matthew McConaughey also is slated, along with works by new Austin transplants Andrew Bujalski, Computer Chess and David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche (with Paul Rudd). Bastian Günther, who divides his time between Berlin and Austin, Texas, is screening Houston in the World Dramatic division.”