The SXSW 2012 Film Festival, the cinematic arm of the 10 day Austin Texas get together, which also includes Interactive and Musical Festivals, has come to an end.

This years fest included an abundance of horror and genre pictures, as well as the customary celebrity appearances (Mathew McConaughey, Willem Dafoe, and Minnie Driver).  Festival goers were additionally treated to the premier of Sony Picture’s “21 Jump Street”, which seemed to be well received.  Early reports claim that Tatum and Hill, who were both donning their “21 Jump Sreet” cop uniforms at the show, had a solid on-screen chemistry.

As far as the big trophies go: “Gimme the Loot”, a gangland-graffiti showdown, written and directed by Adam Leon, won the Grand Jury Prize for a narrative feature.  Jay Bulger’s “Beware of Mr. Baker”, a doc about veteran rock drummer Ginger Baker, won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary feature.  SXSW 2012 closed with a showing of Mumford and Sons doc “Big Easy Express”, which was followed, to the delight of everyone within ear shot, by the debut performance of the British groups new single “Where Are You Now?”.

Images Courtesy SXSW.


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