The New New in Indie Filmmaking
By Kimberley Jones,
3:41PM, Tue. Jul. 22, 2008
Filmmaker Magazine just announced its annual 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema, and while there's a whole host of SXSW 08 alum on the list (including Benh Zeitlin, Barry Jenkins, Joshua Safdie, and Tom Quinn), it's the inclusion of a pair of fraternal filmmakers that's special cause for cheer: Austin's the Zellner Brothers. Their feature film Goliath went over big at SXSW and got a lot of buzz in the blogosphere, but fact is, they've been around a long time – something writer Scott Macaulay points out in the profile's first graf:
"With this inclusion on the 25, Filmmaker is officially adding a new subcategory to its yearly survey of breaking talent: the 'filmmakers who should have been on the list in the five previous years but inexplicably weren‘t.'”
The piece continues:
"Goliath... feels like something new while retaining the duo‘s boho absurdism. The tale of an emotionally distraught office worker recovering from a divorce and searching for his lost cat, Goliath is funny, unexpectedly violent and emotionally devastating."
Goliath is available on demand from IFC Festival Direct.