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David (l) and Nathan Zellner, shot with their Goliath star shortly before SXSW 08
David (l) and Nathan Zellner, shot with their Goliath star shortly before SXSW 08 (Photo by Sandy Carson)

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.

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