Trailer Hitch, 3/11

Nick Offerman, man about town

Trailer Hitch, 3/11

We think every day should be Nick Offerman Day – and nearly every day at SXSW 2012 could legitimately be called just that, considering he has four different movies playing this year.

Offerman, beloved of Parks and Recreation (and newly minted member of Twitter nation!), will grace SXSW screens in Centerpiece Film 21 Jump Street, Casa de mi Padre, and Tuesday night’s free SXSW Community screening of Slacker 2011, but personally, we’re most jazzed about his costarring role in Bob Byington’s followup to Harmony and Me, Somebody Up There Likes Me, in which a laissez-faire fuckup (Keith Poulson) leads a ridiculously charmed life; it rather charmed us, too. (Screens Sunday, 9:45pm, Stateside)


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Love was no simple matter in Danish director Christoffer Boe’s confused-reality romancer Reconstruction; his latest doesn’t promise any easy answers, either, as a cuckolded husband takes steps toward actualizing the title’s Beast. (Screens Sunday, 9pm, Alamo Lamar)


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UK filmmaker Kevin Macdonald may be best known for his 2006 narrative film The Last King of Scotland, but he started out in documentary and won an Oscar for his harrowing 1999 film One Day in September, about the Munich Olympics massacre. Macdonald has continued to dart in and out of documentary making – his crowdsourced film Life in a Day screened at SXSW 2011 – and this evening he presents Headliners film Marley, about reggae legend Bob Marley. (Sunday, 5:30pm, Paramount)


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