Celebrity Call Sheet
To paraphrase Poltergeist's Carol Anne: "They're heee-re!" That would be this year's SXSW Film panelists, filmmakers, and attendees of note, not the spooky visages emanating from your television (those are probably just ghosts of impartial network journalism past). To keep you informed of who's holding up the queue at the restroom, here's a partial list of this year's supastahs. Ready? Let the hectoring begin: Guillermo del Toro (Blade 2); Donovan Leitch (Last Party 2000); Chris Smith (Home Movie); Tatum O'Neal (The Scoundrel's Wife); Ethan Hawke (Chelsea Walls); Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring); Tony Shalhoub (Made-Up); Matt Besser & Ian Roberts (Martin and Orloff, Upright Citizen's Brigade); Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Films); Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show); L.M. Kit Carson (producer, Bottle Rocket); Jeff Dowd (legendary producers' rep); Rana Joy Glickman (producer, God Said Ha!); Chris Gore (editor, Film Threat); Tim McCanlies (screenwriter, The Iron Giant); Bob Sabiston (Flat Black Films, Waking Life); Lawrence Wright (screenwriter, The Siege); Albert Maysles (Salesman); Ron Perlman (Blade 2); Peter Bogdanovich (The Cat's Meow); Roman Coppola (CQ); Jamie Catto (One Giant Leap); Elizabeth Avellan (producer, Spy Kids 2); Robert Rodriguez (director, Spy Kids 2); John Sayles (Lone Star); Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider); Molly Parker (Center of the World); Rick Linklater (Waking Life); Jason Schwartzman (CQ); Elvis Mitchell (film critic, The New York Times); Russell Crowe (Texas). And maybe, if you're very, very good, Janeane Garofalo (The Search for John Gissing).