'SXSW Presents': 'Frontier'
KLRU, The Austin Chronicle, and South by Southwest have teamed up for SXSW Presents, an independent film series airing Fridays at 10pm on Channel 18 (Time Warner Cable Channel 9). Hosted and co-produced by SXSW Film producer Matt Dentler, the second season of the series runs through Dec. 2. This week's installment is David Zellner's Frontier, about which, when it screened at the festival in 2001, former Chronicle staffer Sarah Hepola observed, "Filmed on video over 14 days on a ranch in East Texas, Frontier follows two Bulbovian soldiers, played by [Wiley] Wiggins and David Zellner, colonizing a foreign land, but that's as far as any plot synopsis can go. Not to baffle you with irony: It really is entirely in Bulbovian, a strange hybrid of German, Russian, and gibberish. And a partial list of props includes: one cow (dead), several crickets (live), five eggs (raw), and one and a half furry brown costumes ("dumpy Sasquatch" style). ... All this should come as no surprise to fans of the Zellner brothers that's David ... and Nathan ... an Austin filmmaking duo known for getting their goof on." For more information, see www.klru.org.