Festival Anticipation

Indiewire By tully | Indiewire March 8, 2007 at 12:24AM

Festival Anticipation
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I have to confess, up until yesterday I had this weird reverse anticipation for SXSW and the subsequent festival run of SILVER JEW. Not that I didn't want to go. I just think I had some general Yang vibes clogging up my flow and the entire concept seemed superfluous and irrelevent (i.e., it had nothing to do with Creating Something New, which is the only thing that matters when it comes to filmmaking). Remember that this is before SILVER JEW has even had one public screening. Don't worry, I know how asinine and ungrateful this sounds. To be completely honest, I don't know if I'm cut out for the stamina of being a filmmaker. SJ already feels like a lovely dream that happened many years ago. The thought of discussing it out loud gives me a strange tingly feeling inside. I'd almost rather just send it off into the world and let it be the sweet, tender creature that it is. So why am I going then? Thankfully, that's where today comes into play.

I just spent several hours making buttons by myself, and in that time, I managed to leave those ridiculous thoughts behind. I can't wait for SXSW and the subsequent film festival run (Sarasota, Nashville, Boston, and whoever else will have us). This year's SXSW might very well be as good as it's ever going to get for me, and I'm going to liggy-liggy-love every minute of it. I can't wait to meet up with everyone in the warm weather and have some fun.

Are you excited? If not, maybe this will help to get the juices flowing...

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