SXSW to Debut Films on Flaming Lips, Stevie Nicks, James Booker
A compilation of iPhone videos shot by the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, a chronicle of the recording of Stevie Nicks' last album and a documentary on New Orleans piano legend James Booker have been added to the SXSW Film Festival. All three are making their world premieres.
Other additions include "Gimme the Power," Olallo Rubio's documentary on the Mexican band Molotov, Jeanie Finlay's "The Great Hip Hop Hoax" about rap duo Silibil n' Brains, and William Eigen's film about Pete Seeger's post-Blacklist globe-trotting 50 years ago in "Pete and Toshi got a Camera."
"Muscle Shoals" and "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer," both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, have been added to the schedule as well.
"A Year in the Life of Wayne's Phone," which Coyne directed, was created from 28 hours of personal videos. It is being billed as "the world's first vertical iPhone movie."
Nicks and producer Dave Stewart shot "In Your Dreams" in 2010 in her home studio to explore their collaborative creative process.
"Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker" is director Lily Keber look at the life and music of Booker, who Dr. John once called "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced."
Short films on Western swing veterans Asleep at the Wheel and Memphis studio guitarist Mabon "Teenie" Hodges will also make their world premieres.