Jeremy Walker and Associates
SXSW 2007 Film Festival

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We are pleased to represent four titles at next month's SXSW Film Festival.

Our two documentaries are both, in different ways, about fame.

JAMES BLUNT: RETURN TO KOSOVO, is the new film from Oscar-nominated director Steven Cantor that reveals Blunt's pre-fame identity as a tank commander in NATO's Kosovo liberation forces and his very personal connection to the troops still serving there as he returns as an international pop star, while CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO is director Matt Ogens' beautifully photographed portrait of four aspiring actors who work Hollywood Boulevard's "Walk of Fame" dressed up as iconic superhero characters.

Our two dramatic features are both horror movies whose first-time directors take smart, new approaches to the genre while making sure to satisfy its fans with plenty of gore. Jeremy Saulnier's MURDER PARTY is a crowd-pleasing horror comedy about deranged Brooklyn hipsters intent on committing a murder in the name of art, while Douglas Buck's SISTERS is a retelling of the 1973 Brian De Palma cult classic that this time stars Chloe Sevigny, Lou Doillon, Dallas Roberts and Stephen Rea.

Films are presented in order of their first screening, and screening times are subject to change. We would love to book interviews in advance of the Festival. Until March 7, please call us at our New York office, 212-595-6161 or send us an email: christine@jeremywalker.com or adam@jeremywalker.com. Starting mid-day on March 7th we can be reached on our cell phones:

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Sisters

Spotlight Premiere

Sisters SISTERS is a retelling of the 1973 Brian De Palma cult classic centering on Angelique, a young woman (played here by Lou Doillon) who leads a disturbingly sheltered existence at the hand of her controlling psychiatrist (Stephen Rea). A nosey reporter (ChloŽ Sevigny), suspicious of the doctor's motives, gets involved, and with the unintentional help of Angelique's new love interest, Dr. Dylan Wallace (Dallas Roberts), ends up witnessing a brutal murder. SISTERS is directed by Douglas Buck and co-written by John Freitas and Buck. The film is produced by Edward R. Pressman (who produced the De Palma original), Alessandro Camon and Cathy Gesualdo.
RUNNING TIME: 92 minutes.

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Screenings:

Friday, March 9th

6:45pm

Alamo Lamar 1

Saturday, March 10th

7:00pm

Alamo Lamar 1

Talent Available:

Director/screenwriter Douglas Buck and co-screenwriter John Freitas will be at the Festival from March 9-12




CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO

Emerging Visions

CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of three mortal men and one woman who make their living working as superhero characters on Hollywood Boulevard. This deeply personal look into their daily routines reveals their hardships and triumphs as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame. The Hulk sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to LA; Wonder Woman was a mid western homecoming queen; Batman struggles with his anger, while Superman's psyche is consumed by the Man of Steel. Although the Walk of Fame is right beneath their feet, their own paths to stardom prove to be long, hard climbs. CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO explores the fascination, obsession and allure of fame through the eyes of some very unique people struggling to make it in Tinseltown.
RUNING TIME: 90 minutes.

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Screenings:

Saturday, March 10th

1:45pm

Alamo Downtown

Tuesday, March 13th

9:45pm

Alamo Downtown

Thursday, March 15th

9:30pm

ACC

Talent Available:

Director Matt Ogens, and CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO subjects Christopher Lloyd Dennis (aka Superman) and Joe McQueen (aka Hulk), will all be at the Festival March 9-13.




JAMES BLUNT: RETURN TO KOSOVO

24 Beats Per Second

JAMES BLUNT: RETURN TO KOSOVO In September 2006, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter James Blunt flew to the UN protectorate of Kosovo where, seven years earlier, he led a tank squadron as part of NATO's liberation forces. As his jet touched down on the Pristina airstrip, the two worlds of James Blunt (that of international pop star and that of a former British Army Captain) came together for a unique, emotional experience that neither he, nor his fans, will soon forget. In JAMES BLUNT: RETURN TO KOSOVO, the artist reunites with several of the young Albanian interpreters who had worked with his troop during the liberation of Kosovo. Together they retrace their steps, visiting several outlying towns James the solider was charged with protecting, including the site of a mass grave his unit happened upon during his time there. We also see James' own home video footage of the war-torn Kosovo of 1999. The sharp contrast between Kosovo past and present reveals a country much changed and improved through the efforts of NATO troops, yet remains possessed by a distinct haunting rawness from the still-recent atrocities committed there. During his visit, James also plays for a large crowd of NATO troops still stationed in Pristina, during which we experience a tangible, intimate connection between James and the audience. Expertly captured by Academy Award-nominated director Steven Cantor, James' signature voice shines and his thoughtful, sensitive lyrics take on new meaning during this truly special show.
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes.

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Screenings:

Saturday, March 10th

9:15pm

Alamo Lamar 2

Thursday, March 15th

4:00pm

Alamo Lamar 2

Talent Available:

Director Steven Cantor will be at the Festival from March 10-12; James Blunt will be at the festival on Saturday, March 10th.




MURDER PARTY

'Round Midnight

MURDER PARTY It is Halloween night in Brooklyn. Chris, a lonesome and unremarkable fellow, finds a mysterious invitation on the street and follows it to what he thinks will be a fun costume party. It turns out instead to be a lethal trap set by a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity. Presented by The Lab of Madness, MURDER PARTY is written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, produced by Skei Saulnier and Chris Sharp and featuring special effects by Paul Goldblatt. MURDER PARTY was recently honored with the Audience Award at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival.
RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes.

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Screenings:

Monday, March 12th

11:59pm

Alamo Downtown

Thursday, March 15th

9:30pm

Alamo Lamar 1

Friday, March 16st

11:59pm

Alamo Lamar 1

Talent Available:

Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier will be at the Festival from March 9-18; most of the actors will be with us for the duration of the festival.







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