Live & Onstage
Meet the inimitable Zellner Bros.! David and Nathan, the Austin-based filmmaking duo, makers of last year’s giddily eye-popping treat Fiddlestixx (SFIFF 2010), will be at the Festival to present more selections from their considerable oeuvre of short films, the newest of which is an unprecedented look into the mysteries of nature titled Sasquatch Birth Journal 2. The Zellners write, direct, produce, shoot, edit and often act in their films, which run the gamut from heartfelt and touching to raucous and absurd, usually moment by moment. Characters with accents Welsh/Australian/Southern-US and unknown abound. Interactions with animals of various stripes are not uncommon. Characters with serious blind spots for their very troubling character deficiencies are the norm. In this special program, we will have the rare opportunity to interact at length with the Zellners about their process, their heritage and their deepest-seated desires. Looking back on their decade of filmmaking, certain questions arise. Just how real are these seemingly obviously fake movies? Were the brothers really attacked by a shark? Is it really true that one of them is circumcised and the other isn’t? Who was that sasquatch, really? From the twisted tale of a good deed gone wrong in Quasar Hernandez to the emasculating failure of reaching for “closure” on a broken relationship in Rummy, the Zellners will cover all the bases from A to you know where.
Total running time 75 min.