Final evening, South By Southwest added a slightly important feather to its cap. As broadly anticipated, In every single place All the pieces All at As soon as gained the Finest Image prize on the Academy Awards, the end result of a really massive evening (and 12 months) for the little multiversal indie that might. The place the movie premiered is just one small a part of its success story, but additionally the primary chapter of it: You possibly can draw a straight line from the rapturous acclaim EEAAO earned in Austin, because the opening evening movie of SXSW 2022, to its decisive victory final evening in Los Angeles, one 12 months virtually to the day after its debut.
It stays to be seen how these seven Oscars, and the love parade that adopted the movie for months en path to its award-season coronation, will change SXSW. All of a sudden, an occasion celebrated because the cool, chillaxed various to the “snobbier” stops on the competition circuit will be thought of, no less than within the second, an incubator of status. Will South By turn out to be extra of a vacation spot for “smaller” motion pictures with award aspirations, difficult the impression that it is a distant second to Sundance because the place to premiere one thing high-profile and comparatively indie within the winter/spring? Actually A24 is taking the fest significantly, having introduced two new movies right here this week; its annual premiere occasion is now a victory celebration, too.