Alum Films Premiere at SXSW

Many TEC Alums premiered their films at SXSW 2009 this month in a variety of categories. Amy Foote was the editor of The Least of These, a documentary focusing on the detainment center in Hutto, Texas that houses immigrant families while they seek asylum. Richard Whitaker of the Austin Chronicle called it a "...quiet and measured documentary." The Least of These is part of a new concept in distribution deals. The night it premiered at SXSW it was also available online at SnagFilms and will be followed by physical and semi-theatrical distribution by IndiePix and Cinema Guild according the indieWIRE. In the shorts category of the festival, the film Tess and Nana premiered which was edited by TEC alums Kate Abernathy and Ron Dulin. Alum, Jenny Lee, was the editor and co-producer of True Adolescents which premiered in the Narrative Competition section. Eric Snider of Cinematical notes of writer/director, Craig Johnson, that he "keeps the humor down-to-earth" in this "...realistic coming-of-age story." True Adolescents will screen next at the Vail Film Festival.