monterey's Next Stop on "Road to Nowhere": SXSW
February 2, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA - monterey media is thrilled to announce that legendary film director Monte Hellman's "Road to Nowhere" is an Official Selection of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, taking place March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The festival announced their complete features lineup this morning, selected from a record number of submissions.
"Monte Hellman's first feature film in 21 years is one of his finest and deepest, a twin peak to his 1971 masterpiece 'Two Lane Blacktop.'" - VarietyAbout The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival The SXSW Film Conference and Festival is a uniquely creative environment featuring the dynamic convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry heavyweights. A hotbed of discovery and interactivity, the event offers lucrative networking opportunities and immersion into the art and business of the rapidly evolving world of independent film.
"A certifiable masterpiece... sculpted with light and movement, bodies and sounds, Hellman goes for the essence: hurt and doubt." - Film Comment
"Hellman's first feature film in two decades is a triumphant return for one of cinema's masters." - Sight and Sound
"'Road to Nowhere' may also be as significant to the indie feature as 'Avatar' is to the popcorn movie." - The New York Times
Over the first five days, the Film Conference buzzes as world-class speakers, creative minds, and notable mentors tackle the latest filmmaking trends amidst the unmatched social atmosphere of the SXSW experience. Simultaneously, the internationally acclaimed, nine-day Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent, with a truly diverse program ranging from provocative documentaries to subversive Hollywood comedies. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com/film.