Thursday, March 26, 2009

THAS: Tobe Hooper's EGGSHELLS screened at the SXSW '09 Film Festival!

It turns out Tobe Hooper's very first film, his 1969 experimental film Eggshells, was specially screened last Tuesday, March 17th, at the SXSW (South-By-Southwest) Film Festival in the town of its very making - Austin, Texas - where, as a film student at the University of Texas, Hooper made this very first venture into feature-length filmmaking! Screened at the Alamo Drafthouse, Hooper himself was in attendance...  Hot damn, to have been there!

Allegedly the Texas counter-culture flick to end all Texas counter-culture flicks, the film is undergoing restoration now by Watchmaker Films and is apparently looking forward to a home video release by next year!  Color me psyched.  Color me psychedelic, in fact!

"Time and Spaced Film Fantasy"?  "An American Freak Illumination"?  We shall see someday, hopefully, if the film can live up to its absolutely golden [baked] taglines.

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