Electric Apricot, Wetlands Preserved To Screen at SXSW
The feature film line-up has been announced for SXSW 2007 and two films familiar to our readers will screen at the festival. Les Claypool’s directorial debut Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo, a mockumentary in the Spinal Tap vein will be part of the action. The film tracks the members of the band Electric Apricot as they navigate the jam scene, making their first record and their debut appearance at the one and only Festeroo. Also confirmed for SXSW is Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club, directed by site editor Dean Budnick. This film, named Best Documentary at the Asheville Film Festival and Best Unreleased Film at the Stony Awards, incorporates archival footage, soundboard recordings and the efforts of a dozen digital animators to chronicle the story of Tribeca’s Wetlands Preserve from February 1989 through September 2001. While SXSW has revealed it selections, screening times won’t be confirmed until next week.