Without any further delay, we want to declare Prince Avalanche as one of the best films watched at SXSW 2013. I know the SXSW Film Awards say differently, but it was just fantastic. It was not a world premiere in Austin and had previously been seen at Sundance with rave reviews as well. The story is simple, two road workers, isolated in the recently burned woods of Texas in 1988, work every day on repainting those little yellow lines on the road while simply trying to get along. Alvin (Rudd) is dating the sister of Lance (Hirsch) and therefore has a greater connection. This is a story about friendship, brotherhood, family, and growing up. This is a remake of the Icelandic film Either Way (Á annan veg). Watch our video review for a more in-depth talk about the film and why it works so well.
by Angela Davis