2009 in Review: My Favorite Photos


Film Incentive Bill Signing

As 2009 draws to a close, we at Slackerwood decided to do the same damn thing every single other website and publication does, and write some retrospective entries. We've got lists on the horizon; you've been warned. But we're having some fun with the lists and with our "2009 in Review" series, so I don't think you'll be disappointed.

I'm going to kick things off with a photo essay of my favorite photos that I took in 2009. I could probably do another essay of other people's photos (and who knows, I just might), but it was difficult enough to pick a manageable selection of my own. Some of these are good photos, some are not great but I like 'em anyway for various reasons. I'm not including a lot of text because this is a photo essay, not a novella.

Local filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater look like they're up to something, but really they're waiting for the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the reopening of Austin Studios revamped soundstage (article, Flickr set):

No need to be coy, guys.

An actual "Jump to Conclusions" mat on the red carpet for the 10th anniversary screening of Office Space at the Paramount (article, Flickr set):

Jump to Conclusions

Filmmaker Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) kindly stopped for photographers who recognized him as he entered the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards event (article, Flickr set):

TXFHOF 2009 116 (edited)

McAllen-born filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) looked like she was having fun on the Texas Film Hall of Fame red carpet:

TXFHOF 2009 129

Finally, from the same red carpet, actor Dennis Quaid:

TXFHOF 2009 138 (edited)

Film critics Scott Weinberg and Karina Longworth on a panel during SXSW (SXSW Flickr set):

SXSW 2009

Filmmaker Andrew Bujalski (Beeswax, which was shot in Austin) and SXSW Film Director Janet Pierson outside of Alamo South Lamar during SXSW:

SXSW 2009

The subject of the documentary Along Came Kinky, Kinky Friedman, during a Q&A at the Paramount after the film's premiere at SXSW:

SXSW 2009

A shot of Robert Rodriguez at Troublemaker Studios during the film incentive bill signing event in April (article, Flickr set):

Film Incentive Bill Signing

Mike Judge offers a rare grin on the Extract red carpet (article, Flickr set):

'Extract' World Premiere in Austin

Woody Harrelson is surrounded by the undead on the "zombie red carpet" for the Fantastic Fest Zombieland screening at the Paramount. It was a toss-up between the photo below and this one.

Day Two: Zombieland

Zombieland star Emma Stone having fun on the red carpet at the Paramount:

FF Day Two: Zombieland

Alamo Drafthouse founders Tim and Karrie League taking a brief break outside Alamo South Lamar during Fantastic Fest (Flickr set):

Fantastic Fest: Day 7

Filmmaker Ron Howard on the Apollo 13 red carpet at Austin Film Festival (Flickr set):

Apollo 13 red carpet

Clint Howard, at the same red carpet, pausing to whisper something into the ear of a longtime local photographer. It felt kind of like high school for a moment:

Apollo 13 red carpet

Can't wait to bring you more fun photos of the Austin film scene in 2010.