As I was waiting in line for the SXXPRESS passes Friday morning, I noticed a familiar face behind me and immediately recognized him from one of my favorite Law & Order episodes where he plays a fantastically smarmy and charismatic man who chooses to act as his own defense at trial. Later, his name popped up as the director of a short film making it's World Premiere at SXSW as part of Texas Shorts and I knew I had to check it out. The versatile actor turned director has a tremendous list of credits in film and television and can most recently be seen in Showtime's Homeland and in NBC's Revolution.
One Armed Man is based on the stage play by Horton Foote of which Guinee starred in a production. With gorgeous cinematography and excellent direction, it's perfectly paced to give you a sense of thrill and anticipation as to what you realize is inevitable.
*Ok, so neither of the actors above were there, but this is such a lovely photo, I just had to use it.*
Last week, I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with some amazing actors and one fantastic director. Here's some of my quick insights. Stay tuned for more posts about this great movie! Showing today at SXSW with an extended Q&A with Wes Anderson!
Movie & Screening Info on Cinemit - watch a clip after the jump