Attack The Block wins Midnight Feature award for ‘Best Film’ at SXSW 2011

SXSW 2011: ‘Attack The Block’ wins Midnight Feature award for ‘Best Film’

Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block was the hands-down best movie we saw at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Sadly, the film wasn’t playing in competition in SXSW’s “Narrative Feature” category (the award ended up going to Natural Selection, if you’re curious), but it was in competition in the “Midnight Feature” category. After much speculation– and after a little bit of controversy– Attack The Block has just been announced as the winner of that award. Read on for the news, my gentle Examiner readers…

AUSTIN, TX– This week, the SXSW Film Festival has been unleashing a torrent of great films upon the army of film geeks attending this year’s festival, and the film that everyone– and I mean everyone– has been talking about has been Joe Cornish’s alien-invasion comedy Attack The Block. The film– Cornish’s first feature– sports a cast made up almost entirely of unknowns and, sadly, still doesn’t have American distribution (more on that in a moment)…but it did just earn one helluva consolation prize: Attack The Block has just been announced as the best film in SXSW’s “Midnight Feature” category. (…)

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