I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Editor
Last year we saw Judd Apatow’s “work-in-progress” premiere of TRAINWRECK at the South by Southwest Film Festival. This year, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s R-rated animated comedy SAUSAGE PARTY will make its debut as a work-in-progress at SXSW on Monday, March 14. Festivalgoers will get the rare chance to see the film in its raw, raunch-filled glory ahead of its June 3rd release.
SAUSAGE PARTY – starring the voices of Rogen, Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill – puts forth an unique yet funny premise: one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. Check out the official SXSW press release below, along with the film’s first image above.
“We’re thrilled to announce the addition of a work-in-progress screening of Sausage Party. This animated feature, a Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures presentation and a Point Grey production, is about as raucous and hilarious as you’d expect from the fertile minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
We’ve long embraced and celebrated comedy at SXSW, and SAUSAGE PARTY (Work-In-Progress) features the vocal talents of some of the greatest comedy actors of our time, including SXSW alumni Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll and Jonah Hill as well as some surprises.
This is not Rogen’s first time at SXSW, having appeared with NEIGHBORS and OBSERVE AND REPORT, and he and Goldberg will also present their Episodic title PREACHER at this year’s event.
This screening is a Special Event, but it’s also part of Convergence and SouthBites, which means it’s open to all badge types. Don’t miss it – SAUSAGE PARTY (Work-In-Progress) screens Monday, March 14 at 9:15 pm at the Paramount Theatre.”