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Festivals & Awards:
Emmy Nomination - Best Cultural Documentary (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Lone Star Chapter)
Best of SXSW 2004 - South by Southwest Film Festival
WINNER - Special Jury Award - Worldfest International Film Festival
WINNER - 2004 Telly Awards
WINNER - Oxford Film Festival
WINNER - Farmington Funny Film Festival
FINALIST - USA National Short Film Competition
WORLD PREMIERE - South by Southwest Film Festival
DESERT PREIMERE - La Kiva (and LOTS of bones)
SPECIAL FEATURE - US Congress Members Event
SPECIAL FEATURE - Big Apple Barbecue Block  Party
SPECIAL FEATURE - Alamo Drafthouse
SPECIAL FEATURE - Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art
SPECIAL FEATURE - Dallas Film Series
SPECIAL FEATURE - Independence Brewing Co.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Middlebury College
SPECIAL FEATURE - University of Texas at Austin
SPECIAL FEATURE - Texas Lutheran University
SPECIAL SELECTION - Spindletop Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Texas Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Great Lakes Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Annapolis Film Festival

Press Coverage:
People are talking about the little film from the big state of Texas. Check out some of the links below. Check out some of the links below and let us know where you've seen the film being discussed:

MSN's Slate Magazine Online
David Plotz consulted Director Chris Elley for the Texas segment of his Barbecue Pilgramage, resulting in anonymous emails asking Chris how they can get their hands on the BBQ Film. 

EFilm Critic - 4 Stars
"If somebody ever gets around to filming a documentary about the legendary Philadelphia cheesesteak,  I hope it's done with the same amount of good humor and respect for the culture that's evident throughout 'Barbecue'." - Scott Weinberg

Austin Chronicle "Pit Crew"
". . . Elley and his crew's mission to leave no dirt road unexplored left them with over 100 hours of footage . . . The doc has already caught the attention of connoisseurs from California to New York, and the group has been invited to Washington, D.C., to screen for a group of US Congressmen . . . " - Nora Ankrum

Austin American-Statesman - "'Cue Tape: This Movie is Smokin'"
"While Chris Elley of Austin was making his documentary 'Barbecue: A Texas Love Story,' he ate oatmeal to keep from exploding. So, spending 8 months on the road traveling 3,350 miles to film 40 or so barbecue spots is good for you." - John Kelso 

Film Threat - 
"Anne Richards, former governor of Texas, narrates this documentary and with her charismatic charm, she brings another entertaining layer to an already effervescent documentary . . . " - Rory L. Aronsky

The University Star - Texas State University
"Judging from the barbecue sauce smeared on his face and the scent of mesquite smoke emanating from his clothes, one can tell Texas State Alumnus and documentary filmmaker, Chris Elley, is in love." - David Doerr

FFilm Critic - SXSW Preview with Director Chris Elley