Slamdance 2013: Special Screenings & Slam Collective Announced

Our next round of Slamdance news out of Park City, Utah (via Los Angeles) has arrived and it's quite an interesting sidebar that's a-brewing. Most notable is the first ever Slam Collective feature documentary made by seven Slamdance alumni from... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance Announces Their Feature Competition Titles For 2013!

Howdy there, folks. Today I come to you as Twitch's correspondent for all things Slamdance 2013. While you can expect much coverage from Slamdance's big brother fest up the street in Park City this coming January, I'll be down on... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: The Immediacy of Distance in THE SOUND OF SMALL THINGS

If you will indulge me for a moment, dear reader, let me preface this review with a personal story that directly relates to my first viewing of Peter McLarnan's 2012 Slamdance selected film.In early February I was stricken with Ramsay... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: SUNDOWNING - At The Edge Of Madness & The Forefront Of The Vanguard

A jolt in the night, a rustle of bed sheets; echoes of terrors remembered (or forgotten?); sweat; boiling up; "I'm thirsty"; a fever. An ill young woman is helped out of bed by her caretaker. Arm over arm, they stumble... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2012 Rounded Up

Mountains of thanks to Andy Jurgensen (@theJURG) for visiting the top of Main Street, Park City on multiple occasions last week and filing this awesome roundup! Now in its 18th incarnation, the Slamdance Film Festival is now considered Park City's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Sundance 2012 Preview: Short Films

As the clock ticks closer to Sundance kick-off on Thursday, we thought we'd give you a little bonus preview of some of the Short Films that caught our eye. Most have a trailer and a couple of the full shorts... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Slamdance 2012: Watch Exclusive Clip from THE SOUND OF SMALL THINGS

One of the Narrative Competition films we weren't able to cover in our Slamdance 2012 Preview is Peter McLarnan's minimalist relationship drama The Sound of Small Things. But we do have an exclusive clip from the film to share with... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Watch The Trailer For Documentary WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY

Stan "The Man" Lee. You may have heard of the guy. Who is he? Well, he's only the co-creator of Marvel's Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and the Fantastic Four - iconic characters that revolutionize the superhero... More »
By Al Young   
  

Slamdance 2012 Preview

Sundance ain't the only film game in town during Utah's busiest week of the year. Our Park City Preview Week wraps up today with a look at what's in store from the Slamdance Film Festival. We had a chance to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Slamdance 2012: High School Rituals Are Exposed AT THE FORMAL

I've only seen two of his short films, but clearly Melbourne filmmaker Andrew Kavanagh -- and by extension his producer Ramona Telecican -- is talent to watch.The two shorts I've seen, At the Formal and Kavanagh's latest one, Men of the... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   
  

Slamdance Special Screenings and Shorts Program 2012

Last week we brought you the Competition Lineup for this year's Slamdance Film Fest. Today we've got the 8 Special Screening features and 75 Shorts that round out the Park City program. "We're thrilled about this year's short film... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

SDCC 2011: Slamdance Hit Doc SUPERHEROES Gets a Release

One of the buzzworthy titles at Slamdance 2011 was the real life superhero (that's RLSH for the uninitiated) documentary Superheroes. Docurama Films/Newvideo/Flatiron has just announced they will be releasing the film on DVD November 15 after its HBO premiere August... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

SIFF 2011: WITHOUT Review

[With Mark Jackson's Without having its Northwest premiere this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival, I figured now was a good time to revisit my review from February.] There comes a point in Mark Jackson's debut feature where the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Trailer for Slamdance Winner WITHOUT

Well here we are, post Sundance hubbub and a lot of films that premiered there are now well on their way to international fests and releases later this year and next thanks to a healthier sales market than we've seen... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch The Slamdance Short BOTTLE

Kirsten Lepore's deceptively simple animated short Bottle has been making the festival rounds this winter with screenings at AFI Film Fest, and just winning the Grand Jury Sparky Award for Animated Short at the 17th annual Slamdance Festival. And the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2011: Trailer Premiere For Simon Arthur's Psychological Thriller SILVER TONGUES

Premiering in competition at Slamdance is Simon Arthur's Silver Tongues - the story of a pair of con artists working the con not for profit but, seemingly, for entertainment.Two lovers play a dark and dangerous game of deceit. Donning different... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2011: Full Trailer For Spanish Found-Footage Horror ATROCIOUS

After being presented as a work in progress in Sitges, where it scared the hell out of people, Spanish / Mexican found footage horror film Atrocious will soon be introduced to the rest of the world in competition at Slamdance.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance Announces 2011 Selections

With the complete Sundance lineup now out in public you had to know that Slamdance couldn't be far behind. And it wasn't. The complete list of competition selections for Slamdance 2011 was announced today and it's a compelling mix of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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