And so it was on January 24th 2013, just after 10pm Utah time, amongst a few hundred warm bodies in the main screening room at the Treasure Mountain Inn that The 19th Slamdance Film Festival came to close with a... More »
After a week in Park City I can tell you there is nothing quite like living and breathing The Slamdance Film Festival. But seeing some of these films at home ain't a bad option either. And It's a good thing... More »
One cool aspect of Slamdace that I have yet to talk about is Slamdance TV, which is a very cool gang of folks -- including Ben Hethcoat, Michael Felker and Eric Ekman -- who run around Park City making videos... More »
Not in Park City but want a taste of the cinematic anarchy that is Slamdance? No problem.Slamdace Studios have teamed up with the Facebook VOD platform, Cinecliq to bring you something uber special: Slamdance titles that you can catch right... More »
One of my most anticipated titles at this year's Slamdance has gotta be Nadia Szold's feature debut Joy de V. Every bit of info that has come my way, every still for this Brooklyn-set noir has piqued my interest more... More »
Within 24 hours the whole of the film world will have their sights locked onto Park City, Utah. I hope you've been reading my pal Ryland's coverage of Sundance, 'cause he knows what's up. As for me, my eyes will... More »
Selected for both the Berlin and Slamdance film festivals following a world premiere in Durban, award winning commercial director Harry Patramanis has crafted a unique and haunting dramatic thriller with his debut feature, Fynbos.A real estate developer, on the brink... More »
Chad Crawford Kinkle takes us into a backwoods cult with his upcoming Slamdance selection Jug Face. The story of a small community that worships a pit that brings them health in exchange for blood sacrifice, genre faves Larry Fessenden, Sean... More »
Slamdance is getting paranormal with the arrival of Scott Rutherford and Ben Peyser's horror comedy Ghost Team One.In order to impress a girl, two roommates set out to make a documentary about a murder that took place in their house... More »
If there is a more controversial topic right now than schoolyard violence I don't know what it is. And the Slamdance Film Festival is sure to rile some feathers and provoke some conversation with Matt Johnson's debut feature The Dirties.The... More »
What better way to spend the oncoming apocalypse than on a road trip with your BFF? The alternately bubbly and gruesome trailer for Brea Grant and Vera Miao's Best Friends Forever, which makes its bow next week at Slamdance, asks... More »
A late addition to the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival, Chad Crawford Kinkle's Jug Face is an example of the festival's focus on developing upcoming talent. The debut feature from the writer-director Jug Face won the Slamdance Writing Competition Grand Prize... More »
Mentioned earlier tonight in my post on the next round of Slamdance titles, the inaugural edition of a new project by the festival called Slam Collective, features seven festival alumni from five continents that have joined forces to play a... More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Socrates said, "Know thyself." A more contemporary philosopher from Oklahoma offered, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." Reading many business stories about Hollywood lately, it quickly becomes apparent that few have embraced either the Athenian master or the fine, folksy wisdom of Will Rogers. How else to...
Hollywood's annual pageant of nice dresses and the complex madness of John Travolta went off pretty much as expected - a few less for American Sniper than perhaps I cynically expected, and a few more for Birdman, which ain't Boyhood, but is an off-model enough Best Picture that I can't...
Film Comment Selects, Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual film series that showcases the best films from all corners of the world selected by folks at Film Comment magazine, marks the arrival of spring for New York cinephiles in an otherwise dreadful February/March movie season. This year's selections are as...
"Documentary Fortnight: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media," which screens at the Museum of Modern Art through February 27, once again brings an impressive array of new films, retrospectives, and installations to New York audiences. Two masters of documentary, Stanley Nelson and Barbara Kopple, open and close the...
Is box-office success a blessing or a curse? Ernesto Zelaya Minano, who is based in Peru, addresses that question in regard to the brand-new trailer for Asu Mare, the follow up to the 2013 smash hit. Critics are sharpening their knives, but audiences will decide on the film's ultimate financial...