As with a lot of short films, you are fed bizarre stories with even stranger characters. Caterwaul is no exception. It is the story of an old man who fishes for lobsters off the coast of Massachusetts, but that’s where things get weird.
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If you want to get to know somebody who lives far away from you, sending a bunch of short videos back and forth to one another seems like an outdated approach. With so many social media outlets to choose from, it is now longer a pain-in-the-ass to get in touch with friends living anywhere in the world. Hell, even sending a basic email is by far an easier method than shooting, editing, and sending a video to someone, and then waiting for a response.
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Renatol Zuchelli is a very large Italian man wearing a dirty tank top, sporting a scruffy beard, and plodding his way through some remote, green hills in Italy. Your first impression “The Last Shepherd” isn’t much at all. But by the end of this great documentary, you’re view of Zuchelli makes a complete 180-degree turn.
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The rise of fall of celebrities can either be a sad or amusing thing to watch. But in the film, He’s Way More Famous Than You, director Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Partners) depicts the latter, with a heavily satirical take on the film industry. … read more
This collective documentary depicts seven short films from seven different directors, the first of its kind to screen at Slamdance. Unlike other short blocks, which screen several unique films back-to-back, the directors of each short build on the ideas of the previous one. … read more
Although the majority of Slamdance films tend to either be gripping documentaries or dramatic narratives, Ghost Team One is the complete opposite of both. There’s nothing to learn or gain from this film, as the only point is to make you laugh—and that it does. … read more
When a son gives his father a degrading nickname like “the visitor,” that usually indicates their relationship is not going too well. But even though this is a German film with subtitles, director Constanze Knoche delivers a dramatic story that easily translates across language barriers. … read more
This story takes place in the rural woods of the Deep South, and it may just be the most dark and bloody films about pottery ever made. A tight-knit community of moonshine-making hillbillies devote themselves to an evil pit in the ground, which they keep happy by occasionally sacrificing one of their people. … read more