Kelly

Kelly
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In his feature film directorial debut, James Stenson brings us Kelly, a documentary about Kelly Van Ryan, a transgender prostitute living in Los Angeles. Stenson reveals Kelly’s life in layers, starting with her living in high demand. But as more about Kelly is revealed, the more one-dimensional she becomes. … read more

Sundowning

Sundowning
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Frank Rinaldi’s debut feature film, shot entirely in Singapore, follows a woman in her twenties named Shannon (played by Shannon Fitzpatrick) as she deals with the early onset of dementia. … read more

OK, Good

OK, Good
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In his feature film directorial debut, Daniel Martinico brings us OK, Good, a film following the experiences of Los Angeles based actor Paul Kaplan. As he goes to auditions, trains with an acting workshop and goes about his daily life in LA, Paul finds himself in some frustrating situations, which eventaully cause him to lose his calm composure and spiral out of control. … read more

Buffalo Girls

Buffalo Girls
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In this challenging documentary, director Todd Kellstein gives us a sympathetic look into the world of Stam and Pet, just two of the 30,000 professional Muay Thai fighters in rural Thailand’s underground child boxing circuit. Stam and Pet, both eight years old, are prodded into the boxing circuit by their parents, who use the large prize sums to support each of their families in a struggling farming community. … read more

Heavy Girls

Heavy Girls
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Daniel, a middle-aged man with a wife and son, serves as 90-year-old Edeltraut’s caretaker while her son, Sven, works during the day. When Edeltraut, suffering from dementia, locks David out on her balcony and takes off, David and Sven search the streets of Berlin to track her down. Thus begins the start of their unspoken secret romance. … read more

On Tender Hooks

On Tender Hooks
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We hear Ozzy Osbourne wailing in the background as Damien rises into the air, hanging several feet above the ground from the hooks in his back. Then the film fades to black—at least for me, because I passed out cold. I came to as the end credits rolled—apparently I had slumped over onto the audience member to my left and had missed the end of the film. … read more

Bindlestiffs

Bindlestiffs
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A riotous and irreverent tale of three high school virgins and their quest to “fuck shit up,” Bindlestiffs is like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Superbad on crack—literally. Suspended from school for graffiti after The Catcher in the Rye is banned, Andrew, Luke and John check into an inner-city motel, determined to experience the world, Holden Caulfield style. What follows is a week of debauchery as the boys go looking for love, good times and poon. … read more

Wild in the Streets

Wild in the Streets
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Peter Baxter, the current president of Slamdance and one of its founders, revealed his latest documentary in a special screening during the Slamdance 2012 festival. Narrated by Sean Bean, Wild in the Streets focuses on the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, built along the Henmore River, where the townspeople have been playing a game called Shrovetide for over 1,000 years. … read more

Hope. You Like Crap.

Hope. You Like Crap.
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20 years ago, Shaun Parker made a horrible student film. In Hope. You Like Crap., Parker shows the film in its entirety, talking shit on it and his former pretentious self with amusingly scathing, self-depreciating commentary. … read more

Danland

Danland
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“I’m in love with the concept of being in love,” says amateur porn producer Dan Leal, aka Porno Dan, in the beginning of this documentary following his unrelenting search for love amid porn conventions and gangbangs. But for co-dependent sex addict Porno Dan, love is hard to come by when sex with hundreds of women is business as usual. … read more