Slamdance Film Festival 2019 – The Vast of Night

Slamdance Film Festival 2019 – The Vast of Night
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Aside from radio, much of the film revolves around the exploration of then-newfound technology—tape recorders, broadband interference and fluorescent lights. This plot point provides The Vast of Night with a timely message. … read more

Slamdance Festival 2019 – Markie in Milwaukee

Slamdance Festival 2019 – Markie in Milwaukee
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This documentary follows Markie Wenzel, a transgender woman and former fundamentalist Baptist preacher, on her journey discovering her gender identity. It begins with her initial transition then, as the strain of rejection from church and family wear on her, the process of de-transitioning. … read more

Slamdance 2019 Film – Desolation Center and the Birth of the Modern Music Festival

Slamdance 2019 Film – Desolation Center and the Birth of...
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This year, the Slamdance Film Festival will debut Desolation Center, the story of the early iconoclasts of DIY culture and the roots of modern, outdoor music and performing-arts festivals. … read more

Slamdance Film Festival 2019 – Boni Bonita

Slamdance Film Festival 2019 – Boni Bonita
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Boni Bonita was shot over three years and magnificently across three formats: Super 16, 16 mm and digital. “When writing this film, I always pictured it with a nostalgic look,” says Barosa. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: The Professional: A Stevie Blatz Story

Slamdance Film Review: The Professional: A Stevie Blatz Story
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The Professional is an apt title for a film about someone going through the realest hustle, of owning one’s own business and trying to keep a life together around it. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture

Slamdance Film Review: Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from...
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The film is exactly what it markets itself as, an exploration of the manner in which female pop stars are exploited and misrepresented through the media and entertainment industry. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Behind the Bullet

Slamdance Film Review: Behind the Bullet
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Behind the Bullet tells the stories of Christen McGinnes, Will Little, Kevin Leonard and Taylor Dwyer, four people who, throughout the film, tell us how they have lived with the consequences after pulling the trigger. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: A Great Lamp

Slamdance Film Review: A Great Lamp
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A Great Lamp makes crucial points about the coded ways we talk about what it means to be well-adjusted or independent, and why these terms might be ultimately futile. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Beats

Slamdance Film Review: Beats
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If it’s not the most original movie, Beats excels in what seems to be its main goal: show the heartwarming and restorative power of true friendship. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Impetus

Slamdance Film Review: Impetus
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Alleyn’s journey through grief results in a fragmented story, one that quietly shudders between her introspective narration, her conversations with friends, and the film she is attempting to make. … read more