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

Indie Filmmakers Assemble: Joe and Anthony Russo Return to Slamdance

Indie Filmmakers Assemble: Joe and Anthony Russo Return to Slamdance
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Before Joe and Anthony Russo became well-known directors by helming key episodes of Arrested Development and Community, and eventually taking the reins of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, the brothers were like most indie filmmakers—passionate, starving and driven. … read more

George Starks: In Memoriam

George Starks: In Memoriam

“I first met George in the late ’90s when Slamdance was determined yet struggling to establish itself in Utah. If it wasn’t for George, we wouldn’t be where we are today.” … read more

Two Sides of the Self: M/M at Slamdance

Two Sides of the Self: M/M at Slamdance
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M/M is a beautifully shot, modern and stylish film by director Drew Lint, and will show at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Supergirl

Slamdance Film Review: Supergirl
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Naomi Kutin is a fairly normal, Orthodox Jewish, preteen girl growing in New Jersey. The only catch: She is also a world-record-breaking powerlifter, who, at one point in the movie Supergirl, deadlifts almost three times her body weight. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

Slamdance Film Review: On The Sly: In Search of the...
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Starting innocently enough as a documentary of a fan trying to score an interview with their favorite musical artist, On the Sly turns into a decade-long search for Sly Stone, the frontman of Sly and the Family Stone and composer of hit classics like “Everyday People” and “Thank You.” … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Bogalusa Charm

Slamdance Film Review: Bogalusa Charm
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Bogalusa Charm chronicles the people of Bogalusa, who narrate their own interwoven histories as part of the collective lore of the town. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Cortez

Slamdance Film Review: Cortez
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Cinematically, Cortez is a beautiful film and focuses on the wild, unpredictable nature of the Southwest. It follows the story of struggling musician Jesse as he is aimlessly drifts from town to town, trying to make it as a solo musician after the breakup of his band. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Jia (The Family)

Slamdance Film Review: Jia (The Family)
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Patient and poised, Shumin Liu’s feature-film debut is a measured masterpiece. From muted start to wrenching denouement, Shumin Liu brings a considered and stylish sensibility to the ordinariness that imbues The Family’s story. … read more