Slamdance 2016: Discover 10 Highly-Anticipated Features, Docs & Shorts

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Post-apocalypse, punks & misfits: Discover 10 features, documentaries and short films by women directors screened at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 22-28.

Summary: Narrative Features Competition | Documentary Features Competition | Special Screenings | Short Films Double Programs

 

NARRATIVE FEATURES COMPETITION

Chemical Cut by Marjorie Conrad

23-year-old Irene is an artistic misfit turned LA model busy searching for identity, inspiration and a kindred spirit while surrounded by competition, absurdity, and so many nude bras.

Director & Screenwriter: Marjorie Conrad
Cast: Lexi Johnson, Nicolas Coster, D.A. Sandoval
USA – World Premiere

January 23rd, 2016 12:30PM- Ballroom
January 25th, 2016 9:45PM- Ballroom

Plays with the short film Tampoon
Director: Jeanne Jo
Screenwriters: Jeanne Jo, Nick Musurca

The Lesson by Ruth Platt

A grisly study of the relationship between a tormented teacher and the troubled teens who bear his wrath once he snaps; this morally challenging horror film is dark, claustrophobic, and shockingly eloquent.


Director & Screenwriter: Ruth Platt
Cast: Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová
UK – North American Premiere

January 23rd, 2016 10:30PM- Ballroom
January 26th, 2016 10:00AM- Ballroom

Plays with Red Folder
Director & Screenwriter: Ben Kallam

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION

1ha 43a by Monika Pirch

After inheriting a plot of farming land near Dusseldorf, Monika explores the potential of her field through administrative, historic and poetic methods and manages to reconnect with the land and her ancestry in a beautiful and unexpected way.

Director & Screenwriter: Monika Pirch
(Germany) North American Premiere

January 22nd, 2016 12:45PM- Gallery
January 26th, 2016 3:00PM- Ballroom

Plays with the short film If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy
Director: Mea de Jong
Cast: Laura Dols, Ate de Jong

Los Punks; We Are All We Have by Angela Boatwright

A cobbled-together family of Hispanic youth comprise the thriving backyard punk scene of South Central and East L.A.: bands, fans, and production are interwoven into a sub-culture of thrash, noise and pits.

Director: Angela Boatwright
Screenwriter: Christine Triano
Cast: Gary Alvarez, Nacho Corrupted, April Desmadre
USA – World Premiere

Plays with Repoman
Director: Giacomo Gex
Screenwriters: Giacomo Gex, Bruno Gex

January 23rd, 2016 8:00PM- Ballroom
January 25th, 2016 1:00PM- Gallery

Peanut Gallery by Molly Gandour

An intimate and unflinching exploration of one family’s tragic loss and their attempt to heal after decades of silence.


Director & Screenwriter: Molly Gandour
USA

Plays with the short film Rotatio
Director: Ian McClerin

January 24th, 2016 12:15PM- Ballroom
January 26th, 2016 7:30PM- Gallery

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Embers by Claire Carré

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After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory.


Director: Claire Carré
Screenwriters: Charles Spano, Claire Carré
Cast: Jason Ritter, Iva Gocheva, Greta Fernández, Tucker Smallwood, Karl Glusman, Silvan Friedman, Roberto Cots, Dominique Swain
USA, Poland

January 28th, 2016 5:30PM- Ballroom

SHORT FILMS DOUBLE PROGRAMS

And Nothing Happened
by Naima Ramos-Chapman

A young woman juggles between the mundane and the extraordinary in an attempt to leave her NYC apartment.

Director & Screenwriter: Naima Ramos-Chapman
Cast: Naima Ramos-Chapman, Jamilya Ramos-Chapman, Angela Silverio, Carl Rube
USA – World Premiere

Plays alongside the feature film All the Colors of the Night
January 25th, 2016 3:00PM- Ballroom
January 27th, 2016 7:30PM- Gallery

Becoming Blair by Bri Barsalou

Becoming Blair by Bri Barsalou

Blair is a transgender young adult living in Texas and transitioning with mixed reactions from his conservative parents.

Director: Bri Barsalou
USA – World Premiere
Cast: Blair Hanner, Sue Hanner, Karl Hanner

Plays with the feature film Fursonas
January 22nd, 2016 10:00AM- Ballroom
January 25th, 2016 10:00PM- Gallery

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