Slamdance 2014: This Clip From ROVER Will Tell You How To "Tone It Down" In Space

Slamdance is known for being totally DIY. And this clip from Tony Blahd's Rover (or Beyond Human: The Venusian Future and the Return of the Next Level) backs that up wholeheartedly. A clueless film crew (who also happen to be... More »
  

Slamdance 2014 Review: SOMETIMES I DREAM I'M FLYING Considers The Form Of Ballet With Grace

I recently told a friend that one of my dreams was to see The Rite Of Spring performed as full-on a ballet. I said that really just thinking of Stravinsky's music -- as most of us probably do -- and... More »
  

Slamdance 2014 Review: LOVE STEAKS Is Bold, Brash And Beautifully Ugly

A flash in the pan. Hands on a middle aged body. Scented oils. Grease. Steaks sizzling. Hips. Thighs. Raw meat. Chakras. Auras. A slab of frozen lamb. The fizz-boom-fizz of industrial music kicking our ears in. The images keep pummeling... More »
  

Slamdance 2014 Review: ELLIOT Will Make You Believe In Canada's First Action Hero

Yes. You read that right. Canada's first action hero. China has Jackie Chan and Jet Li. America has Arnold and Sly. Europe has Jean-Claude Van Damme. And if Elliot Scott has his way, Canada will have... Elliot "White Lightning" Scott.... More »
  

Slamdance 2014 Review: COPENHAGEN, A Heartfelt Ode To The City, To Sorrow, And To Change

William is a twenty-something American traveling in Europe. Except he's Canadian 'cause "that's still a thing right?" He's obnoxious, rude, a veritable asshole, putting anything he's got left (a potent mix of self-loathing, male ego and hormones) into drinking and... More »
  

Slamdance 2014 Review: LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON Finds Forgivness In Darkness Alight

I've never been one to articulate very well my stance on documentaries as a storytelling medium. Ironic perhaps given my standing here at Twitch, but I can count on own my two hands the number of docs I've reviewed (though... More »
  

Exclusive: LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON Poster Debut

We are pleased to present the exclusive debut of the poster for Little Hope Was Arson, a documentary directed by Theo Love that will screen at the Slamdance Film Festival next week. January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: Get To Know The Inner World Of THE DIRTIES' Matt & Owen With This Fresh Trailer

Phase 4 and Kevin Smith Movie Club will be dropping The Dirties into North American theaters and on VOD this Friday, October 4. If you've been paying attention than you know we're big fans of the multi-award winning film here... More »
  

"You Can't Make A School Shooting Movie": Watch Two New Clips From THE DIRTIES

Fresh off showings at Fantastic Fest and Toronto After Dark, and just a week ahead of it's release from Phase 4 and The Kevin Smith Movie Club, we've got a pair of clips from The Dirties, the Slamdance Grand Jury... More »
  

"We're Just Here For The Bad Guys": New Trailer For THE DIRTIES Drops

An absolute favorite of mine when it premiered and won the top two prizes at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, Matt Johnson's The Dirties has been turning heads and racking up awards all year long on the festival circuit for... More »
  

Watch The Hilariously Absurd, Yet Genuinely Bittersweet Short Film TURTLE

One sure-footed thing about going to a festival like Slamdance is, ironically enough, the mini-surprises that can come in the form of short film programming. Playing in front of the Grand Jury prize winning feature The Dirties this past January,... More »
  

Slamdance 2013 Exclusive Video: Feast On The Anarchy That Is Slamdance!

The awards have been given, the screening rooms and offices are being disassembled as we speak, but Slamdance 2013 lives on and today we have a little video treat from the Slamdance TV gang of Ben Hethcoat and Michal Felker.... More »
  

Slamdance 2013 Exclusive Video: Forest Whitaker Talks Producing & VIPAKA

One cool aspect of Slamdace that I have yet to talk about is Slamdance TV, which is  a very cool gang of folks -- including Ben Hethcoat, Michael Felker and Eric Ekman -- who run around Park City making videos... More »
  

Haunting First Trailer For Berlin And Slamdance Selected Thriller FYNBOS

Selected for both the Berlin and Slamdance film festivals following a world premiere in Durban, award winning commercial director Harry Patramanis has crafted a unique and haunting dramatic thriller with his debut feature, Fynbos.A real estate developer, on the brink... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Pit Wants What It Wants And It Wants A Trailer For JUG FACE

Chad Crawford Kinkle takes us into a backwoods cult with his upcoming Slamdance selection Jug Face. The story of a small community that worships a pit that brings them health in exchange for blood sacrifice, genre faves Larry Fessenden, Sean... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Meet The Crew Of GHOST TEAM ONE In First Trailer

Slamdance is getting paranormal with the arrival of Scott Rutherford and Ben Peyser's horror comedy Ghost Team One.In order to impress a girl, two roommates set out to make a documentary about a murder that took place in their house... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance Embraces Controversy With First Trailer For THE DIRTIES

If there is a more controversial topic right now than schoolyard violence I don't know what it is. And the Slamdance Film Festival is sure to rile some feathers and provoke some conversation with Matt Johnson's debut feature The Dirties.The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Trailer For Slamdance Title BEST FRIENDS FOREVER Goes Nuclear

What better way to spend the oncoming apocalypse than on a road trip with your BFF? The alternately bubbly and gruesome trailer for Brea Grant and Vera Miao's Best Friends Forever, which makes its bow next week at Slamdance, asks... More »
  

Slamdance 2013 EXCLUSIVE: Pass It On In The Trailer For I WANT TO BE AN AMERICAN

Mentioned earlier tonight in my post on the next round of Slamdance titles, the inaugural edition of a new project by the festival called Slam Collective, features seven festival alumni from five continents that have joined forces to play a... More »
  

Slamdance 2012: Watch Exclusive Clip from THE SOUND OF SMALL THINGS

One of the Narrative Competition films we weren't able to cover in our Slamdance 2012 Preview is Peter McLarnan's minimalist relationship drama The Sound of Small Things. But we do have an exclusive clip from the film to share with... More »
  
 
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