As the Slamdance Film Festival winds to a close, the award winners from this year’s edition have been announced. Trevor Stevens‘ Rock Steady Row won two big awards with Best Narrative Feature and the Audience Award. We were pretty big fans of
Perhaps, the most hindering aspect of the film would be its structure, which is comprised of six separate storylines, shuffled throughout the film with occasional overlap and interaction, and (to a certain extent) the characters who inhabit that structure.
Either from the often strikingly intimate handheld shots or his script, which bleeds unfiltered affection for his characters and the night-soaked streets of Berkeley, Quest is uncomplicated humanism that plays equally to the people at the front row as well as those at the back of theater.
With his camera at hand and a burning human to point it on, the most the film gets out of its subjects is an ill-advised, one-sided conversation where black residents and “woke” allies point to clear-cut racism and the folksy residents shrug their shoulders and deflect.
A new trailer has been released for Bert Scholiers‘ upcoming Belgian comedy Charlie and Hannah’s Grand Night Out, which is set to screen later this week at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The film sounds delightfully absurdist, revolving around two
A new trailer for Morrisa Maltz‘s documentary Ingrid has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. The film takes a look at a prominent fashion designer who dropped everything and moved to the woods becoming a hermit.
One film that I’m very interested in checking out at Slamdance this year (and one that we previously featured on Kickstart Sunday) is Wendy McColm‘s dark comedy Birds Without Feathers, and today its first trailer was released. The film revolves around