Slamdance 2018: Award Winners Announced

As the Slamdance Film Festival winds to a close, the award winners from this year’s edition have been announced. Trevor StevensRock Steady Row won two big awards with Best Narrative Feature and the Audience Award. We were pretty big fans of

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Slamdance 2018: HUMAN AFFAIRS Review

Just recently I stated that, when it comes to films featuring cinematography from Sean Price Williams, it would be nearly impossible for me to view the overall project as anything less than worthwhile based on this simple fact alone.

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Slamdance 2018: BIRDS WITHOUT FEATHERS Review

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.

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Slamdance 2018: QUEST Review

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.

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Slamdance 2018: MAN ON FIRE Review

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.

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Slamdance 2018: INGRID Review

It’s a gently mounted series of observational moments, less of a congealed, thesis-based documentary and more of a video diary.

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Slamdance 2018: FAKE TATTOOS Review

Fake Tattoos is a lovely first feature, even if at times it feels like the French Canadian punk version of a number of different romantic films from Garden State to Before Sunrise.

Slamdance 2018: Morrisa Maltz’s INGRID Trailer

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.