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Slamdance 2020: Award Winners Announced

Slamdance 2020 is winding down and with that the award winners for this year’s festival have been revealed. Heather Young‘s wonderful Murmur won the Jury Award for Narrative Feature, with Hasan Oswald‘s Higher Love winning the Jury Award for Documentary

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Slamdance 2020: SANZARU Review

Although it nearly doesn’t stick the landing, with things culminating abruptly and ending with less gravitas than the build-up had me anticipating, Sanzaru remains a thoughtfully crafted story that combines dread with melodrama to deliver a creepy, nuanced horror tale.

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Podcast: 353 – Slamdance 2020

This week, Adam and Kevin discuss a set of films screening at this year's Slamdance Film Festival including Murmur, Beware of Dog, Residue, Jasper Mall, and Sanzaru.

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Slamdance 2020: SANZARU Trailer

Ahead of its premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, a trailer has been released for Sanzaru, written and directed by Xia Magnus. This horror film involves a young woman moving in as a caretaker for a dementia patient only to find

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Slamdance 2020: Documentary HIGHER LOVE Gets a Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Hasan Oswald‘s documentary Higher Love ahead of its premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. The film follows a man desperately trying to save his pregnant girlfriend from the grip of addiction.

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Slamdance 2019: Award Winners Announced

The 2019 Slamdance Film Festival is rolling to a close and tonight the award winners from this year’s fest have been announced, with Nicole Brending‘s Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity in American Popular being awarded the jury prize for Narrative Feature.

Congratulations to

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Slamdance 2019: MARKIE IN MILWAUKEE Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming documentary Markie in Milwaukee, which is set to premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. Directed by Matt Kliegman, the film follows ten years in the life of a 7-foot-tall transgender woman as she

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Slamdance 2019: THE DRONE Gets a Trailer

A new trailer has dropped for the horror-comedy The Drone, which is set to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival later this month. Directed by Jordan Rubin, the film involves a sentient killer drone who terrorizes a couple of newlyweds. Alex Essoe, John

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Slamdance 2019: Competition and Breakout Lineups Announced

Believe it or not, Slamdance 2019 is fast approaching and today they announced the lineups for their competition and inaugural breakout programs. This year’s competition lineup will feature 11 narrative and 9 documentary features, 18 of which are premieres, including 10 World, 4

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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.