By Sanyukta Thakare Ask No Questions takes a serious look at the power of media under the control of an authoritarian figure like the government. By following the story of a Chen Ruichang who refused to give up his belief, the film also reminds us the truth will prevail, one way or other. What’s shocking is, this story wasn’t that far back. It was within the decade’s … Continue reading “Ask No Questions” A blown Away Look at Controlled Media
By Sanyukta Thakare Bastard’s Road is a journey taken on with no self-interest or benefit. It was meant to be a medium of survival, but instead, it becomes a beacon of love, and hope for so many others. Directed by Brian Morrison, the documentary feature may help many veterans as well as their family members who are in need of inspiration to keep going and … Continue reading Bastard’s Road Talks About The Strength To Keep Going, Something that Is Important in today’s time
Murmur receives Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize while Higher Love takes Documentary Prize. Audience Awards given to narrative feature Residue and documentary feature Bastards’ Road Shoot to Marry takes home Best of Breakouts Audience Award Carlota Pereda, director of Piggy, receives AGBO Fellowship, presented by Slamdance alumni Joe and Anthony Russo The 26th Slamdance Film Festival today announced the winners of their annual … Continue reading 2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS
By Sanyukta Thakare SANZARU is a Gothic tale, a journey to the heart of a haunted house. A house haunted, as much by death, as by secrets. Sanzaru does not belong in your immediate ideas of horror, there are no creepy faces or bodies lurking in the dark. Instead, we meet the demons of our minds and our pasts. The only way out is … Continue reading Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets
By Steven Buckner When I first saw Director Aaron With’s Out Of Tune, I have to admit that I never saw a movie like this and that is a good thing. It is a story about a civilization that worships a musical chord. One might think how can a civilization worship a musical chord. Well that is why you need to see this movie! Between … Continue reading Aaron With’s Out Of Tune Will Premiere At The 2020 Slamdance Film Festival
By Vernon Nickerson Murmur, a film written and directed by Heather Young, making its debut at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival, takes an intimate look at the intersections between 1. a lonely and heartsick mother who longs to love and be loved in return, 2. the substances the mother has used to numb her pain, 3. a lonely and heartsick dog who desperately wants tender … Continue reading Murmur: A Glorious Summer in the Winter of Our Discontent
Heartbroken Filmmaker Steve Markle Focuses His Camera On Women To Film A Doc And Find The Love Of His Life. The Slamdance Film Festival will host the World Premiere of the rom-com doc Shoot To Marry, the long-awaited follow-up to Canadian filmmaker Steve Markle’s cult classic Camp Hollywood. The documentary is part of the Breakouts Selection, which showcases films by feature directors who … Continue reading Northern Banner Acquires Canadian Distribution Of 2020 Slamdance’s World Premiere Doc SHOOT TO MARRY
By Vernon Nickerson “Love is beautiful and painful…what else is there?” Thankfully, there is also Shoot to Marry, a 2020 Slamdance Film Festival selection. Written, produced, and directed by documentarian Steve Markle, Shoot to Marry is a quirky video memoir of one man’s journey (Markle) in search of a life partner. From a home base in Toronto, Steve introduces the audience to an array of … Continue reading All Aboard for Shoot to Marry, Steve Markle’s 21st Century ‘Love Train’
Photo selects: (Ieft, top) A scene from Film About a Father Who directed by Lynne Sachs. The Opening Night film will have its world premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. (right, top) A scene from Special Screening Animation Outlaws. Photo courtesy of Kat Alioshin. (center) A scene from Breakouts film Shoot to Marry. Photo courtesy of Andrew Hunt. Download photos. Festival Announces Special Event with … Continue reading 2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LYNNE SACHS’ FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO, AN EXPLORATION OF HER FATHER IRA SACHS SR.
Presenting the Feature Film Programs of Slamdance 2020: NARRATIVE FEATURES 1986 (Germany, Belarus) North American Premiere Director/ Screenwriter: Lothar Herzog While Elena repeatedly has to drive into the ‘forbidden zone’ of Chernobyl in order to make deals for her father, her life seems more and more contaminated by a destructive force… Cast: Daria Mureeva, Evgeni Sangadzhiev, Vitali Kotovitski, Alexei Filimonov, Helga Filippova, Alexei Kravchenko A … Continue reading Official Selection Features of Slamdance 2020
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