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Slamdance 2018 Review: MAN ON FIRE, One Man's Ultimate Sacrifice and a Town's Reckoning With Its Racism

On June 23, 2014, a 79-year-old Methodist minister named Charles Moore drove to a nearly deserted shopping center parking lot in his former hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, poured gasoline on himself, and set himself on fire. The note Moore...

Slamdance 2018 Review: BIRDS WITHOUT FEATHERS Still Flock Together

We’ve all felt lonely and isolated at one point or another; it’s a feeling that comes and goes. But for the six wayward protagonists of Wendy McColm’s dark comedy/drama Birds Without Feathers, it’s an inescapable part of their lives, a...

Slamdance 2018 Review: HUMAN AFFAIRS, An Intimate Drama With Panoramic, Cosmic Scope

Human Affairs is nominally about the effect of an impending surrogate birth on the childless couple involved, but its title points to its far more panoramic scope. Bracketed by decades-spanning sequences of still photographs, Human Affairs visually and thematically places its three principal characters within...

HUMAN AFFAIRS: Watch This Clip From Charlie Birns' Slamdance Entry

Yesterday, a clip for Charlie Birns' Slamdance entry, the drama Human Affairs, premiered over at The Playlist. We can now share that clip from Birns' feature film debut with you below and it is very much worth checking out; such...

WITHDRAWN: Watch The New Trailer For Slamdance Hit

Adrian Murray's Slamdance hit Withdrawn releases November 14th through Syndicado and we're proud to present a new trailer for the film that our own Ben Umstead compared to the early work of Richard Linklater. Aaron Keogh stars here as a...

Exclusive Trailer: WITHOUT, One of the Best Debuts of the Decade

In the world of indie film, Mark Jackson's debut feature, Without, is that rare breed: it is a work that truly came out of nowhere, was made for no money, then gained great esteem from festivals and critics all over...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Exclusive Trailer: Catch THE CURE

From Spaceboy to Red Luck, filmmaker Mike Olenick's certain brand of strange has been infecting the festival circuit these past few years, creeping and delighting audiences from Slamdance to Fantasia. His latest short film, The Cure, is a mesmerizing sci-fi...

Slamdance 2017 Review: WEATHER HOUSE Roofs Absurdism and Minimalism For Timely Allegory

The initial setup of Weather House, the directorial feature debut by Frauke Havemann (co-directed by Erik Schefter) remains basic throughout the whole duration of the film. A group of people whose relations are not disclosed and who could easily be...

Slamdance 2017 Review: AEROTROPOLIS, An Elegantly Made Portrait of (Sub)Urban Alienation

Li Jheng-neng's debut feature is an elegant, microbudget vision of urban/suburban anomie, which has qualities that will be familiar to intrepid art filmgoers, especially those conversant with the films of Li's fellow Taiwanese countryman Tsai Ming-liang.

Slamdance 2017 Review: WITHDRAWN Maxes Out its Miserabilism for Introspection

Aaron (Aaron Keogh), who left his mother's home, lives with Adrian in a basement-like apartment that permits each of them to live their own lives, clean their clothes, make their food, watch never-ending conspiracy videos and tutorials on Youtube, as...

Slamdance 2017 Review: WEXFORD PLAZA, A Small Slice Of Real Life

Wexford Plaza plays out its story on a small and intimate scale, a picture of suburban life which probably repeats itself in many an abandoned strip mall. Joyce Wong didn't feel the need to go big, and this affecting little slice of life is all the better for it.

Slamdance 2017: Watch The Trailer For The Demon Yakuza Short Film, HELL FOLLOWS

As the Slamdance Film Festival draws closer it is time to give everyone a taste of the madness that it is about to fall upon the audiences when they watch Brian Harrison's short film Hell Follows. Here is the trailer...

Slamdance 2017: Matthew Wade's PLENA STELLARUM, Part of Animated Shorts Program

Already having played at numerous festivals around the world Matthew Wade's animated short film Plena Stellarum will screen at Slamdance in their Animation Shorts Program.    Wade passed along a collection of stills and the short teaser from his short...

Slamdance 2017: Introducing Filmmaker Brian Harrison And His Short Film HELL FOLLOWS

As 2017 begins the first important film festival for emerging filmmakers kicks off in Park City, Utah, at the end of the month. Running counter to the bigger named festival, Slamdance`s mandate has always been to support up and coming...

Slamdance Presents Picks Up Indie Sci-fi Darling EMBERS

Science Fiction with vision -- and done on a budget no less -- is one of our favorite kinds of cinema to give attention to here at ScreenAnarchy. Claire Carré's feature debut Embers is exactly one of those indie sci-fi...

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,...

Slamdance 2016 Review: DRIFTWOOD, On The Strange Life Of Objects

Against the onslaught of the crashing surf we arise into a world of soft, foaming white. From a distance, we can make out an approaching figure. Soon we see it's a she, a young woman, soaked to the bone, shivering...

Slamdance 2016: DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP Trailer Explores Madness And Music

As per usual, anyone headed to Slamdance 2016 film festival will have a dizzying array of truly independent features and shorts from which to choose. This includes documentaries on odd subjects, such as Dead Hands Dig Deep, which explores the...

Slamdance 2016 Exclusive: FURSONAS Clip Answers The Question 'Who Are We?'

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival, Fursonas is a documentary about enthusiasts who get dressed up in animal costumes. Yet they are far more than mascots who might be sighted at a sporting event....

Slamdance 2015 Exclusive Clip: Share The Joy Of CONCRETE LOVE

TwitchFilm is proud to present an exclusive clip from the Slamdance selected Concrete Love, a documentary by Maurizius Staerkle Drux about the Böhms, a renowned family of German architects in their third generation. The film is a marvel of filmmaking,...