by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE
>> Seventh Art Grabs Burning Man Doc
Seventh Art has acquired Fernando Velasquez’ “Burning Man: Where’s The Fire,” a documentary about the annual Nevada desert festival, and will release the
movie on video in conjunction with special event screenings and concerts
throughout the country.
>> Slamdance On the Road in Manhattan
The Slamdance Film Festival will be in New York next month to offer a day
of screenings and a party. On Friday, September 17th the festival will hold
a party at Ohm in Manhattan and the following day, the festival will screen
Jonathan Berman’s “My Friend Paul,” Carter B. Smith and Kevon Ford’s Jane’s
Addiction doc, “Three Days,” and Adam Abraham’s Slamdance audience award
winner, “Man of the Century” (the film will be released later this year
by Fine Line). The festival will also screen a selection of short films.
The New York Slamdance screenings are the latest in a series that has
visited Cannes, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Baltimore and the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, DC. Admission is free.
[To attend, RSVP to the Slamdance office at 323/466-1786 by Wednesday,
September 15. For any further information, visit the Slamdance website at
>> “Happy, Texas” to Close CMJ Festival
The CMJ FilmFest ’99 will close with “Happy, Texas,” Mark Illsley’s
Sundance ’99 competition entry starring Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, and
William H. Macy. On the closing night of the event, the festival will
also present its first awards, including best feature or documentary,
best short, and a CMJ award for excellence in the use of music in film.
[For CMJ FilmFest ticket information, call 516/498-3156 visit their
website at: http://www.cmj.com/FilmFest.]