2003 Slamdance Film Festival Lineup
(indieWIRE: 12.10.02) — The Lineup for the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival:
FEATURE FILMS SCREENING IN COMPETITION:
ALL NIGHT BODEGA – (France/USA, 90 min., 2002, Narrative) A troubled teen is learning to assert herself and make her own choices as she comes of age in a foster home in Spanish Harlem. She tumbles into a path of violence and misdeeds…then destiny intervenes. With Jaime Tirelli (GIRLFIGHT). Directed by Felix Olivier.
ASSISTED LIVING – (USA, 77 min., Narrative, 2002) WORLD PREMIERE A janitor in a nursing home spends his days getting high and enjoying the surrealism of resident life. When he develops an unlikely friendship with an elderly woman whose mind is faltering, his compassion drives him to knowingly jeopardize his job. Directed by Elliot Greenebaum.
BRIAR PATCH – (USA, 104 min., Narrative, 2002) A modern, Southern Gothic tale of true love and murder. With Dominique Swain, Henry Thomas and Karen Allen. Directed by Zev Berman.
DIE KURVE – (THE CURVE, Germany, 40 min., Narrative, 2002) WORLD PREMIERE Two outcast brothers live at the base of a rocky mountain ensconced in dangerous, curving roads. The spoils from the numerous car wrecks are their livelihood. Then one day there is a survivor. Directed by Felix Fuchssteiner.
GO WHEREVER YOU WANNA GO – (China, 40 min., Narrative, 2001) US PREMIERE A haunting story about two Chinese teens who kidnap a business woman and hold her for ransom in an effort to fund the trip of their dreams. The experience transforms the older woman in unexpected ways. Directed by Nan Wu.
IN SMOG AND THUNDER – (USA, 46 min., Narrative, 2002) A mockumentary about a Civil war between Northern and Southern California. Directed by Sean Meredith.
LOU LOVES PEOPLE – (USA, 85 min., Narrative, 2002) In order to take a job coaching kids, Lou Benedetti, an ex-boxer, must lose his stutter and confront a lifetime of violent behavior. Written by Quinn K. Redeker (THE DEER HUNTER). Directed by Bret Carr.
MELVIN GOES TO DINNER – (USA,84 min., Narrative, 2002) WORLD PREMIERE. Melvin goes to dinner with three almost complete strangers. They discuss marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizard’s jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, stewardesses, masturbation, and how it’s all going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Directed by Bob Odenkirk (Actor/Writer Mr. Show with Bob & David (HBO), Writer – Saturday Night Live, Get A Life).