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TromaDance Exits Park City, Heads “Home” to New Jersey

TromaDance Exits Park City, Heads "Home" to New Jersey

Styling it as a “move home,” the TromaDance Film Festival will host its 2010 edition of the festival at its home in Asbury Park, New Jersey after 10 years in Park City, UT coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival. The 11th edition of the totally free festival will take place on April 17, 2010 in Asbury Park at the ShowRoom, Asbury Park’s independent theater and the Asbury Lanes. Events will include world premiere screenings of what the event describes as “truly independent films” from around the world, a panel discussion with renowned figures in independent film, live music performances, the iconic TromaDance after-party, and this year for the first time, “independent bowling!”

“I believe that TromaDance has had a good effect on Sundance. The Sundance staff are much more supportive of and kinder to independent filmmakers,” said Lloyd Kaufman, TromaDance Film Festival founder in a statement. “Also, finally, Sundance is actually presenting an increasing number of truly independent movies – not just those Disney, Miramax, Fox Searchlight, and other vassals of the conglomerates. Furthermore, now that Geoff Gilmore has left Sundance, stirring the soup in Park City just isn’t as much fun.” All films submitted to TromaDance in Park City will be considered for the New Jersey festival. The extended deadline for film submissions is now March 20. [Brian Brooks]

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