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American Cinematheque to Present Best of Slamdance '06

By Indiewire | Indiewire February 3, 2006 at 7:03AM

The American Cinematheque's "The Alternative Screen: Independent Film Showcase" presents two evenings of award winners from the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival on Thursday, February 9th and 16th. Each program will begin at 7:30pm and will feature different films (shorts and features, narratives and documentaries). The Thursday, February 9th program is a 7:30pm screening of the grand jury award for best documentary,"Empire in Africa," which made its world premiere at Slamdance. Directed by Philippe Diaz, the film is the story of the unjust war the international community waged against civil war stricken Sierra Leone. The Thursday, February 16th program is a 7:30pm screening of the grand jury prizewinner for best narrative feature, "We Go Way Back," which also made its world debut at Slamdance. The film is wrtten and directed by Seattle-based filmmaker Lynn Shelton about 23-year-oldold actress Kate, whose adolescence has robbed of her bearings and her boundaries. Can a surreal confrontation with her 13-year-old self redeem her? For more information, visit their website. [Brian Brooks]
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The American Cinematheque's "The Alternative Screen: Independent Film Showcase" presents two evenings of award winners from the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival on Thursday, February 9th and 16th. Each program will begin at 7:30pm and will feature different films (shorts and features, narratives and documentaries). The Thursday, February 9th program is a 7:30pm screening of the grand jury award for best documentary,"Empire in Africa," which made its world premiere at Slamdance. Directed by Philippe Diaz, the film is the story of the unjust war the international community waged against civil war stricken Sierra Leone. The Thursday, February 16th program is a 7:30pm screening of the grand jury prizewinner for best narrative feature, "We Go Way Back," which also made its world debut at Slamdance. The film is wrtten and directed by Seattle-based filmmaker Lynn Shelton about 23-year-oldold actress Kate, whose adolescence has robbed of her bearings and her boundaries. Can a surreal confrontation with her 13-year-old self redeem her? For more information, visit their website. [Brian Brooks]







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