Slamdance Lineup Announced; List Includes 10 World Premiere Competition Films

by Mark Rabinowitz

The 4th Annual Slamdance Film Festival announced it's line up yesterday
featuring it's largest line up of new American films to date. The 1998 fest
will screen 12 feature films and 18 shorts, culled from over 1,300
submissions. 10 of the 12 films are world premieres. The festival is set to
run from January 16-23, 1998 at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City,
Utah, site of the concurrent Sundance Film Festival.

As well as the competition films and shorts, the festival will be screening
several special events, including: the "South Park" team's debut feature,
"Cannibal! The Musical", a film about a mountain guide named Alfred Packer
who led a group of hikers into the mountains...and ate them when they
became marooned; the world premiere of Robert Byington's "Olympia" (produced
by Jason Silver, Adrienne Gruben and SXSW topper, Nancy Schafer), and the
theatrical premiere of Marina Zenovich's documentary, "Independent's Day".

The following films are screening in competition:

-- "20 Dates", directed by Myles Berkowitz, featuring Tia Carrere.

-- "Burn", directed by Scott Storm. The film is executive produced by Bryan
Singer ("The Usual Suspects"), Adam Duritz and David Hayter.

-- "Caged", directed by Rand Alexander.

-- "Central Standard Time", directed by Scott Large.

-- "Every Dog Has His Day", directed by Marc Chiat.

-- "Goreville, USA", directed by Seth Henrikson and David Sarno, with an
original soundtrack by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

-- "Jefftowne", directed by Daniel Kraus.

-- "Pariah", directed by Randolph Kret. Featuring music by Minor Threat.

-- "Phantom Pain", directed by Directed by Neil Matsumoto.

-- "Scrapple", directed by Christopher Hanson.

-- "Six String Samurai", directed by Lance Mungia.

-- "Surrender Dorothy", directed by Kevin Di Novis.

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