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December 10, 2009 9:20 AM
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Slamdance Unveils 2010 Lineup

The 2010 Slamdance Film Festival has released its lineup for its sixteenth installment. The festival will run January 21 - 28, 2010 in Park City, UT.

Narrative Competition (Descriptions provided by the festival, and all films are from the US unless otherwise noted):

"Cummings Farm" - directed by Andrew Drazek. World Premier, 103 min
Cast: Laura Silverman
Cummings Farm is a disturbing comedy about an orgy at a lakeside strawberry farm. Three couples at the end their twenties give group sex a go, naively hoping it will grant them enlightenment.

"Drones" - directed by Amber Benson & Adam Busch. World Premier, 96 min
Cast: Angela Bettis, Jonathan M. Woodward
When Brian walks in on his best friend's closet time, he discovers a universal threat to his life, job and the Earth itself!

"The Four-Faced Liar" - directed by Jacob Chase. World Premier, 100 min
Cast: Emily Peck, Marga Lewis Ryan, Todd Kubrack
When small town couple, Molly and Greg, meets best friends Trip and Bridget, unexpected sparks fly. As friendship slides into passion, Molly must choose between a guy she took for granted, and the girl she can't resist.

"The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu" - directed by Henry Saine. World Premier, 82 min
Cast: Devin McGinn
Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft. He and his friend Charlie embark on an adventure to protect the relic piece from falling into the hands of the Starspawn and his minions that wish to reunite the relic and release Cthulhu back into the world.

"One Hundred Mornings" - directed by Conor Horgan. (Ireland) US Premier, 85 min
Cast: Ciaran McMenamin, Alex Reid, Rory Keenan
Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive the crisis.

"The Scenesters" - directed by Todd Berger, 96 min
Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Suzanne May, Blaise Miller
In this dark comedy, when a serial killer starts picking off beautiful young hipsters on the east side of Los Angeles, a group of crime scene videographers hatch a plan to catch him.

"Snow and Ashes" - directed by Charles Olivier-Michaud. (Canada)World Premier, 104 min
Cast: Rhys Coiro, Lina Roessler, Frederic Gilles
A War Correspondent covers an armed conflict in Eastern Europe. When he wakes from a coma, Blaise discovers that his collaborator is missing and sets out to recapture the events that led to his friend's disappearance.

"URFrenz" - directed by Jeff Phillips. World Premier, 84 min
Cast: Lily Holleman, Gayla Goehl, CaroleAnne Johnson
High school girls and their parents collide over the use of a popular social networking site when the identity and motives of an on-line boy come into question.

"The Wild Hunt" - directed by Alexandre Franchi. (Canada) World Premier, 95 min
Cast: Kaniehtiio Horn, Mark Anthony Krupa, Ricky Mabe
A medieval re-enactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.

"YellowBrickRoad" - directed by Andy Mitton & Jesse Holland. World Premier, 94 min
Cast: Cassidy Freeman, Lee Wilkof, Anessa Ramsey
An expedition looks for answers to something horrible in the forest, but the forest finds something horrible in them.


Documentary Competition (Descriptions provided by the festival, and all films are from the US unless otherwise noted)

"American Jihadist" - directed by Mark Claywell. US Premier. 72 min
What makes a man willing to kill and die for his religion?

"Biker Fox" - directed by Jeremy Lamberton. World Premier, 94 min
By taking the road less traveled, Biker Fox leads you to another dimension by "cogitating positive vibes to the cortex of your cerebellum" in this part documentary, part self-help testimonial.

"Candyman" - directed by Costa Botes. World Premier, 76 min
Candyman is the story of the rise and fall of David Klein, the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans. With Weired Al Yankovich

"General Orders No. 9" - directed by Robert Persons, 72 min
Take one last trip down the rabbit hole before it gets paved over. A history of the State of Georgia or Anywhere. Deer trail becomes Indian trail becomes county road becomes...

"Mamachas Del Ring" - directed by Betty M. Park. US Premier, 75 min
Bolivian women wrestlers throw down in the ring in this documentary about what it really means to fight like a girl. Carmen Rosa the Champion is their passionate leader, and is faced with a brutal decision when she is forced to choose between her love of sport and love of her family.

"Mind of a Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story" - directed by Adam Barker, 62 min
The birth of freestyle motocross became the demise of the sport's most infamous legend. Narrated by Lemmy.

"Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae" - directed by Stascha Bader. (Canada) US Premier, 98 min
The singers and musicians of Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady, come together after 40 years to record an album of their greatest hits, to perform together again at a reunion concert in Kingston, and to tell their story. With Rita Marley

"William Burroughs: A Man Within" - directed by Yony Leyser. World Premier, 90 min
Leyser paints a tender portrait of the Beat author and American icon, whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned vibrant countercultural movements and reconfigured 20th century culture. With David Cronenberg, Gus Van Sant, Peter Weller, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson.

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3 Comments

  • charlesjudson | December 11, 2009 5:42 AMReply

    moviemanji - Did you try to contact Slamdance to find out if they tried to contact you before the press release? Just because you didn't receive an email, doesn't mean they didn't send one. Every year we send out thousands of emails to filmmakers at the Atlanta Film Festival, and every year we get 10 to 20 calls from filmmakers who didn't get the email, this is true even for filmmakers we accepted.

    Very few film festivals don't bend over backwards to let all filmmakers know if they were accepted or not.

  • US41 | December 11, 2009 2:56 AMReply

    Gen. Orders No. 9: Good comparision to a rabbit hole, but the hole has long been covered. This film will hit home for anyone old enough to remember their roots or those that still care.
    Excellent film. A must see.

  • moviemanji | December 10, 2009 11:51 AMReply

    i found out through the public release of the slamdance lineup that i did not make it. this smacks of rudeness as if i was just dumped after an intense two year relationship (how long it took me to make my film) and instead of even a text to be notified of the fact, the person breaking my heart held a press conference to announce which of her better "boyfriends" she chose over me instead. sundance had the courtesy to notify entrants through an email before a public release. for slamdance - the so-called filmmaker's festival - to forego that courtesy makes me think twice about how really "for filmmakers by filmmakers" they are.