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    Review: Slamdance Jury Prize Winner “Rezeta" Provides a Showcase for Newcomer Fernando Frias

    Taking home the Jury Award for Narrative Feature at Slamdance, "Rezeta" at times may seem as desultory as its titular character, but it steadily proves itself to be a deft and droll observation on the fleeting nature of relationships.

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    Slamdance Women Directors: Meet Nailah Jefferson

    "The biggest misconception about this film is that we have some vendetta against BP. We didn't go searching for problems, [but] these issues are real and they are absolutely leading to the downfall of this community."

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    Slamdance Studios Acquires Slamdance Winner 'Bible Quiz' for Its 'On the Road' Series

    Good things are brewing at Slamdance as its fast-growing distribution division Slamdance Studios now brings on a new addition to its "On the Road" series, Nicole Teeny's 2013 Slamdance award winner "Bible Quiz," a documentary following the ambitious journey of seventeen-year-old Mikayla in which she...

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    Slamdance Review: 'Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen Of Pointe à la Hache' A Tale Of Disaster, Oil & Fishing

    In the aftermath of an environmental disaster, the question usually (and rightfully) turns to the environmental impact, and how the incident will affect wildlife and plants that are in the area. Less considered is the human ecosystem: the lives that exist in conjunction with nature and make a living...

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    Slamdance Review: Faith & Forgiveness Burn In Documentary 'Little Hope Was Arson'

    "Forgiveness is a process," Peggy Mahfood, the wife of Pastor David Mahfood, tearfully says near the end of "Little Hope Was Arson." The documentary dives into the riveting true story about a community of East Texas congregations brought to a heart-stopping standstill in early 2010, when ten churche...

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    Slamdance Review: Love Is Deadly In 'I Put A Hit On You'

    It's your typical story: girl asks boy to dinner, girl proposes, boy turns her down, girl hires a hitman to kill him. Okay, maybe it's not so typical, but those are all of the necessary moving parts you need to know about Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart's "I Put A Hit On You," a lean comedy about a br...

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    Slamdance Review: Fascinating Documentary 'Elliot' Tackles The Illusion Of Truth

    Who is Elliot "White Lightning" Scott? Well, that depends on who you ask. According to the man himself, he's Canada's next (first?) Jackie Chan, an action hero waiting in the wings, with multiple awards for his marital arts prowess. But Elliot isn't waiting around for other people to make things hap...

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    Why 'Magic Mike’ Hunk Joe Manganiello Returned to the Male Strip Club With His Directorial Debut 'La Bare’

    Joe Manganiello can’t quit the stripper business. Two years after turning heads in Steven Soderbergh’s surprise male stripper smash "Magic Mike," the "True Blood" hunk is back with another film about men who disrobe to get by. No, not the highly anticipated sequel to "Magic Mike," but "La Bare," a d...

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    How the Slamdance Film Festival Survived 20 Years of Counterprogramming Mayhem

    When the Slamdance Film Festival first launched in Park City as an underground alternative to Sundance two decades ago, nobody expected it to last. The early years were rough. The festival, organized on the fly by filmmakers rejected by the larger Utah gathering, essentially served as their catharsi...

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    Exclusive: Clip From iPhone Shot Slamdance Competition Film 'I Play With The Phrase Each Other'

    Moving away from home to the big city can be a life altering experience, and in his debut feature film, writer/director Jay Alvarez looks to be capturing and twisting that feeling into the surreal with "I Play With The Phrase Each Other," slated to premiere in competition at the Slamdance Film Festi...

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