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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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    Slamdance Film Festival Honors Alumnus Christopher Nolan with Inaugural Founder's Award

    Christopher Nolan's career may have skyrocketed after resurrecting the Batman franchise, but his already well-established brand of success is now going one step further. The Slamdance Film Festival plans to honor the Academy Award-nominated writer/director with their own award this year. After havin...

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    Christopher Nolan Receives Inaugural Slamdance Film Festival Founder's Award

    While he's now revered as one of the most accomplished and inventive blockbuster filmmakers around, once upon a time Christopher Nolan was just another director with film canisters under his arm, hoping somebody would watch his movie. It was at the Slamdance Film Festival where he premiered his firs...

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    Exclusive: Learn Method Acting With Clip From Slamdance Documentary 'Elliot'

    Some of the most common advice from directors, when asked by aspiring filmmakers for any tips on breaking into the movies, is to grab a camera and go shoot something. And for years, Elliot "White Lightning" Scott has been doing just that with his low budget flick earning more attention that you migh...

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    Exclusive: Never Surrender With Clip From Slamdance Comedy 'The Republic Of Rick'

    The official state motto of Texas is "Friendship," and for Rick Launer, he's going need some helping hands when his love for his home state gets out of hand in the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival comedy, "The Republic of Rick."

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    Exclusive: Love Turns To Murder In Trailer For Slamdance Comedy 'I Put A Hit On You'

    The names might not be as big, and the swag bags not nearly as bursting, but as the more rebellious cousin to the bigger Sundance Film Festival, the lineup at the Slamdance Film Festival brings with it films and filmmakers creating inventive movies with fewer resources. And that means the films tend...

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