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‘Magic Mike’ Star’s Male Stripper Doc Amongst New Titles Announced for Slamdance’s 20th Annual Festival

'Magic Mike' Star's Male Stripper Doc Amongst New Titles Announced for Slamdance's 20th Annual Festival

The Slamdance Film Festival has announced its programming for its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts for its 20th Festival season. The expanded short film programs include 62 American and International productions including
24 World, 5 North American and 8 US Premieres. The 2014 Shorts showcase includes Narrative,
Documentary, Animation, Anarchy and a new Experimental Program.

This year’s lineup also includes the premiere of the “DIY” documentary which explores the development of the do-it-yourself indie film movement with filmmakers and Slamdance Alumni who
have shaped it.

“We’re excited to present these innovative feature and short films as part of the 20th Festival.
They involve many of our alumni who’ve given Slamdance its identity,” stated Peter Baxter,
Slamdance President and Co-Founder.

For the other film’s announced in this year’s line up check here!

The 2014 Slamdance Film Festival will take place from January 17th – 23rd, 2014 in Park City,
Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, located at 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060. 

Programs listed below, with descriptions provided by Slamdance.



Cheatin’ – Director: Bill Plympton

(USA) North American Premiere
A newlywed wife proves the depth of her love by becoming her cheating husband’s mistresses.

Kinderwald – Director: Lise Raven; Screenwriters: Lise Raven, Frank Brückner

(USA, Germany) North American Premiere
Two little boys vanish into the mountains in 1854, and their return becomes a mysterious and
brutal test of their mother’s faith.
Cast: Emily Behr, Frank Brückner, Max Cove, Brian McCann

La Bare – Director: Joe Manganiello

(USA) World Premiere
An insider’s look at the history, the lives and the culture of the greatest male strip club in the
world, La Bare Dallas.

Waiting for Mamu – Directors: Thomas Morgan, Francois Caillaud, Dan Chen
Pushpa Basnet has dedicated her life to ensuring no child spends life in prison.
Cast: Pushpa Basnet


DIY – Directors: Peter Baxter, Ben Hethcoat, Eric Ekman

(USA) World Premiere
DIY explores the development of the do-it-yourself indie film movement with filmmakers who
have shaped it. Filmmakers include Benh Zeitlin, Chris Nolan, Rian Johnson, Marc Forster, Nina
Menkes and Oren Peli.

La Mime – Director & Screenwriter: Marjorie Cohen

(USA) World Premiere
Two mimes make a connection through a battle that bends reality.
Cast: Ekaterina Pirogovskaya, Jean-Louis Darville

Somewhere In The Valley – Director & Screenwriter: David Greenspan

(USA) World Premiere
A man has sex with his neighbor’s wife 72 times, but it’s okay because his neighbor paid him to
do it.
Cast: Jill Bartlett, Craig Cackowski, Robert Dassie, Jean Villepique

Zoe Rising – Director & Screenwriter: Paul Rachman

(USA) World Premiere
A haunting, poetic look back at the childhood of the late New York screenwriter and actress Zoe
Tamerlis Lund, through the fading memories of her surviving mother, sculptor Barbara Lekberg.
Cast: Barbara Lekberg, Zoe Lund


Crimes Against Humanity – Director: Jerzy Rose; Screenwriters: Halle Butler & Jerzy Rose
A sweet and trusting young woman is repeatedly injured in bizarre accidents, but her
overconfident boyfriend is far from sympathetic – he’s busy playing power games at the
university where he works.

Cast: Mike Lopez, Lyra Hill, Ted Tremper, Adam Paul, Buki Bodunrin, Tommy Heffron

Forever Not Alone – Directors: Monja Art, Caroline Bobek

(Austria) North American Premiere
An astonishingly up-close and intimate look at the deep bonds of friendship amongst a group of
adolescent girls, as one of them prepares to move away.

Love Steaks – Director: Jakob Lass; Screenwriters: Jakob Lass, Nico Woche, Ines Schiller,
Timon Schaeppi
(Germany) US Premiere
A shy massage therapist and a rebellious kitchen worker at a luxury hotel develop a bond that
turns into a complicated, bittersweet anti-romance.

Cast: Lana Cooper, Franz Rogowski

Three Night Stand – Director & Screenwriter: Pat Kiely

(Canada) US Premiere
Carl’s plan to reconnect with Sue is compromised when he discovers that his former girlfriend is
running the ski lodge where they’re vacationing.
Cast: Sam Huntington, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Meaghan Rath, Jonathan Cherry

Who Took Johnny – Directors: David Beilinson, Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky

(USA) World Premiere
On September 5, 1982, Johnny Gosch, 12, disappeared while preparing to deliver newspapers in
West Des Moines, Iowa. For the next 30 years his mother Noreen devoted her life to finding out
what happened.
Cast: Noreen Gosch, John Walsh


Anacos – Director & Screenwriter: Xacio Baño

An old woman’s life is examined and reassembled by her son, who looks back on the many
different stages she has passed through.
Cast: Mabel Rivera, Fernando Morán, Xosé Barato

Beat – Director & Screenwriter: Aneil Karia

A man finds his withdrawal from the chaos and loneliness of the city challenged by a visceral
inner force.
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Henry Garrett, Kieron Jecchinis, Chelsea Fitzgerald

Bradford-Halifax-London – Director & Screenwriter: Francis Lee

(UK) US Premiere
An irate father and pregnant mother argue vigorously after catching the 10:22 train from
Bradford to London, with their sullen teenage daughter and the entire train car as audience.
Cast: Katy Cavanagh, Paul Barnhill, Kirsty Armstrong, Martin Preston

Daybreak – Director & Screenwriter: Ian Lagarde

(Canada) US Premiere
Growing tension in a group of friends leads to quiet violence and destruction as the children
enter adolescence.
Cast: Alexander Fitchev, Emilie Senecal

Eidos – Director & Screenwriter: Louis D’Arpa

A blind sculptor attempts to capture his aging mother’s essence in an art piece.
Cast: Robin Martin, Pascal Yen-Pfister, Rachel Rear

First Baptist – Directors: Nedra McClyde, Jamund Washington; Screenwriter: Nedra McClyde
(USA) World Premiere
A young Southern Baptist choir soloist fights for the right for his place in both the choir and in
his community.

Cast: Isaiah Johnson, Willie Teacher, Celestine Rae, Chike Johnson

Grand Morelos – Director & Screenwriter: Marco Coppola

An old street musician’s depression is shaken when an unexpected friend inspires him to examine
what he wants most out of life.
Cast: Anthony Govine, Maria Mercedes Morales, Thomas Kaufman

The Greggs – Directors: Bruce Bundy, Nigel DeFriez, Rob Malone, Kira Pearson, Alex
Mechanik, Jessie Levandov, Jonathan Rosenblit; Screenwriter: Bruce Bundy
(USA) World Premiere

The esoteric and secluded group responsible for the creation of the world’s standardized tests
must find a way to adapt when their way of life is threatened by dissent within their ranks.
Cast: Bruce Bundy, Nigel DeFriez, Kira Pearson, Rob Malone

I Love You So Much – Director & Screenwriter: Leah Shore

(USA) World Premiere
A man and woman express their affection for each other in increasingly bizarre and animated
Cast: Jarret Kerr

Keep A Tidy Soul – Director & Screenwriter: Joshua Moore

A young woman abruptly loses her soul and does everything she can think of to find it again.
Cast: Claire McConnell, Naomi Lila

Kuhani – Director & Screenwriter: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

(Uganda, USA) North American Premiere
A conflicted African priest wrestles with his conscience.
Cast: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Irene Sanga, Anania Ngoliga, Abiodun Ojora

Little Secret – Director & Screenwriter: Martin Krejci

(Czech Republic)
When his little white lie has unexpected large-scale consequences, an injured boy struggles to
reach an understanding with his mother about how he was hurt.
Cast: Adam Misik, Klara Cibulkova, Jenovefa Bokova

Love Letter – Director & Screenwriter: Lindsey Martin

A little girl attempts to make sense out of her parents’ divorce, with only scraps of their life
together and her imagination to help her.
Cast: Molly McQuoid, Martina Plag

Marla – Director & Screenwriter: Nick King

After encountering a man curious about her rare medical condition, a woman risks exploring new
aspects of her sexuality.
Cast: Eddie Ritchard, Dale March, Lani Tupu

Meet My Rapist – Director & Screenwriter: Jessie Kahnweiler

(USA) World Premiere
After accidentally bumping into him at the farmers’ market, Jessie is forced to confront the effect
her rapist has had on her life.
Cast: Jessie Kahnweiler, Trenton Willey, Lori Alan, Amanda Foreman

Milk and Blood – Director: Markus Englmair; Screenwriters: Markus Englmair, Ugla

(USA, Iceland) World Premiere
Father and son respond violently to each other and their own frustrations with the scope of their
lives as dairy farmers.
Cast: Hannes Óli Ágústsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Kjartan Bjargmundsson

Mother Corn – Director: Guillermo Lecuona; Screenwriter: Tera Hollingsworth-Lecuona
(USA, Mexico)
A Triqui Indian teen wrestles spiritual visions that awaken appreciation for her grandmother and
Cast: Luz Mariana Santiago, Maria Concepción Bautista Diaz, Tera Hollingsworth-Lecuona

Moving – Director & Screenwriter: Marc Horowitz

(USA) World Premiere
A series of peripheral conversations between two workers on the job raises more questions than
Cast: Marc Horowitz, Chris Duce

Not Funny – Director & Screenwriter: Carlos Violadé Guerrero

When a woman turns the tables on her prankster husband, they are both forced to live with the
serious consequences of a practical joke.
Cast: Mercedes Bernal, Andrés Berlanga

Odyssea – Director: Morrisa Maltz; Screenwriter: Jeffrey Paul King

(USA) World Premiere
A young woman returns to her idyllic hometown and undertakes a private venture that involves
both real and imagined inhabitants from her past.
Cast: Amy Ferguson, Natasha Warner, Beth Grant, Michael Chieffo

Off Ground – Director: Boudewijn Koole; Screenwriters: Boudewijn Koole, Jakop Ahlbom
(The Netherlands)
A slender woman of 50 and a 12-year-old boy act as a single unit with one flowing movement,
until suddenly they let go of each other.
Cast: Louise Lecavalier, Antoine Masson

Old Moon – Director & Screenwriter: Raisa Bonnet

(Puerto Rico) North American Premiere
A visit from her son-in-law and granddaughter causes Elsa, living deep in the mountains, to make
a silent and dramatic decision.
Cast: María Velázquez, Julio Ramos, Laura Cristina Cardona

One Please – Director & Screenwriter: Jesse Burks

(USA) World Premiere
The perfect suburb has a rather gory method of currency when it comes to children’s treats.
Cast: Michael Berryman, Sailor Holland, Catherine Burks, Langston Thompson

Pink & Baby Blue – Director & Screenwriter: Catrin Hedström

(USA) World Premiere
A transgendered woman decides between using the men’s restroom or the ladies’ restroom.
Cast: Alexander Leonn, Emelie Berman, Carmen LoBue, Travis Stroessenreuther

Pui – Director & Screenwriter: Rujiroj Thanasankittiwat

(Thailand) World Premiere
A mother’s attempt to discourage her daughter from acting like the neighborhood boys is
successful, but only on the surface.
Cast: Parida Manomaiphibul, Putaranun Chotiprapa, Nattapum Thabthim

Trauma – Director & Screenwriter: Ethan Young

(USA) World Premiere
Proving that there’s nothing menacing in the attic of her childhood home is the only thing
standing between Isabelle and freedom, but even with her doctor’s insistence, something still
seems amiss.
Cast: Allyn Morse, Michael T. Francis, Charlie Ellis

The Voice Thief – Director & Screenwriter: Adan Jodorowsky

(USA, France) US Premiere
When an opera singer loses her voice, her husband embarks on an odyssey through Miami’s dark
underworld to recover it through supernatural means.
Cast: Asia Argento, Cristobal Jodorowsky, Helene Nymann, Jean Yves Thual

The Walk – Director & Screenwriter: Mihaela Popescu

(Romania) North American Premiere
An old solitary woman feels the urge to go outside and feel alive again.
Cast: Valeria Seciu, Sergiu Costache

The Way – Director: Max Ksjonda; Screenwriters: Max Ksjonda, Ivan Timshyn

A neglected teenager makes a bet with his friends that leads him on a dangerous trip to another
Cast: Evgeniy Gerasymenko, Evgeniy Efremov, Svitlana Shtanko, Victor Glushkov

We Keep On Dancing – Director: Jessica Barclay Lawton; Screenwriter: Rhys Mitchell
Alan, a sensitive sculptor and grieving widower, connects with an aggressive mechanic in a
rather unusual way.

Cast: William Gluth, John Brumpton, Rhys Mitchell


The Chaperone 3D – Directors & Screenwriters: Fraser Munden, Neil Rathbone

(Canada) US PremiereThe story of a lone teacher who is chaperoning a middle school dance in 1970s Montreal when it
is invaded by a menacing motorcycle gang.
Cast: Ralph Whims, Stefan Czernatowicz, Fred Nguyen, Yue Qi

Glass Eyes of Locust Bayou – Director: Simon Mercer

(Canada, UK)
Bayou-based filmmaker Phil Chambliss makes movies which blur the line between good and evil
in rural Arkansas.
Cast: Phil Chambliss

Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness – Director: Ryan Vance

(USA) World Premiere
A former Mr. America and Mr. USA, amongst other impressive titles, Jim Morris is a 77-year-old
vegan bodybuilder who continues to work today as a personal trainer in Venice, California.
Cast: Jim Morris, Paul Lubowicki, John Lewis, John Balik

Methel Island – Director: Meg Smaker

(USA) World Premiere
A meditation on the ravaging effects of meth in a small island community in the Sacramento

Pablo’s Villa – Director: Matthew Salleh

Twenty-three years after the picturesque holiday town Villa Epecuen was submerged in front of
Pablo’s eyes, the modern-day Atlantis re-emerges from the sea, preserving both his memories and
his home.
Cast: Pablo Novak

Punches & Pedicures – Director: Ash Brandon

An ex-Vietnamese gangster escapes to Defiance, Ohio where he now runs his own nail salon by
day and trains at-risk youth in the brutal sport of Mixed Martial Arts by night.
Cast: Victor Pham, Corey “KoKo” Simmons

What I Hate About Myself – Directors: Ben Mullinkosson, Bobby Moser

A local Chinese TV station pairs with a cosmetic surgery sponsor for a contest in which the
winner receives free surgery in the hope of looking more “Western.”

White Earth – Director: J. Christian Jensen

(USA) World Premiere
Three kids and an immigrant mother offer a glimpse into their lives in this poetic and poignant
portrait of North Dakota’s oil boom.
Cast: James McClellan, Leevi Meyer, Elena Guadalupe Loaiza, Flor Loaiza


Another – Director: Sean Buckelew; Screenwriters: Sean Buckelew, Kevin Buckelew, Michelle
(USA) US Premiere
A dreamlike narrative in which an intruding bear kills a family man and attempts to assume his
role; mother and son try to adapt to the uneasy situation, but the threat of violence lingers.
Cast: Ian McDuffie

Butler, Woman, Man – Director: Michael Langan

A French château becomes a magical place of gliding servants and shifting physical spaces,
creating a fascinating sense of displacement as a man becomes a butler, becomes a woman,
becomes a man.
Cast: Fabrice David, Amandine Bréhéret, Eric Larzat

Lord I: The Records Keeper – Director & Screenwriter: Lori Damiano

A colorful and mystical odyssey, dense and playfully-drawn: a woman weighed down by books
and surrounded by her own mental projections attempts to find peace in the present moment.

The Path of Wind – Director & Screenwriter: Kim Ju-im

(South Korea) North American Premiere
A human office chair unravels its legs and goes on a wildly imaginative psychedelic vision quest
filled with both terror and beauty, leading to a transformation into a musical instrument of

Salmon Deadly Sins – Director: Steven Vander Meer

(USA) World Premiere
Dreamy, gorgeously morphing fish imagery inspired by the seven deadly sins merges with
floating anagrams, the entire piece hand-drawn on a series of 3×5 index cards.

A Tongue Silent Like Your Words – Director: Vita Weichen Hsu

(Taiwan, USA) World Premiere
Two bodies grasp and entwine in an elegant and bizarre animated pencil drawing, intercut with
evocative imagery of combat and escape.

U U – Director: Yu Yu
(UK) US Premiere
A humorous story of a man gazing into a mirror and discovering all of the pairs on his body; the
thought that he could be not one, but two people takes him on a journey through the world of
flesh and back to his origins.

Unicorn Blood – Director: Alberto Vazquez; Screenwriters: Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero

Two squabbling teddy bears who must kill to maintain their cuteness hunt in a hallucinatory
wilderness for their favorite prey.


Between Regularity and Irregularity – Director: Masahiro Tsutani

(Japan) US Premiere
An overwhelming experience of pleasure forms when the timing of improvised sounds deviates
slightly from the timing one expects.

Bird Shit – Director: Caleb Wood
A study of birds through an arrangement of photos of bird shit.

The Coral Reef Are Dreaming Again – Director & Screenwriter: Lucas Leyva

(USA) World Premiere
Two corals living in the underwater remains of Miami share their dreams of the city’s former
Cast: Geraldo Pilatti, Fungia sp. stony coral, Epicystis crucifer anemones

Flower – Director: Naoko Tasaka
A quiet audio narrative about a hungry bear hypnotically collides with bold and evocative natural
and geometric imagery.
Cast: Lew Palter

R/B/G – Director: Alejandro Peña
(USA) World Premiere
An assaultive freakout of planetary catastrophe embedded into television signals.
Cast: Maui Gaona, Brandon Burgman, Idea Steele, Joey Casseb

Ravel – Director: Gazelle Samizay
(USA) World Premiere
A woman traverses a multi-planar desert landscape in search of psychological release.

Real Etheral – Director: Evan Mann

(USA) World Premiere
An otherworldly journey through a fantastical metaphysical realm saturated with mystery and
Cast: Deborah Mann, Evan Mann

Rough Trade – Director & Screenwriter: Drew Lint

An impressionist and assaultive character transformation of a young street hustler into a branded
member of a leather cult.
Cast: Matt O’Connor


Those People of the South – Director: Ashley Christopher Leach

(USA) World Premiere
A three-part examination and deconstruction of the filmmaker’s eccentric and troubling family
utilizing a variety of home recordings.


After Arcadia – Directors & Screenwriters: Joe Tippett, Robert Brice

(UK) World Premiere
A lone scientist wracked with guilt over his part in the accidental extermination of humanity is
hoping to rewrite history and erase his past mistakes.
Cast: Adam Bacon, Ben Challen

C#ckfight – Director: Julian Yuri Rodriguez; Screenwriters: Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Ariel Castro
A deconstructed adaptation of “Dante’s Inferno,” taking place at a bath salt-fueled fighting ring in
Miami’s underworld.

Cast: Nassie Shahoulian, Badara Ndiaye

Der Nachtmahr – Director & Screenwriter: Akiz Ikon

(Germany) North American Premiere
An indulgent teenage girl discovers her self through the disgusting creature that visits her at
Cast: Carolyn Genzkow, Kim Gordon, Sina Tkotsch, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht

OVO – Director: Mihai Wilson; Screenwriters: Mihai Wilson, Marcella Moser, Davide Di Saro
(Canada) US Premiere
Stranded, starving and facing certain death, three intergalactic criminals encounter an ominous
harbinger of change for the fate of the universe.

Cast: Kazumichi Nakashima, Stacy Lundeen, Ron Stone, Marie-France Tessier

Wawd Ahp – Director & Screenwriter: Steve Girard

(USA) World Premiere
The filmmaker’s rap manifesto and a collection of animated sea creatures come to a grisly head.
Cast: Steve Girard

Welcome – Director: Rachel Ruizhen Ho

(USA) World Premiere
A beautiful boy emerges to find himself awash in a scene that may or may not be welcoming.
Cast: Julian Petschek, Masa Fox, Chelsey Sullivan, Zane Johnson

White Hot Grid – Director: Jess Iglehart

(USA) World Premiere
A false article of 1980s futurism, rattled apart by multiple generations of dubbing.
Cast: Rachel Ho

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