The Slamdance Film Festival has announced the latest edition of its “Coffee With” events featuring independent film champion James Franco, followed by a Special Screening of his latest film collaboration “Yosemite,” directed by Gabrielle Demeestere and a Rabbit Bandini Production. This unique program will close Slamdance’s 21st festival on
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 and will be the World Premiere of “Yosemite,” a film that chronicles the intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends
which unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.
As the premiere film festival by filmmakers
for filmmakers, Slamdance’s “Coffee With” events aim to discuss the various ways to sustain a successful filmmaking career from the guests’ personal
experiences in their fields. “Coffee With…James Franco” will look at the actor and producer’s prolific independent film work, including his new
production of “Yosemite.”Past “Coffee With” guests have included Chad Hurley & the Russo Brothers, Jonathan Demme & Neil Young, Ted Hope,
and Vilmos Zsigmond.
“We are thrilled to have such a talented and passionate supporter of independent film sit down and share his knowledge and experience with the Slamdance
filmmakers,” states Anna Germanidi, Slamdance Film Festival Director.
The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival will take place from January 23rd – 29th, 2015 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, located at 255 Main
Street, Park City, UT 84060.
Slamdance is a year-round organization and film festival that serves as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and
innovative filmmaking. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers and is a fertile ground for new filmmakers to begin their careers.
The festival began as an alternative to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and they continue to run concurrently.
Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar“), Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity“), Marc Forster (“World War Z“), Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite“), Lena Dunham (“Girls“), Benh Zeitlin ( “Beasts of the Southern Wild“), Anthony & Joe Russo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier“), Jeremy Saulnier (“Blue Ruin“), Seth
Gordon (“Horrible Bosses“) and Lynn Shelton (“Humpday“). Box Office Mojo reports alumni who first showed their work at Slamdance have
accumulated over $11.5 billion in the Box Office to date.
Additional information about the Slamdance Film Festival is available at www.slamdance.com