At the end of November, the Slamdance Film Festival unveiled its first wave of titles, and today they’ve revealed the rest. While Sundance will have new films by Whit Stillman, Kenneth Lonergan, Todd Solondz, Kelly Reichardt, Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, Werner Herzog, and more, Slamdance has the talent that will follow in the footsteps of those filmmakers. And it’s part of what makes the festival a real place for discovery.
There are few recognizable names in front of or behind the camera with many of these movies, which means you often don’t have much to go on aside from a synopsis and maybe a still image. But that’s how you discover a true surprise or an unexpected gem. And lest you think I’m being wide-eyed, it’s worth remembering that Christopher Nolan showed “Following” at Slamdance, which helped get his foot in the industry door and his career on the path that has taken him all the way to “Interstellar.”
The Slamdance Film Festival runs from January 22 to 28, 2016.
Special Screenings Program
Narrative Shorts Program
“GANG” — Director & Screenwriter: Clayton Vomero
Documentary Shorts Program