Sunday, January 23, 2022

Slamdance 2022 Curtain Raiser

The always awesome Slamdance starts Thursday and its only ten bucks to see everything.

I know normally a lot of people ignore Slamdance for the flashier Sundance but the more interesting films every year are at Slamdance. No seriously Slamdance has been the place to see films that are among the best you’ll ever see – I mean ask Nate Hood about A GREAT LAMP and several others. Since I got Nate hooked on Slamdance every year his question is not ”What have you seen at Sundance?” but "what have you seen at Slamdance" because he knows the films that are going to be on his best of the year list are coming from the Slam.

Normally Slamdance and Sundance happen in Park City at the same time but the last two years, as covid made them both virtual Slamdance has pushed itself away from it’s brighter sibling in order to get the spotlight on the wonders that it is showing. (And it is wonders since I’ve seen a chunk of them)

If you want to see any or all of, the films the cost is ten dollars. Yes, cost of seeing the entire festival, over 100 films is just ten dollars. That means you can see each film for  about a dime. Where can you get that sort of value these days? Best of all its so cheap that if you don’t like a film or two you can keep going until you find something you do like and never feel ripped off. I mean how often do you see a film, hate it and feel ripped off?  With Slamdance that isn’t going to happen because the fest is so full of great films odds are you are going to find at least ten films, features or shorts that delight you. Trust me.

And what films have I seen that I loved?

Funny you should ask there are several and these are them:

SILENT WORLD-a kick ass scifi film about a deaf man during an apoclyptic crisis

POPPY- Libby Hunsdale will charm your pants off in a wonderful film about a girl with Downs Syndrome who wants to be a mechanic

FORGET ME NOT- a stinging look at how school systems deal with people with Downs Syndrome

Ferroequinology is the term for the study of trains. Its also a killer doc on two train spotters

Killing the Eunuch KHAN- not a "horror" film but a visually arresting anti war film. FIlmmaking doesn't get better than this.

LITTLE BERLIN - A beautiful bitter sweet true story of a cow cut off from his herd by the iron curtain

SCARLET RED - a wicked and disturbing retelling of Masque of the Red Death

WE ARE LIVING THINGS - a kick ass story of a man and a woman and UFO abduction

LOVE TASTING - This tale of Polish teens is filmmaking at the heightest level

For more information on the fest go here/

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this! I think I found you via Google last year at this time and we had such a great Slamdance virtual experience thanks to you. (Plus have been following you all year and have learned about many interesting films thanks to you!)