Showing posts with label Slamdance 2018. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slamdance 2018. Show all posts

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where Are You From - Short Film Review

The Short Film: Where Are You from

The Director: Xizi Cecilia Hua

The Story: An autobiographical and experimental documentary exploring the state of mind of China's young generation abroad, or "Parachute Kids."

Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 Slamdance Film Festival Recap

This was my first year covering the Slamdance Film Festival and was really impressed with the quality of the films I was able to see and with how well the whole thing was run from start to finish. My final tally for the seven day festival was eight movies including five feature narrative films, two short films, and one feature documentary but only one would earn the title of TwoOhSix Festival Favorite.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Funny Story (Slamdance 2018) - Movie Review

The Movie: Funny Story

The Director: Michael J. Gallagher

The Cast: Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz, Nikki Limo, Lily Holleman, Jessica Diggins, Pete Gardner, Reginald VelJohnson

The Story: A tragic comedy about a well-intentioned father who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the life of his estranged daughter.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fish Bones (Slamdance 2018) - Movie Review

The Movie: Fish Bones

The Director: Joanne Mony Park

The Cast: Joony Kim, Cristina Tamez-Rodriguez, Christopher Kim, Borah Ahn

The Story: During winter break, a young woman struggles with her sexuality as she's torn between family expectations and her own desires.

Fake Tattoos aka Les Faux Tatouages (Slamdance 2018) - Movie Review

The Movie: Fake Tattoos aka Les Faux Tatouages

The Director: Pascal Plante

The Cast: Anthony Therrien, Rose-Marie Perreault, Lysandre Nadeau, Brigitte Poupart, Nicole-Sylvie Lagarde, Léona Rousseau, Rémi Goulet, Lauren Mallais-DeLuca, Anyjeanne Savaria, Maxime-Olivier Potvin

The Story: Theo spends his 18th birthday alone, getting drunk at a brutal punk rock show. There, he meets Mag, a marginal teenager who invites him to spend the night at her place. A love story unfolds between them, but Theo has to move at the end of the summer in a small town, far away from a painful past.

Flatbush Misdemeanors: Episode One (Slamdance 2018) - Short Film Review

The Movie: Flatbush Misdemeanors: Episode One

The Directors: Dan Perlman and Kevin Iso

The Cast: Dan Perlman, Kevin Iso, Kareem Green, Jeffrey Joseph, Keturah Wright

The Story: Dan and Kevin, longtime friends, adjust to their new surroundings in the brash environment of Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The Troubled Troubadour (음유시인) (Slamdance 2018) - Short Film Review

The Movie: The Troubled Troubadour (음유시인)

The Directors: Sébastien Simon and Forest Ian Etsler

The Cast: Kasuga "Hachi" Hirofumi, Tetsu Kono, Lee Hwajin, Kang Saneh

The Story: An embittered old musician embarks on a journey which becomes the outward manifestation of his inner landscape.

TwoOhSix Pick "Pick of the Litter" Picked by Sundance Selects

So happy to announce that one of my preview picks for the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival has been picked up by Sundance Selects! It took less than 24 hours after it's opening night premiere for this highly anticipated documentary film to find a buyer and everyone involved is extremely excited. Pick Of The Litter screened on Friday January 19th, as part of Slamdance’s Special Screenings lineup. The encore screening is Tuesday January 23rd at 12:45pm.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Human Affairs (Slamdance 2018) - Movie Review

The Movie: Human Affairs

The Director: Charlie Birns

The Cast: Dominic Fumusa, Kerry Condon, David Harbour, Julie Sokolowski

The Story: This richly earnest drama follows Geneviève, a surrogate who must reckon with her ambivalence about the pregnancy and her precarious feelings for the parents-to-be.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Circus Ecuador (Slamdance 2018) - Documentary Review

The Documentary: Circus Ecuador

The Directors: Ashley Bishop, James Brassard

The Story: Circus Ecuador follows the story of two, young filmmakers as they uncover murders, aliens, land rights issues, gold smuggling operations, and human trafficking while filming the construction of a primary school for the children of an indigenous community.

Rock Steady Row (Slamdance 2018) - Movie Review

The Movie: Rock Steady Row

The Director: Trevor Stevens

The Cast: Heston Horwin, Diamond White, Logan Huffman, Allie Marie Evans, Larry Miller

The Story: Rock Steady Row centers around a young college freshman who, after his bike is stolen, lands on a college campus and is compelled to take action against the reigning fraternities and ultimately the dean.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 Slamdance Film Festival

Hello, everyone! This is the first edition of TwoOhSix picks for the Slamdance Film Festival presented by DGA and my first festival coverage for 2018. After digging into the roster of available films, I was very excited to see a true independent spirit embedded throughout with some really interesting and timely topics being covered across the board. Out of this big pile of awesomeness, I have compiled my list of the 10 films (narrative, documentary, and shorts) that stood out from the pack as ones I do not want to miss.

The Hot List