HOLLYWOOD - The American Cinematheque's THE ALTERNATIVE SCREEN: INDEPENDENT FILM SHOWCASE presents two evenings of Award Winners from the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival on Thursday, February 9th & 16th. Each program will begin at 7:30 PM and will feature different films (shorts and features, narratives & documentaries).
If you didn't make the trek to the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah for the 12th annual Slamdance Film Festival - or simply couldn't see EVERYTHING while you were there - you'll be able to catch up with 2006 festival winners with two evenings of screenings featuring different award-winning shorts and features. Schedules permitting, filmmakers, still clutching their coveted "Sparky" award statuettes, will appear with their films. Winners will be announced at www.slamdance.com by Jan. 29. The exact screening schedule will be available at www.egyptiantheatre.com or at 323.466.FILM by Feb. 3.
All guests are subject to their availability. All screenings are at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood (between Las Palmas Ave. & McCadden Place).
THE BEST OF SLAMDANCE - Thursday, February 9, 2006
The Thursday, February 9th program is a 7:30 PM screening of Award-Winners from the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. Discussion following with filmmakers subject to availability, with a reception for all ticket buyers.
THE BEST OF SLAMDANCE - Thursday, February 16, 2006
The Thursday, February 16th program is a 7:30 PM screening of Award-Winners from the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. Discussion following with filmmakers subject to availability, with a reception for all ticket buyers.
New this year, are Slamdance podcasts on iTunes, which will allow viewers at home to find out what is happening at the festival. The video Podcast will include trailers and screening times for many of the festival's films, as well as festival highlights, alumni updates and other unique clip content, all for free and available for download to anyone with a new video iPod or on their Apple computer. In conjunction with the Podcast itself, Slamdance will host a Podcasting screening and discussion led by the filmmakers behind FOUR EYED MONSTERS - a world premiere Slamdance 2005 competition feature which has evolved into one of the most popular and original podcasts on iTunes.
Started in 1995 by a group of upstart filmmakers, the Slamdance Film Festival is a year-round organization dedicated to emerging artists and their vision. Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering independent films by first-time directors with limited budgets. At the same time, the Festival has stayed true to its roots by being organized and programmed by active filmmakers. Slamdance films have been picked up for distribution, invited to festivals around the world, won Independent Spirit Awards, the Palme d'Or and an Academy Award, among many other accolades. Slamdance Film Festival alumni include "Memento" director Christopher Nolan (festival award winner "Following"), the Emmy Award winning Russo Brothers ("Pieces"), and "Monster's Ball" director Marc Forster (festival audience award winner "Loungers"). The 2005 Slamdance opening night film, "Mad Hot Ballroom," was acquired by Paramount Classics. For more information about the 2006 festival see: www.slamdance.com