Slamdance set to end with ‘Death’

Gallery, Anarchy, $99 Special sections add shorts

See lineupWorld premieres from two Slamdance Film Festival alumni will open and close the 2004 Slamdance fest.

Eugene Martin (“Two Plus One”) will open the fest Jan. 17 with “The Other America.” Closing-night film is “Death and Texas,” directed by Kevin DiNovis (“Surrender Dorothy”).

Slamdance also announced three features and three shorts for special screenings.

An additional 20 shorts will screen in the Gallery section, with another nine in the Anarchy Global Online Competition and six $99 Specials.

Drama “The Other America” centers on a homeless urban teenager. “Death and Texas” is a mockumentary about a running back who went to jail for armed robbery and is offered furlough from Death Row to take his former team to victory.

Special screenings include the following:

  • “Faster,” Mark Neale (“William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories”). Documentary explores glamour and danger in MotoGP racing. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • “Hair High,” Bill Plympton. World premiere of an animated tale about a gothic high school. Voiced by Dermot Mulroney, Beverly D’Angelo, Keith Carradine, David Carradine.

  • “Orwell Rolls in His Grave,” Robert Kane Pappas. Documentary explores what the media doesn’t like to talk about — itself.

Complete lineup

Special Screening Shorts:
“Ananda” Dali meets Bollywood in this surreal fantasy of a man wandering through the bleak industrial wasteland of his own mind. Directed by Mike Smith.
“Deliverance, The Musical” Inspired by the legendary 1972 thriller. Directed by David Fickas.
“Delivery” Two friends compete over a package. Directed by Patrick Smith.

Gallery:
“Broken Condom,” Andrew Gurland and Huck Botko. Fox Searchlab film.
“Come Calling,” Hiroyasu Obara.
“Cost of Freedom,” Documentary. Vanessa Schulz.
“The Creepees Versus Robot Monster Number Two,” Scott Calonico.
“Don’t Have, Don’t Give,” David Turner. In Polish.
“Falls,” Michael Fisher.
“Fine and Dandy,” Hugh Merrill.
“The Last Indian,” Kathatina Schode.
“Lightyear,” Dan Sokolowski. Animated. Canada.
“Lunch,” Mark Herzig.
“The Man On The Boat,” Boyd Britton. Australia.
“Neurotica,” Leah Meyerhoff.
“O My Beating Heart,” David Wilson. Silent.
“Paper Cut,” Eric Towner. Claymation.
“Party Animals,” Grady Cooper & Lance Krall.
“The Puppeteer,” Gary Henoch & Chris Schmidt. Documentary.
“Roberta Wells,” Kat Candler.
“A Season On The Move,” Cindy Stillwell.
“The Three of Us,” Benjamin Goldman and Nirvan Mullick. 3-D and 2-D animation.
“The Virile Man,” David Zellner.
“Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come To Dinner,” Jamie Travis. Canada.

Anarchy Global Online Competition:
“25 Ways To Die,” David Chai.
“1969: A Gala Festival of Animation,” Mark and Tom Kraemer.
“Buckle My Shoe,” Anjali Sundaram.
“The Lark,” Gil Kenan.
“Only The Lonely,” Nathan Asquith.
“Popcorn,” Michael Lucid.
“The Stress,” John W. Ross.
“Mr. Slowburn in ‘Drinking Problem,'” Colin Graham.
“Western State #3,” slowtron.cq

$99 Specials
“Auto Matrimony,” Matt Alper.
“Fig Newtons,” Paul Sbrizzi.
“God Knows Your Lonely Soul,” Howie Goldklang.
“The Rose Laundry,” Jenna Anderson.
“Unleashed,” Daniel Harris.
“Zoe XO,” Paul Rachman.

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