Slamdance sets Special Screening slate

Program to include 'Comic,' 'Tony,' 'Terrace'

Slamdance has rounded out its Special Screening program with a trio of titles — the world premiere of Jordan Brady’s documentary “I Am Comic,” and the U.S. preems of British pics “Tony” and “Down Terrace.”

The 16th Slamdance Film Festival will be held Jan. 21-28 in Park City, Utah, in conjunction with the Sundance festival. Fest announced last week it will host the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s “And Everything Is Going Fine.”

Slamdance will also screen 36 narrative and experimental films, ten animated films, twelve short documentaries, and seven horror shorts as part of its inaugural Twilight Shorts program including “Head In The Sand,” a look at a naive soldier’s tour of duty in Afghanistan; “Saturday Morning Blues,” an intimate snapshot of an inner-city adolescent; and “Solatrium,” a sci-fi piece designed entirely with found and recycled materials.

Slamdance will also screen five $99 Special shorts, so named for working within that budget and produced by the organization in conjunction with festival alumni.

I Am Comic” includes Sarah Silverman, Tommy Davidson, Carrot Top, Kathy Griffin, Carlos Mencia, Jeff Foxworthy and Phyllis Diller.

Down Terrace,” directed by Ben Wheatley, is a darkly comedic drama about a family of crooks whose daily travails tries to keep their criminal enterprise from falling apart. Pic stars Bob Hill, Rob Hill and Julia Deakin.

Tony,” directed by Gerard Johnson, centers on an urban loner who tries make friends in the most gruesome of ways. It stars Peter Ferdinando, Ricky Grover, George Russo and Francis Pope.

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