Daniel Warth’s “Dim the Fluorescents” and Stefan Avalos’ documentary “Strad Style” have won the Sparky Awards for grand jury prizes at the 23rd Slamdance Film Festival. “Strad Style” also won…
Slamdance Film Festival
As up-to-date as its display of a post-election tweet by Donald Trump — who looms conspicuously large during the film's opening and closing minutes — "What Lies Upstream" is a quietly devastating…
The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its 23rd annual narrative and documentary feature film competition lineup, Variety has learned. The festival, launched in 1995 as an alternative to Sundance…
Family drama “Great White Shark,” written by Andrew Kightlinger has won the 2016 Slamdance Writing Competition Grand Prize. Kightlinger, born and raised on Madagascar before transplanting to South…
Neatly balancing absurdism and bittersweet reality, this offbeat German angle on alcoholism has a key fantasy aspect that takes some time revealing itself.
This artificial chamber piece recalls those European art films of yore in which high-strung aristocratic and artistic types went through "I love you! I hate you! I love you!" histrionics without much…
Beguiling indie "Driftwood," which won the jury's Narrative Feature Award at Slamdance, treats a fantastical theme in utterly matter-of-fact, pragmatic terms.
Laugh quotient will depend primarily on viewer's reaction to Flula Borg, a YouTube star whose Hans & Franz/Wild & Crazy Guy schtick here stretches pretty thin over nearly 80 minutes.
Angela Boatwright's first documentary feature is a bracing look at a thriving underground of punk bands and backyard-party concerts virtually unknown outside L.A.'s Latino communities.
The fascinating phenomenon of "furries," or people who don anthropomorphic full-body costumes for role-playing purposes, gets some — but not much — light shed on it in "Fursonas."
"How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town" emerges as surprisingly tame fluff, a modestly amusing trifle scarcely saucier than those wink-wink naughty farces that were staples of the '70s dinner-theater…