Slamdunk screenings set for Cannes

Over 40 features, shorts to unspool for free

HOLLYWOOD — The Slamdunk Film Festival will hold its fifth annual Slamdunk Screening Series at the 55th annual Cannes Film Festival. In addition to a program of more than 40 features and shorts, the fest plans to honor Oscar-nommed animator Bill Plympton.

Fest will also screen a work-in-progress, “A Good Night to Die,” from director Craig Singer. Produced by Regent Entertainment, pic stars Michael Rapaport, Gary Stretch, Seymour Cassel, Robin Givens, Deborah Harry, Lainie Kazan, Ralph Macchio, James Russo, Ally Sheedy and Frank Whaley.

The program includes Films From Singapore II, the second in a series of exchanges between Slamdunk and the Substation, a nonprofit arts center in Singapore.

Among the pics that will screen are “Charlotte Sometimes,” “Dotcom: Hot Tubs, Pork Chops and Valium,” “R.S.V.P.,” “Ordinary Sinner,” “Falling Like This” and “A Huey P. Newton Story,” all of which took awards on the festival circuit.

Screenings will take place in a custom-built screening facility on the first floor of the Noga Hilton and are free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.