A correction was made to this article on Dec. 14, 2004.
Marilyn Agrelo’s ballroom-dancing documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom” will be the opening pic of the 11th annual Slamdance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 21-28 in Park City, Utah.
Work-in-progress doc “I Know I Am Not Alone,” directed by Michael Franti, will close the fest.
Twenty-three world and U.S. features will premiere at the fest. Lineup includes 11 competition narrative features, eight competition docs, six special screenings and seven midnight screenings, as well as close to 80 shorts.
Rob Stefaniuk’s laffer “Phil the Alien,” Arin Crumley and Susan Buice’s “Four-Eyed Monster” and David Greenspan’s romantic comedy “Mall Cop” are among narrative pics in competition.
The competitive docu category includes Jennifer Abel and Jeff Hockett’s “Abel Raises Cain” and Don Bernier’s “In a Nutshell.”
The fest has expanded to include a second screening venue. In addition, the event will expand its Salt Lake City screenings to two theaters.
The Big C Gaming Competition and the Teleplay Competition are new additions to the fest.
The 2005 Slamdance Film Festival Line Up:
COMPETITION (narrative features), :
Mall Cop David Greenspan (USA), World premiere
Milk Can Matt Kresling (USA), World premiere
Phil the Alien Rob Stefaniuk (Canada), US premiere
Zombie Honeymoon Dave Gebroe (USA)
Frozen Juliet McKoen (UK)
On the Outs Lori Silverbush & Michael Skolnik (USA), US premiere
This Very Moment Christoph Hochhäuser (Germany)
Four-Eyed Monsters Arin Crumley & Susan Buice (USA), World premiere
The Dry Spell John Dowdle (USA), World premiere
Strahl Manuel Flurin Hendry (Switzerland), US premiere
Ellektra Rudolf Mestdagh (Belgium), US premiere
COMPETITION (feature documentaries):
Closer She Gets Craig Ouellette (USA), World premiere
La Sierra Scott Dalton & Margarita Martinez (Columbia/USA), World premiere
In a Nutshell Don Bernier (USA)
Liquid Vinyl Taylor Neary (USA), World premiere
Abel Raises Cain Jenny Abel & Jeff Hockett (USA), World premiere
Georgi and the Butterflies Andrey Paounov (Bulgaria)
Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge Booker Sim (USA), World premiere
Jisoe Eddie Martin (Australia)
Mad Hot Ballroom Marilyn Agrelo (USA), World premiere
The Read Dirt on Farmer John Taggart Siegel (USA), World premiere
Amelia Edouard Lock (Canada), World premiere
Male Fantasy Blaine Thurier (Canada)
Commune Jonathan Berman (USA), World premiere
I Know I am Not Alone Michael Franti (USA), work-in-progress
All Souls Day Jeremy Kasten (USA), World premiere
Ill Fated Mark A. Lewis (Canada), US premiere
Ringers: Lord of the Fans Carlene Cordova (USA), World premiere
Malfunkshun Scot Barbour (USA), Work-in-progress
Sledge Brad Martin (USA), World premiere
Off Beat Claudia Rudolph (Germany), US premiere