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Slamdance 2014 Unveils Lineups for Special Screenings, Beyond Section and Shorts Program

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 9, 2013 at 11:36AM

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its lineups in the Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 20th edition of the fest.

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its lineups in the Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 20th edition of the fest. 


This year's films include alumni filmmakers Bill Plympton and Lise Raven, with Slamdance veterans in front of the camera including Benh Zeitlin, Chris Nolan, Rian Johnson and Marc Forster, as well as the directorial debut of Joe Manganiello ("True Blood"). Plympton’s “Cheatin’” will open the fest, and Lise Raven’s “Kinderwald” closes it out.

The expanded short film programs include 62 American and International productions including 24 World, 5 North American and 8 US Premieres. The 2014 Shorts showcase includes Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Anarchy and a new Experimental Program. 

Slamdance runs January 17th - 23rd, 2014 in Park City, Utah.






Cheatin' - Director: Bill Plympton

(USA) North American Premiere

A newlywed wife proves the depth of her love by becoming her cheating husband's mistresses.


Kinderwald - Director: Lise Raven; Screenwriters: Lise Raven, Frank Brückner

(USA, Germany) North American Premiere

Two little boys vanish into the mountains in 1854, and their return becomes a mysterious and brutal test of their mother’s faith.

Cast: Emily Behr, Frank Brückner, Max Cove, Brian McCann


La Bare - Director: Joe Manganiello

(USA) World Premiere

An insider's look at the history, the lives and the culture of the greatest male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas.


Waiting for Mamu - Directors: Thomas Morgan, Francois Caillaud, Dan Chen (USA)

Pushpa Basnet has dedicated her life to ensuring no child spends life in prison. Cast: Pushpa Basnet

The rest of the lineup, after the jump...

This article is related to: Festivals, Slamdance Film Festival, Shorts, Shorts

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.