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.
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.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS PROGRAM
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...