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EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Slamdance Film Festival Caters to Alternative Tastes

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! December 30, 2013 at 11:29AM

The Slamdance Film Festival has been making noise in Park City since 1995. The festival (January 17-23) runs concurrent with Sundance (January 16-26) and offers subversively minded filmmakers, whether shut out of Sundance or not, an opportunity to screen their feature debuts. Watch the trailer for "The Sublime and Beautiful," exclusive to TOH!
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'The Sublime and Beautiful'
'The Sublime and Beautiful'

The Slamdance Film Festival has been making noise in Park City since 1995. An anarchic movie haven, the festival (January 17-23) runs concurrent with Sundance (January 16-26), offering subversively minded filmmakers, whether shut out of Sundance or not, an opportunity to screen their feature debuts with budgets of less than $1 million and without distribution.

This year's Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition lineup at Slamdance screens films from all corners of the world including the US, Canada, Austria, Denmark, Mexico and Israel.

Making its world premiere at Slamdance, the performance-driven narrative drama "The Sublime and Beautiful" is written and directed by Blake Robbins (NBC's "The Office," HBO's "Oz"). He stars as a father coping with the death of his children as he wrestles with his morals and desire for retribution, descending into a complicated hell of grief alongside his wife (Laura Kirk). A TOH! exclusive trailer below.

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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.