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Slamdance Film Festival 2014 Unveils Feature Film Competition Lineup

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 3, 2013 at 11:24AM

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled the Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs for its 20th fest, kicking off in Park City, Utah, January 17-23, 2014.
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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES PROGRAM

 

Elliot - Directors & Screenwriters: Matthew Bauckman, Jaret Belliveau

(Canada) World Premiere

The bizarre story of Elliot Scott, his supportive partner Linda Lum, and their cast and crew of outrageous dreamers all striving to achieve success.

Cast: Elliot Scott, Blake Zwicker, Linda Lum

 

Glena - Director & Screenwriter: Allan Luebke

(USA) World Premiere

Glena Avila is a single mother in her 30's who is fighting to become a professional Mixed Martial Artist.

Cast: Glena Avila, Stormy Back, Ron Andersen

 

Huntington's Dance - Director: Chris Furbee

(USA) World Premiere

Told through 20 years of home movie footage, Huntington's Dance is a personal and devastatingly raw look at how hereditary disease can shatter a family and a future. Cast: Chris Furbee, Rosemary Shockey, Gene Furbee

 

Kidnapped For Christ - Director: Kate S. Logan; Screenwriters: Yada Zamora, Kate S. Logan (USA, Dominican Republic) World Premiere

The personal stories of American teenagers who are taken from their homes and sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school located in The Dominican Republic.

Cast: David Wernsman, Tai Matheiu, Elizabeth Engle

 

Little Hope Was Arson - Director: Theo Love

(USA)

January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history.

 

Skanks - Director: David McMahon

(USA) World Premiere

A community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounts a gender-bending new musical titled "Skanks In A One Horse Town."

 

Sometimes I Dream I'm Flying - Director & Screenwriter: Aneta Popiel-Machnicka (Poland) North American Premiere

The poignant story of a young dancer preparing to perform at the Berlin Opera and the serious injury that threatens her lifelong dream.

Cast: Weronika Frodyma, Anna Linnik, Sergey Basalayev

 

Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache - Director & Screenwriter: Nailah Jefferson

(USA) World Premiere

In Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, the residents of this ruined fishing community continue dealing with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in US history.

Cast: Byron Encalade, Stanley Encalde, Kenneth Feinberg

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