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Review: Gleason, A True Triumph of Filmmaking

28 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Clay Tweel has been involved in some of the most entertaining documentaries in recent years including his producing role in The King of Kong, right up through his directing turn on both Print the Legend and last year's brilliantly witty Finders Keepers. Tweel's latest documentary Gleason is a shift away from the light-hearted tone of those previous films and into much more somber and emotional territory. This change in no way makes the film less effective as the result is one of the most impactful and emotionally affecting documentaries in recent memory. The titular Steve Gleason is probably best known as a special teams player for NFL team the New Orleans Saints. Though not a star player, Gleason was responsible for a key punt-block that...

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Jason Ritter Sci-Fi Film ‘Embers’ to Be First Narrative Feature Released by Slamdance Presents

9 June 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Claire Carré’s directorial debut “Embers,” which closed this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, has been set for an August release through the one-year-old Slamdance Presents label, Variety has learned exclusively.

Embers,” starring Jason Ritter and Iva Gocheva, is the first narrative feature to be released by Slamdance Presents. The sci-fi film will begin a week-long theatrical release at the ArcLight Hollywood on Aug. 5.

Embers” revolves around the collective loss of memory after a global neurological epidemic. The movie has won awards from the New Orleans Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival and Sarasota Film Festival.

Slamdance is known for supporting and launching new filmmakers, and they live up to their reputation, ” Carré said. “I’m thrilled for my first feature to be chosen as the first narrative released theatrically by Slamdance Presents. From screening my film at the festival even though it wasn’t a premiere, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Man vs Snake’ Trailer: This Documenary Could Be the Next ‘King of Kong’

5 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters from 2007 is one of the most entertaining documentaries I’ve ever seen. The film from director Seth Gordon (who has gone on to direct films like Horrible Bosses) followed two grown men competing for a new world record for the highest score on the Donkey […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Trailer for 'Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler' Doc

3 June 2016 3:56 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I don't like to brag, but... I don't think there's a player in the world that could've beat me." FilmBuff has debuted a trailer for a documentary called Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, featuring some funky animation to tell the story of arcade gamer and high score record holder Tim McVey. Following in the footsteps of other arcade game docs like The King of Kong and Chasing Ghosts, this is less about the actual game of Nibbler (also known as Snake) and more about the gamer who was/is obsessed with setting (and maintaining) the highest score. I love that this apparently has its own theme song ("Man versus Snake!!") and man does this trailer do a good job of selling it. I want to watch! Don't skip this trailer. Trailer for the Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler documentary, from »

- Alex Billington

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Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell Will Never Be ‘The King of Kong’ Again

10 May 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a decade since The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters was released. Seth Gordon‘s now-classic documentary chronicled the world of arcade gaming championships, with the main storyline focusing on the feud between a Redmond, Washington high school teacher named Steve Wiebe who attempted to break Billy Mitchell‘s record […]

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- Peter Sciretta

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Sundance 2016 Review: Gleason Is An Emotional Triumph

29 January 2016 5:42 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Clay Tweel has been involved in some of the most entertaining documentaries in recent years including his producing role in The King of Kong, right up through his directing turn on both Print the Legend and last year's brilliantly witty Finders Keepers. Tweel's latest documentary Gleason is a shift away from the light-hearted tone of those previous films and into much more somber and emotional territory. This change in no way makes the film less effective as the result is one of the most impactful and emotionally affecting documentaries in recent memory. The titular Steve Gleason is probably best known as a special teams player for NFL team the New Orleans Saints. Though not a star player, Gleason was responsible for a key punt-block that...

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Aussie film The Tail Job to premiere at Slamdance

18 January 2016 2:32 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Daniel Millar, Laura Hughes and Bryan Moses.

This week a new Australian film will premiere at Utah's Slamdance, the festival at which first-time, low-budget filmmakers can strut their stuff.

Slamdance has seen the world premieres of films such as The King of Kong, Paranormal Activity.and Following, the debut of a 29 year-old Christopher Nolan.

The Tail Job is the debut feature of Bryan Moses and Daniel Millar (co-writer-directors) and Laura Hughes (producer). The crew usually consisted of just the three of them. Hughes is an experienced actress, with credits on 8Mmm Aboriginal Radio, Spirited and Laid, while Moses and Millar have worked together in TV and commercials for years.

Bearing the tagline "If you love someone, set them free, then follow at a safe distance", the micro-budgeted comedy follows Nicholas, who discovers his fiancé Mona has been sending text messages to a mystery man and decides to tail her in a cab. »

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Slamdance Film Festival Juries Revealed

18 January 2016 10:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled jury members for its feature film competition programs for its 22nd edition during Jan. 22-28, Variety has learned.

Notable members include Steve Yu, director of “The Resurrection of Jake The Snake,” and Damon Russell, producer of “Before I Disappear.”

The festival, launched in 1995 as an alternative to Sundance, has included showings of such notable titles as Oren Peli’s “Paranormal Activity.”

Along with Peli, the best-known Slamdance alumni include Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Lena Dunham, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon and Lynn Shelton. Significant titles that debuted at Slamdance include “Mad Hot Ballroom” and Gordon’s “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”

The Slamdance feature competition is limited to films made with budgets under $1 million and made by first-time directors. The awards will be presented Jan. 28 at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah.

Narrative features jury members include Russell, »

- Dave McNary

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