More documentaries have been announced to play next month at the coolest ‘underdog’ film festival around; Slamdance. Last week we revealed the eight documentaries in its competition line-up, but there’s more to see next month.
Quite a lot more in fact, and by the sounds of it there could be some winners amongst them that would be fair competition for the Sundance docs that are playing at the same time.
Unfortunately the good people at Slamdance have not told DG about the line-up themselves so we have to go with what Variety tells us.
They write we can expect the following:
“Concert film “Neil Young Journeys” will be screened as part of the documentary series. “Journeys” debuted at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival and Sony Pictures Classics acquired worldwide rights, excluding Latin America, in October.
The other docs in the screening series are “No Room for Rockstars,” directed by Parris Patton and following the experiences of four musicians on the Vans Warped Tour; “Terra Blight,” directed by Isaac Brown in a global examination of the life cycle of computer consumption that has created toxic wastes; “Wild in the Streets,” directed by Peter Baxter, in which thousands of locals from rival sides of a rugged English town brutally compete in an ancient game that is the lifeblood of the community; and “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story,” directed by Will Hess, Nikki Frakes and Terry Dougas.
That doc also features Nicolas Cage, Michael Chiklis, Roger Corman, Kirsten Dunst, Danny Elfman, James Franco, Samuel Jackson, Tobey Maguire, Eva Mendes, Frank Miller, Seth Rogen, Bryan Singer, Kevin Smith and Ringo Starr.
The shorts screenings include the pilot “Ed Wood’s Lost Film Final Curtain” and “Franchi Is Back” from director-screenwriter Alexandre Franchi, in which the filmmaker talks about his bout with cancer.”
To read the full article (and more good film-related content), visit variety.com
Slamdance 2012 will take place in Park City, Utah from 20-26 January. You can buy tickets for the festival and get more information here.