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End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones

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Arclight Hollywood, 8pm.

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INNOVATIVE DISTRIBUTION PLAN BEGINS WITH A THEATRICAL LAUNCH AT THE PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2015) – Slamdance joins forces with the creators of The Resurrection of Jake the Snake for the multi-city theatrical release of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival favorite documentary beginning in Portland, Oregon on September 2nd. The Portland Film Festival will host the film's release with a special event screening of the documentary and a Q&A session moderated by UFC superstar Chael Sonnen with Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page and director Steve Yu. The event format is a key element of the film's continuing theatrical release with personal appearances by Jake “The Snake” Roberts, filmmakers and special guests.



The theatrical release marks the initiation of Slamdance Presents, a new distribution moniker for Slamdance's world premier programs dedicated to creating theatrical and other innovative commercial opportunities for independent filmmakers.

As an unprecedented promotional venture between distributor and filmmaker, the partnership is the perfect combination of two underdogs teaming up to take on the fierce theatrical film marketplace. The inspiring documentary feature opened the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival and went on to win critical acclaim as well as this unique theatrical distribution partnership with Slamdance Presents. When The Resurrection of Jake the Snake screens at Portland Film Festival, it may very well be the first time two festivals have come together to support a nationwide release of an independent film.

Directed by Steve Yu, The Resurrection of Jake the Snake documents one of the most famous professional wrestlers in the world, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, as he battles his personal demons in a struggle to reclaim his life and the family that had given up on him. The feature-length documentary is also features Diamond Dallas Page and Scott Hall (aka Razor Ramon). Diamond Dallas Page is the film’s producer.

We’re thrilled that Slamdance believes enough in our documentary to pursue this innovative theatrical strategy," said the film’s director Steve Yu, "As filmmakers we were fortunate to be at the right place at the right time, and capturing Jake’s incredible story was as compelling as any fictional narrative – except this was 100% real.”

Theater bookers’ response to the venture has already proven successful with twelve venues scheduled throughout the fall in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Dallas, Nashville, Chattanooga, Tampa, Yonkers as well as Portland. Other cities are resently being added to the schedule. Each venue will offer a hosted Special Event Screening with personal appearances by Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, filmmakers and special guests at a hosted Q&A.

The plan to collaborate on a theatrical release between Slamdance and the filmmakers was based on the filmmakers’ unrivaled knowledge and connection to a large, eager and devoted subculture and based on their mutual success at Slamdance 2015. The blueprint for the Special Event Screenings came from Slamdance's Cinema Club at Hollywood's ArcLight Theater in March 2015 where film showings included a hosted Q & A with the filmmakers, special wrestling guests and moderated by Slamdance alumni Joe Manganniello. This model will be used throughout the release of The Resurrection of Jake The Snake.

"We hope to enter the challenging theatrical arena with a strong showing, knowing that the festival and the film embody the true spirit of independent film," said Peter Baxter, President and Co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival, "Audiences love our screening events with filmmakers. It’s great to receive the support of Portland Film Festival to help our launch. I hope more festivals can help one another like this in the future."

"As fellow mavericks, we are excited to present “The Resurrection of Jake The Snake” at this year’s festival,” said Josh Leake, Executive Director of the Portland Film Festival. “Teaming with Slamdance to help launch their new distribution arm with the film’s theatrical release is groundbreaking in the world of independent film. We are pleased to be a part of this terrific collaboration.”

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Portland Film Festival. Portland, OR.
Wednesday September 2, 2015. 8:15pm.
Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan
Portland, OR 97219

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Living Room Theater. Portland, OR.
September 6-11, 2015.
341 SW Tenth Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Atlanta, GA.
September 18-24, 2015.
931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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The Magnolia Theater. Dallas TX.
September 28, 2015.
3699 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75204

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Villagio Cinemas. Tampa, FL.
September 29, 2015.
11778 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa FL 33618

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Landmark Ritz 5. Philadelphia PA.
October 1, 2015.
214 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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AMC Empire 25. New York, NY.
October 2-8, 2015.
234 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

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Alamo Drafthouse. Yonkers NY.
October 2 - 8, 2015.
2548 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY 10710

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The Charles Theater. Baltimore MD.
October 3, 2015.
1711 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema. Greensboro NC.
October 16-22, 2015.
2134 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC

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About Slamdance


Not just a film festival, Slamdance is a community, a year-round experience, and a statement. Established by a wild bunch of filmmakers in 1995 who were tired of relying on a large oblique system to showcase their work, Slamdance is an ongoing experiment that has proven, year after year, when it comes to recognizing talent and launching careers, the independent and grassroots film communities can do it themselves.
 
Slamdance alums are responsible for the programming and organization of the following year’s festival. With a variety of backgrounds, interests, and talents, but with no individual filmmaker’s vote meaning more than another’s, Slamdance’s programming and organizing committees have been able to stay close to the heart of low budget and do-it-yourself filmmaking. In this way, Slamdance continues to grow and exemplify its mantra: By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers.
 
Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli  (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday). Box Office Mojo reports alumni who first showed their work at Slamdance have accumulated over $11.5 billion in the Box Office to date.
 
In addition to the festival, Slamdance serves emerging artists and a growing audience with several year-round activities. These include the popular Slamdance Screenplay Competition, traveling On The Road screening events, the Anarchy Workshop for student filmmakers, and The Slamdance Cinema Club, a monthly cinema club based out of the ArcLight in Hollywood.

In January, 2015 Hulu partnered with Slamdance Studios to offer a new film collection from festival alumni. The nascent but already profitable venture allows viewers to access Slamdance Studios on Hulu at: 
http://www.hulu.com/companies/slamdance 

Slamdance Presents is a new distribution arm established to access broader distribution of independent films made or acquired by Slamdance Studios. The goal is to build the popularity of independent films and support filmmakers on a commercial level through theatrical release. The Resurrection of Jake The Snake is the first film to be released by the company.
 
The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival will take place January 21st - 28th in Park City, Utah.
 
Additional information about the Slamdance is available at www.slamdance.com
 
Connect with The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake:
www.jakethesnakemovie.com

Connect With Slamdance
Facebook: SlamdanceFilmFestival
Twitter: @slamdance
Instagram: @slamogram


This year we welcome Bristol, UK's Rosie Lea to the already impressive list of artists who have contributed to Slamdance including Shepard Fairey, Kii Arens and David Flores.

Rosie is a graphic artist and writer who has done gig posters for Queens Of The Stone Age, Swans, and L7. You can find more of Rosie's work here www.birdbrains.club and here rosie-lea.com, and Jacknife Prints.

This year's theme is Saints & Sinners. With our showcase you're sure to get plenty of characters who are the best of the best, some who are the worst of the worst, and a whole bunch who are duplicitous surprises -- wolves in sheeps' clothing, snakes in the grass, smooth operators with well-concealed daggers, &c.

The new artwork is a playfully proto-interactive way to decide whether you're good, bad, or both at the same time. Looking one way, you see an Angel. Looking the other way, a demon. Depending on how you see the image, or with one a quick turn, you'll go from saint to sinner and then back again.



There's always been something unexpected and mischievous about Slamdance. Yet Slamdance is bolstered by the saintly good will of its programmers, filmmakers, and partners alike. Visual references for the artwork were medieval manuscripts, early renaissance painting, early tattoo art, and matchbook cover art.

Art direction by Peter Baxter but all credit goes to Rosie. Says Baxter, "Rosie is exactly the type of emerging artist we want to support and with her excellent artwork I think she has given us a great deal to appreciate and enjoy."

Connect With Rosie
Twitter: @rosie_lea
Instagram: @rosielea__

Connect With Jacknife Prints
Twitter: @JacknifePrints

Connect With Slamdance
Facebook: SlamdanceFilmFestival
Twitter: @slamdance
Instagram: @slamogram


Submissions open for the 2016 Film Festival, Slamdance Alumni returns for Manager Position, and programs expand through Slamdance Cinema Club, Slamdance Studios on HULU, and beyond.
 
(LOS ANGELES, CA---May 29, 2015) Following last year's record breaking submission numbers, Slamdance Film Festival is now open for 2016 entries with a new program called DIG and the return of alumni Clementine Leger as festival manager. At the same time, the organization's distribution arm Slamdance Studios, is showing major year-round growth for its online and live event enterprises. This month, Slamdance Studios on Hulu premieres Slam Collective’s I Want To Be an American based on the exquisite corpse parlor game, and the wildly successful ArcLight Presents Slamdance Cinema Club screens Pavan Moondi's & Brian Robertson's Diamond Tongues and Chris Furbee's Huntington's Dance. 

Slamdance invites filmmakers to take the first step in their filmmaking careers by submitting to the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival now. Submissions open June 1st and continue through October 15th. Filmmakers may submit through the newly added platform FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, as well as through the festival’s alternative submission form at http://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Submissions.
 
Slamdance continues to support independent filmmaking and Slamdance alumni with the expansion of year-round programming such as Arclight Presents Slamdance Cinema Club, the premiere of the Slam Collective’s collaborative documentary feature I Want To Be An American through Slamdance Studios on Hulu. Another new filmmaker partnership with Digital Bolex has created the Slamdance x Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Competition that will present selections from the inaugural program at Cinegear, LA on June 5th at Paramount Studios.
 
Taking over the pivotal role of Manager of the Slamdance Film Festival during this time of expansion is Slamdance alumni, Clementine Leger, who has rejoined Slamdance Film Festival as festival manager after two seasons as programming coordinator for the Florida Film Festival.
 
Slamdance programs and competitions continue for filmmakers at all stages of their career, including the Slamdance Screenplay Competition, and the newly launched Slamdance Digital, Interactive & Gaming showcase, DIG.
 
“Right now, our Slamdance programs are growing at an unprecedented rate and we are very fortunate Clementine Leger has returned to manage them. Our purpose of breaking boundaries for independent artists to reach audiences globally at live events and online is steadily and surely being realized and we have great partnerships to thank for that,” stated Peter Baxter, Slamdance President & Co-Founder.
 
Ongoing and upcoming Slamdance programs of note:
 
- Slamdance and Digital Bolex will present a showcase of films created for the inaugural Slamdance x Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Competition. This screening will take place on June 5, 8:15pm as part of the Cinegear Expo at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, and registration is free through May 30. All films in the showcase were shot on the Digital Bolex D16 Digital Cinema Camera.
 
- Slamdance Studios recently premiered I Want To Be An American on VOD within its Hulu slate. I Want To Be An American is a collaborative, international documentary experience made by the SlamCollective. It is available to watch: http://hulu.com/companies/slamdance.
 
- Slamdance Digital, Interactive & Gaming, or DIG, is now accepting entries, and will close August 31, 2015. FREE to enter for artists and filmmakers working in contemporary digital art, virtual reality, augmented and expanded cinema, and gaming: http://showcase.slamdance.com/Slamdance-DIG
 
- The Slamdance Screenplay Competition continues through July 28. Late Deadline June 10th, 2015; Withoutabox Extended Deadline July 28th, 2015. More information can be found here: http://showcase.slamdance.com/Screenplay-Competition
 
- ArcLight Presents Slamdance Cinema Club continues with summer titles including: Huntington’s Dance on June 14th, Diamond Tongues  on June 15th, Yosemite (starring James Franco) on July 12th, On Her Own on July 13th, They Look Like People on August 9th, and 20 Years of Madness on August 10th. To learn more about this program and to buy tickets go to: https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/news/arclight-presents-slamdance-cinema-club
 
About Slamdance

Slamdance is a year-round organization and film festival that serves as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers and is a fertile ground for new filmmakers to begin their careers. The festival began as an alternative to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and they continue to run concurrently.
 
Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli  (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday). Box Office Mojo reports alumni who first showed their work at Slamdance have accumulated over $11.5 billion in the Box Office to date.
 
Slamdance's On The Road events and Slamdance Studios' developing commercial distribution platform continue to increase opportunities for filmmakers both internationally and domestically. Slamdance Studios launched a film collection on Hulu in January 2015, including 12 feature films and 1 documentary short from Slamdance alumni which are available to stream now, with new films to be added throughout the year. Viewers can access Slamdance Studios on Hulu at http://www.hulu.com/companies/slamdance
 
Over 2,500 submissions competed for prizes in the 2015 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. This year’s Grand Prize winner was the Original Teleplay Search For Life by Andrea Janakas, which was awarded a total of $7,000 in cash prizes. Submissions for the 2015 Slamdance Screenplay Competition will open on February 23rd.
 
2015 Slamdance Film Festival Sponsors included Digital BolexThe International Fusion Doc ChallengeDirectors Guild of AmericaPierce Law GroupCreativeFutureWriters Guild of America WestDifferent By DesignCarharttFestival ScopeFinal Draft, Park City's Treasure Mountain Inn, and Salt Lake City's BlueStar Juice Bar & CafeBeehive Distilling, and Xmission. Slamdance is proud to partner with sponsors who support emerging artists and push the boundaries of independent filmmaking.
 
Additional information about the Slamdance Film Festival, Slamdance Studios and Screenplay Competition is available at www.slamdance.com
 
Connect with Slamdance:
 
http://twitter.com/slamdance 
http://www.facebook.com/SlamdanceFilmFestival
Instagram: @Slamogram

 
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(LOS ANGELES - May 4, 2015) Slamdance DIG (short for Digital, Interactive & Gaming) is a new program from the Slamdance Film Festival dedicated to emerging independent artists working in new, hybrid and immersive forms of digital media art.

If your work pushes, breaks, or defies the boundaries of storytelling through digital media in any way, we would like to see it. We are primarily interested in a diversity of form and content. If you think your work fits, it likely does.

Artists are encouraged to submit either works in progress or completed projects for consideration. From these submissions, judges will program a showcase that will open in Los Angeles, California in 2015. Selected final works will also have the opportunity to exhibit at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Submissions are free and open to the public.

For more information on submission materials and to send us your project, click through to our online form: http://bit.ly/1Dz6TIY

 
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