Slamdance has set its special screenings program along with the launch of its Slam Collective collaboration program.
Slamdance, launched 18 years ago as an alternative to Sundance, has alrady unveiled its competition lineup with 10 narrative films and eight documentaries — including 13 world premieres. The fest will take place Jan. 20-26 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn.
While we wait for any more genre offerings, the special screenings announcement included the world premiere of Chad Crawford Kinkle’s horror drama Jug Face, starring The Woman‘s Lauren Ashley Carter and Sean Bridgers, pictured right, along with Sean Young, Larry Fessenden and Daniel Manche; and Philippe Caland’s “Vipaka,” starring Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker and Ariana Neal.
“Jug Face,” which tells the story of a teen, pregnant with her brother’s child, who tries to escape from a backwoods community when she discovers she must sacrifice herself to a creature in a pit, was the grand prize winner of the 2011 Slamdance screenwriting competition. Producers are Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for MODERNCINÉ.