Bad Boys of Summer, World Premiere (2007, 76 min, USA)
Written/Directed by Tiller Russell and Loren Mendell
Battling prison violence and racial tension, the coach of the San Quentin Giants tries to change the lives of his convict baseball players during their final season together.
Ballad of AJ Weberman, US Premiere (2006, 83 min. UK)
Written/Directed by James Bluemel and Oliver Ralfe
A portrait of obsession and eccentricity this film tells the story of AJ Weberman, Bob Dylan’s most infamous fan, founder of Garbology, and New York counter-culture odd-ball.
Children of God: Lost and Found, World Premiere (2007, 75 min., USA)
Directed by Noah Thomson
CHILDREN OF GOD: LOST AND FOUND is a first-person account of growing up in the controversial, evangelical Christian cult known as the CHILDREN OF GOD. Director Noah Thomson tells his story and the story of others like him who were born into the group and later left as young adults.
Dream in Doubt, World Premiere (2007, 56 min, USA)
Written/Directed by Tami Yeager
When his brother is murdered in America’s first post-9/11 revenge killing, Rana Singh Sodhi begins a journey to reclaim his American dream and fight the hate that continues to threaten his community.
King of Kong, World Premiere (2007, 79 min., USA)
Directed by Seth Gordon*
Obsession and the pursuit of excellence push diehard gamers to break World Records on classic arcade games like Q*bert, Joust, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong.
*Gordon is a Slamdance alumni director, Slamdance 2002 Anarchy Online Film “Squirt”
Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa, World Premiere (2007, 70 min, USA)
Written/Directed by Jeremy Stulberg and Randy Stulberg
In the remote New Mexico desert, disillusioned Gulf War veterans, desperate teenage runaways and survivalists form a post-modern “Wild West” with a vigilante code all its own.
Red Without Blue, World Premiere (2007, 74 min, USA)
Written/Directed by Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills & Todd Sills
The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.
Rock the Bells (2006, 105 min, USA)
Written/Directed by Casey Suchan and Denis Hennelly
Personifying the fierce independence and Do-It-Yourself spirit of the Hip Hop movement, producer Chang Weisberg puts everything on the line for his impossible dream of reuniting notorious no-shows The Wu-Tang Clan.
Row Hard No Excuses, World Premiere (2007, 83 minutes, USA/Spain)
Written/Directed by Luke Wolbach
Two middle-aged American men set out to win the “world’s toughest race”—three thousand miles across the Atlantic in a rowboat—is it a noble quest or an ill-fated nightmare?
Unsettled, World Premiere (2007, 80 min, USA)
Written/Directed by Adam Hootnick
During the Gaza withdrawal of 2005, three young Israelis will be forced from their homes, two soldiers will be sent to evict them, and one activist will try to help her country avoid a war. Can one generation change history? Narrative Special Screening Features
Documentary Special Screening Features
Alice Neel, World Premiere (2007, 81 min., USA)
Written/Directed by Andrew Neel
Portrait painter Alice Neel (1900-1984) abandoned almost all the comforts of a “normal” life and family in her quest to document the 20th century, one soul at a time.
Previous Film: Darkon, (2006, 90 min.)
Documentary Feature, SXSW Audience Award
Ganja Queen, World Premiere (2007, 120 min., Australia)
Directed by Janine Hosking
Behind the scenes of the controversial trial of Schapelle Corby, a young woman accused of smuggling ten pounds of marijuana into Bali, Indonesia.
Previous Film: My Khmer Heart (2000) Winner, Best Documentary: Hollywood Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Mademoiselle and the Doctor 2004, Silverdocs finalist, Joris Ivens finalist, Amsterdam 2004, Melbourne Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival.
Super Amigos, World Premiere (2007, 82 min, Canada/Mexico)
Written/Directed by Arturo Perez Torres
Mexico City is not Gotham City, but if you were to run into any of the five masked activists who protect this metropolis, you’d wonder if you were not living inside a comic book.
Previous Films: Wetback – The Undocumented Documentary
Awards: Winner, Spectrum Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; Winner, Best Documentary, Cinequest Film Festival; Winner, Audience Award, Chicago Latino Film Festival; Winner, Best Story, Festival Pamplona Punto de Vista.