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2007 Slamdance Film Festival – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

The following films will compete in the Documentary Feature Competition at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival in Park Ctiy, Utah. The Documentary Feature Competition is sponsored by Langley Productions, producer of TV gems like “COPS” and “Video Justice.”

DOCUMENTARY FEAURE COMPETITION:

  • BAD BOYS OF SUMMER (Director and Writer: 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 (Director and Writer: 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 (Director: 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.
  • A DREAM IN DOUBT (Director and Writer: 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 (Director: 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 (Director and Writer: 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 (Director and Writer: Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills and 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 (Director and Writer: Casey Suchan, 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 (Director and Writer: 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 (Director and Writer 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?
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