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WELCOME TO NODANCE
YEAR SIX - PARK CITY
January 18th-24th, 2003


NODANCE - YEAR 6 - HEADQUARTERS
Main Street Mall – 2nd Floor
333 Main Street
  (across from Egyptian Theater)
2nd Floor
11 am – 7 pm

THEATER 1
Main Street Mall – 2nd Floor
333 Main Street (Across From Egyptian Theater)
Seats: 130
Screen from DVD-projection & PAL Digi-Beta
All screenings are free of charge.
The Nodance Film Festival celebrates the alternative digital film culture, with an emphasis on first-time filmmakers and digital filmmaking. Held annually in Park City, Utah, Nodance holds the distinction of being the world’s first DVD-projected film festival. This is the sixth year of the festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 
MIKE FIGGIS RETROSPECTIVE .

The independent Nodance Film and Multimedia Festival, the world‚s first DVD-projected film festival has
invited over thirty Feature films, Shorts, Music Videos and Documentaries to screen as part of it‚s seven day event, January 18-24th, 2003. Returning to its headquarters on Main Street in Park City, Utah, Nodance celebrates the best in alternative digital film.

From “Stormy Monday” to “Timecode,” Academy-award nominated director Mike Figgis has cut a path in cinema that weaves color and light to form a multilayered tapestry of design and ideas. His prolific body of work in digital video and film challenge an audience to think beyond the conventional, seeking out connections to the story within the art.

The Mike Figgis Retrospective occurs throughout the course of the festival, and will feature the opening night film "Flamenco Women," followed by "Timecode," then closing with “Hotel.” *Mr. Figgis will also take part in a roundtable discussion on Tuesday January 21st, 2003 at 6pm in the Nodance HQ.
*In Attendance

 
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Title: FLAMENCO WOMEN by Mike Figgis
SATURDAY January 18th, 2003
7:00 pm
– Theater 1
Main Street Mall – 2nd Floor
Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis (“Leaving Las Vegas”) celebrates the true spirit of Flamenco in this raw and vivid look at the most expressive of Spanish dances.
Using both color and black and white photography, Figgis paints an unforgettable portrait that combines all three elements of Flamenco style: singing (canta) guitar (toque) and the dance itself (baile). Experience the pounding rhythms, flashing guitars and fiery footwork as the day of the performance approaches. Enjoy a rare and intimate look at the women whose passion is the heart of Flamenco in this highly acclaimed documentary: Flamenco Women. (52 minutes)

TIMECODE by Mike Figgis
Who do you want to watch?
You are looking at a movie screen split into four parts. You will see a tale of sex and power, captured by four different cameras. You will witness a story told in real time, without any edits. You will experience the first movie ever told in four dimensions.
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
8:00 pm
– Theater 1
Main Street Mall – 2nd Floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
HOTEL - by Mike Figgis*
7:00 pm – Theater 1
Main Street Mall – 2nd Floor

Synopsis: While a Dogme British film crew are shooting a version of “The Duchess Of Malfi” in Venice, the producer of the film is involved in the attempted murder of the director. After stealing control the film, and winning the leading lady, the producer discovers the secrets of the hotel catacombs.
Shot digitally on a five-week improvised shoot in Venice that included many technical innovations such as the single DV camera-mounted “Fig Rig,” and wireless sound mini-disc recorders.
Film features: Salma Hayek, John Malkovich, Lucy Liu, Burt Reynolds, Julian Sands, David Schwimmer, Rhys Ifans, and Saffron Burrows.
Preceded by: THE FIG RIG (dir. Sheri Roman) – 9 min.
*In attendance
This film closes the Mike Figgis retrospective.

 

 
NON-COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY
Title: STEP INTO LIQUID

Synopsis: "Step Into Liquid" features a cross-section of characters who come from many walks of life, but share one thing in common, the need to surf. For many of them, surfing is merely a hobby. For others, surfing is an identity and maybe even a lifestyle. For a fortunate and talented few, it is a profession. For one, it is even a salvation. "Step Into Liquid" is a must see, one-of-a-kind film about amazing people, hair-raising adventure, and incredible discovery. This film contains no stuntmen, no actors, and definitely no stereotypes.

Cast: Taj Burrow, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Peter Mel, Kelly Slater, Skindog Collins, Flea, Shawn Barron, Wingnut, Layne Beachley, and a long list of other well-known surfers.
Running Time: 87 min
Genre: Documentary
Director: Dana Brown
Producer: John-Paul Beeghly
Web URL: www.stepintoliquid.com
Shooting Format: HD, 35mm, 16mm, Digital Video

MONDAY January 20th, 2003
8:00 pm
- Theater 1
*Special Sneak Preview
WEDNESDAY January 22nd, 2003
11:00 am
Theater 1
   
PANEL
"STORYTELLING: Unplugged”
An intimate, roundtable discussion with some of the most innovative storytellers of our time, as they discuss their craft and the importance of story in the big picture.
Sponsored by: Panavision
Confirmed Guests:
Ernest Dickerson, Director (OUR AMERICA, JUICE)
Mike Figgis, Director (LEAVING LAS VEGAS, TIMECODE)
Mathew Libatique, Director of Photography (REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, PI)
Forest Whitaker, Actor/Director (WAITING TO EXHALE, HOPE FLOATS)
Moderated by: Chris Gore, Film Threat
TUESDAY - JANUARY 21st, 2003
6:00 pm
Nodance HQ – MSMPARTIES

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
SATURDAY January 18th, 2003
9:00 pm
– 12:30 am
Nodance HQ – Main Street Mall – 2nd Floor
Featuring: DJ Sam Ronson
Media Sponsor: Complex Magazine

CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS PARTY
WEDNESDAY January 22nd, 2003
9:00 pm
– Midnight
Nodance HQ – Main Street Mall – 2nd Floor
333 Main Street


 
COMPETITION FEATURES
Title: MOLE
*World Premiere
Synopsis: A NYC reporter enlists the help of a tunnel expert to explore and interview homeless residents in the abandoned subway tunnels. After an altercation with a deranged tunnel dweller, they find themselves in a struggle with the dark, themselves, and the mysterious legend of the Mole People.
Running Time: 81 min
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Richard Mauro
Writer: Richard Mauro
Producer: Matt Suchomski & Gill Holland
Web URL: www.molethemovie.com
Shooting Format: Digital Video
SUNDAY January 19th, 2003
5:00 pm
– Theater 1
MONDAY January 20th, 2003
1:00 pm
- Theater 1


Title: THE WAR EFFORT
*World Premiere
Synopsis: The first comedy to rip into the patriotism fad during the early days of The War on Terrorism. THE WAR EFFORT documents the lives of knee-jerk patriots who strive to keep the Evil-doers and Terrorists from winning, while greed and delusion push them into their own war for media attention.
Running Time: 98 min
Genre: Comedy
Director: Bob Cesca
Writer: Bob Cesca
Producer: Tara Donnon
Web URL: www.the-war-effort.com
Shooting Format: Digital Video
SUNDAY January 19th, 2003
1:00 pm
- Theater 1
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
3:00 pm -
Theater 1





Title: OUTPATIENT
Synopsis: A stylish neo-noir thriller of duplicity, dance, and the descent into madness. When a soft-spoken young writer (Justin Kirk) - inadvertently committed to an asylum for years due to a systems glitch -is released into the "real" world, his writing begins to blur the boundaries of reality and paranoid hallucination, and his therapist (Catherine Kellner) begins to suspect she has unleashed a ruthless murderer.
Running Time: 113 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Alec Carlin
Writer: Alec Carlin
Producer: Carlo Scandiuzzi & Scilla Andreen-Hernandez
Web URL: www.outpatientthemovie.com
Shooting Format: HD & Digital Video
MONDAY January 20th, 2003
5:00 pm
- Theater 1
WEDNEDSDAY January 22nd, 2003
3:00 pm
- Theater 1

Title: THE LAST AMERICAN
*World Premiere
Synopsis: "The Last American" is the story of Kev and his reluctant journey from Hard Core Street Punk to Super-Salesman. Armed with a bowl of cereal, a remote control, and his middle finger, Kev wages war against his own fate and anyone else who comes knocking at the door. Who would have thought that the great American battle would be fought over a used couch?
Running Time: 68 min
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Audie Harrison
Writer: A.J. Pfeifer, Audie Harrison
Producer: A.J. Pfeifer, Peter Browngardt & Audie Harrison
Web URL: www.thelastamerican.com
Shooting Format: 16mm
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
5:00 pm
- Theater 1
WEDNESDAY January 22nd, 2003
1:00 pm
- Theater 1

 
COMPETITION SHORTS
SHORTS PROGRAM 1

Title: ANOTHER LIFE
Synopsis: Within the walls of a desolate cabin, a nameless man and woman discover that thin line between love and hatred. Is this the last throes of a romance gone wrong? Or is it an illusory dance with fate?
Running Time: 12 min
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Tracey D'Arcy
Writer: Ronald O. Moore
Producer: David Eck, Tracey D'Arcy
Web URL: www.anotherlifeprod.com
Shooting Format: 35mm

Title: SHADOWBOXER
Synopsis: "Shadowboxer" brings the issues of female teenage violence into focus through the story of a sixteen year-old girl named Reena.
Running Time: 28 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Vilka Tzouras
Writer: Vilka Tzouras
Producer: Susannah Ludwig & Vilka Tzouras
Web URL: shadowboxerfilm.tripod.com
Shooting Format: 16mm

Title: THE 7th MAN
Synopsis: What if I told you one of the most glorified images in American history wasn't two dimensional...it was three. Would you care? Director, Jason Liggett and DP, Matthew Libatique ("Requiem for a Dream," "Pi") breathe life into a prolific American Icon. One that, until now, has been taken for granted.
Running Time: 13 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Jason Liggett
Writer: Johnny Harrington & Jason Liggett
Producer: Lisa Libatique & Christene Evey
Web URL: www.7thmanmovie.com
Shooting Format: 35mm
 


Title: THE WARRIOR AND HIS PEACE
Synopsis: Mujahid is a radical Muslim summoned to commit an act of terror in the wake of September 11th. When he receives a call from his estranged father pleading for him to stop, he must decide between the truth of his faith or terror.
Running Time: 15 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Phillip Montgomery
Writer: Phillip Montgomery
Producer: Phillip Montgomery
Shooting Format: 16mm

SHORTS PROGRAM 1 times
SUNDAY January 19th, 2003
3:00 pm
- Theater 1
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
1:00 pm
- Theater 1



 
COMPETITION SHORTS
SHORTS PROGRAM 2

Title: RUN
Synopsis: Welcome to the web's hottest interactive game RUN. This week's "star," is given 15 minutes to save his family. With internet viewers following the action LIVE via citywide surveillance cameras, he must complete a series of masochistic duties, survive the frenetic rush-hour traffic, and save his family from the clutches of a madman before the clock expires.
Running Time: 13 min
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Clayton Allis
Writer: Clayton Allis
Producer: Magdalene Sim
Shooting Format: Digital Video
  Title: RANGE LIFE
Synopsis: The lead singer of struggling punk rock band tries to land a huge corporate record contract, while keeping together his slightly insane band.
Running Time: 19 min
Genre: drama/comedy
Director: Robert Trondson
Writer: Robert Trondson
Producer: Erik Gunneson, Kristy Dickens, Amy McIntyre, Robert Trondson
Web URL: www.rangelifemovie.com
Shooting Format: 35mm

Title: SMALLTALK JACK
Synopsis: Jack's everyday life revolves around the need to find comfort in those who surround him…even though consolation is the last thing that he receives. Full of abusive relationships and torn emotions, his life is a sad shadow of the past as he copes with the daily grind of survival…but for how long?
Running Time: 10 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Robert Lopuski
Writer: Robert Lopuski
Producer: Ken Druckerman & Robert Lopuski
Shooting Format: Digital Video

Title: EVELYN
Synopsis: A dark, twisted comedy about a lonely dead girl who tries
to bring herself back to life in order to make new friends in the neighborhood.
Running Time:
9 min
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Brad Peyton
Writer: Brad Peyton
Producer: Jim Mauro
Web URL: www.buzztaxi.com
Shooting Format: 35mm


SHORTS PROGRAM 2 times
MONDAY January 20th, 2003
3:00 pm
- Theater 1
WEDNESDAY January 22nd, 2003
5:00 pm
- Theater 1


 
COMPETITION DOCUMENTARIES
Title: OUR HOUSE
*World Premiere
Synopsis: Imagine being diagnosed with "mental retardation." Imagine a world where frustration is your way of life and no one can empathize with you. Laura, Tim S. and Tim W. live this life, where addiction, suicide and fantastical delusions become their only hope for escape. "Our House" brings this story of human struggle as close as one can get without actually living it.
Running Time: 84 min
Director: Sevan Matossian
Producer: Sevan Matossian, Bessie Morris, Greg Shields
Web URL: www.ourhousethemovie.com
Shooting Format: Digital Video
SUNDAY January 19th, 2003
11:00 am
– Theater 1
  Title: VENICE: LOST & FOUND
Synopsis: In Los Angeles, a city awash in humanity, where the most diverse mix of cultures and races in history has gathered, Venice Beach is like a tidal pool, a distillation of the greater metropolis. Every day in Venice, the global village converges for a day at the ocean. This documentary reveals the richness and complexity of Venice, California through its history, its personalities and its unique social issues.
Running Time: 57 min
Director: Brad Bemis
Producer: Brad Bemis
Shooting Format: Digital Video
MONDAY January 20th, 2003
11:00 am
– Theater 1


Title: SCHMELVIS: SEARCHING FOR THE KING'S JEWISH ROOTS
Synopsis: From Graceland to the Holy Land, this offbeat documentary searches for the real-life ancestry of the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Orthodox Jewish Elvis impersonator Dan Hartal and Rabbi Reuben Poupko travel on a bizarre odyssey from Memphis to Israel to trace Elvis' roots following up on a 1998 Wall Street Journal article exposing the King's improbable lineage.
Running Time:
76 min
Director:
Max Wallace
Producer: Evan Belloff
Web URL: www.schmelvis.com
Shooting Format: Digital Video
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
11:00 am
– Theater 1

 

 

   
MUSIC VIDEOS
"Jakey Moves" - Serial P.O.P. (dir. Doug Pray)

Playing with competition feature “Mole”
MONDAY January 20th, 2003
1:00 pm
- Theater 1
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
7:00 pm
- Theater 1
"Grown Up" - 2 Skinnee J's (dir. Andy Dick)
Playing with competition feature “The War Effort”
SUNDAY January 19th, 2003
1:00 pm
- Theater 1
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
3:00 pm
- Theater 1
 
"So To Speak" - DJ? Acucrack (dir. Steven Wagner)
Playing with competition feature “Outpatient”
MONDAY January 20th, 2003
5:00 pm
- Theater 1
WEDNEDSDAY January 22nd, 2003
3:00 pm
- Theater 1
        

"Same Ol' Road" - Dredg (dir. American Mcgee)
Playing with competition feature “The Last American”
TUESDAY January 21st, 2003
5:00 pm
- Theater 1
WEDNESDAY January 22nd, 2003
1:00 pm
- Theater 1

 
“Hope you have a great festival.”
                                    - James Boyd, Founder and Festival Director

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Special Thanks to:
Forest and Keisha Whitaker, Bill Boes, Tanja Richter, Mio Vukovic, Tina Rodrequez, Sam Ronson, Amanda Demme, Brad Sisk & Mark Brierly, Barry Siegel & Tanza Loeb, Tim & Francy Kachler, Peter Johnson, Sally Elliot, The Spirit Dance Family, Indie PR, Bob Harvey, Jeremy Taylor, Chris Gore, Katie Roumel, Greg Chait, Josh Donen, Louis@Red-Mullet, Mike Figgis, Ernest Dickerson, Matty Libatique, Jason and Kristen Farrand, Victoria and Lori@Red Bull, Nina Leong, Johnathon Baruch, Catherine Kelly, Danielle Collins,

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