A Review of the 2016 Slamdance Film “Fursonas”

  By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   and Danielle McCormick   “Fursonas” is a documentary about people who dress up in animal costumes. Oddly, sex comes up a lot and it appears to be just another fantasy game put on by young gay men. With 80% of Furries are made up of men. Of that 80%, 80%…

A Review Of 2016 Slamdance Film “Peanut Gallery”

By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   “Peanut Gallery” is a documentary about revisiting and reexamining the death of a child in a family. Even though the director Molly Gandour was there when her sister died, her parents dealt with the death of their eldest daughter Aimee, Molly’s sister, in a very congenial and dignified way. Icing…

A review of 2016 Slamdance Film “HUNKY DORY”

By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   Hollywood is full of those performers who didn’t make it and end up scratching their way through the day pimping and prostituting themselves just to be able to continue the lies they tell themselves on a daily basis. I am relevant, I am loved, I am creative, I am a…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: “The Tail Job”

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill “The Tail Job” is a quirky comedy about a man Nicholas, who spends the night in a cab on a goose chase, following his fiancé who he thinks is cheating. The film is well cast, especially the cabbie Trevor,  played by Craig Anderson who  uses road rage and tricks to keep the meter…

Slamdance & ArcLight Cinemas take Cinema Club Program Across the Country

  The Slamdance Cinema Club will be expanding from Arclight Hollywood to include ArcLight Chicago! Both Hollywood and Chicago will host an upcoming series of award winners and audience favorites from Slamdance 2016. Two films will play in each city every month through 2016, ArcLight Chicago will screen the film series featuring award winners and audience…

A Conversation With Director Derek Kimball and Actress Jane Ackermann Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Neptune”

  By: Saga Elmotaseb and Danielle McCormick Edited By: Colleen Page Images by: Danielle McCormick “Neptune” is the heartwarming story of Hannah, a 14 year old orphan, who struggles to continue on her obedient Christian path to please her foster father, the local priest, while dealing with the loss of her classmate. This movie offers 110…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: NEPTUNE

By: McKenneh-O’Neill Despite the hand held camera work and lens choices which made NEPTUNE difficult to watch at times, the overall story was edgy and interesting. Newcomer Jane Ackermann’s very fresh performance was hit and miss at times but William McDonough is a standout for his very raw and emotional depiction of Herb Quinn. Given…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: PARTNERS

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill The subtlety with which the film “Partners” brings to light the delicate nuances of relationships, and confronts those small intense moments of angst and verbal assaults we use to right ourselves before getting back to business as usual, is brilliant! Yes, it’s short but very relatable no matter who you are. I laughed…

A Conversation With Filmmaker Marjorie Conrad Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Chemical Cut”

By: Saga Elmotaseb Edited By: Colleen Page The Art Of Monteque spoke to director and Screenwriter, Marjorie Conrad during the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. The Film “Chemical Cut” is about 23-year-old Irene an artistic misfit turned LA model busy searching for identity, inspiration and a kindred spirit while surrounded by competition, absurdity, and so many nude…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: “DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP”

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill WOW! If you ever wonder how the other, darker side lives, watch this documentary. Director Jai Love exposes the very bloody, hard core community of deathrock, as he examines the self destructive life of Edwin Borsheim from the band Kettle Cadavers. Edwin Borsheim makes Charles Manson look like an amateur as he…