Location(s): Hollywood, Chicago
Category: AL Presents

ArcLight Presents... Slamdance Cinema Club 2016 Lineup in Hollywood and Chicago

ArcLight Presents... is proud to announce the 2016 Slamdance Cinema Club lineup. Every month, Slamdance Cinema Club will present new films from the 2016 festival slate. Screenings will take place at Hollywood and Chicago, and each screening will be accompanied by a filmmaker Q&A, with high profile surprise guests and moderators. Every Hollywood screening will be followed by Q&A. 

"Embers"

August 7th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

August 25th at 8pm  (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: 

After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory. Five interwoven stories each explore a different facet of life without memory in a future that has no past.

Embers
Sunday, August 7th - Hollywood
Thursday, August 25th - Chicago
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Hollywood 8/7

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Chicago 8/25

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"MAD"

August 14th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

August 24th at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: After a late-in-life divorce, and compounded by bi-polar disorder, Mel finds herself in a psych ward. Her two daughters, Connie and Casey, facing varying problems of their own, would rather dodge the responsibility than care for her. Personal grievances, both petty and pointed, bubble to the surface.

MAD
Sunday, August 14th - Hollywood
Wednesday, August 24th - Chicago
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Hollywood 8/14

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Chicago 8/24

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“Driftwood”

September 18th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

September 28th at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: A young woman washes ashore and is claimed by an older man in this intricately layered, dialogue-free exploration of familial roles, isolation and captivity.


Driftwood
Sunday, September 18th - Hollywood
Wednesday, September 28th - Chicago
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Hollywood 9/18

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"Before The Sun Explodes"

September 19th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

September 29th at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: Ken Cooper was a successful comedian in the 1990's, but his single-guy jokes are irrelevant twenty years later. Now he's an anxiety ridden, stay-at-home dad, clinging to a TV show dream that his breadwinner wife doesn't believe in. Tonight could be a big break for Ken- a final shot at selling his pitch. But after an epic fight with his wife, Ken's no longer welcome home. Their clash alters everything- on stage and off. Ken’s crushed, with nowhere to turn, until he meets Holly; a bright, charismatic comedienne, who lures him out of his shell and into her bizarre world. Their very real connection leads to a somewhat surreal, unforgettable and possibly unforgivable night.

Before The Sun Explodes
Monday, September 19th - Hollywood
Thursday, September 29th - Chicago
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Hollywood 9/19

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Chicago 9/29

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"Alvin’s Harmonious World Of Opposites"

October 9th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

October 19th at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: Alvin spends his days working as a Japanese translator, carefully creating the illusion of everyday normality. But then there is all that panda stuff, the good- looking girl downstairs that Alvin spies on but can't summon the courage to approach and the mysterious substance that just keeps dripping from the ceiling. When his crazed and angry neighbor goes on a crusade to rid the block of units of a suspected flea infestation and with tensions in his life and home increasing - Alvin is forced into the ceiling to investigate. In order to bring back peace and harmony Alvin must face his captive emotions and accept the stains that permeate his sheltered existence.

Alvin’s Harmonious World Of Opposites
Sunday, October 9th - Hollywood
Wednesday, October 19th - Chicago
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Hollywood 10/9

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Chicago 10/19

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"The Million Dollar Duck"

October 10th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

October 20th at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK dives into the wonderfully eccentric world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest—the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. The Duck Stamp is among the most successful conservation tools ever created, simultaneously spawning a uniquely American subculture brimming with talent, ego, art, controversy, big money, and migratory waterfowl.  Following six wildlife artists striving to win “the Olympics of wildlife art,” THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK brings to life the high tension competition as one by one each is eliminated, leaving a winner whose life will be changed forever.

The Million Dollar Duck
Monday, October 10th - Hollywood
Thursday, October 20th - Chicago
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"Myrtle Beach"

November 13th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

November 23rd at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: Like a darker, less whimsical version of Vernon Florida, Myrtle Beach profiles a charismatic cast of local eccentrics, survivors, and lone wolves. Disarmingly quiet and visually arresting, these candid monologues and conversations gently coax disparate world views to the fore a fix a circamspect gaze on the uncharted flip side of life in resort towns.

Myrtle Beach
Sunday, November 13th - Hollywood
Wednesday, November 23rd - Chicago
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Chicago 11/23

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"Neptune"

November 14th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

November 24th at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: Raised in a church by the island’s insular priest, Hannah Newcombe has led a sheltered life. She plans on attending a prestigious boarding school on the mainland at the summer’s end, but the sudden disappearance of a classmate, swallowed by the sea, leads her to reexamine her ambitions. Hannah’s quiet obsession with the missing boy grows, leading to haunting dreams and visions. To pacify them, she vies to fill the missing boy’s role as a stern-man on his father’s lobster boat.  Now, torn between her commitment to the man who raised her and the man she hopes to save, Hannah  is confronted with questions of her own identity for the first time.

Neptune
Monday, November 14th - Hollywood
Thursday, November 24th - Chicago
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Hollywood 11/14

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Chicago 11/24

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"Slamdance Anarchy Shorts"

December 11th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

December 21st at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: Slamdance was born out of an oppositional, D.I.Y. gesture, and Anarchy is our attempt to recapture the early spirit of the festival. The casual cinephile might associate the Anarchy program with avant-garde, transgressive, or underground cinema. It is all of these things and none of them. We like to think of Anarchy as an anti-genre. It is a form of resistance to dominant cultural paradigms. The films value innovation of form, violation of taboo, and disdain for institutional modes of representation.

Slamdance Anarchy Shorts
Sunday, December 11th - Hollywood
Wednesday, December 21st - Chicago
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Hollywood 12/11

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Chicago 12/21

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"SMASH"

December 12th at 8pm (ArcLight Hollywood)

December 22nd at 8pm (ArcLight Chicago) 

Synopsis: In a small town, tucked deep in rural Florida, a group of blue-collar folks gather to participate in a bi-annual wild event, Figure-8 School Bus Racing! Nineteen full size buses pack a 3/8 mile figure-8 track and race twenty harrowing laps to crown a victor. Smash follows three drivers and the track promoter during a three week push to prepare for race night.

SMASH
Monday, December 12th - Hollywood
Thursday, December 22nd - Chicago
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Hollywood 12/12

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To reserve seats and learn more about upcoming titles visit ArcLight Cinemas at: www.arclightcinemas.com/news/ArcLight-Presents-Slamdance-Cinema-Club

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2016 Recap: Fursonas (March), Honey Buddies (March), Art of the Prank (April), Los Punks; We Are All We Have (April), Chemical Cut (May), Hunky Dory (May), Dead Hands Dig Deep (June), How to Plan An Orgy In A Small Town (June), Excursions (July), and If There's A Hell Below (July)


2015 line-up included: The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (March), Bloodsucking Bastards (March), Across the Sea (April), Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang (April), Trees that Walk (May), I Believe in Unicorns (May), Huntington's Dance (June), Diamond Tongues (June), Yosemite (July), On Her Own (July), They Look Like People (August), 20 Years of Madness (August), End of the Century (September), American Hardcore (September), I Sell the Dead (October), Wendigo (October), Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (November),
The Great Alone (November), Queen Mimi (December), The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters (December)
Honey Buddies
Monday, March 21st - Hollywood
Thursday, March 31st - Chicago
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Hollywood 3/21

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Chicago 3/31 

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Hunky Dory
Monday, May 9th - Hollywood
Thursday, May 19th - Chicago
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Hollywood 3/21

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Chicago 3/31 

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Hunky Dory
Monday, May 9th - Hollywood
Thursday, May 19th - Chicago
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Hollywood 3/21

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Chicago 3/31 

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Hunky Dory
Monday, May 9th - Hollywood
Thursday, May 19th - Chicago
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Hollywood 5/9

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Chicago 5/19 

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Hunky Dory
Monday, May 9th - Hollywood
Thursday, May 19th - Chicago
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Hollywood 5/9

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Chicago 5/19 

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