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

ArcLight Presents... Slamdance Cinema Club 2017 Lineup in Hollywood and Chicago

ArcLight Presents... is proud to announce the 2017 Slamdance Cinema Club lineup. Every month, Slamdance Cinema Club will present new films from the 2017 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. 


"Strad Style"

March 12th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood)

Q&A to follow with...director Stefan Avalos and subject Daniel Houck

March 29th at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Q&A to follow with...subject Daniel Houck and moderator Bryan Wendorf

Synopsis: A rural Ohio eccentric with an obsession for 'Stradivari' convinces a famous European concert violinist that he can make a copy of one of the most famous and valuable violins in the world. Fighting time, poverty, and most of all - himself - Danny Houck puts everything on the line for one shot at glory.

Strad Style
Sunday, March 12th - Hollywood
Wednesday, March 29th - Chicago
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Hollywood 3/12

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Chicago 3/29

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"Kate Can't Swim"

March 13th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood) 

Q&A to follow with...writer Jennifer Allcott and writer/director Josh Helman

March 30th at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: Kate (Celeste Arias) is almost thirty, almost engaged, almost settled in her career as a writer—but is deeply dissatisfied. When Kate’s best friend Em (Jennifer Allcott) returns from Paris with a surprising new lover in tow (Josh Helman), Kate and her boyfriend Pete (Grayson DeJesus) spend a weekend in upstate New York with the new couple. As Kate struggles with her suspicions about Em’s new lover, dormant feelings about her own life arise, forcing her to decide whether to stay on her current life path or to burn it down and forge a new one.

Kate Can't Swim
Monday, March 13th - Hollywood
Thursday, March 30th - Chicago
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Hollywood 3/13

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Chicago 3/30

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"On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone"

April 9th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood) 

Q&A to follow with...TBD

April 19th at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: Michael Rubenstone, a first-time filmmaker and a Sly and the Family Stone super- fan, sets out to find the band’s leader, the reclusive funk legend, Sly Stone. In doing so, he manages to make one of the most comprehensive documentaries on the band to date, while also bringing Sly out of hiding for the first time since his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1993. Part road movie, part rock doc, ON THE SLY: IN SEARCH OF THE FAMILY STONE follows Michael Over the course of 12 years as he travels across the country, meets an eclectic cast of characters, unearths the true story of the band and chronicles how a musical icon fell from grace. Through detailed interviews with friends, family, former band members, managers and music industry titans we learn about the complexity of Sly Stone.

On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone
Sunday, April 9th - Hollywood
Wednesday, April 19th - Chicago
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Hollywood 4/9

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Chicago 4/19

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"Cortez"

April 10th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood) 

Q&A to follow with...TBD

April 20th at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in Northern New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own.

Cortez
Monday, April 10th - Hollywood
Thursday, April 20th - Chicago
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Hollywood 4/10

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Chicago 4/20

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"You Never Had It: An Evening with Bukowski"

May 15th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood) 

Q&A to follow with...TBD

May 24th at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: A night of drinking and talking about sex, literature, childhood and humanity with the irreverent writer poet Charles Bukowski in his California house in 1981. A story of tapes lost, found and brought back to life.

You Never Had It: An Evening with Bukowski
Monday, May 15th - Hollywood
Wednesday, May 24th - Chicago
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Hollywood 5/15

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Chicago 5/24

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"After Adderall"

May 16th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood) 

Q&A to follow with...TBD

May 25th at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: In 2010 James Franco optioned the rights to Stephan Elliot’s memoir, The Adderall Diaries. In 2015 The Adderall Diaries starring James Franco and Ed Harris premiered at the TriBeca Film Festival. This is a movie about James Franco making a movie about Stephan Elliot.

After Adderall
Tuesday, May 16th - Hollywood
Thursday, May 25th - Chicago
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Hollywood 5/16

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Chicago 5/25

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"Automatic at Sea"

June 11th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood) 

Q&A to follow with...TBD

June 21st at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: Eve, a young Swedish traveler, finds herself stranded on a private island with Peter, a wealthy heir whom she hardly knows. While waiting for other guests to arrive, Eve becomes trapped in an unstable reality punctuated by feverish visions, dimensional shifting and secret pizza. How can she escape if she's not even sure she's there?

Automatic at Sea
Sunday, June 11th - Hollywood
Wednesday, June 21st - Chicago
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Hollywood 6/11

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Chicago 6/21

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"Neighborhood Food Drive"

June 12th at 8 PM (ArcLight Hollywood) 

Q&A to follow with...TBD

June 22nd at 8 PM (ArcLight Chicago)

Synopsis: Convinced that hosting a lavish charity fundraiser will improve the public image of their unpopular restaurant, two women hire an intern to help them plan and execute a neighborhood food drive. Despite their somewhat good intentions, the team quickly succumbs to petulance and laziness. They make repeat attempts—trying to maintain positive attitudes—but cosmic maladies cripple their efforts and they soon find themselves doomed.

Neighborhood Food Drive
Monday, June 12th - Hollywood
Thursday, June 22nd - Chicago
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Hollywood 6/12

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Chicago 6/22

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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), If There's A Hell Below (July), Embers (August), MAD (August), Driftwood (September), Before The Sun Explodes (September), Alvin’s Harmonious World Of Opposites (October), The Million Dollar Duck (October), Myrtle Beach (November), Neptune (November), Anarchy Shorts (December), and Smash (December)

Honey Buddies
Monday, March 21st - Hollywood
Thursday, March 31st - Chicago