The Slamdance Film Festival 2006will open on Jan 19 with the US premiere of Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers.

The story centres on a groupof Latino skateboarders from the East Los Angeles ghettos who venture out toexplore the rarified environs of Beverly Hills.

The picture received itsworld premiere at Toronto; First Look Studios hold North American rights.

Slamdance, set to run fromJan 19-27 2006 in Park City, Utah, unveils its competition line-up on Dec 6.For further information visit the official website at