Actor-comedian Pauly Shore's feature directorial debut, You'llNever Wiez In This Town Again, leads an eclectic line-up of seven features and 27 shorts forthe 2003 Slamdunk Film Festival. Billed as a semi-autobiographical slapstickstory, Shore plays a man who loses everything he knows and has to work his wayback into the entertainment industry's good graces. Ellen DeGeneres, Tommy Lee,Chris Rock and Tom Sizemore are among 35 stars of the film and music world whocontribute cameos to the picture, which is a world premiere. New at thefestival is the centrepiece screening dedicated to exploring controversialsocial issues and this year the spotlight will turn to Ben Coccio's featuredirectorial debut, Zero Day, about high school classmates who launch an attack on theirschool.
Elsewhere in the line-up is the world premiere of by Straw Weisman'scomedy Man Of The Year, starring John Ritter, James Wilder, Khrystyne Haje, Lin Shaye,and Dan Ponce. Shot in one night and in one location, the film used 20 digitalcameras and 24 actors to tell the story of an unusual Hollywood party whereloyalties are tested and betrayal turns violent. Rising Low - a documentary by Mike Gordon, bassplayer for the rock band Phish - is a tribute to Allen Woody, bass player forGovt Mule, who died in August of 2000. My Dinner With Jimi by Bill Fishman stars George Wendt,John Corbett and Justin Henry. Set in the seminal rock and roll world of the1960s, it chronicles the true story of the night in 1967 when Howard Kaylan,lead singer of The Turtles, met his idols The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix and howit changed his life forever.
The shorts programs will showcase 27 short films and animation,and once again includes the popular Comedy Shorts lineup. The 6th Slamdunk FilmFestival runs from Jan 19-22 2003 in Park City, Utah.
The official features selections for this year's programme are:
7 Songs Dir: Noah Stern
Butterfly Man Dir: Kaprice Kea
Man Of The Year Dir: Straw Weisman
My Dinner With Jimi Dir: Bill Fishman
Rising Low Dir: Mike Gordon
You'll Never Wiez In This Town Again Dir: Pauly Shore
Zero Day Dir: Ben Coccio