Exclusive: Slamdance is Coming to Hollywood With Mind-Bending Meta Film ‘Director’s Cut’

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The Slamdance Film Festival will open with the special screening of “Director’s Cut,” a cinematic first that showcases a movie-within-a-movie that is half narrative thriller, half docu-mental-case. But for Los Angeles moviegoers unable to make it to Park City, Utah for the festival, Slamdance will be bringing the movie straight to the ArcLight in Hollywood for a special screening.

“Director’s Cut” follows a cinephile stalker who kidnaps his favorite actress and forces her to act in his homemade movie. The film stars Missi Pyle, Penn Jillette, Harry Hamlin and Hayes MacArthur. Co-star and creator Penn Jillette is a world famous illusionist who hopes to delight audiences with his genre-defying film. Jillette will be joined by director Adam Rifkin and his comedy partner Teller for a Slamdance “Coffee With…” event at the Festival headquarters on Saturday January 23 at 9:30am.

After its world premiere in Park City, “Director’s Cut” will hit the ArcLight Hollywood on February 2, as part of its “Arclight Presents Slamdance Cinema Club” series.

The Slamdance Film Festival highlights small, low-budget films and will take place from January 22-28. “Director’s Cut” premieres on January 22 in Park City.  For more info on the ArcLight program, click here.

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