Born out of the idea that the Sundance Film Festival has gotten a bit too cozy with big studios and slumming celebrities rather than independent filmmakers, The Slamdance Festival which goes on in Utah simultaneously with its Paris Hilton-attracting counterpart aims to rectify that. TheSlamdance on the Road
festival presents all ten of last years award-winning films. They includeShunka
, a visceral meditation on the material and spiritual worlds with scenes of ghosts, insects and cowboys;Snow and Ashes
, a drama about a war correspondent in Eastern Europe; and the documentary
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, which chronicles the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in India. 2 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. 14 Pews, 800 Aurora. For informa-tion, call 281-888-9677 or www.14pews.org. $5 to $10.
Sat., May 14; Sun., May 15, 2011