See Slamdance winners in LA…

    A complete list of Winners is available at The exact screening schedule is also available at or at 323.466.FILM. All guests are subject to their availability. All screenings are at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood (between Las Palmas Ave. & McCadden Place).

    THE BEST OF SLAMDANCE – Thursday, February 9, 2006
    The Thursday, February 9th program is a 7:30 PM screening of the Grand Jury Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature Empire in Africa (2005, 87 min., USA) which made its World Premiere at Slamdance. Directed by Philippe Diaz. The story of the unjust war the international community waged against civil war stricken Sierra Leone. The prize included a Sony HD camera plus five hours of tape from Media Distributors in conjunction with Sony. The short film Under The Roller Coaster (2005, 15 min., USA), Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short, will precede the feature. Directed by Lila Place. This film is about Mae Timpano, who lived under the famed Thunderbolt Roller Coaster at Coney Island. To thousands, the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster was a Coney Island icon, but for Mae Timpano it was home. This enchanting film examines the true-life experience of one woman and her unique relationship to Coney Island living under the famed Thunderbolt Roller Coaster.

    Discussion following with filmmakers subject to availability, with a reception for all ticket buyers.

    General admission price: $9. Sr./Student rate is $7 and Cinematheque/IFP /SAG/ WGA/ AIVF/FAF/Filmmakers Alliance Members are $6. Tickets now available at

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