What Lies Upstream to Open Slamdance 2017

Director Cullen Hoback on a boat ride while shooting the film

We’re thrilled to announce that Cullen Hoback’s next film, What Lies Upstream, will premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in January as the Opening Night Film!

Here is what IndiWire has to say about it:

Cullen Hoback’s investigative documentary “What Lies Upstream” will be the Opening Night film.

Slamdance has unveiled the special screenings, beyond and shorts programs that will comprise its 2017 lineup. Taking place in Park City, Utah in January – the same time and place as Sundance – the 23rd edition of the film festival will host 35 world premieres, nine North American premieres and 10 US premieres.

The Opening Night film is festival alumni Cullen Hoback’s investigative documentary, “What Lies Upstream.” The Closing Night feature is “After Adderall,” Stephen Elliott’s narrative about James Franco’s production based on Elliott’s own memoir.

“This year Slamdance’s Special Screenings selections are hard-hitting, revelatory films that deserve exposure in Park City,” says Paul Rachman, Special Screening Programmer. “Averting trends and remaining premiere agnostic this program reflects the gut instinct Slamdance programmers rely on in their singular choices.”

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