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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #133. Tristan Patterson’s Electric Slide

Electric Slide

Director: Tristan Patterson
Writer: Tristan Patterson
Producers: Myriad Pictures’ Kirk D’Amico, Skyscraper Films’ Hans Ritter & Killer Films’ Christine Vachon
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Vinessa Shaw, Chloë Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Lambert

His award-winning debut Dragonslayer was a major achievement for a debut and played extremely well on the indie docu circuit, and we’re thinking Tristan Patterson might be excessively fine-tuning his introduction to this non-fiction true crime story as to not appear like your run-of-the-mill caper film.

Gist: Based on the article “The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World’s Great Bank Robber”, written by Timothy Ford and scripted by Patterson, this tells the true story of suave hipster and celebrity-magnet Eddie Dodson, who in 1980s Los Angeles owned and ran one of the city’s most stylish art deco furniture stores and happened to rob a bank to impress his new girlfriend and became a serial robber known as “The Gentleman Bandit”.

Release Date: Production began in late 2012, so with a no-show in Sundance we now think this might premiere at Cannes, Locarno and/or TIFF were a Jim Sturgess starring vehicle plays for the better.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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