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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jonathan Keevil’s Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins

Park City might get a blast of 1979’s The Warriors if filmmaker Jonathan Keevil and his clan manage to do what Bellflower (2011’s NEXT section selected item) did before them. Once again featuring Tyler Dawson and Evan Glodell, Keevil’s Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins appears to be unapologetically trashy, but kudos are in order for spending a good amount of time finessing the film’s final cut, for adding value supporting players in David Arquette and Paz de la Huerta, and for making a kick ass crowdfunding plea (see below).

Gist: A turf war has been raging in Oldtown for generations. On one side, The Syndicate – an evil gang of crank-head misfits, who has been set on muscling the San Diego family out of the parcel of land they own in the center of town. On the other side, the San Diego family: Tony and Johnny – twin brothers, and their sister Salsa are the last of a bloodline that stretches back for generations.

Production Co./Producers: New Artists Alliance’s Gabriel Cowan (Cheap Thrills), Coatwolf Productions’ Evan Glodell and Vincent Grashaw (Bellflower), Caliber Media Co.’s Jack Heller (Bone Tomahawk)

Prediction: Park City at Midnight with a bullet.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Insert (domestic). Insert (international)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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