Problem Solving The Republic at the 2013 Detroit Tromadance
Posted on July 19, 2013
TROMADANCE DETROIT: Free Independent Film, Art, and Performance Festival - June 22nd!
Posted on June 19, 2013
TromaDance Detroit, Michigan's only free independent film festival, is coming to the Tangent Gallery on Saturday, June 22, from 2PM-2AM. The TromaDance film festival in Asbury Park New Jersey, is dedicated to advancing independent art worldwide "Congratulations to Mike Hartman and all the TromaDance Detroit volunteers for spreading the TromaDance message that art should be shared" said Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of TromaDance, now in its 14th year. The movement continues with TromaDance Film Festivals in New Mexico, Canada, the UK, and now Detroit.
TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. There is no fee for filmmakers to submit a film. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Films, panels, and parties are open to one and all. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially the work of new filmmakers. Art, in all its forms, is for the people!
Founded by Michigan filmmakers, Mike Hartman (President of Silver Bullet Pictures) and Terence Cover, TromaDance Detroit offers a full day of incredible independent cinema, art, and performance from around the world. The festival will take place on June 22 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit. Featuring over 13 hours of programming, the festival includes 2 feature films and over 20 short subjects. Highlights from the festival include the feature length films PROBLEM SOLVING THE REPUBLIC, AND I.B.S. TromaDance Detroit will feature a gallery of 2D and 3D art by local artists, and a performance schedule that includes burlesque and trapeze artists, comedians, and an after party featuring Apocalypse Theatre.
Mike Hartman, Terence Cover, and Lloyd Kaufman have all dedicated their lives to the advancement of independent art. Their most recent collaborations have been the feature films HEAVY MENTAL, and BLOOD ORGY AT BEAVER LAKE .
A complete TromaDance Detroit schedule and film trailers can be found at at www.tromadancedetroit.com
Lloyd Kaufman is available for press interviews.
When: Sat. June 22, 2013.
Doors open at 2pm show ends at 2am
Where: The Tangent Gallery 715 EAST MILWAUKEE, DETROIT, MI 48202
Admission: $0 Free!
To learn more about TromaDance Detroit please contact:
Mike Hartman, TromaDance Detroit Director
1302 Irving Ave. Suite 104 Royal Oak, Mi 48067
Office: (248) 850-3774
TromaDance Detroit Schedule:
2:00pm Meet and greet with filmmakers and artists
3:00pm Short Film Block #1 (13 films)
4:45pm Montag & Marbles (Skit Comedy)
5:00pm Mondo Schlocko (25min)
5:30pm Feature Film: I.B.S
6:45pm Burlesque show featuring Sadie Sparkles
7:00pm Short Film Block #2 (11 films)
8:45pm Trapeze artist Lorelei Skye
9:00pm Feature Film: Problem Solving the Republic
10:30pm after party begins
12:00am Apocalypse Theatre
14TH ANNUAL TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL ROCKS ASBURY PARK, NJ!
Posted on April 18, 2013
Once famous for its legendary rock & roll concerts, the city Asbury Park, NJ was rocked by two nights of truly independent cinema at the 14th Annual TromaDance Film Festival last weekend! It was standing room only at Asbury Lanes where TromaDance founder Lloyd Kaufman presented a first class line up of films including shorts from countries all over the world, a work-in-progress of the latest Troma Team production "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume One," Magnolia's "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," and the cult-sensation "Birdemic II: The Resurrection." Audience members were also able to pose questions to the filmmakers during three explosive panel discussions with Lloyd Kaufman and crew of "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume One," Jeremy Newberger and Seth Kramer of "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," and Master of Romantic Thrillers James Nguyen, director of "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection!"
"We are proud to have continued our tradition of, first, bringing fans a festival where they can watch great films for FREE, and second, providing an excellent selection of artful, truly independent films, many of which might have been over looked by mainstream festivals," said TromaDance founder Lloyd Kaufman. "I'd like to thank our loyal fans and the people of Asbury Park, NJ, home of Tromaville and the Toxic Avenger, for their continued support of TromaDance and independent art!"
The filmmakers, too, have weighed in on their experiences at the 14th Annual TromaDance. "I had a great time at Tromdance 2013! Great film festival! Happy Birdemic! Happy Tromadance!" said James Nguyen, director of "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection." "TromaDance makes the Star Wars bar scene look like a Norman Rockwell barbershop," added Jeremy Newberger. "ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE" fit right in! We give TromaDance two cold dead thumbs up!"
Next year, TromaDance will celebrate its 15th year and will continue its time honored tradition: IT'S ALL FREE! Couldn't make it to TromaDance? Check out these exclusive pictures:
Count Smokula & Toxie Perform the "TromaDance Theme Song"
Lloyd Kaufman, Leesa Rowland (Star of Class of Nuke 'Em High Pt. II & III), and Doug Sakmann Field Questions
Panel Discussion with Lloyd Kaufman & the Stars of "Return to Nuke 'Em High"
Lloyd Kaufman Moderates a Panel Discussion with Seth Kramer and Jeremy Newberger, co-directors of "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie"
Toxie & the Troma Team Dance to the "TromaDance Theme Song"
Panel Discussion with the Stars of "Return to Nuke 'Em High"
Lloyd Kauman, Toxie, Count Smokula, Supertromette TromaManda, & the Troma Team!
Alex Biese of Asbury Park Press Moderates a Panel Discussion with James Nguyen, director of "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection"