Slamdance, Reviews, and More Screenings

2015 is off to a great start for 20 Years of Madness! We’d like to share just a few highlights with you…


Our World Premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival was an amazing experience. We were selected to be the Opening Night Documentary and we sold out both of our screenings! And we’re proud and humbled to announce that we received the Slamdance Jury Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature. The Jury had this to say about our film:

“Reminding us that it’s never too late to chase your dreams, 20 Years of Madness is brimming with stunning cinematography, eccentric characters and a heartfelt story about the desire to do something great while confronting the reality of failure.”

But the best part about our time at Slamdance was the wonderful filmmakers we met and the new friends we made. We’re honored to be a part of such a passionate, eclectic, and inspired community! And we’re very thankful to everyone who made the trek to Utah to help celebrate and support our film!

Park City Madness

Cast & Crew of “20 Years of Madness” pose for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald’s McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (January 24, 2015 – Source: Getty Images North America)

The Reviews Are In

Since our premiere, reviews have started to pop up online and in print. What are they saying? We’ll let you see for yourselves (hint: so far, so good). We’ve been updating our reviews and interviews on our website, here:

However, we do want to highlight one particular review by the venerable Hollywood Reporter. Frankly, we feel getting reviewed by this publication is an accomplishment in itself, but to get such an excellent review…we’re speechless!

’20 Years of Madness’: Film Review
Generation X faces its teenage ideals head-on in 20 Years of Madness, a clear-eyed and poignant documentary that explores whether you can go home again…

Future Fests

We’re excited to be bringing 20 Years of Madness to more cities (and countries) throughout this year and beyond. While a number of festivals have not officially made their announcements, here are a couple we can tell you about now:

Freep Film Festival, March 20th, 8:30pm
Our made-in-Michigan documentary will have its Michigan premiere in just a few short weeks. And there will be a special screening of Episode 15 of 30 MINUTES OF MADNESS after the doc! We can’t wait to finally share the film and show with the Motor City!

Cleveland International Film Festival, March 28th, 9:35pm & March 29th, 4:30pm
The Rock and Roll Capital of the World will be screening the film just one week after our Detroit premiere. In its 39th year, CIFF is a must-attend fest and we’re thrilled to be going!

Both of the festival links above have information on how to buy tickets and how to attend the fests. If you’re in Michigan or Ohio, come hang out with us and see the movie on the big screen!

That’s all for now, we’ll just leave you with one final image: our official movie poster, with a few laurels included for good measure. Thanks and we hope to have more good new to share with you in the near future!