A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a fondness for velvet, Stetsons, and blow, Dodson managed to lure money from mesmerized female tellers at over 60 banks during an epic spree in the 1980s. Jim Sturgess gives a uniquely affected performance as the urbane antique dealer and hobbyist in this dark, hyper-stylized crime tale. Gathering a stellar supporting cast including Chloe Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, and Vinessa Shaw, director Tristan Patterson crafts a singular vision of ‘80s Los Angeles. With dazzling outfits and cinematography that drips with sensuality, it's hard not to get taken just like those bank tellers.
Length: 95 minutes
Director: Tristan Patterson
Screenwriter: Tristan Patterson
Producer: Kirk D'Amico, Christine Vachon, Hans Ritter, Eric Eisner
Editor: John Paul Horstmann
Cinematographer: Darran Tiernan
Executive Producer: Aaron L. Gilbert, Ben Limberg, Jacob Pechenik, Bradford Simpson, Philip von Alvensleben, John Wells
Composer: Kevin Haskins
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Chloe Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Lambert
Tristan Patterson is the director of the documentary Dragonslayer (2011), winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 SXSW, and was named one of the best films of that year by Indiewire and The Los Angeles Times. Tristan Patterson began his career as a screenwriter and is a graduate of Yale University.