Origineel, authentiek en altijd bijzonder. American indie is filmmaken zonder het grote geld van Hollywood. In dit programma zie je niet alleen de beste onafhankelijke Amerikaanse films, maar ook de sterren van de toekomst. De makers zijn talentvol, veelbelovend en staan aan het begin van hun carrière. Vandaag in de American Indie Competition, morgen op het podium bij de Oscars. Maar wij weten hoe ze begonnen zijn: als filmmakers die dingen nou net even ánders willen doen - en dat blijf je terugzien.

Tuesday 05 November

The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

14:30 - 16:07 Trianon 1

After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw (Shia LaBeouf), who becomes his coach and ally in this lovely feel-good adventure.

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The Farewell

American Indie Competition

16:45 - 18:25 Kijkhuis 1

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, her family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding/reunion back in China. Based on an actual lie, this heartfelt story of family and togetherness was one of the highlights of the prestigious Sundance Festival.

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The Death of Dick Long

American Indie Competition

19:15 - 20:55 Trianon 2

Dick died last night, and Zeke and Earl don’t want anybody to find out how. That’s too bad though, ’cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama. From the director of Swiss Army Man -- and just as bizarre.

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