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.

Saturday 07 November

Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:30 - 12:00 Trianon 2

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
11:15 - 13:06 Trianon 3

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

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The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
12:45 - 14:18 Trianon 2

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when the results of a prenatal test comes back, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

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First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:47 Trianon 1

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

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Lapsis - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:29 REX ONLINE

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:45 - 16:38 Kijkhuis 2

A young woman (an amazing Carey Mulligan) haunted by a tragedy from her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. This very promising (no pun intended) debut by Emerald Fennell (producer and writer of Killing Eve) was one of the big hits at Sundance and will surely become a LIFF-favourite too!

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Nomadland

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:30 - 18:18 Trianon 1

When Fern -- a fantastic performance by Frances McDormand -- loses her job and possessions, she decides to embark on a journey through America as a contemporary nomad. Nomadland rightfully won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the award for the best film.

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Lapsis

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
18:30 - 20:14 Trianon 3

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:45 - 20:18 CAMERA ONLINE

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when the results of a prenatal test comes back, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

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Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:30 - 20:53 Kijkhuis 2

Troy (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Zahn) and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell) in the Montana wilderness in this gripping family drama.

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The Killing of Two Lovers - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:00 - 22:25 APOLLO ONLINE

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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