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.

Friday 08 November

Luce

American Indie Competition

11:30 - 13:19 Trianon 1

Model student Luce Edgar shocks his teacher, Harriet, with his essay on political violence. Now Harriet, Luce and his parents have to deal with complicated questions about race, identity, morality and more. This intense, intelligent and timely thriller will linger long after the credits roll.

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To the Stars

American Indie Competition

11:30 - 13:21 Kijkhuis 1

To the Stars is a beautifully shot black and white film set in 1960s Oklahoma. Iris Deerborne’s world changes completely when Maggie appears and an unlikely relationship between the two develops. A mesmerizing and almost mystical film, a true gem found at Sundance.

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The Friend

American Indie Competition

16:15 - 18:19 Trianon 1

Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck star in this intensely moving and beautifully mounted drama, telling the story of how a friend saved a family after their young mother's diagnosis with terminal cancer.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

19:00 - 20:37 Kijkhuis 2

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

19:00 - 20:40 Trianon 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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