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 09 November

Lucky Grandma

American Indie Competition

14:15 - 15:55 Kijkhuis 1

The title character of this film is a chain-smoking Chinese grandmother who goes all in in the casino and lands herself on the wrong side of luck--and in the middle of a Chinese gang war.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

19:00 - 20:37 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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American Indie Competition

21:30 - 23:19 Kijkhuis 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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