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.

Monday 04 November

Luce

American Indie Competition

11:45 - 13:34 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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Wednesday 06 November

Lucky Grandma

American Indie Competition

11:45 - 13:25 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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Thursday 07 November

The Farewell

American Indie Competition

11:30 - 13:10 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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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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