added: Fri, Jan 20th '17
A dark fairy tale set in the American Midwest as told through the eyes of an eleven-year-old farm girl, "American Fable," marks the film debut of writer-director Anne Hamilton, who seems to have taken inspiration from Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" as well as other fantasy-tinged films like "The Wizard of Oz," "The Fisher King," and "Paperhouse."
The visually ambitious film, starring newcomer Peyton Kennedy, Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans), Zuleikha Robinson (Hidalgo), Gavin MacIntosh (The Fosters), and Richard Schiff (The West Wing), is set during America's farming crisis in the 1980s and follows an imaginative young girl named Gitty, who begins to confuse reality with fantasy after discovering a mysterious man is being held captive inside her father's abandoned farm silo.
"American Fable" premiered to positive notices at last year's SXSW Film Festival. IFC Films plans to release the film in theaters and on VOD on February 17th. In the meantime, watch the trailer above.
A dark, dreamlike mystery plays out amidst the expansive farmlands of the American Midwest in this wondrous, storybook thriller. With her family's livelihood imperiled by the farm crisis of the 1980s, eleven-year-old Gitty (Peyton Kennedy) loses herself in a world of fantasy and make believe. But she stumbles into her own fairytale when she makes a startling discovery: a well-dressed mystery man (Richard Schiff) being held captive in her family's silo. It’s the beginning of a labyrinthine journey that will turn Gitty’s world upside down and force her to question her loyalty to her own family. The feature debut from director Anne Hamilton unleashes a torrent of gorgeous, stunningly surreal images as it immerses viewers in a child's imagination.
directed by Anne Hamilton
starring Peyton Kennedy, Kip Pardue, Zuleikha Robinson, Gavin MacIntosh, Richard Schiff
release date February 17, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)