2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

American Fable

Thursday, March 17
8:30PM - 10:06PM


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AMERICAN FABLE is a fairytale thriller set in the 1980s Midwest farm crisis about a courageous girl living in a dark and sometimes magical world. When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in her family's silo in order to save their struggling farm, she befriends the captive in secret and is forced to choose between saving the man's life and protecting her family from the consequences of their actions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 96min

Director: Anne Hamilton

Executive Producer: Kevin Harrington

Producer: Kishori Rajan, Anne Hamilton

Screenwriter: Anne Hamilton

Cinematographer: Wyatt Garfield

Editor: Amanda Griffin

Production Designer: Bret Tanzer

Music: Gingger Shankar

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Megan Spatz, Casting Directors: Meg Mormon, Sunday Boling, Prop Master: Matt Hyland, Post Production Supervisor: Aaron Peak, Line Producer: Carrie Holt de Lama

Principal Cast: Kip Pardue, Peyton Kennedy, Gavin MacIntosh, Rusty Schwimmer, Zuleikha Robinson, Marci Miller, Richard Schiff


Anne Hamilton got her start in filmmaking as a year-long intern on Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE. Her first short film as a writer-director, DEATH ARTISTS, INC., premiered in the spring of 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival. In the summer of 2013 Anne was selected to be one of eight for the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.

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