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American Fable (2016)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 17 February 2017 (USA)
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After 11-year-old Gitty discovers a man who can grant wishes hiding in her family's silo, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life and protecting her family.

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Anne Hamilton

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Anne Hamilton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peyton Kennedy ... Gitty
Richard Schiff ... Jonathan
Kip Pardue ... Abe
Marci Miller ... Sarah
Gavin MacIntosh ... Martin
Zuleikha Robinson ... Vera
Charlie Babbo Charlie Babbo ... Michael
Spencer Moss ... Heidi
Rusty Schwimmer ... Ethel
Megan Renner Rieck Megan Renner Rieck ... Dairy Farmer
Theresa Tilly ... Anna Winters
Karen Woditsch Karen Woditsch ... Doctor
Michael Collins Michael Collins ... Newscaster
Liz Cloud Liz Cloud ... Librarian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spencer Tomich ... Young Jonathan
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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 is forced to choose between saving the man's life or protecting her family from the consequences of their actions. AMERICAN FABLE is a fairytale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest about a courageous girl living in a dark - sometimes magical - world.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silo See more »

Filming Locations:

Kent, Illinois, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Produced with the support of San Francisco's Film Society's Filmhouse Program. See more »

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The Lamb
Written by John Tavener, William Blake (1789)
Performed by Tenebrae Choir, London
Published by Chester Music (1982)
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Very impressive first film that we quite admired
24 July 2017 | by socrates99See all my reviews

We're living in country very reminiscent of the film's location, so there was a heightened appeal to the scenery for us, but honestly, this movie rises far above the attractiveness of its setting. It's a little unusual in that a major part of the drama hangs on the relationship between the father and daughter who greatly resemble each other. I found then both easy to listen to and watch. Both actors do a great job in their roles and they carry most of the picture with substantial help from this first time director who tells her story very effectively.

I've read criticism of the plot and the non-resolution of various issues brought up, but as one who needs murder mysteries and spy dramas to make perfect sense, a story mostly from a child's point of view set on a farm doesn't have to come together like a puzzle. I enjoyed this film and look forward to more from this interesting director.


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