• American Fable (2017)

American Fable

Release Date: February 17th, 2017

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

With her family's livelihood imperiled by the farm crisis during the 1980s, 11-year-old Gitty loses herself in a world of fantasy and make believe. But she stumbles into her own fairy tale when she makes a startling discovery: a well-dressed mystery man 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.

Cast: Peyton Kennedy, Kip Pardue, Richard Schiff, Marci Miller, Gavin MacIntosh, Zuleikha Robinson, Charlie Babbo, Spencer Moss

Director: Anne Hamilton

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Keywords: Mystery, Gripping, Fascinating, Family, Growing up, 1980s, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    American Fable possesses an amorphous, dreamlike quality that proves increasingly irritating as it wears on. show more

  • 75
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    American Fable is ambitious, maybe too much so sometimes, but there's an intense pleasure in the boldness of the film's style, its confidence in what it is about. show more

  • 60
    Bill GoodykoontzArizona Republic

    The filmmaking is gorgeous and unsettling, giving the Midwest of the early 1980s a Gothic feel. The acting is hit or miss — two performances stand head and shoulders above the rest — but it’s the story that never quite gels. show more

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