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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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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
Theresa Tilly ... Anna Winters
Karen Woditsch Karen Woditsch ... Doctor
Michael Collins Michael Collins ... Newscaster
Liz Cloud Liz Cloud ... Librarian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samantha Elliott Samantha Elliott ... Dark Rider (as Samantha Eliott)
Tyler Kurowski Tyler Kurowski ... Farm Boy
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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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Filmhouse made possible with the generous support of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, with additional funding through the San Francisco Film Commission. 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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Execution just not there
20 February 2017 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

I'm not too sure exactly what 'American Fable' was trying to be. It's listed as a thriller on its IMDb page, and there are elements to it that could certainly make it a thriller, only it doesn't feel like a thriller. The problem is I'm not sure exactly what it does feel like. It's a story that kind of just drifts along until it ends. Even though there is an interesting scenario at the heart of the film, I still never felt like I cared what was going to happen next, because the film didn't feel like it had a lot of tricks up its sleeve. Unfortunately, because of this the end product is a rather bland film.

I suspect writer/director Anne Hamilton had a vision for this film which was to entrance the audience and create an almost fairy tale like world. Sadly though, she just seemed to find the nothingness middle ground of everything. I think that's the biggest problem with the film is that it never commits to any direction and it never dares to be anything great. I think Hamilton had the idea right somewhere along the line, she just perhaps didn't have the writing and film making skills to put it together. It's a shame too because films like this, when done right, can be an absolute treat. Sadly, 'American Fable' is a misfire.


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17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Silo See more »

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Kent, Illinois, USA See more »

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