american independents

In 2020, women take centre stage once again in our oldest festival section, as both protagonists and directors, to whom we plan to devote a special focus in 2021. Four fiction features and a documentary film, including a German premiere. In DINNER IN AMERICA, we encounter the most bizarre big screen couple since Harold and Maude, two outsiders who don’t give a rat’s ass about other people’s opinions. Oddball Patty and asocial Simon are sure to win over audience hearts. In SWALLOW, we meet a pregnant lady who can’t stop downing various objects. In THE EVENING HOUR, we get to know the likeable eldercare nurse Cole, who supplements his income by selling drugs. LORELEI treats a second shot at happiness: after 15 years in prison, Wayland runs into the love of his youth, who now has three kids from three different dads. The music doc ONCE WERE BROTHERS portrays the rift between members of the most famous backing band ever, “The Band”, who worked with Bob Dylan. After the heights comes the fall. Creative success often leads to personal disaster and excess, and “The Band” was no exception.

DINNER IN AMERICA

by Adam Carter Rehmeier
United States 2020 106 min English original version

LORELEI

by Sabrina Doyle
United States 2020 111 min English original version

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND

by Daniel Roher
Canada/United States 2019 100 min English original version

SWALLOW

by Carlo Mirabella-Davis
United States 2019 96 min English original version

THE EVENING HOUR

by Braden King
United States 2020 115 min English original version