american independents
In our oldest festival section, we are proud to present four fiction-feature and three documentary films. FANCY DANCE takes us into an indigenous community searching for a missing woman. In THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING HAS PASSED, the director self-deprecatingly searches for her role in life. In the comedy DRUGSTORE JUNE, our eponymous heroine also doesn’t know what to do with herself, or life in general. And in the touching comedy A GREAT PLACE CALLED HOME, a UFO turns the life of a retiree (Ben Kingsley) upside-down, renewing his joie de vivre. The documentary film A COMPASSIONATE SPY is a real-life thriller about a long-unsolved case of betrayal of state secrets to the Soviet Union during the Second World War – and a magnificent love story. In addition, we have two music documentaries in the program: HUNG UP ON A DREAM – THE ZOMBIES looks back at the band’s extraordinary history. Finally, featuring rarely shown archival footage, LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING pays tribute to the true King of Rock ’n’ Roll.

Shorts as openers