AFI FEST 2017: American Independents

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1. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Western

6.3
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63 Metascore

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Joseph Lee Anderson, Michael Spears

Votes: 918 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Bodied (2017)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park

Votes: 222

3. California Dreams (I) (2017)

83 min | Documentary

7.2
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A journey into the hallucination of cinema.

Director: Mike Ott | Stars: Cory Zacharia, Mark Borchardt, Henning Gronkowski, Kevin Gilger

Votes: 45

4. The Endless (I) (2017)

111 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Callie Hernandez, James Jordan, Tate Ellington, Lew Temple

Votes: 460

5. Fits and Starts (2017)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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A struggling writer can't seem to escape his wife's literary success. When a road trip to a publisher's salon takes an unexpected turn, he has to face his own creative shortcomings and find a way to regain control of his life and work.

Director: Laura Terruso | Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky

Votes: 42

6. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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85 Metascore

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee

Votes: 284

7. Life & Nothing More (2017)

114 min | Drama

7.0
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Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza | Stars: Regina Williams, Robert Williams, Andrew Bleechington, Ry'nesia Chambers

Votes: 79

8. El mar la mar (2017)

94 min | Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki

Votes: 65

9. Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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73 Metascore

After a loved one falls ill, struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town of Austin, Texas and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

Director: Noël Wells | Stars: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda

Votes: 739

10. Sollers Point (2017)

101 min | Drama

6.4
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"Sollers Point" tells the story of Keith (Lombardi), a small-time drug dealer under house arrest at the home of his father (Belushi) in Baltimore. He re-enters a community scarred by ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Porterfield | Stars: McCaul Lombardi, Jim Belushi, Tom Guiry, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 49

11. Thoroughbreds (2017)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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79 Metascore

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

Votes: 303