AFI FEST 2017: American Independents

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1. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

64 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, Stephen Alan Seder, Kathy Baker

Votes: 4,957 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Bodied (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

75 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: 4,579 | Gross: $0.11M

3. California Dreams (I) (2017)

83 min | Documentary

A journey into the hallucination of cinema.

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

Votes: 102

4. The Endless (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

80 Metascore

As kids, they escaped an UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington

Votes: 28,694 | Gross: $0.27M

5. Fits and Starts (2017)

80 min | Comedy

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: 233

6. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 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: 4,252 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Life and Nothing More (2017)

114 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young black man in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life than parenting, Andrew is ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 458 | Gross: $0.02M

8. El Mar La Mar (2017)

94 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

An immersive experience of the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Directors: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki

Votes: 166 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

After a loved one falls ill, 25 year old 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: 2,380

10. Sollers Point (2017)

R | 101 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Keith, a twenty-four-year-old newly released from prison and living with his dad under house arrest in Baltimore, is struggling to reestablish himself, within a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and deeply entrenched segregation.

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

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Thoroughbreds (2017)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 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: 31,213 | Gross: $2.83M



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