Mar 24- 30
1 Hour 37 Minutes
A dark, dreamlike mystery plays out amidst the expansive farmlands of the American Midwest in this wondrous, storybook thriller. With her family’s livelihood imperiled by the farm crisis of the 1980s, eleven-year-old Gitty loses herself in a world of fantasy and make believe. But she stumbles into her own fairytale when she makes a startling discovery: a well-dressed mystery man being held captive in her family’s silo. It’s the beginning of a labyrinthine journey that will turn Gitty’s world upside down and force her to question her loyalty to her own family. The feature debut from director Anne Hamilton unleashes a torrent of gorgeous, stunningly surreal images as it immerses viewers in a child’s imagination.
“There’s an intense pleasure in the boldness of the film’s style, its confidence in what it is about.” -RogerEbert.com
“Gorgeously shot, and helmed with a sense of daring and verve that belies Hamilton’s greenness to feature filmmaking, this is a debut of obvious promise.” -Variety
“Hamilton crosses farmer’s-revenge melodrama with coming-of-age reverie and found-a-genie fairy tale, balancing expressive location photography with her cast’s low-key naturalism.” -Village Voice