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American Essentials Film Festival

9 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

American Essentials Film Festival is an annual event designed to showcase the past, present and future of independent cinema from the U.S.

From Penelope Spheeris to Kelly Reichardt; from Woody Allen to Alex Ross Perry; from Martin Scorsese to Paul Thomas Anderson; from Sofia Coppola to Lynn Shelton, and from John Cassavetes to Richard Linklater, the American independent film community continues to flourish and produce people, ideas, and cinema with a profound impact on the craft internationally.

American Essentials will showcase new narrative feature, feature documentary, and short works; retrospectives on crafts-people from behind and in front of the camera; guests from key US-based international film festivals; independent filmmaker guests; talks and master classes; and special event screenings.

The festival will provide audiences with not just a snapshot of current creative directions in the U.S. but will explore their great traditions and impact on international cinema movements.

 

Sessions Summary

Festival Summary

WHERE

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra

WHEN

9-28 May 2017

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