American Fringe, America’s independent filmmaking back at Paris Cinémathèque

Published by Maïlys C. · Updated on 13 August 2017 at 02h23 · Published on 13 August 2017 at 01h12
From November 17 to 19, 2017, Paris Cinémathèque houses the second edition of the festival American Fringe. This year will focus on a “new outlook on independent filmmaking in the United States”. This small festival returns on 14 new movies in presence of the filmmakers.

American independent filmmaking is regularly celebrated during two festivals: the Sundance Film Festival and the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film. But Richard Peña, professor of professional practice at Columbia University, is willing to focus on independent movies at the edges of these celebrations to better avoid the clichés of the classic alternative American filmmaking and find the essence of the genuine fringe and independent filmmaking.

No blockbuster, no famous actors but authentic life moments and harsh political points of view, here is what to expect from American Fringe.

In presence of many American filmmakers, current independent filmmaking issues will be talked over for three years. By focusing on recent movies, the festival – held at the Cinémathèque – aims at seeing the real life in today’s world. Seven movies and seven short-movies (thriller, documentaries, comedies…) that we may have not discovered without Richard Peña’s patience and determination who looked for the extreme edges of the most brilliant talents.

Don’t miss it! Here is the full program.

Practical information:
American Fringe
From November 17 to 19, 2017
Rates: between €4 and €6.5

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 17 November 2017 to 19 November 2017



    51 rue de Bercy
    75012 Paris 12

    tarif -18 ans: €4
    tarif réduit: €5.5
    tarif plein: €6.5

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