Director: Krystin Ver Linden Run Time: 98 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Alice spends her days enslaved on a rural Georgia plantation restlessly yearning for freedom. After a violent clash with plantation owner Paul, Alice flees through the neighboring woods and stumbles onto the unfamiliar sight of a highway, soon discovering that the year is actually 1973. Rescued on the roadside by a disillusioned Black activist named Frank, Alice uncovers the lies that have kept her enslaved and the promise of Black liberation.
“earthy Southern Gothic and soulful Blaxploitation…an audacious mix of grim historical fact and exceptional fiction”
About the filmmaker:
Writer and director Krystin Ver Linden is a self-taught filmmaker who penned scripts in high school before beginning to work with notable producers and major studios. In lieu of film school, she worked with Quentin Tarantino for seven years, assisting on films like Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds. She sold her 2018 Black List script for a Sally Ride biopic to Lionsgate, and wrote the script for the biopic Ashe about tennis great Arthur Ashe. In 2022, she was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch.
Her debut feature Alice is based on the true story of a Black woman raised on a Southern plantation.See our upcoming films