American Fable featuredEXCLUSIVE: Here’s a scene from American Fable, writer-director Anne Hamilton drama that premieres at SXSW this weekend. Peyton Kennedy stars as Gitty, a courageous girl living in a dark and sometimes magical world. Set amid the 1980s Midwest farm crisis, Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in her family’s silo in order to save their struggling farm. She secretly befriends the captive and is forced to choose between saving the man’s life and protecting her family from the consequences of their actions.

In this rather uncomfortable clip, Gitty’s trust in her brother (Gavin MacIntosh) is tested in an unusual way. Kip Pardue, Zuleikha Robinson, Rusty Schwimmer, Marci Miller and Richard Schiff co-star in the film, which has its world premiere Sunday at the Austin fest, followed by three screenings next week via sales outfit Submarine Entertainment.