Sam de Jong

United States 2019, 89 min.


Spoken language: English

Subtitles: Dutch

Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2019

Colourful opening film by Sam de Jong (Prins) about Goldie, the headstrong, feisty teenager who fights te keep her sisters with her after their mother has been arrested. Sprinkled with a healthy dose of glamour, this film shows the stark reality of a girl who has few options, and yet still seems to have near-infinite power, bravura and persistence.


Goldie is a star... Well, maybe she still has a way to go, but she is a star in the eyes of her younger sisters, Sherrie and Supreme. And if it is up to them, it will not take long before the rest of the world knows her name. She is just waiting for her big break. Meanwhile, she considers it her mission in life to keep her sisters out of the hands of the authorities. Their mother has been arrested and the girls are minors, which means that they should be put in foster care. But that is not an option for Goldie. With so many obstacles in front of her, it is not easy for this ambitious teenager to fulfil her dreams, but she simply refuses to give up. A film that is full of power, attitude and optimism, while depicting the raw reality of underprivileged children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the USA.



Fox Searchlight Pictures

1+ 310 369 1000

Dutch distribution:

Cherry Pickers


World sales:


Talkshows & debates

Opening Ceremony and Q&A with filmmaker Sam de Jong

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 20:00

Official opening of the Movies that Matter Festival 2019. 

Q&A met filmmaker Sam de Jong

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 21:00

After the film, Maarten Stoltz (Movies that Matter) will speak to filmmaker Sam de Jong about the making of his film Goldie. 

Goldie: Masterclass with director Sam de Jong

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 14:00

Marten Rabarts, Head of Film Institute EYE International, talks with Dutch director Sam de Jong about his American production Goldie.