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Indy Film Fest returns to Tibbs Drive-In Theatre for 17th year

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Opening night of the 2020 Indy Film Fest is underway at Tibbs Drive-in Theatre.

Showing on opening night is “I Used to Go Here,” the story of a 35-year-old writer who is invited to speak at her alma matter and gets involved in the lives of a group of college students.

Also playing is “Sleeze Lake.” The movie, set in Indiana, is about custom vans and the biggest party you’ve never heard of.

Like “Sleeze Lake,” several movies featured in the 2020 Indy Film Fest have ties to Indiana.

Artistic director Craig Mince talked to News 8 about running the festival with social distancing in mind because of restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“It’s a film festival,” Mince said. “Obviously, we would very much like to have everyone together and experiencing film together as a group, but this year’s going to be a little different. We’ve got one night of sort of the shared experience of cinema at the Tibbs Drive-in, everything else is available online. You can watch throughout the festival.”

Watch the video to hear Neale Johantgen, the festival’s assistant director and film enthusiast, talk about what other films he believes movie fans will enjoy at this year’s festival.

The festival started at dusk Thursday will will run through Aug. 23.

The organization has published a special guide with information on where and when to watch the film selections online.