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“Patty’s Picks” this week have a little something for everyone!

Patty Spitler of Great Day TV joined us today with a preview and her reviews for “Turning Red,” “The Adam Project” and “Belfast.” Here’s more from her:

“Turning Red”

“Turning Red” is a Disney animation at its finest with a lesson to learn. Meet Mi, a young gal with an overprotective mother. The problem the young lady has is that she is very very sensitive and when she gets too excited, poof! She turns into a giant red panda! This coming-of-age film is streaming now on Disney+ streaming today.

Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes Rating: PG.

“The Adam Project”

“The Adam Project” is a big-budget film that is witty, entertaining and fun.

It stars Ryan Reynolds as a time-traveling fighter pilot who accidentally crash-lands in 2022. There he discovers his 12-year-old self and together they are on a mission to save the world in the future. This movie is now streaming on Netflix.

Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes Rating: PG-13


“Belfast” is already winning awards and is a critical favorite. Director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical take on growing up in Northern Ireland in the war-torn, tough late ’60s. This film was released last November to get it out in time for award season, but there will be a special showing on St. Patrick’s Day at the Living Room Theaters. 

Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

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Tickets are now on sale for the 30th Anniversary of the Heartland International Film Festival!

Patty Spitler of Great Day TV joined us today along with, Greg Sorvig, artistic director of Heartland Film, to share what you can expect from the festival. Here’s more from them:

This is truly a breakthrough year as this is one of the first festivals in the world to showcase these award contenders. 

Heartland Film has announced a star-studded lineup of Event titles and 128 feature films – 10 World Premieres and 9 U.S, Premieres – for the 30th Anniversary of the Heartland Film International Film Festival (HIFF), running October 7 – 17.

In-theater screenings will be hosted at Kan-Kan Cinema & Brasserie, Living Room Theaters, Historic Artcraft Theatre, Newfields, and the Indianapolis Arts Center (outdoor picnic-style). All film selections will have in-person screenings and many of the films will also be available to view virtually.

“After three decades, the Heartland International Film Festival has cemented itself as a major awards season stop while continuing to showcase impactful independent features from around the world,” said Heartland Film Artistic Director Greg Sorvig. “Our team has worked hard to curate a program for this special milestone, and the caliber and variety of these titles will thrill both new and long-time attendees.” 

Hybrid Fest Passes and Ticket Packs are available.

Every one of our fourteen Event films has either premiered at Venice, Telluride or the Toronto Film Festival. (In past years we might have 2-3 Event films compared to 14 this year!) 

Telluride is one of the top festivals in the world and we have about a quarter of the films from their lineup which really speaks how our festival is growing in prominence. Indy has a lot to look forward to for our 30th Anniversary! 

Highlighting some Event titles:

Tickets, film lineup and schedule are available at