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The 10th Annual Best of Fest is back on March 4 & 5 at The Historic Artcraft Theatre!
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to catch four fan-favorite films from the 2021 Heartland Film Festival at Indy’s beautiful 100-year old theatre!
The cost of admission is $8, and members receive discounted tickets.
Greg Sorvig, artistic director of Heartland Film, joined us today to share previews of the films you can expect to see this weekend.
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM
#HIFF30 Audience Choice Documentary Award Winner
“The Rescue” from National Geographic Documentary Films, chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave. Academy Award-winning directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin reveal the perilous world of cave diving, the bravery of the rescuers, and the dedication of an entire community that made great sacrifices to save these young boys.
“Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times”
Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 PM
Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos teams up with co-director Peggy Callahan on “Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times,” a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them.
Saturday, March 5ths at 5 PM
#HIFF30 Best Premiere Narrative Feature Award Winner
Inspired by true events, two best friends, Tariq, an Omani boy, and Cai, a privileged Westerner, conspire to steal animals from the zoo and sell them on the black market to raise money for Tariq’s sister’s divorce from an abusive marriage. They are forced to wrestle with morally complex choices that reveal the vast distance between their worlds.
“The Addict’s Wake”
Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 PM
#HIFF30 Audience Choice Indiana Spotlight Award Winner
Addiction devastates a rural community, yet its remarkable response to “Do Something” creates a pathway to hope and recovery. Filming nearly two years in Brown County, Indiana, the film captures a change that elevates the idea that the more connected we are to those around us, the more we heal and prosper.
For more information visit, Heartland Film.org.
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY HEARTLAND FILM.
The 30th Anniversary of Heartland International Film Festival officially opens with a screening of the new Julia Child documentary “Julia” (Sony Pictures Classics) at Newfields.
Jessica Chapman, marketing manager for Heartland Film, joined us today to share more about the event. Here’s more from her:
Since 1992, HIFF has grown from a four-day event to an internationally recognized 11-day festival. In that time, we’ve awarded $3.5 million in cash prizes (the most in North America) and showcased more than 2,000 films!
From October 7 – 17, we’re “Rewinding 30 Years of Heartland Film” and pressing play on 143 independent films and big Hollywood sneak peeks like “King Richard” (Warner Bros. Pictures) starring Will Smith, “Spencer” (NEON) starring Kristen Stewart, and Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” (Searchlight Pictures).
All films will be held at in-person screenings. Many, but not all, films will be available virtually. In-person screenings will be held at Living Room Theaters, Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie, Newfields, Indianapolis Arts Center (outdoor picnic-style), and the Historic Artcraft Theatre.
Film descriptions, fest passes, and tickets can be found at HeartlandFilmFestival.org.
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL.
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:
- Anniversary Gala Screening featuring Director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s “King Richard” (Warner Bros. Pictures) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKP_0z52ZAw
- Feature Event featuring Director Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer” (NEON) Trailer: https://youtu.be/Lagauhb5GyY
- Silver Screen Event featuring Director Mike Mills’ “C’mon C’mon” (A24) Trailer: https://youtu.be/7mzushAOM88
- Marquee Event featuring Director Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” (Searchlight Pictures) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcPk2p0Zaw4
- Celebration Event featuring Director Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” (Focus Features) Trailer: https://youtu.be/Ja3PPOnJQ2k
Tickets, film lineup and schedule are available at HeartlandFilmFestival.org.