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Contents a bold cinematic space At Heartland Film, we seek to inspire filmmakers and audience members through the transformative power of film. Independent films are bold, daring, and innovative. They can take you out of your comfort zone to experience other viewpoints, cultures, and untold stories. Films can transform not only your mind but how you view your entire world. Our Festival theme this year originated from the clever minds at Think Ahead Studios. This year’s animated bumper before each screening, created by Think Ahead Studios, visualizes how film can inspire and transform all walks of life. Armed with some storyboards and concepts from Think Ahead Studios, Well Done Marketing designed this guidebook cover. This design used throughout the Festival reiterates the importance of taking yourself out of your world in order to learn and grow with new stories, cultures, and experiences through film. This year, experience 200+ films and 300+ screenings across Indianapolis.

Welcome to the 2019 Heartland Int’l Film Festival.................. 4 About Heartland Film....................................................................... 6 Indy Shorts Recaps............................................................................. 8 How to Fest........................................................................................ 10 Staff & Board of Directors.............................................................. 12 Heartland Film Education Program............................................ 13 2019 Donors....................................................................................... 14 Support Heartland Film.................................................................. 16 Heartland Film Honorees............................................................... 18 Brendan Fraser at HIFF................................................................. 19 Patty’s Picks....................................................................................... 20 Festival Award Juries....................................................................... 24 How to Pick Movies/Award Categories..................................... 28 Special Events.................................................................................... 37 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge Schedule...................... 47 Premiere Screenings......................................................................... 48 Special Presentations....................................................................... 59 Panel Discussions.............................................................................. 65 Directed by Women......................................................................... 68 Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contenders............. 71 Awards Season Spotlight................................................................. 72 Anniversary Films............................................................................. 74 Finalists............................................................................................... 89 Indy Shorts Winners........................................................................ 97 Official Selections...........................................................................101 Indiana Spotlight Program...........................................................141 Index of Films A-Z..........................................................................148 Survey................................................................................................150 Sponsors............................................................................................152

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Welcome to the 2019 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Welcome to the 28th Heartland International Film Festival. At the Berlin International Film Festival, we were listed with the top film festivals when the announcement of the 50/50 by 2020 film pledge was made for 50% of our film lineup to be directed by women by 2020. Heartland Film was already ahead of this; seeing our name listed among the best film festivals in the world was a proud moment.

Welcome to the 28th Heartland International Film Festival! It is my pleasure to be part of this organization and we couldn’t be prouder of our Festival and Indianapolis, the city that is our home. Here are some interesting facts about our Festival: Heartland has the largest ongoing prize purse of any film festival in the country. Independent filmmakers rely upon these funds to keep on making films.

We continue our relationship and endorsement from FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique) which is the International Federation of Film Critics association of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world. To carry their endorsement and have three members from FIPRESCI join us as jury members is an honor. Thank you, General Secretary, Klaus Eder, for making this happen.

Every year, our visiting filmmakers laud our Hoosier Hospitality and how welcome they feel at our Festival. Please take the time to meet and welcome any filmmaker you see (they’re the ones wearing the orange lanyards). We rely on more than 700 volunteers to produce this festival every year, and they do tremendous work. We can always use

Continuing our growth with the Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contenders. This represents the official film from a given country being submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration of an Oscar® nomination. Heartland will be among the first to show these films. These individual films are not available to us when we go to print so I encourage you to check online and with the box office. Don’t miss this collection.

more help – won’t you consider joining us? Our combined film submissions broke another new record this year. We received 4,080 films from 111 countries. We are appreciative of the numerous, very generous supporters, donors, and sponsors who believe in Heartland Film and what we do. The financial contribution of these

Another “don’t miss” is this year’s Cultural Journey: Germany. Each year we select a country to highlight their culture with film, food, and entertainment. Thank you to our local residents of German ancestry for your assistance and to the Regional Consulate office in Chicago. Thank you International Film Programmer Hannah Fisher for helping us secure both the Best International Feature Film submissions and the Cultural Journey collection.

underwriters and those who buy the tickets and attend the events and screenings provide our much-needed funding. Finally, I personally thank those members of our incredible staff, our volunteers, and our board of directors for their active, passionate engagement during the Festival and in the months leading up to it. You make us all proud.

Stan D. Soderstrom

The diversity and growth of our film program confirms we have films for everyone. It’s impossible to see everything. But not every film is for everyone. We offer entertainment to our local audiences and we support the efforts of international filmmakers in securing distribution. Indianapolis is the place to be in October.

Chairman of the Board, Heartland Film

Thank you staff, volunteers, and board members for your ongoing, year-round support. To our audience, I love speaking with all of you. I’m always in the lobby waiting for your comments. See you at the movies!

Craig Prater President, Heartland Film

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Welcome to the 2019 Heartland Int’l Film Festival On behalf of the City of Indianapolis,

Welcome to the 2019 Heartland

it is my pleasure to welcome you to

International Film Festival! Indiana

the 2019 Heartland International

is proud to host this showcase for

Film Festival.

talented filmmakers each year. For 28 years the Heartland International

This year marks the 28th anniversary

Film Festival has been an important

of this event, an 11-day celebration

part of the cultural fabric of not only

of international cinema and engaging

our capital city but our entire state.

events around the Circle City. Indianapolis embraces the diversity of our community, and

As Indiana’s largest and longest running film festival, the

the Heartland International Film Festival is an important

Heartland International Film Festival brings talented

contributor to the cultural richness of our city.

filmmakers from around the world to central Indiana. Whether their films inspire, educate, or seek to shift

Just as you leave a Heartland movie transformed and

perspectives on the world—these are films that do more than

inspired by powerful storytelling, I hope you have an

entertain.

opportunity to be inspired by Indianapolis — well-known

For those of you visiting from out of town, I encourage you

for our Hoosier Hospitality, we are ready to welcome you

to explore Indianapolis. A bustling capital city, Indy offers a

to numerous top attractions, world­-class performing arts,

range of leisure activities and great restaurants to experience

restaurants for all tastes, and an array of shopping that can

during your free time.

be found throughout downtown and in our eclectic cultural districts linked by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

Congratulations to all of the participants and winners of the 2019 Heartland International Film Festival. We look

Whether you are a resident, first-time visitor, or frequent

forward to a continued partnership with Heartland Film,

guest, I hope you enjoy your stay. I wish you all the best for a wonderful celebration of independent film.

Indianapolis and the State of Indiana.

Sincerely,

Eric J. Holcomb Governor, State of Indiana

Joe Hogsett Mayor, City of Indianapolis

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About Heartland Film

Heartland Film’s Mission To inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film Founded in 1991, nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film is a curator and supporter of purposeful filmmaking, honoring a wide variety of cinema and awarding storytellers from all over the world. The films we select and exhibit – whether they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, or shift audiences’ perspectives on the world – all have one thing in common: they are story-driven films that do more than entertain.

Contact Us 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2 Indianapolis, IN 46203 Phone: 317.464.9405 Email: info@heartlandfilm.org Web: heartlandfilm.org

Heartland Film Programs Indy Shorts International Film Festival Indy Shorts Heartland Film’s all-shorts expansion and is an Academy Award® -qualifying film festival in the short film categories, Best Narrative Short Film and Best Documentary Short Film exclusively showcasing short films under 40 minutes. Indy Shorts takes place in July in Indianapolis. Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film honors select theatrically-released films with the Truly Moving Picture Award. The Award allows studios and distributors to inform potential audiences of a film’s transformative power.

Heartland Film Roadshow The Heartland Film Roadshow travels across Indiana to offer year-round screenings of select Heartland films to the community. Screening venues include the Heartland Basile Theatre, JCC Indianapolis, The Athenaeum, The Historic Artcraft Theatre, and more. View the calendar of screenings online at heartlandfilm.org/roadshow.

JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING SEASON! Order your tickets today! Visit the Center for Performing Arts Box Office, call 317.843.3800 or atistage.org.

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About Heartland Film - Indy Shorts Recap Indy Shorts International Film Festival Heartland Film’s second annual Indy Shorts International Film Festival, an Academy Award®-qualifying event, featured more than 150 short films 40 minutes or less from around the world at Newfields, July 25-28, 2019. Indy Shorts was attended by filmmakers from all over the world and included after-parties, red carpets, an awards ceremony, an outdoor screening, workshops and panels, and Indy Shorts Pride Stride in partnership with the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. Indy Shorts Pride Stride was a Rainbow Carpet event and short film program held at the Athenaeum Theatre. The Indy Shorts award winners will be shown during the Festival. Please check page 97 for screening details.

Thank You to Our Indy Shorts Sponsors:

Iggy, Indy Shorts Spokesgnome

Bohlsen Group, Indy Star, Newfields, Gary D. & Marlene Cohen, Bob & Alison Spoonmore, Daniel’s Vineyard, Sweet & Savory, HotBox Pizza, Sun King Brewery, Indianapolis Airport Authority, Indiana Members Credit Union, Tito’s Vodka, ShortsTV, Anderson University, Magnet Films, LUNA Language Services, Tappers, Metro, Plat 99, The Alexander.

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About Heartland Film - Indy Shorts Recap Indy Shorts Award Winners

The following is a complete list of Indy Shorts International Film Festival Audience Choice Award Winners:

Indy Shorts selected and honored films in several categories. Audience Choice Award for Documentary Short Below is a complete listing of the award-winning films, as IN THE ABSENCE announced at the Indy Shorts Awards Presentation. Director: Yi Seung-Jun Indy Shorts is a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Audience Choice Award for Indiana Spotlight Awards® within the Live Action and Documentary HARD TO PLACE short film categories. The winner of the Grand Prize Director: MD Neely for Best Narrative Short Film and Grand Prize for Best

Documentary Short Film will each qualify for consideration Audience Choice for Narrative Short in the Short Film categories of the annual Academy EL ASTRONAUTA Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the Director/Writer: Manuel Trotta film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Audience Choice for Animated Short Best Narrative Short Film IAN, A MOVING STORY $5,000 Grand Prize/Academy Award®-qualified Director: Abel Goldfarb BROTHERHOOD Audience Choice for High School Short Director/Writer: Meryam Joobeur INDY-VIDUALS: RISING ABOVE Best Documentary Short Film Directors/Producers: Adele Reich and Hope Stauffer $5,000 Grand Prize/Academy Award®-qualified ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN Directors: Sami Khan and Smriti Mundhra Best Animated Short Film $5,000 Grand Prize MIND MY MIND Director/Writer: Floor Adams Indiana Spotlight Competition $2,000 Grand Prize THE SECRET LIFE OF MUSLIMS: RICHARD McKINNEY Director/Writer: Joshua Seftel High School Film Competition Summer White Lynch Memorial Award $2,000 Grand Prize THE BURDENS THEY CARRY Director/Writer/Producer: Alyssa Andrews Best Student Film $1,000 Grand Prize HORS PISTE (OFF ROAD) Directors/Writers: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, and Oscar Malet The École des Nouvelles Images in France Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award $1,800 Grand Prize ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN Directors: Sami Khan and Smriti Mundhra

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How To Fest How to Purchase Screening Tickets Single ticket price/Member price ONLINE Visit heartlandfilmfestival.org......................................................................................................

$13/$11

BY PHONE Call toll-free at 1.866.HFF.1010...................................................................................................

$13/$11

AT THE THEATERS Walk right on up to the Festival Box Office..............................................................................

$13/$11

Online Ticket Packages

Child/Student Discount

General/Member

10 Ticket Package......................................................... $120/$100 12 Ticket Package......................................................... $140/$115

10-Pack Vouchers General/Member

Only available at the Festival Box Office. Children 12 years old and younger and students can purchase regular screening tickets for $7. Students must present a valid student ID.

Can only be redeemed at box office.......................... $120/$100 For online access, purchase an online ticket package.

Group Discount Group sales of 10 or more tickets for one screening are available for $10 per ticket, by calling the Heartland Film office at 1.866.HFF.1010.

Special Event Tickets General/Member Opening Night Screening & Party.................................$40/$34 Opening Night Screening Only......................................$25/$20 Cultural Journey Reception & Film .............................$40/$34 Awards Brunch...................................................................$30/$25 Closing Night Screening & Party..................................$40/$34 Closing Night Screening Only........................................$22/$17

Additional Ticketing Information Attendees must be seated 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the screening or their seat may be forfeited. All screenings at The Historic Artcraft Theatre are $7.

Fest Passes

Audience Choice Awards

The Fest Pass is the best way to fully enjoy the Heartland International Film Festival. Fest Pass holders receive priority access online to claim tickets. Tickets are guaranteed for Fest Pass holders UNTIL Oct. 12 and then it is first come, first served. If a film is sold out, a fest pass holder is not guaranteed a ticket and should check with the box office. General/Member

After each screening you will use the provided ballot to rate the film on a scale of one to five. Ballots will be tabulated to decide the Audience Choice Award winner for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Indiana Spotlight, and Special Presentation categories.

Festival Survey

Matinee Fest Pass......................................................... $135/$115 Allows access to screenings that begin before 5 pm any day during the Festival. General/Member Cinephile Fest Pass....................................................... $265/$225 Allows access to ALL film screenings except special events.

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Tell us a little about yourself and your Festival experience for a chance to win a Cinephile Fest Pass for the 29th Heartland International Film Festival in 2020 and a Heartland Film merchandise package. Take the survey located on page 150 of this guidebook and turn into the Festival Box Office at AMC Castleton Square 14, AMC Showplace Traders Point 12, or Newfields. Only one entry allowed per person, winner to be chosen at random by December 31, 2019.


How To Fest Screening Venues AMC Castleton Square 14 (a) 6020 East 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46250

Newfields - DeBoest Lecture Hall & The Toby Theater (c) 4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208

AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 (b) 5920 West 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46278

The Historic Artcraft Theatre (d) 57 North Main Street Franklin, IN 46131

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Event Venues Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge at Castleton Square Mall (a) 6020 East 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46250

The Montage ( e) 8580 Allison Pointe Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46250 d

Official Hotel The Courtyard Marriott Castleton is the official hotel of the 2019 Heartland International Film Festival, located at 8670 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Visit Us Online Visit heartlandfilmfestival.org to learn about this year’s films, events & filmmakers. View trailers, read synopses and interviews & more.

Meet the Filmmakers

Facebook facebook.com/heartlandfilmfestival Twitter @heartlandfilm Instagram @heartlandfilm Look for the Orange Lanyards!

Spread the word about the out-of-this-world films you’ve seen! Use this hashtag in your social media posts:

More than 200 filmmakers, producers, and talent from all over the world will be in Indianapolis over the course of the Festival, eager to meet you and talk about movies! Don’t be shy – these individuals will be wearing special orange lanyards and “FILMMAKER” badges. Strike up a conversation, ask for an autograph, and make new friends.

#HIFF28

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Staff & Board Directors

heartland film staff

Craig Prater

Michael Ault

Adam Howell

Greg Sorvig

Edward Fry

President

Vice President of Development

Director of Event Production

Director of Film Programming

Development Manager

Kelly Alexiou

Julia Ricci Film Programming Coordinator

Angelo Auriemma

Julie Sommers Neuman

Debby Holton

Executive Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Grant Writer

Special Projects Coordinator

Board of Directors Board Officers

Board Members

Stan Soderstrom

Betty Stilwell

Chairman of the Board

Vice Chair

David Wong

Kim Dollin

Secretary

Treasurer

Gary D. Cohen

Frank Basile

John Dewey

Robert Massie

Steve Bellamy

Arlene Grande

Seth Maxwell

Kristin Borella

John Guy

Charlie Morgan

Michele Boukai

Christina Hale

Gregory Paul

Kelly Busch

Caroline Hunt

Robert Spoonmoore

Jennifer Closshey

David Klapper

MaDonna Wolf

Founder Jeffrey Sparks Founder & President Emeritus

Past Chairman of the Board

seasonal staff recognitions John Wildman, National Publicity

Stephanie Bartelt

Tyler Gross

Molly Markiewicz

D’Quan Rogers

Julie Landrum

Will House

Stacy Brown

Hannah Lindgren

Bailey Scales

Taylor Hypes

Heather Ross

Lauren Chapman

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Heartland Film Education Program

Heartland Film focuses on bringing film to local schools During the 28th Heartland Film International Film Festival, Heartland Film would like to offer students the opportunity to experience the transformative power of film. With nearly 200 films programmed, there are many educational films to choose from. In 2018, Heartland Film in partnership with WFYI screened “Eva: A-7063,” a documentary about 84-year-old Holocaust survivor Eva Kor and her journey to forgiveness, to more than 800 students in Indiana. With many films there are opportunties for Q&A sessions after the screenings with the filmmakers and/or film subjects. Heartland Film can accommodate small groups at one of our screenings or hold private screenings for larger groups. Student tickets starting at $5 per person. Other discounts available depending on group size and need. If your group is unable to attend a screening at our Festival, we are happy to bring the films to you! Below is a list of films that have previously screened at one of our Festivals. If interested in setting up a screening for your group, please contact Heartland Film Staff at info@heartlandfilm.org. Eva: A-7063 - 60 minutes Directed by Ted Green As a 10-year-old “Mengele Twin,” Eva Kor survived the experiments of the Nazis’ “Angel of Death.” At 50, she launched the biggest manhunt in history. Now 84, she urgently circles the globe to promote the controversial lesson her jaw-dropping journey has taught: healing through forgiveness. Attucks: The School That Opened a City - 106 minutes Directed by Ted Green When all-black Crispus Attucks High School was built in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan ran Indiana and its capital. The governor, the majority of the state legislature, the mayor and the entire School Board were Klansmen or Klan-backed. The school was designed to fail. But it did not fail. For more than 40 years, the students who came of age within the brick walls of Attucks overcame a system designed to belittle them. When Kids Wrote the Headlines - 29 minutes Directed by Michael Husain Known as Children’s Express, and then Y-Press, young Hoosiers told the world about kids’ struggles and kids’ heroes, including world leaders. They documented the issues of their time. This film reveals how young people tackled this challenge and how the experience transformed their lives.

Night School - 84 minutes Directed by Andrew Cohn For adult learners Greg, Melissa, and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans. Circles - 82 minutes Directed by Cassidy Friedman Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. Shot over two years, the film follows Butler’s impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate, and honest mentoring. When his own teenage son is arrested and beaten in jail, he begins to question his methods and ability—not just as a teacher, but also as a father.

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Thank You

Key Festival Supporters Heartland International Film Festival operations are made possible in part through the gracious support of our sponsors, partners and the key contributors listed below. Beyond these supporters, Heartland Film would like to thank every organization and individual who has made a donation over the past year. Every gift makes a difference and we would not be celebrating our 28th Festival without your support. 9FilmFest

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The Ackerman Foundation

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

The Alexander Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Alliance of Women Directors Allisonville Elementary Amy Pauszek Arthur Jordan Foundation

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis JCC Indianapolis

Eli Lilly & Company

Johnson County Community Foundation

Gadi Boukai, Realtor/ Broker – F.C. Tucker, Company

Johnson County Public Library

Gary D. & Marlene Cohen The Glick Charitable Fund, A CICF Fund

Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival

Tito’s Vodka

Margot L. & Robert S. Eccles Charitable Fund – A CICF Fund

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Committee

Metro Nightclub & Restaurant

Indy Film Fest

National Christian Foundation National Endowment of the Arts

Filmmaker Bag Donors

ShortsTV

The Stewart Foundation

Indiana Filmmakers Network

Jan White

Salesforce Foundation

Magnet Films

The Athenaeum

The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation

Rock Island Refining Foundation

Tappers Arcade Bar

Indiana Arts Commission

Indy Pride, Inc.

Plat 99

Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Ash & Elm Cider Company

Consulado De Mexico

The Penrod Society

The Stewart Foundation

The Historic Artcraft Theatre

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation

Patty Spitler

The Lacy Foundation

Arts Council of Indianapolis

Bob & Alison Spoonmore

Newfields

The Woodard Van Riper Family Foundation USC School of Cinematic Arts Well Done Marketing WFYI WISH TV

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Support Heartland Film Show Your Support Running a film festival is not a profitable endeavor in monetary terms; ticket sales cover only a small fraction of the expenses involved. Your time and talent are vital to Heartland Film. As a nonprofit organization, we exist by the generosity of people who, like us, believe in the transformative power of film.

Become a Member By becoming a card-carrying Heartland Film member, you will be joining us and other film lovers in our efforts to honor and support inspiring and impactful independent films. As a thank you for your support, you will receive benefits designed to make your film-going experience more enjoyable throughout the year. Multiple membership levels are available – sign up at the Festival box office to receive immediate perks, or visit heartlandfilm.org/membership.

Free admission to announcement parties

Recognition in Heartland International Film Festival guide book, Heartland Film website, Festival pre-show, and annual report (4) Ticket vouchers that can be exchanged for tickets to any regular screening during the Heartland International Film Festival (6) Additional ticket vouchers that can be exchanged for tickets to any regular screening during the Heartland International Film Festival Awards Brunch (HIFF)

(HIFF)

Access to Heartland Film’s Truly Moving Picture Award screenings

(2) Fest Passes to Indy Shorts International Film Festival

(HIFF)

Access to private parties and VIP screenings (HIFF)

(HIFF)

(HIFF)

*HIFF - Heartland International Film Festival

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Support Heartland Film

Become a Volunteer Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the Festival, including the planning of events, working at theaters, and providing hospitality for filmmakers and guests. Volunteers also provide valuable assistance in our year-round programming, marketing and fundraising efforts. To become a Heartland Film volunteer today, sign up at heartlandfilm.org/volunteer.

Ways to Donate

Ticket sales account for less than 20 percent of Heartland Film’s year-round operating budget. Your generosity allows Heartland to continue its mission! Your donation may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; please consult your tax adviser. Heartland Film, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (Federal Tax ID #35-1832797). • Donate at the box office, or make a secure web donation at heartlandfilm.org/donate • Call the Heartland Film office at 317.464.9405 • Send a check to the Heartland Film office: 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Estate planning and stock gifts are welcome. Please call us at 317.464.9405 to discuss these options.

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Heartland Film Honorees

Michael Apted

Cloris Leachman

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award One of the most accomplished and beloved American actresses of stage, film and television, Cloris Leachman is a true Hollywood icon. The Academy Award®winning actress has also won eight Primetime Emmy® Awards as well as a Daytime Emmy® Award.

Since the 1960s, Michael Apted has helmed an extensive list of feature films and documentaries. His feature films include “Gorillas in the Mist,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Gorky Park,” “Thunderheart,” “Nell,” “The World is Not Enough,” “Enigma,” “Enough,” “Amazing Grace” (2006 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Opening Night), the third installment of C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” and “Unlocked.”

Leachman has been front and center on iconic shows from “Lassie,” and “The Twilight Zone” to “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” for which she won two of her Emmys® in the role of Phyllis Lindstrom. From “Facts of Life” and “Malcolm in the Middle” (another two Emmys®) to Raising Hope and American Gods, audiences couldn’t get enough of Cloris.

Mr. Apted’s documentary credits include the Boris Grebenshikov film “The Long Way Home,” “Incident at Oglala,” “Bring on the Night,” “Moving the Mountain,” “Me and Isaac Newton,” the soccer film “Power of the Game,” and the official 2006 World Cup Film. But among Mr. Apted’s most widely recognized documentary directorial achievements are his internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning sequels based on the original “7 UP” documentary. The films have followed the lives of 14 Britons since the age of seven in seven year increments.

Peter Bogdonavich cast Cloris as Ruth Popper in “The Last Picture Show,” earning her an Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress and a BAFTA Award. Mel Brooks soon came calling, casting Cloris as the unforgettable Frau Blucher in his classic film “Young Frankenstein. They reteamed on “High Anxiety” and “History of the World: Part 1.” From “The Muppet Movie” to “Spanglish,” Cloris has continued to delight audiences in over 70 films and hundreds of hours of television.

Mr. Apted was born in England in 1941 and studied law and history at Cambridge University. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his work, including a Grammy, British Academy Awards, a DGA Award and the IDA Career Achievement Award. Michael Apted in attendance to accept the award.

Leachman was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011 and has her own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was granted an honorary doctorate in 2014 by her alma mater Northwestern University. Cloris will accept her award via video message.

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Brendan Fraser at heartland int’l film festival

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Born in Indianapolis and raised in Europe and Canada, Brendan Fraser started acting at a young age and began attending theater when his family lived in London. He attended high school at Toronto’s Upper Canada College and received a BFA in acting from the Actor’s Conservatory, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Seamlessly transitioning from smart independent films to action-packed blockbusters, Fraser continues to garner widespread critical acclaim for his versatile inspired performances as well as his keen eye for selecting thought-provoking material. Fraser is best known for his role in Universal’s “Mummy” franchise as Rick O’Connell. Stephen Sommers’ 1999 smash hit action/horror adventure, “The Mummy,” was an ambitious retooling of the 1932 horror classic, with Fraser cast as an American serving in the French Foreign Legion who becomes involved with an English archaeological expedition and the ancient secrets they unleash. In 2001, Fraser reteamed with Sommers and co-star Rachel Weisz on the film’s sequel, “The Mummy Returns.” In 2008, Universal released “Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” “The Mummy” franchise has grossed $1.415 billion worldwide to date. Fraser has been in a string of some of the most successful independent films of the past decade including Lionsgate’s Academy Award®-winning Best Picture “Crash,” directed by Paul Haggis; Phillip Noyce’s “The Quiet American,” based on Graham Greene’s 1955 thriller of the same name; and Bill Condon’s “Gods and Monsters,” opposite Sir Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. Brendan was most recently seen in the highly acclaimed “Doom Patrol” revival as Robotman, the FX anthology series “Trust,” Showtime’s award-winning TV series “The Affair,” and the feature film “Gimme Shelter,” opposite Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens (2013 Heartland International Film Festival Opening Night). Other credits for Fraser include “The Poison Rose,” “Inkheart,” “GI Joe: The Rise Of the Cobra,” “The Air I Breathe,” “Extraordinary Measures,” “George of the Jungle,” “Looney Tunes: Back in Action,” “Bedazzled,” “Monkey Bone,” “Blast From the Past,” “Dudley Do-Right,” “Mrs. Winterbourne,” “Encino Man,” “School Ties,” “With Honors,” “Airheads,” “The Scout,” and “The Twilight of the Golds.” Upcoming for Brendan is “Line of Descent,” directed by Rohit Karn Batra and starring Fraser as Charlie Jolpin, a manipulative arms dealer. The crime narrative follows the relationship between a mafia family and an undercover officer as Fraser’s character spins them all into a dangerous web. Also upcoming for Fraser is “The Professionals,” a ten-part series set against a backdrop of international espionage and corporate sabotage. Brendan stars as Peter Swann, a billionaire futurist, opposite Tom Welling and Elena Anaya. Both projects are set to premiere in 2019.

Special Event: The Mummy Friday, Oct. 11 / 7:15 pm The Toby at Newfields Tickets: $25/$20 members See page 74 for film details

Conversation with Brendan Fraser after the film with Film Critic Pete Hammond. Pete Hammond is currently the Chief Film Critic for Deadline Hollywood. For the past nine years he has also been Awards Editor and Columnist for Deadline where he covers the Oscar and Emmy Seasons. He is also the chief film critic for Deadline. He came to Deadline from the Los Angeles Times where he covered the awards seasons for The Envelope and LA Times.com. He is widely considered to be one of the preeminent awards season analysts for film and television.

Brendan fraser retrospective The Quiet American

Gods and Monsters

Saturday, Oct. 12 / 10:40 am AMC Castleton Square 14

Saturday, Oct. 12 / 10:20 am AMC Castleton Square 14

See page 62 for film details

See page 61 for film details

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Patty’s Picks Patty Spitler, WISH-TV entertainment reporter and long-time Heartland International Film Festival supporter, shares her top picks and Heartland Film memories. It’s no secret that I love films. As a shy only child, growing up I found my best times were watching TV and being swept away. Old Tarzan movies captivated me, as did “The Lone Ranger” and “Zorro” (notice there are critters in all my early on-screen favorites!) In my early teens, I started to go to the movies, generally alone, and I was hooked. I remember seeing “Patton” and “Bonnie and Clyde” and being transfixed. Then I saw a movie that awakened me and educated me, “Harold and Maude,”

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Koko: A Red Dog Story The story of an ordinary dog, whose good fortune and innate ability to connect with people, catapults him to fame. Learn more on page 118.

Celebrate the anniversaries of these beloved classics, deeper cuts, and recent favorites the way they were meant to be seen: on the big screen. Patty’s favorites include “Some Like it Hot,” “Midnight Cowboy,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Learn more on page 72.

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So many memories and friends highlight my decades of love and admiration for the Heartland Int’l Film Festival. I remember when it started in 1992, and I was a strong supporter of this fledgling operation. What was the goal? What could they achieve? How would it happen? There were so many questions back then, but as Patty interviewing Rob Reiner at HIFF 2017. with all successful endeavors, you just push forward. And that is exactly what HIFF did. Never give up. Always fight for the future. And now, in 2019, with President Craig Prater at the helm, the Festival and its mission have not only evolved but also exceeded all expectations. Not just for Indiana. Not just for Patty with actor Bishop Stevens at HIFF 2018 red carpet. America. But for the World.

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The International federation of film critics The International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique), is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for “the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interest.” It was founded in 1930 in Brussels, Belgium and currently has more than 50 participating countries. At the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival, FIPRESCI selected the Best Directorial Debut for a USA Narrative Film. We welcome FIPRESCI back this year to once again select a winner for this award. Carrying a FIPRESCI award recognition assists filmmakers in securing distributors. Thank you FIPRESCI for assisting Heartland Film with our mission of inspiring filmmakers and audiences. We are honored by your endorsement, and welcome these visiting members: Klaus Eder, General Secretary Klaus Eder is a major film critic from Germany. He serves on international juries in many festivals around the world. As an officer of the acclaimed FIPRESCI film critics association, Mr. Eder will be joined by three international film critics from FIPRESCI to announce the second annual FIPRESCI award at the Heartland International Film Festival.

Beat Glur, Switzerland Beat Glur is a film and music critic from Bern, Switzerland. He was the editorin-chief of the cultural news department of the Swiss News Agency for 16 years. Having worked as a programmer for numerous film festivals such as Rotterdam, Berlin, and Locarno, he has also been a member of the Cultural Commission of the Swiss Authors Organisation Suissimage and the Federal Film Commission – the advising board of the Swiss Government.

Müge Turan, Turkey Müge Turan studied sociology and film. She started her professional activity as public relations and journalist in the fields of music and film. Since 2008, she’s been the film department manager of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and she also currently does film criticism. She is also a radio programmer and DJ at Radyo Eksen, Açik Radyo since 2001.

Dennis West, USA Dennis West has taught in universities and cultural institutions in the United States, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. His publications include the monograph “Contemporary Brazilian Cinema,” as well as articles in “Jump Cut,” “Film Criticism,” and other journals and reference works. He has served as juror at many film festivals, such as Karlovy Vary, London, Valladolid, and Buenos Aires. He currently serves as Contributing Editor at the U.S. quarterly Cineaste.

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Festival Award Juries

Selection Process Submitted films are initially viewed by two screening committees–one each for Narrative Features and Documentary Features. These committees are comprised of 78 volunteer screeners, each of whom has taken a critical examination and been hand-selected by Heartland Film staff. Screeners watch each submitted film in its entirety and complete a detailed online review. These reviews help Heartland Film’s programming staff determine the strongest submissions each year. The five films in each category that best match Heartland Film’s mission are sent on to one of four jury committees. Consisting of film professionals, academics and critics, these juries ultimately select the Grand Prize Winner in each category. Read full jury bios on our website at heartlandfilm.org.

Narrative Features

Carlos Aguilar

Monica Castillo

Lela Meadow-Conner

Film Critic, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Film Critic Features Editor CherryPicks

Executive Director Film Festival Alliance Founder, mamafilm

Brian Owens

Yen Tan

Artistic Director Calgary International Film Festival

Filmmaker, 2018 HIFF Finalist “1985”

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Festival Award Juries

Documentary Features

Alyssa Fedele

Dr. Susan MacLaury

Ron Simon

Director, 2018 HIFF Social Impact Doc Winner, “The Rescue List”

Executive Director Shine Global

Curator, The Paley Center for Media

Shane Smith

Michael T. Workman

Director of Programming Hot Docs Canadian Int’l Documentary Festival

Senior Programmer Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Indiana Spotlight

Mika Brown

Daniel Arthur Jacobsen

Filmmaker “Eva: A-7063”

HIFF 2017 Indiana Spotlight, Director “Chatterbox”

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How to pick movies At Heartland Film, we seek to inspire filmmakers and audience members through the transformative power of film. Independent films are bold, daring, and innovative. They can take you out of your comfort zone to experience other viewpoints, cultures, and untold stories. Films can transform not only your mind, but how you view your entire world. Picking movies in a festival setting can be daunting! The below genres are used under each film synopsis to help you find the films that best fit your mood as well as themes that you find the most interesting, or would love to explore further: Action/Thriller The Arts Asian Experiences Black Experiences Comedy

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Health/Wellness International Jewish Experiences Latinx Experiences LGBTQ+

Muslim Experiences Native Experiences Romance Social Justice Sports

2019 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Award Categories Set to award $60,000 in cash prizes, the 2019 Heartland International Film Festival will announce all of its winners at Awards Brunch Saturday, October 19 at The Montage. The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award ($5,000 total award)

Indiana Spotlight Award ($2,000 total award)

The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award will honor a single winner, selected from the Festival’s feature-length narrative and documentary titles. The winning film will best embody the ongoing legacy of actor and national hero Jimmy Stewart and will demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit through determination and the defiance of odds, humble vulnerability, and courage in the face of adversity. Made possible by a partnership with The Stewart Family. Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards ($2,000 awards) One Narrative Feature and one Documentary Feature that showcase stories centered on the fight for equality, justice, or feature stories/subjects that have made an impact on society will be eligible for Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award consideration. Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contender ($2,000 award) HIFF is proud to present 20 of the films recently identified as their respective country’s official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards® in the category of Best International Feature Film (formerly Best Foreign Language Film), a category reserved for a feature-length motion picture produced outside the U.S. with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. As official country entries, these titles are officially on the Academy® longlist and will be considered as the shortlist and eventual nominations are announced in December and January. Audience Choice Awards (Winners announced post-festival) There will be four Audience Choice Awards (one each for the Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Special Presentation, and Indiana Spotlight categories) announced after the Festival concludes.

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Films with Hoosier ties, shot in Indiana or directed/ produced by Hoosiers are eligible for the Indiana Spotlight award. See the 2019 lineup on page 141. Best Premiere Awards ($2,000 awards) One Narrative Feature and one Documentary Feature holding its U.S. or World Premiere will be eligible for Best Premiere Award consideration. Humor & Humanity Award ($1,000 total award) One film will be awarded for best tastefully combining comedy and pathos to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Special Presentation (Winner announced post-festival) The Indiana Film Journalists Association (IFJA) is an organization of Indiana-based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary. IFJA was established to promote the art of film criticism in the Hoosier state, to support Indiana’s growing film industry, and to promote quality film criticism in Indiana. New for 2019, IFJA has partnered with the Heartland International Film Festival to award the best film within the Festival’s Special Presentation selections, consisting of Special Presentation films, and Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing event titles. FIPRESCI Best Directorial Debut for a USA Narrative Film The International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world. FIPRESCI has partnered with Heartland Film to award one USA Narrative Film with Best Directorial Debut.


2019 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Award Categories The Heartland International Film Festival features a $15,000 Grand Prize for both Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature categories and $1,000 for each Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature Finalist not chosen for the Grand Prize. These cash prizes inspire and assist filmmakers to push their craft, pay off debts, and pursue their next projects. Below are the films in competition for the Grand Prize Awards that will be announced at the Awards Brunch on Saturday, October 19. All 10 of these films are eligible for Audience Choice Awards. Narrative Feature Finalists ($15,000 total award)

Documentary Feature Finalists ($15,000 total award)

Colewell......................................................... Page 90

17 Blocks........................................................ Page 90

Director: Tom Quinn

Director: Davy Rothbart

The Garden Left Behind................................... Page 92

Ernie & Joe..................................................... Page 91

Director: Flavio Alves

Director: Jenifer McShane

Greener Grass................................................. Page 92

For Sama........................................................ Page 91

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

Guest Artist.................................................... Page 93

Jump Shot....................................................... Page 94

Director: Timothy Busfield

Director: Jacob Hamilton

House of Hummingbird .................................... Page 93

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements ......................... Page 94

Director: Bora Kim

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

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L A I C E SP EVENTS The Heartland International Film Festival offers much more beyond its film screenings; from red carpet events to parties at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge at Castleton Square Mall, the Festival offers unparalleled opportunities for film lovers to celebrate all across Indianapolis.

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SPecial events

Opening Night

Thursday, Oct. 10 / 7:00 pm

Film TBD

The Toby at Newfields

Check with the Festival Box Office or online at HeartlandFilmFestival.org for film details.

Opening Night Party: To follow screening in the Deer Zink Pavilion at Newfields Live Music: Sarah Scarbrough

Kick off the 2019 Heartland International Film Festival with fellow film lovers and filmmakers at a special event screening and an after-party featuring live music by Sarah Scarbrough, food, a cash bar, and dancing!

Tickets: Screening & Party: $40/ $34 members

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Centerpiece Screening Wednesday, Oct. 16 7:30 pm The Toby at Newfields

Film TBD Check with the Festival Box Office or online at HeartlandFilmFestival.org for film details.

Tickets: Screening: $13/ $11 members

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Spotlight Screenings

The Mummy

63 UP

Midnight Cowboy

20 TH ANNIVERSARY / 124 MINUTES PG-13 / 1999

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION / 128 MINUTES / UK / 2019

50 TH ANNIVERSARY / 113 MINUTES / R / 1969

Director: Stephen Sommers Special Guest: Brendan Fraser

Director: Michael Apted

A rousing, suspenseful, and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasureseeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters unwittingly set loose a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror, which is embodied in the vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead. Action/Thriller Actor Brendan Fraser scheduled to attend. Q&A moderated by film critic Pete Hammond to follow the screening.

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. “63 UP” is the latest in a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Current Events/History Director Michael Apted in attendance to receive Heartland Film’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Read honoree Michael Apted’s bio on page 18.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 7:15 PM The Toby at Newfields TICKETS: $25/$20 members

Director: John Schlesinger Special Guests: Michael Childers Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he’ll latch on to a rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a layabout named Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe’s hustling career just as Ratso’s health begins to deteriorate. Winner of three Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay), “Midnight Cowboy” is the only X-Rated film to win Best Picture. Drama Photographer Michael Childers in attendance with Bruce Fessier moderating Q&A.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TICKETS: $13/$11 members

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TICKETS: $13/$11 members

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Cultural Journey: Germany Thursday, Oct. 17 / 6:00 pm

Cultural Journey: Experience Germany Reception

The Toby at Newfields

Heartland Film has initiated a new and unique international program called Cultural Journey, a tribute to and a celebration of the cinema, culture, and cuisine of a specific country. The program began in 2017 with a look at the explosive cinema of India. In 2018, we explored the cultural highlights of Mexico. This year, Heartland Film will present eight stunning new feature films from Germany, as well as tastings of German delicacies at a special reception and screening event. Reception includes classic German food, German music by Monika Herzig, and a screening of “25 km/h.”

6:00 pm Reception 7:30 pm Film: 25 km/h Live Music: Monika Herzig Trio Tickets: Reception & Film: $40/ $34 members

Cultural Journey film schedule 25 km/h THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 7:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

Balloon FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 2:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Born in Evin

Cleo: If I Could Turn Back Time THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

How About Adolf FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Keeper TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 5:00 PM The Historic Artcraft Theatre

The Last Berliner FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

System Crasher WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

25 km/h

Balloon

NARRATIVE FEATURE 116 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE 125 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2018

Director: Markus Goller

Director: Michael Bully Herbig

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 7:30 PM

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 2:40 PM

After years of estrangement, brothers Christian and Georg finally cross paths again at their father’s funeral. Georg is extremely angry with Christian which results in a horrific fistfight at the cemetery. Finally, fueled with alcohol, and a rousing game of table tennis, they decide to fulfill a goal from childhood – a moped trip through Germany, confined to 25 km/h. “25km/h” plays with the theme of the American classic – “Easy Rider” – as they make their journey with laughter, outrageous arguments, and impetuous decisions. In the end, they find themselves, and each other – once again.

On a chilly night of September 1979, two families with their four children managed a spectacular escape from East Germany by sailing over a heavily fortified border in their homemade balloon. The Stasi police were right behind them. More than 800 lost their lives trying to cross that border. Wetzel, a bricklayer, and his friend, Strelzyk, an electrician, secretly sewed together their balloon from scratch. This was 10 years before the Berlin Wall finally came down.

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Cultural Journey: Germany Born in Evin DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 98 MINUTES / GERMANY, AUSTRIA / 2019

Cleo: If I Could Turn Back Time NARRATIVE FEATURE 99 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2019

Director: Maryam Zaree

Director: Erik Schmitt

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:20 PM

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 12:40 PM

Filmmaker and actress Maryam Zaree, embarks on a quest to discover the circumstances that were present at her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. She was born in Evin shortly after the Islamic Republic was established. Her parents were considered political dissidents and have refused to speak about the trauma of those days. Their silence instilled a mission, and now, 40 years later, Maryam will explore the circumstances of her birth even while the same repressive religious forces remain in power.

Cleo is a young woman obsessed with a desire to turn back time and undo the death of her parents. She meets Paul, who has a map that might lead to the treasure she’s dreaming of – a stolen magical clock. They set off on a crazy adventure through Berlin exploring its myths, legends, and dark underground. In the end, she’s confronted by the ultimate question: should she want to turn back time at all?

How About Adolf

The Keeper

NARRATIVE FEATURE 91 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE 120 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2018

Director: Sönke Wortmann

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 5:00 PM

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 5:00 PM Award-winning director Sönke Wortmann has crafted an outstanding social satire lathered in witty dialogue and perfect timing. We’re at a family and friends dinner when Thomas, deciding to be provocative, announces that he and his pregnant girlfriend plan to name their son Adolf. The scene escalates with lingering German guilt and angst over the Nazi past. Personal secrets and truths are dragged to light, kicking and screaming. Unforgivable things are said; it’s a feast of childhood transgressions and suppressed passions. Nothing is hidden, nothing is forgotten.

She finds him in a local Nazi POW camp outside Manchester at the end of WWII when hostility towards Germany is palpable. He is the famous footballer Bert Trautmann; “The Keeper” is based on his personal story. Bert’s football skills are noted by Manchester City and they pick him up as a goalie. His signing causes outrage within the community but Margaret campaigns for him and gets support from a local Rabbi. Bert’s talent shines at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Manchester City by playing despite a broken neck.

The Last Berliner

System Crasher

NARRATIVE FEATURE 97 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE 118 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2019

Director/Writer: Gregor Erler

Director: Nora Fingscheidt

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:00 AM

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:20 PM

The last un-renovated building in a trendy neighborhood is being emptied. The former tenants are moving out, but one man refuses to budge. His son tries to convince him to move into social housing but he won’t leave his beloved apartment of 40 years. The situation escalates, getting completely out of hand. When a young policeman arrives, the son is forced to finally take a stand. This is a thriller about the cost of gentrification and the good souls who lose along the way.

Benni is a nine-year-old “system crasher” with the face of an angel. She’s small but dangerous – a child who breaks every single rule and falls through the cracks of social services. All she wants is to be with her beloved mother. But mommy can’t cope. She only adds to the child’s pain, frustration, and rage. All seems lost until she meets Micha – her school escort. Can he make the difference? Also a part of our Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contender Program as the official German entry.


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Awards Brunch

Saturday, Oct. 19 / 11:00 am

At Awards Brunch, we will recognize the best independent filmmakers from all over the world and bestow the Festival’s top prizes, which include the following:

The Montage

» $15,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature

11:00 am Brunch 12:00 pm Awards Presentation 12:30 pm Open Filmmaker Q&A

» $15,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature » $5,000 Prize for the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award

Live DJ

» $2,000 Prize for the Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contender

Tickets: $30/$25 members

» $2,000 Prize for Best U.S./World Premieres Narrative Feature » $2,000 Prize for Best U.S./World Premieres Documentary Feature » $2,000 Prize for Best Indiana Spotlight Film » $2,000 Prize for Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award, Narrative Feature

Sponsored by:

The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation

» $2,000 Prize for Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award, Documentary Feature » $1,000 Prize for Humor & Humanity Award » FIPRESCI Best Directorial Debut for a USA Narrative Film

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge Schedule The Social Hub of the Heartland International Film Festival Located outside AMC Castleton Square 14, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge will serve as a fun and casual party area featuring special screening parties as well as panels and happy hours. A great place to meet and mingle with filmmakers, the Lounge serves alcohol via cash bar and plays host to panels and Q&As.

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge From Friday, October 11 - Saturday, October 19, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge will be free to the public daily from 12:00 - 11:00 p.m. when there is not a private event. Feel free to stop in, grab a drink, and mingle with filmmakers! Panels are free but require a ticket for entry. Reserve your ticket online or at the Festival Box Office! Friday, October 11

Wednesday, October 16

12:00 pm 9:00 pm

12:00 pm 9:15 pm

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE “The Great Alaskan Race” After-Party................................ FREE

Thursday, October 17

Saturday, October 12 12:00 pm 11:00 am 3:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 9:45 pm

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE Festival Formula Brunch Panel............................................. FREE TIME Magazine Panel............................................................. FREE Meet the Filmmakers Party.................................................... FREE Drinks and Dancing w/ DJ..................................................... FREE “63UP” After-Party.................................................................. FREE

Sunday, October 13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE “Whelm” Panel........................................................................... FREE Happy Hour Sponsored by Coppola Wines ($2 wine)........................................................ FREE

Monday, October 14 12:00 pm

12:00 pm 4:00 pm

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE Happy Hour Sponsored by Coppola Wines ($2 wine)........................................................ FREE

Friday, October 18 12:00 pm 9:15 pm

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE “Samir” After-Party.................................................................. FREE

Saturday, October 19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE Happy Hour Sponsored by Sun King ($2 beer) ��������������� FREE Meet the Filmmakers Party.................................................... FREE

Sunday, October 20

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Tuesday, October 15 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 9:15 pm

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE “Ms. White Light” After-Party.............................................. FREE

Bar Open to ALL (21+)........................................................... FREE Drinks and Live Music............................................................. FREE “Midnight Cowboy” After-Party........................................... FREE

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U.S. & World Premieres 1275 Days DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Carlye Rubin, Katie Green

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

After a botched home invasion, 15-year-old Blake and his friends find themselves facing a virtual life prison sentence for Felony Murder. Branded The Elkhart 4, he is lucky to have the unwavering support of his single mother, Angie and teenage girlfriend, Katherine. A Davidand-Goliath uphill battle ensues in Elkhart, Indiana. They take on the system in hopes of a second chance.

See page 103 for full film details

Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 87 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Julie Sokolow

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drawn from Mark Baumer’s self-recorded footage, Julie Sokolow’s riveting documentary examines the obsessions that drove Mark to walk barefoot for over 100 days through America. A writer and environmentalist with an eccentric sense of humor, Baumer aspires to save Earth from climate change through his walk. When Baumer’s journey turns tragic the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, family and friends are left asking questions.

See page 108 for full film details

The Great Alaskan Race NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 84 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Brian Presley

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:20 PM

After overcoming personal tragedy, widowed father and champion musher, Leonhard ‘Sepp’ Seppala steps up in the midst of a diphtheria outbreak in Nome, Alaska to deliver the anti-toxin to the hospital. With his own child’s life on the line, Sepp battles the impossible, accompanied by his pack of sled dogs.

AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 117 for full film details

House of Champions DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 60 MINUTES / NEW ZEALAND / 2019 Directors: Vivienne Kernick, Kirsty Griffin

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In small town New Zealand, flatmates Jono, Celeste, and Carla begin a rigorous training regime for the upcoming Special Olympics. Personal trainer Fiona has her work cut out as these three have other ideas. Will they reach the podium, or will life, love, politics, and parties get in the way?

See page 118 for full film details

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U.S. & World Premieres Koko: A Red Dog Story NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 78 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2019 Directors: Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 7:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

The true story of Koko, a dog whose strange good fortune and innate ability to connect with people allow him to navigate his local community, the world of show dog competitions and his rise to stardom and ultimate legacy of helping other dogs in shelters. From the makers of past Heartland International Film Festival Grand Prize winners “Red Dog” and “Red Dog: True Blue.”

See page 122 for full film details

Lovers NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 82 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2019 Director: Rebecca Panian A couple decides to end their relationship after three years due to him receiving a job offer in New York. For him, all that matters is self-improvement. She, on the other hand, needs consistency and community. They spend the last 24 hours in Berlin together to say goodbye in dignity. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In German with English subtitles.

See page 125 for full film details

Man Camp NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 94 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Nate James Bakke

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 2:50 PM

It’s Man Camp weekend, the few days every year when brothers Adam, Tim, and Kevin head to the family cabin to memorialize their dad. When they arrive to discover their mom with some new guy she apparently plans on marrying, the trip becomes a wild test to determine his worthiness.

AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 126 for full film details

My Home India DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 62 MINUTES / INDIA, POLAND / 2019 Director: Anjali Bhushan

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 127 for full film details

There is a lot of information about World War II in both films and history books, but little is known about what happened to the Poles who survived Soviet Siberian labour camps and found their way into India. They have different stories to tell but have one common link – Kira Banasinska. The wife of Eugene Banasinski, the first Polish Consul General of Poland in Bombay, Kira was instrumental in seeing that thousands of Poles found safe passage and home in India. The film is a rare collection of previously unseen archives combined with first-hand testimonies from the survivors – a discovery of the extraordinary. In English and Polish with English subtitles.

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U.S. & World Premieres A New Christmas NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Dani Tenenbaum

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:10 PM

With his life falling apart, a grieving man faces the holidays for the first time without his beloved mother, who died unexpectedly last Christmas Eve. With the help of friends, family, and a surprising visitor along the way, he will learn the true meaning of Christmas, while trying to figure out how to put the pieces of his life back together.

AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 128 for full film details

The Old Man and the Pond NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 90 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Jason Mac On the run and bleeding, a young man ends up at a pond house where he meets an old man (Tobin Bell) and holds him hostage in his own home. As the days pass, they learn that they might not have been looking for each other... but they may have been brought together for a reason. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 129 for full film details

Samir NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 96 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Directors: Chateaubriand Bezerra, Michael Basha, Sarah Gross, Reeyaz Habib, Sade Clacken Joseph, Julia Kennedy, Maria De Sanctis, Christina Jun, Sohil Vaidya

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 7:30 PM

A young American of Middle Eastern descent is framed in the wake of the September 11 attacks and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Thirteen years later, with the help of a rogue CIA operative, he returns to Los Angeles under a false identity to exact revenge.

AMC Castleton Square 14

In English, Arabic, and Farsi with English subtitles.

See page 134 for full film details

Syndrome K DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 72 MINUTES / USA, ITALY / 2019 Director: Stephen Edwards “Syndrome K” tells the true story of three courageous Roman Catholic doctors that made up a deadly and fake disease to save Roman Jews from deportation at the hands of the Nazis. MONDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:10 PM

In Italian and English with English subtitles.

AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 143 for full film details

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U.S. & World Premieres System Crasher NARRATIVE FEATURE / CULTURAL JOURNEY: GERMANY / 118 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2019 Director: Nora Fingscheidt

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 41 for full film details

Benni is a nine-year-old “system crasher” with the face of an angel. She’s small but dangerous – a child who breaks every single rule and falls through the cracks of social services. All she wants is to be with her beloved mother, but mommy can’t cope. She only adds to the child’s pain, frustration, and rage. All seems lost until she meets Micha – her school escort. Can he make the difference? In German and English with English subtitles.

We Shall Not Die Now DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 104 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Ashton Gleckman

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 144 for full film details

“We Shall Not Die Now” explores the Holocaust, where between 1939 and 1945, over six million Jews and 11 million others were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime. Seventy-five years after the conclusion of the war, this film seeks to explore not only the horrific human tragedy and what we can learn from it, but the resilience of those that rebuilt their lives in spite of the unimaginable.

Whelm NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 114 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Skyler Lawson

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:45 PM

“Whelm” is a thriller set deep in the Great Depression where two estranged brothers get tangled in a rivalry between a legendary bank robber and an eccentric young criminal. Through a series of bizarre occurrences, they find they are part of a larger historic scheme. Premiere presented on 35mm Kodak Film.

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L A I C E SP Presentations Don’t miss these one-time exclusive screenings of Hollywood sneak peeks and limited releases!


Special Presentations

63 UP

By the Grace of God

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / 138 MINUTES UK / 2019 / BBC FILMS

NARRATIVE FEATURE / 137 MINUTES BELGIUM, FRANCE / 2018 / MUSIC BOX FILMS

Director: Michael Apted Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. “63 UP” is the latest in a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Current Events/History Suitable for most audiences, parental guidance suggested. Director Michael Apted scheduled to attend to receive Heartland Film’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Read honoree Michael Apted’s bio on page 18.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Dolor y gloria / Pain and Glory NARRATIVE FEATURE / 113 MINUTES SPAIN / 2019 / SONY PICTURES CLASSICS Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Director: François Ozon “By the Grace of God” tells the story of three adult men — Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), François (Denis Ménochet), and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud) — who band together to expose the code of silence that continues to enable a priest who abused them as boys. Their experiences powerfully illustrate the varying effects that the trauma of abuse causes on individuals and their families for years. The true story upon which the film is based is an ongoing scandal in France, with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon, convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of Father Preynat. Winner of the Silver Berlin Bear Award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Current Events/History, Drama, International Contains mature themes. In French with English subtitles. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Pedro Almodóvar’s wistful and deeply personal “Pain and Glory” tells the story of aging film director Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) as he reunites with people from his past, triggering memories of key emotional moments in his childhood and his glory days. “Pain and Glory” is about the difficulty of separating creation from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. The film had its international premiere in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Also starring Penelope Cruz. Drama, International, LGBTQ+ Contains drug use, graphic nudity, and strong language. In Spanish with English subtitles. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Special Presentations

Eva: A-7063

Gods and Monsters

Il traditore / The Traitor

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / 88 MINUTES USA, POLAND, ROMANIA, ISRAEL, GERMANY, ENGLAND / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / 105 MINUTES / USA 1998 / BRENDAN FRASER RETROSPECTIVE

NARRATIVE FEATURE / 145 MINUTES ITALY, FRANCE, BRAZIL, GERMANY / 2019 SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Director: Ted Green As a 10-year-old “Mengele Twin,” Eva Kor survived the experiments of the Nazis’ “Angel of Death.” At 50, she launched the biggest manhunt in history. At 84, she urgently circled the globe to promote the controversial lesson her jaw-dropping journey has taught: healing through forgiveness. Narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner and featuring spectacular new footage shot around the world, “Eva” tells the full, unvarnished story of this historic figure for the first time, bolstered by interviews with Holocaust experts, celebrities she’s moved (Elliott Gould, Wolf Blitzer), fellow survivors she’s enraged, and myriad young people whose lives she’s changed — and in many cases saved. Above all this diminutive woman stands as a triumph of the human spirit and an irrepressible voice for the voiceless — “she represents the best in humanity,” Blitzer says — and “Eva” will be her legacy piece. Biography, Jewish Experiences, Current Events/History

Director: Bill Condon Once a powerful Hollywood director best known for “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein,” James Whale (Ian McKellen) is long since retired and in increasingly poor health. His stalwart housekeeper, Hanna (Lynn Redgrave), quietly disapproves of Whale’s faceless, nameless parade of young gay lovers, but when the director takes an interest in new gardener Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser), a former Marine and Korean War veteran, it seems to be for something more than his usual casual conquest. This partially fictionalized account of Whale’s last days is based on Christopher Bram’s novel “Father of Frankenstein” and won an Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay. Drama, Current Events/History Rated R for sexual material and language. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:20 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains disturbing images and mature themes. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 5:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

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Director: Marco Bellocchio Sicilian mafioso Tommaso Buscetta riled public attention by complying with the authorities, the first Mafia boss in known memory to do so. Despite his previous status, he became known as “pentito”, or “traitor,” as he shed light on the intimate details of the mob world to the police. Inspired by true events. “The Traitor” competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Drama, International Contains violence, sexual content, and nudity. In Italian, Sicilian, Portuguese, and English with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Special Presentations

Mickey and the Bear

The Quiet American

NARRATIVE FEATURE / 88 MINUTES USA / 2019 / CIRCLE COLLECTIVE

NARRATIVE FEATURE / 101 MINUTES / USA 2002 / BRENDAN FRASER RETROSPECTIVE

Director: Annabelle Attanasio

Director: Phillip Noyce

It’s April in Anaconda, Montana, and headstrong teenager, Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone) is doing what she can to keep her single, veteran father (James Badge Dale) afloat, navigating his mercurial moods, opioid addiction, and grief over the loss of his wife. Secretly, Mickey fantasizes of going to college on the west coast and finally living life on her own terms. When Hank’s controlling, jealous behavior turns destructive, Mickey must decide between familial obligation and personal fulfillment as she puts everything on the line to claim her own independence.

From the classic novel by Graham Greene comes a murder mystery centered on a love triangle set against the French Indochina War in Vietnam, circa 1952. It’s the story of a veteran English journalist (Michael Caine), a young American (Brendan Fraser), and a beautiful Vietnamese woman (Thi Hai Yen Do) caught between them. This is a world where nothing is what it seems — suffused with opium, intrigue, and betrayal.

Drama Contains mature themes, drug use, strong language, and sexual content.

Drama, Current Events/History Rated R for images of violence and some language. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:40 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / 87 MINUTES USA / 2019 / ZEITGEIST FILMS AND KINO LORBER Director: Matt Wolf Long before our current era of “fake news,” Marion Stokes was amassing an incredible archive in an effort to protect and tell the truth. Beginning with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979 and ending in 2012 with the massacre at Sandy Hook, Stokes archived and preserved the television that others were not. She recorded an incredible 70,000 VHS tapes capturing wars, triumphs, catastrophes, and more. The archive reveals the past and how it shaped television and the present moment. Current Events/History, Black Experiences Suitable for most audiences; parental guidance suggested. SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 2:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

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Special Presentations

Running With Beto

Slay the Dragon

Synonyms

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / 94 MINUTES USA / 2019 / HBO

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / 101 MINUTES USA / 2019 / MAGNOLIA PICTURES

Director: David Modigliani

Directors: Barak Goodman, Chris Durrance

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / 123 MINUTES FRANCE, ISRAEL, GERMANY / 2019 KINO LORBER

This behind-the-scenes documentary follows Beto O’Rourke’s rise from virtual unknown to national political sensation through his bold attempt to unseat Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate. The film reveals challenges and triumphs of an unconventional campaign as Beto navigates an onslaught of negative advertising and inevitable strain on his family. Current Events/History Contains strong language. TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

Gerrymandering has been a popular topic recently, and for good reason. Beyond the blatant political interests fueling the practice, gerrymandering has led to an erosion of democracy, a disregard for the voter, and without it, various events in the past years would not have been pulled off. “Slay the Dragon” draws direct connections between this practice and the Flint water crisis, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s removal of collective bargaining for public employees, bathroom bills, racism, and voter ID laws. Current Events/History Contains mature themes. SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Director: Nadav Lapid Young Israeli ex-soldier Yoav moves to Paris hoping to escape his national identity. After his first night, Yoav wakes up naked in an empty apartment with all of his belongings gone, and is soon taken in by a neighboring, young, wealthy couple. Armed with a pocket-sized French dictionary, Yoav refuses to speak his native Hebrew as he desperately tries to immerse himself in French society. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid (“The Kindergarten Teacher,” “Policeman”), “Synonyms” explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Drama, Current Events/History Contains nudity, strong language, and mature themes. In French and Hebrew with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

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Special Presentations

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORTS / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 72 MINUTES / USA Earlier this year, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge celebrated its sixth year of giving filmmakers – with and without disabilities – the opportunity to collaborate and tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest – open to all – that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, aspiring storytellers are prompted to creatively write, produce, and complete a short film in only 55 hours. We hope you enjoy these 13 finalists from the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge! Second Date - When his date goes wrong, a boy uses his wheelchair to go back in time and fix it.

Human Helper - In the near future, artificially intelligent robots, otherwise known as human helpers, are a regular part of life. However, they’re not very inclusive. Dr. Rachel Hubbert and her assistant, Tony have made it their mission to make them not ableist. The Call - What if you found out you only had three minutes to live? Sound and Silence - After a hard of hearing man loses his family in a nuclear attack, he must explore the unknown to try and find community and a home. I Can - A young woman is taunted by friends and family. She must figure out if it is something sinister or if there is a larger meaning behind it all... Take It Back - Set in the year 2030, “Take It Back” follows a woman who travels back in time to prevent the accident that left her paralyzed when she was a young girl, making a few unexpected stops along the way.

Vanished - “Inception” meets “Groundhog Day” as Alice’s friends begin to disappear and she must choose between constantly reliving the same nightmare, or vanishing into the unknown. Goodbye Dessa - When a boy with Down syndrome discovers that the woman raising him is a top secret government android with the power to control humanity, he must face the biggest decision of his life. And so must the android. Synthesis - A woman discovers a surprising truth, and faces a life-or-death choice: to hide her differences or embrace her inner power.

The Want - The unknown is frightening. A visit from a stranger heals one mother’s fears, bringing her peace. Parents Inc. - A girl living in a post-apocalyptic world struggles with the new reality she lives in, being a teenager, and unreasonable parents. How she handles it may surprise you! I/O - A man struggles to reveal to his girlfriend that he’s been dating her through his robot.

Only Human - In the not-so-distant future, recent divorcée Angel hesitates to explore the unfamiliar dating scene. She resorts to using her A.I. assistant, Ro-Bud, for emotional support, but can that come from a brainless bot, or must she find her strength within?

MONDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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l e n Pa discussions Heartland International Film Festival is excited to present panel discussions exploring various aspects of the filmmaking industry including film distribution, Indiana filmmaking, and more!

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Panel Discussions

All panel discussions are free and open to the public, but they do require a ticket for admittance. Be sure to reserve your ticket online or at the box office while seats are still available! All panel discussions will take place at the Castleton Square Mall in the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge.

Panel Schedule Saturday, October 12 - 11:00 am Talking Strategy: Distribution and Film Festivals .......................................................................................................................... FREE Saturday, October 12 - 3:00 pm From TIME Cover Story to Feature Film ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ FREE Saturday, October 12 - 7:30 pm Meet the Filmmakers Party ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FREE Sunday, October 13 - 1:00 pm “Whelm:” Making the Indiana Epic on Film ...................................................................................................................................... FREE Friday, October 18 - 7:30 pm Meet the Filmmakers Party ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FREE

Meet the filmmakers party Like a film? Want to know how they captured that shot? Did your fifth question not make it in the Q&A? Come out to get one-on-one time with our worldwide HIFF filmmakers traveling to our very own Hoosier state!

Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 pm Friday, October 18 at 7:30 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge at Castleton Square Mall Tickets: Free, but required for entry

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Panel Discussions

Talking Strategy: Distribution and Film Festivals Festival Formula is the culmination of over 15 years’ experience strategizing film festival submissions. They cater for a large slate of films, offering filmmakers consultancy at different points in their careers. Festival Formula is all about enabling filmmakers and their teams to realize the potential and their film’s impact within the global industry. Founder & CEO Katie McCullough and Submissions Coordinator & Festival Liaison Manager Ian Bignell will chat about the benefits of the film festival circuit, your best approach (from genre, budget, tone, looking at assets within the project to exploit), and what to expect (not a one-stop shop for distribution and sales agents but springboard for kudos building).

Saturday, October. 12 11:00 am Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge at Castleton Square Mall Tickets: Free, but required for entry

Ian Bignell

Katie McCullough

Light breakfast food will be provided.

from TIME cover story to feature film Following a screening of “Paradise Without People,” the first documentary feature produced by TIME, join us for an extended conversation. In the fall of 2016, TIME magazine followed two Syrian refugees, Taimaa, 25, and Nour, 23, as they prepared to give birth and raise children far from the homes they fled in Syria, capturing an intimate journey into the female experience of the refugee crisis. Through reporting, video, and photography, Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, and Francesca Trianni have covered this story in a new, compelling way. In this panel, director Francesca Trianni and supervising producer Justine Simons will deconstruct how the TIME team used social media, an award-winning interactive and powerful feature length documentary to create and disseminate in-depth stories on multiple platforms.

Francesca Trianni

Justine Simons

Saturday, Oct. 12 3:00 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge at Castleton Square Mall Tickets: Free, but required for entry

Paradise Without People SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Whelm: Making the indiana epic on film 1:00 pm

Before seeing the world premiere of “Whelm” later in the evening, join Director/Writer Skyler Lawson and Cinematographer Ed Herrera as they discuss the making of the film and process of shooting entirely on Kodak 16mm film right here in Indiana.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Lounge at Castleton Square Mall

“Whelm” is a thriller set deep in the Great Depression where two estranged brothers get tangled in a rivalry between a legendary bank robber and an eccentric young criminal. Through a series of bizarre occurrences, they are forced to claim allegiance to one, as they hunt down the other. As they dig deeper for the truth they find that they are part of a larger historic scheme.

Sunday, October 13

Tickets: Free, but required for entry

Whelm

Skyler Lawson

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 1:00 PM The Toby at Newfields THURSDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Ed Herrera


Directed by women The #DirectedbyWomen movement originated in Indiana when film lover Barbara Ann O’Leary invited film lovers everywhere to join together in September 2015 for a Worldwide Film Viewing Party celebrating women directors and their films. The invitation sparked the imagination of filmmakers, film lovers, cinema programmers and other cinephiles. Do-It-Yourself events — large and small — surfaced in various countries around the globe and the #DirectedbyWomen hashtag served to weave together the growing community. The Worldwide Film Viewing Party has become an annual tradition, and September has become identified as Woman Director Awareness Month. The #DirectedbyWomen initiative is active throughout the year: inspiring film lovers to discover, explore, celebrate and share the work of women directors from all periods of cinema history, all parts of the world, and all stages of their careers. O’Leary has built a #DirectedbyWomen database of women directors, which currently lists more than 10,000 directors and is continually being expanded. A team of volunteers interview filmmakers for the #DirectedbyWomen Conversation Series and contribute blog posts about the work of women directors for the Insights Series. Narrative Features Directed by Women: One Man Dies a Million Times......Page 129 American Woman......................Page 105 Director: Jessica Oreck Director: Semi Chellas Pop-Pop is Dead........................Page 131 Boy Genius...............................Page 108 Directors: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde Director: Bridget Stokes Samir........................................Page 134 A Girl From Mogadishu..............Page 116 Directors: Chateaubriand Bezerra, Michael Basha, Sarah Gross, Reeyaz Habib, Sade Director: Mary McGuckian Clacken Joseph, Julia Kennedy, Maria De Go Back to China......................Page 116 Sanctis, Christina Jun, Sohil Vaidya Director: Emily Ting South Mountain .........................Page 135 Greener Grass.............................Page 92 Director: Hilary Brougher Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe The Sweet Requiem ...................Page 136 House of Hummingbird................Page 93 Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam Director: Bora Kim System Crasher............................Page 41 Imaginary Order........................Page 119 Director: Nora Fingscheidt Director: Debra Eisenstadt When We Last Spoke..................Page 138

Born in Evin................................Page 41 Director: Maryam Zaree

In a New York Minute.................Page 120 Director: Joanne Hock Director: Ximan Li Documentary Features Directed by Women: International Falls.....................Page 120 1275 Days.................................Page 103 Director: Amber McGinnis Directors: Carlye Rubin, Katie Green

The Dog Doc............................Page 111 Director: Cindy Meehl

Boys Who Like Girls..................Page 108 Director: Inka Achté ¡Boza!.......................................Page 109 Director: Sydney Bowie Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War.....Page 109 Director: Kerry David Cachada - The Opportunity.........Page 109 Director: Marlén Viñayo China Love...............................Page 111 Director: Olivia Martin-McGuire The Condor & The Eagle.............Page 111 Directors: Sophie & Clement Guerra

Ernie & Joe.................................Page 91 Director: Jenifer McShane

Justine......................................Page 121 ...As If They Were Angels...........Page 104 Facing the Dragon.....................Page 113 Director: Stephanie Turner Directors: Terry Strauss Director: Sedika Mojadidi Lovers......................................Page 125 Always in Season.......................Page 104 For Sama....................................Page 91 Director: Rebecca Panian Director: Jacqueline Olive Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Lucky Grandma.........................Page 125 Anbessa....................................Page 106 Going Attractions: The Definitive Story Director: Sasie Sealy Director: Mo Scarpelli of the Movie Palace ...................Page 116 Mickey and the Bear.....................Page 61 Attla.........................................Page 107 Director: April Wright Director: Annabelle Attanasio Director: Catharine Axley Grit.........................................Page 117 Mother’s Little Helpers...............Page 126 Band Geeks...............................Page 107 Directors: Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander Director: Kestrin Pantera Director: Morgan Elliott Honeyland.................................Page 73 Namdev Bhau in search Barefoot: Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov of Silence...................................Page 128 The Mark Baumer Story .............Page 108 House of Champions..................Page 118 Director: Dar Gai Director: Julie Sokolow Directors: Vivienne Kernick, Kirsty Griffin

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Directed by women Documentary Features Directed by Women Continued:

Paradise Without People.............Page 130 Indiana Spotlight Features Directed by Women: Director: Francesca Trianni

However Long...........................Page 118 Pipe Dreams..............................Page 130 Last Year at the Crossing............Page 142 Director: Jenny Mackenzie Director: Kathy Bruner Director: Stacey Tenenbaum I Am Human..............................Page 119 The R-Word...............................Page 132 The MisEducation of Bindu......... Page 142 Director: Prarthana Mohan Director: Amanda Lukoff Directors: Taryn Southern, Elena Gaby The Infiltrators...........................Page 120 The Remix Hip Hop X Fashion.....Page 132 Director: Lisa Cortés, Farah X Directors: Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera Indy Shorts Winners Directed by Women: Latter Day Jew...........................Page 122 Right to Harm............................Page 133 Brotherhood...............................Page 98 Directors: Matt Wechsler, Annie Speicher Director: Aliza Rosen Director: Meryam Joobeur Leftover Women.........................Page 123 Romantic Comedy.......................Page 133 The Burdens They Carry............... Pate 99 Director: Elizabeth Sankey Directors: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia Director: Alyssa Andrews Stalag Luft III-One Man’s Story...Page 135 Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary..............Page 124 Director: Louise Woehrle Directors: Ben Garvin, Lindsey Seavert Well Groomed............................Page 137 Moonlight Sonata........................Page 94 Director: Rebecca Stern Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky What We Left Unfinished............Page 138

Hors Piste..................................Page 98 Directors: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet INDY-viduals: Rising Above.........Page 98 Directors: Adele Reich, Hope Stauffer

Mind My Mind............................Page 99 My Home India..........................Page 127 Director: Mariam Ghani Director: Floor Adams Director: Anjali Bhushan A Woman’s Work: the NFL’s My Indiana Muse........................Page 128 Cheerleader Problem..................Page 139 St. Louis Superman......................Page 99 Directors: Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan Directors: Ric Serena, Jen Serena Director: Yu Gu

5050X2020 Pledge commitment In January 2019, Heartland Film officially signed on to the 5050×2020 Pledge to solidify its commitment to gender parity in its programming. The Pledge was first introduced at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and strives for better gender representation and transparency by the year 2020. At HIFF 2019, 5 of the 10 (50%) competition Finalists and 43% of the films in the overall lineup are directed by women. At Indy Shorts 2019, 8 of the 15 (53%) competition Finalists and 47% of the films in the overall lineup were directed by women. All three Indy Shorts top Grand Prize winners (Animated Short and the Academy Award®-qualifying Narrative and Documentary Short categories) were directed by women. In its 2018 programming, 4 out of 5 top Grand Prize winners--accounting for more than $70,000 in cash prizes and an Academy Award®-qualifying shorts category--were directed by women and more than 50 percent of jury members and screening committee members were female. Beyond the 5050×2020 pledge, Heartland Film has formed an official partnership with the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) based in Los Angeles. Heartland Film is the first organization to commit to the Dorothy Arzner Partnership, AWD’s top partner level which guarantees a programmed block of AWD films and complimentary submission waivers for all AWD members. Indy Shorts featured a block of AWD member-directed short films this July. As a founding member of the Film Festival Alliance, a nonprofit networking organization that develops and fosters collaboration among mission-driven film festivals across North America, Heartland Film shares a growing commitment to gender parity: “Film Festival Alliance represents more than 160 mission-driven festivals, who as a collective, are dedicated to equal representation within our organizations and the film festival industry as a whole,” said Executive Director Lela MeadowConner. “Throughout 2019 and beyond, we will be introducing additional resources for our membership, that advocate for greater accessibility to inclusive programming for both festivals and filmmakers; as well as addressing intersectionality initiatives as they obtain to organizational leadership. We are proud of our founding member Heartland Film for taking the important steps to prioritize parity within their film festival programming.”

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GREAT FILMS COME ALIVE WITH GREAT SOUND.

Since 2002, Earshot Audiopost has been the Midwest’s first call for Emmy Award-winning sound for films, documentaries, radio, television, original music, podcasts, web and more. Congratulations to this year’s Heartland Film Festival participants and award winners!


Best International Feature film oscar® contenders Best International Feature Film Oscar® Contenders Screenings & Showtimes

In 2017, the Heartland International Film Festival premiered a new series– specifically a program of films nominated for the Best International Feature Film Academy Award®. Nine films out of approximately 97 submissions to the Academy® of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are initially selected, with a final total of five films being put forward to the active Academy voting members. The winner is announced during the annual gala event, the Academy Awards®.

Film titles and details will be available at the box office and online at HeartlandFilmFestival.org.

Saturday, Oct. 12 - AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 International Film 1.....................................................10:00 am International Film 2.......................................................1:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 12 - AMC Castleton Square 14 International Film 3.....................................................3:10 pm Sunday, Oct. 13 - AMC Castleton Square 14 International Film 4.................................................... 12:00 pm International Film 5.......................................................2:20 pm International Film 6.......................................................4:50 pm

The films selected are nominated by representatives from the various guilds, film organizations, and memberships that make up the national industry of any specific country. The films receiving this award bring great honor to the director, producer, and the producing country.

Sunday, Oct. 13 - AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 International Film 7.......................................................5:00 pm International Film 8.......................................................7:30 pm

The Best International Feature Film category does not require films to be released in the United States, but they must have been presented theatrically for seven days in the country of origin. The “nationality” of a film is less important to the Academy® than the language, which must be primarily “non-English.” Films must not have been transmitted on television or the Internet, and the majority of creative control must come from the submitting country.

Monday, Oct. 14 - AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 International Film 9.......................................................2:45 pm International Film 10.....................................................7:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 15 - AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 International Film 11.....................................................2:15 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 15 - AMC Castleton Square 14

For the Heartland International Film Festival, we have corresponded with national film agencies that submit films to the Academy.® As most of the films are announced in mid-September, it is not possible to include the titles in this program catalogue. We will assemble a program of strong, compelling films that speak to their national heritage. Some films may be challenging, perhaps incomprehensible, but all represent the hopes and dreams of the producing country. We will honor their selection in our program.

International Film 12.....................................................2:50 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 16 - AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 International Film 13.................................................. 12:15 pm International Film 15.....................................................5:15 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 16 - AMC Castleton Square 14 International Film 14.....................................................2:20 pm

System Crasher (Germany).......................................7:30 pm

Hannah Fisher International Film Programmer

Thursday, Oct. 17 - AMC Castleton Square 14 International Film 16.....................................................2:50 pm

Program made possible by:

Friday, Oct. 18 - AMC Castleton Square 14 International Film 17.................................................. 12:10 pm

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Friday, Oct. 18 - AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 International Film 18.....................................................7:30 pm


awards season spotlight

Awards season spotlight

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

Series Programmer: Greg Sorvig

SCHEDULE

91 MINUTES / USA / 2019 / HULU

Entering Awards Season with major buzz, these special presentation documentary features range from those released earlier in the year to films fresh off premieres at TIFF, Venice, and Telluride.

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields The Apollo TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Apollo 11 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:30 PM The Historic Artcraft Theatre Ask Dr. Ruth SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Director: Ben Berman After Johnathan is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given one year to live, he’s forced to retire his act. Cut to three years later: Johnathan is not dead, much to everyone’s amazement, and documentarian Ben Berman films the illusionist on an epic comeback tour. But as their mutual journey kicks off, Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiraling into uncertainty. Embracing this unforeseen obstacle, Ben delves deeper to determine what is truth and what is illusion.

Honeyland THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Midnight Traveler

Ask Dr. Ruth

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 3:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

100 MINUTES / USA / 2019 HULU

Mike Wallace is Here

Director: Ryan White

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 5:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

Dr. Ruth Westheimer began her career in media as a radio personality on 1980’s “Sexually Speaking.” An unexpected hit, the show catapulted Westheimer into an unlikely celebrity career, where she promoted a positive and transparent dialogue around sex and revolutionized the way people understand sexuality. But even after helping so many others, few know Westheimer’s own story. Born in 1928 in Germany as the only child of Orthodox Jews, Dr. Ruth escaped the Holocaust as a child, eventually emigrating to the United States in the 1950s. Her own experiences with love, sex, and loss are revealed to have shaped the distinctive character we all know today.

Sea of Shadows SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

The Cave

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 3:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Mike Wallace is Here

Midnight Traveler 90 MINUTES / USA, UK, CANADA, QATAR / 2018 / OSCILLOSCOPE

90 MINUTES / USA / 2018 MAGNOLIA PICTURES

Director: Hassan Fazili

Director: Avi Belkin “Midnight Traveler” is a feature-length autobiographical documentary chronicling the struggles of family of Afghan filmmakers on the run after becoming targets of the Taliban. Touching on topics of broad political interest like the refugee crisis in Europe, the film puts a human face on these issues by providing first-person access to one family’s choices, anxieties, and hopes as they try to survive deportation, a life in hiding, and the smuggling route to Europe.

In Afghan Persian with English subtitles.

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Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of “60 Minutes’” fearsome newsman, Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting journalistic style loose on himself, who is considered by many to be the inventor of the form. Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the biggest figures of the 20th century. During 50 years on the air, his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America has come to expect from broadcasters.


awards season spotlight The Apollo

Apollo 11

98 MINUTES / USA / 2019 / HBO

93 MINUTES / USA / 2019 NEON

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Director: Todd Douglas Miller

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

The Apollo Theater has been a cultural anchor on Harlem’s West 125th St. since 1934, and through its doors have passed the most legendary African American artists of the past nine decades. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams looks at the storied history of this iconic space while following the Apollo’s inaugural staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ acclaimed “Between the World and Me.”

The Cave

Honeyland

95 MINUTES / SYRIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, USA, QATAR / 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

87 MINUTES / REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA / 2019 / NEON Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov

Director: Feras Fayyad To escape the ongoing aerial bombardment on hospitals and chemical weapon attacks that killed many people, some of the medical staff in Syria were forced to establish hidden subterranean hospitals in order to save the lives of their patients and avoid losses in medical staff and equipment. Alghouta in Damascus was the grounds of several such attacks with chemical weapons, with the staff there establishing a subterranean refuge, named “The Cave.” Dr. Amani is managing director of the hospital and works with her colleagues, Dr. Alaa and nurse Samaher, as well as 18 other women from a staff of 80 people. They face death daily as they try to save the people of their town and to isolate and fortify the hospital against further attack.

In English and Arabic with English subtitles.

Sea of Shadows

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity, or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four-hour walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children, and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy, and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice.

In Turkish with English subtitles.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

105 MINUTES / AUSTRIA / 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

120 MINUTES / USA / 2019 MAGNOLIA PICTURES

Director: Richard Ladkani

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.” Environmental activists, Mexican navy, and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-milliondollar business.

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in Lorain, Ohio, to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Anniversary Films

Anniversary films

The Mummy 20 TH ANNIVERSARY / SPECIAL PRESENTATION / 124 MINUTES PG-13 / 1999

Celebrate the anniversaries of these beloved classics, deeper cuts, and recent favorites the way they were meant to be seen: on the big screen. Whether you are watching them for the first time or the fiftieth, remember there is no such thing as an “old” movie – just wonderful films you may have yet to discover.

Director: Stephen Sommers Action/Thriller A rousing, suspenseful, and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters unwittingly set loose a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror, which is embodied in the vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead.

Series Programmer: Julia Ricci Julia Ricci is the Film Programming Coordinator at Heartland Film. A lifelong classic movie fan, she checked an item off her bucket list when she introduced “National Velvet” (1944) on Turner Classic Movies in 2017 with host Ben Mankiewicz. She is a regular attendee of the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, a freelance researcher for TCM and FilmStruck, and the president of the Indianapolis chapter of the TCM Backlot fan club. Through this Anniversary series, she is excited to share her love of classic movies and to inspire others to explore their own uncharted cinema territory.

Special Guest: Brendan Fraser See page 19 for details

Breaking Away 40 TH ANNIVERSARY 101 MINUTES / PG / 1979 Director: Peter Yates Sports, Feel-Good Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley), and Mike (Dennis Quaid) spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snobby students from the local university, chasing girls, and – in Dave’s case – dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave’s dreams come true in the university’s annual bicycle endurance race.

SCHEDULE Up

Midnight Cowboy

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 2:45 PM The Toby at Newfields Special Ticket Price: $7

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Mummy FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:00 PM The Historic Artcraft Theatre Special Ticket Price: $7

Breaking Away SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 7:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

Special Guest: Dennis Christopher

Some Like it Hot

Midnight Cowboy

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 2:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

50 TH ANNIVERSARY 113 MINUTES / R / 1969

The Set-Up

Director: John Schlesinger

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

Drama

Bachelor Mother

Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he’ll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a layabout named Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe’s hustling career just as Ratso’s health begins to deteriorate. Winner of three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay), Midnight Cowboy is the only X-Rated film to win Best Picture.

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields (Free for members)

The Wizard of Oz SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 3:00 PM The Toby at Newfields Special Ticket Price: $7

Special Guests: Photographer Michael Childers

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Anniversary Films Up

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

10 TH ANNIVERSARY 96 MINUTES / PG / 2009

30 TH ANNIVERSARY 127 MINUTES / PG-13 / 1989

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Director: Steven Spielberg

Family-Friendly

Action/Thriller

Determined to save his home and keep the promise he made to his wife, widower Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) embarks on a journey to the mysterious Paradise Falls by tying thousands of balloons to his house. Along the way he meets his childhood hero, forms a bond with a boy who has an absent father, and realizes the preciousness of the life he lived, as well as the one he finds himself living.

35MM FILM

The intrepid explorer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) sets out to rescue his father (Sean Connery), a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Following clues in the old man’s notebook, Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic (Alison Doody), but they are not the only ones who are on the trail, and some sinister old enemies soon come out of the woodwork.

The Set-Up

Some Like it Hot

70 TH ANNIVERSARY 73 MINUTES / PG / 1949

60 TH ANNIVERSARY 121 MINUTES / PG / 1959

Director: Robert Wise

Director: Billy Wilder

Drama, Sports

Comedy After witnessing a mob murder, musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s stunningly beautiful singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry’s female alter ego is pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in. With the cast’s sizzling chemistry and a quickwitted script, “Some Like it Hot” is still as fresh and funny today as it was 60 years ago.

A favorite of Martin Scorsese and his inspiration for “Raging Bull” (1980), “The Set-Up” centers around Bill “Stoker” Thompson (Robert Ryan), an aging boxer who insists he is “one punch away” from a big break. He’s lost more matches than he’s won, but he is determined to have shot at the title even as his wife, Julie (Audrey Totter), doesn’t want to watch him take another beating. Unbeknownst to Stoker, his manager has sold him out to a local gangster to throw his next fight and neglects to tell him about the set-up, resulting in conflict both in and out of the ring. Winchester, Indiana native Robert Wise (“The Sound of Music,” “West Side Story”) directs this essential noir that unfolds in real time.

Bachelor Mother

The Wizard of Oz

80 ANNIVERSARY 82 MINUTES / G / 1939

80 TH ANNIVERSARY 102 MINUTES / G / 1939

Director: Garson Kanin

Director: Victor Fleming

Comedy, Romance

Family-Friendly

TH

“Bachelor Mother” was Ginger Rogers’ first film after parting ways with screen partner Fred Astaire, and she proves she was just fine on her own. Rogers plays department store worker Polly Parrish, who accidentally stumbles into motherhood after discovering an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage. The department store owner’s well-meaning but foolish playboy son, David Merlin (David Niven), takes an interest in Polly and the baby and all seems well until their increasingly romantic relationship raises suspicions about the child’s paternity. Rogers and Niven give their best comic performances alongside a scene-stealing infant in this funny, heartwarming, and tender romantic comedy.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins her journey to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard (Frank Morgan) everyone says can help her. Along the way, she meets a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) who needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) who needs a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. They all hope the Wizard can grant their requests before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up to them. With its groundbreaking practical effects and masterful storytelling, this timeless classic is a must-see for the young and young at heart.

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Finalists HIFF’s top five Narrative and top five Documentary films chosen to compete for the 28th HIFF Grand Prizes. Our esteemed juries will award a $15,000 Grand Prize to one film in each category.

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Feature film finalists

17 Blocks

Colewell NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 79 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 98 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Tom Quinn

Director: Davy Rothbart

When the Colewell post office is slated for closure, Nora Pancowski (Karen Allen) is faced with sudden retirement. As she weighs relocating, a young woman (Hannah Gross) causes Nora to reflect on her past and the choices that led her to Colewell.

In 1999, nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his Washington, D.C. family began to film their daily lives in America’s most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol building. They’ve been filming ever since. Made in a unique collaboration with filmmaker and journalist Davy Rothbart, the film focuses on four generations of the Sanford Family, including Emmanuel, a promising student; his brother Smurf, a local drug dealer; his sister Denice, an aspiring cop; and his mother Cheryl, who must conquer her own demons for her family to prosper. Spanning two decades, “17 Blocks” illuminates a nation’s ongoing crisis through one family’s raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.

Drama Contains strong language. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 3:15 PM The Toby at Newfields FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Black Experiences, Drama, Social Justice

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains drug use, strong language, mature themes, violence, and sexual violence.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20 – 4:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

TUESDAY, OCT.15 – 5:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Scheduled to Attend:

Scheduled to Attend:

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 2:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 20 – 2:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields Davy Rothbart, Director

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Feature film finalists

Ernie & Joe

For Sama

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 96 MINUTES / UK, SYRIA / 2019

Director: Jenifer McShane

Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

“Ernie & Joe” is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.

“For Sama” is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad alKateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married, and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Current Events/History

Current Events/History, Health/Wellness, Social Justice

Contains violence.

Contains strong language and mature themes. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 5:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

In Arabic with English subtitles.

Scheduled to Attend:

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 8:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Scheduled to Attend:

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 20 – 4:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

Jenifer McShane, Director

Edward Watts, Director

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Feature film finalists

The Garden Left Behind

Greener Grass

NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 88 MINUTES / USA, BRAZIL / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Flavio Alves

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

“The Garden Left Behind” traces the relationship between Tina, a young trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.

Drama, Latinx Experiences, LGBTQ+, Social Justice

Comedy

Contains strong language, sexual content, and violence.

Contains strong language.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 5:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 10:10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Scheduled to Attend:

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Scheduled to Attend:

SUNDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

Jocelyn DeBoer, Director

Flavio Alves, Director

Dawn Luebbe, Director

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Guest Artist

House of Hummingbird

NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 75 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 138 MINUTES / SOUTH KOREA / 2018

Director: Timothy Busfield

Director: Bora Kim

Joseph Harris (Jeff Daniels), a legendary but troubled playwright, arrives at a small Michigan town at Christmastime to mount his latest play. Greeting the cynical New Yorker is a young aspiring writer who challenges his literary hero to be the icon he’d hoped for. Harris wants no part of Michigan, being the young man’s hero, or the theatre he’s come to work with. No sooner than he arrives, Harris makes plans to return to New York on the next train out. Desperate and scrambling to keep him in town, the young man must face his hero and explore the tangled relationship between the dreams of youth and the wisdom of age.

A lonely 14-year-old, Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness. Deprived of attention from her family, she spends her time finding meaning in the love and friendships of her peers. When Young-ji, a new teacher, arrives, she becomes the first adult Eun-hee feels really understands her.

The Arts, Comedy, Drama

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 7:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Asian Experiences, Drama, International, LGBTQ+ Contains strong language, sexual violence, and mature themes. In Korean with English subtitles.

Contains drug use, strong language, and mature themes. MONDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

Scheduled to Attend:

MONDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Scheduled to Attend:

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 20 – 2:15 PM The Toby at Newfields Alyssa Loveall, Producer/Editor

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Feature film finalists

Jump Shot

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 79 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 89 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Jacob Hamilton

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

“Jump Shot” uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball, and how he defined the game, but why the game never defined him.

“Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements” is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata. Their lives weave a story about what we discover when we push beyond loss.

Current Events/History, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, Sports Suitable for all audiences.

Disability, Family-Friendly FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Scheduled to Attend:

Suitable for all audiences. In English with English subtitles.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:30 PM The Historic Artcraft Theatre

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:45 PM The Toby at Newfields (Free for members) SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Scheduled to Attend:

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 3:00 PM The Toby at Newfields Jacob Hamilton, Director/Writer

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 (Open Captioned Screening) SUNDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

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Tahria Sheather, Producer


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Indy Shorts s r e n Win During Heartland Film’s second annual Indy Shorts International Film Festival this past July, our juries awarded Grand Prizes to one Documentary Short, Narrative Short, and Animated Short. Along with these prizes, one student filmmaker took home the Summer White Lynch Memorial Grand Prize for the High School Film Competition underwritten by Gary D. and Marlene Cohen, one college student won the Best Student Film prize, one film won the Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award, and one Indiana-affiliated film was named the Indiana Spotlight Winner. Also included in this selection are the Audience Choice Award Winners in each category.

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Indy SHorts Winners Indy Shorts Winners 1 - 98 min THURSDAY, OC T. 10 – 7:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Select winners from the 2019 Indy Shorts International Film Festival. Contains mature themes and brief bloody images.

SATURDAY, OC T. 12 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Hors Piste (Off Road)

INDY-viduals: Rising Above

BEST STUDENT FILM / ANIMATED / 6 MINUTES FRANCE / 2018

AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / DOCUMENTARY HIGH SCHOOL INDIANA CATEGORY WINNER 10 MINUTES / USA / 2018

ÉCOLE DES NOUVELLES IMAGES

Directors/Writers: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet

Directors/Producers: Adele Reich, Hope Stauffer

Brotherhood GRAND PRIZE FOR NARRATIVE SHORT FINALIST / 25 MINUTES / TUNISIA, CANADA, QATAR, SWEDEN / 2018

Director/Writer: Meryam Joobeur Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. He is deeply shaken when his oldest son, Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife in tow. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned...

The story of Jacob and Shelly Henley, whose dreams of oatmeal cream pies and delectable brownies influenced them to start a bakery. They continue to impact the Carmel, IN community’s lives by employing people on the autistic spectrum.

In the Absence

Ian, a moving story

El Astronauta

AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR DOCUMENTARY FINALIST / 29 MINUTES / USA, SOUTH KOREA / 2018

AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR ANIMATED 10 MINUTES / ARGENTINA / 2018

AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR NARRATIVE 18 MINUTES / VENEZUELA, MEXICO, USA / 2019

Director: Yi Seung-Jun

Ian was born with cerebral palsy. All he wants is to make friends, although it seems impossible to achieve when discrimination and bullying keep him away from his beloved playground. However, this young boy is determined and won’t give up easily.

When the MV Sewol ferry sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014, over 300 people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from national authorities.

Director: Abel Goldfarb

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Director/Writer: Manuel Trotta Beto must help his father fulfill his only desire: to reach the moon to say goodbye to his beloved late wife.


Indy Shorts Winners Indy Shorts Winners 2 - 95 min SATURDAY, OC T. 12 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 3:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Select winners from the 2019 Indy Shorts International Film Festival. Contains mature themes, sexual content, and strong language.

WEDNESDAY, OC T. 16 – 7:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Mind My Mind

The Burdens They Carry

Hard to Place

GRAND PRIZE FOR ANIMATED SHORT FINALIST / 30 MINUTES / NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM / 2019

HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION SUMMER WHITE LYNCH MEMORIAL AWARD NARRATIVE CATEGORY WINNER / 12 MINUTES USA / 2019

AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR INDIANA SPOTLIGHT NARRATIVE / 22 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director/Writer: Floor Adams When relying on social scripts to survive the social world, it’s not easy to go off-script. Especially if you’re obsessed with German dive bombers and just want to date a girl.

The Secret Life of Muslims: Richard McKinney GRAND PRIZE FOR INDIANA SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director/Writer: Joshua Seftel This former Marine hated Muslims so much that he intended to blow up a mosque. Then, everything changed.

Director/Writer/Producer: Alyssa Andrews A troubled Vietnam War veteran struggles to overcome the burdens of his hidden past until, one day, he realizes his only solution may be to face his greatest fear.

St. Louis Superman GRAND PRIZE FOR DOCUMENTARY SHORT JENNI BEREBITSKY LEGACY AWARD WINNER FINALIST / 26 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Directors: Sami Khan, Smriti Mundhra Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical for his community.

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Director: MD Neely When it’s no longer safe to stay in their home, two young kids make a desperate escape and attempt to live on their own. Based on a true story.

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l a i c i Off Selections Spanning a wide range of genres and themes, these Official Selection Documentary and Narrative Films are eligible for Audience Choice Awards, the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award, Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards, and Humor and Humanity Award.

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Short Films Accompanying Official Selections 1500 Miles

Playing with: My Home India

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 17 MINUTES / USA / 2018

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Chris Duncan

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 12:30 PM Nicole Ver Kuilen is an amputee athlete who challenges herself to swim, bike, and run from Seattle AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 to San Diego. She has the endurance and passion to make it to the end. The question is: will her prosthesis survive the journey?

Don’t Define Me DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 13 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer/Producer: Don Casper

Playing with: My Indiana Muse SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

An artist shares intimate moments of people affected by HIV, creating watercolor portraits that capture their image, thoughts, feelings, joys, and challenges.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 8:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

That’s My Jazz

Playing with: Band Geeks

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 14 MINUTES DENMARK, USA / 2019

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: Ben Proudfoot Milton Abel, a world-renowned pastry chef, reflects on his relationship with his deceased father, Milton Abel Sr., a famed Kansas City Jazz musician.

While I yet Live DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 15 MINUTES / USA / 2018

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Playing with: Rev. Marvin Chandler: Open to the Moment

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:45 PM Five acclaimed African-American quilters from Gee’s AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Bend, Alabama talk about love, religion, and the TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – 3:00 PM fight for civil rights as they continue the tradition of AMC Castleton Square 14 quilting that brought them together. Director/Writer: Maris Curran

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Official Selections

1275 Days DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES USA / 2019 Directors: Katie Green, Carlye Rubin After a botched home invasion, 15-year-old Blake and his friends find themselves facing a virtual life prison sentence for Felony Murder. Branded The Elkhart 4, he is lucky to have the unwavering support of his single mother, Angie and teenage girlfriend, Katherine. A David-and-Goliath uphill battle ensues in Elkhart, Indiana. They take on the system in hopes of a second chance.

2040

5B

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 92 MINUTES AUSTRALIA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 94 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Damon Gameau

Directors: Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss

Structured as a visual letter to his fouryear-old daughter, Damon Gameau blends traditional documentary footage with dramatized sequences and highend visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet. Embarking on a journey that explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions that already exist for us to improve our planet.

“5B” is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses, and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect, and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States.

Environmental/Nature

Social Justice, Current Events/History

Suitable for all audiences.

Contains mature themes and violence.

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 2:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Health/Wellness, LGBTQ+, Social Justice Contains mature themes. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 2:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Official Selections

...As If They Were Angels

Afterlife

Always in Season

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 89 MINUTES USA, CANADA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / THE NETHERLANDS / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 89 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Terry Strauss The little-known story of one of the worst non-combat disasters in the history of the US Navy. Two Navy ships, battered and broken on the rugged cliffs of Newfoundland – 203 sailors dead, nearly as many rescued by local families, miners, and fishermen, risking their lives in the brutal winter storm to save American sailors. It’s a story of disaster and heroism, navigation errors, tenacity, gratitude, and humanity. Action/Thriller, Black Experiences, Current Events/History Suitable for all audiences.

Director: Willem Bosch After her mother’s passing, 14-year-old Sam took up most of the household responsibilities. When she, too, ends up in the afterlife and finds out she can get a do-over, Sam gives life another try with the sole mission of saving her mother. Drama Contains mature themes. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 5:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Jacqueline Olive In the small town of Bladenboro, NC, 17-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set on August 29, 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the evidence, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes Lennon was lynched. Black Experiences, Social Justice Contains violence and mature themes. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 3:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 10:10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

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American Tap

American Tragedy

American Woman

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 90 MINUTES USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 79 MINUTES USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / CANADA / 2019

Director: Mark Wilkinson

Director: Josh Sabey

Tap dance weaves through our history from Congo Square, minstrel shows, the Jazz Age, World War II, to today. Fueled by genius and challenged by adversity, it has undergone recession and rebirth to emerge vital and relevant in the new century. “American Tap” is a sometimes joyful, sometimes excruciating, no-holds-barred journey into the origins of tap dancing through which we rediscover what it means to be an American.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

April 20, 1999 was a day that changed the world. Columbine High school was under attack by two of its own students: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. In the aftermath of the tragedy, a survey showed that 85% of Americans blamed the parents of the shooters for what took place. It has taken Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, twenty years to reconcile how the son she thought she knew, the son she loved, could willingly and knowingly be a school shooter. What happens when we stop looking at these as rare, sensational events, and understand them as a particularly gruesome appendage to a much larger and more common problem? Sue finds insight among other survivors of unthinkable tragedies.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 3:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events/History, Health/Wellness, Social Justice

The Arts, Current Events/History, Social Justice Contains strong language.

Contains strong language and mature themes. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 7:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Director: Semi Chellas In 1974, two very different women are thrown together on the run: a fugitive wanted for bombing a draft office, and an heiress who’s converted to her kidnappers’ radical cause. Drama Contains strong language and mature themes. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 4:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


Official Selections

Anbessa

Around the Sun

Artifishal

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 86 MINUTES ETHIOPIA, ITALY, USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 79 MINUTES / UK / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 75 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Mo Scarpelli A young boy displaced by a massive condominium complex creates his own reality as a lion (anbessa) so he can face the forces beyond his control. Black Experiences, Current Events/ History, Environmental/Nature, FamilyFriendly, International, Social Justice Suitable for all audiences. In Amharic with English subtitles. TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Oliver Krimpas A film location scout is shown around a repossessed, crumbling French château. Over the course of the afternoon, he slowly falls for both the place and the owner’s flirtatious representative as she recounts the story of a famous book set there. But is their present day connection for real, or just a projection of the book’s 17th century characters? Fantasy, Drama, Romance Contains strong language. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 12:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 12:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Josh “Bones” Murphy “Artifishal” is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost—ecological, financial, and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. The film traces the impact of fish hatcheries, and the extraordinary amount of public money wasted on an industry that hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes our rivers, and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. “Artifishal” also dives beneath the surface of the open-water fish farm controversy, as citizens work to stop the damage done to public waters and our remaining wild salmon. Environmental/Nature, Social Justice Suitable for most audiences, parental guidance suggested. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 11:10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 1:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Attla

Autism Goes to College

Band Geeks

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 61 MINUTES USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 64 MINUTES USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 57 MINUTES CANADA / 2018

Director: Catharine Axley

Director: Erik Linthorst

Director: Morgan Elliott

“Attla” tells the story of dogsled champion George Attla, from his childhood as a TB survivor in the remote Alaskan interior, through his rise as 10-time world champion and mythical state hero, and finally as a village elder resolutely training his grandnephew to race his dogs one last time.

From inside their classrooms and dorm rooms, to their dreams, fears, failures, and successes, five students on the autism spectrum share surprising stories of college life with utterly candid insights and humor. This first-of-itskind film explores how it’s going at colleges as more and more students with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis enroll.

Environmental/Nature, Native Experiences, Sports

Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, Health/Wellness, Latinx Experiences

Suitable for all audiences.

Suitable for all audiences.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 1:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 10:50 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

In less than four months, 220 teenage performers will step on the world stage at the pinnacle event for marching bands. These teenage musicians are disciplined, motivated, and talented. The stakes are high. They have one chance to get it right. The countdown clock is on for the Rose Parade. There will be frustration and set-backs mixed with joy and excitement as they prep for the biggest parade in their marching career. Told from their point of view, as these teenagers try to balance the emotional and physical pressures of being world-class performers with home, school, and work life.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Arts Suitable for all audiences. Paired with short “That’s My Jazz.” See page 102 for more details. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story

Boy Genius

Boys Who Like Girls

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 68 MINUTES FINLAND, INDIA, NORWAY / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 87 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Bridget Stokes

Director: Julie Sokolow Drawn from Mark Baumer’s selfrecorded footage, Julie Sokolow’s riveting documentary examines the obsessions that drove Mark to walk barefoot for over 100 days through America. A writer and environmentalist with an eccentric sense of humor, Baumer aspires to save Earth from climate change through his walk. When Baumer’s journey turns tragic the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, family and friends are left asking questions.

Emmett (Miles Brown), a 12-yearold child prodigy, teams up with his eccentric SAT tutor (Rita Wilson) to solve a crime and keep his family from splitting up. Comedy, Drama, Family-Friendly Suitable for most audiences: parental guidance suggested. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 2:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 (Free for members) SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Arts, Current Events/History, Environmental/Nature, Feel-Good, Social Justice

Director: Inka Achté “Boys Who Like Girls” is a comingof-age story set in the aftermath of the infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape and the rise of the #MeToo movement. It follows teenager Ved as he takes his first wobbly steps into adulthood, under the kind guidance of Harish, a man in his 50s, who has dedicated his life to abolishing toxic masculinity. Current Events/History, Social Justice Suitable for most audiences: parental guidance suggested. In English, Hindi, and Marathi with English subtitles. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:40 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 1:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Suitable for all audiences. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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¡Boza! DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 70 MINUTES USA, MOROCCO, SPAIN / 2019 Director: Sydney Bowie “¡Boza!” follows the lives of three young sub-Saharan African immigrants in search of a better life in Spain. Despite each overcoming a uniquely difficult journey, these three distinct stories have one thing in common: their incredible optimism in the face of inconceivable adversity. Current Events/History, Feel-Good, International, Social Justice Contains mature themes. In Spanish, English, and French with English subtitles. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 3:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 110 MINUTES USA, RWANDA, KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA, VIETNAM / 2019 Director: Kerry David Filmmaker Kerry David and her dedicated crew pursue a passion that takes them around the globe to meet the courageous women who are living on the frontline of this silent war, risking all to prevent Africa’s most vulnerable animals from becoming extinct. Asian Experiences, Black Experiences, Current Events/History, Environmental/Nature, International, Native Experiences, Social Justice Suitable for all audiences. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Cachada - The Opportunity DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 81 MINUTES EL SALVADOR / 2019 Director: Marlén Viñayo Five Salvadoran women, street vendors, and single mothers form a theatre company and accept the challenge of putting on a play about their cruel life stories. During the rehearsal process, they’ll discover themselves as victims and victimizers in a cycle of violence that has plagued their families for generations. The Arts, International, Latinx Experiences Contains violence. In Spanish with English subtitles. TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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Catching Up

Changing the Game

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 107 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 91 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Bill Crossland Frank, a high school teacher with muscular dystrophy, pretends to be dating his best friend so her parents won’t find out she’s gay. But when his able-bodied childhood crush moves back to town, his desire for a real relationship is unexpectedly awakened. Disability, Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+, Romance Contains strong language, mature themes, nudity, and sexual content. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 12:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Chèche Lavi / Looking for Life DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 76 MINUTES USA, MEXICO / 2019

Director: Michael Barnett This richly-textured documentary illuminates an issue both timely and topical, but at its core captures the warmhearted, courageous characters living within it. Three resilient transgender high school athletes across the United States fight for their sports titles and combat voices of harassment in their pursuit to compete as themselves. Caught in the center of a national debate on transgender civil rights, these athletes channel the endurance they’ve learned from their sports into their ever more public advocacy battles.

Director: Sam Ellison “Chèche Lavi” is a lyrical portrait of two Haitian migrants, Robens and James, who find themselves stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border with no way forward and no one to depend on but each other. The quiet, unexpected tenderness of their friendship shines in the eye of an incomprehensible geopolitical storm, even as the two men drift towards drastically different futures… and a new wall rises on the horizon.

LGBTQ+, Social Justice, Sports

Black Experiences, Current Events/History, International, Latinx Experiences, Social Justice

Suitable for all audiences.

Suitable for all audiences.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 8:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In Spanish and Haitian Creole with English subtitles. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 1:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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China Love

The Condor & The Eagle

The Dog Doc

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 86 MINUTES AUSTRALIA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 83 MINUTES USA, GERMANY, FRANCE / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 97 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Olivia Martin-McGuire

Directors: Sophie Guerra, Clement Guerra

Director: Cindy Meehl

“China Love” takes us on a billion-dollar ride of fantasy exploring contemporary China through the window of the prewedding photography industry. The film is a feature-length observational documentary which follows Chinese and Australian participants as they navigate love, weddings, and family in the lead up to the most important ritual of Chinese society – getting married.

Four indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice.”

As a pioneer of integrative medicine, veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein has been called everything from “maverick” to “miracle-worker.” Attracting fourlegged patients from around the world, Dr. Goldstein’s practice, Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, provides holistic treatment for animals after other vets have given up hope.

The Arts, Asian Experiences, Current Events/History, International, Romance

Action/Thriller, Current Events/History, Environmental/Nature, International, Latinx Experiences, Native Experiences, Social Justice

Environmental/Nature, Family-Friendly, Health/Wellness

Suitable for all audiences.

Suitable for all audiences.

In Mandarin, Shanghainese, English, and Korean with English subtitles.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 2:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 12:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Suitable for all audiences.

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Don’t Be Nice

Drive Like Andretti

Ek Je Chhilo Raja

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 96 MINUTES USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 59 MINUTES USA, CROATIA, ITALY / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 148 MINUTES / INDIA / 2018

Director: Max Powers

Director: Matthew Allen

The upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team, made up of five young AfricanAmerican, Afro-Hispanic and queer poets, prepares for the national championships. As their coach pushes them past their personal boundaries to write from a painfully honest place, the poets break down, break through, and ultimately write their masterpiece.

Mario Andretti is a refugee, immigrant, race car driver, Italian, and an American cultural icon. From Croatia where his family was expelled as political refugees following World War II to Italy, America, and back, it’s a story of resilience, perseverance, and a destiny with speed. “Drive Like Andretti” is the first-person account, of the journey that made Andretti the most recognized name in racing.

The Arts, Black Experiences, Current Events/History, Latinx Experiences, LGBTQ+, Social Justice Contains strong language.

Biography, Current Events/History, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, Sports Suitable for all audiences.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 10:20 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY OCT. 19 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 5:15 PM The Toby at Newfields SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Srijit Mukherji Mahendra Kumar Choudhuri, the middle prince of the Bhawal (Bikrampur) Estate, was affected by syphilis and taken to Darjeeling for treatment along with his wife, Chandrabati Devi, brother in law, Satya, and a family doctor, Ashwini. He apparently died in Darjeeling and was cremated there as well. After 12 years, an ascetic comes back to the estate where people start noticing him and a rumour spreads that he is the lost prince of Bikrampur estate. Asian Experiences, Current Events/ History, Social Justice, Drama Contains mature themes. In Bengali with English subtitles. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 12:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 4:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Facing the Dragon

Fantastic Fungi

Feast of the Seven Fishes

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES AFGHANISTAN, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, TURKEY, HUNGARY / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 74 MINUTES USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 99 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Sedika Mojadidi Filmed over four years, filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi intimately follows two extraordinary Afghan women: Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist. As American forces and aid leave Afghanistan, the country’s fragile democracy and the recent gains for women hang in the balance, forcing Nilofar and Shakila to choose between motherhood and ambition amidst threats to their lives and families. Asian Experiences, Current Events/ History, International, Muslim Experiences Contains mature themes and violence. In Afghan Farsi with English subtitles.

Director: Louie Schwartzberg “Fantastic Fungi” is a consciousnessshifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of Paul Stamets and Michael Pollan, we awaken to the beauty, intelligence, and solutions the fungi kingdom offers. Narrated by Brie Larson. Environmental/Nature, Health/Wellness

Director: Robert Tinnell It is 1983 in the Rust Belt, and the Oliverio family readies for the traditional Italian Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes. Twentysomething Tony Oliverio (Skyler Gisondo) meets Ivy Leaguer Beth (Madison Iseman) and romance blossoms. But their budding romance faces obstacles in the form of the respective exes, and his domineering great-grandmother. Comedy, Family-Friendly, Romance

Suitable for all audiences.

Contains strong language, drug use, and mature themes.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 10:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Fire on the Hill

Float

For Izzy

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 84 MINUTES USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 81 MINUTES / USA, ROMANIA, JAPAN, GREAT BRITAIN, SERBIA, ARGENTINA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Phil Kibbe

Dede, a photojournalist and recovering addict, moves in next door to Laura, a young woman with autism. As the pair form an unlikely friendship, Dede assembles a documentary using animation and found footage to tell a story of getting sober, of family and friendship, and of love and forgiveness.

Director: Brett Fallentine Long before it was known for its hip-hop and gang culture, South Central Los Angeles was home to one of the most recognized cowboy communities in the nation. Yet after decades of urban development and rising street gang activity, this community – which had produced world champions – shrunk to all but a one-block horse stable known as “The Hill.” When a mysterious fire destroys the Hill Stable in 2012, the future of this once thriving culture finds itself at the brink of vanishing forever. This feature documentary follows three cowboys in the wake of the fire.

In the ultra-competitive indoor sport of elite, stunningly-designed model airplanes, a wild-card newcomer threatens to knock a teammate off his world champion throne. Science, The Arts, Family-Friendly, Sports

Director: Alex Chu

Suitable for all audiences.

Asian Experiences, Drama, Feel-Good, LGBTQ+

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains strong language, drug use, and mature themes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

In English and Cantonese with English subtitles.

Black Experiences, Current Events/ History, Social Justice

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Contains strong language and mature themes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 10:20 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 5:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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For They Know Not What They Do DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 92 MINUTES USA, GERMANY / 2019 Director: Daniel Karslake Evangelicals are now using the U.S. Constitution to claim their “religious freedom” to discriminate against LGBTQ people. “For They Know Not What They Do” examines this new reality through the lens of four families who must confront their own religious beliefs when they discover that they have an LGBTQ child. Black Experiences, Current Events/ History, Latinx Experiences, LGBTQ+, Social Justice

Foster Boy

Gay Chorus Deep South

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 105 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION /100 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Youssef Delara The life of Michael Trainer (Matthew Modine), a cold-hearted litigator with a long career protecting corporate clients, takes a sharp turn when he is forced by the court’s judge (Louis Gossett Jr.) to represent Jamal Randolph (Shane Paul McGhie), an angry young man in prison after years of abuse in foster care. Inspired by true events. Action/Thriller, Drama, Social Justice Contains strong language, mature themes, and sexual violence.

Contains violence and mature themes.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: David Charles Rodrigues In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the tour brings a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. LGBTQ+, The Arts, Feel-Good Contains strong language and mature themes. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 5:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 2:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 1:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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A Girl From Mogadishu

Go Back to China

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 112 MINUTES / IRELAND, BELGIUM, SOMALIA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA, CHINA, HONG KONG / 2019

Director: Mary McGuckian

Director: Emily Ting

A true story based on the United Nations testimony of Ifrah Ahmed. Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, she is trafficked to Ireland where as an asylum-seeking refugee, she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatized by the memory, Ahmed turns her experiences into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against female genital mutilation.

When spoiled rich girl Sasha Li blows through half of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business. What begins simply as a way to regain financial support soon develops into a life-altering journey of self-discovery. Sasha not only learns the business from the ground up, but also learns to reconnect with her estranged family. “Go Back to China” is a hilarious, heartfelt, and compelling portrait of what happens when today’s millennial culture clashes with the old school, hard-working values that families around the world have continued to instill and pass down.

Drama, Social Justice, International Contains sexual violence and mature themes. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 10:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Asian Experiences, Comedy, Drama, Feel-Good

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Contains strong language. In English, Cantonese, and Mandarin with English subtitles. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 10:20 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 85 MINUTES USA, AUSTRALIA / 2019 Director: April Wright “Going Attractions” celebrates the splendor and grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States, built when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, as were the venues designed to show them. Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when houses had none. The film also tracks the eventual decline of the palaces, through today’s current preservation efforts. A tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy them in. The Arts, Current Events/History, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good Suitable for all audiences. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:30 PM The Historic Artcraft Theatre FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14


Official Selections

Good Game: The Beginning The Great Alaskan Race

Grit

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 115 MINUTES / TURKEY / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES USA, INDONESIA, DENMARK / 2018

Director: Umut Aral A young pro gamer from a poor family gets discovered in an underground gaming house and strives to be a national e-sports champion with an underdog team. Comedy, Drama, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, International, Sports Suitable for all audiences. In Turkish with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 4:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Brian Presley After overcoming personal tragedy, widowed father and champion musher Leonhard ‘Sepp’ Seppala steps up in the midst of a diphtheria outbreak in Nome, Alaska to deliver the anti-toxin to the hospital. With his own child’s life on the line, Sepp battles the impossible, accompanied by his pack of sled dogs. Adventure, Drama, Family-Friendly Contains brief bloody images, strong language, and mature themes. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 3:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Directors: Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander When Dian was six years old, she heard a deep rumble and turned to see a tsunami of mud barreling towards her Indonesian village. Sixty thousand people are still displaced. The majority of international scientists believe that Lapindo struck an underground mud volcano, unleashing a violent flow of hot sludge from the earth’s depths. Dian’s community fights against the corporate powers accused of one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history. The film bears witness to Dian’s transformation into a politically active teenager as she questions the role of corporate power and money in the institution of democracy itself. Asian Experiences, Current Events/ History, Environmental/Nature, International, Muslim Experiences, Social Justice Suitable for all audiences. In Indonesian with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Happy Cleaners NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 98 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Directors: Julian Kim, Peter S. Lee “Happy Cleaners” is the story of the Choi family living and surviving in Flushing, Queens, as they navigate through their respective struggles, cultural clashes, and inner angst, all while trying to keep the family dry cleaning business afloat. Asian Experiences, Drama Contains strong language. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 5:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 4:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

House of Champions DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 60 MINUTES NEW ZEALAND / 2019 Directors: Vivienne Kernick, Kirsty Griffin In small town New Zealand, flatmates Jono, Celeste, and Carla begin a rigorous training regime for the upcoming Special Olympics. Personal trainer Fiona has her work cut out as these three have other ideas. Will they reach the podium, or will life, love, politics, and parties get in the way? Feel-Good, International, Social Justice, Sports Suitable for all audiences. TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 5:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

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However Long DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 70 MINUTES USA / 2019 Director: Jenny Mackenzie “However Long” is an intimate portrait of four women living with incurable cancer and the remarkable social worker who connects them through a support group. With a tender ferocity, these women share the reality of how to live with an incurable disease. When your life is at stake, comfort comes from a unique kind of sisterhood. Health/Wellness, LGBTQ+ Contains mature themes. TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14


Official Selections

I Am Human

I Want My MTV

Imaginary Order

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 87 MINUTES USA, CANADA, SWITZERLAND / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 86 MINUTES USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Directors: Taryn Southern, Elena Gaby

Directors: Tyler Measom, Patrick Waldrop

Meet Anne, Bill, and Stephen - three of the world’s “cyborgs” - on their journey to receive implantable brain computer interfaces. As scientists and entrepreneurs unlock the secrets of the human brain, questions arise. Will the same technology that heals the sick lead to super human abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement? How will this change what it means to be human? And most importantly, are we ready? “I Am Human” is a sci-fi documentary chronicling humanity’s quiet march down a new evolutionary path where man and machine merge as one. Science, Health/Wellness

Steeped in music, rock icons, and elusive interviews, “I Want My MTV” details the implausible genesis of MTV, the rapid rise of the brand, and the global revolution that followed. Features Sting, Billy Idol, The Eurythmics, Tegan and Sara, Pat Benatar, Jerry Cantrell, Tabitha Soren, and more. The Arts, Current Events/History Contains strong language. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 3:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Suitable for most audiences: parental guidance suggested.

Director: Debra Eisenstadt Cathy struggles to maintain control and significance amidst fears that her husband’s having an affair and her 13-year-old daughter is becoming estranged. She retreats to her sister’s home where she cat-sits, compulsively cleans, and spies on a neighboring family. One by one, these bizarre neighbors — mom, dad, and teenage son — lure Cathy into their lives and trigger her rebellion. When Cathy becomes the object of the teenage son’s obsession, he threatens to unravel everything, from her precarious marriage to her daughter’s innocence to her own wavering sanity. Comedy, Drama Contains strong language, drug use, mature themes, and sexual content. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 12:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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In A New York Minute

The Infiltrators

International Falls

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 102 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 95 MINUTES USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Ximan Li “In A New York Minute” follows three strangers connected by a single pregnancy test. Amy is haunted by a past breakup that has manifested into an eating disorder. Angel is caught between a loveless marriage to an American businessman and a passionate affair with a Chinese writer. Nina moonlights as an escort in order to support herself. Asian Experiences, Drama Contains mature themes and sexual content. In English, Mandarin, and Cantonese with English subtitles.

Directors: Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera A rag-tag group of undocumented youth - Dreamers - deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center. Latinx Experiences, Social Justice, Current Events/History Contains mature themes. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 3:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: Amber McGinnis Dee (Rachael Harris) is stuck in a boring job and a broken marriage in “International Falls.” Harboring a secret dream of a stand-up career, Dee meets Tim (Rob Huebel), a burned out touring comedian. As these two lost souls form an unlikely friendship, they’ll be forced to face the harsh but funny truths of their lives. Comedy, Drama Contains strong language, mature themes, and sexual content. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 (Free for members) SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 7:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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ism

Justine

The Kids Table

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 100 MINUTES / USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 106 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 72 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Jeff Deverett

Director: Stephanie Turner

Controversy ensues when four business school students create and launch a new religion on campus.

Lisa Wade, a single mother of two biracial children, is forced to move in with her father-in-law after the death of her military husband. She takes a job as a nanny to an eight-year-old girl with spina bifida, and the two help one another overcome personal obstacles.

Comedy, Drama Contains strong language. THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Drama, Black Experiences, Current Events/History, Social Justice

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:00 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Directors: Stephen Helstad, Edd Benda Bridge was once the second-most popular pastime in America behind only baseball, and the card game now teeters on the brink of extinction. In “The Kids Table,” four young friends discover the highs and lows of cardplay, competition, and community as they explore the vanishing world of competitive Bridge where the average age of their opponents is 73. Comedy, Sports Suitable for all audiences. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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Koko: A Red Dog Story NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 78 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2019 Directors: Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce The true story of Koko, a dog whose strange good fortune and innate ability to connect with people allow him to navigate his local community, the world of show dog competitions, and his rise to stardom and ultimate legacy of helping other dogs in shelters. From the makers of past Heartland International Film Festival Grand Prize winners “Red Dog” and “Red Dog: True Blue.” Comedy, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, International Suitable for most audiences; parental guidance suggested.

The Last Color

Latter Day Jew

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / INDIA, USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 86 MINUTES USA, ISRAEL/ 2019

Director: Vikas Khanna Nine-year-old flower seller and tightrope walker Choti befriends Noor, a 70-year-old widow living in a colorless life of abstinence. A story of friendship, commitments, and the victory of the human spirit unfolds at the bank of River Ganges. Drama, International Contains mature themes.

Director: Aliza Rosen “Latter Day Jew” follows H Alan Scott: a gay comedian who grew up Mormon, got cancer, converted to Judaism, and is now preparing to become a man and Bar-Mitzvah boy at age 34. This funny, yet poignant film is a unique story with a universal message about finding your place in the world and discovering your true identity.

In Hindi with English subtitles.

Comedy, Feel-Good, Jewish Experiences, LGBTQ+

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 5:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains strong language.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 1:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 17 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 7:15 PM The Toby at Newfields MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 4:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Le Chocolat De H

Leftover Women

Light From Light

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 84 MINUTES JAPAN / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 84 MINUTES ISRAEL / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Takashi Watanabe

Directors: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia

This documentary follows the journey of world-famous Japanese chocolatier Hironobu Tsujiguchi as he searches for ingredients to create interesting and unique chocolate recipes.

“Leftover Women” is how the Chinese describe educated, cosmopolitan women who are not married and settled by the time they reach their midtwenties. Through marriage markets, matchmakers, and governmentsponsored dating events, the film follows three hopeful singles who, under immense pressure, are determined to find love on their own terms.

Shelia, a single mom and sometime paranormal investigator, is asked to investigate a possible “haunting” at a widower’s (Jim Gaffigan) farmhouse in East Tennessee. After failing at investigating on her own, Shelia enlists Owen, her underachieving teenage son, and one of his classmates, a bright girl named Lucy. Together, Shelia, the widower, and the two teens attempt to understand the mystery.

Asian Experiences, Current Events/History

Drama

The Arts, Asian Experiences, Current Events/History, Environmental/Nature Suitable for all audiences. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Suitable for all audiences. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Director: Paul Harrill

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Lo que siento por ti / What I feel for you

Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Raúl Camilo Three simultaneous stories of social inclusion: a single mother of two autistic teenagers, a married couple trying unsuccessfully to have a child, and the father of a Special Olympics athlete. Drama, Feel-Good, Health/Wellness, Romance, Social Justice Contains mature themes and strong language. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: Jason Baffa Centuries old and enjoyed by tens of millions of people worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Yet what do we know about the other person on the course – the man or woman behind the player carrying the bag? In a narrative never before covered in any feature length documentary, “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” explores the incredible personal bond that a golfer and a caddie develop through hours of time together. Sports, Feel-Good Suitable for most audiences; parental guidance suggested. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 89 MINUTES USA / 2018 Directors: Ben Garvin, Lindsey Seavert Follow the determination of a charismatic North Minneapolis school principal, Mauri Melander Friestleben, as she sets out to undo history. Not only does Minnesota have the largest achievement gap between black and white children in the U.S.; Friestleben faced another seemingly impossible obstacle, with Lucy Laney at the bottom of the state’s list of underperforming schools for two decades. Under Friestleben’s leadership, standardized test scores from most black students began rising for the first time, but when the school encounters a heartbreaking setback, Friestleben is forced to confront the true measure of student success at Lucy Laney. It’s a story of inspiration, heartbreak, perseverance, and the power of love. Education, Black Experiences, Feel-Good, Social Justice Suitable for most audiences; parental guidance suggested. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Lovers NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2019 Director: Rebecca Panian A couple decides to end their relationship after three years due to him receiving a job offer in New York. For him, all that matters is selfimprovement. She, on the other hand, needs consistency and community. They spend the last 24 hours in Berlin together to say goodbye in dignity.

Lucky Grandma

Mafak / Screwdriver

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 87 MINUTES / USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 108 MINUTES / PALESTINE, USA, QATAR / 2018

Director: Sasie Sealy Set in New York City, an ornery, chainsmoking Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war. Action/Thriller, Asian Experiences, Comedy Contains mature themes, violence, and strong language.

Drama, International, Romance Contains nudity. In German with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 5:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Director: Bassam Jarbawi After 15 years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life as the hero everyone hails him to be. Unable to distinguish reality from hallucination, he unravels and drives himself back to where it all began. Drama, International, Social Justice Contains strong language, mature themes, nudity, and violence. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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Man Camp NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Nate James Bakke It’s Man Camp weekend, the few days every year when brothers Adam, Tim, and Kevin head to the family cabin to memorialize their dad. When they arrive to discover their mom with some new guy she apparently plans on marrying, the trip becomes a wild test to determine his worthiness. Comedy, Drama, Feel-Good, Romance Contains strong language. FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 2:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Mary 4 Mayor

Mother’s Little Helpers

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Directors: Corbin Bernsen, Chris Aronoff

Director: Kestrin Pantera

High school senior Mary Parsons, whose estranged father is Mayor of her small town, discovers the perfect way to get back at him – run for Mayor against him! What begins as payback becomes a tale of a young woman’s novel ideas to reinvent her community and make peace with her father. Comedy, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good Suitable for all audiences. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 2:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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When Joy Pride, a groovy ‘70s burnout on the caboose of the flower power movement learns she has weeks to live, her estranged children come together to do right by a mother who always did them wrong. Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+ Contains strong language, drug use, mature themes, and sexual content. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 1:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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Ms. White Light

My Beautiful Stutter

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 88 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Paul Shoulberg “Ms. White Light” is the story of Lex Cordova, a young woman who counsels terminally ill clients that have trouble letting go. While proving uniquely talented in her ability to connect with the dying, Lex is at a total loss when it comes to dealing with everyone else. Armed with only the misguidance of Gary, her father and business partner; unsolicited loyalty from Nora, a former client obsessed with samurai culture; and an awkward romance with Spencer, a seductive, but morally ambiguous psychic; Lex struggles to help Valerie (Judith Light), her most challenging client yet.

Director: Ryan Gielen After lifetimes of bullying, isolation, and failed fluency training, we witness the incredible transformation of five kids who stutter when they enter a groundbreaking program focused solely on the revolutionary idea that it’s okay to stutter. Family-Friendly, Health/Wellness Suitable for all audiences. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Comedy, Drama Contains strong language.

My Home India DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 45 MINUTES INDIA, POLAND / 2019 Director: Anjali Bhushan There is a lot of information about World War II in both films and history books, but little is known about what happened to the Poles who survived Soviet Siberian labour camps and found their way into India. They have different stories to tell but have one common link – Kira Banasinska. The wife of Eugene Banasinski, the first Polish Consul General of Poland in Bombay, Kira was instrumental in seeing that thousands of Poles found safe passage and home in India. The film is a rare collection of previously unseen archives combined with firsthand testimonies from the survivors – a discovery of the extraordinary. Asian Experiences, History, FamilyFriendly, International, Social Justice

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Suitable for all audiences.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

In English and Polish with English subtitles. Paired with short “1500 Miles.” See page 102 for more details. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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My Indiana Muse DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 44 MINUTES USA / 2018

Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / INDIA / 2018

Directors: Ric Serena, Jen Serena

Director: Dar Gai

Artist Robert Townsend gives new life to the Americana landscape, returning the viewer to another place and time. Through an unconventional series of events, he embarks on an ambitious and emotional project that will take more than a decade to complete, with his new muse Helen.

Suitable for all audiences.

A 65-year-old chauffeur, who is tired of the noises in the obstreperous Mumbai City life and has completely stopped speaking, decides to leave everything in search for “Silent Valley,” which boasts of a naturally occurring phenomena having almost a zero decibel sound level. On this journey, he chances upon an exasperating 12-year-old boy, who happens to be on his own solo expedition to the mystical “Red Castle.”

Paired with short “Don’t Define Me.” See page 102 for more details.

Drama, Environmental/Nature, FamilyFriendly, International

The Arts, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 8:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Suitable for all audiences. In Hindi and Marathi with English subtitles. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 12:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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A New Christmas NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Dani Tenenbaum With his life falling apart, a grieving man faces the holidays for the first time without his beloved mother, who died unexpectedly last Christmas Eve. With the help of friends, family, and a surprising visitor along the way, he will learn the true meaning of Christmas, while trying to figure out how to put the pieces of his life back together. Asian Experiences, Black Experiences, Drama, Feel-Good, International Contains mature themes. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 2:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


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The Old Man and the Pond NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Jason Mac On the run and bleeding, a young man ends up at a pond house where he meets an old man (Tobin Bell) and holds him hostage in his own home. As the days pass, they learn they may have been brought together for a reason. Drama Contains strong language and violence. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 3:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Olympic Dreams NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 83 MINUTES / USA, SOUTH KOREA / 2019

One Man Dies a Million Times NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Jeremy Teicher In the highly exclusive Athlete Village at the Olympic Winter Games, Penelope (Alexi Pappas), a young cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (Nick Kroll), a volunteer dentist, after a disappointing finish in her competition. Penelope and Ezra share a special but limited time together. Filmed on location in the Olympic Village at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with real Olympic athletes, including Jamie Anderson and Gus Kenworthy, playing additional characters. Comedy, Romance, International, Sports Contains mature themes. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 12:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Director: Jessica Oreck Caught in the grip of a war-torn Russian winter, the city is starving to death. Despite their hunger, Alyssa and Maksim heroically work to preserve the treasures of the world’s most important seed bank – treasures that hold the key to the future of their country’s food supply – even though its sustenance could mean their survival. Current Events/History, International, Muslim Experiences, Drama Contains mature themes, nudity, and violence. In Russian and English with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 7:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


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Paradise Without People

Philophobia

Pipe Dreams

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 75 MINUTES USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 125 MINUTES / UK / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 78 MINUTES CANADA / 2019

Director: Francesca Trianni Taimaa, 25, and Nour, 23, never expected to give birth and raise children far from the homes they fled in Syria. We meet the two women in a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, and follow them as they experience the tender joys of motherhood and the painful frustrations of seeking asylum in Europe. At times poignant, tender, and infuriating, this intimate examination of a new mother’s choices offers an unblinking look at what being an asylum-seeker is really like. “Paradise Without People” is Francesca Trianni’s directorial debut. Working as a cinematographer with an all-female team, Trianni gained unique access to her subjects, who opened up about waiting for asylum, becoming a mother far from home, and how navigating an inflexible European resettlement program can strain a marriage.

Director: Guy Davies Set in the rolling hills of the English countryside, “Philophobia” is a picture of small town adolescence. One week of school remains for Kai, an aspiring writer, and his friends. How they choose to spend this time will cost one of them their life and leave them all changed forever. Drama Contains strong language, drug use, mature themes, nudity, sexual content, violence, and sexual violence. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 4:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 12:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: Stacey Tenenbaum “Pipe Dreams” follows five young organists as they compete in Canada’s prestigious International Organ Competition (CIOC). Who will master the “king of instruments” and come out victorious in Montreal? “Pipe Dreams” gives an inside look into the wonderful world of competitive organ playing. From the quietest tinkling of a bell to the rumble of a locomotive, this is organ playing like you have never heard it before! The Arts, Asian Experiences, Black Experiences, International Contains strong language. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 1:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events/History, International Contains mature themes. In Arabic with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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The Pollinators

Pop-Pop Is Dead

Princess of the Row

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 93 MINUTES USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 60 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Peter Nelson

Directors: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde

Director: Van Maximilian Carlson

Hundreds of billions of honeybees are trucked around the country to pollinate crops critical to what we eat. “The Pollinators” tells the story of this amazing annual migration through the eyes of beekeepers, farmers, and scientists who warn that the bees and our food supply are in peril.

Layla Bailey (Catherine Dee Holly) and Desi West (Fray Forde) are a millennial couple who live a nice, comfortable life in LA. When Layla’s Pop-Pop passes, the two head to Layla’s hometown of Gaffney, SC, to spend three days with her family and try to make it out alive. Funerals ain’t fun, y’all.

Environmental/Nature, Family-Friendly, Health/Wellness

Comedy, Drama

Suitable for all audiences.

Contains strong language and violence.

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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The inspiring tale of a runaway foster child who will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her father, a homeless mentally ill veteran who lives on the streets of LA’s Skid Row. Drama, Black Experiences, Social Justice Contains strong language, mature themes, violence, and sexual violence. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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The R-Word DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 65 MINUTES USA / 2019

The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 67 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Amanda Lukoff Filmmaker Amanda Lukoff grew up advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word “retard(ed).” With “The R-Word,” she unravels the history and lasting effects of this word through the lens of the sibling experience, captivating animation sequences, and selfadvocates speaking truth-to-power – ultimately making the case for why the conversation surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities needs to change. Disability, Current Events/History, Feel-Good, Social Justice Contains strong language.

Rewind DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 87 MINUTES USA / 2019 Director: Sasha Joseph Neulinger

Directors: Lisa Cortés, Farah X The story of how hip-hop changed fashion, leading to the stratospheric and global rise of street wear. It is a journey of African-American creativity, the contributions of unknown women and the limitless possibilities of a cultural movement on a global scale.

Drawing upon an immense home video archive, Sasha Joseph Neulinger exposes the family secret which destroyed his world. The camera that followed his footsteps from the day he was born also captured the story of an unraveling childhood, a high-stakes court battle, and a generational reckoning.

The Arts, Black Experiences

Drama, Social Justice

Suitable for all audiences.

Contains strong language, mature themes, sexual content, violence, and sexual violence.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 10:40 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 1:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Right to Harm

Romantic Comedy

Runner

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 75 MINUTES USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 78 MINUTES UK / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 88 MINUTES USA / 2019

Directors: Matt Wechsler, Annie Speicher

Director: Elizabeth Sankey

Director: Bill Gallagher

A feature documentary that seeks to better understand the way we view love, relationships, and romance in our romantic comedies. Helped by fellow filmmakers, writers, and actors, director Elizabeth Sankey embarks on a journey of investigation and self-discovery through a genre that continues to shape our view of the world.

Guor Maker ran from capture in wartorn Sudan to eventually seek safety in the U.S. In his new life, Maker began running again, and eventually qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. “Runner” depicts Maker’s journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete, and his quest to represent South Sudan at the Olympics.

Contains mature themes.

The Arts, Comedy, Feel-Good, LGBTQ+, Romance, Social Justice

Current Events/History, International, Sports

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 10:10 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Contains strong language, mature themes, nudity, and sexual content.

Contains mature themes and violence.

An exposé on the public health impact of factory farming across the United States told through the eyes of residents in five rural communities. When pushed to their limit, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators. Environmental/Nature, Social Justice

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Safe Spaces

Saint Frances

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 106 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Daniel Schechter

Director: Alex Thompson

A comedy about a New York City professor (Justin Long) who spends a week reconnecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behavior at his college.

At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois - nannying a six-year old. With no time to recover, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’ moms. As her personal relationships suffer, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.

Directors: Chateaubriand Bezerra, Michael Basha, Sarah Gross, Reeyaz Habib, Sade Clacken Joseph, Julia Kennedy, Maria De Sanctis, Christina Jun, Sohil Vaidya

Drama

A USC School of Cinematic Arts production, made possible with funding from Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Comedy, Drama, Jewish Experiences, Social Justice Contains strong language, drug use, mature themes, and sexual content. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 2:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 3:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains strong language, mature themes, and sexual content. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 - 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Samir NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2019

A young American of Middle Eastern descent is framed in the wake of the September 11 attacks and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Thirteen years later, with the help of a rogue CIA operative, he returns to Los Angeles under a false identity to exact revenge.

Asian Experiences, Current Events/ History, Drama, Muslim Experiences, Romance, Social Justice Contains strong language, mature themes, and violence. FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 5:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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The SixTripleEight: No Mail, Low Morale DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 73 MINUTES USA / 2019 Director: James Theres The SixTripleEight (6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion), was the only all-black female battalion sent to Europe during WWII to clear the backlog of 17 million pieces of mail in Birmingham, England and Rouen, France. They faced racism, sexism, and the Nazis, yet finished their work in six months. Current Events/History, Black Experiences, Feel-Good, International, Social Justice Suitable for all audiences. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

South Mountain NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Hilary Brougher Lila (Talia Balsam) is an artist and teacher who has built a modest rural paradise in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her writer husband, Edgar (Scott Cohen). Soon after their teen daughters head off on summer adventures, Edgar reveals he’s started a new family with another woman, leaving Lila alone for a season of anger, revenge, and self-rediscovery.

Stalag Luft III One Man’s Story DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 105 MINUTES USA / 2018 Director: Louise Woehrle

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Told by WWII U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners in Stalag Luft III depicted in the film “The Great Escape.” At age 93, this remarkable man and gifted storyteller relives his experiences with vivid detail – being shot down, being captured by the Nazis, and surviving two long years of uncertainty and tremendous hardship. A saga filled with grit and grace, Charles Woehrle of “The Mighty Eighth” is one of the countless heroes from the Greatest Generation who has much to teach us about war and about life.

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 7:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events/History, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good

Drama Contains strong language, mature themes, and nudity.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains mature themes. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 7:50 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 2:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Standing Up, Falling Down

The Sweet Requiem

Toxic Puzzle

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / INDIA, USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 83 MINUTES USA / 2018

Director: Matt Ratner

Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam

Things are not going according to plan for Scott (Ben Schwartz), a standup comedian begrudgingly returning to Long Island after striking out on the Los Angeles comedy scene. He’s humiliated to move back in with his family and haunted by what could have been with Becky (Eloise Mumford), the hometown girlfriend he abruptly left for the West Coast. Wracked with doubt and facing the prospect of a soul-crushing “real” job, Ben finds an unexpected connection with Marty (Billy Crystal), a local dermatologist and charming barfly with a penchant for karaoke. Scott learns that Marty’s larger-than-life personality and alcoholism mask past disappointments of his own. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Marty and Scott find the strength to start confronting their longsimmering regrets.

When a young, exiled Tibetan woman unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long-suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited and she is propelled on an obsessive search for reconciliation and closure. Asian Experiences, Drama, International Contains violence. In Tibetan with English subtitles.

Director: Bo Landin “Toxic Puzzle” is a medical detective story where award-winning director Bo Landin follows Dr. Paul Cox around the world in a hunt for the hidden killer – the environmental toxin produced by blue-green algae probably causing ALS and Alzheimer’s. Narrated by Harrison Ford. Environmental/Nature, Health/Wellness Suitable for all audiences.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 10:00 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 3:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Comedy, Drama Contains drug use and strong language. THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 12:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 7:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

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Waldo on Weed

The Weight of Water

Well Groomed

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 87 MINUTES USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 79 MINUTES USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 88 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Tommy Avallone

Director: Michael Brown

Director: Rebecca Stern

When their son Waldo is just six months old, Brian and Danielle Dwyer notice he’s experiencing difficulties with his vision. Receiving the devastating diagnosis of eye cancer, the parents follow doctors’ orders and begin chemotherapy on their infant. But when the chemo causes Waldo to become violently ill, they begin a desperate search for alternative therapies, and what they come across is an all-natural, chemical-free option: weed. Alienating their friends, colleagues, and family — and without telling their pediatrician — Brian and Danielle make the controversial decision to treat Waldo with CBD oil. The triumphant results are captured in the film which includes joyous footage of the family as they uplift their lives and build a new home on a cannabis farm. This documentary is a love letter from father to son.

The story of two blind adventurers, Erik Weihenmayer and Indiana native Lonnie Bedwell taking on an absurdly improbable challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon.

Following four champion groomers and their dogs through a year in the life on the technicolor competition circuit, “Well Groomed” explores an America not often portrayed. The film follows dog groomers from their homes to large-scale dog grooming competitions where their communities meet, discuss, and compete with creativity and exuberance.

Environmental/Nature, Sports, Disability Contains strong language. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Suitable for all audiences. MONDAY, OCT. 14 - 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events/History, Drama, Health/Wellness Contains drug use, strong language, and mature themes. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 12 - 2:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Arts, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, Sports

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What We Left Unfinished DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 71 MINUTES AFGHANISTAN, USA, QATAR / 2019 Director: Mariam Ghani “What We Left Unfinished” is the mostly true story of five unfinished feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan, and the people who went to crazy lengths to keep making films in a time when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and the dreams of political regimes merged with the stories told on-screen. Archival fictions, present-day recollections, and Afghanistans both imagined and real collide in a film that reminds us that nations are inventions, and films can reinvent them. Action/Thriller, The Arts, Asian Experiences, International, Muslim Experiences Contains drug use and violence. In Dari and English with English subtitles.

When We Last Spoke NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 104 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Joanne Hock Set in 1966 Texas, a lovable but quirky family deals with their fair share of hard times. Two resilient little girls take us on a journey of tears and laughter as they deal with being abandoned by their mother and the untimely death of their father. It’s love, laughter, wonderful music, down-home cooking, and surprises, all with a small town charm. Starring Corbin Bernsen, Melissa Gilbert, Cloris Leachman. Comedy, Drama, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, Romance Suitable for all audiences. Cloris Leachman to receive Heartland Film’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Saturday, Oct. 19 screening. Read full Cloris Leachmen’s full bio on page 18.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - 10:40 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:15 PM The Historic Artcraft Theatre SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 5:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

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Where We Disappear NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 73 MINUTES / USA / 2019 Director: Simon Fink After committing a crime to protect her son, Anastasia is sentenced to 12 years in a Soviet prison camp. Her arrival upsets the balance between the inmates. In a night of backstabbing and shifting alliances, she must find a way to escape and discover the hidden truth to her survival. Current Events/History, Drama Contains mature themes and violence. MONDAY, OCT. 13 - 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 5:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Official Selections

Witness Theater

Woman in Motion

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 74 MINUTES USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 95 MINUTES USA / 2019

Director: Oren Rudavsky

Director: Todd Thompson

What does it take for one person to understand the experience of another? Claudine’s mother jumped to her death in Paris as the Nazis approached. Aron’s best friend lay down next to his father on a forced march and was shot. Eazek’s mother and sister were loaded onto a train to Treblinka as he was pulled off the line and saved. These are stories told to high school students in New York - as the Survivors explain how they remain full of joy and hope. Now they are sharing their stories in a unique program led by a drama therapist. Can the Survivors sensitize the students and give themselves some closure after all these years? Can the students create a play which will resonate with audiences? Can the experiences of one person ever be truly understood by another?

Nichelle Nichols’ (“Star Trek”) daunting task to launch a national blitz for NASA, recruiting 8,000 of the nation’s best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian, and Latino men and women to fly in space. The Arts, Asian Experiences, Black Experiences, Current Events/History, Feel-Good, Jewish Experiences, Latinx Experiences, Muslim Experiences, Native Experiences

A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 81 MINUTES USA / 2019 Director: Yu Gu Football and feminism collide as we follow two former NFL cheerleaders who file class-action lawsuits against their teams and the league alleging wage theft and illegal employment practices. After more than 50 years of pervasive silence, these women expose the gender inequality at the heart of America’s favorite pastime. Current Events/History, Social Justice, Sports

Suitable for all audiences.

Contains strong language.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 - 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events/History, The Arts, Jewish Experiences; Education Contains mature themes. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - 12:40 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 - 12:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Film Screeners Film Programming Interns: JB Bilbrey AndrĂŠ Guima Tiara Spells Nathaniel Uecker Cara Wilson

Zulu Summer DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES USA, SOUTH AFRICA / 2019 Directors: Joseph Litzinger, Eric Schrader After receiving a suspicious e-mail from an African prince, a radio DJ in smalltown Montana forges an international alliance that will change the lives of people continents apart. Black Experiences, Current Events/ History, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, International, Social Justice Suitable for all audiences. SUNDAY, OCT. 13 - 12:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 - 2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Volunteer Screeners: Sarah Abraham Christian Arciniega Ben Barrick Ashley Baylor Kelly Boe Howard Bowers Aaron Brelsford Jennifer Coffey Joshua Connelly Ellen Considine Ben Cramer Ann Cummings Steven Curtis John Dalton Karen Dietrick Andrew Doehrman Beth Dow Julie Easton Beau Farrell Carol Filkins Lisa Fisher Jody Flynn Julia Frick Karen Fried Karen Gelb Saundra Gilbert Jackson Gillespie Christina Goshell Jean Graham Tom Gulley Lauren Hall Casey Harper Stacy Hennessy Sarah Hoback 140

Sheryl Holko Terri Horvath Christine Jackson Lindsey Jones Maura Kent Tim Kern Laura Kitterman Brandon Kratkoczki Joanna Krauze Tolitha Lewis Courtney Lickliter Debi Lyon Robin MacKellar Cindy Marin Bob Massie Leah McClain Antonio Menendez Steve Moll Daniel Mulvaney Natalie Nemeth Clark Pfifer Valeria Phillips Steph Pifer Christine Plantenga Sydney Powell Claire Reagan Amanda Reichling Greg Retter Nathan Richard Bret Robinson Dane Rogers Tammy Rutledge Bret Sexton Dania Smith Logan Sowash Mark Steenbarger Justin Stenger Amy Tompkins Lew Truex Deepu Varghese Bobbi Whittemore Hope Williams Cynthia Wilson Danny Wright


A N A I IND SPOTLIGHT We are excited to exhibit films with ties to the Hoosier state for the fifth year of our Indiana Spotlight Competition. These films are in competition for the Indiana Spotlight Award and $2,000 cash prize.

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Last Year at the Crossing The MisEducation of Bindu DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 75 MINUTES / USA / 2018

The Music Makers of Gennett Records

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 104 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 86 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Kathy Bruner

Director: Prarthana Mohan

Director: Todd Gould

An alternative high school in smalltown Indiana is the last, best chance for four struggling teens to earn a diploma. Their dedicated school administrator holds out hope that this is the year they can overcome their obstacles. A heartbreaking and hopeful portrait of teens trying to rise above their circumstances.

At 15, Bindu Chaudry has been thrust into public school. All she wants is to go back to homeschooling. In hopes of escaping the school bullies, Bindu tries to get her mother to sign a form to take a Spanish test, the only credits she needs to graduate high school, but her mother refuses.

During the early 20th century, one tiny recording studio in Richmond, Indiana, had a big impact on the soundtrack of the Jazz Age. “The Music Makers of Gennett Records” tells the unlikely story of the Gennett Recording Studios, where many of the greatest artists in American jazz, blues, country, and gospel music first recorded.

Education, Drama

Asian Experiences, Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+, Romance

Contains drug use, strong language, mature themes, sexual content, and violence.

Contains drug use, strong language, and mature themes.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

In English and Hindi with English subtitles. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

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The Arts, Current Events/History Suitable for all audiences. FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 12:50 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:10 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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Rev. Marvin Chandler: Open to the Moment

The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs

Syndrome K

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 72 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 59 MINUTES / USA / 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE OFFICIAL SELECTION / 72 MINUTES USA, ITALY / 2019

Directors: David Gudaitis, Larry Laswell The story of Reverend Marvin Chandler, who first played the piano 85 years ago at the age of four in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, worked with migrant workers and negotiated for prisoners during the Attica riots, and ministered to communities in Rochester, New York, San Francisco, and Indianapolis.

Directors: Kim Jacobs, Kyle Travers Terre Haute-born Eugene Debs was a founding member of America’s Socialist Party and a five-time candidate for president. He became a fierce advocate for worker rights and social change. His oratory tested America’s tolerance for free speech and cost Debs his freedom. But even from prison, he campaigned for the presidency. Current Events/History, Social Justice

Director: Stephen Edwards “Syndrome K” tells the true story of three courageous Roman Catholic doctors that made up a deadly and fake disease to save Roman Jews from deportation at the hands of the Nazis. Current Events/History, International, Jewish Experiences, Social Justice Contains violence and mature themes.

Contains mature themes.

In English and Italian with English subtitles.

Suitable for all audiences.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Paired with short “While I Yet Live.” Visit page 102 to learn more.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

The Arts, Black Experiences, Current Events/History, Social Justice

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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a bold cinematic space

We Shall Not Die Now

Whelm

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 104 MINUTES / USA / 2019

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 114 MINUTES / USA / 2019

Director: Ashton Gleckman “We Shall Not Die Now” explores the Holocaust, where between 1939 and 1945, over six million Jews and 11 million others were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime. Seventyfive years after the conclusion of the war, this film seeks to explore not only the horrific human tragedy and what we can learn from it, but the resilience of those that rebuilt their lives in spite of the unimaginable.

Director: Skyler Lawson “Whelm” is a thriller set deep in the Great Depression where two estranged brothers get tangled in a rivalry between a legendary bank robber and an eccentric young criminal. Through a series of bizarre occurrences, they find they are part of a larger historic scheme. Drama, Current Events/History Contains strong language and violence.

Current Events/History, Drama, Jewish Experiences

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

Contains mature themes.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:10 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:20 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 17 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Index of films (a-z) 1275 Days............................................................................. 103

The Garden Left Behind*...................................................92

The Music Makers of Gennett Records....................... 142

17 Blocks*...............................................................................90

Gay Chorus Deep South.................................................. 115

My Beautiful Stutter......................................................... 127

25 km/h...................................................................................40

A Girl From Mogadishu................................................... 116

My Home India.................................................................. 127

2040....................................................................................... 103

Go Back to China............................................................... 116

My Indiana Muse............................................................... 128

5B........................................................................................... 103

Gods and Monsters...............................................................61

Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence.............................. 128

63 UP.......................................................................................60

Going Attractions: The Definitive Story

A New Christmas............................................................... 128

...As If They Were Angels................................................. 104

of the Movie Palace........................................................... 116

The Old Man and the Pond............................................. 129

Afterlife................................................................................. 104

Good Game: The Beginning............................................ 117

Olympic Dreams................................................................ 129

Always in Season................................................................ 104

The Great Alaskan Race................................................... 117

One Man Dies a Million Times...................................... 129

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary ��������������������������72

Greener Grass*......................................................................92

Paradise Without People................................................. 130

American Tap...................................................................... 105

Grit........................................................................................ 117

Philophobia......................................................................... 130

American Tragedy.............................................................. 105

Guest Artist*..........................................................................93

Pipe Dreams........................................................................ 130

American Woman............................................................... 105

Happy Cleaners.................................................................. 118

The Pollinators................................................................... 131

Anbessa................................................................................. 106

Honeyland...............................................................................73

Pop-Pop Is Dead................................................................ 131

The Apollo..............................................................................73

House of Champions......................................................... 118

Princess of the Row........................................................... 131

Apollo 11.................................................................................73

House of Hummingbird*.....................................................93

The Quiet American.............................................................62

Around the Sun.................................................................. 106

How About Adolf..................................................................41

The R-Word......................................................................... 132

Artifishal............................................................................... 106

However Long.................................................................... 118

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Journey............................62

Attla....................................................................................... 107

I Am Human........................................................................ 119

The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion..................................... 132

Ask Dr. Ruth..........................................................................72

I Want My MTV................................................................ 119

Rev. Marvin Chandler: Open to the Moment.............143

Autism Goes to College.................................................... 107

Il traditore / The Traitor.....................................................61

The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs............................... 143

Bachelor Mother...................................................................75

Imaginary Order................................................................. 119

Rewind.................................................................................. 132

Balloon.....................................................................................40

In A New York Minute..................................................... 120

Right to Harm..................................................................... 133

Band Geeks.......................................................................... 107

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade...............................75

Romantic Comedy............................................................. 133

Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story................................ 108

Indy Shorts Winners............................................................98

Runner.................................................................................. 133

Born in Evin...........................................................................41

The Infiltrators................................................................... 120

Running With Beto..............................................................63

Boy Genius.......................................................................... 108

International Falls............................................................. 120

Safe Spaces........................................................................... 134

Boys Who Like Girls......................................................... 108

ism.......................................................................................... 121

Saint Frances....................................................................... 134

¡Boza!.................................................................................... 109

Jump Shot*.............................................................................94

Samir..................................................................................... 134

Breaking Away.......................................................................74

Justine................................................................................... 121

Sea of Shadows......................................................................73

Breaking Their Silence:

The Keeper..............................................................................41

The Set-Up.............................................................................75

Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War...........109

The Kids Table.................................................................... 121

The SixTripleEight: No Mail, Low Morale..................135

By the Grace of God.............................................................60

Koko: A Red Dog Story.................................................... 122

Slay the Dragon.....................................................................63

Cachada - The Opportunity............................................ 109

The Last Berliner..................................................................41

Some Like it Hot...................................................................75

Catching Up........................................................................ 110

The Last Color.................................................................... 122

South Mountain................................................................. 135

The Cave.................................................................................73

Last Year at the Crossing.................................................. 142

Stalag Luft III - One Man’s Story................................. 135

Changing the Game........................................................... 110

Latter Day Jew................................................................... 122

Standing Up, Falling Down............................................ 136

Chèche Lavi / Looking for Life...................................... 110

Le Chocolat De H.............................................................. 123

The Sweet Requiem........................................................... 136

China Love........................................................................... 111

Leftover Women................................................................. 123

Syndrome K......................................................................... 143

Cleo: If I Could Turn Back Time.......................................41

Light From Light............................................................... 123

Synonyms................................................................................63

Colewell*.................................................................................90

Lo que siento por ti / What I feel for you ������������������� 124

System Crasher......................................................................41

The Condor & The Eagle................................................. 111

Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk................................. 124

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.......................................73

The Dog Doc....................................................................... 111

Love Them First:

Toxic Puzzle......................................................................... 136

Dolor y gloria / Pain and Glory........................................60

Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary.......................... 124

Up..............................................................................................75

Don’t Be Nice...................................................................... 112

Lovers.................................................................................... 125

Waldo on Weed................................................................... 137

Drive Like Andretti........................................................... 112

Lucky Grandma.................................................................. 125

We Shall Not Die Now...................................................... 144

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.............................64

Mafak / Screwdriver......................................................... 125

The Weight of Water......................................................... 137

Ek Je Chhilo Raja............................................................... 112

Man Camp........................................................................... 126

Well Groomed..................................................................... 137

Ernie & Joe*...........................................................................91

Mary 4 Mayor..................................................................... 126

What We Left Unfinished................................................ 138

Eva: A-7063............................................................................61

Mickey and the Bear............................................................62

Whelm.................................................................................. 144

Facing the Dragon............................................................. 113

Midnight Cowboy.................................................................74

When We Last Spoke........................................................ 138

Fantastic Fungi................................................................... 113

Midnight Traveler.................................................................72

Where We Disappear........................................................ 138

Feast of the Seven Fishes................................................. 113

Mike Wallace is Here...........................................................72

Witness Theater................................................................. 139

Fire on the Hill................................................................... 114

The MisEducation of Bindu............................................ 142

The Wizard of Oz..................................................................75

Float...................................................................................... 114

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements*.....94

Woman in Motion.............................................................. 139

For Izzy................................................................................. 114

Mother’s Little Helpers.................................................... 126

A Woman’s Work:

For Sama*...............................................................................91

Ms. White Light................................................................. 127

The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem.................................... 139

For They Know Not What They Do............................. 115

The Mummy...........................................................................74

Zulu Summer....................................................................... 140

Foster Boy............................................................................ 115

*Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category

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2019 Heartland International Film Festival Guidebook  

Full film lineup, schedule, events, and information for the 28th annual Heartland International Film Festival, Oct. 10-20 in Indianapolis.

2019 Heartland International Film Festival Guidebook  

Full film lineup, schedule, events, and information for the 28th annual Heartland International Film Festival, Oct. 10-20 in Indianapolis.