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2017

T E R A H LAN D fil m fes tival

Oct. 12-22

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Welcome to the 2017 Heartland Film Festival............. 4 About Heartland Film......................................................... 6 How to Fest............................................................................ 8 Staff & Board of Directors................................................10 2017 Donors.........................................................................12 Support Heartland Film....................................................14 Film in Indiana....................................................................16 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients.....................18 Festival Award Juries.........................................................20 How to Pick Movies/Award Categories.......................26 Schedule of Screenings......................................................30 Special Events......................................................................35 Woodbridge Pavilion Schedule.......................................41 Premiere Screenings...........................................................42 Special Presentations.........................................................50 Panel Discussions................................................................54 Directed by Women...........................................................58 Foreign Language Best Picture Contenders................63 Finalists.................................................................................73 Official Selections...............................................................91 Indiana Spotlight Program.............................................153 High School Film Competition.....................................159 Index of Films by Genre..................................................167 Index of Films A-Z............................................................169 Sponsors..............................................................................172

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This year’s film festival marks my first

This festival begins the second quarter

anniversary with Heartland Film and

century for the Heartland Film

I could not be more pleased. The staff

Festival, and we couldn’t be prouder

has produced a program this year that

of our Festival and Indianapolis, the

allows us continued movement in

city that is our home. Here are some

becoming a major international film

interesting facts about our Festival:

festival to our community and the film

Heartland has the largest prize purse

industry. Thank you, staff.

of any film festival in the country.

I want to welcome new additions this year. It is a pleasure

Independent filmmakers rely upon these funds to keep on

to see members of the San Diego Cinema Society who

making films.

follow film festivals all over the world. They are now in

Every year, our visiting filmmakers laud our Hoosier

Indianapolis attending Heartland and I’m very much aware

Hospitality and how welcome they feel at our Festival. Please

that we know how to show guests a good time. And to our

take the time to meet and welcome any filmmaker you see

visiting distributors, welcome! With over 150 independent

(they’re the ones wearing the orange lanyards).

filmmakers who have incredible films, distributors will have many choices for consideration. Our Filmmakers' Brunch is

We rely upon more than 1,500 volunteers to produce this

more than just a wonderful event for attending filmmakers,

festival every year, and they do tremendous work. We can

but it is also a smorgasbord of filmmakers for potential

always use more help – won’t you consider joining us?

distribution. These two groups of visitors are the perfect

Our film submissions broke a new record this year. We

example of international film festivals’ objectives:

received 3,484 films from 104 countries.

(1) Great films for the consumer to offer entertainment;

We are appreciative of the numerous, very generous

(2) Assisting our filmmakers with securing excellent

supporters, donors, and sponsors who believe in Heartland

distribution to continue their work “after” the film

and what we do. The financial contribution of these

festival circuits.

underwriters and those who buy the tickets and attend the events and screenings provide our much-needed funding.

On behalf of Heartland Film Festival, I want to say thank you to our board of directors for their ongoing support

Lastly, I personally thank those members of our incredible

during the year and to also welcome our new chair, Stan

staff team, our volunteers, our board of directors and

Soderstom and our vice chair, Betty Stilwell. And I never

our emeritus advisory board for their active, passionate

want to miss acknowledging our volunteers and seasonal staff

engagement during the Festival and in the months leading up

members. Film festivals could never survive without them.

to it. You make us all proud.

Watch for updates during the Festival. I call your attention

Stan D. Soderstrom

to a collection of films that are being submitted to the

Chairman of the Board, Heartland Film

Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globes ) and the ®

Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academy Awards®) for Best Foreign Language nomination consideration. These are top films from their respective countries and Heartland Film Festival is the first film festival of the year to showcase a sampling of this collection of films being submitted. Welcome. Thank you for joining us. I look forward to speaking with all of you. I love hanging outside the screening doors to hear comments. Remember my old line: “The enjoyment of a film festival is the discussion that happens after a film.” I’ll see you at the movies!

Craig Prater President, Heartland Film

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On behalf of the City of Indianapolis,

Welcome to the 2017 Heartland Film

it is my pleasure to welcome

Festival! Indiana is proud to host this showcase for talented filmmakers each

you to the 2017 Heartland Film Festival. This year marks the 26

year. For 26 years the Heartland Film

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anniversary of this event, an 11-day

Festival has been an important part

celebration of international cinema

of the cultural fabric of not only our

and engaging events around the

capital city but our entire state.

Circle City. Indianapolis embraces

As Indiana’s largest and longest

the international diversity of our community, and the

running film festival, the Heartland Film Festival brings

Heartland Film Festival is an important contributor that

talented filmmakers from around the world to central

provides a culturally rich dimension to our city.

Indiana. Whether their films inspire, educate, or seek to shift

Just as you leave a Heartland movie transformed and

perspectives on the world they are entertaining films that do

inspired by powerful storytelling, I hope you have an

more than entertain.

opportunity to be inspired by Indianapolis and our Hoosier

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

Hospitality. Our city is full of top attractions, world-class

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

performing arts, restaurants for all tastes, and an array of

range of leisure activities and great restaurants to experience

shopping that can be found throughout downtown and in

during your free time.

our eclectic cultural districts linked by the Indianapolis

Congratulations to all of the participants and winners of

Cultural Trail.

the 2017 Heartland Film Festival. We look forward to

Best wishes for a wonderful celebration of independent film!

a continued partnership with Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis and the State of Indiana.

Joseph H. Hogsett Mayor, City of Indianapolis

Eric J. Holcomb Governor, State of Indiana

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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 entertaining films that do more than just entertain – they are movies that stay with you.

Year-Round Programs Truly Moving Picture Award Contact Us 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2 Indianapolis, IN 46203

Heartland Film honors select theatrically-released films–entertaining movies that do more than just entertain–with the Truly Moving Picture Award. The Award allows studios and distributors to inform potential audiences of a film’s transformative power.

Phone: 317.464.9405

Heartland Film Roadshow

Email: info@heartlandfilm.org Web: heartlandfilm.org

The Heartland Film Roadshow travels all 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 upcoming calendar of screenings online at heartlandfilm.org/roadshow. Heartland Film Institute The Heartland Film Institute inspires students and young filmmakers through initiatives such as the High School Film Competition and various workshops and seminars at the Festival and throughout the rest of the year.

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To Our Cultural Journey: India Fans, It is with great pleasure and pride that we inform our Heartland Film Festival audiences what a great success we experienced August 17-20, 2017 at the inaugural Cultural Journey celebration. With films and filmmakers from India, our honored guest Neeta Bhushan (the Consul General of India), and international film programmers, the Heartland Film message was being sent around the world. To our committee chair, Neelu Sondhi and her committee members; to our honorary chairs, Tom & Arlene Grande and Frank & Katrina Basile, your involvement was greatly

A Special Thank You to Our Cultural Journey: India Sponsors & Partners

appreciated. To our International Film Programmer, Hannah Fisher, who secured the film line-up with support recommendations from International Film Programmer of Indian films, Therese Hayes–your tireless work helped Heartland Film become recognized worldwide. Amy Pauszek, your promotional work with photographers was noticed and appreciated. And lastly, to our audience: your appreciation of films from India, your laughter and tears during screenings told us that you enjoyed the program. Films, entertainment, food, beverages, and Bollywood dancers made the event very special. You won’t want to miss next year when the Cultural Journey goes to Mexico!

Presented by: Lilly Made possible by CICF: The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation With Additional Sponsorship Support From: • The Glick Fund • Current; India Association of Indianapolis, Inc.; John & Chichi Guy; Bollywood Beats; Lilly India Network; Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre; Sondhi Solutions • Indiana Yoga Magazine; Talk to Tucker; Asian American Alliance, Inc.; Everhart Studio; N. Clay & Amy Robbins Our Community Partners: India Café; Chapati; Briyani House; India Palace; Rene’s Bakery;

Sincerely,

Flag and Banner Company; Gadi Boukai, Broker/Realtor, F.C. Tucker; Desi Fusion; Hops & Fire; Indiana Permanent Cosmetics; Michael Ault, Vice President of Development, Heartland Film

Naval and Neelu Sondhi; Chandru and Nandini Sundaram; Anoop and Rani Sondhi; Jimmy & Sonia Barona; Indianapolis Motor Speedway; National Bank of Indianapolis; Naga & Satya Chalasani; Griffith Family Foundation; Sreemala Murthy;

Craig Prater, President, Heartland Film

Aparna Satheesan Hari, Samyoga School of Dance; Dr. Anindita Sen, Nrityangan; Anitha Srikant, Nriyanjali Dance School; Archana Thaker, Aradhana Institute of Dance; Anita Lerche; Anisha Mahenthiran; Benny the Dhol guy; DNK Presents; Just Pop In; Amy Pauszek; Leslie Donchetz; Hoosier Mama; K.P. Singh Designs; Hotel Tango; Harjeet Kaur; Indianapolis Zoo; Actors Theatre of Indiana; Civic Theatre; Broadway in Indianapolis


How to Purchase Screening Tickets Single ticket price ONLINE Visit heartlandfilmfestival.org........................................................................................................................

$12

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

$12

AT THE THEATERS Walk right on up to the Festival box office..................................................................................................

$12

10-Pack Online Ticket Vouchers

Group Discount

For a limited time and the first time ever, the popular ticket voucher 10-pack is available online and can be redeemed for any standard film screening during the 2017 Heartland Film Festival. Buy now and save: $20 savings over 10 standard tickets, or $40 total savings if you’re a member of Heartland Film (compared to the $12 box office/online single ticket price)! Purchase online at heartlandfilmfestival.org.

Group sales for 10 or more screening tickets are available by calling the Heartland office at 317.464.9405.

Additional Ticketing Information Attendees must be seated 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the screening or their seat may be forfeited. You may purchase tickets to future Festival screenings at the theaters. However, we ask that you make those purchases during off-peak hours.

Special Event Tickets Tickets for all special events are available through Heartland’s toll-free ticket line at 1.866.HFF.1010 or online at heartlandfilmfestival.org. Prices vary by event.

Audience Choice Awards After each screening you will use the provided ballot to rate the film from one to five. Ballots will be tabulated to decide the Audience Choice Award winner for each of the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short.

Fest Passes The Fest Pass is the best way to fully enjoy the Heartland Film Festival. There are three Fest Pass options: Matinee Pass.............................................................................. $125 Allows you access to unlimited regular matinee screenings that begin before 5 pm any day during the Festival. Must show pass at box office in exchange for a ticket.

Winners will be announced at Closing Night on Sunday, Oct. 22 (voting will run through Saturday, Oct. 21).

Cinephile Pass........................................................................... $250

Festival Survey Tell us a little about yourself and your Festival experience for a chance to win a Festival Experience Package for the 27th Heartland Film Festival in 2018 and a Heartland Film merchandise package. Take the survey online at heartlandfilm.org/survey, or fill out the paper survey at AMC Castleton Square 14 or AMC Showplace Traders Point 12. Only one entry allowed per person, winner to be chosen at random by December 31, 2017.

Allows you access to unlimited regular film screenings. Must show pass at box office in exchange for a ticket. Festival Experience Package................................................. $350 Includes one Cinephile Fest Pass (Unlimited Regular Screenings) plus access to a new Filmmakers Lounge area in the Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14.

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Screening Venues

Event Venues

AMC Castleton Square 14 (a) 6020 East 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46250

Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 (a) 6020 East 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46250

AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 (b) 5920 West 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46278 Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields(c) 4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208

The Hi-Fi/Pure Eatery (d) 1043 Virginia Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46203

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

Official Hotel The Courtyard Marriott is the official hotel of the 2017 Heartland Film Festival, located at 8670 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Online Festival Community 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 @heartland_film

Look for the Orange Lanyards

Snapchat

More than 150 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.

@heartlandfilm Spread the word about the inspiring films you’ve seen! Use this hashtag in your social media posts:

Sign Up for Emails Visit heartlandfilm.org and sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily updates during the Festival about attending filmmakers, TBA film decisions, filmmaker interviews and more. After the Festival ends you will receive monthly updates about Festival films, upcoming Roadshow screenings, and everything else happening in the world of Heartland Film.

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Craig Prater

Michael Ault

Adam Howell

Greg Sorvig

Susan Frenzel

Angie Monger

President

Vice President of Development

Director of Operations

Director of Film Programming & Marketing

Volunteer Manager

Film Programming Manager

Yarguiry Ferrer

Lisa Ripley

Sarah Silcox

Abby Specht

Administrative Services Coordinator

Development Manager

Marketing Manager

Operations Manager & Programming Coordinator

Christiana Beasley

Julie Sommers Neuman

Project Administrator

Grant Writer

Board Officers

Board Members

Founder

Frank Basile

David Klapper

Kelly Busch

Steve Mattingly

Ellen Butz

Seth Maxwell

Gary D. Cohen

Charlie Morgan

Kim Dollin

Gregory M. Paul

Stan Soderstrom

Rick Eldridge

Judith J. Pickens

Chairman of the Board

Arlene Grande

Angelo Pizzo

Christina Hale

Robert Spoonmore

Betty Stilwell Vice Chairman

David Wong

Michael J. Hulka

Secretary

Steve Harkness Treasurer

Gary D. Cohen Past Chairman of the Board

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Jeffrey Sparks Founder & President Emeritus


Matt Williams

Charles Baines

Stephanie Bartelt

Sara Rust

Print Traffic Manager

Theater Manager

Box Office Manager

Box Office Manager

Britt Coundiff

Chrishaun Beasley

Casey Duckworth

Maria Samaras

Heartland Concierge

Theater Manager

Box Office Manager

Box Office Manager

Max Pitchkites

Allison Gibbs Theater Manager

Julie Landrum

Guidebook Editor

Bailey Scales

Taylor Hypes

Pavilion Manager

Box Office Manager

Theater Manager

Special Event Committees

Support Committees

Opening Night Event

Airport Hospitality

Transportation

Castleton Theater Chairs

Cheryl Balog, Chair

Ed Locke, Chair

Dennis Christine, Chair

Michele Luteski, Chair

Dawn Brannon-Braun, Chair

Hospitality Suite

Social Media

Tina Morris, Chair

GLOW: Awards Party

Debby Holton, Chair

Julie Easton, Chair

Traders Point Theater Chairs

Diane Strader, Chair

Julia Sheehan, Chair

Otto N. Frenzel, Chair

Sally Zelonis, Chair

Welcome Bags

Megan McPhail, Chair

Donna Quiring, Chair Erin Quiring, Chair

Closing Night Event

Barbara Jablonski, Chair

Lorrie Manuszak, Chair

Jan Taylor, Chair

Amy Pauszek, Chair

Woodbridge Pavilion Taisa Mundy, Chair

Mark Manuszak, Chair

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Short Film Programmer Julie Landrum


Premiere Silver Screen $5,000 Donors

Director $1,000 Donors

Cameo Role $250 Donors

• Frank & Katrina Basile

• Jimmy & Sonia Barona

• Michael Ault

• Gary D. & Marlene Cohen

• Boncosky Charitable Foundation

• Ron & Helmi Banta

• Tom & Arlene Grande

• Daniel R. & Mary Brady

• Daniel & Kim Cook

• John & ChiChi Guy

• Jeff & Ellen Butz

• Thomas & Maribeth Fischer

• Sandy Hilgemeier

• William & Moira Carlstedt

• Janice Fitzgerald

• Robert & Rhonda Kaspar

• John & Kimberly Dewey

• Richard & Anne Gilbert

• David & Betty Klapper

• Karen Fried

• Tom & Jenny Godby

• Betty Stilwell

• Chris & Catherine Gahl

• Norman & Barbara Gurwitz

• Van Riper Woodard Family Foundation

• Alan & Anne Kimbell

• Robert H. Kipper

• John & Karen McConnell

• Paula Lange

• John Mutz

• Marnie Maxwell

• Douglas & Michelle Rose

• Terry & Kelly Busch

• Katherine McKinney

• Judy Roudebush

• Chicago Partners, Wealth Advisors

• Edward Memmen

• Daniel Rushing

• Eric & Kim Dollin

• Melinda Moore

• Anoop & Rani Sondhi

• Rick & Krista Eldridge

• Tina Morris

• Naval & Neelu Sondhi

• Niel & Karen Ellerbrook

• Joe & LeeAnn Muldoon

• CP & Nandini Sundaram

• Steve & Shelly Harkness

• James Mutter

• Mike Ullrich & Joy Partridge Ullrich

• Michael & Liane Hulka

• Martha O’Connor

• Matt Urbanski

• Bruce & Wendy Pallman

Silver Screen Society $2,500 Donors

• Larry & Carol Landis • Stephen & Stacey Mattingly • Seth Maxwell • Chris McElwee & Christina Hale • Charlie Morgan & Kelly Smith • Gregory Paul • Angelo Pizzo • N. Clay & Amy Robbins • Stan & Misty Soderstrom • Robert & Alison Spoonmore • Rod & Ann Taylor • Robert & Suzanne Thomas • Andy & MaDonna Wolf • David & Melissa Wong

• Amy Pauszek

Screenwriter $500 Donors

• Larry & Rhonda Peffer

• William & Gretchen Bobbs • Gadi & Michele Boukai • Naga & Satya Chalasani • Donald & Dolly Craft • Jennifer Cross

• Ora Pescovitz • Debra Potts • Greg Retter • Dave Ripley & Kristen Hein • Lisa Ripley • Jeff & Sandi Roberts

• Julie Easton

• Phil & Susan Salsbery

• Jill Frame • Scott & Amy Kosnoff • Newton Becker Bouwkamp • Brian Norman

• Patricia Schahill • James Spahn • Tim & Sue Ann Specht • Carol Weiss

• Sandy Pagano

• Stephen Wintermeyer

• Judith Pickins

• Vanita Yadav

• Armen Shanafelt • Laurence E. & Julie Sommers Neuman • Dr. & Roberta Walton • Emily West

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Key Festival Supporters Heartland Film Festival operations are made possible in part through the gracious support of our sponsors and the key financial 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 26th Festival without your support. Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation

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

Arthur Jordan Foundation

Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Cohen Family Foundation

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

The David & Betty Klapper Family Foundation

National Endowment of the Arts

Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Inc.

Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski, PC

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Foundation

Old National Bancorp

Fieldstead Foundation

Penrod Society Reelworks Studios, LLC

RetroNu Limited Salesforce Foundation Sam’s Club Starbucks The Ackerman Foundation The Glick Fund – A CICF Fund The Windsor Group Van Riper Woodard Family Foundation Weather For All Hoosiers

Filmmaker Bag Donors Steve Zetzl & Brigette Gedig (Community Health); Kim Campbell Beasley (Garfield Comics/PAW’S, Inc.); Linda Rosenberg (HALO Branded Solutions); Heartland Film; K.T. Berry, GM (Houlihans, Castleton Square); Ritchie Smith (Indiana Pacers); Joyce Bell (Indianapolis Colts); Carmen M. Duvet, Asst. Manager (Johnny Rockets, Castleton Square); Kim White (Kim White Photography); Clarissa McNeil (Kite Realty); Ron Hobson (Maple Grove Elementary School); Christine Born (Maybury Cafe); Mayor Joseph H. Hogsett & Caroline Ellert (Mayor, City of Indianapolis); David Toney, GM (McAlisters, Castleton Square); Nestle; Carol Buck (Not Just Popcorn); Office Depot; Monica Miles (Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy); Dr. Arthur Rettig; Karen King (St. Christopher’s School); Kayla Dippel (Target 135, Greenwood); Sarah Guffy (Target Southport); Target Glendale; Target Nora; Target Carmel West; Donna Striby (Visit Indy); Dena Volpert (Vistar of Kentucky); Brandon Rollins (Walmart 135 Greenwood); Julie Boyce (Walmart US 31 Southport); Lori, Personnel (Walmart Emerson Ave. Greenwood); Missy Beide (Walmart Beech Grove)

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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. But the Heartland Film Festival seeks a different kind of profit. 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 entertaining films that do more than just entertain. 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.

Ways to Donate Ticket sales account for less than 20 percent of Heartland Film’s year-round operating budget. Your tax-deductible donations sustain the operations and ongoing mission of Heartland Film. • 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.

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. With only 10 staff members, Heartland would not be where it is today without the hard work and determination of its volunteer family. To become a Heartland Film volunteer today, sign up at heartlandfilm.org.

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Becom e a m e m ber to day: heartlandfil m.o rg/m e m bers hip Heartland Film is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your membership and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Say Hello to Indianapolis’ New Film Commissioner Teresa Sabatine Heartland Film Festival had a great opportunity to spend a few minutes with Indianapolis’ new Film Commissioner, Teresa Sabatine, whose responsibility is positioning the city as a productionfriendly location for film projects. Our reporter wanted to learn more about Ms. Sabatine’s role and her plans for the future of filmmaking in Indianapolis. HFF: Do you have any immediate goals that you hope to accomplish? TS: Our two biggest goals are to bring more filmmakers to the state and to invest in the talent we have in our own backyard. We have an incredibly talented workforce ready to work on projects. There has been a lack of investment in our creative class and it is our job to turn that around. We spent the first year figuring out what was necessary to grow the industry. It is safe to say that by the end of 2017 we will have a robust location database showcasing our city and state’s beautiful locations and a crew database that will help producers hire locally when they are in town. In addition, we have been working with legislatures on passing a media tax incentive to help bring business to the state. Unfortunately, with 40 or more states offering filming incentives it is no longer possible to recruit serious business without offering a competitive incentive to filmmakers. HFF: We read that you have 18 months to develop the department. Is this a realistic time frame? TS: A study conducted in 2014 showed that if we had a dedicated film office in Indianapolis, the production industry could potentially grow to have an economic impact of up to $6 million year after year. This generated interest with the City of Indianapolis, the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Visit Indy. Together, they committed to a two-year initiative focused on building a film office and recruiting new business to Central Indiana. We are about seven months from our two-year timeline and are currently fundraising to help keep the office going until 2021. Filmmakers sometimes plan projects 18 months to 3 years in advance, and we need to be working with them

that entire time to get them to choose Indiana. We’ve had much success in our first year and a half. However, we need to seriously invest in that talent and that is why our current fundraising strategy focuses on sustaining the office for at least three more years and putting money into local projects and outside projects that we think will be beneficial to the Central Indiana community and economy. If our state follows suit and passes a media incentive, we will really be able to hit the ground running and show people what is possible for film and media in Indiana. For the first time in a long time, major players in the industry are thinking about Indiana for their next project. I am doing my best to close the deal by offering incredible locations, a robust crew database and film-friendly vendors, but without an incentive we are really going after projects one at a time instead of maximizing the opportunity for economic impact and job creation. The things that keep me up at night are creating jobs for our talented crew and continuing to lose home grown projects written about Indiana ("The Fault in Our Stars," "Stranger Things") to surrounding states like Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. HFF: We know your role on the surface, but can you give us insight to the role and expectations of your office and what you hope to accomplish in the next 18 months? TS: We offer concierge service for filmmakers working and living in Central Indiana. Indianapolis is such a friendly city, and after hosting the Super Bowl, accommodating film crews is a piece of cake. Our permitting is super affordable, our city is easy to navigate and our business owners and community partners are very excited to have productions in town. If you give us enough lead time we can also help negotiate film-friendly hotel rates at all of our downtown and Central Indiana hotels. It doesn’t hurt to mention that you can film downtown in a city setting and be in a beautiful rural farm setting in 15 minutes. In my wildest dreams I would love to have three to four television shows filming in and around downtown, independent and feature films by the dozens during the summer and the fall and a lot of local content being produced thanks to a Film Indy community fund. We are ready and very excited to help filmmakers produce their projects in Central Indiana and can’t wait for the phone to ring. Because we are just beginning, I will be the one to answer. HFF: Teresa, thank you so much for your time. We appreciate your work in Indianapolis and hope to see great productions coming to Indianapolis.

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THINK INDY FOR YOUR NEXT PRODUCTION YOU THINK YOU KNOW US, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA. INDY ADVANTAGES • More than 50% of the U.S. population is within a day's drive of Indianapolis. • #1 rated airport in North America means your crew can fly in from anywhere without hassles. • The cost and ease of doing work in Indy make the city an affordable film destination. • Award winning commercial-quality crew. • Indy offers diverse locations and iconic sports venues within a 30 minute drive of the city center.

FILM Learn more and submit a film application at: FILMINDY.COM

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The Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award The Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor Heartland Film gives to those who have inspired filmmakers and audiences over the course of their cinematic careers. This year, Heartland Film is proud to honor two Hollywood legends: Rob Reiner and Alan Ladd, Jr.

Rob Reiner Two-time Emmy® Award winner Rob Reiner first came to fame as an actor on the landmark teleision series “All In The Family.” He went on to become an acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures of the last 35 years. From "This Is Spinal Tap," "Stand By Me," "The Princess Bride" and "When Harry Met Sally," to "Misery," "A Few Good Men," "The American President," "Ghosts of Mississippi," and "The Bucket List," Reiner has shown versatility in tackling different genres. His latest film, "LBJ," stars Woody Harrelson and is about Lyndon Johnson’s ascent to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It will arrive in theaters on November 3, but Heartland Film Festival fans will get a special advance screening for Opening Night on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Currently, Reiner is in post-production on "Shock and Awe," which chronicles the work of four Knight Ridder journalists who were virtually alone in reporting the lies behind the Bush Administration's justifications for invading Iraq in 2003. The film’s ensemble cast includes Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden, Jessica Biel, Mila Jovovich, and Reiner himself.

Opening Night Screening & Party Thursday, Oct. 12 / 7 pm Rob Reiner will be honored with the Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award Learn more on page 36

Reiner is also known for his political activism. In California, he led the passage of Proposition 10, a tax on cigarettes that generates more than $500 million a year for early childhood development. For its first seven years, Reiner chaired the state commission that oversaw Prop 10’s implementation. In addition, Reiner and his wife, Michele, were founding members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which filed the first federal lawsuit against California’s discriminatory Proposition 8. AFER’s victory in the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for marriage equality nationwide.

Rob Reiner Retrospective Stand by Me

The Princess Bride

Director Rob Reiner scheduled to attend.

Director Rob Reiner scheduled to attend.

See page 50 for film details

See page 50 for film details

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Alan Ladd Jr. Throughout his career, Alan Ladd, Jr. has distinguished himself as one of the motion picture industry's most groundbreaking, resolute, respected, well-liked executives and producers. His reputation as a professional and humanitarian precede him. His films have grossed billions of dollars, garnered over 150 Academy Award® nominations, 50 Academy Award® wins, countless Golden Globes® and Palme d’Or® honors, and a seemingly endless array of other accolades. Ladd began his career in the industry in 1963 as a motion picture talent agent at Creative Management Associates with a client list that included Judy Garland, Warren Beatty, and Robert Redford. Five years later, he shifted gears and turned to independent production when he moved to London and produced his first nine films in just four years. In 1973, Twentieth Century Fox called and persuaded Ladd to return to Los Angeles to become their Head of Creative Affairs.

Closing Night Screening & Party Sunday, Oct. 22 / 7 pm Alan Ladd Jr. will be honored with the Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award Learn more on page 38

Alan Ladd Jr.'s Selected Filmography: • Young Frankenstein (1974) • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) • Star Wars (1977) • Alien (1979) • Breaking Away (1979) • Norma Rae (1979) • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Ladd quickly rose through the executive ranks, and by 1976, was named President of Twentieth Century Fox. During Ladd’s tenure, Fox enjoyed tremendous financial and critical success. Soon after he began work as President, Ladd went to a screening of a new movie, which had yet to be released. Impressed by what he saw, Ladd set a meeting with the young director of "American Graffiti," George Lucas. Ladd asked Lucas if he had any ideas for future projects he hoped to make, and Lucas proceeded to describe an ambitious, character-driven science fiction story set in outer space. Though nothing like it had ever been done before, and the costs were high on all fronts, Ladd loved the idea, and decided to take a chance on Lucas and his vision. He commissioned Lucas to write this screenplay for Fox, and the resulting "Star Wars" franchise went on to gross billions of dollars, became a worldwide phenomenon, and, in introducing the blockbuster to the Hollywood industry, forever changed the face of moviemaking. Ladd’s career, already spanning five decades, is still going strong. He has found success as an agent, an independent producer, and studio head. In addition to his extensive list of credits, Ladd stays busy as a member of the Producer's Guild of America, the American Film Institute Second Decade Council, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has served on the Academy Board of Governors and received an honorary degree from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema Television, where he was instrumental in shaping the curriculum of the Critical Studies program.

• Chariots of Fire (1981) • Blade Runner (1982) • Moonstruck (1987) • Thelma & Louise (1991) • Braveheart (1995)

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Selection Process Submitted films are initially viewed by one of four screening committees – one each for Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Short Films, and High School Film Competition submissions. These committees are comprised of more than 60 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 10-15 films in each category that best match Heartland Film’s mission are sent on to the category’s respective Finalist jury. Consisting of film professionals, academics and critics, these juries ultimately select the five best films within each category, with the top-ranked film being named the Grand Prize Winner.

Programming Criteria Heartland believes that film is a transformative art form because the artistic and technical quality draws a viewer in and allows him or her to fully experience the story the filmmakers are trying to tell. We select story-driven films that do more than entertain; films that impact the viewer in some meaningful way. Ultimately, we strive to promote positive change in people’s lives through the transformative power of film. The transformative power of a film is evidenced in the way its combination of image, sound and music engages, enthralls and entertains audiences. Transformative power is inherent in each film, and lies in elements such as the acting, directing and cinematography. A film with transformative power is creative, beautiful, original, artistic and truthful. A film with these technical and artistic elements, combined with an ability to impact its viewers and change their perspectives, is one that aligns with Heartland’s mission. Milan Chakraborty – Narrative Features Milan Chakraborty, CPA, graduated from The College of William and Mary after growing up in Terre Haute, Indiana. After working at Arthur Andersen, Milan joined the Internal Audit Department of Time Warner before transferring to the Filmed Entertainment group that consists of Warner Bros. (“WB”) and New Line Cinema (“NLC”). He performed detailed reviews of 10 feature film productions and 4 TV productions with budgets ranging from $5 - $200 million. Since leaving Corporate America, Milan has now produced 8 feature films including the 2013 Sundance competition film, “The Lifeguard” starring Kristen Bell, and “Where Hope Grows,” which won the Heartland Film Festival Audience Choice Award in 2014. Milan is also a producer on the 2017 Tribeca and LA Film Fest selection film, “My Friend Dahmer” which was shot in the actual childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer in Ohio. Milan is currently working on a film titled “Assassination Nation” which was shot in New Orleans. David Klapper – Narrative Features Mr. David I. Klapper, 69, is a co-founder of The Finish Line, Inc. Since 1976, Mr. Klapper has been involved in the athletic retail business originally as principal co-founder of Athletic Enterprises, Inc., which was merged into The Finish Line, Inc., at the time of the public offering. He graduated from Broad Ripple High School then went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, School of Business, in 1971. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Mr. Klapper has served on a number of boards including Heartland Film, the Indiana Reparatory Theater, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and IU Foundation among others.

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Deborah LaVine – Narrative Features A prolific theater and film director, Deborah is especially proud of her feature, "Wild Prairie Rose," which received the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival. She has directed many short films including her most recent, “Unintended,” featuring Jeff Perry, co-star of the TV series “Scandal.” Theatrically, Deborah directed over 300 professional productions. One of her most treasured experiences was Deaf West Theater’s highly touted Los Angeles production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” starring Troy Kotsur, (WPR’s leading man and director of the Heartland favorite “No Ordinary Hero”). Additionally, Deborah is the Program Director of the MFA department in narrative filmmaking at California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS) which proudly boasts many exceptional alumni and a large group of emerging indie filmmaking stars. Brittany Freiser – Documentary Features Brittany D. Friesner is associate director for Indiana University Cinema. She researches and develops film programming, curating ongoing and original series, including retrospectives surrounding visiting filmmakers. Friesner leads IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program and manages the cinema’s marketing and audience and community-engagement efforts including donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives. From 2008–2015, Friesner served in theater operations each January at the Sundance Film Festival. She has also worked in programming, marketing, and theater operations for the Tribeca Film Festival, the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival, the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, and the Seattle and Indianapolis international film festivals. Friesner previously served on Heartland Film Festival Narrative Short Film Jury and on the Grand Jury for the Indy Film Fest. Lou Harry – Documentary Features Lou Harry, Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ.com/arts) has written for more than 50 publications including Variety and The Sondheim Review. His published books include “Creative Block” (Running Press), “The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: A Novel” (Random House), “Kid Culture” (Cider Mill Press) and, no kidding, the novelization of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” (Penguin). A board member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association, he is also a playwright whose works have been performed in Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and New York City. “Going…Going…Gone: The Live Auction Comedy,” an improv show he co-created, recently passed its 100th performance (www.liveauctioncomedy.com). Favorite films include Robert Altman’s “Nashville” and Terrence Malick’s “Days of Heaven.” Favorite interview: Karl Malden. Light butter on the popcorn, please. Follow him @IBJARTS and @LOUHARRY. Therese Hayes – Documentary Features Therese Hayes was raised in France and London, and studied Far Eastern Civilization at the University of Washington in Seattle. During numerous visits to India, she studied Indian art and cinema and is now a consultant on Indian films to several film festivals and institutions. She is on the board of Film Trust India and holds private screenings for a group of film aficionados. She programmed for the Bangkok International Film Festival, the Mumbai Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival for the last 19 years and has been co-curator of the Indian Film festival in Stuttgart, Germany for the last 10 years. In 2005 she co-founded Dreamnotes Inc. with renowned sitarist Ustad Nishat Khan for the promotion of Indian classical music and produced several concerts.

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Christopher Lloyd – Narrative Shorts Christopher Lloyd is a film critic who has been reviewing movies for 25 years, winning numerous awards for his work. He co-founded The Film Yap in 2009, and his reviews appear in several client newspapers. Lloyd is also the resident film critic at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, appearing in a weekly segment. Prior to that he worked in print media as a reporter and editor, including The Indianapolis Star. He has a bachelor’s degree in cinema studies from New York University and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Lloyd is a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Jennifer Perrott – Narrative Shorts Jennifer is an award-winning writer/director/producer working between Europe and Australia who won a Best Young Director Award at the Broadcastnow/BBC B+Young Talent Awards. She has directed prime time UK and Australian TV drama and attended the selective Binger Lab in Amsterdam as a writer/director of her feature script “Winter Sun (Dust of Life),” also a semi-Finalist in the International BlueCat Screenplay competition. Jennifer wrote, directed, produced and executive produced her recent 35mm short film “The Ravens” that has over 50 VFX shots. It has screened internationally and won several awards including the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival, making it eligible for Oscar® nomination in 2018. Saundra Saperstein – Narrative Shorts During her professional life, Saundra Saperstein was the Media Director for the Sundance Film Festival for almost two decades. During this period the list of journalists, TV and radio commentators and personalities grew from approximately 25 to 900 men and women who covered the festival from all parts of the globe. Following her years as Media Director, Saundra was a consultant for major corporations, film studios and members of the film industry in relation to their sponsorships and participation in the Sundance Film Festival. In addition, she served as a consultant for the Maui Film Festival for many years and has been very involved with the San Diego Jewish Film Festival as chairperson of the festival and film selection committees as well as a member of the executive committee. AJ Murray – Documentary Shorts Ajani AJ Murray is a professional disabled actor represented by KMR Talent, Studio City, CA. He is no stranger to the Heartland Film Festival–his breakout feature film, “Becoming Bulletproof,” captured the hearts of many and won the 2014 Documentary Feature Audience Choice Award. One of his greatest honors thus far happened in March this year when he was chosen as a juror for the Miami Film Festival and presented the cash prize award for the inaugural ceremony of the Zeno Mountain Award in the film category that celebrates diversity of abilities. He continues to sharpen his acting chops with his second feature film, “Bardo Blues,” currently in film festivals. His current role in the Zeno Mountain Farm production of “The Homecoming” reunites him with friends and a crew that keeps the passion burning for film in front and behind the camera. AJ is currently working as a film consultant for Atlanta Visions Productions, located in The Woodlands, TX. He is also proud to announce that he is currently working on his first short film (pilot).

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Julia Ricci – Documentary Shorts Julia Ricci is an Emmy® Award-nominated researcher with a bachelor’s degree in History from Ball State University. She was a researcher for the Emmy®-winning documentary short "Legacies of Perfection: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg" (2013) and the documentary feature "The Healing Wall" (2014 Heartland Film Festival Indiana Spotlight). Julia continues to combine her love of film and history with her work as a freelance researcher for Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection’s streaming service FilmStruck. Joe Shearer – Documentary Shorts A film reviewer for more than 13 years, Joe Shearer co-founded The Film Yap (www.thefilmyap. com) in 2009, helping grow it into one of the premier outlets of film criticism and commentary in Central Indiana. Prior to that he wrote reviews for INtake, Indy.com The Magazine, and Metromix Indianapolis. A longtime freelance writer and editor, Joe’s work has written about film in Indianapolis Monthly, MovieMaker Magazine, The Indianapolis Star, and FHM Magazine among others. Growing up on military bases around the world, Joe moved back home to Indiana after high school and graduated from IUPUI with a degree in English. He lives in Noblesville with his wife Crystal and three children. Aly Caviness – Animated Shorts A native of Noblesville, Indiana, Aly Caviness started loving movies at the age of one and a half and hasn’t stopped since. Through Lynch, her grandmother taught her how to spot “The Girl,” and through Frankenstein, her grandfather taught her how to love in spite of fear. She blames Jack Sparrow for her MA in colonial Atlantic and Caribbean history and Guy Pearce for her marriage. She works in the Archives & Library at the Indiana Historical Society, which possesses such artifacts from Hoosier film history as James Dean’s high school yearbooks and posters from the 1997 classic, “George of the Jungle.” You can find more of Aly’s work at The Film Yap and the soon-to-be-launched Midwest Film Journal. Naghmeh Farzaneh – Animated Shorts Naghmeh Farzaneh is an independent Iranian filmmaker and animator based in Chicago. After finishing her BFA in painting in her hometown, Tehran, she found the stories she had to tell were bigger than the surface of a canvas. In her exploration for a new medium she began her first animated film, “Trapped in Time,” which received international recognition in many film festivals. In 2011 she immigrated to the United States to continue filmmaking and earned her MFA in Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In a short span of time, her latest film, “Scent of Geranium,” about her immigration out of Iran, was officially selected in more than 60 festivals around the globe including the 2016 Heartland Film Festival. Naghmeh has served on the faculties of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She is currently a faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago where she teaches animation while passionately continuing her career as an independent animator.

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Maurice Joyce – Animated Shorts Maurice Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. He began his career in animation at Murakami Wolf Studios where he worked on projects such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “James Bond Jr.,” and “Speed Racer.” He moved to Hamburg, Germany where he worked as a sheet director and layout artist on the T.V. series “Ottifants” and the theatrical feature “Felidae.” He then went to Seoul, Korea to supervise the overseas production of the feature “Felidae.” He also worked in Koln, Germany as co-director on the T.V. series “Urmel” and layout supervisor on two T.V. specials Bibi Blocksberg and Benjamin Blumchen. In 1996, Joyce moved to New York to work at MTV Animation on the theatrical feature “Beavis and Butthead Do America” as the layout supervisor. He then directed “Doug’s 1st Movie” for Disney and “Sheep in the Big City” for Cartoon Network. Since then he has been working as a director and storyboard artist on high profile international television series including “The Octonauts,” “Olivia,” “Peter Rabbit” and “Violet,” which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival. He currently works at Cartoon Saloon where he directed "Puffin Rock" and is the creative director on a number of projects in development. C. Thomas Lewis – High School Film Competition C. Thomas Lewis received his MFA in film from the California Institute of the Arts in 1993. He worked professionally in video and film production in Los Angeles for 15 years while also maintaining his personal video and photography pursuits. From 2001-09, Thomas produced the DVD bonus material for Warner Bros.’s “Harry Potter” franchise. Recently Thomas has completed a series of shorts in Kenya that address issues concerning HIV stigma. During the past year these films have screened internationally at numerous festivals, including last year’s Heartland Film Festival. Thomas currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana where he is a lecturer in the Media Arts and Science program of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing. He teaches film and video production. Carol Nguyen – High School Film Competition Carol Nguyen is an award winning 19-year-old filmmaker based in Toronto. She has had her films screened at Heartland for three years in a row, winning the High School Competition twice. Currently, she is continuing her passion for filmmaking in Montreal at Concordia University. She was also recently named one of TIFF’s ambassadors for the “Share Her Journey” campaign.

Richard Propes – High School Film Competition Richard Propes is the founder and publisher of TheIndependentCritic.com and a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association. A nationally recognized child advocate for his Tenderness Tour, Propes has been the recipient of one of Indiana’s highest honors, the Sagamore of the Wabash along with numerous other honors including Prevent Child Abuse America’s Donna J. Stone Award. He’s the author of “The Hallelujah Life” and in 2017 produced his first short film, writer/director April O’Donnell’s “Edmund Evans is a Rapist” about one woman’s attempts to seek justice after an on-campus sexual assault.

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Teresa Sabatine – Indiana Spotlight Competition Teresa Sabatine has spent most of her career in television and film in New York, LA, and Chicago developing and selling content and managing projects for clients like Nike, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and Sony. She is a recent graduate of the Duquesne University professional coaching certificate program. She puts her coaching to use by working with women to overcome obstacles and empower them to live extraordinary lives. In her role as a media consultant, she works with companies and partners to maximize media opportunities, develop projects with potential for large economic impact and generate content around social justice and equality. She currently oversees Film Indy, as the first Film Commissioner for the city of Indianapolis. Film Indy is focused on marketing and growing the current local production talent and recruiting new film and television projects to the area. She is the founder of The Jump Network, a mentorship and content company for women. For too long women have had limiting examples of what is possible for their lives. The Jump Network shows women different and real perspectives of what it is like to be a woman and connects them to extraordinary diverse women all over the world. Tim Taylor – Indiana Spotlight Competition Tim Taylor is an independent filmmaker based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a two-time winner of the Heartland Film Festival Indiana Spotlight prize. His documentary “Go Get Your Horn” won the 2016 Indiana Spotlight award and was featured at the 2017 New York Jazz Film Festival. His 2015 film, “Citizen Teklit,” received the inaugural Indiana Spotlight award and won international acclaim at the MOSTRA Festival of American Film in São Paulo, Brazil. With more than 30 years as an advertising writer, producer and director he has created commercials and corporate films for a wide array of national clients. Sam Watermeier – Indiana Spotlight Competition Sam Watermeier has been a film critic since practically before he was born—his mother went into labor with him in a movie theater during the conclusion of “The Godfather Part III.” Sam started professionally in 2009 at NUVO Newsweekly, not only contributing movie reviews but also profiles of local filmmakers and previews of Indy film festivals. He also writes reviews and commentaries for the Indy-based website The Film Yap. In 2015, Sam was inducted into the Indiana Film Journalists Association.

BUILDING STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY. Meyer Najem is pleased to support the 2017 Heartland Film Festival. www.meyer-najem.com Featured: “Siege The Day”, found outside of Meyer Najem’s headquarters in Fishers, Indiana.


The Heartland Film Festival is a proud 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 entertaining films that do more than just entertain. They inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Picking movies in a festival setting can be daunting! Use this color-coded genre system find films that best fit your mood as well as themes that you find the most interesting, or would love to explore further: Art & Music

Drama

Romance

Comedy

Family Friendly

Sports

Current Events / History

Feel Good

World

Set to award $100,000 in cash prizes, the 2017 Heartland Film Festival will announce all of its winners at the special GLOW: Awards Party event on Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square. The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award ($5,000 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. Summer White Lynch Memorial Award - High School Film Competition Grand Prize ($2,000 total award)

Indiana Spotlight Award ($5,000 total award)

Underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen Gifted [Thanksgiving Post Mortem] (Narrative Winner)......................................... Page 161 Director: Freddy Macdonald Two of Five Million (Documentary Winner) ........Page 161 Directors: Socs and DZ Zavitsanos Family Tradition (Indiana Narrative Winner) �����Page 161 Directors: Khyler Runnels, Matt Jacobs Kara Deady: The Pole Vaulter (Indiana Documentary Winner) ........................Page 161 Director: Justin Park

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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 2017 lineup on on page 153. Best Premiere Awards ($3,500 awards) One Narrative Feature and one Documentary Feature holding its U.S. or World Premiere will be eligible for Best Premiere Award consideration. Audience Choice Awards There will be one Audience Choice Award winner for the Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short categories. Audience Choice Award voting will occur on all full days of screenings through Saturday, October 21. No voting will occur on Sunday, October 22.


New for 2017, the Heartland Film Festival will feature a cash prize of $1,000 for each narrative feature and documentary feature finalist who were not chosen for the $25,000 Grand Prize in their respective categories. Likewise, each non-winning finalist in the narrative, documentary and animated short categories will also receive a $500 cash prize. These cash prizes inspire and assist filmmakers to push their craft, pay off debts, and pursue their next projects. For winners of the High School Film Competition, the prize money and Festival experience serve as inspiration to follow their passion into the professional world of filmmaking. Below are the films in competition for the Grand Prize Awards, and a list of other awards that will be determined at GLOW: Awards Party on Saturday, October 21. All 25 of these films are eligible for the Audience Choice Awards. Narrative Feature Finalists ($25,000 total award)

Narrative Short Finalists Continued ($5,000 total award)

American Folk................................................. Page 74

If Everything Was Real .................................... Page 85

Director: David Heinz

Directors: Stephane Mounkassa, Stefan Sundin

The Drawer Boy.............................................. Page 76

Me and My Father........................................... Page 87

Director: Arturo PĂŠrez Torres

Director: Alek Pietrzak

Instrument of War............................................ Page 77

Documentary Short Finalists ($5,000 total award)

Director: Adam Thomas Anderegg

Abstraction..................................................... Page 86

La Soledad...................................................... Page 78

Director: Jonathan Cipiti

Director: Jorge Thielen Armand

Edges ............................................................ Page 89

Red Dog: True Blue.......................................... Page 82

Directors: Katie Stjernholm, Jonathan Hiller

Director: Kriv Stenders

The Good Fight................................................ Page 88

Documentary Feature Finalists ($25,000 total award)

Director: Ben Holman

Dealt.............................................................. Page 75

Kachach, Above Zaatari .................................. Page 87

Director: Luke Korem

Director: Bruno Pieretti

Liyana........................................................... Page 79

Refugee.......................................................... Page 85

Directors: Amanda Kopp, Aaron Kopp

Directors: Emily Moore, Joyce Chen

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry............ Page 80 Directors: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell

Animated Short Finalists ($5,000 total award)

Purple Dreams................................................ Page 81

After All.......................................................... Page 89

Director: Joanne Hock

Director: Michael Cusack

True Conviction............................................... Page 83

And the Moon Stands Still ................................ Page 88 Director: Yulia Ruditskaya

Director: Jamie Meltzer

The Full Story................................................. Page 84

Narrative Short Finalists ($5,000 total award)

Directors: Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder

Across the Line................................................ Page 89

In a Heartbeat ................................................ Page 85

Director: Nadav Shlomo Giladi

Directors: Beth David, Esteban Bravo

The Cage........................................................ Page 84

The Wishing Jar.............................................. Page 87

Director: Ricky Staub

Director: Denver Jackson

The Devil is in the Details................................. Page 86 Director: Fabien Gorgeart

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the arts are the highest form of expression. The arts serve as a source of inspiration for us all. That’s why PNC is proud to sponsor the 2017 Heartland Film Festival.

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TIME FILM PAGE 10 am Stand By Me......................................................................................50 10:15 am The Chocolate Case.........................................................................99 10:30 am The Princess Bride...........................................................................50 10:45 am Stumped............................................................................................128 12:30 pm Shorts Program 10: Ashortment of Sorts ��������������������������������147 12:45 pm Augie.................................................................................................... 94 1:15 pm Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More.....................................106 2:45 pm Indiana Spotlight: Shorts Program 2........................................157 3 pm Symphony in D...............................................................................129 3:15 pm Shorts Program 9: Comedy..........................................................146 3:30 pm Life Itself............................................................................................. 51 5 pm Coach Jake.......................................................................................100 5:15 pm Finalist Shorts 2................................................................................86 5:30 pm Voyage of the Southern Sun........................................................134 6:15 pm Little Pink House...........................................................................114 7:15 pm Marvin Booker Was Murdered† .................................................117 7:30 pm Intent to Destroy............................................................................111 7:45 pm The Florida Project.......................................................................... 51 8:45 pm blank 13...............................................................................................98

TIME FILM PAGE 10:30 am I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair...................................111 10:45 am Slipaway............................................................................................126 12:15 pm Home Truth.....................................................................................110 12:30 pm Little Pink House...........................................................................114 1 pm The Storyteller................................................................................155 1:15 pm Food Evolution...............................................................................104 2:30 pm Tatterdemalion† ..............................................................................130 3 pm Shorts Program 10: Ashortment of Sorts ��������������������������������147 3:15 pm Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More.....................................106 3:30 pm The S Word......................................................................................129 4:45 pm Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities �����������������������130 5:15 pm 20 Weeks.............................................................................................92 5:30 pm Bill Nye: Science Guy......................................................................52 5:45 pm Game Day.........................................................................................106 7 pm No Postage Necessary† ..................................................................120 7:30 pm The New Fire...................................................................................119 8 pm Different Flowers............................................................................102 8:15 pm Shorts Program 12: After Hours.................................................149

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Saturday, Oct. 14 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TIME FILM PAGE 10 am Resistance is Life............................................................................123 10:15 am Sometimes........................................................................................126 10:30 am That Trip We Took with Dad......................................................131 12 pm Be Relentless.....................................................................................96 12:45 pm Seat 25...............................................................................................123 1:15 pm Different Flowers............................................................................102 2:15 pm Bee Nation..........................................................................................96 3 pm Undocument....................................................................................133 3:45 pm Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities �����������������������130 4:15 pm City of Joy..........................................................................................99 5:15 pm And Then I Go..................................................................................93 6 pm Home Truth.....................................................................................110 6:15 pm Stuck..................................................................................................127 7:45 pm Quest.................................................................................................122 8:15 pm Shorts Program 12: After Hours.................................................149 8:30 pm Entanglement..................................................................................103

TIME FILM PAGE 10 am Augie.................................................................................................... 94 10:15 am Shorts Program 4: Kids Program ..............................................140 10:30 am Intent to Destroy............................................................................111 12:15 pm blank 13...............................................................................................98 12:30 pm Marvin Booker Was Murdered...................................................117 1:15 pm The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel ������������������������������133 2:15 pm Drawing Home................................................................................103 3 pm Symphony in D...............................................................................129 3:45 pm The Girl Who Invented Kissing.................................................107 5 pm Served Like a Girl..........................................................................124 5:15 pm Stumped............................................................................................128 6:15 pm Finalist Shorts 1*.............................................................................. 84 7:15 pm Shorts Program 9: Comedy..........................................................146 7:30 pm The Rendezvous..............................................................................122 8:30 pm The Chocolate Case.........................................................................99

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TIME FILM PAGE 12:15 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 1 ���������������������������63 12:30 pm The Gamble House........................................................................105 12:45 pm Holy Air............................................................................................109 1:15 pm Shorts Program 4: Kids Program ..............................................140 2:30 pm And Then I Go..................................................................................93 2:45 pm Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace† ����������������������132 3 pm Astral................................................................................................... 94 3:15 pm The Rendezvous..............................................................................122

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TIME FILM PAGE 10 am Be Relentless.....................................................................................96 10:15 am City of Joy..........................................................................................99 Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category Special Premiere Screening and Party (no passes)

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TIME FILM PAGE 5 pm Served Like a Girl..........................................................................124 5:15 pm Resistance is Life............................................................................123 5:30 pm Entanglement..................................................................................103 5:45 pm The Last Laugh...............................................................................113 7:15 pm Mum's List† ......................................................................................118 7:30 pm Drawing Home................................................................................103 7:45 pm Thank You for Your Service...........................................................52 8 pm Heaven's Floor................................................................................109

TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm Mum's List.......................................................................................118 12:30 pm Heaven's Floor................................................................................109 12:45 pm Game Day.........................................................................................106 2:45 pm Astral................................................................................................... 94 3 pm Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace �����������������������132 3:15 pm Show Me Democracy....................................................................124 5:15 pm Waiting for the Sun........................................................................134 5:30 pm Food Evolution...............................................................................104 5:45 pm A Billion Colour Story.................................................................... 97 7:30 pm Black Dog...........................................................................................98 7:45 pm American Veteran.............................................................................93 8:30 pm Voyage of the Southern Sun........................................................134

Sunday, Oct. 15 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12:15 pm Little Pink House...........................................................................114 12:30 pm 12:45 pm 2:45 pm 3 pm 3:15 pm 4:45 pm 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 7:30 pm 7:45 pm

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Coach Jake.......................................................................................100 Tatterdemalion................................................................................130 Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More.....................................106 The New Fire...................................................................................119 The Storyteller................................................................................155 No Postage Necessary....................................................................120 20 Weeks.............................................................................................92 Seat 25...............................................................................................123 The Tree............................................................................................154 For the Birds....................................................................................105 I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair...................................111

TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair...................................111 12:15 pm TBA 12:30 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 3 ���������������������������63 12:45 pm A Billion Colour Story.................................................................... 97 2:30 pm Sometimes........................................................................................126 3 pm Pressing On: The Letterpress Film............................................154 3:15 pm The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel ������������������������������133 3:30 pm Shorts Program 6: Sports.............................................................142 5 pm Finalist Shorts 3*..............................................................................88 5:30 pm Everything in the Song is True...................................................104 5:45 pm Jeffrey................................................................................................112 6 pm American Veteran.............................................................................93 7:30 pm The Maestro† ...................................................................................116 7:45 pm Indiana Spotlight Program Shorts 1.........................................156 8 pm Breathe................................................................................................53 8:15 pm Show Me Democracy....................................................................124

Monday, Oct. 16 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm Quest.................................................................................................122 12:15 pm Stumped............................................................................................128 12:30 pm Indiana Spotlight Program Shorts 2.........................................157 12:45 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 2 ���������������������������63 2:30 pm I Can I Will I Did...........................................................................110 2:45 pm Stuck..................................................................................................127 3 pm Shorts Program 8: Overcoming Obstacles ������������������������������145 3:30 pm The Girl Who Invented Kissing.................................................107 5 pm Girl Unbound..................................................................................107 5:15 pm Little Kyota Neon Hood† .............................................................114 5:45 pm Slipaway............................................................................................126 6 pm Keepers of the Magic.....................................................................113 7:30 pm Maestras - The Long Journey of Women to the Podium† ................................................................115 8 pm Columbus............................................................................................53 8:15 pm Dealt*................................................................................................... 75 8:30 pm That Trip We Took with Dad......................................................131

Tuesday, Oct. 17 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm Shut Up Anthony...........................................................................125 12:15 pm Girl Unbound..................................................................................107 12:30 pm The Last Laugh...............................................................................113 2:15 pm Slipaway............................................................................................126 2:30 pm Maestras - The Long Journey of Women to the Podium..................................................................115 2:45 pm Little Kyota Neon Hood...............................................................114 4:30 pm Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story ��������������������������131 5 pm Shorts Program 8: Overcoming Obstacles ������������������������������145 5:30 pm AlphaGo..............................................................................................92 6:45 pm Tourments d'Amour.......................................................................132 7:45 pm Augie.................................................................................................... 94 8 pm I Can I Will I Did...........................................................................110 8:30 pm Indiana Spotlight Program Shorts 2.........................................157

Monday, Oct. 16 Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 5:30 pm Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story ��������������������������131 7:45 pm Red Dog: True Blue*........................................................................ 82

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Tuesday, Oct. 17 Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Thursday, Oct. 19 AMC Castleton Square 14

TIME FILM PAGE 5:30 pm NOT The Last Butterfly...............................................................121 7:45 pm Defining Hope.................................................................................101

TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm Indiana Spotligh Program Shorts 1...........................................156 12:15 pm Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry* ��������������������������������80 12:30 pm Backpack Full of Cash..................................................................... 95 12:45 pm AlphaGo..............................................................................................92 2:15 pm WASTED! The Story of Food Waste........................................135 2:30 pm Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse.....................................101 3 pm Mr. Roosevelt..................................................................................118 3:15 pm Shorts Program 11: Around the World.....................................148 4:30 pm Finalist Shorts 2*..............................................................................86 4:45 pm Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry* ��������������������������������80 5:15 pm The Drawer Boy* † ............................................................................76 5:45 pm Purple Dreams*................................................................................. 81 6:45 pm The Dating Project........................................................................100 7:15 pm Instrument of War*† ......................................................................... 77 7:45 pm American Folk*.................................................................................. 74 8 pm Shorts Program 5: Relationships................................................141

Wednesday, Oct. 18 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm Supergirl...........................................................................................128 12:15 pm For the Birds....................................................................................105 12:30 pm Black Dog...........................................................................................90 12:45 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 4 ���������������������������63 2:15 pm The Tree............................................................................................154 2:45 pm What Children Do.........................................................................136 3 pm Little Kyota Neon Hood...............................................................114 3:15 pm 4:30 pm 5 pm 5:15 pm 5:45 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:30 pm 8 pm 8:15 pm

Waiting for the Sun........................................................................134 Tourments d'Amour.......................................................................132 Defining Hope.................................................................................101 Undocument....................................................................................133 NOT The Last Butterfly...............................................................121 No Roads In.....................................................................................120 Shut Up Anthony...........................................................................125 The Ballad of Lefty Brown............................................................. 54 Shorts Program 7: Women in Shorts.........................................144 Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 6 ���������������������������63

Thursday, Oct. 19 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm Grand Unified Theory...................................................................108 12:15 pm Goldstone.........................................................................................108 12:30 pm The Sounding..................................................................................127 2:30 pm Shorts Program 7: Women in Shorts.........................................144 2:45 pm The Mad Whale..............................................................................115 3 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 7 ���������������������������63 5 pm Pressing On: The Letterpress Film............................................154 5:15 pm Mixed Match...................................................................................117 5:30 pm The Storyteller................................................................................155 7:30 pm What If It Works?..........................................................................137 7:45 pm True Conviction*..............................................................................83 8 pm Liyana*.................................................................................................79

Wednesday, Oct. 18 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12 pm Jeffrey................................................................................................112 12:15 pm The Maestro.....................................................................................116 12:30 pm Shorts Program 5: Relationships................................................141 2 pm Skid Row Marathon......................................................................125 2:30 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 5 ���������������������������63 3 pm Dealt*................................................................................................... 75 4:15 pm Holy Air............................................................................................109 5:15 pm Shorts Program 11: Around the World.....................................148 5:30 pm The Gamble House........................................................................105 6:30 pm Everything in the Song is True...................................................104 7:30 pm Shorts Program 6: Sports.............................................................142 8 pm Backpack Full of Cash..................................................................... 95 8:45 pm Keepers of the Magic.....................................................................113

Friday, Oct. 20 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 10 am TBA 10:15 am Finalist Shorts 1*.............................................................................. 84 10:30 am Pressing On: The Letterpress Film............................................154 11 am Dolores..............................................................................................102 12:30 pm Instrument of War*.......................................................................... 77 12:45 pm The Drawer Boy*..............................................................................76 1 pm The Tree............................................................................................154 1:15 pm The Bachelors.................................................................................... 95 2:45 pm True Conviction*..............................................................................83 3:15 pm Walking Out....................................................................................135 3:30 pm Liyana*.................................................................................................79 3:45 pm La Soledad*.........................................................................................78 5:15 pm Finalist Shorts 1*.............................................................................. 84 5:30 pm A Normal Life† ................................................................................121

Wednesday, Oct. 18 Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 5:30 pm Purple Dreams*................................................................................. 81 7:30 pm WASTED! The Story of Food Waste........................................135 Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category Special Premiere Screening and Party (no passes)

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(Cont.) Friday, Oct. 20 AMC Castleton Square 14

Saturday, Oct. 21 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TIME FILM PAGE 5:45 pm The S Word......................................................................................129 6 pm Man in the Camo Jacket...............................................................116 7:30 pm True Conviction*.............................................................................. 83 7:45 pm The Best of All Worlds† .................................................................. 97 8 pm TBA 8:15 pm La Soledad*......................................................................................... 78

TIME FILM PAGE 10 am La Soledad*.........................................................................................78 10:15 am Finalist Shorts 1*.............................................................................. 84 10:30 am The Drawer Boy*..............................................................................76 12:15 pm Instrument of War*.......................................................................... 77 12:30 pm Purple Dreams*................................................................................. 81 1 pm The Best of All Worlds.................................................................... 97 2:30 pm A Normal Life..................................................................................121 2:45 pm What Children Do.........................................................................136 3:30 pm Man in the Camo Jacket...............................................................116 5 pm Supergirl...........................................................................................128 5:15 pm The Bachelors.................................................................................... 95 5:30 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 10 ������������������������63 7:30 pm Mr. Roosevelt..................................................................................118 7:45 pm Walking Out....................................................................................135 8 pm Dolores..............................................................................................102

Friday, Oct. 20 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 10 am Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 8 ��������������������������63 10:15 am American Folk*.................................................................................. 74 10:30 am The Dating Project........................................................................100 12:30 pm No Roads In.....................................................................................120 12:45 pm Finalist Shorts 2*..............................................................................86 1 pm My Hero Brother............................................................................119 2:45 pm The Mad Whale..............................................................................115 3 pm Jasper Jones......................................................................................112 3:15 pm Finalist Shorts 3*..............................................................................88 5:15 pm Indiana Spotligh Program Shorts 1...........................................156 5:30 pm Red Dog: True Blue*........................................................................82 5:45 pm High School Film Competition..................................................159 7:30 pm We Love You, Sally Carmichael!................................................136 7:45 pm Finalist Shorts 3*..............................................................................88 8 pm Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry* ��������������������������������80

Sunday, Oct. 22 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 1 pm Liyana*.................................................................................................79 1:15 pm Instrument of War*.......................................................................... 77 1:30 pm True Conviction*..............................................................................83 1:45 pm La Soledad*.........................................................................................78 2 pm Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry* ��������������������������������80 3:15 pm Red Dog: True Blue*........................................................................82 3:30 pm Dealt*................................................................................................... 75 3:45 pm American Folk*.................................................................................. 74 4 pm Purple Dreams*................................................................................. 81 4:15 pm The Drawer Boy*..............................................................................76

Saturday, Oct. 21 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 10 am Finalist Shorts 3*..............................................................................88 10:15 am Jasper Jones......................................................................................112 10:30 am Liyana*.................................................................................................79 10:45 am American Folk*.................................................................................. 74 12:15 pm Red Dog: True Blue*........................................................................82 12:30 pm Dealt*................................................................................................... 75 12:45 pm Finalist Shorts 2*..............................................................................86 1:15 pm High School Film Competition..................................................159 2:30 pm We Love You, Sally Carmichael!................................................136 3 pm Foreign Language Best Picture Contender 9 ���������������������������63 3:15 pm Grand Unified Theory...................................................................108 3:30 pm Bee Nation..........................................................................................96 4:45 pm Mixed Match...................................................................................117 5:30 pm The Sounding..................................................................................127 5:45 pm What If It Works?..........................................................................137 6 pm My Hero Brother............................................................................119 7:15 pm Skid Row Marathon......................................................................125 7:45 pm The Mad Whale..............................................................................115 8 pm Goldstone.........................................................................................108 8:15 pm Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse.....................................101

Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category Special Premiere Screening and Party (no passes)

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The Heartland Film Festival offers much more beyond its 292 film screenings; from red carpet events and parties at the Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14, the Festival offers unparalleled opportunities for film lovers to celebrate all across Indianapolis.

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Thursday, Oct. 12 / 7 pm

LBJ

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Director: Rob Reiner Writer: Joey Hartstone Producers: Rob Reiner, Liz Glotzer Cast: Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, Bill Pullman, and Kim Allen

Opening Night Party: To follow screening at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Live Music: Josh Kaufman (“The Voice”) Tickets: Screening & Party: $50/ $42 members

Sponsored by:

The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation

After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Michael Stahl-David) and onetime mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell (Richard Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964. Director Rob Reiner scheduled to attend. Kick off the 2017 Heartland Film Festival with fellow film lovers and filmmakers at a special event screening honoring Rob Reiner with the Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award and an after-party featuring live music by Josh Kaufman (“The Voice” winner), food from Kahn's Catering, and dancing! Learn more about Rob Reiner's filmmography & the Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award on page 18.

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GLOW: Awards Party is not your typical awards show. The night will shine a light on our top Festival award winners with a neon glow party featuring DJ Michael Graves, Pork and Beans Brass Band, Pinvault Pinball, food trucks, and so much more! Come dressed in your boldest colors to be a part of GLOW: Awards Party in Indianapolis' trendy Fountain Square cultural district. At GLOW: Awards Party, we will recognize the best independent filmmakers from all over the world and bestow the Festival’s top prizes, which include the following: » $25,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature

Saturday, Oct. 21 / 7 pm The Hi-Fi/Pure Eatery Fountain Square Dress Code: Party/Bold Colors Live Music: DJ Michael Graves Tickets: $30 / $25 members $100 VIP tickets available Includes VIP seating, free drinks, and access to VIP lounge

» $25,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature » $5,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short* Underwritten by Heartland Film Endowment’s Sparks Vision Award » $5,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Short Underwritten by Heartland Film Endowment’s Sparks Vision Award » $5,000 Grand Prize for Best Animated Short » $5,000 Prize for Best Indiana Spotlight Film » $5,000 Prize for the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award » $3,500 Prizes for Best U.S./World Premieres, Narrative & Doc. Features » $2,000 Summer White Lynch Grand Prize Winner of the High School Film Competition Underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen

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Sponsored by:

The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation * The Heartland Film Festival has earned the special designation of being a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® within the Short Films category. This means that the winner of the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


fil m m akers' b ru nc h Sunday, Oct. 22 / 11 am The Montage Tickets: $35/$29 members

Discover the inspiration behind some of your favorite Heartland Film Festival movies by joining the filmmakers for an informal brunch. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with fascinating storytellers and to hear different perspectives on all aspects of the filmmaking process.

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Sunday, Oct. 22 / 7 pm

Director: Amanda Ladd-Jones Producers: Rich Buhrman, Katherine Griffin, Auriel Jimenez, Amanda Ladd-Jones, Natasha Klibansky, Chip Mauro, Amanda Ramirez, Jason Ruffolo, Stephen Stanton, Ryan Sweeney Executive Producers: M.C. Powell, Norka Saad Featured Subjects: Alan Ladd Jr., Ben Affleck, Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Mel Gibson, Ron Howard, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver

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"Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies" is one daughter's journey to discover her father, Alan Ladd, Jr, the quiet studio head and producer behind such iconic films as "Star Wars," "Alien," "Blade Runner," "Chariots of Fire," and "Young Frankenstein." Amanda Ladd-Jones' quest leads her to understand her father as the man that he is and the impact he's had on American Cinema.

Closing Night Party: To follow screening at Woodbridge Pavilion Live Music: Joshua Powell Tickets: Screening & Party: $40 / $34 members Screening Only: $20 / $17 members Sponsored by The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation

Director Amanda Ladd-Jones scheduled to attend.

Cap off the Heartland Film Festival with a special screening honoring Alan Ladd Jr. with Heartland Film’s Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award and an after-party featuring music from Joshua Powell and food from Sweet & Savory. Learn more about Alan Ladd Jr.’s filmmography and the Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award on page 19.

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Congratulations

on 26 years of inspiring, independent film!

The Stewart Foundation Proud Supporter & Underwriter of the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award

The 2017 Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award Winner will be announced at GLOW: Awards Party on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Fountain Square!


Please enjoy our wines responsibly. © 2017 Woodbridge Winery, Acampo, CA | NTH-WBR18002

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The Social Hub of the Heartland Film Festival Located outside AMC Castleton Square, the Woodbridge Pavilion will serve as a fun and casual party area featuring red carpet premiere parties for a number of U.S. and World Premiere screenings as well as special events during the Festival. A great place to meet and mingle with filmmakers, the Pavilion serves alcohol via cash bar and is a perfect space for sponsor events and parties.

These U.S. or World Premiere special events include a ticket for the film screening at AMC Castleton Square 14 plus access to the Woodbridge Pavilion for an after-party. After-parties include limited food and one beer or wine per guest (21 years or older with valid photo I.D.). Filmmakers and/or talent from every film are scheduled to attend. From Friday, Oct. 13 - Sunday, Oct. 22, the Woodbridge Pavilion will be free to the public daily from 12 pm - 11 pm when there is not a ticketed event. Feel free to stop in, grab a drink, and mingle with filmmakers! Tickets $20 / $16 members for each special event premiere title screening and Woodbridge Pavilion access. Fest Passes and ticket vouchers are not valid for these events. Pavilion access is $10 during ticketed events. Friday, October 13

Wednesday, October 18

5 pm 7 pm 9 pm

12 pm 5:30 pm 7:45 pm

Filmmaker Happy Hour.......................................................... FREE Film Critics Panel............................................. FREE, but ticketed "Marvin Book Was Murdered" After-Party...................Ticketed

Volunteer/Sponsor/Donor Appreciation Party ��������������� FREE Women in Film Panel...................................... FREE, but ticketed “No Roads In” Concert............................................................ FREE

Saturday, October 14

Thursday, October 19

4:15 pm 8:45 pm

3 pm 7 pm 8:45 pm

"Tatterdemalion" After-Party............................................Ticketed "No Postage Necessary" After-Party................................Ticketed

Sunday, October 15 4:30 pm 9 pm

"Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace" After-Party.................................................Ticketed "Mum’s List" After-Party....................................................Ticketed

Entertainment Law Panel...................................................Ticketed "The Drawer Boy" After-Party .........................................Ticketed "Instrument of War" After-Party .....................................Ticketed

Friday, October 20 6:45 pm 9:30 pm

"A Normal Life" After-Party ..............................................Ticketed "The Best of All Worlds" After-Party .............................Ticketed

Monday, October 16

Saturday, October 21

6:45 pm 9 pm

8 pm

"Little Kyota Neon Hood" After-Party............................Ticketed "Maestras: The Long Journey of Women to the Podium" After-Party............................Ticketed

Sunday, October 22 9:30 pm

Tuesday, October 17 6 pm 9:15 pm

Film Trivia w/ Challenge Entertainment........................... FREE

Indiana Filmmakers Panel.............................. FREE, but ticketed "The Maestro" After-Party ................................................Ticketed

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Closing Night Party..............................................................Ticketed


Voyage of the Southern Sun DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 94 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2017 Director: Robert Murphy Producer: James Busby Featured Subject: Michael Smith

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 134 for full film details

Australian Geographic's Adventurer of the Year, Michael Smith, discovered the delights and perils of true adventure in a solo circumnavigation in his tiny amphibious flying boat, Southern Sun, that retraced historical Qantas, Imperial and Pan Am airmail routes, in search of the glory days of 1930s aviation.

Marvin Booker Was Murdered DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 108 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Wade Gardner / Writer: Wade Gardner / Producers: Wade Gardner, Karen Cruz, Dan Ketchum / Featured Subjects: Roxey “MaDear” Booker-Walton, Rev Spencer Booker, Gail Booker, Darold Killmer, Mari Newman

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

See page 117 for full film details

Marvin Booker was murdered. The jail guards lied. The city of Denver covered it up. The Booker family lived it. Their attorneys exposed it. We reveal it. Director Wade Gardner scheduled to attend the premiere and after-party on Oct. 13

blank 13 NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 71 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2017 Director: Takumi Saitoh / Writer: Mitsutoshi Saijo Producers: Yuiko Kobayashi, Takashi Ogawa, Toshikazu Miyano Executive Producers: Satoshi Kobayashi, Daisuke Sakuma Cast: Issey Takahashi, Mayu Matsuoka, Takumi Saitoh, Misuzu Kanno, Lily Franky FRIDAY, OCT. 13 - 8:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 98 for full film details

Following the death of his deadbeat father, a son discovers that there was more to him than anyone in the family suspected. In Japanese with English subtitles. Director/Actor Takumi Saitoh scheduled to attend the screening on Oct. 13

Tatterdemalion NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 96 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Ramaa Mosley / Writers: Ramaa Mosley, Tim Macy Producers: Gina Resnick, Ramaa Mosley, Tim Macy, Cameron Gray, David Beal Cast: Leven Rambin, Taylor John Smith, Jim Parrack, Landon Edwards, Kip Collins

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 - 2:30 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 130 for full film details

A dramatic thriller about an army veteran suffering from PTSD who returns home to the Ozarks to look for her brother, but finds an abandoned boy in the woods. As she searches for answers about who the child is, she discovers a mysterious world of folk lore, clan rules and lies. Director Ramaa Mosley and Actor Leven Rambin scheduled to attend the premiere and after-party on Oct. 14

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No Postage Necessary NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 106 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Jeremy Culver / Writers: Jeremy Culver, Morgen Culver Producers: Charleene Closshey, Jeremy Culver / Executive Producer: Jennifer Closshey Cast: George Blagden, Charleene Closshey, Robbie Kay, Michael Beach, Raymond J. Barry SATURDAY, OCT. 14 - 7 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 120 for full film details

When a brilliant computer hacker tries to win the heart of a war widow, he must become the man he’s always envisioned or risk going back to prison. Cast and crew scheduled to attend the premiere and after-party on Oct. 14

The New Fire DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 85 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: David Schumacher/ Producer: David Schumacher Executive Producer: Ross Koningstein / Featured Subjects: Caroline Cochran, Leslie Dewan, Jacob DeWitte, James Hansen, Mark Massie

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 - 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 119 for full film details

The good news—there’s a new solution to climate change. The bad news—we may not like it. From MIT to Silicon Valley, young engineers are rebooting a controversial and all but abandoned technology—nuclear power. Director David Schumacher scheduled to attend the premiere screening on Oct. 14

Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 97 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Richard Gentile / Producer: Richard Gentile / Writers: Eli Spielman, Richard Gentile, Bruce Johnson / Featured Subjects: Perry Wallace, Andrew Young, Dr. Harry Edwards, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Frank Deford

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 - 2:45 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 132 for full film details

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, "Triumph" is a unique window on America’s civil rights movement that chronicles Perry Wallace’s evolution from a reluctant “pioneer” in the final throes of the “Jim Crow” era to a determined “game-changer.” Director Richard Gentile scheduled to attend the premiere and after-party on Oct. 15

Mum's List NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 101 MINUTES / UK / 2016 Director: Niall Johnson /Writer: Niall Johnson / Producer: Nick Hamson Cast: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 - 7:15 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 118 for full film details

A heart-warming true life story of Singe and Kate Greene, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few months she creates her list: writing her thoughts and memories down to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons after she is gone. Director Niall Johnson and Producer Nick Hamson scheduled to attend the premiere and after-party on Oct 15.

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Little Kyota Neon Hood NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 82 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2016 Director: Satsuki Okawa / Writer: Satsuki Okawa / Producer: Sei Sugiura Cast: Kaede Tsuchiya, Andrew Dow, Misa Shimizu, Miyuu Kimura, Hidekazu Mashima

MONDAY, OCT. 16 - 5:15 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 114 for full film details

Kyota, a 12-year-old Japanese boy who’s never seen without his bright protective hood, learns that his beloved Scottish teacher is leaving town. The news causes a stir in the community, rekindling recent memories of their struggles in post-disaster Japan. Suitable for all audiences Director/Writer Satsuki Okawa scheduled to attend the premiere/after-party on Oct. 16

Maestras – The Long Journey of Women to the Podium DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 55 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2016 Director: Günter Atteln, Maria Stodtmeier / Producers: Günter Atteln, Maria Stodtmeier Featured Subjects: Sylvia Caduff, Barbara Hannigan, Marin Alsop, Leonard Bernstein

MONDAY, OCT. 16 - 7:30 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 115 for full film details

Being a female conductor means being an exception, even today. But why is it that there have been so few female conductors in the international music scene? The film “Maestras” takes a closer look at this phenomenon. In German with English subtitles. Director/Producer Günter Atteln scheduled to attend the premiere/after-party on Oct. 18

The Maestro NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 96 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Adam Cushman / Writer: C.V. Herst / Producers: David J. Phillips, Adam Cushman Cast: Xander Berkeley, Leo Marks, Sarah Clarke, Mackenzie Astin, Jon Polito After the Second World War, budding film composer Jerry Herst moves to Hollywood to study with infamous master teacher Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:30 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14

Producer David J. Phillips scheduled to attend the premiere/after-party on Oct. 17

See page 116 for full film details

Defining Hope DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 78 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Carolyn Jones / Producer: Lisa Frank Featured Subjects: Diane Ryan, RN; Gilbert Oakley, RN; Berthold Cohen; Alena Sydnor

TUESDAY, OCT.17 – 7:45 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art See page 101 for full film details

"Defining Hope" follows eight patients with life-threatening illnesses—and the nurses who guide them to make critical choices along the way—as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living. Director Carolyn Jones scheduled to attend the premiere screening on Oct. 17

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The Drawer Boy NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST / 99 MINUTES / CANADA, MEXICO / 2017 Director: Arturo Pérez Torres / Writers: Michael Healey, Arturo Pérez Torres Producers: Arturo Pérez Torres, Aviva Armour-Ostroff / Executive Producer: Jefferson Mappin Cast: Stuart Hughes, Richard Clarkin, Jakob Ehman THURSDAY, OCT. 19 - 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

An actor arrives to rural Ontario to gather stories about farm life and make a play about it. When art attempts to imitate life, the line between truth and fiction is crossed. Director Arturo Pérez Torres scheduled to attend the premiere/after-party on Oct. 20

See page 76 for full film details

Instrument of War NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST / 89 MINUTES / USA, LITHUANIA / 2017 Director: Adam Thomas Anderegg / Writer: Matt Whitaker Producer: Russ Kendall, p.g.a. / Executive Producers: Scott H. Swofford, Derek A Marquis Cast: Jack Ashton, Elliot James Langridge, Daniel Betts, Urs Rechn, Andreas Wisniewski

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 - 7:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 77 for full film details

"Hello American. For you, the war is over.” When US B-24 bomber pilot Clair Cline is shot down and captured in northern Germany, one battle ends and another begins – to keep hope alive. Now behind Nazi barbed wire and oppression, Cline and his fellow POW’s must find a way to bond together to not just survive but transcend their captivity. Inspired by true events. Director Adam Thomas Anderegg and Producer Russ Kendall scheduled to attend the premiere/after-party on Oct. 19

A Normal Life NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 73 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Alex Herz / Writer: Alex Herz / Producer: Alex Herz Executive Producers: Maurice Werdegar, David Herz, Karen Herz Cast: Sam O’Byrne, Trevor Barella, Bettina Devin, Ross Turner

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 121 for full film details †

A week away from leaving for his first year of college, Michael becomes concerned about his parents’ overprotective tendencies toward his little brother, who has Down syndrome. Director Alex Herz scheduled to attend the premiere screening and after-party on Oct. 20

The Best of All Worlds NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 103 MINUTES / AUSTRIA / 2017 Director: Adrian Goiginger / Writer: Adrian Goiginger Producers: Wolfgang Ritzberger, Nils Dünker Cast: Verena Altenberger, Jeremy Miliker, Lukas Miko, Michael Pink, Reinhold G. Moritz

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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The true story of a kid's life in the unusual world of his heroin-addict mother and their love for each other. Director Adrian Goiginger scheduled to attend the screening and after-party on Oct. 20

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This year's slate of special presentations include sneak previews of upcoming Hollywood award contenders, intimate documentaries, and classic titles from of our honored Lifetime Achievement recipient, Rob Reiner.

Stand By Me

The Princess Bride

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 89 MINUTES / USA / 1986 / COLUMBIA PICTURES

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 98 MINUTES / USA / 1987 / 20 TH CENTURY FOX

Director: Rob Reiner Writers: Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans (screenplay), based on the novel by Stephen King Producers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Andrew Scheinman Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland

Director: Rob Reiner Writer: William Goldman (screenplay, book) Producers: Steve Nicolaides, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Jeffrey Stott Executive Producer: Norman Lear Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal

After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys' adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.

Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, "The Princess Bride" tells the story of a farmhand named Westley (Cary Elwes), accompanied by befriended companions along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) from the odious Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). Rated PG for adult situations and language

Rated R for adult situations, language and violence

Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Rob Reiner, Director

Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Rob Reiner, Director

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Life Itself

The Florida Project

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 121 MINUTES / USA / 2014 / MAGNOLIA PICTURES

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 115 MINUTES / USA / 2017 / A24

Director: Steve James Producers: Lizzie Kerner, Courtney Sexton, Garrett Basch, Emily Hart, Steve James, Zak Piper, Josh Schollmeyer Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Mark Mitten, Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Kat White, Steven Zaillian Featured Subjects: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Ava DuVernay, Errol Morris, Gene Siskel, A.O. Scott

Director: Sean Baker Writers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite

Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, "Life Itself" explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize®-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, “The Florida Project” follows sixyear-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) over the course of a single summer. The two live week-to-week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.

Rated R for brief sexual images/nudity and language Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Chaz Ebert, Featured Subject

Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Rated R for language throughout, disturbing behavior, sexual references and some drug material FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Bill Nye: Science Guy

Thank You For Your Service

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 101 MINUTES / USA / 2017 / PBS FILMS

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 108 MINUTES / USA / 2017 / DREAMWORKS PICTURES

Directors: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg Writers: Fred Ewanuick, Robin Dunne Producers: David Alvarado, Jordan Bolch, Seth Gordon, Laura Heberton, Kate McLean, Jamie Meltzer, Meena Moossavi, Nick Pampenella, George Rush Jr., Greg Stikeleather, Jason Sussberg, Amy W. Zellers Executive Producers: Walker Deibel, Andre Gaines, Mary Rohlich, Henry S. Rosenthal, Chad Troutwine Featured Subjects: Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, Heather Berlin, Ken Ham, Michael E. Mann, James White, Joe Bastardi, Francis Collins, Eugenie Scott

Director: Jason Hall Writer: Jason Hall Producer: Jon Kilik Cast: Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey, Jayson Warner Smith

Bill Nye is on a journey to change the world. Once the host of a popular kids' show, today he is the CEO of The Planetary Society where he’s leading a mission to launch a solar-powered satellite into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery. He is taking off “The Science Guy” costume and taking on climate change deniers and creationists in the real world to create a more scientifically literate and engaged universe. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this is a behind-the-scenes portrait of “The Science Guy,” as he inspires millennials to participate in STEM and battles those who are at odds with science. Suitable for most audiences SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Thank You for Your Service” follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize®-winning reporter and author David Finkel. Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of “American Sniper,” makes his directorial debut with “Thank You For Your Service” and also serves as its screenwriter. Jon Kilik (“The Hunger Games” series, “Babel”) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (“Biutiful”) and Jane Evans (“Sin City”) executive produce. Rated R for for strong violent content, language, some sexuality, drug material and brief nudity SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Columbus

Breathe

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 100 MINUTES / USA / 2017 FRONT ROW FILMED ENTERTAINMENT

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 117 MINUTES / USA / 2017 / BLEECKER STREET MEDIA

Director: Kogonada Writer: Kogonada Producers: Andrew Miano, Aaron Boyd, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Chris Weitz, Guilia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim Executive Producers: Bill Harnisch, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Robert A. Compton, Max A. Butler, Mattia Bogianchino, Beatrice Camerana Cast: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, Rory Culkin When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's "Columbus" unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting turns from Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes, "Columbus" is also a showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions. Contains brief nudity, some language MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Andy Serkis Writer: William Nicholson Producers: Ron Ames, Jonathan Cavendish, Jane Robertson Executive Producers: Claudia Bluemhuber, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Ian Hutchinson, Phil Robertson, James Spring Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by two-time Academy Award® nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award® winner Robert Richardson, "Breathe" is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including some bloody medical images TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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The Ballad of Lefty Brown NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 111 MINUTES / USA / 2017 / A24 Director: Jared Moshé Writer: Jared Moshé Producers: Edward Parks, Neda Armian, Dan Burks, Jared Moshé Cast: Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan, Peter Fonda

New this year, Heartland Film Festival is excited to present four panel discussions exploring various aspects of the filmmaking industry including film criticism, Indiana filmmaking, women in film, and entertainment law.

Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) is a 63-year-old sidekick. Loyal, crotchety and rarely taken seriously, he's ridden with Western legend Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) for his entire adult life. Now Johnson has been appointed Senator of Montana, and despite the objections of his spirited wife Laura (Kathy Baker), he plans to leave Lefty in charge of his ranch. But when a rustler (Joe Anderson) kills Johnson, Lefty is forced from his partner's shadow. Devasted by guilt, he sets on a journey that will reunite him with old friends US Marshall Tom Harrah (Tommy Flanagan) and Montana Governor James Bierce (Jim Caviezel) as he confronts the ugly realities of frontier justice.

Most 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!

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All panel discussions will take place at AMC Castleton Square 14 in the Woodbridge Pavilion.

Panel Schedule Friday, October 13 - 7 pm Film Critics Panel ........................ FREE, but ticketed Indiana Filmmakers Panel ......... FREE, but ticketed Women in Film Panel .................. FREE, but ticketed Thursday, October 19 - 3 pm Entertainment Law Panel ........... $25 / $20 members

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Friday, Oct. 13 / 7 pm Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free, but ticketed for filmmakers and attendees

What does it take to be a film critic? Join moderator Chaz Ebert as she discusses the intricacies of film criticism with renowned local and international industry professionals.

Tuesday, Oct. 17 / 6 pm Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free, but ticketed for filmmakers and attendees

Chaz Ebert - Moderator Chaz Ebert is the CEO of RogerEbert.com, Ebert Digital LLC and Ebert Productions. In addition to publishing and production, she is the co-founder and producer of Ebertfest (Roger Ebert's Film Festival), now entering it's 20th year, where she gives the Ebert Humanitarian Award to filmmakers who exhibit an unusually compassionate view of the world. She is also the president of The Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation. Her civic interests include programs to help break the glass ceiling for women and people of color, and to provide education and arts with a global interest in encouraging empathy, compassion and forgiveness.

Klaus Eder Klaus Eder is a major film critic from Germany. He serves on international juries in many festivals (among them Venice, Montreal, Istanbul, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Odessa, Jerusalem, Bari). He is the General Secretary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) from 1987. He lives and works in Munich, Germany and continues to be one of the most sought-after film critics in the world.

Christopher Lloyd Christopher Lloyd is a film critic who has been reviewing movies for 25 years, winning numerous awards for his work. He co-founded The Film Yap in 2009, and his reviews appear in several client newspapers. Lloyd is also the resident film critic at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, appearing in a weekly segment. Lloyd is a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Richard Propes Richard Propes is the founder and publisher of TheIndependentCritic.com and a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association. A nationally recognized child advocate for his Tenderness Tour, Propes has been the recipient of one of Indiana’s highest honors, the Sagamore of the Wabash along with numerous other honors including Prevent Child Abuse America’s Donna J. Stone Award.

Nate Bechtold - Moderator Nathan Bechtold is the current President of Indiana Filmmakers Network Inc. He has been an active board member of the IFN for over nine years, he was the first person to start an IFN chapter outside of the Indianapolis area (Lafayette), helping others to establish multiple IFN chapters, hubs, partnerships and affiliations across Indiana and beyond. Professionally, he writes studio reviews for upcoming films, he is a script doctor, character developer, and creative consultant who has worked on large Hollywood productions and local no-budget films.

Amy Pauszek What are the challenges and advantages of local filmmakers in Indianapolis? Join moderator Nathan Bechtold as he discusses the Indy film scene with local industry professionals.

Amy Pauszek is a true lover of indie films and has worked as a key producer and publicist in several feature films, shorts and commercials. She recently produced the 2017 Award Winning short film “Homecoming” which will be showcased in this year's Heartland Indiana Spotlight Series and was Executive Producer/Producer of the 2016 documentary feature film “A Sign of the Cross” which aired on PBS. Amy is a freelance photographer and has a popular weekly Arts, Entertainment and Society column called “Wheres Amy” in Current Publications.

Glenn Pratt Glenn Pratt is a production freelancer and filmmaker who has produced coordinated, and crewed numerous commercials, pilots, films, and more for local and national companies. He's also the former president for the Indiana Media Production Alliance, a 501c6 non profit devoted to building the Indiana film industry through tax incentive legislation.

Additional panelists to be announced.

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Completing a film requires hard work, creativity, and never-ending money-raising efforts. But what happens next? This panel of experts will help filmmakers understand their options. Should they secure a distributor and what does that mean? What are the advantages and disadvantages of filmmakers working the film festival circuit and what legal rights do filmmakers maintain? This and more will be addressed during this program of particular interest to filmmakers and fans of filmmaking.

Thursday, Oct. 19 / 3 pm Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: $25 / $20 members $90 for attorneys seeking to earn 2 CLE credits. Attorneys may register online at IndyBar.org

Cate Sabatine - Moderator Cate Sabatine is the co-chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Sports & Entertainment Law Executive Committee. Before landing her current role as the Associate General Counsel for an Indianapolis-based health care company, Cate worked in private practice representing and advising clients in the areas of business transactions, internet, copyright, and trademark law, and issues related to offering contests, sweepstakes and promotions.

Ron Elberger Ron Elberger is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans and chair of the Sports, Entertainment and Media Group. He is also a member and former chair of the Litigation Group, and a member of the Appellate Group and Health Group. He practices in the areas of litigation, constitutional/civil rights law, entertainment law, sports law, appellate law and professional responsibility/disciplinary law. Mr. Elberger is a ten year distinguished advisor to and former nine year member of the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Neil Friedman Neil Friedman is the Founder and President of Menemsha Films – a U.S. distribution and international sales company. Founded in 1998, Menemsha Films is dedicated to distributing the highest-quality art house films, hand-picked from around the globe. Prior to founding Menemsha Films, Friedman served as Vice President of New Line Cinema, President and COO of the Pressman Company, and Co-chair of William Morris’ Independent Feature division.

Angelo Pizzo An Indiana native, Angelo Pizzo is a Hollywood screenwriter, producer, and director best known for "Hoosiers" (1986), "Rudy" (1993), and "My All-American" (2015). Pizzo began his career as a writer and producer at Warner Brothers Television. He went on to work for Time Life Films, where he became vice president of feature film production, before leaving to pursue independent film. Angelo Pizzo currently sits on the Heartland Film Board of Directors.

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Wednesday, Oct. 18 5:30 pm Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free, but ticketed for filmmakers and attendees What's it like being a female filmmaker in a male dominated industry? Join moderator Barbara Ann O'Leary as she discusses tricks of the trade and industry insights with three industry professionals.

Barbara Ann O'Leary - Moderator Barbara Ann O'Leary’s love of film—particularly the work of women filmmakers—inspired her to launch the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party initiative in 2015. She served as IU Cinema's founding social media and web specialist, and she was the founding editor of A Place for Film, IU Cinema's blog. She currently is a member of Ann Arbor Film Festival's screening committee and has previously screened films and served on the World Cinema Jury for Indy Film Fest.

Laura Goodenow Indianapolis’ Laura Goodenow is founder and president of the indie film distribution company Real Women Make Waves and producer of the award-winning movie "Year By the Sea," based on the NYT best-selling memoir by Joan Anderson. Her work from development to distribution has included script editing, Kickstarter campaigns, production and post-production management, theatrical booking and marketing/PR. Laura’s first musical, "Emerging From The Night," is currently in development.

Andie Redwine A native Hoosier who is mostly Italian, Andie Redwine most enjoys telling stories. She wrote and produced the award-winning "Paradise Recovered," a film that enjoyed a 16-month film festival tour that culminated in a distribution agreement with Monarch Home Entertainment. Andie created By The Glass Productions to tell her stories which has helped raise over $44M for nonprofits, government entities, and startup firms. She is currently in development on a narrative feature film and in production on a piece for public broadcasting.

Additional panelists to be announced.

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. The #DirectedbyWomen hashtag served to weave together the growing community. Although the global party was originally envisioned as a one time thing, participants had so much fun they decided to continue the process. 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 about 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. The global list currently has over 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.

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Narrative Features Directed by Women:

Documentary Features Directed by Women Continued:

20 Weeks........................................................ Page 92 Director: Leena Pendharkar

Backpack Full of Cash...................................... Page 95 Director: Sarah Mondale

American Veteran............................................ Page 93 Director: Julie Cohen

Bee Nation...................................................... Page 96 Director: Lana Šlezić

Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse............... Page 101 Director: Etta Devine

City of Joy....................................................... Page 99 Director: Madeleine Gavin

Different Flowers........................................... Page 102 Director: Morgan Dameron

Defining Hope............................................... Page 101 Director: Carolyn Jones

Heaven’s Floor.............................................. Page 109 Director: Lori Stoll

Girl Unbound................................................ Page 107 Director: Erin Heidenreich

I Can I Will I Did........................................... Page 110 Director: Nadine Truong

Home Truth................................................... Page 110 Directors: April Hayes, Katia Maguire

Jasper Jones.................................................. Page 112 Director: Rachel Perkins

Jeffrey.......................................................... Page 112 Director: Yanillys Perez

Little Kyota Neon Hood.................................. Page 114 Director: Satsuki Okawa

Liyana........................................................... Page 79 Director: Amanda Kopp

Little Pink House........................................... Page 114 Director: Courtney Moorehead Balaker

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies.................. Page 38 Director: Amanda Ladd-Jones

The Mad Whale............................................. Page 115 Directors: Ariel Heller, Sonia Guggenheim, Jenna Cavelle, Uttera Singh

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry............ Page 80 Director: Laura Dunn

Mr. Roosevelt................................................ Page 118 Director: Noël Wells

Maestras – The Long Journey of Women to the Podium................................. Page 115 Director: Maria Stodtmeier

Slipaway...................................................... Page 126 Director: Julia Butler

NOT the Last Butterfly................................... Page 121 Director: Cheryl Rattner Price

The Sounding................................................ Page 127 Director: Catherine Eaton

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film................... Page 154 Director: Erin Beckloff

Tatterdemalion.............................................. Page 130 Director: Ramaa Mosley

Purple Dreams................................................ Page 81 Director: Joanne Hock

That Trip We Took with Dad............................ Page 131 Director: Anca M. Lazarescu

Served Like a Girl.......................................... Page 124 Director: Lysa Heslov

Tourments d’Amour........................................ Page 132 Director: Caroline Jules

Stumped....................................................... Page 128 Director: Robin Berghaus

Undocument.................................................. Page 133 Director: Kyla Simone Bruce

Supergirl...................................................... Page 128 Director: Jessie Auritt

What If It Works?.......................................... Page 137 Director: Romi Trower

The Last Laugh............................................. Page 113 Director: Ferne Pearlstein The S Word................................................... Page 129 Director: Lisa Klein WASTED! The Story of Food Waste.................. Page 135 Directors: Anna Chai, Nari Kye

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Narrative Shorts Directed by Women Continued:

Documentary Shorts Directed by Women (Continued):

90 Days......................................................... Page 100

Everlasting Light: The Story of Indiana's Bicentennial Torch Relay................... Page 156 Director: Sammy Hunter

Director: Jennia Fredrique Aponte Again............................................................ Page 142 Director: Alexis Jacknow All That Remains............................................ Page 141 Director: Anne-Lise Morin Amelia’s Closet............................................... Page 141 Director: Halima Lucas Cycle............................................................. Page 142 Director: Isabelle Sieb Dangerous Games .......................................... Page 149 Director: Daria Nazarova Einstein-Rosen............................................... Page 146 Director: Olga Osorio French........................................................... Page 144 Director: Josza Anjembe Good Hair ..................................................... Page 146 Director: Catherine Dee Holly Inbox............................................................ Page 146 Director: B. Welby Delimere Le Grand Bain ............................................... Page 145 Director: Valérie Leroy

Fighting to be Free.......................................... Page 144 Director: Cheryl Halpern JessZilla........................................................ Page 144 Director: Emily Sheskin Just One Story................................................ Page 156 Directors: Seng Rimpakone, Melissa Taylor Kicking All Odds ............................................ Page 143 Director: Hanny Lee Live Adventurously......................................... Page 157 Directors: Danielle Wolter Nolan, Kate Nolan Not in Vain..................................................... Page 157 Director: Hannah West Refugee...........................................................Page 85 Directors: Joyce Chen, Emily Moore Rising Sons.................................................... Page 145 Director: Erin Heidenreich Still Sophie .................................................... Page 144 Director: Caroline Knight Animated Shorts Directed by Women:

Rocket........................................................... Page 143 Director: Brenna Malloy

And the Moon Stands Still..................................Page 88 Director: Yulia Ruditskaya

The Suitcase................................................... Page 148 Director: Abi Damaris Corbin

Asteria.......................................................... Page 150 Co-Director: Lola Grand

Waabooz ....................................................... Page 140 Director: Molly Katagiri

The Full Story..................................................Page 84 Director: Daisy Jacobs

Watu Wote..................................................... Page 149 Director: Katja Benrath

In a Heartbeat..................................................Page 85 Co-Director: Beth David

Whirlpool...................................................... Page 144 Directors: Kate Baxter, Elizabeth Dixon

Wishing Box .................................................. Page 140 Directors: Wenli Zhang, Nan Li

With Thelma.................................................. Page 141 Co-Director: Ann Sirot

High School Film Competition Shorts Directed by Women:

Documentary Shorts Directed by Women:

Growing Community....................................... Page 162 Directors: Sylvia Colt-Lacayo, Kelly Lau

9 at 38........................................................... Page 129 Director: Catherine Lee

His First Time................................................ Page 162 Director: Angel Violet Hawes

Ayham Ahmad - The Pianist Of Yarmouk........... Page 115 Co-Director: Carmen Belaschk Edges..............................................................Page 89 Director: Katie Stjernholm

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Foreign Language Best Picture Contenders Screenings & Showtimes

Each year, Heartland Film Festival proudly showcases a healthy percentage of foreign language films which are much admired, roundly discussed and debated by our audiences.

Sunday, Oct. 15 - AMC Castleton Square 14

We present this year – for the first time – a section of films submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the category known as Best Foreign Language Film. Unlike other awards, the Best Foreign Language Oscar® is not presented to a specific individual. It is accepted by the director of the winning film, but it is primarily considered an award for the submitting country. The films selected to represent various countries in the category of Best Foreign Language Film are generally announced each year by mid-September, and usually during the Toronto International Film Festival.

Foreign Language Contender 1 “One Thousand Ropes” (New Zealand)............... 12:15 pm Monday, Oct. 16 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 2 “Ayla: The Daughter of War” (Turkey)................. 12:45 pm Tuesday, Oct. 17 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 3 “Saawan” (Pakistan)................................................. 12:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 18 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 4 “White Sun” (Nepal)................................................. 12:45 pm

We have been in touch with all national film agencies and film producing counties who regularly submit films to the Oscar® committee for this category, and we will endeavor to select and secure for Heartland Festival the most exciting and current representation of international cinema.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 - AMC Traders Point 12 Foreign Language Contender 5 “Newton” (India)......................................................... 2:30 pm

We request that our audiences keep an open mind in viewing these films – as all are selected by the country of origin as the most representative film of the year. Some of the films may be unusual for Heartland Festival, but all films in this category will have been selected by various industry organizations, along with funding bodies and government agencies. Some may have found distribution, and therefore would have been seen via theatrical release, in the country of origin. Many of these films have not yet been seen in North America.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 6 “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” (France)..................... 8:15 pm Thursday, Oct. 19 - AMC Traders Point 12 Foreign Language Contender 7 “Divine Order” (Switzerland)..................................... 3 pm Friday, Oct. 20 - AMC Traders Point 12 Foreign Language Contender 8 “Reşeba: The Dark Wind” (Iraq)................................ 10 am

Please enjoy “Foreign Language Best Picture Contenders” at Heartland. We anticipate this program will grow and evolve in stature, in much the same way that that Heartland Film Festival continues to gain international recognition and prominence.

Saturday, Oct. 21 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 9 “Pomegranate Orchard” (Azerbaijan)......................... 3 pm Saturday, Oct. 21 - AMC Traders Point 12 Foreign Language Contender 10 “Thelma” (Norway)..................................................... 5:30 pm

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These films have risen to the top and been selected by our esteemed juries as the best in their respective categories. Our juries have chosen 5 narrative features, 5 documentary features, 5 narrative shorts, 5 documentary shorts and 5 animated shorts as finalists in competition for our Grand Prizes in each category. In addition to our 25 finalists, 1 feature film will receive The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award, one student filmmaker will take home the Summer White Lynch Memorial Grand Prize for the High School Film Competition, and one Indiana film with be named the Indiana Spotlight Award winner.

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American Folk NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST 99 MINUTES / USA / 2017

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: David Heinz Writer: David Heinz Producers: Matt Miller, Fiona Walsh Heinz Executive Producers: Steve Cho, Michael Heinz, Derek Sivers, Aaron Downing Cast: Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, David Fine

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 10:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 3:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Inclues mature themes, suitable for most audiences Art & Music Drama Feel Good

David Heinz, Director

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Dealt DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST 90 MINUTES / USA / 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director/Writer/Producer: Luke Korem Writer/Co-Producer: Bradley Jackson Executive Producers: Pat Condon, Ellen LeBlanc, Steve LeBlanc, Graham Weston Producer: Russell Wayne Groves Co-Producer: Andrew Lee Featured Subject: Richard Turner

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind.

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

In this documentary, Richard traces his journey from his troubled childhood, when he began losing his vision, to the present day as he relentlessly pursues perfection while struggling with the reality that his biggest weakness might also be his greatest strength. Suitable for most audiences Feel Good

Luke Korem, Director/Writer/Producer

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The Drawer Boy THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:15 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14

NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST 99 MINUTES / CANADA, MEXICO / 2017

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Arturo Pérez Torres Writers: Michael Healey, Arturo Pérez Torres Producers: Arturo Pérez Torres, Aviva Armour-Ostroff Executive Producer: Jefferson Mappin Cast: Stuart Hughes, Richard Clarkin, Jakob Ehman

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 10:30 AM AMC Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 4:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Ontario—1972. Miles, a young theater actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to gather stories about rural life and make a play about it. All three of their lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed. “The Drawer Boy” is based on the play by Michael Healey and is one of the most produced plays in Canada and the USA.

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Suitable for most audiences Arturo Pérez Torres, Director/Writer/Producer

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Instrument of War THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:15 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14

NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST 89 MINUTES / USA, LITHUANIA / 2017 Director: Adam Thomas Anderegg Writer: Matt Whitaker Producer: Russ Kendall, p.g.a. Executive Producers: Scott H. Swofford, Derek A. Marquis Cast: Jack Ashton, Elliot James Langridge, Daniel Betts, Urs Rechn, Andreas Wisniewski “Hello American. For you, the war is over.” When U.S. B-24 bomber pilot Clair Cline is shot down and captured in northern Germany, one battle ends and another begins– to keep hope alive. Now behind Nazi barbed wire and oppression, Cline and his fellow POWs must find a way to bond together to not just survive but transcend their captivity. Inspired by true events.

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Includes mature themes and violence, suitable for most audiences History

Adam Thomas Anderegg, Director

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La Soledad NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST 89 MINUTES / VENEZUELA, CANADA, ITALY / 2017

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 3:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Jorge Thielen Armand Writers: Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli Producers: Rodrigo Michelangeli, Adriana Herrera, Manon Ardisson, Jorge Thielen Armand Executive Producers: Adriana Herrera, Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli, Fermín Branger Cast: José Dolores López, Marley Alvillares, Adrializ López, Jorge Roque Thielen, Rosina María del Carmen Agámez

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 10 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 1:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Capturing the life of real people amid the Venezuelan crisis, “La Soledad” is the story of José, a young father who discovers that the dilapidated mansion he occupies will soon be demolished. Desperate to save his family from homelessness, José begins a search for a cursed treasure that has long said to be buried in the house. In Spanish with English subtitles Suitable for most audiences

Rodrigo Michelangeli, Producer/Co-Writer/ Cinematographer

Drama World

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Liyana DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST 77 MINUTES / SWAZILAND, USA, QATAR / 2017

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 8 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Directors: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp Writers: Intaba Creative Producers: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp, Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe, Sakheni Dlamini Executive Producers: Thandie Newton, Susan MacLaury, Albie Hecht, Lisa Schejola Akin Featured Subject: Gcina Mhlophe

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 1 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

In English and SiSwati with English subtitles Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

Amanda and Aaron Kopp, Directors/Producers

Art & Music Family Friendly Feel Good World

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A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY

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Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST 80 MINUTES / USA / 2017

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Directors: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell Writer: Laura Dunn Producers: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell Executive Producers: Robert Redford, Terrence Malick Featured Subjects: Wendell Berry, Tanya Berry, Mary Berry, Steve Smith

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 4:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A halfcentury later, Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt—all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a 40-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life. Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, “Look & See” blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members, and evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film—a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it. Suitable for most audiences Current Events / History

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FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 8 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 2 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell, Directors/Producers


Purple Dreams DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST 72 MINUTES / USA / 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:30 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Director: Joanne Hock Producer: Robin Grey Purple Dreams reveals an extraordinary arts in education success story. This inspirational documentary shadows six at-risk black high school students on an emotionally powerful, three-year journey of transformation in a racially biased city. With access to the arts and academic mentors, our at-risk youth have the potential to break the cycle of poverty in a single generation. Struggling with homelessness, low-income neighborhoods, gangrelated violence and single-parent households, these students broaden their education through participation in a triumphant musical production that ultimately propels them into a world of opportunity they never expected. Black youth stereotypes are turned upside down while you are entertained, moved and witness the need for arts in education, especially in underserved communities.

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 4 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Suitable for most audiences Art & Music Family Friendly

Joanne Hock, Director

Feel Good

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Red Dog: True Blue NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST 89 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2016 Director: Kriv Stenders Writer: Daniel Taplitz Producers: Nelson Woss, Bryce Menzies Executive Producers: Graham Burke, Joel Pearlman, Marc van Buuren, Daniel Taplitz, Colin Vaines, Di Bain, John Poynton, Greg Parker Cast: Bryan Brown, Levi Miller, Thomas Cocquerel, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Jason Isaacs When 11-year-old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather’s (Bryan Brown) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever.

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:45 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Suitable for all audiences Comedy Current Events / History

Nelson Woss, Producer

Drama Family Friendly Feel Good

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True Conviction DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST 84 MINUTES / USA / 2017

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: Jamie Meltzer Writers: Jamie Meltzer, Jeff Gilbert Producers: David Alvarado, Kate Mclean, Michael May Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Adam Spielberg, Seth Gordon, Lois Vossen, Sally Jo Fifer Featured Subjects: Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey, Steven Phillips

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Christopher Scott was released from prison after serving 13 years of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit. This sounds like a nightmare, but it’s more common than you think. More than 30 people like Chris have been exonerated in Dallas County. Most of them are black men locked up in their youth who emerged in middle age looking for a way to make sense of what happened. One day at an exoneree support group meeting, an idea came to Chris: exonerees could become detectives, find other wrongfully convicted people sitting in prison, investigate their cases and prove their innocence. “True Conviction” follows Chris and his team (Steven Phillips and Johnnie Lindsey) as they work to realize this dream of becoming detectives, while also trying to understand their own tangled and unjust experiences. On its face, this is a simple, hopeful story about a group of exonerees seeking redemption, attempting to right the wrongs they experienced. However, underneath the narrative surface this is a story of struggle and long odds. Chris Scott has faith that he can make a difference in the criminal justice system, but that faith is challenged as he and his fellow detectives come up against the almost impossible task of freeing a wrongfully convicted person. Includes mature themes, drug use, and language Current Events / History

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FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 22 – 1:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

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SATURDAY, OC T. 21 – 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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The Cage NARRATIVE SHORT / FINALIST / 15 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director/Writer: Ricky Staub Producers: Dan Walser, David Raynor, Jon Applebaum Cast: William Lee, Michael Tabon, Iesha Edwards, Eric Drummond, Blake Newton In a rough Philadelphia neighborhood, a teenage basketball player struggles to resist becoming entangled with violence, anger, and death. Features stunning performances by nonprofessional actors from the community. Scheduled to Attend: Ricky Staub, Director/Writer

The Full Story ANIMATED SHORT / FINALIST / 8 MINUTES / ENGLAND / 2017 Directors: Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder Writer: Daisy Jacobs / Producers: Elliott Tagg, Geoff Morgan Cast: Ben Aldridge, Paterson Joseph, Scott Handy, Christine Kavanagh, Emrhys Cooper Toby’s was a generation seized by divorce. As he shows an estate agent around his childhood home, we hurtle back through time, in search of the full story. Why do close ties break and loved ones leave? And what do you do when your family’s gone? Scheduled to Attend: Christopher Wilder, Director

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Refugee (In Wolof and French with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FINALIST / 28 MINUTES / SENEGAL, USA / 2016 Directors/Producers: Joyce Chen, Emily Moore Writers: Ashley Billings, Joyce Chen, Emily Moore Featured Subjects: Aicha Diop, Vallerie Fall, Lidy Fall, Sophia Fall, Elhadj Fall “Refugee” tells the story of a West African woman who left her five children in 2003 in order to come to the United States and provide them with a better future. Scheduled to Attend: Joyce Chen, Director/Producer

In a Heartbeat ANIMATED SHORT / FINALIST / 4 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Directors: Beth David, Esteban Bravo Producers: Ringling College of Art + Design Cast: Nick Ainsworth, Kelly Donohue A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams. Scheduled to Attend: Beth David, Director

If Everything Was Real (In Swedish with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / FINALIST / 35 MINUTES / SWEDEN / 2016 Directors: Stephane Mounkassa, Stefan Sundin / Writer: Stephane Mounkassa Producers: Stephane Mounkassa, Stefan Sundin, Konrad Patcos Cast: Edvin Ryding, Wilma Lidén, Jimmy Lindström, Lia Boysen Fourteen-year-old Josef, diagnosed with cancer, has been granted three wishes by his guardian angel. Scheduled to Attend: Stephane Mounkassa and Stefan Sundin, Directors/Producers

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Finalist Shorts 2 / 94 mins. FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 4:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OC T. 21 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains mature themes and language, and is suitable for most audiences.

Abstraction DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FINALIST / 16 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Jonathan Cipiti / Writers: John Priddy, Michael Cipiti Producers: John Priddy, Michael Priddy Featured Subjects: Dianne Collard, Glenn Collard, Makoto Fujimura Dianne Collard’s remarkable story illustrates the power of love and beauty overcoming evil. Scheduled to Attend: Jonathan Cipiti, Director/Writer/Producer

The Devil is in the Details (In French with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / FINALIST / 20 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Director/Writer: Fabien Gorgeart Producer: Deuxième Ligne films - Marie Dubas Cast: Laure Lefort, Garance Rivoal, Thomas Suire, Alice Butaud 1859. Alexina, a trainee school teacher in the young girl’s convent where she grew up, suffers from unbearable pains. After examination, the doctor finds out she is a hermaphrodite. According to him, since masculinity prevails over all, Alexina is a man. She has no other choice than leaving her school as quickly as possible, giving up her closest friend, Henriette. Scheduled to Attend: Laure Lefort, Actress

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Kachach, Above Zaatari (In Arabic with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FINALIST / 15 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Director: Bruno Pieretti Producers: Bruno Pieretti, Xavier Thesnon-Hily Executive Producer: Amina Haddad Inside the Zaatari Refugee camp, a community started to grow: the Kachach. Their birds brought a share of dreams and freedom. Scheduled to Attend: Bruno Pieretti, Director/Producer

The Wishing Jar ANIMATED SHORT / FINALIST / 14 MINUTES / CANADA / 2016 Director/Writer/Producer: Denver Jackson Executive Producer: Marc Junker Cast: Olivia Martin, Tyna Kottova A young girl and her walking teddy bear journey through a mysterious world to reach a fallen star. Scheduled to Attend: Denver Jackson, Director/Writer/Producer

Me and My Father (In Polish with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / FINALIST / 30 MINUTES / POLAND / 2017 Director: Alek Pietrzak Writers: Alek Pietrzak, Mateusz Pastewka / Producer: Munk’s Studio Cast: Łukasz Simlat, Krzysztof Kowalewski, Agnieszka Żulewska, Tomasz Sapryk Dawid is trying to improve his relationship with his father, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, to make up for their lost time. Scheduled to Attend: Alek Pietrzak, Director/Writer

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Finalist Shorts 3 / 79 mins. TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OC T. 21 – 10 AvM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains mature themes, language, and violence.

The Good Fight (In Portuguese with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FINALIST / 17 MINUTES / BRAZIL, UK, USA / 2017 Director/Writer/Producer: Ben Holman Executive Producer: Hermeti Balarin Featured Subject: Alan Duarte Alan has lost 10 close family members to gun violence in his favela community in Rio de Janeiro. He doesn’t want to see that happen to anyone else and he wants to use boxing to make a difference. Scheduled to Attend: Ben Holman, Director/Writer/Producer

And the Moon Stands Still ANIMATED SHORT / FINALIST / 11 MINUTES / BELARUS, GERMANY, USA / 2017 Director: Yulia Ruditskaya Writers: Yulia Ruditskaya, David Lindner Leporda, Helen Simon, Katharina Köster Producer: David Lindner Leporda The presence of the moon affects all under its glow. The film explores the lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance. Scheduled to Attend: Yulia Ruditskaya, Director/Writer

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Edges DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FINALIST / 9 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Directors: Katie Stjernholm, Jonathan Hiller Producer: Katie Stjernholm / Writer: Katie Stjernholm Featured Subject: Yvonne Broders Dowlen At the ripe age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen was still ice skating five days a week. The former Ice Capades star never officially retired from competing. “Edges” is a celebration of longevity and resilience. Scheduled to Attend: Katie Stjernholm, Director/Producer/Writer

After All ANIMATED SHORT / FINALIST / 13 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2016 Director: Michael Cusack / Producer: Richard Chataway Writer: Michael Cusack / Executive Producer: Richard Chataway Cast: Michael Cusack, Rachel Verdonk, Henry Wishart A man cleans out his childhood home, remembering past conversations. Scheduled to Attend: Michael Cusack, Director/Writer

Across the Line (In Hebrew and English with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / FINALIST / 29 MINUTES / ISRAEL / 2017 Director: Nadav Shlomo Giladi / Writer: Zuriel Melchior Producers: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari – Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd. Cast: David Shaul, Jalal Masrwa, Nizar Hamra, Ghassan Ashkar, Mohamed Name Hananel, a young religious Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat. An unexpected encounter with Mundir, an unwanted and stubborn Palestinian hitchhiker, leads Hananel on a series of mix-ups that eventually teach him a lesson in communication, friendship, and love. Scheduled to Attend: Nadav Shlomo Giladi, Director

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Whether they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, or have the ability to shift your perspectives on the world, all of these films have one thing in common: they are entertaining films that do more than just entertain.

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20 Weeks

AlphaGo

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / UK, SOUTH KOREA, FRANCE, USA / 2017

Director: Leena Pendharkar Writer: Leena Pendharkar Producers: Jane Kelly Kosek, Leena Pendharkar Cast: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Amir Arison, Sujata Day, Michelle Krusiec, Jocelyn Donahue

Director: Greg Kohs Producers: Gary Krieg, Josh Rosen, Kevin Proudfoot Featured Subjects: Demis Hassabis, Lee Sedol, Fan Hui, David Silver, Aja Huang “AlphaGo” chronicles a journey from the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind, to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an unproven AI challenger. As the drama unfolds, questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3,000-yearold game? What will it teach us about humanity?

“20 Weeks” is a romantic drama about love, science and how prenatal and genetic testing impacts everyday people. The story is about a Los Angeles couple in their thirties, who after learning that their baby has a very serious health issue in utero, must decide whether or not to move forward with the pregnancy. Told in a nonlinear fashion, the film interweaves present and past moments of the love and courtship of Maya and Ronan. Together only a short time, the two fall madly in love, and when they’re surprised with an untimely pregnancy, they have nothing but love for their unborn child.

Suitable for all audiences In English, Korean, and French with English subtitles

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

World

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Drama

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American Veteran

And Then I Go

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 76 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 99 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Julie Cohen Writers: Julie Cohen, Nadine Natour Producer: Julie Cohen Featured Subjects: Sgt. Nick Mendes, Wendy Eichler Mendes, David Mendes, Chris Wolfenbarger

Director: Vincent Grashaw Writers: Brett Haley & Jim Shepard (screenplay), based on the novel “Project X” by Jim Shepard Producers: Laura D. Smith, Rebecca Green Cast: Arman Darbo, Sawyer Barth, Melanie Lynskey, Justin Long, Tony Hale, Carrie Preston, Melonie Diaz

America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new population of veterans: service members so severely disabled they would have died in previous wars, but because of advanced tactics and technology, they survive. At 21, Sgt. Nick Mendes was paralyzed from the neck down by an IED in Afghanistan but he never lost his spirit or his sense of humor. Presented in an unflinching, closeup style, “American Veteran” brings us into Nick’s world as he studies for a real estate license and learns to play video games and cast a fishing reel with his mouth. And we watch the surprising love story of Nick and Wendy, as they form an emotional and even sexual bond neither could have imagined. An unforgettable story of a quadriplegic soldier’s harrowing, romantic, often surprisingly funny life.

In the cruel world of junior high, Edwin suffers in a state of anxiety and alienation alongside his only friend, Flake. Misunderstood by their families and demoralized at school daily, their fury simmers quietly until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release. Based on the acclaimed novel “Project X” by Jim Shepard, this unflinching look at adolescence explores how the powerful bonds of childhood friendship and search for belonging can become a matter of life or death. Includes language, violence, and mature themes

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

Drama MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 6 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History Family Friendly Romance

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SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Astral

Augie

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Directors: Jordi Évole, Ramón Lara Writer: Juanlu De Paolis Producer: Producciones Del Barrio, S.L.

Director: James Keach Producers: Eric Carlson, James Keach Executive Producers: Michele Farinola, Robert Brunswick, Lynn Hirshfield, Michael Ferro Featured Subjects: Augie Nieto, Lynne Nieto

“Astral,” a 30-meter sailboat built in the 1970s, had always been used as a luxury pleasure boat until its owner gave it to the NGO Proactiva Open Arms. “Astral” became a surveillance and rescue boat and set sail for the coast of Libya to carry out its first rescue mission.

Augie. He lived life in the fast lane. He was in impeccable shape. He was tough, bullheaded, and devilishly handsome. Augie Nieto was known as “the Steve Jobs of the fitness industry”—the first person to popularize the LifeCycle in gyms across the country. At the age of 47, Augie and his wife Lynne—his high school sweetheart—seemed to have it all. But then their lives were turned upside-down. Augie was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 2005. “Augie” is the story of a powerful man challenged by a debilitating disease, which for the first time in his life, took every bit of control from him. ALS patients experience paralysis of all their voluntary muscles, and the disease usually proves fatal in two to three years. And yet, ALS is what saved Augie’s life. This is the inspirational journey of a man who learned how to transform himself to find true peace and happiness.

Suitable for most audiences In Spanish, Catalan, Italian, French, and English with English subtitles

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History World

Includes mature themes and language

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 10 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Feel Good

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TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


The Bachelors

Backpack Full of Cash

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 108 MINUTES / USA / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Kurt Voelker Writer: Kurt Voelker Producers: Joseph McKelheer, Matt Baer, Bill Kiely Cast: J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy, Kevin Dunn, Odeya Rush, Josh Wiggins

Director: Sarah Mondale Writers: Sarah Mondale, Vera Aronow Producers: Vera Aronow, Sarah Mondale Cast: Matt Damon - Narrator Before the 2016 US presidential election and the appointment of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, filmmakers Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow couldn’t have known that the national education debate would dramatically shift to the very issues at the heart of their film: charter schools, vouchers and privatization. Now, this timely new documentary takes viewers into the world of market-based education “reform.” Narrated by Matt Damon, “Backpack Full of Cash” explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. The film follows the story of the tumultuous 2013-14 school year in Philadelphia, New Orleans and other cities where public education—starved of resources—is hanging in the balance. The documentary features genuine heroes like the principals, teachers, activists, parents and, most hearteningly, students who are fighting for their education. “Backpack” builds a case for public education as a basic civil right.

After the early death of his wife, a mourning father moves with his teenage son across the country for a private school teaching job. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again. Includes mature themes

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Comedy Drama

Suitable for all audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 8 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

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Bee Nation

Be Relentless

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 78 MINUTES / CANADA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 88 MINUTES / USA, MEXICO / 2017

Director: Lana Šlezić Producer: Lana Šlezić Featured Subjects: William Kaysaywaysemat III, Makayla Cannepotato, Alexander Johansson, Thomas Edward Dale Isbister, Savannah Nicks, Josie Singer

Director: Brad Riley Writers: Jessie Marek, Brad Riley, Norma Bastidas, Alexis Rhyner Producers: Jessie Marek, Brad Riley Featured Subject: Norma Bastidas On May 4, 2014, Norma Bastidas, a single mother and survivor of human trafficking, sexual violence, abuse and addiction, set out to break the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon by running, biking and swimming 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from Cancun, Mexico to Washington D.C. This was her stand against human trafficking. “Be Relentless” is the documentary film that follows Norma for each step of her grueling journey that spanned Mexico and the United States. Running alongside Norma’s story of triumph are the stories of other trafficking survivors from around the world. Through these survivor voices and through Norma’s persistence, “Be Relentless” proves that everyday people can make an extraordinary impact in seemingly unchallengeable issues.

“Bee Nation” is a heart-warming and inspiring film that transcends stereotypes often associated with Canada’s First Nations people. It is set within the framework of the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. Out on the breathy landscapes of Saskatchewan Reserves, we meet students, parents and educators in the weeks leading up to the spelling bee. We go ice fishing on a school outing, we revel in a dance at a powwow, we see best friends study together and we hover in the excitement as the day draws nearer. We see the hardships our characters face but we also feel the love and support that exists within the family home. We are drawn in by the intimacy of family life on the reserve set against a backdrop of vast and beautiful landscapes. And as we spend time with the children who will compete, we find ourselves investing in them, cheering for them and wanting them to succeed.

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences In Spanish and English with English subtitles

Suitable for all audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Sports World

Family Friendly Feel Good World

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SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14


The Best of All Worlds

A Billion Colour Story NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 115 MINUTES / INDIA / 2016

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 103 MINUTES / AUSTRIA / 2017

Director: N. Padmakumar Writer: N. Padmakumar Cast: Gaurav Sharma, Vauka Sunkavalli, Dhruva Padmakumar

Director: Adrian Goiginger Writer: Adrian Goiginger Producers: Wolfgang Ritzberger, Nils Dünker Cast: Verena Altenberger, Jeremy Miliker, Lukas Miko, Michael Pink, Reinhold G. Moritz

“A Billion Colour Story,” shot in stark black and white, is told through the eyes of Hari, a sensitive child wise beyond his years who lives through a period of enormous change with his parents, Imran and Parvati – a trajectory that includes exhilarating hope and bitter disappointment.

Based on true events, seven-year-old Adrian is growing up in the underground drug scene of the Austrian city Salzburg, famous for its culture and classical music. His mother Helga is torn between her drug addiction and her love for her son. Despite this way of life, Adrian has a happy and normal childhood—the best of all worlds. Their relationship is tested when the authorities and child welfare services find out about Helga’s addiction.

When Hari moves with his progressive filmmaker parents—one Muslim, the other Hindu—to a different neighborhood in Mumbai, they are faced with intolerance and fundamentalism from their new neighbors and members of the community.

Includes mature themes, drug use, and language

Includes mature themes and violence, suitable for most audiences

In German with English subtitles

In Hindi with English subtitles FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 7:45 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 †

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 1 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Drama

Drama

World

World

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TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Black Dog

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NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 88 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 71 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2017

Director: Andrew Jenks Writer: Andrew Jenks Producers: Andrew Jenks, Dan Zinn, Mike Sierakowski Cast: Andrew Jenks, Brittany Snow, Iman Shumpert, Sophie Elgort, Jess Perez

Director: Takumi Saitoh / Writer: Mitsutoshi Saijo Producers: Yuiko Kobayashi, Takashi Ogawa, Toshikazu Miyano Executive Producers: Satoshi Kobayashi, Daisuke Sakuma Cast: Issey Takahashi, Mayu Matsuoka, Takumi Saitoh, Misuzu Kanno, Lily Franky

“Black Dog” is a hybrid film about Chris, a 29-yearold version of myself who lives in New York City and manages chronic depression. The movie uses funny and romantic story lines to provide an accessible entry point into this misunderstood condition. NBA Finals champion Iman Shumpert plays a farming enthusiast; acclaimed photographer Sophie Elgort plays a co-worker; awardwinning actor Brittany Snow plays a reputable, albeit neurotic, theater director; entrepreneur Jess Perez plays Chris’ girlfriend; and my parents play themselves. Each of their reactions to Chris’ depression is different, and help flip the perception that many have of what a depressed person looks like. Archival footage of Winston Churchill serves as an inspiration to Chris, as he too suffered from depression—calling it his “black dog.” —Andrew Jenks (lead actor and director)

Koji is bewildered by a sudden phone call from his brother who tells him that he’s found their father. It’s been 13 years since their dad stepped out of the house, never to return. Koji is stunned to hear that their father has cancer and only three months to live. Life for Koji and his family became difficult after being deserted by their father. A heavy gambler, he saddled the family with debt, forcing Koji’s mother to work impossible hours. While his mother and brother felt only hatred for their father, Koji harbored a degree of sympathy and clung to the memory of their shared love of baseball. When the inevitable day of their father’s funeral arrives, Koji and his brother must confront both the 13 blank years created by his absence as well as a collection of odd acquaintances who have come to pay their last respects.

Suitable for most audiences

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Suitable for all audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Comedy

Drama

Current Events / History

Romance

In Japanese with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 8:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Comedy

Family Friendly

Drama

World


The Chocolate Case

City of Joy

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / NETHERLANDS / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 75 MINUTES / DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, USA / 2016

Director: Benthe Forrer Writer: Benthe Forrer Producer: Barbara Coronel Featured Subjects: Teun van de Keuken, Maurice Dekkers, Roland Duong

Director: Madeleine Gavin Producer: Allyson Luchak Featured Subjects: Christine Schuler-Deschryver, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Eve Ensler, Jane Mukunilwa Devastated by 20 years of violence, the eastern part of The Democratic Republic of Congo is often referred to as “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” This film brings a different story from the region. “City of Joy” follows the first class of women at a revolutionary leadership center in Congo, weaving their journey with that of City of Joy’s founders (2016 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege, women’s rights activist Christine SchulerDeschryver, and radical feminist Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues”)—three individuals who imagine a place where women who have suffered horrific rape and abuse can heal and become powerful voices of change for their country. A story about the profound resilience of the human spirit, “City of Joy” witnesses Congolese women’s fierce will to reclaim hope, even when so much of what was meaningful has been stripped away.

“The Chocolate Case” follows the incredible journey of three Dutch journalists who tried to persuade large corporations to end the use of child labor in the chocolate industry. But, when rebuffed, they decide to take matters into their own hands by creating the world’s first slave-free chocolate bar. Suitable for all audiences In Dutch, English, French, and German with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 8:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History World

Includes mature themes In English, French, and Swahili with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 4:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History World

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Coach Jake

The Dating Project

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 70 MINUTES / USA, MEXICO / 2017

Director: Ian Phillips Writer: Ian Phillips Producer: Ian Phillips Featured Subjects: Martin Jacobson, Tyrone Harrison, Ibrahim Lakonobo

Director: Jonathan Cipiti Writers: Catherine Fowler Sample, Megan Harrington Producers: John Shepherd, Megan Harrington, Catherine Fowler Sample Featured Subjects: Christopher Meehan, Rasheeda Winfield, Cecilia Campos, Shanzi Mahmood, Matt Chilton

At 70 years old, Martin “Coach Jake” Jacobson is the most winning high school coach in New York City history. Both on the soccer field and off, this season may be his toughest yet. With a rapidly advancing liver disease and age taking its toll, his legacy as a winner is on the line as the clock on his life and career begin to wind down. A documentary by Ian Phillips. Suitable for most audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Fifty percent of America is single. The way people seek and find love has radically changed. The trends of hanging out, hooking up, texting and social media have created a dating deficit. Dating is now...outdated. Follow 5 single people, ages 18 to 40, as they navigate this new landscape. Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 6:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Sports

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Comedy Feel Good Romance

Also included with The Dating Project:

90 Days NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Directors: Nathan Hale Williams, Jennia Fredrique Aponte / Writer: Nathan Hale Williams Producer: Sol Aponte / Executive Producers: Jussie Smollett, Nathan Hale Williams, Richard Pelzer II, Sol Aponte / Cast: Teyonah Parris, Nic Few, Pauletta Washington, Rodney Chester, V Bozeman After 90 days of dating, Jessica (Teyonah Parris) tells her would-be fiancé that she is HIV positive, which forces the couple to confront the realities surrounding living and loving with HIV.

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Defining Hope

Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 78 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Carolyn Jones Producer: Lisa Frank Featured Subjects: Diane Ryan, RN; Gilbert Oakley, RN; Berthold Cohen; Alena Sydnor “Defining Hope” is a documentary that weaves the stories of patients with life-threatening illnesses—and the nurses who guide them—as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It is about optimism and helps us define what “quality of life” really means. Diane is a nurse caring for end-stage cancer patients when she braces for her own complex diagnosis. 23-year-old Alena undergoes a risky brain surgery that threatens to destroy her shortterm memory. 95-year-old Berthold lives with his elderly wife who struggles to honor his wish of dying peacefully at home. “Defining Hope” follows these patients and others as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living. Suitable for most audiences

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:45 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani Writers: Gabriel Diani, Etta Devine Producers: Gabriel Diani, Etta Devine, Chad Meserve Cast: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani, Barry Bostwick, Kirsten Vangsness, Janet Varney Two comedians. One apocalypse. Real life comedy duo and couple, Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, play themselves as a modern-day “Burns and Allen.” A struggling comedy duo discovers that surviving the end of civilization is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood, struggling to make it in show business. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, they pack up their troubles and hit the road with their trusty dog, Watson, and their miserable cat, Mrs. Peel, in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event. It’s like one of those old Bob Hope and Bing Crosby “Road to…” movies meets Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.” But funnier. Includes language and violence, suitable for most audiences

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Comedy

Current Events / History Feel Good

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SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Different Flowers

Dolores

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 99 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 97 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Morgan Dameron Writer: Morgan Dameron Executive Producer: Heartland Films Producers: Shelley Long, Morgan Dameron, David Karp Cast: Emma Bell, Hope Lauren, Shelley Long, Sterling Knight, Sean Gunn

Director: Peter Bratt Writers: Peter Bratt, Jessica Congdon Producers: Peter Bratt, Brian Benson Featured Subjects: Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem

On the day of her big Midwestern wedding, Millie, a persnickety bride, jilts her fiancé at the altar with the help of her spunky younger sister, Emma, and embarks on a life-changing adventure. Starring and produced by Shelley Long, and the first feature from writer and director Morgan Dameron, “Different Flowers” is a love letter to the heartland. Filmed entirely on location in Dameron’s hometown of Kansas City, “Different Flowers” is about learning to follow your heart.

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

Suitable for most audiences

Suitable for all audiences In English and Spanish with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 1:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Comedy

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 11 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drama

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 8 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History

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Drawing Home

Entanglement

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 113 MINUTES / CANADA, USA / 2016

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 89 MINUTES / CANADA / 2017

Director: Markus Rupprecht Writers: Donna Logan, Markus Rupprecht Producers: Margarethe Baillou, Allan Neuwirth Cast: Juan Riedinger, Julie Lynn Mortensen, Kate Mulgrew, Rutger Hauer, Torrance Coombs

Director: Jason James Writer: Jason Filiatrault Producer: Amber Ripley Cast: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Diana Bang, Johannah Newmarch, Nicole LaPlaca

Boston in the 1920s. A young East Coast debutante is dating the most eligible bachelor in the world, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of society. But when she least expects it, she meets a young painter from one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Their worlds are polar opposites, and as their attraction turns their lives upside down, they soon face a universal question: can you find “home” in another person? Inspired by a true story.

While searching for the meaning of his existence, Ben Layten (Thomas Middleditch) discovers that he almost had an adopted sister—and, with the help of his neighbor, Tabby Song (Diana Bang), Ben sets out to find this notquite sibling in an effort to find out if his life could have been different.

Suitable for most audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 8:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes, nudity, language, sexual content

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Comedy Drama Romance

Art & Music Drama Family Friendly Romance

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SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Everything in the Song is True

Food Evolution

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Director: Douglas Morrione Writer: Douglas Morrione Producer: Nick Goldfarb Featured Subjects: Gary McMahan, Jeff Nourse, Brice Chapman, Yvonne Hollenbeck, John Moore

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy Writers: Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Trace Sheehan Producers: Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Trace Sheehan Featured Subjects: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Dr. Alison van Eenenanaam

Four iconic cowboys whose music, art and way of life sustains a vital connection to the folk culture that defines the American frontier. As modern life continues to encroach on the wide open spaces, their stories take on a new relevance. Their songs and deeds speak to a powerful connection to the land, the animals, and a way of life that is unique to the United States and revered around the world.

From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (“The Garden,” “Fame High,” “OT: Our Town”) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Food Evolution” is set amid a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, “Food Evolution” wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, this bold and necessary documentary separates the hype from the science to unravel the debate around food.

Suitable for all audiences

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 6:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music Comedy Current Events / History Family Friendly

Suitable for all audiences

Feel Good SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History World

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For the Birds

The Gamble House

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 124 MINUTES / SOUTH AFRICA / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 60 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Quentin Krog Writers: Tina Kruger, Quentin Krog, Sean Robert Daniels Producer: Danie Bester Cast: Simoné Nortmann, Francois Jacobs, Elize Cawood, Neels van Jaarsveld, Nicola Hanekom

Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Don Hahn Producer: Lori Korngiebel Featured Subjects: Ted Bosley, Ann Scheid, Paula Sigman Lowrey

Irma Humpel, a stubborn tomboy, finds herself in a wedding dress in front of the altar, but isn’t exactly sure how she ended up next to Sampie de Klerk. Irma had convinced herself for many years that the only way to be truly free was to remain independent–of the past, of men, and definitely of love, but the extraordinary, charming rugby player with a heart of gold challenges all her beliefs and makes her go weak at the knees. Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences In Afrikaans with English subtitles SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:30 PM WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 AMC Castleton Square 14 Comedy

Feel Good

Drama

Romance

Family Friendly

World

“The Gamble House” is the incredible story of brothers Charles and Henry Greene who were pushed reluctantly into architecture by their forceful father only to design and build the most seminal and stunning Arts & Crafts house in America. The house, however, did not come without its price, both personally and professionally, for the Greene brothers, and David and Mary Gamble who commissioned it. It’s a tale of American craftsmanship, international influence, artistic frustration, loss, and triumph, which led to the completion of one of the shining examples of American architecture, known to fans of “Back to the Future” as Doc Brown’s house, and fans of architecture simply as The Gamble House. Suitable for all audiences SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music

Family Friendly

Current Events / History Also included with The Gamble House:

Born of Stone (In Italian with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 15 MINUTES / ITALY, CZECH REPUBLIC / 2016 Director/Writer/Producer: Emilio Bellu Featured Subject: Pinuccio Sciola “Born of Stone” is an immersion inside the sights and sound of remarkable artists, and inside his belief that stones are not just the material that gives shape to the universe, but that they are alive, plastic, and a fundamental way to communicate with nature.

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Game Day

Gary Sinise: Always Do a Little More

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 102 MINUTES / USA, CANADA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 58 MINUTES / USA, SOUTH KOREA, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN / 2017

Director/Writer: John Susman Producers: Stuart Wolf, John Susman Cast: Elizabeth Alderfer, Romeo Miller, Fyvush Finkel, Chris J. Johnson, Jürgen Hooper

Director: Kip Perry Writer: Kip Perry Producers: Kip Perry, Elan Bentov Featured Subject: Gary Sinise

A basketball-savvy teen reluctantly agrees to coach a brilliant but self-centered tech whiz who has lost everything when her startup goes bust and personal life is left in ruins. Discovering that success at her new job depends on becoming a team player in the office and on the company’s up-till-now all-male basketball team, she enlists his help in a desperate attempt to save her job and her future—an experience that ultimately changes both of their lives forever. With original songs by Romeo Miller and Master P.

Long before his role as Lt. Dan in the wildly successful film “Forrest Gump,” Gary Sinise had developed a passion for the men and women who step into harm’s way to secure the freedom we enjoy as Americans. In this film we take a look at the origins of Gary Sinise’s commitment to the U.S. military community, veterans, first responders and their families, and his unwavering dedication to serve and support them at every opportunity.

Includes drug use, suitable for most audiences

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes language, suitable for most audiences FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Comedy

Art & Music

Drama

Current Events / History

Family Friendly

Feel Good

Feel Good

World

106


Girl Unbound

The Girl Who Invented Kissing

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / PAKISTAN, CANADA, USA / 2016

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 105 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Director: Erin Heidenreich Producers: Cassandra Sanford-Rosenthal, Jonathon Power Featured Subjects: Maria Toorpakai Wazir, Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, Shamsul Qayyum Wazir

Director: Tom Sierchio Writer: Tom Sierchio Producers: George Zakk, Corey Large, Joan LeSeur Cast: Vincent Piazza, Dash Mihok, Suki Waterhouse, Abbie Cornish, Luke Wilson

At a young age, Maria discovered her love for one of Pakistan’s most popular sports, squash. Even though women were restricted to play, her family supported her passion and allowed her to pass as a boy. Maria’s identity eventually couldn’t contend with the success she was finding and the Taliban took notice, branding her as a target. Now, Maria is a renowned player, using her talents to advocate women’s rights to education and sports. She is a champion who stands out among the rest, challenging everything the Taliban is against. Maria’s fight is not just about learning how to survive, but how to thrive. She continues to defy everything the extremists and her societal upbringing tell her about what it means to be a girl, a human and a Muslim woman.

A nameless, pill-popping drifter girl steps off a bus and into a neighborhood bar owned by middle-age brothers Jimmy and Victor. She quickly befriends older brother Victor—a good-natured lummox whose mind was effected as the result of a childhood accident. The mysterious girl soon upsets the delicate balance of the brothers’ lives while bringing both trouble and new life into the world of these resigned characters. Includes drug use, language, and mature themes, suitable for most audiences

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 3:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

Drama

In English, Urdu, and Pashto with English subtitles

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Romance

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History Family Friendly Sports World

107

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Goldstone

Grand Unified Theory

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 110 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2016

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / CANADA / 2016

Director: Ivan Sen Writer: Ivan Sen Producers: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, Pei-Pei Cheng

Director: David Ray Writer: David Ray Producers: David Ray, Drew Locke Cast: Scott Bellis, Kendall Cross, Emma Grabinksy, Maxwell Haynes, Andrew McNee

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple investigation opens a web of crime, corruption, trampling of indigenous people’s land rights, and human trafficking. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.

During one fateful weekend, the family of brilliant astrophysicist Albert James has a complete meltdown, setting in motion a raucous and hilarious series of events that mirror his radical theories of the behavior of the universe.

Includes mature themes, language, and violence

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Comedy Drama

Drama

Feel Good

108

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Heaven’s Floor

Holy Air

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 87 MINUTES / USA, CANADA / 2016

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 81 MINUTES / ISRAEL / 2017

Director: Lori Stoll Writer: Lori Stoll Producers: Phil Rose, Justin Ford, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, Lori Stoll Cast: Clea DuVall, Katie May Dunford, Toby Huss, Timothy V. Murphy

Director: Shady Srour Writer: Shady Srour Producers: Ilan Moskovitch, Shady Srour Cast: Shady Srour, Laetitia Eido, Shmulik Calderon, Tarik Copti, Dalia Okal, Byan Anteer Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth–member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much. Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big. And what’s better to sell in the Holy Land other than the very air that the Virgin Mary breathed during her annunciation? But in order to, as one priest tells Adam during confession, bring such product into the market he needs to find allies from the three cultures ruling over Nazareth–the Jewish politicians, the Muslim mafia boss and the Catholic church officials. In a politically unstable world where religion is just another merchandise, can the Holy Air be Adam’s salvation or is it just an illusion?

A photographer chases adventure from Los Angeles to the Canadian Arctic and for the first time finds herself on the line between life and death. Desperate for more meaning in her life, Julia (Clea DuVall) meets a fearless expedition leader, Jack (Timothy V. Murphy), who convinces her to join a photographic journey to the Canadian Arctic. Despite growing tension with her husband Ed (Toby Huss), Julia chooses to go. The whimsical trip becomes a life-threatening disaster. Alone in the frozen north, temperatures below minus 30, darkness falls. Julia spots a lone skidoo racing across the frozen tundra. Malaya, an 11-year-old orphaned Inuit girl (Katie May Dunford) and her uncle rescue Julia. They take her to a small Inuit community by the Arctic Circle where the child opens the door to her unique and mysterious world. Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

Suitable for most audiences

In English and Inuktitut with English subtitles

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, and Italian with English subtitles

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drama Feel Good

Comedy

World

Drama

109

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 4:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 World


Home Truth

I Can I Will I Did

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 73 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 107 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Directors: April Hayes, Katia Maguire Writers: April Hayes, Katia Maguire, Becky Laks Producers: April Hayes, Katia Maguire Featured Subjects: Jessica Lenahan, Jessie Rivera, Carrie Bettinger-López, Tina Rivera

Director: Nadine Truong Writer: Nadine Truong Producers: Brian Yang, Artisha Mann-Cooper Cast: Mike Faist, Ik Jo Kang, Selenis Leyva, Jack DiFalco, Ellie Lee

Shot over the course of nine years, “Home Truth” chronicles one family’s incredible pursuit of justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic violence and how the trauma from domestic violence can linger through generations. In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when her three young daughters were killed after being abducted by their father in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Devastated, Jessica sued her local police department for failing to adequately enforce her restraining order despite her repeated calls for help that night. Determined to make sure her daughters did not die in vain, Jessica pursues her case to the U.S. Supreme Court and an international human rights tribunal, seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims. Meanwhile, her relationship with her one surviving child, her son Jessie, suffers, as he struggles with the tragedy in his own way.

Seventeen-year-old Ben is an orphan who is about to term out of the system, and he seemingly has no ambitions in life. He is mercilessly bullied by a teenage gang of thugs headed by Dorian, and outside of a group home of other kids whom he barely gets along with, he literally has no friends in his life, save for Maria, his foster mother. Ben is destined for nowhere. When another in an endless stream of beat-downs at the hands of Dorian lands Ben in the hospital, partially paralyzed and at his lowest point, the possibility of full recovery, much less redemption seems daunting. That is, until plucky wheelchair-bound Adrienne and her taciturn grandfather Kang insinuate themselves into Ben’s life. Adrienne’s unrelenting positivity eventually turns Ben, but it is what Adrienne’s grandfather does for a living that motivates Ben to embark on a long, slow and uncertain road to recovery. Includes language, suitable for most audiences

Includes mature themes and violence MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 6 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drama Family Friendly

Current Events / History

Sports

110

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 8 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

Intent to Destroy DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 117 MINUTES / SPAIN, PORTUGAL, MALTA, USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 99 MINUTES / SPAIN, USA / 2017

Director: Joe Berlinger Writers: Joe Berlinger, Cy Christiansen Producers: Joe Berlinger, Eric Esrailian, John Crampton, Chip Rosenbloom, Sam Broadwin (co-producer), Brendan Crane (co-producer) Featured Subjects: Christian Bale, Peter Balakian, Taner Akçam, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Directors: Terry Parish, Chris Karcher Writers: Terry Parish, Chris Karcher Producers: Terry Parish, Chris Karcher Featured Subjects: Justin Skeesuck, Patrick Gray, Ted Hardy, Michael Turner “I’ll Push You” is a modern, real-life story that explores the true meaning of friendship and two of its qualities: generosity and vulnerability. In this intimate portrait and epic journey, these virtues are explored when Patrick agrees to a crazy proposition: to push his lifelong best friend, Justin, in a wheelchair across the historical 500-mile pilgrimage of northern Spain—El Camino de Santiago. The result? A one-of-a-kind documentary film that chronicles a pilgrimage that touches audiences who crave a story of hope, trust, and the power of community.

Pulling back the curtain on genocide censorship in Hollywood due to U.S. Government pressure to appease a strategic ally, “Intent To Destroy” embeds with the historic production of the Truly Moving Picture Award-winning film “The Promise”– a springboard to explore the violent history of the Armenian Genocide, and the legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century. Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

Includes language, suitable for most audiences SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

World

Family Friendly Feel Good

111


Jasper Jones

Jeffrey

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 78 MINUTES / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 2016

Director: Rachel Perkins Writers: Shaun Grant, Craig Silvey Producers: David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan Cast: Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice

Director: Yanillys Perez Producers: Yanillys Perez, Thibaud Billiard Featured Subjects: “Jeffrey” Joselito de la Cruz, Jeysson de la Cruz, Junior de la Cruz, Ana Maria de la Cruz, Alexandra de la Cruz

Based on the best-selling novel, “Jasper Jones,” is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a young bookish boy living in a small town. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones appears at Charlie’s window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.

Twelve-year-old Jeffrey has the responsibilities of an adult, working as a windshield washer on the busy streets of Santo Domingo to help his mom make ends meet at home. But he has big plans to become a reggaeton singer. In collaboration with his older brother Jeyson, he composes and records songs about his neighborhood, his way of life, and his dreams for the future.

Includes mature themes and language, suitable for most audiences

Includes mature themes In Spanish with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drama

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Art & Music World

112

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


Keepers of the Magic

The Last Laugh

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 86 MINUTES / CANADA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Director: Vic Sarin Producers: Tina Pehme, Kim Roberts Featured Subjects: Cesar Charlone, Roger Deakins, Bruno Delbonnel, Vittorio Storaro, Gordan Willis

Director: Ferne Pearlstein Writers: Ferne Pearlstein, Robert Edwards Producers: Ferne Pearlstein, Robert Edwards, Amy Hobby, Anne Hubbell, Jan Warner Featured Subjects: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner

“Keepers of the Magic” celebrates the breathtaking cinematic images that have transfixed audiences around the world. This ground-breaking documentary explores our fascination with moving images and provides insight into how cinema’s most iconic moments came to be. Most of all, it honors the great masters of cinematography, unsung heroes whose vision and talent was always right before our eyes.

“The Last Laugh” is a feature documentary that proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If we make the Holocaust off limits, what are the implications for other controversial subjects—9/11, AIDS, racism—in a society that prizes freedom of speech? Shot on Super 16mm, “The Last Laugh” thoughtfully weaves together an intimate cinema verité portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone alongside interviews with influential comedians and thinkers ranging from Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Gilbert Gottfried to authors Etgar Keret, Shalom Auslander, and Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League. In doing so, “The Last Laugh” offers fresh insights into the Holocaust in a way we haven’t seen before.

Suitable for most audiences

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 6 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 8:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music

Includes mature themes and language

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Comedy Current Events / History

113


Little Kyota Neon Hood

Little Pink House NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 98 MINUTES / USA, CANADA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2016

Director: Courtney Moorehead Balaker Writer: Courtney Moorehead Balaker Producers: Ted Balaker, Joel Soisson, Arielle Boisvert, Courtney Moorehead Balaker Cast: Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Callum Rennie, Colin Cunningham

Director: Satsuki Okawa Writer: Satsuki Okawa Producer: Sei Sugiura Cast: Kaede Tsuchiya, Andrew Dow, Misa Shimizu, Miyuu Kimura, Hidekazu Mashima

Based on a true story, a small-town nurse named Susette Kelo (Catherine Keener) leaves a bad marriage and starts over in a new town. She buys a run-down cottage, refurbishes it with her bare hands, paints it pink, meets a great guy (Callum Keith Rennie) and exhales. Then she discovers powerful politicians want to bulldoze her blue-collar neighborhood and hand the land over to Pfizer. The redevelopment effort is spearheaded by Dr. Charlotte Wells (Jeanne Tripplehorn). She is ambitious, accomplished and the closest thing the gritty town has to a celebrity. Susette emerges as the reluctant leader of her neighbors. She fights all the way to the Supreme Court, inspires a nation and helps millions of Americans save their homes.

Summer 2014. 12-year-old Japanese boy Kyota, who’s never seen without his bright protective hood, and his Scottish teacher Tim, have nurtured an unlikely friendship through their shared experiences of Japan’s worst natural disaster. One day, a mysterious American woman named Molly arrives in town and Kyota learns that she will replace Tim as his teacher—Tim’s leaving Japan for good. Kyota must do something to stop Tim from leaving. He comes up with a great idea: to embark on an odd adventure with Tim. Their unusual journey, however, rekindles everyone’s recent memories, especially those of Kyota’s mother, Kinuko. It casts a shadow over their struggles during the country’s ongoing recovery from the disaster. Suitable for all audiences

Suitable for most audiences

In Japanese and English with English subtitles

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:15 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 †

Drama

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Comedy

Feel Good

Drama

World

Family Friendly

114

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


The Mad Whale

Maestras - The Long Journey of Women to the Podium

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 104 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Directors: Adam Linzey, Luke Haskard, Andrew Wood, Ariel Heller, Sonia Guggenheim, Matt McClung, Jenna Cavelle, David Breschel, Uttera Singh Writers: Kelly Austin Davis, Michael Herman, Paul Jones, Ryan Koehn, Max Newman, Colleen O’Halloran, Nikolaj Wejp-Olsen, Sara Silkin, Megan Seely Producers: Brandon Somerhalder, Austin Kolodney Executive Producers: John Watson, James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Jennifer Howell Cast: Camilla Belle, Dominic Rains, Summer Phoenix, James Franco, Michael Weston

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 55 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2016

In the early 1900s, inmates at a women’s mental asylum are tasked with staging a theatrical production of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” as a bold new form of therapy.

Suitable for all audiences

Directors: Günter Atteln, Maria Stodtmeier Producers: Günter Atteln, Maria Stodtmeier Featured Subjects: Sylvia Caduff, Barbara Hannigan, Marin Alsop, Leonard Bernstein Being a female conductor means being an exception, even today. But why is it that there have been so few female conductors in the international music scene? The film “Maestras” takes a closer look at this phenomenon.

In German with English subtitles

Includes language, violence, and mature themes THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:30 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Art & Music

World

Current Events / History

Drama

Also included with Maestras:

Ayham Ahmad - The Pianist of Yarmouk (In Arabic and German with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 30 MINUTES / GERMANY, SYRIA / 2016 Directors: Günter Atteln, Carmen Belaschk / Writers: Carmen Belaschk, Günter Atteln Producer: Paul Smaczny / Executive Producer: Anca-Monica Pandelea Featured Subjects: Ayham Ahmad, Judith Holofernes, Martha Argerich “Ayham Ahmad - The Pianist of Yarmouk” tells the extraordinary story of a Syrian refugee who sings about the suffering of his country until his instrument is destroyed and he is forced to flee.

115


The Maestro

Man in the Camo Jacket DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 78 MINUTES / USA, WALES, ENGLAND, NEPAL, ISRAEL / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Russ Kendall Writers: Russ Kendall, Adam Banks Producers: James Chippendale p.g.a, Russ Kendall p.g.a., Stash Slionski p.g.a., Jonathan McHugh, Jonathan Platt Featured Subjects: Mike Peters, Billy Corgan, Billy Duffy, Dave Wakeling, Slim Jim Phantom

Director: Adam Cushman Writer: C.V. Herst Producers: David J. Phillips, Adam Cushman Cast: Xander Berkeley, Leo Marks, Sarah Clarke, Mackenzie Astin, Jon Polito

As front man for The Alarm, Mike Peters has written some of the most rousing anthems of our day—“68 Guns,” “The Stand,” and “Strength.” But when diagnosed with cancer, his songs and life took on a new meaning, igniting his indomitable spirit. Channeling his music in the global fight against cancer, Mike has enlisted renowned musicians to trek and play fundraising concerts atop the most elevated spots on the planet—Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro and Fuji. With a contagious zeal for life, Mike—a husband, dad and rock star—is saving lives one concert at a time, one hike at a time, one song at time. Featuring one-of-kind performances from legendary rock musicians, “Man in the Camo Jacket” unfolds Mike’s evolution from teenage punk rocker in a seaside town in North Wales, to the top of the charts, to the top of the world, to the harrowing depths of cancer treatments and his inspiring fight back.

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Xander Berkeley, “AMC’s The Walking Dead”) was a highly notable composer of over 200 Hollywood films in the 1940s and 1950s. Often receiving zero credit for his work, Mario went on to mentor some of our greatest film composers including John Williams, Randy Newman, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and Andre Previn. “The Maestro” is based off real letters between Mario and his student Jerry Herst (played by newcomer Leo Marks). Suitable for most audiences

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:30 PM † WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 †

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Art & Music

Drama

Current Events / History

Family Friendly

Suitable for all audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 6 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Art & Music

Feel Good

Current Events

World

Family Friendly

116

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 3:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


Mixed Match

Marvin Booker Was Murdered

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / CANADA / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 108 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns Writer: Jeff Chiba Stearns Producers: Jeff Chiba Stearns, Ruth Vincent Featured Subjects: Athena Mari Asklipiadis, Imani Cornelius, Jeff Chiba Stearns, Krissy Kobata, Alex Tung

Director: Wade Gardner Writer: Wade Gardner Producers: Wade Gardner, Karen Cruz, Dan Ketchum Featured Subjects: Roxey “MaDear” Booker-Walton, Rev Spencer Booker, Gail Booker, Darold Killmer, Mari Newman

“Mixed Match” is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed-race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.

Marvin Booker, a homeless street preacher, while being booked into the Denver Detention Center, was beaten to death by five jail guards. The event was caught on tape and witnessed by more than 20 people. Yet, the city of Denver never indicted nor reprimanded any of the deputies involved. Because the Booker family never settled with city administrators, the case found its way to a stunning federal civil trial. The case of Marvin Booker vs. the City of Denver reveals how a city participated in a cover-up in which it failed to properly investigate those involved, and chose to protect The Thin Blue Line instead of a citizen’s constitutional rights.

Suitable for all audiences

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:15 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 †

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Current Events / History

117

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 4:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History


Mr. Roosevelt

Mum’s List

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 91 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / UK / 2016

Director: Noël Wells Writer: Noël Wells Producers: Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub, Chris Ohlson Cast: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland

Director: Niall Johnson Writer: Niall Johnson Producer: Nick Hamson Executive Producers: Chris Wood, Gareth Jones, Sarah Weatherstone, Niall Johnson Cast: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy

After a death, struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town and is forced to spend the weekend with her ex-boyfriend and his new and improved girlfriend. The film stars Noël Wells (Netflix’s “Master of None”), Nick Thune (“Folk Hero,” “Good Guy”), Britt Lower (“Man Seeking Woman”), Daniella Pineda (“The Detour,” “Jurassic World 2”) and Andre Hyland (“The 4th”). The film was written by Noël Wells and is also her directorial debut. Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside Films produced the film along with Chris Ohlson.

A heart-warming true life story of Singe and Kate Greene, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few months she creates her list: writing her thoughts and memories down to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons after she is gone.

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:15 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 †

Includes drug use, nudity, sexual content, and language

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Drama

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Comedy

118

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


My Hero Brother

The New Fire

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 78 MINUTES / ISRAEL / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA, UK, FRANCE, CHINA, SENEGAL / 2017

Director: Yonatan Nir Writers: Yonatan Nir, Taly Goldenberg Producers: Enosh Cassel, Itamar Peleg, Yonatan Nir

Director: David Schumacher Producer: David Schumacher Executive Producer: Ross Koningstein Featured Subjects: Caroline Cochran, Leslie Dewan, Jacob DeWitte, James Hansen, Mark Massie

A group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to surface, while a heart-warming and special closeness develops among the siblings as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges. The difficult trials and poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of special needs people and their families.

Nuclear power has become a villain in popular culture and much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable.

Suitable for most audiences

Filmed across four continents over the course of 22 months, Emmy-winning director David Schumacher focuses on how the generation facing the most severe impact of climate change is fighting back with ingenuity and hope. “The New Fire” tells a provocative and startlingly positive story about a planet in crisis and the new heroes who are trying to save it.

In Hebrew and English with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 1 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 6 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Family Friendly

Suitable for all audiences

Feel Good World

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History World

119


No Postage Necessary

No Roads In DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 78 MINUTES / CANADA / 2016

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 106 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Josh Wong Writer: Christopher Leeson Producers: Geoff Plewes, Josh Wong, Adam Naugler, Blake Reid Featured Subjects: Adam Naugler, Blake Reid, Aaron Young, Jason Valleau, Jodie Naugler

Director: Jeremy Culver Writers: Jeremy Culver, Morgen Culver Producers: Charleene Closshey, Jeremy Culver Executive Producer: Jennifer Closshey Cast: George Blagden, Charleene Closshey, Robbie Kay, Michael Beach, Raymond J. Barry

Adam Naugler was fascinated with a nearby abandoned prairie homestead. Battered by winter winds, adrift on summer wheat seas, the building was so forgotten, the road in had long faded. The moment he stepped inside, Naugler knew what drew him in. Among the cracked plaster, torn floorboards, and bare windows he heard acoustic perfection. But how could he bring a powerful, abstract feeling to life? And then he heard the voice of Blake Reid and the path became absolutely clear. Naugler knew what he had to do; convince Reid to record inside the homestead. He was pushing at an open door. “No Roads In” covers six days as Reid, Naugler and his band battle the elements to record an entire album, using acoustic instruments, with rudimentary analogue equipment.

Sam, a brilliant computer hacker seeking a better life, always seems to make the wrong choices, even under the watchful eye of his probation officer, Harry. Now, barred from using the Internet and stuck working fast food with his best friend and fellow hacker, Stanley, Sam poses as a postal worker, stealing people’s mail to make ends meet. Until one letter changes everything. Written by the beautiful Josie to her dead husband, a Marine killed in Afghanistan, the heart-wrenching missive wakes something in Sam. Desperate to become worthy of such love, he begins following Josie and stealing more letters, until finally finding the courage to introduce himself.

Includes language, suitable for most audiences

Includes language and mature themes, suitable for most audiences

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 7 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 †

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 6:15 PM FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 4:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Comedy Drama

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A Normal Life

NOT The Last Butterfly DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 58 MINUTES / USA, POLAND, ISRAEL, CZECH REPUBLIC / 2016

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 73 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Directors: Cheryl Rattner Price, Joe Fab Writers: Cheryl Rattner Price, Joe Fab Producers: Cheryl Rattner Price, Joe Fab Featured Subjects: Jan Landau, Cheryl Rattner Price, Ela Weissberger, Susan Goldman Rubin

Director/Writer/Producer: Alex Herz Executive Producers: Maurice Werdegar, David Herz, Karen Herz Cast: Sam O’Byrne, Trevor Barella, Bettina Devin, Ross Turner

“NOT The Last Butterfly” tells the inspiring tale of The Butterfly Project, a grassroots arts and education initiative that memorializes the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust through global displays of ceramic butterflies… one butterfly painted for each child.

“A Normal Life” explores what it means to have a family member with a high-functioning disability in the modern world. Michael, a week away from leaving for his first year of college, becomes frustrated with his parents’ overprotective tendencies toward his teen brother Nathan, who has Down syndrome. Michael attempts to grapple with the ambiguity of his situation, as well as the difficult emotions associated with leaving Nathan behind.

Contains mature themes, suitable for most audiences Sponsored by: TOM & ARLENE GRANDE

Includes mature themes and language, suitable for most audiences FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:30 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 †

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:30 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Drama

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

Family Friendly

Feel Good World

Also included with NOT the Last Butterfly:

Pool (In Portuguese with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 29 MINUTES / BRAZIL / 2016 Director: Leandro Goddinho / Writer: Leandro Goddinho / Producer: Amina Jorge Executive Producer: Amina Jorge / Cast: Luciana Paes, Sandra Dani, Carolina Bianchi, Marcela Feter, Ester Laccava, Mawusi Tulani e Jane Eyre. On a quest to understand her grandmother’s past, Claudia meets Marlene, an old woman who’s created an homage to her memories inside an empty pool.

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Quest

The Rendezvous

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 105 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / JORDAN, USA / 2016

Director: Jonathan Olshefski Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon Featured Subjects: Christopher Rainey, Christine’a Rainey, Patricia (PJ) Rainey, William Withers, Price

Director: Amin Matalqa Writer: Terrel Seltzer Producer: Dan Halsted Executive Producer: Amanda Rohlke Cast: Stana Katic, Raza Jaffrey, Meg Cionni, Glenn Fleshler, Alfonso Bassave

Filmed with vérité intimacy for close to a decade, “Quest” is a portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a (aka “Ma Quest”), open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, the film is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.

Rachel is a doctor living in Los Angeles when she receives a visit from Jake, a Muslim State Department Employee who informs her that her brother has been killed in Jordan. But when she accompanies Jake to the Middle East to identify the body, she realizes her brother was caught up in an international treasure hunt for a missing Dead Sea Scroll. Rachel and Jake are launched into an adventure featuring religious fanatics, desert car chases and gunfights in the ancient city of Petra.

Includes mature themes, language, and violence

Includes violence and language

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Art & Music

Drama

Current Events / History

Romance World

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SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Resistance is Life

Seat 25

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 73 MINUTES / TURKEY, USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / UK / 2016

Director: Apo W. Bazidi Writer: Apo W. Bazidi Producers: Apo W. Bazidi, Goran Zaneti Featured Subjects: Evlin, Newroz, Aladdin, Hemude, Mustafa

Director: Nicholas Agnew Writers: Nicholas Agnew, Madeleine Cooke Producers: Nicholas Agnew, Madeleine Cooke Cast: Madeleine Cooke, Kate Ashfield, Nicholas Banks, Clare Fettarappa, Adnan Rashed

From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an eight-year-old girl, Evlin, characterizes the resistance of her homeland. Her heroes, the Kurdish female fighters, are defending the city of Kobane against the onslaught by ISIS militants. The power of the human spirit emanates through Evlin as she shows us that hope and resilience prevail even in the most tragic of circumstances. Evlin takes us on a journey that introduces the many different faces of the resistance on both sides of the border and provides a unique look at the extraordinary spirit behind the first major victory against ISIS.

It is five years after NASA found liquid water on the surface of Mars. The Martian atmosphere has changed. All contact has been lost with the planet. On Earth, entrepreneur Michael Macmillan is preparing the first manned mission to the Red Planet, with a seat reserved for an ordinary person willing to do something extraordinary. When Faye Banks secretly enters the Seat 25 competition, she never expects to win. But when the dangerous one-way trip becomes a reality, her life on Earth is turned upside down. With time running out, Faye must decide whether to leave her husband, family and friends—or has the prospect of leaving for ever made her realize what she has here on Earth?

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences In Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, English, and Italian with English Subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 10 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Suitable for all audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

Drama

Current Events / History World

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SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


Served Like a Girl

Show Me Democracy

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Lysa Heslov Writers: Lysa Heslov, Tchavdar Georgiev Producers: Lysa Heslov, Seth Gordon, Linda Perry Featured Subjects: Jas Boothe, Marissa Strock, Rachel Engler, Hope Garcia, Nichole Alred

Director: Dan Parris Producer: Dan Parris Featured Subjects: Brittany Ferrell, Karina Arango, Robert Elam, Faith Sandler, Rev. Starsky Wilson Amid the uprising in Ferguson, seven St. Louis college students evolve into advocates and activists as they demand change through policy and protest. The film documents the efforts of The Scholarship Foundation’s Education Policy Internship Program, which empowers students to research education policy issues that affect them and their peers. The documentary follows the interns’ initial frustrations with failing school systems; one student’s experience of being a leading activist in the protests in Ferguson, and the group’s visits with Missouri representatives. At the state capitol, they advocate for educational reforms that would improve educational access for students of color, those with limited financial resources, and immigrant students in Missouri. The film examines the students’ personal lives and diverse backgrounds, follows them as they cope with the events in Ferguson, and will ultimately reveal whether a group of committed young people can make a difference in complex and imperfect systems.

Director Lysa Heslov’s documentary, “Served like a Girl,” provides a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our wounded US female service personnel often return to a stark reality, one that is rarely discussed or considered. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries and the aftermath of military sexual abuse, these amazing women find ways to adapt and overcome debilitating challenges through participation in the “Ms. Veteran American” competition. Guided by event founder and veteran Jas Boothe, the women leverage their experiences gained through competition to recover the parts of themselves and their personal identities they had lost on the battlefield. Called “engaging, honest and powerful,” this film is a beautiful tapestry interlaced with poignant moments, social commentary and humor. Includes mature themes

Contains language, suitable for most audiences SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History Current Events / History Feel Good

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Shut Up Anthony

Skid Row Marathon

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Kyle Eaton Writer: Kyle Eaton Producers: Kyle Eaton, David Cress, Matt O’Connor, Robert D’Esposito, Jon Titterington, Michael Ward, Sara Chesney, Kevin Moyer Cast: Robert D’Esposito, Katie Michels, Jon Titterington

Director: Mark Hayes Writers: Mark Hayes, Tchavdar Georgiev Producer: Gabriele Hayes Featured Subjects: Judge Craig Mitchell, David Askew, Ben Shirley, Rafael Cabrera, Mody Diop, Rebecca Hayes When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change. “Skid Row Marathon” follows five runners as they rise from the mean streets of LA to run marathons around the world, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn. Their story is one of hope, friendship, and dignity.

Anthony talks too much. A neurotic creative grinding out a living at a Portland ad firm, he loses his girlfriend, job and dignity over the course of a few days. With nothing else to do, Anthony flees to his family’s timeshare where he encounters Tim, an estranged family friend who happens to also be an alcoholic theology professor. The two are forced to share the space as they clash over relationships, religion, vodka and coaster etiquette. “Shut Up Anthony” is a film about relationships, family dynamics, wrestling with religion, sobriety and even survivor’s guilt. But you know... it’s also a comedy.

Suitable for all audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 2 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes, drug use, and language

Feel Good TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Art & Music Comedy Drama Feel Good

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SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 7:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Slipaway

Sometimes

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 89 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 102 MINUTES / INDIA / 2016

Directors: Julia Butler, Daniel Mentz Writers: Julia Butler, Daniel Mentz Producer: Tigran Mutafyan Cast: Elaine Partnow, Jesse Pepe, Alisa Vilena Gerstein, Sadie Johannsson, Jon Briddell

Director: Priyadarshan Writers: Priyadarshan, Abhilash Producers: Prabhudeva, Vijay Cast: Prakash Raj, Ashok Selvan, Sriya Reddy Deepa works as a receptionist at a pathology lab. On a regular day, clients line up to deposit their samples to test for HIV. Once they deposit the samples, they leave and return in the evening to collect the results. But on this particular day, seven of them decide to stay. As the day progresses, they get impatient and one of them suggests that they should bribe the receptionist to give them the results early. Deepa accepts the bribe and lets them know that only one out of the seven has tested positive, but she can’t tell who. Now the tensions begin to rise as to who is the one.

Neglected by her family, Fall, a high-spirited elder with kind intentions but extreme measures, encounters little companionship in this turbulent world. When she comes across Adam, a young and hopeless street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself trapped in a sailboat with one audacious lady. With time, a genuine friendship develops between the two unlikely souls, yet before Adam can explore his new faith in life, his criminal past resurfaces and threatens to destroy everything.

Includes mature themes

Suitable for most audiences

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 10:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

In Tamil with English subtitles TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drama

Comedy Drama Family Friendly Feel Good

126

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


The Sounding

Stuck

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 87 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Catherine Eaton Writers: Bryan Delaney, Catherine Eaton Producers: Caitlin Gold, Jessica Vale Executive Producers: Rebecca Skloot, David Knott, Bruno Lyra, Stavroula Toska Cast: Teddy Sears, Catherine Eaton, Harris Yulin, Frankie Faison, Erin Darke

Director: Michael Berry Writers: Michael Berry, Riley Thomas Producer: Mike Witherill Cast: Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, Ashanti, Arden Cho, Omar Chaparro, Gerard Canonico A New York City subway train stops in the tunnel beneath the city with six complete strangers stuck inside the rear car. The strangers are a cross section of New Yorkers of different race, culture and age. The emotions of the trapped, frustrated strangers explode as the subway car becomes a kind of magical, musical, conduit cell. A place where strangers reveal, through song, more of themselves than any of them ever could have imagined.

Raised on a remote island off the coast of Maine by her grandfather Lionel (Harris Yulin), Liv has never spoken. When Lionel discovers he’s dying, he calls the son of his best friend and a neurologist, Michael (Teddy Sears), to the island and asks him to protect Liv’s independence. That night, as Lionel is reading to Liv (Catherine Eaton), his voice fails him. Liv picks up the book of Shakespeare and begins: first reading, then weaving a language from Shakespeare’s words. She is committed to a psychiatric hospital and becomes a full-blown rebel in the hospital; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life. At a tipping point for otherness in our current climate, “The Sounding” champions it.

Includes mature themes and violence

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 6:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Art & Music Comedy

The film stars Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex”), Catherine Eaton (Broadway), Harris Yulin (“Training Day”), Frankie Faison (“The Wire”), and Erin Darke (“Good Girls Revolt”).

Drama Feel Good

Includes language and mature themes

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drama Romance

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MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Stumped

Supergirl

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 72 MINUTES / USA / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Director: Robin Berghaus Producers: Robin Berghaus, Bryan W. Davies, Sam Kauffmann, Kevin McCarthy Featured Subjects: Will Lautzenheiser, Angel Gonzalez

Director: Jessie Auritt Producers: Jessie Auritt, Carmen Delaney, Justin Levy Featured Subject: Naomi Kutin

Art & Music

Feel Good

When a nine-year-old girl breaks a powerlifting world record, she turns into an international phenomenon and “Supergirl” is born. Naomi Kutin seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, until her extraordinary talent transforms the lives of her family and thrusts her into news headlines. “Supergirl” follows Naomi’s unique comingof-age story as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence—from strict religious obligations to cyber-bullying, and health issues which could jeopardize her future in powerlifting. Can she still be “Supergirl” if she can no longer break world records? With a passionate family supporting her each step of the way, Naomi must learn to accept herself and discover she is as strong inside as she is outside.

Comedy

Romance

Suitable for all audiences

When a filmmaker loses his limbs, he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy and undergoes a double-arm transplant in the hope of reclaiming his independence. Filmed over four years, “Stumped” explores the human spirit and our willingness to overcome challenges when daring to see what lies ahead. Suitable for most audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Family Friendly

Also included with Stumped:

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Sports

Just Go! (In English and Latvian with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / LATVIA / 2016 Director: Pavels Gumennikovs / Writer: Laura Lapina / Producer: Pavels Gumennikovs Cast: Aleksandrs Ronis, Jana Herbsta, Toms Velicko, Sergejs Fjodorovs A young man who lost both his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.

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The S Word

Symphony in D

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 53 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Director: Lisa Klein Producers: Doug Blush, Julian Cautherley, Kurt Norton Featured Subjects: Dese’Rae Stage, Craig Miller, Kelechi Ubozoh, Leah Harris, Jean Toh

Directors: Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson Producers: Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson Featured Subjects: Tod Machover, Leonard Slatkin This soaring documentary tracks the highly unusual and inspired collaboration between Pulitzer Prizenominated musician Tod Machover and the people of Detroit. Over 13 months, Machover assembles everyday sounds and shapes them into a symphony for the Motor City, to be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin and accompanied by Detroit citizens.

“The S Word” is a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face on a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. The film gives a platform to those with lived experience—people who have attempted to take their own lives and survived to tell their stories. These are the voices that have been silenced for so long, and their stories could save lives. Capturing personal revelations and surprising moments of humor, “The S Word” opens a door on this most taboo of subjects through the eyes of the people who have been there and are now committed to preventing others from getting to that edge.

Suitable for all audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music Feel Good

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

Also included with Symphony in D:

9 at 38 (In English and Korean with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 18 MINUTES / SOUTH KOREA / 2017 Director: Catherine Lee / Producers: TR Boyce Jr., Ciara Lacy, Sarah Kim, Catherine Lee Executive Producers: Jeff Hoffman, Michele Kang / Featured Subject: Hyungjoon Won One violinist’s unrelenting pursuit to bring the warring nations of North and South Korea together at the most armed border in the world for one evening...to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

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Tatterdemalion

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 83 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Ramaa Mosley Writers: Ramaa Mosley, Tim Macy Producers: Gina Resnick, Ramaa Mosley, Tim Macy, Cameron Gray, David Beal Cast: Leven Rambin, Taylor John Smith, Jim Parrack, Landon Edwards, Kip Collins

Director: Stanley Nelson Writer: Marcia Smith Producers: Stanley Nelson, Marco Williams, Stacey Holman, Cyndee Readdean A haven for black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries—and the path of promise toward the American dream—black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture and national identity. “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” will air nationally on the acclaimed PBS series “Independent Lens” in early 2018.

A dramatic thriller about an army veteran suffering from PTSD who returns home to the Ozarks to look for her brother, who she was separated from as a child. As she searches, she stumbles upon an abandoned boy living in the woods. She takes the boy into her home and soon discovers that she has entered a mysterious world of folk lore, clan rules and lies. Includes mature themes

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 2:30 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 †

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes violence, suitable for most audiences

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Drama

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 4:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

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Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillion Story

That Trip We Took with Dad NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION GERMANY, ROMANIA, HUNGARY, SWEDEN 111 MINUTES / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Directors: Anca M. Lazarescu Writer: Anca M. Lazarescu Producers: David Lindner Leporda, Verona Meier, Cătălin Mitulescu, Andrea Taschler, Daniel Mitulescu, Nándor Lovas, Fredrik Zander, Jessica Ask Cast: Alex Margineanu, Razvan Enciu, Ovidiu Schumacher, Susanne Bormann

Director: Cole Claassen Writer: Cole Claassen Producers: Cole Claassen, Alex Safdie, Frank Ford Executive Producer: Greg Lauritano Featured Subjects: George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Dean Dillon Dean Dillon wrote over 30 #1 hit songs for the biggest artists in country music over the past four decades, yet most have never heard his name. George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Brooks and Dunn, Pam Tillis and the list goes on. Oh, and that song by Chris Stapleton, Tennessee Whiskey, he wrote that too. A legend in Nashville, yet unknown outside of Music City, Dean finally comes out of the shadows and shares his music, his personal life, and the stories behind the hits in this honest film about a man responsible for songs that shaped an era and helped to create some of country music’s biggest rock stars.

1968—a turbulent year in which a family from Romania starts a journey toward the GDR, everybody with their own reason. But after they cross the East German border, their way back is closed by Soviet tanks moving into the CSSR. Suddenly the family finds itself in West Germany. Includes language, sexual content, and nudity In German and Romanian with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes language, suitable for most audiences

Comedy MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:30 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Drama

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 4:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

World

Art & Music

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MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Tourments d’Amour

Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 53 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 97 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Caroline Jules Writer: Caroline Jules Producers: Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu Cast: Daniély Francisque, Stana Roumillac, Christophe Rangoly, Harry Baltus

Director/Producer: Rich Gentile Writers: Eli Spielman, Rich Gentile, Bruce Johnson Featured Subjects: Perry Wallace, Andrew Young, Dr. Harry Edwards, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Frank Deford

On an island off the coast of Guadeloupe, two sisters, Myriam and Vanessa, have planned to stay for a few days in the family house, where the sweet memory of their grandmother is still vivid. But Vanessa is not aware that a particular guest is expected for lunch. When she catches sight of her father coming—a cold and quiet man that she doesn’t want to see anymore—it is too late to escape the confrontation. Around the table unsaid things, provocations and blunders will lead each individual to face their own ambiguous feelings.

According to Washington Post columnist and best-selling author John Feinstein, “What Perry Wallace accomplished in breaking the color line in the SEC is one of the great untold stories of the last 50 years.” Narrated by Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, “Triumph” is not a “sports” film as much as it is a unique window on America’s civil rights movement (with never-before-seen footage of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Stokely Carmichael) that chronicles Perry Wallace’s evolution from a reluctant pioneer in the final throes of the “Jim Crow” era to a determined game-changer, whose actions altered the way of life throughout the South. Among those who participate in telling Wallace’s important story are Ambassador Andrew Young, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, and civil rights pioneer Rev. James Lawson.

Includes mature themes In French and Créole with English subtitles

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 6:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 4:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Drama

Suitable for all audiences

World

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:45 PM † AMC Castleton Square 14 †

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Special Event Premiere Screening and Party (no passes) Current Events / History Family Friendly

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Sports


Undocument

The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / UK, IRAN / 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 104 MINUTES / USA / 2016

Directors: Kyla Simone Bruce, Amin Bakhshian Writers: Kyla Simone Bruce, Amin Bakhshian Producers: Khalid Jabaly, Kyla Simone Bruce, Amin Bakhshian Cast: Nabil Elouahabi, Julia Krynke, Ako Ali, Umit Ulgen, Molly Jones

Director: Joseph Cahn Writers: Peter Ertel, Joseph Cahn Producers: Joseph Cahn, Mary Kay Salerno-Cahn Featured Subjects: Peter Ertel, Stephane Cornicard, Jackson Biesecker, Jessica Ridder

“Undocument” is an episodic feature, following four stories of longing and love, immigration and identity. The vision of an Iranian and a European director, dealing with the complex theme of illegal immigration or “undocumented migrants.” Each story is set at a different stage of the migrants’ journey, in three different countries: Iran, Greece and England.

An introspective, anti-Nazi music student is drafted into Hitler’s army and becomes an unlikely platoon leader. He survives both the Russian Front and the Normandy Invasion, and is recruited by his American captors to be a US Government agent in postwar Germany. He then immigrates to America, where he forges a 25-year career working for a small company owned by Orthodox Jews. A unique, first-person perspective of the war told with unprecedented candor, insight and raw emotion.

Contains mature themes In English, Arabic, and Farsi with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 1:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

Drama

World

World

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Voyage of the Southern Sun

Waiting for the Sun DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / DENMARK / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2017

Director: Kaspar Astrup Schrøder Producer: Katrine A. Sahlstrøm Executive Producers: Boris Benjamin Bertram, Katrine Philp, Katrine A. Sahlstrøm, Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Director: Robert Murphy Producer: James Busby Featured Subject: Michael Smith

Australian Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year, Michael In China more people are on death row than the rest of Smith, discovered the delights and perils of true adventure the world combined. TheLOGLINE children of the convicts are in a solo circumnavigation in his tiny amphibious flying left are alone, stigmatized and living in the streets. China’s abandonedoften children longing for their imprisoned parents. boat, Southern Sun, that retraced historical Qantas, Some of these abandoned kids however do find a place Imperial and Pan Am airmail routes, in search of the glory SHORT SYNOPSIS they the candeath temporarily call home. Grandma Zhang, as the by their fam When their penalty three Chinese siblings are abandoned days of 1930s aviation. At a leisurely 80 knots, he takes hisfather faces kids call her, is a former prison guard who has founded since no one will take care of children with such a shameful background. No one but Ms. Zha time flying from cities to forests; deserts and rivers; over an elderly woman who for the last 25 years has run an orphanage for children with imprisone mountains and volcanoes; coral reefs, vast stretches of parents. an orphanage in Nanzhao. Here they learn to live a life executed without parents and prepare for the outside world, to ocean, ice flows and glaciers; oh, and giant rats. Michael’s FOR THEprove SUN follows a group of children living in wrong. Sun Village come from diffe the misconceptions about them Wewho learn journey captured the geographic splendor of theWAITING world and backgrounds all over China, but share a longing for their parents, and rely on their new friend to understand the climate and the political issues of the learned a little of human kind and himself alonghelp the them way. understand this new world. Many of the children have only just learnt to tie their sh systemThey through Grandma Zhang, main es when they arriveChinese at Sun Village. are forced to grow up fastbut andthe learn to take care of th Directed by Bert Murphy, featuring stunning footage, tales selves. stories of loss, shame, and hope are told through the from around the world and insight into the highs and lows children. from a record-breaking and award-winning voyage. With great sensitivity Kaspar Astrup Schröder depicts two years at the orphanage in a drama Suitable for all audiences

told from the children’s perspective. WAITING FOR THE SUN captures the emotions and turm Suitable for most audiences some of the most important and defining moments in these children’s lives.

In Mandarin with English subtitles FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 8:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Walking Out

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA, UK, JAPAN / 2017

Directors: Andrew J. Smith, Alex Smith Writers: Alex and Andrew Smith (screenplay), David Quammen (short story) Producers: Brunson Green, Laura Ivey Cast: Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman, Alex Neustaedter, Lily Gladstone

Directors: Anna Chai, Nari Kye Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Jared Andrukanis Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. That’s $218 billion worth of food produced for human consumption that never gets eaten with one-third of the world’s food being thrown away even before it reaches the plate, it’s time to shed new light on what is food and what is garbage. “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” is a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook, and eat food.

David, 14, city mouse of a kid, travels to rural Montana for his annual hunting trip with Cal, 40, his lonely, estranged “off-the-grid” father. As they ascend deep into the woods, Cal teaches David about predators and prey, fathers and sons, the past and the increasingly complicated present.

Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, we’ll see how the world’s most influential chefs battle food waste — transforming what most people consider garbage, scraps, and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people, impact the bottom line, and create a more sustainable food system.

An encounter with a bear cub results in serious injuries to both David and Cal. After futile attempts to hike out together, David resolves to carry his father on his back to safety while simultaneously healing his broken spirit. “Walking Out” is an intimate epic, a relentlessly primal, fiercely rawboned tale of connection, survival and the true path to manhood.

Includes mature language

Includes mature themes and violence

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:45 PM THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 2:15 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art AMC Castleton Square 14 at Newfields

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History Drama

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We Love You, Sally Carmichael!

What Children Do

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 87 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Christopher Gorham Writer: Daryn Tufts Producer: Adam Abel Cast: Christopher Gorham, Elizabeth Tulloch, Sebastian Roché, Jack McBrayer, David Nibley

Director: Dean Peterson Writer: Dean Peterson Producers: Ariana Janetakis, Liz Zwiebel Cast: Nicole Rodenburg, Grace Rex, Josh Ruben, John Early, Mary Looram

Readers across the world are in love with author Sally Carmichael’s series of romance novels that chronicle the epic love story between a human girl and a merman. No one knows that Sally Carmichael is really Simon Hayes, a bitter, serious novelist—and Simon would like to keep it that way. But when Simon is forced to meet a top box office star about the movie adaptation of a Sally Carmichael book, the author’s carefully built life of anonymity starts crumbling down around him.

Comedy

In the years since sisters Amy and Shannon were little kids you would expect their relationship to have matured. You’d be wrong. Amy is a failed actress in LA, penniless and miserable, and desperately trying to maintain the illusion of success. Her younger sister Shannon lives a stiflingly quiet life as a librarian in a small town where she co-habitates with her boyfriend Pat, a lovable goof who’s training to get his black belt. Both sisters return to their small hometown when they find out that their grandmother “Nana” is on the brink of death. They haven’t spoken in three years and must attempt to put aside their differences and take care of Nana in her final days. While back at home they encounter old flames, overzealous pastors, and overdue DVDs while attempting to repair their feral relationship and come to terms with the town they grew up in.

Romance

Includes mature themes, language, and sexual content

Suitable for all audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 2:45 PM SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Comedy Drama

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What If It Works? NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2017 Director: Romi Trower Writer: Romi Trower Producers: Tristram Miall, Romi Trower Cast: Luke Ford, Anna Samson, Brooke Satchwell, Wade Briggs, Kaarin Fairfax Adrian, an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grace, a beautiful street artist, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (AKA Multiple Personality Disorder). As new neighbors in an edgy, graffitied suburb of Melbourne, they find themselves in therapy with the same psychiatrist and crash into each other one afternoon. As Adrian becomes aware of a threat to Grace lurking in the form of a fellow street artist “Sledgehammer,” Adrian knows he should help Grace. But he struggles to break free of his OCD in order to do it. Will he overcome his biggest fear? It’s a love story that seems impossible. But what if it works? Includes language, suitable for most audiences

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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In just a brief amount of time, short films are able to make an emotional impact that can change the way you see the world. All of our shorts programs present innovative voices in film, telling stories that align with the mission of Heartland Film.

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Shorts Program 4: Kids Program / 84 mins. SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program is suitable for children. Parental guidance is suggested.

Wishing Box ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 6 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Directors: Wenli Zhang (Lizzie Zhang), Nan Li / Writer: Wenli Zhang (Lizzie Zhang) Producers: Wenli Zhang (Lizzie Zhang), Nan Li, Lindsay Elgin A pirate named Derek and his sidekick monkey, after years of sailing, finally discover a magic treasure chest that can make wishes come true.

Waabooz NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Molly Katagiri / Writer: Wenonah Wilms / Producer: Tammy Hollingsworth Executive Producer: Adnan Zandi / Cast: Ethan Engberg, Saginaw Grant, Aaricka Carlson, Stephanie Thompson, Curtis Gokee A young Native American artist named Rabbit overcomes his fears through Waabooz, a superhero of his own design brought to life with the help of his grandfather.

Spring Jam ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 6 MINUTES / NEW ZEALAND / 2016 Director: Ned Wenlock / Writers: Ned Wenlock, Chris Brandon / Producer: Georgiana Plaister Executive Producer: Alain Delannoy A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.

Margaret and the Moon NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 13 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Trevor Morgan / Writer: Trevor Morgan / Producer: Lisa Morgan, Paulina Olszynski Executive Producers: Hyla Finn, Leigh Malizia-Carlson, Crissa Palowitz Cast: Gracie Ray Loveland, Joey Morgan, Brigid Duffy, Jobe Cerny An unpopular little girl falls in love with her imagination, empowering her and teaching her the value in being yourself.

Curpigeon ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 10 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Dmitry Milkin / Writer: Dmitry Milkin / Producers: Annalisa Torina, Lauren Ellis Executive Producers: Dmitry Milkin, Sasha Yelaun, John W. Beach, Charles Segars A heartwarming story about the power of community support during a time of grief, this awardwinning action-oriented CG-animated short film centers around a group of park pigeons and their old men pals who come together to help one of their own get through a great loss.

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Amelia’s Closet NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 17 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Halima Lucas / Writer: Halima Lucas Producer: Elizabeth Boston / Cast: Kira Jane Pinkney, Jon Chaffin, Lizzie Zerebko When pushed to the edge by the bullies in her class, 11-year-old Amelia retaliates by secretly stealing from her classmates and hiding the items in the back of her closet.

Frolic ‘n Mae NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Danny Madden / Writer: Danny Madden Producers: Matthew Miller, Benjamin Wiessner, Matthew Helderman Executive Producers: Ornana, Vanishing Angle, Buffalo 8 / Cast: Carmina Garay Outcast from her cousin’s party, 10-year-old Mae creates Frolic from ink and cardboard, then Frolic creates mayhem.

Shorts Program 5: Relationships / 87 mins. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains mature themes.

With Thelma (In French with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / BELGIUM / 2017 Directors: Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni / Writers: Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni Producer: Julie Esparbes / Executive Producer: Julie Esparbes Cast: Jean Le Peltier, Vincent Lecuyer, Thelma Balboni, Gilles Remiche An Icelandic volcano has blocked air traffic and Thelma’s parents are stuck overseas. Until planes start flying across the sky again, Jean, Vincent and Thelma share the same roof.

The Silent Child NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / UK / 2017 Director: Chris Overton / Writers: Rachel Shenton / Producers: Rebecca Harris, Danny Ormerod, Julie Foy / Executive Producers: Vanessa Johnstone, Mo Chaudry, Ian Lowe, Terry Murphy / Cast: Rachel Shenton, Rachel Fielding, Philip York, Maisie Sly “The Silent Child” centers around Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl, who lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

All that Remains (In French with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 17 MINUTES / BELGIUM / 2017 Director: Anne-Lise Morin / Writer: Anne-Lise Morin Producers: Julie Esparbes, Nicolas Guiot / Executive Producer: Julie Esparbes Cast: Solal Berman, Axel Capite, Charlotte Denis, Alexandre Trocki Pierrot is turning seven years old today and lost his first tooth. He celebrates his birthday with his brother, sister and father. Only his mom is missing, bedridden upstairs…

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The Cliff House ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 8 MINUTES / MALAYSIA / 2017 Director: Jin Yao Wong Writers: Jin Yao Wong, Lih Haur Tan, Wei Cheng Kong, Chee Khai Woon Producer: Muhammad Ayman Jamaludin “The Cliff House” tells a story of an old man with his determination and struggles to build a tower in order to reach his goal.

Again NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Alexis Jacknow / Writer: Bekah Brunstetter Producers: Stephanie Marin, Tyler Evans / Cast: Morrison Keddie, Aubrey Dollar A man watches “Groundhog Day” over, and over, and over again as a strange woman brings him his lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?

Bayard & Me DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 16 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Matt Wolf / Producer: Brendan Doyle / Executive Producers: SuperDeluxe, C41 Media Featured Subjects: Bayard Rustin, Walter Naegle Civil rights activist Bayard Rustin had a boyfriend, Walter Naegle, who was 30 years younger than him. Since gay marriage was not an option at that time, Rustin adopted Walter to provide legal protection for the man he loved.

Cycle NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / UK / 2016 Director: Isabelle Sieb / Writer: Kefi Chadwick / Producers: Sangeeta Parekh, Annabel Bates Cast: Rhona Croker, Marcus Hutton, Cerys Wilson, Dean Gregory A newly separated woman is burgled by an ex offender in the middle of the night, only to find they may be the answers to each others’ prayers.

Shorts Program 6: Sports / 103 mins. TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes, drug use, violence, and language.

The Rugby Boys of Memphis DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 13 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: David Darg / Producer: Kelly Kandle Executive Producers: Bryn Mooser, Kenny Mitchell, Abhi Jadon, Jeff Miller, Ally Polly At an inner-city high school in south Memphis, Tennessee, an unlikely sport has arisen, and with it a team of untapped potential. Follow the rise of Power Center Academy’s first rugby team and see the ways in which, for these boys, rugby is so much more than a game on a field.

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Drop the Mic DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 5 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2017 Director: James Blannin-Ferguson / Writer: James Blannin-Ferguson Producers: Nathaniel C.T. Jackson, James Blannin-Ferguson Featured Subjects: Kieran Burns, Mathew Sforcina, Greg Bownds A wrestling announcer must summon the will to keep his body moving after he is thwarted by a rare, muscle-weakening disease.

Iron Hands (In Mandarin with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA, CHINA / 2017 Director: Johnson Cheng / Writer: Johnson Cheng / Producers: Tianqi Zhuo, Xixi Wang Executive Producer: Felicity Wang / Cast: Zixuan Liu, Xing Lian, Tao Wei As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym’s reclusive groundskeeper.

The Tables DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 15 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Jon Bunning / Writer: Jon Bunning/ Producer: Jon Bunning Featured Subjects: Gregory Williams, Wally Green A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.

The Language of Ball NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 9 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Ramón Rodríguez / Writer: Ramón Rodríguez Producers: Ramón Rodríguez, Karina Silva Executive Producers: Ramón Rodríguez, Karina Silva / Cast: Eshan Bay, Justin Ahedo A lonely teenager, new to the city, is forced out of his comfort zone one morning on the basketball court.

Rocket NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 29 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Brenna Malloy / Writers: Ian Hock, Brenna Malloy / Producer: Sarah Hulsman Cast: Lizzie Clarke, Cameron Diskin, Danny Downey, Lexi Sullivan, Lacey Hannan Rocket takes you into the world of 1950s dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, Annie Pankratz strives to build a destiny all her own.

Kicking All Odds (In Arabic with English Subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / USA, PALESTINE / 2016 Director: Hanny Lee / Producers: Abbey Hoekzema, Hanny Lee Featured Subjects: Niveen Kleeb, Honey Thaljieh “Kicking All Odds” examines the intersection of sports, religion and education through the eyes of two women athletes from Palestine’s first National Women’s Soccer team in the modern Arab world.

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Shorts Program 7: Women in Shorts / 97 mins. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes.

Whirlpool NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 17 MINUTES / UK / 2017 Directors: Kate Baxter, Elizabeth Dixon / Writers: Kate Baxter, Elizabeth Dixon Producers: Kate Baxter, Elizabeth Dixon / Cast: Kate Baxter, Richard Dee-Roberts, Claudette Williams, Patch Harvey, Heather Rome Helen Keller, an avid civil rights activist known for being deaf and blind, faces prejudice from the public, her family, and even herself.

Fighting to Be Free (In English and Tigrinya with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 29 MINUTES / ETHIOPIA / 2016 Directors: Cheryl Halpern, Mitchell Stuart / Writers: Cheryl Halpern, Mitchell Stuart Producers: Cheryl Halpern, Mitchell Stuart / Featured Subjects: H.E. Azeb Mesfin, Hon. W/ro. Netsannet Asfaw, Hon. W/ro. Kidisan Nega Medhanie, Hon. W/ro. Tsiwahab Tadesse, Col. Brha Beyene The heroic stories of young female freedom fighters in Ethiopia during the 20th century.

Still Sophie DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Caroline Knight / Writers: Caroline Knight, Chad McClarnon Producer: Chad McClarnon / Executive Producer: Chad McClarnon Featured Subjects: Sophia Salveson, Marabeth Quin, Trista McClarnon, Jane Knight Four and a half years ago, young talent Sophia Salveson’s life changed forever. Doctors said she may never walk again, may never talk again...may never perform again. They were wrong.

JessZilla DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Emily Sheskin / Producer: Ben Kainz / Featured Subjects: Jesselyn Silva, Pedro Silva, Don Sommerville, Robert “Hez” Pagan, Elise “Frenchi” Seignolle Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport.

French (In French with English Subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Director: Josza Anjembe / Writer: Josza Anjembe / Producer: Nelson Ghrenassia Executive Producer: Nelson Ghrenassia / Cast: Grace Seri, Augustin Ruhabura, Mata Gabin At 17, Seyna, a teenager from Cameroon, is passionate about the history of France—the country where she was born—and she is deeply in love.

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Le Grand Bain (In French with English Subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 16 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Director: Valérie Leroy / Writer: Valérie Leroy / Producer: Fabrice Préel-Cléach Cast: Valérie Leroy, Djemel Barek, Pierre Zéni, Carole Massana, Maryse Flaquet Mia, 30 years old, just divorced, moves into a small studio in a popular district. A former swimming champion, she ends up giving swimming lessons to the residents of her building... without a swimming pool...

Shorts Program 8: Overcoming Obstacles / 110 mins. MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes.

Blind Spot, Moments Unseen DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 48 MINUTES / CANADA / 2016 Director: Stefan Morel / Writer: Stefan Morel Producers: Stefan Morel, Leslie Haller / Executive Producer: Heather A. Marshall Featured Subjects: T.A. Carrithers, Carly J. Grigg, Ruth Bieber, Terry Kelly Journey by horseback into the heart of the Andes with three blind riders. There is more to seeing than sight.

Rising Sons DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 30 MINUTES USA, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / 2016 Director: Erin Heidenreich/ Producers: Susan Saltz, Erin Heidenreich Executive Producers: Susan Saltz, Bristol Baughan Featured Subjects: Esther Ntoto, Camille Ntoto Ending sexual violence through the transformation of men.

Mr. Connolly Has ALS DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 32 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Dan Habib / Writers: Dan Habib, Jody Becker / Producer: Dan Habib Featured Subjects: Gene Connolly, Patty Connolly, Ally Connolly Davis, Jim Connolly, Samuel Habib A high school principal is embraced by his community as he continues to lead the school, despite rapidly losing his ability to walk and speak due to the debilitating effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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Shorts Program 9: Comedy / 87 mins. FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes, language, and drug use.

Einstein-Rosen (In Castellano with English Subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 10 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2016 Director: Olga Osorio / Writer: Olga Osorio / Producers: Juan Galiñanes, Olga Osorio Cast: Xúlio Abonjo, Ricardo de Barreiro, Teo Galiñanes, Óscar Galiñanes Summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him— at least not for now.

Good Hair NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 26 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Directors: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde / Writers: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde Producers: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde, Sylvia Queener, Ted Kendrick Cast: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde, Sylvia Queener, Dedrick Flynn A conditioner bottle spawns what appears to be the argument of the day for couple Frankie and Khi. “Good Hair” explores a millennial long-term relationship and the split ends along the way.

Inbox NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 8 MINUTES / ENGLAND, IRELAND / 2016 Director: B. Welby Delimere / Writers: Rory Fleck Byrne, B. Welby Delimere Producer: Helen Gladders / Cast: Rory Fleck Byrne, Charlie Murphy When an agoraphobic has his mail delivered by a postwoman with a stammer, a bizarre but beautiful first date occurs through the letterbox. A story of overcoming social anxiety when barriers are stripped back, proving that real connections can happen in the strangest of places.

Approaching a Breakthrough NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Noah Pritzker/ Writer: Noah Pritzker / Producers: Brendan McHugh, Wyatt Angelo Cast: Kieran Culkin, Mae Whitman, Chip Zien, Jeanine Serralles, Justine Lupe Back in New York after a stint in Los Angeles, Norman Kaminsky has a terrible argument with his girlfriend just before running into a string of characters from his past.

A Date in 2025 NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Ryan Turner / Writer: Matthew Hart / Producers: Allison Vanore, Matthew Hart, Ryan Turner / Executive Producers: Garrett Hart, Patricia Palleschi, Nancy Hart, Virginia Nolan Palleschi / Cast: Sasha Feldman, Corrin Evans, Amy Shiels In the year 2025, ​a young man’s superintelligent AI system tells him that he must go on a date or face certain suicide from loneliness.

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Perfect Roast Potatoes NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 18 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Nick Frew / Writer: Nick Frew / Producer: Vicky Petela Executive Producers: Nick Frew, Martin Desmond Roe, Chris Uettwiller Cast: Catherine Tate, Jonathan Cake, Tituss Burgess A bittersweet comedy about cooking and grief. Dysfunctional British siblings have an awkward Christmas with the corpse of their dead mum.

Shorts Program 10: An Ashortment of Sorts / 88 mins. FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains mature themes and language.

The Geneva Convention (In French with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 15 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Director: Benoît Martin / Writer: Benoît Martin / Producer: Annee Zero Executive Producers: Stéphane Demoustier, Benoît Martin Cast: Azzedine Bouabba, Soumaye Bocoum, Alison Valence, Titouan Labbé, Jhoe-May Derilus As Hakim is waiting for the bus after class, he is caught in a vendetta between teenagers. He is not exactly keen to get into a fight, but how can he possibly avoid an awaited confrontation?

#LoveYourz DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Nick Bentgen / Producer: Lisa Kjerulff Executive Producers: Jasper Thomlinson, Michael Sagol Featured Subjects: The #LoveYourz Collective A teenage self-love creative collective searches for love and adventure as they explore the outer boroughs of NYC.

Contractor 014352 NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / UK / 2017 Director: Simon Ryninks / Writer: Zak Klein / Producers: Tibo Travers, Zak Klein Executive Producers: Tibo Travers, Robert Peston, Ya’ir Klein, Kees Rijninks, Humayun Zubairi Cast: Johnny Flynn, Omar Khan, Daniel Ings Real and imaginary worlds collide when a lonely data entry clerk reaches through his computer screen in search of a genuine connection...

Dear Mr. Shakespeare NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 5 MINUTES / UK / 2016 Director: Shola Amoo / Writer: Phoebe Boswell / Producer: Rienkje Attoh Executive Producer: Anne Beresford / Cast: Phoebe Boswell, Ashley Thomas, Lanre Malaolu, Elisa Lasowski An exploration of Shakespeare’s intentions when writing Othello, exploring the play’s racial themes and drawing wider parallels between immigration and blackness in the UK today.

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Fish Story DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / UK / 2017 Director: Charlie Lyne / Writer: Charlie Lyne Producers: Charlie Lyne, Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing Featured Subject: Caspar Salmon A search for the truth behind a fishy tale.

The Nation Holds Its Breath NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / IRELAND / 2016 Director: Kev Cahill / Writer: Kev Cahill / Producer: Joey Horvitz Executive Producers: Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein Cast: Barbara Brennan, Kate Gilmore, Eva Hein West, Sam Keeley, Ally Ni Chiarain On the day of the most important football match in Irish history, a young father-to-be is torn between the miracle of childbirth and the miracle of reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup.

Shorts Program 11: Around the World / 79 mins. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains mature themes, violence, and language.

So Damn Glad DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Justin Lubke / Writer: Justin Lubke / Producer: Justin Lubke Executive Producers: Justin Lubke, Montana Film Office Featured Subject: Ron “Doc” Losee, MD “So Damn Glad” follows the uplifting and humorous story of a 97-year-old rural doctor and his lifelong mission to put people above profits.

The Suitcase NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Abi Damaris Corbin / Writers: Abi Damaris Corbin, Drew Diamond, Daniela Ruiz Producers: Elena Bawiec, Jean de Meuron, Erik Weaver Cast: Mojean Aria, Joseph D. Reitman, Charley Rossman The ordinary life of a Boston-bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans. Inspired by true events on 9/11.

The Incident (In Arabic with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 22 MINUTES / LEBANON, USA / 2017 Director: Meedo Taha / Writer: Meedo Taha / Producer: Wesam Nassar Cast: Yumna Marwan, Moe Lattouf, Ghina Abboud, Tony Mehanna At a bus stop near Beirut, a veiled Muslim woman and a migrant Syrian worker get in a scuffle and are arrested. They must argue their innocence in the face of the only witnesses: a bus full of women on their way to the mosque, each with her own version of the truth.

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Watu Wote (In Swahili with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 22 MINUTES / KENYA, GERMANY / 2016 Director: Katja Benrath / Writer: Julia Drache / Producer: Tobias Rosen Cast: Adelyne Wairimu, Abdiwali Farrah, Barkhad Abdirahman, Charles Karumi, Faysal Ahmed For almost a decade, Kenya has been a target for the terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until, in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

Shorts Program 12: After Hours / 110 mins. FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 8:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This dark and off-the-wall program contains mature themes, language, drug use, and violence.

Second to None ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / IRELAND / 2016 Director: Vincent Gallagher / Writer: Vincent Gallagher / Producer: Damian Farrell Executive Producer: Vincent Gallagher / Cast: Morgan C. Jones Frederick Butterfield is tired of always being runner up. When he becomes the world’s secondoldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place.

Memento Mori NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 19 MINUTES / UK / 2017 Director: Scott James Bassett / Writer: Scott James Bassett / Producer: Scott James Bassett Executive Producer: Pier Wilkie, Douglas Cummins / Cast: Alexandra Roach, Joel Fry A young woman’s dinner date takes a very unexpected turn in this darkly comic drama.

Dangerous Games NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Daria Nazarova / Writers: Daria Nazarova, Steve Wilder Producers: Steve Wilder, Shyam S. Sengupta Cast: Chris Boudreaux, Colin Ward, Natalija Nogulich A shady deal in a garage goes sideways, but the men involved are up to more games than just drugs...

Unsatisfying ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 2 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Director: Parallel Studio / Writer: Parallel Studio / Producer: Parallel Studio A video about unsatisfying situations: the frustrating, annoying, disappointing little things of everyday life that are so painful to live or even to watch.

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Asteria (In French with English subtitles) ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 5 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Directors: Alexandre Arpentinier, Mathieu Blanchys, Lola Grand, Tristan Lamarca, Thomas Lemaille, Jean-Charles Lusseau / Cast: Benoît Allemane, Gabriel Bismuth-Bienaimé Two astronauts go to conquer an unknown planet, but an unusual situation will put their professionalism to the test.

Garden Party ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2016 Directors: Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire / Producer: MoPA In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Citipati ANIMATED SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2016 Director: Andreas Feix / Producer: Francesco Faranna A small dinosaur falls prey to a global extinction event caused by a meteorite impact. Despite its struggling attempts, its body soon succumbs to its wounds and collapses. In its mind, the fight against the traumatic experience continues, nearly trapping the fearful dinosaur in its own nightmare. But after regaining control of its dreamscape, it decides to face its fears head-on.

Mother (In Spanish with English Subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 18 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2017 Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen / Writers: Rodrigo Sorogoyen Producers: Eduardo Villanueva, María del Puy Alvarado, Clara Nieto, Rodrigo Sorogoyen Cast: Marta Nieto, Blanca Apilánez, Álvaro Balas An everyday conversation between Marta and her mother turns into a tragic race against the clock when Marta receives a phone call from her son.

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / UK / 2017 Director: Tom Barbor-Might / Writer: Tom Barbor-Might / Producers: Neil Edson, Amelia Baker Executive Producers: Mark Gordon, Sir. Alan Parker / Cast: Lesley Sharp, Alex Murphy, Ian Mill Alice checks into a lonely hotel room at night and sets about making preparations to end her life, while obsessively re-drafting the perfect suicide note.

Gridlock NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / IRELAND / 2016 Director: Ian Hunt Duffy / Writer: Darach McGarrigle / Producer: Simon Doyle Cast: Moe Dunford, Peter Coonan, Steve Wall, Amy De Bhrún, Ronan Leahy A thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl vanishes from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her. But soon this search for a missing girl descends into a frenzied witch-hunt, where no one is above suspicion.

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Join us for a free volunteer/sponsor/donor appreciation party at the Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 on Wednesday, October 18, at noon! See page 41 for the full Woodbridge Pavilion events schedule.

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We are excited to exhibit films with ties to the Hoosier state for the third year of our Indiana Spotlight Competition. Films in competition for the Indiana Spotlight Award and $5,000 cash prize either have a director or producer with former/current Indiana residency, and/or the majority of the film was shot in the Hoosier State. The 2017 Indiana Spotlight winner will be announced at the GLOW: Awards Party on Saturday, October 21.

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Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

The Tree

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT 100 MINUTES / USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT 94 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Directors: Andrew P. Quinn, Erin Beckloff Writers: Andrew P. Quinn, Erin Beckloff Producers: Kevin Grazioli, Erin Beckloff Featured Subjects: Dave Peat, Dave Churchman, Tammy and Adam Winn, Jim Sherraden, Jim Daggs

Director: Stephen Wallace Pruitt Writers: Mary Settle Pruitt, Stephen Wallace Pruitt Producers: Mary Settle Pruitt, Stephen Wallace Pruitt Cast: Joicie Appell, Laura Kirk, Paul Fellers, Christie Courville, Caroline Kelley, Sydney Hendricks

The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” explores the question: why has letterpress survived? Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

Inspired by an actual friendship between the director’s mother and his mother’s best friend, “The Tree” is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88-year-old widow named Dorothy Thorp who makes a solo road trip from Wamego, Kansas, to Terre Haute, Indiana, to reunite with her oldest and dearest childhood friend. While on her trip, Dorothy imparts both healing and the wisdom of long years to the hurting souls she meets along the way. Written, produced, and directed by former Hoosiers Stephen Wallace Pruitt and Mary Settle Pruitt, and starring 88-year-old former “Guiding Light” soap opera actress Joicie Appell in her first leading role in a feature film, “The Tree” deals with important issues involving aging and independence. “The Tree” offers powerful evidence that, sometimes, the road back home takes the journey of a lifetime.

Suitable for all audiences

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Art & Music Family Friendly

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Suitable for most audiences

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 1 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 – 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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The Storyteller NARRATIVE FEATURE / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT 89 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Joe Crump Writers: Joe Crump, Rachel Noll Producers: Nancy Crump, Rachel Noll, Joe Crump Executive Producer: Gina Goff Cast: Constance Towers, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Samantha Colburn, Cassidy Mack, Kristina Wagner The love of an enchanted young girl brings wonder and healing to a broken family. On the run from her mysterious past and guided by a fairy only she can see, Abby sparks a daisy chain of compassion. Closed hearts open as she brings joy and music back into the family. “The Storyteller” can best be categorized as part of the cinematic genre, “Magical Realism.” It is a women-centric, multi-generational film and is a fascinating exploration of reality and the true definition of family. It is lyrical, complex, gorgeous to look at and has a powerful emotional impact. The film is a truly visionary story about hope, love and compassion overcoming anger and fear. It is intellectually stimulating, with fully developed, evolving characters. Suitable for most audiences

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – 1 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Indiana Spotlight Program Shorts 1 / 92 mins. TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains some mature themes and is suitable for most audiences.

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – 12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Just One Story DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 17 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Directors: Seng Rimpakone, Melissa Taylor / Writers: Seng Rimpakone, Melissa Taylor Producers: Seng Rimpakone, Melissa Taylor / Featured Subjects: Seng Rimpakone, Mia Rimpakone, Moang Rimpakone, Meng Rimpakone, Fran Austin Anti-immigrant sentiments towards South East Asians in the U.S. were at a high in 1980. This was the year that Moang Rimpakone and her three children arrived in the small town of Portland, IN.

Chatterbox DOCUMENTARY SHORT / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 16 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Daniel Arthur Jacobson Producer: Daniel Arthur Jacobson Featured Subjects: David Andrichik, Sophie Faught, Rob Dixon, Jared Thompson, Travis DiNicola A love note to a much-needed jazz club in Indianapolis.

Little Warriors DOCUMENTARY SHORT / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 22 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Sam Miro Producers: Sam Miro, Jim Poyser Featured Subjects: Jim Poyser, Zach Adamson, Gabriel Filippelli, Laura Getz, Cora Gordon A group of youth in the city of Indianapolis successfully inspire their City County Council to adopt a youth-driven Climate Recovery Resolution.

Everlasting Light: The Story of Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay DOCUMENTARY SHORT / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 37 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Sammy Hunter / Writer: Sammy Hunter / Producers: Vivien Pong, Chris Flook Featured Subjects: Eric Holcomb, Judy O’Bannon, Noelle Szydlyk, Karen Pence, Mark Newman The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, 200 years in the making.

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Indiana Spotlight Program Shorts 2 / 92 mins. FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 – 8:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes and lanuage, and is suitable for most audiences.

MONDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Homecoming NARRATIVE SHORT / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 20 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Mark A. Nash / Writer: Bruce K. Northern Producers: Daniel J. Cavallini, Bruce K. Northern, Steven Durgarn, Amy Pauszek Cast: Matt Christman, Brian Stuart Boyd, Steven Durgarn, Debora J. Mincy When a successful musician returns to his hometown following the death of his ex-fiancé, he is forced to confront his former best friend as well as his past.

Not in Vain DOCUMENTARY SHORT / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 14 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Hannah West / Writer: Hannah West / Producer: Hannah West Featured Subjects: Amy Hunter, Thomas Duszynski, Justin Phillips, Ashley Sorrell, James McKinney Hoosiers discuss their relationship with the current Indiana opioid crisis. Through their struggles and experiences, they show the severity of a problem that too often goes ignored.

Sarge NARRATIVE SHORT / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 23 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Benjamin Dewhurst / Writer: Benjamin Dewhurst / Producers: Glenn Pratt, Molly Wade Cast: Richard Henzel, Brian Stuart Boyd, Joshua Short, Lavell Brooks, Denyse Palmer Sgt. Franklin Spencer is an elderly Army veteran suffering from dementia and PTSD. He attempts to escape his nursing home for his granddaughter’s graduation, but must confront the draconian janitor and the sinister apparition of his war buddy.

Live Adventurously DOCUMENTARY SHORT / INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 35 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Directors: Danielle Wolter Nolan, Kate Nolan / Writers: Danielle Wolter Nolan, Kate Nolan Producer: Danielle Wolter Nolan, Kate Nolan / Featured Subjects: Kelsey Steuer, Michele Lorbieski Anderson, Candice Hope Baggett, Ali Lemberg Four lucky women were chosen to win a four-day back country adventure. None of them knew each other, or what was in store, but they all left with something more than they ever imagined possible.

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Join us for a free volunteer/sponsor/donor appreciation party at the Woodbridge Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 on Wednesday, October 18, at noon! See page 41 for the full Woodbridge Pavilion events schedule.

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The famous filmmakers of tomorrow are bubbling with creative brilliance in high school today. Narrative, Documentary, Indiana Narrative, and Indiana Documentary category winners will compete for the Summer White Lynch Memorial Award Grand Prize, to be announced at the Awards Party on Saturday, October 21. Summer White Lynch Memorial Award Underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen Presenting Sponsors & Founders: Bob & Alison Spoonmore

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The Summer White Lynch Memorial Award The Summer White Lynch Memorial Award, Grand Prize for Best High School Film, is Underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen Summer White Lynch – loving wife, mother of two young boys, daughter, sister, friend to many. An Indianapolis native and Carmel graduate living in Bloomingdale, Illinois, Summer lost her battle to triple negative breast cancer in June 2014. She was diagnosed in the fall of 2011 and during her fight to live inspired all who followed her story with humor and strength. Summer as a person was selfless, personable, courageous and always took the time to make someone feel good about themselves – especially children. A friend eulogized her by saying, “There are only two kinds of people – those who are friends of Summer and those she has not met yet.” When she was sent home from Mayo Clinic with the news that there was nothing left to do but wait to die, it inspired a Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) movement over social media that spanned over local communities, states and overseas. She knew a lot of these stories that inspired her spirit of giving before she passed. The Mayor gave

her the key to Bloomingdale and declared June 6 would be dedicated to RAOK in her honor. The Summer White Lynch Memorial Award is one of the pay it forwards that came from the Summer On RAOK movement. Gary D. and Marlene Cohen wanted to give back by bringing her spirit to the Heartland Film Festival both to honor her and to encourage others to be inspired to do something kind for a random stranger and feel the personal reward of giving selflessly. Fighting Cancer “The Princess Crazy Way” is her extended community on Facebook, which constantly posts stories.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners • “Gifted (Thanksgiving Post Mortem)” Narrative Winner • “Two of Five Million” Documentary Winner • “Family Tradition” Indiana Narrative Winner • “Kara Deady: The Pole Vaulter” Indiana Documentary Winner High School Film Competition founded by Bob & Alison Spoonmore. Summer White Lynch Memorial Award underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen.

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2017 High School Film Competition Program / 82 mins. FRIDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains mature themes and language, and is suitable for most audiences.

Gifted (Thanksgiving Post Mortem) NARRATIVE SHORT / NARRATIVE WINNER / 5 MINUTES / SWITZERLAND / 2016 Director: Freddy Macdonald Writers: Freddy and Fred Macdonald / Producer: Fred Macdonald Executive Producer: Melissa Macdonald Cast: Dagna Litzenberger Vinet, David Morell, Cor Boersma, Ryan Pace A cynical take on the future of relationships in the virtual age.

Two of Five Million (In Arabic and English with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / DOCUMENTARY WINNER / 6 MINUTES / GREECE, USA / 2016 Directors: Socs Zavitsanos, DZ Zavitsanos Featured Subjects: DZ Zavitsanos, Socs Zavitsanos, Jim Gianakopoulos, Taqi Hasnain Mohammed and Abhad, cousins from Deir Ez-Zor, Syria, flee from ISIS and leave everything they have behind to seek opportunity and freedom. While one makes it out okay, the other is not so lucky...

Family Tradition NARRATIVE SHORT / INDIANA NARRATIVE WINNER / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Directors: Khyler Runnels, Matt Jacobs / Writer: Khyler Runnels Producers: Khyler Runnels, Matt Jacobs / Cast: Khyler Runnels, Cora Slyverson Dealing with pressure from his family and the fallout of a failed relationship, a young man travels to the country to bury his past.

Kara Deady: The Pole Vaulter DOCUMENTARY SHORT / INDIANA DOCUMENTARY WINNER / 4 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Justin Park Featured Subject: Kara Deady Pole vaulter Kara Deady holds Carmel High School’s Pole Vaulting record. In this short documentary, Deady provides an insight of her life as a pole vaulter by explaining her training process and how she started pole vaulting.

Cycle NARRATIVE SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 10 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Caleb Wild / Writer: Caleb Wild / Producer: Caleb Wild Cast: Isaac Hollingsworth, Jeremy Marr Williams A teen aging out of the foster care system, scrambling to determine his future, is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his biological father.

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Flight NARRATIVE SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 8 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Theo Taplitz / Writer: Theo Taplitz Producer: Theo Taplitz / Cast: Sunny Keller, Dominic Smith A boy who ran away from his high-pressure family finds shelter and unexpected friendship in a punk record store.

Growing Community DOCUMENTARY SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 6 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Sylvia Colt-Lacayo, Kelly Lau Writers: Marielle Boland, Sylvia Colt-Lacayo, Kelly Lau Producer: Marielle Boland / Executive Producers: Diana Yip, Sarah Gonzalez Featured Subjects: Yolanda Manzone, Annette Smith, Adam Long, Emily Richie

This film dives into the importance of green spaces in urban environments.

His First Time NARRATIVE SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 7 MINUTES / CANADA / 2016 Director: Angel Violet Hawes / Writer: Angel Violet Hawes / Producer: Brian Morelan Executive Producer: Michele Hawes Cast: Danny Bristol, Angel Violet Hawes, Jeremy Stewart, Melina Suelzle A young man always remembers his “first time.” First time being truthful, that is. Watch as he learns a valuable life lesson from his girlfriend. Sometimes it is best NOT to tell the truth.

I Just See Jessa DOCUMENTARY SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Mitchell Kennard Francis / Producer: Mitchell Kennard Francis Featured Subjects: Stephanie Jurgens, Kyle Jurgens, Jessa Jurgens Stephanie and Kyle Jurgens talk about their daily lives when it comes to raising their only daughter Jessa, who suffers from Meckel-Gruber Syndrome. In the short five minutes you will follow the family through a typical day as they talk about their contrasting life to others.

Jason Freese: Man Behind the Keys DOCUMENTARY SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Caleb Garrett Writers: Caleb Garrett, Adam Gorny Producer: Adam Gorny / Executive Producer: Mark Switzer Featured Subject: Jason Freese Jason Freese explains his climb to musical excellence through his high school music program.

Je Suis Humain (In French and English with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Adam Gorny / Writer: Adam Gorny/ Producers: Adam Gorny, Dakoda Smith Executive Producers: Adam Gorny, Mark Switzer, Dave Junker Cast: Maximilian Schlossberg, Doug Friedman, Alexandra Bey, Alyssa Gorny, Sam Stotham Two German soldiers quarter in a French bungalow for a night; however, tensions rise as one of the soldiers has a secret and treasonous relationship with the French widow they are staying with.

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Last Stand NARRATIVE SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 7 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: Julian Jordan / Writer: Julian Jordan / Producer: Julian Jordan Cast: Eddie Baker, Monte Black “Last Stand� features an old farmer, content with his ways of living off the land. After a morning of wholesome work, a corporate businessman arrives, attempting to force the farmer out of his home. In a desperate act of defiance and self-sacrifice the farmer makes his last stand.

The Sculptor DOCUMENTARY SHORT / HONORABLE MENTION / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2016 Director: Ben Ginsburg / Writer: Ben Ginsburg / Producer: Ben Ginsburg Executive Producer: Ben Ginsburg Featured Subject: Malcolm MacDougall III This short documentary examines the work, process, and philosophy of Malcolm MacDougall, an up-and-coming sculptor in the Hudson Valley.

Filmmakers Camp at Anderson University Every summer, Anderson University, Anderson, Ind., invites students ages 14-18 to experience filmmaking. Students learn beginning skills in screenwriting, producing, directing, editing, and cinematography from instructors who have screened theatrically in film festivals and networks around the world. For more information, go to anderson.edu/heartland.

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A Billion Colour Story............................................97

Current Events / History

American Folk*.........................................................74

AlphaGo.....................................................................92

Drawing Home...................................................... 103

American Veteran.....................................................93

Everything in the Song is True.......................... 104

Astral...........................................................................94

The Gamble House............................................... 105

Backpack Full of Cash............................................95

Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More ����������� 106

Black Dog...................................................................98

Jeffrey....................................................................... 112

The Chocolate Case.................................................99

Liyana*.......................................................................79

City of Joy..................................................................99

Keepers of the Magic............................................ 113

Defining Hope........................................................ 101

Maestras - The Long Journey of Women to the Podium......................................... 115

Dolores..................................................................... 102

The Maestro........................................................... 116

Food Evolution...................................................... 104

Man in the Camo Jacket...................................... 116

The Gamble House............................................... 105

No Roads In............................................................ 120

Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More ����������� 106

NOT The Last Butterfly...................................... 121

Girl Unbound......................................................... 107

Purple Dreams*........................................................81

Home Truth............................................................ 110

Everything in the Song is True.......................... 104

Quest........................................................................ 122

Instrument of War*.................................................77

Shut Up Anthony.................................................. 125

Intent to Destory.................................................. 111

Stuck........................................................................ 127

The Last Laugh...................................................... 113

Stumped.................................................................. 128

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry*

Symphony in D...................................................... 129

The Mad Whale..................................................... 115

Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story........................................ 131

The Maestro........................................................... 116

Comedy The Bachelors...........................................................95 Black Dog...................................................................98 blank 13......................................................................98 The Dating Project,.............................................. 100 Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse ���������� 101 Different Flowers.................................................. 102 The Drawer Boy*.....................................................76 Entanglement......................................................... 103 Everything in the Song is True.......................... 104 For the Birds.......................................................... 105 Game Day............................................................... 106 Grand Unified Theory......................................... 108

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Man in the Camo Jacket...................................... 116 Marvin Booker Was Murdered......................... 117 Mixed Match.......................................................... 117 The New Fire.......................................................... 119 NOT The Last Butterfly...................................... 121 Quest........................................................................ 122 Red Dog: True Blue*...............................................82 Resistance is Life................................................... 123 Served Like a Girl................................................. 124 Show Me Democracy........................................... 124 Stumped.................................................................. 128 The S Word............................................................. 129 Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities........................ 130

Black Dog...................................................................98 blank 13......................................................................98 Different Flowers.................................................. 102 The Drawer Boy*.....................................................76 Drawing Home...................................................... 103 Entanglement......................................................... 103 For the Birds.......................................................... 105 Game Day............................................................... 106 The Girl Who Invented Kissing........................ 107 Goldstone................................................................ 108 Grand Unified Theory......................................... 108 Heaven’s Floor....................................................... 109 Holy Air................................................................... 109 I Can I Will I Did.................................................. 110 Instrument of War*.................................................77 Jasper Jones............................................................ 112 La Soledad*...............................................................78 Little Kyota Neon Hood...................................... 114 Little Pink House.................................................. 114 The Mad Whale..................................................... 115 The Maestro........................................................... 116 Mum’s List.............................................................. 118 No Postage Necessary.......................................... 120 A Normal Life......................................................... 121 Red Dog: True Blue*...............................................82 The Rendezvous.................................................... 122 Seat 25...................................................................... 123 Shut Up Anthony.................................................. 125 Slipaway.................................................................. 126 Sometimes............................................................... 126 The Sounding......................................................... 127 Stuck........................................................................ 127 Tatterdemalion...................................................... 130 That Trip We Took with Dad............................. 131 Tourments d’Amour.............................................. 132

Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace.................................................... 132

Undocument........................................................... 133

The Last Laugh...................................................... 113 Little Kyota Neon Hood...................................... 114

True Conviction*.....................................................83

What Children Do................................................ 136

Mr. Roosevelt......................................................... 118

Undocument........................................................... 133

What If It Works?................................................ 137

No Postage Necessary.......................................... 120 Red Dog: True Blue*...............................................82

The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel, The................................................ 133

Shut Up Anthony.................................................. 125

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste �������������� 135

Slipaway.................................................................. 126 Stuck........................................................................ 127

Walking Out........................................................... 135

Family Friendly American Veteran.....................................................93 Bee Nation.................................................................96

Drama

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Stumped.................................................................. 128

20 Weeks.....................................................................92

Drawing Home...................................................... 103

That Trip We Took with Dad............................. 131

American Folk*.........................................................74

Everything in the Song is True.......................... 104

We Love You, Sally Carmichael!....................... 136

And Then I Go..........................................................93

For the Birds.......................................................... 105

What Children Do................................................ 136

The Bachelors...........................................................95

The Gamble House............................................... 105

What If It Works?................................................ 137

The Best of All Worlds...........................................97

Game Day............................................................... 106

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Family Friendly (continued) Game Day............................................................... 106 Girl Unbound....... 107 I Can I Will I Did

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My Hero Brother.................................................. 119 NOT The Last Butterfly...................................... 121 Purple Dreams*........................................................81

I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair �������� 111

Red Dog: True Blue*...............................................82

Little Kyota Neon Hood...................................... 114

Show Me Democracy........................................... 124

Liyana*.......................................................................79

Shut Up Anthony.................................................. 125

The Maestro........................................................... 116

Skid Row Marathon............................................. 125

Man in the Camo Jacket...................................... 116

Slipaway.................................................................. 126

My Hero Brother.................................................. 119

Stuck........................................................................ 127

A Normal Life......................................................... 121

Stumped.................................................................. 128

Purple Dreams*........................................................81

Symphony in D...................................................... 129

Red Dog: True Blue*...............................................82

Voyage of the Southern Sun............................... 134

Slipaway.................................................................. 126

Romance

Supergirl.................................................................. 128 Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace.................................................... 132

American Veteran.....................................................93

Voyage of the Southern Sun............................... 134

Dating Project, The.............................................. 100

Feel Good

Black Dog...................................................................98 Drawing Home...................................................... 103 Entanglement......................................................... 103

American Folk*.........................................................74

For the Birds.......................................................... 105

Augie...........................................................................94

The Girl Who Invented Kissing........................ 107

Bee Nation.................................................................96

The Rendezvous.................................................... 122

The Dating Project............................................... 100

The Sounding......................................................... 127

Dealt*..........................................................................75

Stumped.................................................................. 128

Defining Hope........................................................ 101

We Love You, Sally Carmichael!....................... 136

Everything in the Song is True.......................... 104

What If It Works?................................................ 137

For the Birds.......................................................... 105 Gary Sinise: Always Do a Little More ������������ 106

Be Relentless.............................................................96

Grand Unified Theory......................................... 108

Coach Jake.............................................................. 100

Heaven’s Floor....................................................... 109

Girl Unbound......................................................... 107

I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair �������� 111

I Can I Will I Did.................................................. 110

Little Kyota Neon Hood...................................... 114

Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace.................................................... 132

Liyana*.......................................................................79

AlphaGo.....................................................................92 Astral...........................................................................94 Bee Nation.................................................................96 Be Relentless.............................................................96 The Best of All Worlds...........................................97 A Billion Colour Story............................................97 blank 13......................................................................98 The Chocolate Case.................................................99 City of Joy..................................................................99 Food Evolution...................................................... 104 For the Birds.......................................................... 105 Gary Sinise: Always Do a Little More ������������ 106 Girl Unbound......................................................... 107 Heaven’s Floor....................................................... 109 Holy Air................................................................... 109 Intent to Destory.................................................. 111 Jeffrey....................................................................... 112 La Soledad*...............................................................78 Little Kyota Neon Hood...................................... 114 Liyana*.......................................................................79 Maestras - The Long Journey of Women to the Podium......................................... 115 Man in the Camo Jacket...................................... 116 My Hero Brother.................................................. 119 The New Fire.......................................................... 119 NOT The Last Butterfly...................................... 121 The Rendezvous.................................................... 122

Sports

Game Day............................................................... 106

World

Supergirl.................................................................. 128

Resistance is Life................................................... 123 That Trip We Took with Dad............................. 131 Tourments d’Amour.............................................. 132 Undocument........................................................... 133 The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel.......................................................... 133 Voyage of the Southern Sun............................... 134 Waiting for the Sun.............................................. 134 WASTED! The Story of Food Waste �������������� 135

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index of fil ms (A-Z) #LoveYourz............................................................ 147

Dangerous Games................................................. 149

I Can I Will I Did.................................................. 110

20 Weeks.....................................................................92

A Date in 2025....................................................... 146

I Just See Jessa....................................................... 162

9 at 38....................................................................... 129

The Dating Project............................................... 100

If Everything Was Real*........................................85

90 Days.................................................................... 100

Dealt*..........................................................................75

Abstraction*..............................................................86

Dear Mr. Shakespeare.......................................... 147

I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair �������� 111

Across the Line*.......................................................89

Defining Hope........................................................ 101

In a Heartbeat*.........................................................85 Inbox........................................................................ 146

After All*....................................................................89

The Devil is in the Details*...................................86

Again........................................................................ 142

Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse........................................... 101

The Incident........................................................... 148

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away.......................................... 150

Different Flowers.................................................. 102

Intent to Destory.................................................. 111

Dolores..................................................................... 102

Iron Hands.............................................................. 143

AlphaGo.....................................................................92

The Drawer Boy*.....................................................76

Jason Freese: Man Behind the Keys ���������������� 162

Amelia's Closet...................................................... 141

Drawing Home...................................................... 103

Jasper Jones............................................................ 112

All That Remains.................................................. 141

Instrument of War*.................................................77

American Folk*.........................................................74

Drop the Mic.......................................................... 143

Je Suis Humain...................................................... 162

American Veteran.....................................................93

Edges*.........................................................................89

Jeffrey....................................................................... 112

And the Moon Stands Still*..................................88

Einstein-Rosen...................................................... 146

JessZilla................................................................... 144

And Then I Go..........................................................93

Entanglement......................................................... 103

Just Go!.................................................................... 128

Approaching a Breakthrough............................. 146

Just One Story....................................................... 156

Asteria...................................................................... 150

Everlasting Light: The Story of Indiana's Bicentennial Torch Relay.................................... 156

Astral...........................................................................94

Everything in the Song is True.......................... 104

Kara Deady: The Pole Vaulter........................... 161

Augie...........................................................................94

Family Tradition................................................... 161

Keepers of the Magic............................................ 113

Ayham Ahmad The Pianist of Yarmouk....................................... 115

Fighting to Be Free.............................................. 144

Kicking All Odds................................................... 143

Fish Story................................................................ 148

La Soledad*...............................................................78

Bachelors, The..........................................................95

Flight........................................................................ 162

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies ����������������38

Backpack Full of Cash............................................95

The Florida Project.................................................51

The Language of Ball........................................... 143

The Ballad of Lefty Brown....................................54

Food Evolution...................................................... 104

The Last Laugh...................................................... 113

Bayard & Me.......................................................... 142

For the Birds.......................................................... 105

Last Stand............................................................... 163

Be Relentless.............................................................96

French...................................................................... 144

LBJ...............................................................................36

Bee Nation.................................................................96

Frolic 'n Mae.......................................................... 141

Le Grand Bain........................................................ 145

The Best of All Worlds...........................................97

The Full Story*.........................................................84

Life Itself....................................................................51

Bill Nye: Science Guy.............................................52

The Gamble House............................................... 105

Little Kyota Neon Hood...................................... 114

A Billion Colour Story............................................97

Game Day............................................................... 106

Little Pink House.................................................. 114

Black Dog...................................................................98

Garden Party.......................................................... 150

Little Warriors....................................................... 156

blank 13......................................................................98

Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More ����������� 106

Live Adventurously.............................................. 157

Blind Spot: Moments Unseen............................ 145

The Geneva Convention..................................... 147

Liyana*.......................................................................79

Born of Stone......................................................... 105

Gifted [Thanksgiving Post Mortem] �������������� 161

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry*...... 80

Breathe........................................................................53

Girl Unbound......................................................... 107

The Mad Whale..................................................... 115

The Cage*..................................................................84

The Girl Who Invented Kissing........................ 107

Chatterbox.............................................................. 156

Goldstone................................................................ 108

Maestras - The Long Journey of Women to the Podium......................................... 115

The Chocolate Case.................................................99

The Good Fight*......................................................88

The Maestro........................................................... 116

Citipati..................................................................... 150

Good Hair............................................................... 146

Man in the Camo Jacket...................................... 116

Kachach, Above Zaatari*.......................................87

City of Joy..................................................................99

Grand Unified Theory......................................... 108

Margaret and the Moon...................................... 140

The Cliff House...................................................... 142

Gridlock................................................................... 150

Marvin Booker Was Murdered......................... 117

Coach Jake.............................................................. 100

Growing Community........................................... 162

Me and My Father*.................................................87

Columbus...................................................................53

Heaven's Floor....................................................... 109

Memento Mori....................................................... 149

Contractor 014352................................................ 147

His First Time........................................................ 162

Mixed Match.......................................................... 117

Curpigeon............................................................... 140

Holy Air................................................................... 109

Mother..................................................................... 150

Cycle (High School Short)................................. 161

Home Truth............................................................ 110

Mr. Connolly has ALS......................................... 145

Cycle (Narrative Short)...................................... 142

Homecoming.......................................................... 157

Mr. Roosevelt......................................................... 118

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index of fil ms continu ed (A-Z) Mum's List.............................................................. 118

Served Like a Girl................................................. 124

That Trip We Took with Dad............................. 131

My Hero Brother.................................................. 119

Show Me Democracy........................................... 124

Tourments d'Amour.............................................. 132

The Nation Holds Its Breath............................. 148

Shut Up Anthony.................................................. 125

The Tree................................................................... 154

The New Fire.......................................................... 119

The Silent Child.................................................... 141

No Postage Necessary.......................................... 120

Skid Row Marathon............................................. 125

Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace.................................................... 132

No Roads In............................................................ 120

Slipaway.................................................................. 126

True Conviction*.....................................................83

A Normal Life......................................................... 121

So Damn Glad........................................................ 148

Two of Five Million.............................................. 161

Not in Vain.............................................................. 157

Sometimes............................................................... 126

Undocument........................................................... 133

NOT The Last Butterfly...................................... 121

The Sounding......................................................... 127

Perfect Roast Potatoes........................................ 147

Spring Jam.............................................................. 140

The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel.......................................................... 133

Pool........................................................................... 121

Stand By Me..............................................................50

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film................... 154

Still Sophie............................................................. 144

The Princess Bride...................................................50

The Storyteller....................................................... 155

Purple Dreams*........................................................81

Stuck........................................................................ 127

Quest........................................................................ 122

Stumped.................................................................. 128

Red Dog: True Blue*...............................................82

The Suitcase........................................................... 148

Refugee*.....................................................................85

Supergirl.................................................................. 128

The Rendezvous.................................................... 122

The S Word............................................................. 129

Resistance is Life................................................... 123

Symphony in D...................................................... 129

Rising Sons............................................................. 145

The Tables............................................................... 143

Rocket...................................................................... 143

Tatterdemalion...................................................... 130

The Rugby Boys of Memphis............................. 142

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities........................ 130

Sarge......................................................................... 157 The Sculptor........................................................... 163 Seat 25...................................................................... 123 Second to None...................................................... 149

Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story........................................ 131

Unsatisfying........................................................... 149 Voyage of the Southern Sun............................... 134 Waabooz.................................................................. 140 Waiting for the Sun.............................................. 134 Walking Out........................................................... 135 WASTED! The Story of Food Waste �������������� 135 Watu Wote.............................................................. 149 We Love You, Sally Carmichael!....................... 136 What Children Do................................................ 136 What If It Works?................................................ 137 Whirlpool................................................................ 144 Wishing Box........................................................... 140 The Wishing Jar*.....................................................87 With Thelma.......................................................... 141

Thank You for Your Service...................................52

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Full film lineup, schedule, events, and information for the 26th annual Heartland International Film Festival, Oct. 12-22 in Indianapolis.

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