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WELCOME TO THE 2015 HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL

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ime to open our doors and admit all to the 24th annual Heartland Film Festival! On the heels of our two top-attended Festivals in 2013 and 2014, Heartland Film rolls on with a powerful series of films and events. Our unrivaled hospitality makes Indianapolis the top destination for filmmakers from both our own backyard and from around the globe. As our mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film comes alive for 10 days of screenings, we invite everyone to experience the power of the Heartland Film Festival. In 2015, we have exciting new features including an updated Festival format and all-new Premiere Pavilion at AMC Showplace Traders Point 12. This event cannot be successful without the passionate support of our board of directors, staff, sponsors, volunteers, community partners, and most importantly: you! Thank you and welcome to the 2015 Heartland Film Festival!

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his year has been one of Heartland Film’s most exciting and challenging yet; over 1,750 films, representing 95 countries, were submitted, and narrowing the field down to the best 145 was a daunting task. The end result is a line-up of films that is Heartland’s most varied yet. With local films competing in the all-new Indiana Spotlight competition and foreign films from Iran, Australia, Pakistan, Kosovo and Bulgaria, there is a plethora of independent films that will engage, educate, inspire and challenge audiences of all ages. From family films like Oddball, thoughtprovoking documentaries like Crocodile Gennadiy and comedies like Band of Robbers there is something for audiences of all ages at this year’s Heartland Film Festival. Best regards,

Best regards,

Tim Irwin

Artistic Director

Stuart Lowry

Heartland Film

President Heartland Film

CONTENTS About Heartland Film...................................................................................... 4 How to Fest......................................................................................................... 5 Schedule of Screenings..................................................................................... 8 Special Events...................................................................................................13 Festival Award Juries......................................................................................20 Festival Award Winners.................................................................................23 Special Presentation........................................................................................38 Official Selections – Features.......................................................................43 New Features and Format for 2015.............................................................49 Official Selections – Shorts...........................................................................65 High School Film Competition....................................................................83 Heartland Film Staff & Board......................................................................90 Key Festival Supporters & Partners...........................................................94 Index of Films...................................................................................................95


ABOUT HEARTLAND FILM

Heartland Film’s Mission To inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film Founded in 1991, nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film is a curator and supporter of purposeful filmmaking, honoring a wide variety of cinema and awarding storytellers from all over the world. The films we select and exhibit – whether they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, or shift audiences’ perspectives on the world – all have one thing in common: they are 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 Phone: 317.464.9405 Email: info@heartlandfilm.org Web: heartlandfilm.org

Heartland Film honors select theatrically-released films with the Truly Moving Picture Award. Films that receive the Award have the power to promote positive change in audiences’ lives through the transformative power of the art form.

Heartland Film Roadshow 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, Indiana University Cinema, The Palladium, The Historic Artcraft Theatre and others. View the upcoming calendar of screenings 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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ABOUT HEARTLAND FILM / HOW TO FEST Show Your Support

Meet the Filmmakers

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. The value of inspiring people to see the world in a new way, the value of educating people about the hidden problems and unsung beauties of the world, and the value of supporting and encouraging filmmakers who aim not for box office success but for the improvement of human life, cannot be reckoned in dollars and cents.

Look for the Orange Lanyards

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.

The Heartland Film Festival is known for its filmmaker access and hospitality. More than 100 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.

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.

High-Quality Experience

Ways to Donate Ticket sales account for less than 15 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 With primary screening locations at AMC Theatres, our Festival screenings give indie films and filmmakers the blockbuster treatment. We exhibit off the most reliable and high-quality formats – provided by Proludio – and tie in directly to AMC’s state-of-the-art systems.

• 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.

Every Festival, we receive feedback from the filmmakers letting us know that their movies have never looked better on the big screen – it’s this level of control and quality that ensures that the work of our filmmakers looks and sounds exactly as it was intended.

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.

Don’t Know What to See? Just Ask! With a record number of films programmed in 2015, selecting movies can be a daunting – yet thrilling – task! Word of mouth is huge, so ask staff members, fellow moviegoers, filmmakers and volunteers about the films they suggest. With a wide gamut of films, there’s something for everyone!

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

$9

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

$9

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

$11

10-Pack Ticket Vouchers

Group Discount

Festival 10-packs, consisting of 10 ticket vouchers, are available in advance for $90 (a $20 dollar savings over single-ticket pricing) at the box office, and voucher 12-packs are available for $90 exclusively at select Indianapolis-area Marsh Supermarkets (a $42 savings compared to singleticket pricing). The vouchers must be exchanged for actual screening tickets at the Festival box office (not valid for online redemption).

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 15 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 and Documentary Short.

Fest Passes The Fest Pass is the best way to fully enjoy the Heartland Film Festival. There are three Fest Pass options:

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 24 (no voting will take place on Oct. 24 or 25). The Audience Choice Award-winning films will be shown one final time on Sunday, Oct. 25 exclusively at AMC Showplace Traders Point 12.

Matinee Pass...........................................................$105 Allows you access to unlimited regular matinee screenings that begin before 5 p.m. any day during the Festival.

Cinephile Screenings Pass..................................$210 Allows you access to unlimited regular film screenings.

Festival Survey

All-Access Package...............................................$380

Tell us a little about yourself and your Festival experience for a chance to win an All-Access Package to the 25th Heartland Film Festival in 2016 and an iPad Mini 3 (thanks to sponsor MacExperience). Take the survey on the theater iPads at AMC Castleton Square 14 or AMC Showplace Traders Point 12, online at heartlandfilm.org/survey, or via the Heartland Film App (info on the next page). Only one entry allowed per person, winner to be chosen at random by December 31, 2015.

Allows you access to unlimited regular film screenings plus one ticket to each of the following special events: Opening Night Screening and Party, Premiere Pavilion Event Screenings, Awards Ceremony, Filmmakers’ Brunch and Closing Night Screening and Party.

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HOW TO FEST Screening Venues

Event Venues

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

Indianapolis Museum of Art (d) 4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208

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

Old National Centre (e) 502 North New Jersey Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Theatre at the Wheeler Arts Community (c) 1035 Sanders Street Fountain Square Indianapolis, IN 46203

Omni Severin Hotel (f) 40 West Jackson Place Indianapolis, IN 46225

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The Jazz Kitchen (g) 5377 North College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220

Online Festival Community

Heartland Film Festival Mobile App

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

The Heartland Film Festival App is available for free at the iTunes store!

Facebook

Find films, watch trailers, buy tickets, find out the latest Festival news & more.

Twitter

Or get all the same features on the mobile Web app at heartlandfilm.org/app.

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Sign Up for Emails

Spread the word about the perspective-shifting films you’ve watched! Use this hashtag in your social media posts:

facebook.com/heartlandfilmfestival

@heartlandfilm

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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.

#HeartlandFF

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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SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS Friday, Oct. 16 Indianapolis Museum of Art

Sunday, Oct. 18 AMC Castleton Square 14

TIME FILM PAGE 7 p.m. Opening Night: Room............................................. 14

TIME FILM PAGE 11:30 a.m. The Judgment*..........................................................28 11:45 a.m. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year*.....................32 12 p.m. The Big Lonely.......................................................... 47 12:15 p.m. Havana Motor Club.................................................53 1:45 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 2 p.m. Sunny in the Dark.................................................... 61 2:15 p.m. Superior...................................................................... 61 2:30 p.m. Romeo is Bleeding*.................................................. 31 4 p.m. Marie’s Story............................................................. 57 4:15 p.m. Right Footed..............................................................60 4:30 p.m. Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film....59 5 p.m. One Day in April......................................................58 6:15 p.m. Embers.........................................................................52 6:30 p.m. Fourth Man Out*...................................................... 25 6:45 p.m. The Armor of Light.................................................. 45 7:45 p.m. Shorts Program 5: A Different Side of Sports...69 8:30 p.m. Monty Python and the Meaning of Live............ 57 8:45 p.m. Touched with Fire....................................................62 9 p.m. A Light Beneath Their Feet................................... 55

Saturday, Oct. 17 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 10 a.m. Keep in Touch*..........................................................29 10:15 a.m. Autism in Love..........................................................46 10:30 a.m. One Day in April......................................................58 10:45 a.m. Shorts Program 4: All You Need is Love............68 12:30 p.m. Crocodile Gennadiy*................................................ 24 12:45 p.m. Can You Dig This..................................................... 51 1 p.m. Very Semi-Serious....................................................63 1:15 p.m. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year*.....................32 2:30 p.m. Shorts Program 10: Sci-Fi Shorts........................76 2:45 p.m. Touched with Fire....................................................62 3:15 p.m. Oblivion Season*.......................................................30 3:30 p.m. Sunny in the Dark.................................................... 61 5:15 p.m. Lake Los Angeles...................................................... 55 5:30 p.m. Romeo is Bleeding*.................................................. 31 5:45 p.m. Homeless..................................................................... 54 6 p.m. Happy Times.............................................................53 7:30 p.m. Healing........................................................................ 54 7:45 p.m. The Judgment*..........................................................28 8 p.m. Waffle Street.............................................................. 64 8:15 p.m. Among the Believers................................................ 44

Sunday, Oct. 18 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 11:30 a.m. Shorts Program 3: Lean on Me.............................66 11:45 a.m. The Truth About Lies..............................................62 12 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 2 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 10:15 a.m. Beyond Measure....................................................... 47 10:30 a.m. Peace Officer..............................................................59 10:45 a.m. Frame by Frame*.......................................................26 12:45 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

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dream/killer...............................................................52 India’s Daughter*...................................................... 27 The Big Lonely.......................................................... 47 The Champions......................................................... 51 Listopad......................................................................56 Fourth Man Out*...................................................... 25 Many Beautiful Things†..........................................56 Shorts Program 7: Art Appreciation...................72 High School Film Competition............................83 Victor†......................................................................... 64 The Truth About Lies..............................................62 As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM............. 45

Frame by Frame*.......................................................26 Peace Officer..............................................................59 Oddball†......................................................................58 Crocodile Gennadiy*................................................ 24 Autism in Love..........................................................46 Borderless†.................................................................50 Waffle Street.............................................................. 64 India’s Daughter*...................................................... 27 Big Voice†...................................................................50 Shorts Program 12: Time for Change..................78 Band of Robbers.......................................................46

Monday, Oct. 19 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 11:30 a.m. Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 11:45 a.m. The Champions......................................................... 51 12 p.m. Happy Times.............................................................53 12:30 p.m. Oblivion Season*.......................................................30 1:45 p.m. Keep in Touch*..........................................................29 2 p.m. India’s Daughter*...................................................... 27 2:15 p.m. Superior...................................................................... 61

Festival Award Winner Premiere Pavilion Special Event Screening (no passes)

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SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS (Cont.) Monday, Oct. 19 AMC Castleton Square 14

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

TIME FILM PAGE 2:45 p.m. Shorts Program 6: An Ashortment of Sorts.......70 3:45 p.m. Shorts Program 3: Lean on Me.............................66 4 p.m. Listopad......................................................................56 4:30 p.m. Three Windows and a Hanging*...........................33 5:30 p.m. Shorts Program 12: Time for Change..................78 6:15 p.m. Big Voice.....................................................................50 6:30 p.m. One Day in April......................................................58 6:45 p.m. Many Beautiful Things...........................................56 8:15 p.m. Victor........................................................................... 64 8:30 p.m. TBA............................................................................n/a 8:45 p.m. Touched with Fire....................................................62 9 p.m. Autism in Love..........................................................46

TIME FILM PAGE 4 p.m. Very Semi-Serious....................................................63 5 p.m. Shorts Program 4: All You Need is Love............68 5:15 p.m. Keep in Touch*..........................................................29 5:45 p.m. The Big Lonely.......................................................... 47 6:15 p.m. As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM............. 45 7:30 p.m. Band of Robbers.......................................................46 7:45 p.m. The Judgment*..........................................................28 8 p.m. TBA............................................................................n/a 8:30 p.m. Homeless..................................................................... 54

Tuesday, Oct. 20 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12 p.m. Shorts Program 9: Concerned Citizens.............. 74 12:15 p.m. Oblivion Season*.......................................................30

Monday, Oct. 19 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 8 p.m.

TIME FILM PAGE 12 p.m. Very Semi-Serious....................................................63 12:15 p.m. Under Construction................................................63 12:30 p.m. Embers.........................................................................52 2 p.m. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year*.....................32 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m.

Healing........................................................................ 54 Havana Motor Club.................................................53 Among the Believers................................................ 44 Homeless..................................................................... 54 Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 A Light Beneath Their Feet................................... 55 The Armor of Light.................................................. 45 Shorts Program 10: Sci-Fi Shorts........................76 Fourth Man Out*...................................................... 25

Three Windows and a Hanging*...........................33 Right Footed..............................................................60 Shorts Program 5: A Different Side of Sports...69 Big Voice.....................................................................50 Sunny in the Dark.................................................... 61 Can You Dig This..................................................... 31 Shorts Program 11: This, That, and the Other.77 Beyond Measure....................................................... 47 Shorts Program 8: The Good, Bad & Gov’t.......73 Embers.........................................................................52

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Wheeler Arts Community TIME FILM PAGE 6 p.m. Monty Python and the Meaning of Live............ 57 8 p.m. Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film....59

Monday, Oct. 19 Wheeler Arts Community TIME FILM PAGE 6 p.m. Can You Dig This..................................................... 51 8 p.m. Lake Los Angeles...................................................... 55

Wednesday, Oct. 21 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 12 p.m. Waffle Street.............................................................. 64 12:15 p.m. Can You Dig This..................................................... 51 12:30 p.m. Lake Los Angeles...................................................... 55 12:45 p.m. Right Footed..............................................................60 2:15 p.m. Autism in Love..........................................................46 2:30 p.m. Frame by Frame*.......................................................26 2:45 p.m. Shorts Program 11: This, That, and the Other.77 3 p.m. Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film....59 4:15 p.m. The Big Lonely.......................................................... 47 4:45 p.m. Shorts Program 9: Concerned Citizens.............. 74 5:15 p.m. Shorts Program 7: Art Appreciation...................72 5:30 p.m. Oblivion Season*.......................................................30

Tuesday, Oct. 20 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 12 p.m. A Light Beneath Their Feet................................... 55 12:15 p.m. The Truth About Lies..............................................62 12:30 p.m. Oddball.......................................................................58 12:45 p.m. Shorts Program 10: Sci-Fi Shorts........................76 2:15 p.m. India’s Daughter*...................................................... 27 2:30 p.m. Crocodile Gennadiy*................................................ 24 2:45 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 3:15 p.m. Peace Officer..............................................................59

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SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS (Cont.) Wednesday, Oct. 21 AMC Castleton Square 14

(Cont.) Thursday, Oct. 22 AMC Castleton Square 14

TIME FILM PAGE 6:15 p.m. Listopad......................................................................56 7:30 p.m. Borderless...................................................................50 7:45 p.m. Shorts Program 3: Lean on Me.............................66 8 p.m. Healing........................................................................ 54 8:30 p.m. Under Construction................................................63

TIME FILM PAGE 8:15 p.m. Keep in Touch*..........................................................29 8:45 p.m. The Champions......................................................... 51 9 p.m. Havana Motor Club.................................................53

Wednesday, Oct. 21 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12 p.m. Three Windows and a Hanging*...........................33 12:15 p.m. As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM............. 45 1 p.m. Keep in Touch*..........................................................29 2:15 p.m. Fourth Man Out*...................................................... 25 2:30 p.m. The Judgment*..........................................................28 3:45 p.m. The Armor of Light.................................................. 45 4:30 p.m. Song of Lahore..........................................................60 5:30 p.m. Romeo is Bleeding*.................................................. 31 6 p.m. Homeless..................................................................... 54 6:45 p.m. The Ambassador to Bern........................................ 44 7:45 p.m. TBA............................................................................n/a 8:15 p.m. Shorts Program 6: An Ashortment of Sorts.......70 8:45 p.m. Superior...................................................................... 61

Thursday, Oct. 22 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 11:30 a.m. Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 11:45 a.m. The Judgment*..........................................................28 12 p.m. The Ambassador to Bern........................................ 44 1:45 p.m. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year*.....................32 2 p.m. Romeo is Bleeding*.................................................. 31 2:15 p.m. Many Beautiful Things...........................................56 4 p.m. Three Windows and a Hanging*...........................33 4:15 p.m. Listopad......................................................................56 4:30 p.m. The Judgment*..........................................................28 6:15 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 6:30 p.m. India’s Daughter*...................................................... 27 7 p.m. Oddball.......................................................................58 8:15 p.m. Romeo is Bleeding*.................................................. 31 8:30 p.m. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year*.....................32

Thursday, Oct. 22 Wheeler Arts Community

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Wheeler Arts Community

TIME FILM PAGE 6 p.m. Crocodile Gennadiy*................................................ 24

TIME FILM PAGE 6 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 8 p.m.

Fourth Man Out*...................................................... 25

Band of Robbers.......................................................46

Friday, Oct. 23 AMC Castleton Square 14

Thursday, Oct. 22 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 11:30 a.m. Frame by Frame*.......................................................26 11:45 a.m. 12 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

Marie’s Story............................................................. 57 Song of Lahore..........................................................60 Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 Victor........................................................................... 64 Big Voice.....................................................................50 Shorts Program 6: An Ashortment of Sorts.......70 Shorts Program 5: A Different Side of Sports...69 Shorts Program 8: The Good, Bad & Gov’t.......73 Band of Robbers.......................................................46 Frame by Frame*.......................................................26 dream/killer...............................................................52 Oblivion Season*.......................................................30 Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 High School Film Competition............................83

TIME FILM PAGE 11:30 a.m. Under Construction................................................63 11:45 a.m. Shorts Program 12: Time for Change..................78 12 p.m. Fourth Man Out*...................................................... 25 12:15 p.m. Three Windows and a Hanging*...........................33 1:45 p.m. Many Beautiful Things...........................................56 2:15 p.m. Beyond Measure....................................................... 47 2:30 p.m. India’s Daughter*...................................................... 27 2:45 p.m. Crocodile Gennadiy*................................................ 24 4 p.m. dream/killer...............................................................52 4:15 p.m. The Ambassador to Bern........................................ 44 4:30 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 5 p.m. Superior...................................................................... 61 6:15 p.m. Crocodile Gennadiy*................................................ 24 6:45 p.m. Fourth Man Out*...................................................... 25 7 p.m. Three Windows and a Hanging*...........................33

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SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS (Cont.) Friday, Oct. 23 AMC Castleton Square 14

Saturday, Oct. 24 AMC Castleton Square 14

TIME FILM PAGE 7:15 p.m. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year*.....................32 8:30 p.m. India’s Daughter*...................................................... 27 9 p.m. The Judgment*..........................................................28 9:15 p.m. Song of Lahore..........................................................60 9:30 p.m. Happy Times.............................................................53

TIME FILM PAGE 5:15 p.m. Sunny in the Dark.................................................... 61 5:30 p.m. Monty Python and the Meaning of Live............ 57 6 p.m. Right Footed..............................................................60 7:30 p.m. Peace Officer..............................................................59 7:45 p.m. Song of Lahore..........................................................60 8 p.m. Shorts Program 9: Concerned Citizens.............. 74 8:15 p.m. The Ambassador to Bern........................................ 44

Friday, Oct. 23 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 11:30 a.m. Keep in Touch*..........................................................29 11:45 a.m. The Champions......................................................... 51 12 p.m. Shorts Program 11: This, That, and the Other.77 2 p.m. Oblivion Season*.......................................................30 2:15 p.m. Monty Python and the Meaning of Live............ 57 2:45 p.m. Borderless...................................................................50 4:15 p.m. Touched with Fire....................................................62 4:30 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 5 p.m. Marie’s Story............................................................. 57 6:45 p.m. Keep in Touch*..........................................................29 7 p.m. The 33..........................................................................39 7:15 p.m. High School Film Competition............................83 9:15 p.m. Oblivion Season*.......................................................30 9:30 p.m. Among the Believers................................................ 44

Friday, Oct. 23 Wheeler Arts Community TIME FILM PAGE 6 p.m. Frame by Frame*.......................................................26 8 p.m.

Romeo is Bleeding*.................................................. 31

Saturday, Oct. 24 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 10 a.m. Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

Three Windows and a Hanging*...........................33 Tell Spring Not to Come This Year*.....................32 High School Film Competition............................83 Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 Among the Believers................................................ 44 Beyond Measure....................................................... 47 Embers.........................................................................52 Oddball.......................................................................58 Waffle Street.............................................................. 64 The Armor of Light.................................................. 45 Borderless...................................................................50 Shorts Program 8: The Good, Bad & Gov’t.......73

Saturday, Oct. 24 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 10 a.m. Romeo is Bleeding*.................................................. 31 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 8 p.m.

Marie’s Story............................................................. 57 Frame by Frame*.......................................................26 Crocodile Gennadiy*................................................ 24 Under Construction................................................63 Havana Motor Club.................................................53 Victor........................................................................... 64 As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM............. 45 Shorts Program 7: Art Appreciation...................72 One Day in April......................................................58 Shorts Program 4: All You Need is Love............68 Lake Los Angeles...................................................... 55 Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film....59 Very Semi-Serious....................................................63 Happy Times.............................................................53

Saturday, Oct. 24 Wheeler Arts Community TIME FILM PAGE 12:30 p.m. Healing........................................................................ 54 3:15 p.m. dream/killer...............................................................52 6 p.m. The Truth About Lies..............................................62 8 p.m. A Light Beneath Their Feet................................... 55

Sunday, Oct. 25 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 1 p.m. Narrative Feature Best Premiere.......................n/a 1:30 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 1*........................................ 34 1:45 p.m. Festival Award Shorts 2*........................................36 3:30 p.m. Narrative Feature Audience Choice..................n/a 4 p.m. Documentary Feature Grand Prize Winner*...n/a 4:15 p.m. Documentary Feature Best Premiere...............n/a 6:30 p.m. Narrative Feature Grand Prize Winner*...........n/a 6:45 p.m. Documentary Feature Audience Choice..........n/a 7 p.m. Closing Night: Coming Through the Rye.......... 17

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SPECIAL EVENTS The Heartland Film Festival offers much more beyond its 285 film screenings; from red carpet events and parties to the prestigious Awards Ceremony and nightlife, the Festival offers unparalleled opportunities for film lovers to celebrate all across Indianapolis.

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SPECIAL EVENTS OPENING NIGHT SCREENING & AFTER-PARTY

Friday, Oct. 16 Indianapolis Museum of Art The Toby Screening: 7 p.m. Opening Night Party: To follow screening at The Jazz Kitchen Tickets: Screening $20 / $17 member Screening & Party $35 / $29 member

Room Director: Lenny Abrahamson Writer: Emma Donoghue (based on her novel) Producers: David Gross, Ed Guiney Executive Producers: Jeff Arkuss, Rose Garnett, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross, Jesse Shapira Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers, Megan Park Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, “Room” is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After five-yearold Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all—his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma. Kick off the 2015 Heartland Film Festival with fellow film lovers and attending filmmakers at a special event screening followed by an after-party at the Jazz Kitchen with live music by Tonos Triad.

Sponsored by The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation

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SPECIAL EVENTS AWARDS CEREMONY

At the Heartland Film Festival Awards Ceremony, we recognize the best independent filmmakers from all over the world and bestow the Festival’s top prizes, which include the following: » $45,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature

Saturday, Oct. 24 Old National Centre Egyptian Room Ceremony: 8 p.m.

» $45,000 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 Prizes for Best U.S./World Premieres, Narrative & Doc. Features » $5,000 for Best Indiana Spotlight Film » $2,000 Prizes for the Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Awards » $3,000 Summer White Lynch Grand Prize Winner of the High School Film Competition - Underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen » Audience Choice Award Winners Following the Awards Ceremony join us for the Afterglow Party in the Deluxe downstairs from the Egyptian Room, a unique opportunity for one-on-one conversation with filmmakers from around the world. The Afterglow Party includes hors d’oeuvres and live music by The Funk Quarter.

Dress Code: Cocktail Afterglow Party: To follow the ceremony at Deluxe (downstairs) Tickets: Early $45 / $35 members Through Sept. 30 Regular $65 / $55 members Oct. 1 and after Includes Awards Ceremony and Afterglow Party

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.

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SPECIAL EVENTS FILMMAKERS’ BRUNCH

Sunday, Oct. 25 11 a.m. Omni Severin Hotel

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.

Tickets: $25 / $21 members

SPECIAL EVENT PREMIERES These five U.S. or World Premiere special events include a ticket for the film screening at AMC Traders Point plus access to the Premiere Pavilion after-party (includes access and hors d’oeuvres). Filmmakers and/or talent from every film are scheduled to attend and take part in Premiere Pavilion red carpet festivities. Tickets $15 / $12 members for each special event premiere screening and after-party. Fest Passes and ticket vouchers are not valid for these events.

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AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Saturday, Oct. 17 TIME FILM PAGE 5:30 p.m. Many Beautiful Things.........56 7:45 p.m. Victor.........................................64

Sunday, Oct. 18 TIME FILM PAGE 2:30 p.m. Oddball.....................................58 5 p.m. Borderless.................................50 7:30 p.m. Big Voice...................................50


SPECIAL EVENTS CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING & AFTER-PARTY

Sunday, Oct. 25 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Screening: 7 p.m. Closing Night Party: To follow screening at the Premiere Pavilion Tickets: Screening & Party $30 / $25 members

Coming Through the Rye Director: James Sadwith Writer: James Sadwith Producers: Stan Erdreich, Teddy Grennan, James Sadwith, Sara Elizabeth Timmins Executive Producers: Jeff Steen, Alexandra Woodward Cast: Adrian Pasdar, Chris Cooper, Alex Wolff, Stefania Owen Inspired by the filmmaker’s true story, the film follows a 16-year-old boy desperate to be a worldly adolescent. After stumbling through relationships at boarding school, he runs away with a local girl to the New Hampshire mountains to search for J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye.” Cap off the 24th Heartland Film Festival with a special event screening of Coming Through the Rye at AMC Showplace Traders Point 12. Join fellow film lovers and attending filmmakers for the special presentation and Q&A, and end the night at the Premiere Pavilion after-party. Discuss favorite films, dance with filmmakers to music by Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery, and say goodbye to one of Heartland’s best Festivals ever.

Sponsored by The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation

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FESTIVAL AWARD JURIES 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 10-20 volunteer screeners, each of whom has taken a critical examination and been hand-selected by Heartland Film staff. Three different screeners watch each submitted film in its entirety and complete a detailed online review. A combination of these reviews and in-person discussions about the films helps 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 Festival Award jury. Consisting of film professionals, academics and critics, these juries select the five best films within each category. These five films, or Festival Award Winners, are all in contention for the Grand Prize within their respective category. The third and final jury tier is the Grand Prize jury. Comprised of diverse and tenured Heartland Film screening committee members, this jury is tasked with selecting the top film within each prize category.

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. The story of every selected film has the power to impact the audience. A film that aligns with Heartland Film’s mission will create some kind of perspective-shift in the viewer, and can change the way he or she sees the world. It could be the kind of change that inspires a viewer, or perhaps educates them. 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.

Sydney Freeland – Narrative Features An independent filmmaker, Sydney’s debut feature film, Drunktown’s Finest, was executive produced by Robert Redford and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It went on to win a number of awards including a Festival Award at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival. Sydney is also a recipient of the following awards: 2015 Sundance Women’s Fellowship, 2015 Ford Fellowship, 2014 Fox Director’s Initiative, 2014 Time Warner Fellowship, 2010 Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Labs, 2009 Sundance Native Lab, and a 2004 Fulbright Scholarship. Sydney currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Lou Harry – Narrative Features Lou’s eclectic output includes books on creativity, gadgets, guilty pleasures, excuses, crop circles, Santa Claus (and Martians), curse words, parenting, trivia and, this year, squirrels. The Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal, Lou is a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association and an executive committee member of the American Theatre Critics Association. A produced playwright, he has written for more than 50 publications including Variety, The Sondheim Review, Howlround Mental_Floss, and TheatreWeek. Find him online at www.louharry.com and www.ibj.com/arts.

Dean Yamada – Narrative Features Dean is a filmmaker and professor at Biola University, where he teaches courses in production and post-production. Dean has traveled to Japan, Germany and Indonesia with his students to shoot four short films and two features. His short film, Jitensha (Bicycle), premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Vision Award for Best Short Film at the 2009 Heartland Film Festival, while his first feature film, Cicada, was a Festival Award Winner at last year’s Festival. He is honored to serve on his second Heartland Film Festival jury.

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FESTIVAL AWARD JURIES Joshua Malitsky – Documentary Features Joshua is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture and Director of the Center for Documentary Research and Practice at Indiana University. He works on topics related to nonfiction media genres, focusing his research on the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Cuba. He is the author of “Post-Revolution Nonfiction Film: Building the Soviet and Cuban Nations” (Indiana University Press, 2013), and is working on two books: “(Supra)national Geographical Imaginaries: The Birth and Growth of Yugoslav Non-Fiction Film, 1944-1958” and “A Companion to Documentary Film History” (Wiley-Blackwell).

Tyler Measom – Documentary Features Tyler Measom is the co-director/producer of the documentaries An Honest Liar (2014 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection) and Sons of Perdition. He has produced the films Take, starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner, the recently completed feature doc Jesus Town, USA (2014 HFF Official Selection) and the NYTimes documentary Elder (2015 HFF Official Selection). He won an Emmy for his PBS documentary Beehive Spirits. Measom has written, produced and directed over one hundred commercials, short documentaries and industrials for a wide range of national and international clients. Tyler currently lives in Salt Lake City.

Richard Propes – Documentary Features Richard is the founder/publisher of TheIndependentCritic.com and a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association. A longtime child rights activist in Indiana, Richard has traveled nearly 5,000 miles by wheelchair over the past 25 years on his annual Tenderness Tour events and is the recipient of numerous honors for his advocacy work including the Sagamore of the Wabash, the Order of Kentucky Colonels and Prevent Child Abuse America’s highest honor, the Donna J. Stone Award. Propes is the author of “The Hallelujah Life.”

Brittany Friesner – Narrative Shorts Brittany is the Indiana University Cinema’s associate director and a double Indiana University alumna with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in arts administration. Brittany manages event logistics, researches and develops programming, and contributes to marketing, development, and audience-engagement efforts. Since 2008, she has served in theater operations at the Sundance Film Festival. Brittany has also worked 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.

Kurt Kuenne – Narrative Shorts Kurt is an award-winning filmmaker and composer of both fiction and documentary films. He is a winner of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting who studied at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he won the Harold Lloyd Scholarship in Film Editing. His films include the teen drama Scrapbook (1999), the documentary Drive-In Movie Memories (2001), the popular short films Rent-A-Person, Validation, Slow and The Phone Book (2003-2008), the acclaimed documentary Dear Zachary (2008) and the Frank Capra-award-winning feature Shuffle (2011). He recently co-wrote and edited the documentary Batkid Begins (2015).

Susanne Schwibs – Narrative Shorts Susanne divides her time producing documentaries for WTIU, Indiana University’s PBS station, and teaching film production for IU’s Media School. Her programs can be seen nationwide, among them Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution, Harp Dreams: Inside the USA International Harp Competition, and American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh. Susanne is the recipient of numerous honors, including Regional Emmys and CINE Golden Eagles, and has received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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FESTIVAL AWARD JURIES Jared Jakins – Documentary Shorts Jared is a South-African born documentary filmmaker. He has shot and edited for films that have received national broadcast in the United States and have screened in theaters around the world. His work has been seen in festivals such as SXSW, Hot Docs, Full Frame and the Heartland Film Festival. Jared’s short film, Ghosts on the Mountain, was a Festival Award Winner at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival. He lives and works in Utah with his wife and daughter.

J. Christian Jensen – Documentary Shorts J. Christian is an Oscar®-nominated filmmaker whose storytelling explores the tensions between political ideology, science, religion, modernization and traditional values. He seeks out intimate, human stories that provide insight into larger social movements and institutions. Christian is based in the Bay Area and works as an independent filmmaker and educator. Christian’s Oscar®-nominated short film, White Earth, was a Festival Award Winner at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival.

Ken Ochiai – Documentary Shorts Ken made his first film at age 12. Immediately following his high school graduation, he left his hometown of Tokyo, Japan, to pursue his dream of becoming a film director in the United States. To date, Ochiai has directed three theatrical features, and over 30 short films, commercials, and music videos. His second feature, Uzumasa Limelight (2014), won multiple awards, including a Festival Award at the Heartland Film Festival, two audience awards at the New York Asian Film Festival and Camera Japan in Holland. He received the Young Alumni Award from the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association for his achievements in filmmaking.

Thomas Lewis – High School Film Competition Thomas Lewis is a filmmaker, video artist and photographer. He received his MFA in film from the California Institute of the Arts in 1993. Until 2009 he worked professionally in video and film production in Los Angeles, while maintaining his personal experimental video and photography pursuits. Thomas currently teaches video and film production in the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Ned McNeilage – High School Film Competition Ned is an Australian-born, U.S.-based filmmaker and commercial director who has worked on three continents. His films include 2014 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize/ Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film, Showfolk, a study of seven Hollywood Golden Age industry veterans living together at the Motion Picture & Television Fund home; This Is All We Know, life on the road with ZZ Top; and the Brad & Earth climate change shorts for MTV. McNeilage has also served as Creative Director at the world-renowned advertising agency Wieden & Kennedy, and as a Creative Director at CAA.

Sandy Pagano – High School Film Competition A motion picture addict for most of her life, Sandy has been screening films for the Heartland Film Festival since 2007. Sandy serves on the Narrative Feature review committee and the Truly Moving Picture Award jury.

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festival award winners These films have risen to the top and been selected by our esteemed juries as the best in their respective categories. Our juries have awarded five narrative features, five documentary features, five narrative shorts and five documentary shorts. Two of these films have also received the Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award, given to outstanding student filmmakers. All 20 of these films are eligible for the Audience Choice Awards, announced at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 24.

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FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

Crocodile Gennadiy DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 96 MINUTES / UKRAINE, USA / 2015 Director: Steve Hoover Writer: Steve Hoover Producer: Danny Yourd Executive Producers: Terrence Malick, Nicolas Gonda, Kathy Dziubek, Michael Killen, Jim Kreitzburg Featured Subject: Gennadiy Mokhnenko The fall of the Soviet Union left Ukraine in a wake of social and political upheaval. The crippled economy and corrupt infrastructure produced little hope. However, a pastor and civic leader from Mariupol, Ukraine, named Gennadiy Mokhnenko, made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of his city. He founded Pilgrim Republic, a children’s rehabilitation center and home for former street kids. With Gennadiy’s help over the years, things seem to have changed. Mariupol is no longer crawling with homeless kids. Many credit this largely to his efforts at Pilgrim. Now, as the large majority of Ukraine leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued revitalization seem possible. In the meantime, Gennadiy’s center has evolved into a more nebulous institution. This film contains some strong language, mature themes and some disturbing images related to physical and sexual abuse, and drug addiction, all involving children. In English and Russian with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

Steve Hoover, Director

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SATURDAY, OC T. 17–12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OC T. 18 – 4:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OC T. 22 – 6 PM Wheeler Arts Community FRIDAY, OCT. 23–2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 23–6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 24–12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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Fourth Man Out NARRATIVE FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 86 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Andrew Nackman Writer: Aaron Dancik Producers: Lauren Avinoam, Lauren Hogarth, Jed Mellick Executive Producers: David LaHorgue, Evan Todd, Katie Leary Cast: Evan Todd, Parker Young, Jon Gabrus, Chord Overstreet, Kate Flannery On his 24th birthday, Adam, a small-town mechanic, decides it’s time to finally tell his friends and family that he’s gay. Will his straight-as-an-arrow best bros have his back? Fourth Man Out is a lighthearted and unexpectedly subversive comedy about coming out of the bluecollar closet. This film contains strong language, strong crude and sexual content and brief nudity. Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

SATURDAY, OC T. 17–3:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 18–6:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 MONDAY, OCT. 19–8:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22–8 PM Wheeler Arts Community FRIDAY, OCT. 23 –12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 23 –6:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Sponsored by:

Andrew Nackman, Director

THE EXCLUSIVE BEER OF THE HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL

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Frame by Frame DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 85 MINUTES / AFGHANISTAN, USA / 2015 Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli Producers: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, Jeff Orlowski Executive Producers: Nancy Schafer, Laila Rossi, Louis Venezia Featured Subjects: Farzana Wahidy, Massoud Hossaini, Najibullah Musafer, Wakil Kohsar When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – re-framing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth. This film contains disturbing and graphic images related to war/conflict. In Dari and English with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

Alexandria Bombach, Director

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SATURDAY, OC T. 17– 10:45 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 2 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 11:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 23 –6 PM Wheeler Arts Community SATURDAY, OCT. 24 –10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


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India’s Daughter DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 62 MINUTES / INDIA, UK / 2015 Director: Leslee Udwin Writer: Leslee Udwin Producers: Leslee Udwin, Dibang, Riddhi Ja, Freida Pinto Executive Producer: Nick Fraser

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 7 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

India’s Daughter is the powerful story of the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23-year-old medical student, who later died from her injuries. In 2012, it made international headlines and ignited protests by women in India and around the world. India’s government banned the film while the BBC moved their planned broadcast up by days and ignited a new controversy. BAFTA-winning filmmaker Leslee Udwin, herself a victim of rape, went to India inspired by the protests against sexual assault. With an all-Indian crew, Udwin captured exclusive, first-time-on-camera interviews with the rapists and defense attorney – none of whom express remorse. The defense attorney goes even further, stating that “immodest” women deserve what happens to them. An impassioned plea for change, India’s Daughter pays tribute to a remarkable and inspiring young woman, and explores the compelling human stories behind the incident and the political ramifications throughout India. This film contains strong disturbing content related to violent rape and murder. In Hindi with English subtitles Filmmakers Scheduled to Attend:

Leslee Udwin, Director

SATURDAY, OC T. 17– 1 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Riddhi Ja, Producer

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MONDAY, OCT. 19–2 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 22–6:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 23 –2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 23 –8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


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The Judgment NARRATIVE FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 107 MINUTES / BULGARIA / 2014 Director: Stephan Komandarev Writers: Stephan Komandarev, Marin Damiaynov, Emil Spahiyski Producers: Stephan Komandarev, Alexander Ris, Boris Matic, Vladimir Anastasov Executive Producers: Katya Trichkova, Christine Haupt Cast: Assen Blatechki, Miki Manojlovic, Ovanes Torosian, Ina Nikolova, Vasil Vasilev Zueka A story about Mityo and his son, Vasko, who live in a poor area near to the Bulgarian-TurkishGreek border. Mityo has lost everything that has mattered to him – his wife, his work and the confidence of his son, Vasko. In order to get him back, Mityo has to find forgiveness and pay for his 25-year-old sin. This film contains strong language, some violent content and mature themes. In Bulgarian with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

SATURDAY, OC T. 17–7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OC T. 18 –11:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OC T. 20– 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OC T. 21– 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 11:45 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 4:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OC T. 23 – 9 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Stephan Komandarev, Director

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Keep in Touch NARRATIVE FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 105 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Sam Kretchmar Writers: Sam Kretchmar, Michael Covino Producer: Michael Covino Executive Producer: Gilda Moratti Cast: Ryan Patrick Bachand, Gabbi McPhee, Michael Angelo Covino, Reggie Watts, Sarah Nealis After a life crisis, a man attempts to track down his long-lost childhood love, only to discover that she was killed in a car accident many years prior. His online search leads him to her younger sister, an aspiring musician who bears a striking resemblance to the girl he used to love. Quickly becoming obsessed, he arranges a not-so-chance meeting, and a relationship blossoms between the two before he has a chance to disclose his true identity. This film contains strong language, some sexual content, mature themes and some violent content. Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 MONDAY, OCT. 19 – 1:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 20 –5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 1 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 11:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 6:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Sponsored by:

Sam Kretchmar, Director

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Oblivion Season NARRATIVE FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 92 MINUTES / IRAN / 2015 Director: Abbas Rafei Writer: Ali Asghari Producer: Abbas Rafei Executive Producer: Abbas Rafei Cast: Sareh Bayat, Amin Zendegani, Zhila Alereshad, Houman Kiaei, Shahin Taslimi, Marjan Sepehri An ex-prostitute starts a new life by marrying her loved one, but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her husband and must fight against masculine society to earn her freedom. This film contains some mild language, mature themes related to domestic abuse.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 MONDAY, OCT. 19–12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 22–6:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In Farsi with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 23–2 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

FRIDAY, OCT. 23–9:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Abbas Rafei, Director

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Romeo is Bleeding DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 93 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Jason Zeldes Producer: Michael Klein Featured Subjects: Donté Clark, D’neise Robinson, Molly Raynor, Deandre Evans A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, California. Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown by writing poetry about his experiences. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” with the hope of starting a real dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond force Donté to compromise his idealistic ambitions? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma? This film contains some strong language and mature themes related to gun violence. Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 18–2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22–2 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22–8:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 23–8 PM Wheeler Arts Community SATURDAY, OCT. 24–10 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Sponsored by:

Michael Klein, Producer THE EXCLUSIVE HOTEL OF THE HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL

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Tell Spring Not to Come This Year DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 84 MINUTES / AFGHANISTAN, JAPAN, UK / 2015 Directors: Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy Producers: Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy, Elizabeth C Jones Executive Producers: Robert Elliott, Scott Brown, David Kennedy, Nick Quested Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows one unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of fighting in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the front line. Without a NATO soldier in sight and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the Afghans who live it. This film contains graphic wartime images and brief strong language.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 18–11:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 MONDAY, OCT. 19– 2 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22 –1:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22 –8:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

In Dari with English subtitles

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 7:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Filmmakers Scheduled to Attend:

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Sponsored by:

THE OFFICIAL PRINTER OF THE HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL

Saeed Taji Farouky, Director

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Three Windows and a Hanging NARRATIVE FEATURE / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 94 MINUTES / KOSOVO, GERMANY / 2015 Director: Isa Qosja Writer: Zymber Kelmendi Producers: Shkumbin Istrefi, Mentor Shala Executive Producers: Shkumbin Istrefi, Mentor Shala Cast: Irena Cahani, Luan Jaha, Donat Qosja, Aurita Agushi, Leonora Mehmetaj In a traditional village in Kosova, a year after the war (2000) when people are rebuilding their lives, female school teacher Lushe is driven by her inner conscience to give an interview to an international journalist, telling her that she and three other women from the village were raped by Serbian forces. When the news is published, the male villagers start feeling suspicious about their wives.

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 4:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 20–12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 22–4 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 FRIDAY, OCT. 23–12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 23–7 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This film contains mature themes related to wartime rape. In Albanian with English subtitles

SATURDAY, OCT. 24 – 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend:

Isa Qosja, Director

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FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS Festival Award Shorts 1 SUNDAY, OC T. 18– 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OC T. 22– 6:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 4:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OC T. 21–6 PM Wheeler Arts Community

SATURDAY, OC T. 24 – 10 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OC T. 22– 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OC T. 25 – 1:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes and some strong language.

The 100 Years Show DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 30 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Alison Klayman Producers: Alison Klayman, Julie Goldman, Brett Ratner Executive Producers: James Packer, Marie Therese Guirgiss Featured Subjects: Carmen Herrera, Tony Bechara, Manuel Belduma, Dana Miller, Olga Viso One hundred-year-old Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. A pioneering abstract painter in the ‘40s and ‘50s, the spunky Cuban-American only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career. In Spanish and English with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Alison Klayman, Director

Luchadora DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 12 MINUTES / MEXICO, USA / 2014 Director: River Finlay Writer: River Finlay Producers: River Finlay, Laura Franco Velasco Featured Subject: Luna Magica Luna Magica, a professional Lucha Libre wrestling star in Mexico, dreams of becoming a world wrestling champion while fighting to make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico City. In Spanish with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: River Finlay, Director

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FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS A Proud Woman NARRATIVE SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 9 MINUTES / SINGAPORE, USA / 2015 Director: Sam Osborne Writer: Sam Osborne Producer: Ayesha Ninan Executive Producer: Sam Osborne Cast: Vivienne Chou, Heng Joo Loh, Seck Mui Kwan Mei, a caretaker in Singapore, is forced to fight for her job after the daughter of the woman she works for comes to visit and threatens to expose her identity. In Cantonese with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Sam Osborne, Director

The Way of Tea NARRATIVE SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 20 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2014 Director: Marc Fouchard Writer: Marc Fouchard Producers: Matthieu Devillers, Dominique Faviez Cast: Léon Garel, Hassam Ghancy In a small town in Northern France, Alex, a young skinhead, enters Malik’s grocery store. In French with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Marc Fouchard, Director

World of Tomorrow NARRATIVE SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 16 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Don Hertzfeldt Writer: Don Hertzfeldt Producer: Don Hertzfeldt Cast: Julia Pott, Winona Mae A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

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FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS Festival Award Shorts 2 SUNDAY, OC T. 18– 1:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OC T. 22– 6:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 19–11:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 4:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OC T. 20–2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OC T. 24 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OC T. 22– 11:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OC T. 25 – 1:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes, brief language and brief artistic nudity.

Before the Bomb NARRATIVE SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 23 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Tannaz Hazemi Writers: Tannaz Hazemi, James Grimaldi Producers: Jessica Miller, Renee Muza Cast: Sterling Jerins, Cindy Cheung, Heidi Armbruster, Jesse Dean Peterson, Lori Prince Ten-year-old Elsa takes matters into her own hands when Child Services plans a visit that could separate her from her brother. Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Tannaz Hazemi, Director

Giovanni and the Water Ballet DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 17 MINUTES THE NETHERLANDS / 2014 Director: Astrid Bussink Producers: Hasse van Nunen, Renko Douze Featured Subjects: Giovanni van der Zon, Kim Twigt Ten-year-old Giovanni has a dream: he wants to be the first boy to compete in the Dutch Synchronized Swimming Championships. Because his chosen field is viewed as typically one for girls, not everybody is as understanding as they could be. In Dutch with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Astrid Bussink, Director

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FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS The Heart Thief DOCUMENTARY SHORT / JIMMY STEWART MEMORIAL CRYSTAL HEART AWARD WINNER 9 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2014 Director: Ella Rubeli Writer: Ella Rubeli Producer: Stacey Kwijas Featured Subjects: Elinor Wrobel, Emma Chelsea, Rupert Reid In this true-crime thriller set in Sydney Hospital in 1956, a doctor and his assistant become unlikely criminals when their passion for pioneering heart transplants leads them to commit a heinous act. In an attempt to save the living, they begin harvesting from the bodies of the dead. Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Ella Rubeli, Director

Leidi NARRATIVE SHORT / JIMMY STEWART MEMORIAL CRYSTAL HEART AWARD WINNER 16 MINUTES / COLOMBIA, UK / 2014 Director: Simon Mesa Soto Writer: Simon Mesa Soto Producer: Diana Cristina Patiño Executive Producer: Diana Cristina Patiño, London Film School Cast: Alejandra Montoya Villa, Hector Orrego Leidi lives with her mom and her baby, but her boyfriend, Alexis, hasn’t shown up in days. One sunny morning, she goes on a search. In Spanish with English subtitles Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Simon Mesa Soto, Director

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano DOCUMENTARY SHORT / FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER / 26 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Joshua Seftel Producers: Jill Landaker Grunes, Joshua Seftel Executive Producers: Steve Tisch, Regina K. Scully, Geralyn Dreyfous Featured Subjects: Phillip Toledano, Carla Serrano, James Estrin, W.M. (Bill) Hunt, Doron Gild Phil is obsessed with his demise. He photographs himself in every dark depiction of his future. Meanwhile, his family worries this project will void Phil of a positive future. Through this journey, Phil’s obsession changes him and his family forever. Filmmaker Scheduled to Attend: Joshua Seftel, Director

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special presentation As the Festival competition honors the best in independent film, this special presentation of the major motion picture The 33 gives you an advance opportunity to see the inspiring Truly Moving Picture Award-winning film before it hits theaters later this year.

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The 33 NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION / 120 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Patricia Riggen Writers: Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, Jose Rivera, Michael Thomas, Hector Tobar Producers: Benjamin Anderson, Robert Katz, Edward McGurn, Mike Medavoy Executive Producers: Andrés Calderón, Leopoldo Enriquez, José Luis Escolar, Juan de Dios Larraín, Carlos Eugenio Lavín Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton, Gabriel Byrne, Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar Nuñez, Tenoch Huerta, Marco Treviño, Adriana Barraza, Kate Del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Elizabeth De Razzo, Naomi Scott, Gustavo Angarita, Alejandro Goic Alcon Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures presents the unforgettable true story of The 33. In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions — and time — were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Based on the gripping true story of survival — and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers — The 33 reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon. Rated PG-13 for a disaster sequence and some language.

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official selections Features 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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The Ambassador to Bern

Among the Believers

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 76 MINUTES / HUNGARY / 2014

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / PAKISTAN, USA / 2015

Director: Attila Szász Writer: Norbert Köbli Producers: Tamás Lajos, Tamás Mink Cast: János Kulka, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, József Kádas, Rozi Lovas, Rémusz Szikszai

Directors: Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi Writer: Jonathan Goodman Levitt Producers: Jonathan Goodman Levitt, Hemal Trivedi Executive Producer: Whitney Dow Featured Subjects: Maulana Abdul Aziz, Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy

On August 16, 1958, two Hungarian immigrants broke into the Hungarian embassy in Bern and took the ambassador hostage. As the Swiss police surround the building and a group of Hungarian immigrants shows up on the street to demonstrate, a tense, twist-filled hostage drama plays out behind the closed doors of the embassy. Based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. This film contains some violence. In German and Hungarian with English subtitles

Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary weapon is his expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four. Among the Believers follows Aziz’s personal quest, and charts the lives of two of his teenage students who are pawns in his ideological war. This film contains mature themes and some disturbing violent images related to extremist violence.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 6:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 4:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In Urdu and English with English subtitles

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 9:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 4:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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The Armor of Light DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 88 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Director: Abigail E. Disney Co-Director: Kathleen Hughes Producers: Kathleen Hughes, Eva Anisko Executive Producers: Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker Featured Subjects: Reverend Rob Schenk, Lucy McBath, John Phillips The Armor Of Light follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who asks if it is possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life. Abigail E. Disney’s directorial debut, The Armor Of Light, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue. This film contains mature themes related to gun violence.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 6:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 3:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 19–7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 105 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Kevin Kerslake Producers: Dan Franklin, Joel Marcus, Robert Bruce Executive Producer: Andrea Gross Featured Subjects: Adam Michael Goldstein, Travis Barker, Jeffrey Allen Townes, Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, Jon Favreau A mash-up pioneer with a tragic beginning and end gets his due. No matter where you go, there you are. That’s the central theme of As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM, a documentary on Adam Goldstein, who battled addictions, obesity, and depression before becoming one of the first rockstar DJs and then succumbing to a drug overdose in 2009 at age 36. This film contains strong language, strong drug content, sexual content and some nudity.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 8:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 20–6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Autism in Love

Band of Robbers

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 75 MINUTES / USA / 2014

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2015

Director: Matt Fuller Producers: Carolina Groppa, Matt Fuller

Directors: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee Writers: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee Producers: John Will, Rick Rosenthal, Matt Ratner, Arun Kumar Executive Producers: Nick Morton, Bert Kern, John Miller, Margo Miller, Tims Johnson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Nalit Patel, Noah Lang, Evan Buxbaum Cast: Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist

Autism in Love is a documentary that explores how adults with autism find and manage romantic relationships. This film contains some sexual discussion, mature themes and brief strong language.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 9 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 4:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

A modern day retelling of Mark Twain’s iconic books, Band of Robbers is a comedic adventure that re-imagines the characters as grown men and small-time crooks. When Huck Finn is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal life behind, but his lifelong friend and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies, Tom forms the Band of Robbers, recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences. This film contains some language, mild sexual content and some violence.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 9 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 8 PM Wheeler Arts Community

TUESDAY, OCT. 20–7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22–4:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Beyond Measure

The Big Lonely

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2015

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2014

Director: Vicki Abeles Writers: Vicki Abeles, Jeffrey Friedman, Mitzi Mock Producer: Vicki Abeles Executive Producers: Lynda Weinman, The Coyote Foundation Featured Subjects: Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling Hammond, Yong Zhao, Daniel Pink, Ron Berger

Director: David Manougian Producers: Troy Gambee, David Kamens Executive Producer: David Manougian Featured Subject: Michael Nelms

Innovative schools on the cutting-edge of education reform show that it’s possible to transcend outmoded, data-driven education policies and create a more equitable, empowering, student-centered education culture. In Race to Nowhere, director Vicki Abeles unveiled the dark side of America’s achievement culture. In her follow up, Beyond Measure, Abeles follows public schools across the country as they embark on a journey to transcend the limits of outmoded, data-driven education practices.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Courage takes on many different faces. Sometimes courage comes in the form of heroic feats, other times it can take enormous courage to pick up the pieces of a broken life and just put one foot in front of the other. Michael’s story is that of a man whose life spiraled downward leaving him homeless and penniless. Rather than live under a bridge, Michael and his dog, Tic, moved into the middle of the harsh and unforgiving Oregon Wilderness and built a secret cabin on government land. In this stunning, self-shot account of Michael’s seventh year of isolation in the wilderness, you are immersed in his world. Feel hungry as he fights starvation, shiver when he’s cold, cry when he relives a life gone wrong and celebrate with him the simplest of life’s beauties. The Big Lonely will transport you into a world of survival, loneliness, redemption and courage. This film contains some graphic footage involving the butchering of animals and mature themes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–1:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 4:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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NEW FEATURES AND FORMAT FOR 2015 New Start Day

Special Event Premiere Titles

Still 10 days of independent film across Indianapolis, opening night moves from its traditional Thursday to Friday, Oct. 16 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Closing Night will now take place on Sunday, Oct. 25 at AMC Showplace Traders Point 12.

AMC Traders Point - Saturday, Oct. 17 TIME FILM PAGE 5:30 p.m. Many Beautiful Things........................................... 56 7:45 p.m. Victor........................................................................... 64

AMC Traders Point - Sunday, Oct. 18

Premiere Pavilion at Traders Point

TIME FILM PAGE 2:30 p.m. Oddball....................................................................... 58 5 p.m. Borderless................................................................... 50 7:30 p.m. Big Voice..................................................................... 50

Located outside AMC Traders Point, this all-new heated party area will be host to opening weekend red carpet premiere screenings along with other events throughout the week, including trivia and live music performances. A great place to meet and mingle with filmmakers, the Pavilion will also serve alcohol, including Sun King beer (the exclusive beer of the Heartland Film Festival) and wine – provided by Monarch Beverage.

These five U.S. or World Premiere special events include a ticket for the film screening at AMC Traders Point plus access to the Premiere Pavilion after-party (includes access and hors d’oeuvres). Filmmakers and/or talent from every film are scheduled to attend and take part in Premiere Pavilion red carpet festivities.

Opening Weekend Premiere Screenings and Parties The Festival’s first weekend will be highlighted by titles making their big screen debut in Indianapolis. Tickets for these special event screenings will give attendees access to the film, plus a red carpet after-party with filmmakers and talent at the Premiere Pavilion at AMC Traders Point.

Tickets $15 / $12 members for each special event premiere title screening and after-party. Fest Passes and ticket vouchers are not valid for these events.

Awards Ceremony Moved to Second Saturday, AwardWinning Movies on Sunday Set to be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, the crown jewel of the Festival will honor independent filmmakers from all over the world and bestow more than $120,000 in cash prizes. All prize categories, including Grand Prizes, Audience Choice Awards, Best Premieres, Indiana Spotlight and more, will be announced at this event with an after party to follow. Awardwinning films will be played again Sunday, Oct. 25 at AMC Traders Point, capped off with a Closing Night screening and party at the Premiere Pavilion.

Indiana Spotlight Competition Added as a competition category for 2015, Indiana Spotlight aims to highlight the very best in Hoosier filmmaking across the spectrum of both feature and short films. A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the top film at the Oct. 24 Awards Ceremony.

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Big Voice

Borderless

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 83 MINUTES / USA / 2015

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / IRAN / 2014

Director: Varda Bar-Kar Writer: Varda Bar-Kar Producers: Varda Bar-Kar, Marina Viscun Executive Producers: Deb Love, Carol Coote, John Beug Featured Subjects: Jeffe Huls, Isaac Nemzer, Eloise Graham, Amy Albuera, Joseph Colajezzi

Director: Amir Hossein Asgari Writer: Amir Hossein Asgari Producer: Mojtaba Amini Executive Producer: Mostafa Soltani Cast: Alireza Baledi, Arash Mehraban, Arsalan Aliporian, Zeynab Naserpoor

Big Voice is a musical documentary that chronicles a roller coaster year in the life of high school choir director Jeffe Huls and his most advanced ensemble. Mr. Huls’ passion for the choral arts and music literacy fuels his desire to exceed all standards and expectations. The results are hard won, yet exquisite. Following a series of competitive auditions, Mr. Huls compiles his dream ensemble – the most ideal combination of voices he’s ever had. He soon discovers that these 32 talented teenagers are also the most unwieldy group he has ever taught. Mr. Huls must convince his students to set aside their egos, conflicting styles and teenage angst to achieve the artistry he knows they are capable of. It is as much a story about the struggles of high school life as it is about choir. Big Voice interweaves slices of life, interviews and masterwork performances to engage and entertain.

The film follows the story of a boy that always goes fishing at a grounded ship remaining in the border zone. He has transformed the grounded ship into the place of his seclusion and serenity to earn a livelihood as an angler. However, his lifestyle is disturbed when a stranger appears. While the stranger claims to own the ship, the boy does not believe them and resists. A few days later, another stranger appears.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 7:30 PM † AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 2 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This film contains some strong language, mature themes. In Persian and English with English subtitles

SUNDAY, OCT. 18 – 5 PM † AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 23 –2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Premiere Pavilion Special Event Screening (no passes)

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Can You Dig This

The Champions

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2015

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2015

Director: Delila Vallot Producers: Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett, Delila Vallot Executive Producer: John Legend Featured Subjects: Ron Finley, Mychael “Spicey” Evans, Kenya Johnson, Quimonie Lewis, Hosea Smith

Director: Darcy Dennett Producer: Darcy Dennett Co-Producer: Lindsay Rothenberg Executive Producers: Darcy Dennett, Elissa Jones, David Backes, Kelly Backes, Dana Edwards

South Los Angeles: what comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. Can You Dig This follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics, this is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some sh*t.” This film contains some strong language, drug use and mature themes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 19–6 PM Wheeler Arts Community

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them, despite pressure from PETA and The Humane Society to euthanize the dogs. It is a story of second-chances, redemption and hope. This uplifting documentary takes us on a journey about much more than just dogs — about prejudice, being misunderstood, the power of resilience and the significance of the relationship we as humans have with animals. This film contains mature themes related to dog fighting.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 8:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 11:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 23–11:45 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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dream/killer

Embers

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 110 MINUTES / USA / 2015

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 86 MINUTES / POLAND, USA / 2015

Director: Andrew Jenks Producers: Chip Rosenbloom, Andrew Jenks, Dylan Ratigan Executive Producers: Daniel Zinn, Brendan Crane

Director: Claire Carré Writers: Charles Spano, Claire Carré Producers: Charles Spano, Claire Carré, Mevlut Akkaya Executive Producers: Kacper Sawicki, Pawel Bondarowicz, Jason Hill Cast: Jason Ritter, Iva Gocheva, Greta Fernández, Tucker Smallwood, Karl Glusman

In 2005, 20-year-old Ryan Ferguson was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. dream/killer is the story of his father, Bill, who embarks on a 10-year odyssey to prove Ryan’s innocence. The film is chockfull of incredible characters, from the questionable District Attorney Kevin Crane, and the highly-confused witness Chuck Erickson, to the high-powered Chicago attorney Kathleen Zellner, this documentary depicts both a highly flawed justice system as well as one that can work brilliantly. This film contains some graphic crime scene footage and mature themes.

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 4 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22–5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24 – 3:15 PM Wheeler Arts Community

After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory. Five interwoven stories explore how we might learn, love and communicate in a future that has no past. This film contains some disturbing violent and sexual content and brief nudity. In English and Spanish with English subtitles

SUNDAY, OCT. 18 –6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20 –8 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Happy Times

Havana Motor Club

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 79 MINUTES / MEXICO / 2014

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / CUBA / 2015

Director: Luis Javier M. Henaine Writers: Alejandra Olvera Avila, Luis Javier M. Henaine Producers: Alejandro Blázquez de Nicolás, Luis Javier M. Henaine, Alejandra Olvera Avila, Juan Carlos Sierra, Luis E. Gadea Executive Producer: Alejandro Blázquez de Nicolás Cast: Luis Arrieta, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Humberto Busto, Bárbara de Regil, Miguel Rodarte

Director: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt Writer: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt Producers: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Zelmira Gainza, Magnus Andersson Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Magnus Andersson, Raja Sethuraman Cast: Reynaldo López Garcia, Carlos Alvarez, Jose Antonio, Madera Boris, Armando Lorenzo Munnet Rodríguez, Eduardo Hernández Domínguez

Max is a young man involved in a relationship he’s unable to end. After using up all possible resources to break up with his girlfriend, he decides to hire an agency that specializes in ending relationships. However, he realizes there’s no such thing as the perfect solution. This film contains some strong language, some strong sexual content and mild violence. In Spanish with English subtitles

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 23–9:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19–12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–8 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Havana Motor Club tells a personal story about Cuba’s vibrant community of underground drag racers and their quest to hold Cuba’s first official car race since shortly after the 1959 Revolution. One racer enlists the help of a CubanAmerican patron in Miami to bring in parts for his modern Porsche. His main competitor is a renowned mechanic who uses ingenuity rather than resources to create a racing machine out of his 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Another racer ponders whether he will participate in the race or sell his motor — one that he recovered on the ocean floor from a ship used to smuggle Cubans off the island — in order to flee Cuba on a raft headed to Florida. Through these racers’ experiences, Havana Motor Club explores how Cuba is changing today, and also what its future holds in light of Obama’s recent move to normalize relations. This film contains strong language, brief crude content and brief disturbing archive footage. In Spanish with English subtitles

SUNDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22–9 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19–2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Healing

Homeless

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 119 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2014

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2015

Director: Craig Monahan Writers: Craig Monahan, Alison Nisselle Producers: Craig Monahan, Tait Brady Executive Producer: Richard Guardian Cast: Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Mark Leonard Winter, Xavier Sammuel, Jane Menelaus

Director: Clay Riley Hassler Writers: Anna Fields, Clay Riley Hassler Producer: Tif Hassler Cast: Michael McDowell, Lance Megginson, Julie Dunagan, Hosanna Gourley, Parker Townsend

Viktor Kahdem has almost given up on life after he is sentenced to a low-security prison farm with a nonthreatening environment where it still seems like some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, a case worker named Matt Perry has established a special kind of program to rehabilitate broken men by giving them the responsibility of rehabilitating injured raptors. Against all odds, Viktor meets Matt and becomes his number one test case and is introduced to Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a two-metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible. This film contains some strong language, some violence and mature themes.

Filmed in a real shelter with real homeless people, Homeless tells the story of Gosh (Josh), a teenage boy lost in the bleak routine of life in a shelter. Everyday, from sunup until sundown, Gosh is put out on the streets, unable to return to the shelter until 7 p.m. During the day, he seeks refuge from the cold in the downtown public library and a local coffee shop. He feels alone and anonymous in a seemingly connected world. Weeks go by and the long days and sleepless nights begin to wear on him, and he becomes increasingly discouraged when he finds it almost impossible to find a job with the shelter as his address. But suddenly his circumstances change for the better and he finds himself adapting to a new home, new friends and looking forward to a future that he hopes will last. This film contains brief strong language and mature themes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–12:30 PM Wheeler Arts Community

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20–8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19–5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 6 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Lake Los Angeles

A Light Beneath Their Feet

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / GREECE, USA / 2014

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2015

Director: Mike Ott Writers: Mike Ott, Atsuko Okatsuka Producers: Alex Gioulakis, Drea Clark Executive Producer: Athina Rachel Tsangari Cast: Roberto Sanchez, Johanna Trujillo

Director: Valerie Weiss Writer: Moira McMahon Leeper Producers: Jeffrey Loeb, Robert Johnson Executive Producers: Valerie Weiss, Moira McMahon Leeper Cast: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn

Francisco, a middle-aged Cuban exile working at a holding house for illegal immigrants, crosses paths with Cecilia, a 10-year-old Mexican girl who has crossed the border without her family. This film contains strong language, brief nudity and mature themes. In Spanish with English subtitles

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19–8 PM Wheeler Arts Community

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–5:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

A Light Beneath Their Feet stars 2015 SAG Award-winning actress Taryn Manning (“Orange Is The New Black”) as a young mother with bipolar disorder struggling with the looming departure of her daughter, the one force of stability in her life. Seventeen-year old Madison Davenport (Noah, From Dusk Till Dawn, and who next plays Tina Fey’s daughter in the upcoming Sisters), gives a breakout performance as a daughter struggling with the decision whether to stay local for college where she can remain the stable rock in her mother’s life, or to detach and go to her dream college across country. This film contains some language, mature themes revolving around mental illness and some sexual content.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18 –9 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 6:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 8 PM Wheeler Arts Community

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Listopad

Many Beautiful Things

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, USA / 2014 Director: Gary K. Griffin Writers: Gary K. Griffin, Arnost Lustig Producers: Jeffrey Brown, Josef Lustig, David Rauch, Gary K. Griffin, Andrej Zmecek Cast: Filip Cil, Pavel Richta, Filip Tomsa, Anita Krausová, David Novotný Petr, Jiri and Ondrej are an unlikely trio of friends. An artist, a hockey player and a music trader, the boys survive Communism by playing sports, drinking beer, chasing girls and listening to underground music. Bound together by their common desire for freedom on a cold, dark night in November, Petr, Jiri and Ondrej join the front lines of a student demonstration in the streets of Praha. Face-to-face with the riot police, the boys are forced into a momentous decision: stand up against the Communist regime or give into a system that has silenced their families for generations. This film contains brief strong language, some violent content, sexual innuendo and brief pin-up nudity. In Czech with English subtitles

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 70 MINUTES / MOROCCO, UK, USA / 2015 Director: Laura Waters Hinson Writer: Laura Waters Hinson Producers: Laura Waters Hinson, Miriam Huffman Rockness Executive Producers: Hisao Kurosawa, Brian Oxley, Sally Oxley Voice Talent: Michelle Dockery, John Rhys-Davies From Executive Producer Hisao Kurosawa (Dreams, Ran), comes the untold story of one of the world’s greatest women artists and why her name was nearly lost to history. Many Beautiful Things plunges viewers into the complex age of Victorian England to meet Lilias Trotter, a daring young woman who defied all norms by winning the favor of England’s top art critic, John Ruskin. But with her legacy on the line, Lilias made a stunning decision that forces us to question the limits of sacrifice. As Lilia’s journeys to French Algeria in the late 1800s to pioneer work with women and children, viewers are left to wonder, “Could you abandon a dream to pursue your true calling?”

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–3:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 22–2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 19–4 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22 – 4:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 1:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Marie’s Story NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / FRANCE / 2014 Director: Jean-Pierre Améris Writers: Jean-Pierre Améris, Philippe Blasband Producers: Dennis Carot, Sophie Revil Cast: Isabelle Carré, Ariana Rivoire At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife send Marie, their deaf and blind fourteen-year-old daughter, to the Larnay Institute in central France where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential and vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness. Based on true events, Marie’s Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever. In French with English subtitles

SUNDAY, OCT. 18 –4 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 23– 5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 11:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Monty Python and the Meaning of Live DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / UK / 2014 Directors: Roger Graef, James Rogan Writers: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin Producers: Holly Gilliam, Jim Beach, Lindsay Jex Executive Producer: Lucy Ansbro Featured Subjects: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin A uniquely intimate documentary about comedy’s original super group Monty Python, as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows at The O2, London in July 2014. With unprecedented access, this observational portrait reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing the Flying Circus to the stage. It offers a unique insight into the inner workings of five diverse talents pulling together after a 34-year hiatus to recreate their unique brand of comedy for a legion of fans and celebrity admirers. As well as following their journey to The O2, this intimate and provocative documentary includes never before seen archive footage from the group’s early live shows, including Live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1980, and reveals how they pioneered stadium comedy. It is the Pythons as never seen before, and will never be seen again. This film contains strong language and some crude jokes.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 23–2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 20–6 PM Wheeler Arts Community

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Oddball

One Day in April

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2015

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 104 MINUTES / USA / 2014

Director: Stuart McDonald Writer: Peter Ivan Producers: Richard Keddie, Sheila Hanahan Taylor, Steve Kearney Executive Producers: Craig Perry, Jason Koffeman, Joel Pearlman, Seph McKenna, Frank Dunphy, Daryl Talbot, Steve Oemcke Cast: Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk, Coco Jack Gillies, Deborah Mailman

Director: Thomas Miller Writer: Peter Stevenson Producer: Kirsten Powell Executive Producers: Ryan Black, Aaron Bernstein Featured Subjects: Courtney Bishop, Lisa Hutcheson, Sam Harbison, Ellexis Howey, Kayce Doogs

A heartfelt and fun-filled adventure about eccentric chicken farmer Swampy Marsh and his granddaughter, Olivia. In an effort to save their seaside town and reunite their family, they secretly recruit their rambunctious dog, Oddball, to guard a colony of endangered fairy penguins from fox attacks. Family friendly, contains brief mild language.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18 – 2:30 PM † AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 22–7 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Premiere Pavilion Special Event Screening (no passes)

One Day in April follows four teams of college cyclists as they prepare for the Indiana University Little 500 – a grueling bicycle race held each year in Bloomington, Indiana. The film tells the story behind the race — how the riders spend months and sometimes years preparing themselves mentally and physically for one race and one shot at glory. But anything can happen on race day. It all comes down to a few decisive moments. Who is prepared and who will get left in the dust? This film contains strong language and violent bike crashes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19–6:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 18–5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Indiana Spotlight Competition sponsored by Bridgestone Multimedia Group

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Peace Officer DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 109 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Directors: Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber Producers: Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber, Dave Lawrence Executive Producers: Sterling Van Wagenen, Roger Fields, Scott Christopherson, Dave Lawrence, Brad Barber Peace Officer is about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigative skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide. This film contains mature themes and graphic images related to violent shooting incidents.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 20–3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24 –7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Directors: Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen Producers: Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen Executive Producers: Kyle Newman, Jonathan Coon Featured Subjects: Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb, Angela Rodriguez In 1982, three 11-year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took seven turbulent years that tested the limits of their friendship and nearly burned down their mother’s house. By the end, they had completed every scene except one: the explosive airplane scene. Thirty years later, they attempt to finally realize their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75-foot “Flying Wing” plane from Raiders in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi...and then blow it up! This is the story behind the making of what is known as “the greatest fan film ever made.” This film contains some language and some violence.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–3 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20–8 PM Wheeler Arts Community

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Right Footed

Song of Lahore

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2015

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / PAKISTAN, USA / 2015

Director: Nick Spark Producers: Nick Spark, Mona Lisa Yuchengco Featured Subjects: Jessica Cox, Patrick Chamberlain

Directors: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andy Schocken Producers: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andy Schocken Executive Producers: Geralyn White Dreyfous, Natalie Massenet, Dan Cogan, Wasif Arshad, Guy Oseary, Vijay Vaidyanathan, David Waechter Featured Subjects: Sachal Jazz Ensemble, Wynton Marsalis

Born without arms as the result of a severe birth defect, Jessica Cox never allowed herself to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams. An expert martial artist, college graduate and motivational speaker, Jessica is also the world’s only armless airplane pilot, a mentor and an advocate for people with disabilities. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nick Spark, Right Footed chronicles Jessica’s amazing story of overcoming adversity and follows her over a period of two years as she becomes a mentor for children with disabilities and their families, and a disability rights advocate working in the U.S. and abroad.

Song of Lahore follows Sachal Studios musicians from their hometown in Pakistan to New York City as they rehearse and take the stage for a truly moving concert performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, after receiving a personal invitation to perform from Wynton Marsailis. This film contains some mature themes.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18–4:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 6 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–4:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 23 – 9:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22 – 12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Sunny in the Dark

Superior

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 91 MINUTES / USA / 2015

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / USA / 2015

Director: Courtney Ware Writer: Mike Maden Producers: Meredith Burke, Shanda Lee Munson, Russ Pond Executive Producer: Heather Hendershot Cast: Jay Huguley, Hannah Ward, Lee Meriwether

Director: Edd Benda Writer: Edd Benda Producers: Edd Benda, Alex Bell, Stephen Helstad Executive Producers: Elizabeth Charles, Chris Warme Cast: Paul Stanko, Thatcher Robinson

Jonah Bock, a therapist with a marriage and family counseling clinic, moves into a new loft he’s waitlisted for over two years. He quickly senses he may have finally found the ultimate sanctuary to shield him from the pain of the world.

In the summer of 1969, Derek Suntila is weeks away from the Vietnam War and Charlie Eskola is weeks away from his first days at Michigan Tech University. Before the two best friends go their separate ways, they leave their small hometown in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on one final adventure: a twoweek, 1,300-mile bike ride around the massive and unforgiving Lake Superior.

What Jonah doesn’t realize is that homeless Sunny lives in the dark crawl space above his place. She sleeps in the crawlspace at night, and when highly regimented Jonah leaves for the office each day she drops down and lives in Jonah’s space, careful to leave no trace of her existence.

This film contains brief strong language.

This film contains some language and mature themes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 5 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 2 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 18 –2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–8:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 23 – 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Touched with Fire

The Truth About Lies

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 106 MINUTES / USA / 2015

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2014

Director: Paul Dalio Writer: Paul Dalio Producers: Jeremy Alter, Kristina Nikolova Executive Producer: Spike Lee Cast: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti, Bruce Altman

Director: Phil Allocco Writer: Phil Allocco Producers: Steve Carr, Jason Taragan, Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof, Phil Allocco, Kim Jackson, Colleen Camp, Tim Degraye Executive Producers: Janice Fidler, Blondel Aidoo, Deborah Maguire Cast: Fran Kranz, Odette Annable, Chris Diamantopolous, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Miles Fisher

Carla and Marco are bipolar poets whose nature is to feel life with the widest range of emotions. When they go off their meds and end up in the same psychiatric hospital, the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, which break outside the bounds of sanity. Despite doctors’ and parents’ attempts to separate them, they pursue their beautiful but destructive romance, which swings them from fantastical manic highs to suicidal depressive lows, until they eventually have to choose between sanity and love.

Gilby Smalls is having a meltdown. He’s just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire and his girlfriend gave him the boot. And it’s only Wednesday. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-something, he is forced to move in with May, his boozeswindling man-obsessed mother. This is the last straw.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 8:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Gilby’s life is bleak until best friend Kevin drags him to a family get-together, where he meets Rachel, Kevin’s very beautiful but very married sister. Rachel is the very thing Gilby needs to get his life back on track. Desperate to impress her, Gilby starts to weave a web of lies; one bigger than the next. Now in a sticky mess, Gilby is forced to face the uncomfortable truth about himself before he can find a way out of his very own lies.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18– 8:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 23–4:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This film contains some strong language and some sexual content.

This film contains some strong language, brief sexual content, brief partial nudity and mature themes.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–8:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 20–12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 18–11:45 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 6 PM Wheeler Arts Community

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Under Construction

Very Semi-Serious

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 88 MINUTES / BANGLADESH / 2015

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 83 MINUTES / USA / 2015

Director: Rubaiyat Hossain Writer: Rubaiyat Hossain Producers: Rubaiyat Hossain, Ashique Mostafa Executive Producer: Ishtiaque Zico Cast: Shahana Goswami, Rikita Nandini, Mita Rahman, Rahul Bose

Director: Leah Wolchok Producers: Leah Wolchok, Davina Pardo Executive Producers: Regina K. Scully, Deborah Shaffer, Bruce Sinofsky

Roya, a modern middle-class Muslim woman, struggles to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh. After being replaced by a younger actor for the character of Nandini — the epitome of Bengali womanhood and the central character of Rabindranath Tagore’s political play “Red Oleanders” – she delves into a psychological journey and battles to reconstruct Nandini, reclaiming her identity and sexuality in the process. As she sets the play in a modern day readymade garment factories in Dhaka, her journey to establish her individuality as a middle class woman is juxtaposed with the journey of her teenage housemaid Moyna, who later joins the industrial workforce. This film contains some sexual situations and mature themes.

Very Semi-Serious is an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel. The film takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at The New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired, baffled — and occasionally pissed off — all of us for decades. This film contains some language and brief mature themes/ nudity in cartoons.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17– 1 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 4 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 24 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

In Bengali with English subtitles

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 23 – 11:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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Victor

Waffle Street

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 109 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Brandon Dickerson Writers: Brandon Dickerson, Thomas Ward Producer: Laura Smith Executive Producer: Greg Wilkerson Cast: Patrick Davis, Lisa Vidal, José Zúñiga, Haley Ramm, Josh Pence A mother’s love. A son’s rebellion. The faith to overcome. From the streets of The Cross & The Switchblade comes the inspiring true story of Victor Torres — a migrant teen from Puerto Rico forced to survive the ghetto of Brooklyn in 1962. Enslaved by the power of gangs and the addictions of the neighborhood, he must now find freedom before he destroys his family and himself.  This film contains some violence, mature themes and drug use.

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Directors: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms Writers: Autumn McAlpin, Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms Producers: John J. Kelly, Autumn McAlpin, Brad Johnson Executive Producers: Steven A. Lee, Michael McAlpin Cast: James Lafferty, Danny Glover, Julie Gonzalo, Dale Dickey, Marshall Bell This riches-to-rags tale is an adaptation of James Adams’ 2010 memoir of the same name, which chronicles the financier’s foray into the food industry. After being laid off at the hedge fund where he worked, and further jaded by his culpability in the crisis, Adams chose to work at a popular 24-hour diner where he claims “most of his financial knowledge has been gleaned.” Offering a fresh take on the fallout of corporate greed, Waffle Street tells the tale of Adam’s redemption and unlikely friendship found under the tutelage of Edward, the best short order cook in town. This film contains some mild language, some mild innuendo and a brief gross situation.

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 22–1:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24– 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Premiere Pavilion Special Event Screening (no passes)

SATURDAY, OCT. 17–8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21–12 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 24–2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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official selections Shorts 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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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Shorts Program 3 / "Lean on Me" SUNDAY, OC T. 18 – 11:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OC T. 21– 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains some strong language and mature themes.

MONDAY, OC T. 19– 3:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Brothers

(In Hebrew with English subtitles)

NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / ISRAEL / 2014 Director: Uriya Hertz / Writer: Uriya Hertz / Producer: Dina Zilberg Executive Producer: Dina Zilberg / Cast: Yzhar Adler, Amit Epstein, Gabriella Lichman Menachem, an introverted orthodox teenager, secretly leaves his Talmudic boarding school to reconnect with his secular brother, Seffie. During his stay at Seffie’s house, it becomes clear to Menachem that he will have to choose between the two worlds.

Clean Streets DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: The Rauch Brothers / Producers: Maya Millett, Mike Rauch Executive Producers: Donna Galeno, Dave Isay, Lizzie Jacobs New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno and his long-time partner, Eddie Nieves, talk about becoming a part of the community they served on their route.

Cowboys (In Spanish and English with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2014 Director: Bernabé Rico / Writer: Bernabé Rico / Producers: Olmo Figueredo, Bernabé Rico Cast: Clive Arrindell, Rodrigo Martínez Rico, Richard Collins Moore, María Adánez Martin is a finished actor, divorced, has no friends and a son he hasn’t talked to for more than a year. But one fine day he’ll get a working offer his agent will not let him pass: to be the companion of a five-year-old boy in a costume contest at the Amusement Park.

Dive NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 13 MINUTES / NEW ZEALAND / 2014 Director: Matthew J. Saville / Writer: Matthew J. Saville / Producer: Julia Parnell Executive Producers: Poata Eruera, Brad Haami, Tui Ruwhiu / Cast: Byron Coll, Aidee Walker, Matthew J. Saville After a failed suicide attempt, George goes through the looking glass to encounter a side of himself that, despite initial conflict, helps turn his world back around.

Dustin NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2014 Director: Kristina Jaeger / Writer: Kristina Jaeger / Producers: José Esteban Alenda, César Esteban Alenda / Animation: Michael Fritzsche, Kristina Jaeger, Nadine Utz, Andreas Tetz Pug Dustin’s favorite hobby is searching for floor scraps of food at the apartment. One day his owners bring home the automatic cleaning robot Dust-In 3000. A big rivalry grows between them and they duel for the leftover food. Who will win?

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS A Good Man DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: The Rauch Brothers / Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett, Mike Rauch Executive Producers: Donna Galeno, Dave Isay Bryan Wilmoth talks with his brother Mike about reuniting with his siblings years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.

Mouth Shut (In Spanish with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 10 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2014 Director: Anna Farré Añó / Writer: Anna Farré Añó / Executive Producer: Escac Films Producers: Escac Films, Laura Labastida / Cast: Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Amalia Sancho, Eduard Buch, Manuel Dueso Emma is fifteen and has an uncontrollable temper. Today she has run into trouble as usual, but in the principal’s office there are two people that she was not expecting: her parents.

My Dearest F***ing Phone

(In Dutch with English subtitles)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 17 MINUTES / THE NETHERLANDS / 2014 Director: Eef Hilgers / Producers: Hasse van Nunen, Renko Douze Claudia has, like many teenage girls, an intense love-hate relationship with her smartphone. She feels alone and insecure, fueled by the pictures of beautiful, successful and fun-loving friends on Instagram. It’s no wonder that she is dreading the vacation with no Internet. Strikingly enough, these days without a Wi-Fi connection turn out to be a breakthrough.

My Grandpa’s Garage DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Adrienne Wagner / Writer: Adrienne Wagner / Producer: Adrienne Wagner Featured Subjects: Bob Wagner, Adrienne Wagner A biopic about a collector and the cherished items within his a-frame garage.

Indiana Spotlight Competition sponsored by Bridgestone Multimedia Group

The Runner (In Spanish with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2014 Director: José Luis Montesinos / Writers: José Luis Montesinos, Iakes Blesa Producers: Arturo Méndiz, José María Torres / Executive Producer: Arturo Méndiz Cast: Miguel Ángel Jenner, Lluís Altés Five years ago the boss closed the company and fired 300 workers. The first day he goes jogging, he comes across one of them.

Satan Has a Bushy Tail NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 16 MINUTES / UK / 2014 Director: Louis Paxton / Writer: Louis Paxton / Producer: Chiara Ventura Executive Producers: Alex Brown, Rode Ibru / Cast: Tom Bennett, Richard Durden A wickedly fun buddy comedy about grandparents, grief and a possessed squirrel...called Clive.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Shorts Program 4 / "All You Need is Love" SATURDAY, OC T. 17– 10:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OC T. 24– 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 20– 5 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains some strong language, mild sexual content and mature themes.

Dance Dance Dance

(In Japanese with English subtitles)

NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 25 MINUTES / BELGIUM, JAPAN / 2015 Director: Ken Ochiai / Writer: Hendrik Willemyns / Producer: Hendrik Willemyns Cast: Dean Fujioka, Ayumi Ito, Aoi Morikawa An established Japanese DJ is haunted by visions of a past relationship with a waitress he met at a seaside restaurant years ago. Pursued by a young girl who loves to dance, Furu opens up and shares his heartbreaking experiences and mysterious apparitions.

The Divorce NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 17 MINUTES / UK / 2014 Directors: Danny Scheinmann, David Scheinmann / Writer: Danny Scheinmann Producers: Miranda Ballesteros, Chris Hees / Executive Producers: UK Jewish Film Council, Judi Ironside, Mark Bentley, Michael Etherton, Oliver Lacheze-Beer Cast: Nigel Lindsay, Julia Rayner, Richard Katz A couple seeking a divorce receives an unorthodox challenge from their Rabbi.

Elder (In Italian and English with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / USA, ITALY / 2015 Director: Genéa Gaudet / Writer: Genéa Gaudet / Producers: Tyler Measom, Manjula Varghese Executive Producers: Jason Spingarn-Koff, Steve Wells / Featured Subject: Tom Clark In 1974, a Mormon missionary falls in love with a handsome Italian Communist. With original 8mm film and fierce storytelling, Tom Clark recounts a love story set against the backdrop of coastal Italy wrought with faith, identity, cigarettes and Thorazine.

He and She (In German with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 16 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2015 Director: Marco Gadge / Writer: Marco Gadge / Producers: Mike Brandin, Marco Gadge Cast: Monika Lennartz, Josef Heynert, Milena Dreißig, Francis Fulton-Smith Recently broken up, Thomas meets Annemarie at a lonely rest stop. As he tells the quirky old woman about his failed relationship, he comes to realize that whatever happens, however dark and horrible things seem, there are always reasons to jump into life with both feet.

Moving On NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: Marcia Fields, Mike Spear / Writers: Marcia Fields, Mike Spear Producers: Ian Gelfand, Jenna Zak, Nicole Salazar Cast: Robin Lord Taylor, Ryan Farrell, Mike Ivers, Amelia Martin, Cipha Sounds Imagine being awakened in the morning by a knock on your door, only to find two movers hired by your girlfriend with the dual purpose of breaking up with you and moving out.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Stutterer NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / IRELAND / 2015 Director: Benjamin Cleary / Writer: Benjamin Cleary / Producers: Serena Armitage, Shan Christopher Ogilvie / Cast: Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie, Eric Richard A lonely typographer with an advanced speech impediment – but an eloquent inner voice – must face his ultimate fear.

We’ll Find Something NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Casey Gooden / Writer: Casey Gooden / Producer: Casey Gooden Cast: Shane Carruth, Amy Seimetz A couple struggles to choose a restaurant while visiting New York City.

Shorts Program 5 / " A Different Side of Sports" SUNDAY, OC T. 18 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OC T. 22– 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

This program contains some strong language and mature themes related to child sexual abuse.

The Bad Boy of Bowling DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 19 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Bryan Storkel / Writer: Bryan Storkel Producers: Amy Storkel, Daniel Junge / Featured Subject: Pete Weber Pete Weber is the self-declared ‘bad boy of bowling’ and the first rock star of the sport. As one USA Today writer put it, “He’s the greatest show in bowling. Or, depending on how you judge him, he’s a giant black eye on a sport constantly searching for respect.”

Big Shoes NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 6 MINUTES / BELGIUM / 2015 Directors: Stephane Everaert, Frederic Mosbeux / Writers: Stephane Everaert, Frederic Mosbeux / Producers: Stephane Everaert, Frederic Mosbeux, François Dubois Executive Producers: Stephane Everaert, Frederic Mosbeux, François Dubois Cast: Jan Debski, Caroline Donnelly For every mile John walks, he’ll donate shoes for children in need. But is he up to the task?

Group B NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 25 MINUTES / UK / 2015 Director: Nick Rowland / Writers: Joe Murtagh, Nick Rowland Producer: Alexandra Breede / Cast: Richard Madden, Michael Smiley It is 1986, the peak of high-octane Group B rally driving. Rally driver Shane Hunter is facing his comeback to Group B competition after a long and troubled absence. To survive he must learn to trust his new navigator and make peace with the past.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Howl (In Spanish with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 24 MINUTES / GUATEMALA / 2015 Director: MD Neely / Writer: Eric Epperson / Producers: Stephanie Whonsetler, MD Neely, Eric Epperson / Executive Producer: Jayson French / Cast: Brandon López, Jorge Contreras, Flora Mendez, Sara Nicole Carrera, Brenda Lara Markus Based on the true story behind a landmark legal case, Howl displays what can happen when children are bold in the face of injustice and how those in power can stand on their behalf.

The Off | Season DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Director: Lance Oppenheim / Producer: Jack Davis Executive Producer: The Opp-Guide / Featured Subject: Kahlil Bell A record-holding free agent spirals into obsession to reclaim former glory and return to the National Football League.

Sumo Road - The Musical (In Japanese with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 25 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2015 Director: Ken Ochiai / Writer: Ken Ochiai / Executive Producer: Rieko Muramoto Producers: Yuki Hara, Shusuke Okabayashi, Yutaka Tamura Cast: Lin Yu Chun, Ryusuke Komakine, Gitaro, Tetsu Watanabe An overweight foreign student with no friends decides to join the sumo team at a Japanese university. But to ensure his spot, he must face the team leader in an ultimate sumo match.

Shorts Program 6 / "An Ashortment of Sorts" MONDAY, OC T. 19– 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OC T. 22– 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 8:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains strong language, some disturbing and violent content, brief sexual content and brief nudity.

Acoustic Kitty NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 10 MINUTES / UK / 2015 Director: Jennifer Sheridan / Writer: Adam Shakinovsky / Producer: Adam Shakinovsky Executive Producer: Christopher Collins - British Film Institute Cast: Ben Willbond, Cristian Solimeno, Katherine Ryan, Andrew Bicknell The true story of the CIA’s attempt to win the Cold War by implanting cats with sound recording devices.

Ernie Biscuit NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2015 Director: Adam Elliot / Writer: Adam Elliot / Producer: Adam Elliot Executive Producers: Brian Rosen, Kris Darmody / Cast: John Flaus The clayography of a lonely deaf Parisian taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Grown Ups (In Spanish with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 9 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2014 Director: Javier Marco / Writer: Belén Sánchez-Arévalo / Producer: Javier Marco Executive Producer: Javier Marco / Cast: Gorka Otxoa, Mariam Hernandez, Antonio Molero, Soledad Olayo, Akihiko Serikawa Carlos and Marta, both 35 years old, are living the life they’ve always dreamed of: a house with a yard, a dog, and soon a child – but there’s no such thing as a perfect life.

The House is Innocent DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Nicholas Coles / Producers: Alexis Manya Spraic, Max Velez Cast: Tom Williams, Barbara Holmes, John Cabrera Meet Tom and Barbara, the proud new owners of a serial killer’s house – the most infamous residence in Sacramento, California. The middle-age couple soon realizes it’s going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash their home’s macabre history.

Keeping Balance (In German with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 5 MINUTES / AUSTRIA / 2015 Director: Bernhard Wenger / Writer: Bernhard Wenger Producer: Bernhard Wenger / Featured Subject: Denise T. Nearly every day, Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits the Viennese “Prater” amusement park to take some rides with the electronic “Tagada” carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.

Madam Black NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / NEW ZEALAND / 2015 Director: Ivan Barge / Writer: Matthew Harris / Producers: Ivan Barge, Jozsef Fityus, Matthew Harris, Tim Judson / Cast: Jethro Skinner, Pearl Everard, Rebekah Davies When a glamour photographer runs over a child’s pet, he’s forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.

The Mother NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Paolo Monico / Writer: Paolo Monico Producers: Veronica Diaferia, Ella Nuortila, Paolo Monico Cast: Mary Testa, Boris McGiver, Sylvia Kauders, Michele Hicks When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband’s death.

Sabre Dance NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Ilya Rozhkov / Writer: Ilya Rozhkov / Producers: Ilya Rozhkov, Radhika Womack, Janek Ambros / Executive Producers: Ilya Rozhkov, Egor Povolotskiy Cast: Armen Babasoloukian, Greg Louganis, Rey Lopez After a performance, world-famous composer Aram Khachaturian gets an opportunity to meet Salvador Dali, from whom he learns a completely different attitude to life, art and etiquette.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Skunk NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 15 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Director: Annie Silverstein / Writer: Annie Silverstein / Producer: Monique Walton Executive Producers: Laurent Tran, Adrienne Dealy, Joshua Thelin Cast: Jenivieve Nugent, Kiowa Tucker When her pit bull is stolen by an aspiring dog fighter, Leila is forced to stand up for herself.

Tough & Cookie NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 10 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA / 2015 Director: Madeleine Parker / Writer: Madeleine Parker / Producer: Katia Nizic Executive Producer: Michael Spiccia / Cast: Sapphire Blossom, Tom Poulton A teenage girl, Delilah, breaks into a house seeking repayment for a debt, but can’t leave when seven-year-old boy, Oscar, appears and steals her bag. He makes her a deal: if she cooks him mac and cheese, he’ll give it back. Both end up with more than they bargained for.

Shorts Program 7 / " Art Appreciation" SATURDAY, OC T. 17– 5:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OC T. 24– 3 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains some mature themes related to violent revolution.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Art of Richard Thompson DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Bob Burnett / Writers: Andy Hemmendinger, Bob Burnett Producer: Andy Hemmendinger / Featured Subjects: Gene Weingarten, Bono Mitchell, David Apatoff, Caitlin McGurk, Nick Galifianakis This warm and moving portrait of the “artist’s” cartoonist, Richard Thompson, will enlighten and delight with the sheer beauty of his work.

Elgin Park DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 10 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Danny Yourd / Writers: Danny Yourd, Mike LaHood / Producer: Danny Yourd Executive Producers: Kathy Dziubek, Michael Killen, Jim Kreitzburg Featured Subject: Michael Paul Smith Reclusive artist Michael Paul Smith’s imaginative town – composed entirely of miniatures – became a viral Internet sensation. For the first time, Smith reveals its dark inspiration.

Finding Beauty in the Rubble (In Japanese with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 4 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2015 Director: Matthew T. Burns / Producer: Paul Nethercott Executive Producers: Paul and Diane Brenner / Featured Subject: Mrs. Fukuoka In Japan, a survivor of the tsunami turns beach debris into jewelry.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS The Gnomist DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 20 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Sharon Liese / Producers: Sharon Liese, Cynthia Wade Featured Subjects: Robyn, Parker, Tyler, Kelly, Evie The Gnomist tells the true story of the mysterious appearance of fairy homes on a suburban walking trail and the magic that it creates for three women.

Nefertiti’s Daughters (In English and Arabic with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 40 MINUTES / EGYPT, USA / 2015 Directors: Mark Nickolas, Racha Najdi / Writer: Mark Nickolas / Producers: Mark Nickolas, Jean Ferreri, Ramy Francis / Executive Producer: Ken Montgomery / Featured Subjects: Bahia Shehab, Mira Shihadeh, Salma Samy, Shahira Amin, Christiane Gruber Nefertiti’s Daughters spotlights how the iconic graffiti of Queen Nefertiti places her on the front lines in the fight for women’s rights and freedoms in Egypt today.

Your Catfish Friend: Philip Campbell DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 18 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Kurt Lee Nettleton / Executive Producer: Shauta Marsh Featured Subject: Philip Campbell Artist Philip Campbell and his hand-carved, wall-sized, wooden piece “Your Catfish Friend.”

Indiana Spotlight Competition sponsored by Bridgestone Multimedia Group

Shorts Program 8 / "The Good, The Bad, and The Government" TUESDAY, OC T. 20– 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OC T. 24– 4:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 4 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains some mature themes and violent content related to war and some strong language.

1st Squad, 3rd Platoon DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 4 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: The Rauch Brothers / Producers: Maya Millett, Mike Rauch Executive Producers: Donna Galeno, Dave Isay, Lizzie Jacobs Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams reflects on being the sole survivor of a bomb blast that killed his entire 12-man squad.

The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military and National Security DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 40 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Director: Roger Sorkin / Writer: Roger Sorkin / Producer: Roger Sorkin Executive Producers: Jeanine Saperstein, Guy Saperstein, Hani Shalabi The Burden is the story of fossil fuel dependence as our greatest long-term national security threat, and how the U.S. military is leading the fight for clean energy. Characters include active duty and retired military leaders, including Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS The Champion DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 18 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Directors: Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan / Producers: Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan / Featured Subjects: Estaifan Shilaita, Hannah Shilaita, Lorenzo Montanez, Gideon Noy, Al Castellanos A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago.

Citizen Teklit DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Tim Taylor / Producers: Tim Taylor, Lindsay Mitchell Executive Producer: Greg Malone / Featured Subject: Teklit Guzay Refugee Teklit Guzay and his quest for U.S. citizenship.

Indiana Spotlight Competition sponsored by Bridgestone Multimedia Group

Lookout (In Hebrew with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 18 MINUTES / ISRAEL / 2014 Director: Noa Gusakov / Writer: Noa Gusakov / Producer: Inbal Tenembaum Executive Producer: Inbal Tenembaum / Cast: Batel Dotan, Aviv Elkabets, Gilli Miller Timmy is a look-out in the military. As a diversion from her tiring frame work, she creates an imaginative, childish world, which sets her apart in a mundane routine.

The Surrender (In Korean and English with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 24 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Stephen Maing / Writer: Stephen Maing / Producers: Laura Poitras, Peter Maass, Stephen Maing / Executive Producer: Betsy Reed / Featured Subject: Stephen Kim In August 2010, Stephen Kim, a brilliant State Department intelligence analyst, was indicted under the Espionage Act for jeopardizing national security by allegedly divulging classified information to a Fox News reporter.

Shorts Program 9 / " Concerned Citizens" TUESDAY, OCT. 20 –12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OC T. 24– 8 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains some mature themes.

WEDNESDAY, OC T. 21– 4:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Code Oakland DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Kelly Amis / Writer: Kelly Amis / Producer: Kelly Amis / Featured Subjects: Kalimah Priforce, Founder Qeyno Labs; Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code; Van Jones, Founder Yes We Code; Isaiah Martin, High School Student This short film examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS A More Perfect Union DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: The Rauch Brothers / Producers: Maya Millett, Mike Rauch Executive Producers: Donna Galeno, Dave Isay, Lizzie Jacobs Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South.

Sea Change (In English, Swahili and Turkana with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 23 MINUTES / ETHIOPIA, KENYA / 2015 Director: John Antonelli / Writers: Jessica Abbe, John Antonelli Producers: John Antonelli, Chris Rohio / Cast: Danny Glover (narrator) This documentary follows the grassroots efforts of Ikal Angelei, a 31-year-old Turkana native, to halt construction of the Gibe III dam in Ethiopia in order to protect the indigenous people who rely on the Omo River and Lake Turkana as their vital source of water.

A Stone’s Pace DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Director: Tucker Gragg / Producer: Kevin Weaver Featured Subjects: Ned Cunningham, Slick Cunningham Indiana Limestone mills: the people, the lives, the stories.

Indiana Spotlight Competition sponsored by Bridgestone Multimedia Group

The Sun is Heavy

(In English and Spanish with English subtitles)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 12 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Jared Jakins / Writer: Carly Jakins / Producers: Jared Jakins, Carly Jakins Featured Subjects: Juanita, Kathy, Judy Liu, Gerold Schroeder A triptych exploration of labor, hope and the American Dream, seen through the eyes of a few of the people that seek to obtain it.

Teen Press DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 30 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: T.C. Johnstone / Writer: T.C. Johnstone / Producers: Ryan Scheer, Kristen Johnstone / Executive Producers: Pamela Tanner Boll, John and Linda Halbert, John and Alexis Russell / Featured Subjects: Ben Cartagena, Ella Kenly, Nicos Christou, John Seigel-Boettner, David Teton Landis A documentary about the visionary Santa Barbara “TEEN PRESS” journalism program.

The Trials of Constance Baker Motley DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 27 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Rick Rodgers / Writer: Rick Rodgers / Producers: Rick Rodgers, Joel Motley Featured Subjects: Harvey Gantt, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Vernon Jordan, James Meredith, Constance Baker Motley The inspiring true story of Constance Baker Motley, the first female African-American lawyer in the South, New York State Senator and Manhattan Borough President.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Shorts Program 10 / "Sci-Fi Shorts" SATURDAY, OC T. 17– 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OC T. 20–12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains some strong graphic violence, mild sexual content, and strong language.

Against Night (In Russian with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 28 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Stefan Kubicki / Writer: Stefan Kubicki / Producer: Saba Zerehi Cast: Konstantin Lavysh, Elena Caruso, Eve Korchkov, Gleb Kaminer A crash landing in Mongolia forces a cosmonaut to confront the loss of his wife and young daughter years earlier.

Dust NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 27 MINUTES / JAPAN, USA / 2014 Director: Michael Grier / Writers: Jason Gallaty, Josh Grier, Michael Grier Producer: Josh Grier / Executive Producers: Josh Grier, Michael Grier Cast: Masahi Odate, Michael Evans Lopez, Madeleine Lee, Kiyomi Fukazawa In a harsh and unpredictable natural environment, a socially marginalized tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the industrial society that has rejected his way of life.

The Leap NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 29 MINUTES / UK / 2015 Director: Karel van Bellingen / Writer: Karel van Bellingen / Producer: Craig Tuohy Executive Producers: Tony C. Miller, Laura Gregory, Dominic Gibbs, Brian Dowling Cast: Simon Merrells, Alix Wilton Regan, Jon Campling, Russell Barnett In 2069, New Earth is declared open for civilian migration, a decade after its discovery. As tales of wonder and opportunity reach the Old World, taking ‘the leap’ becomes the dream.

Let’s Not Panic NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Heather Jack / Writer: Heather Jack / Producers: Mary Rohlich, Jacob Robinson, Devin Landin / Cast: Lyle Friedman, John Anderson, Doug Moe, Griffin Newman, Shacottha Field, Alexis Pereira When an asteroid threatens to hit New York, twenty-something Sadie embarks on a quest from Brooklyn to Manhattan to reunite with the man she loves – her therapist.

Movies in Space NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 15 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Chris Smith / Writer: Chris Smith / Producer: Chris Smith Executive Producers: Bill Olin, Lori Olin / Cast: Jack De Sena, Chris Smith, Nora Kirkpatrick A comedy sci-fi following the rise and fall of Travis Shepard, a future-earth-ambassador, who unwittingly gets caught up in an alien Hollywood-like system.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Shorts Program 11 / " This, That, and the Other" TUESDAY, OC T. 20– 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OC T. 23 – 12 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

This program contains mature themes and some language.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21– 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Born With It (In Japanese with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 17 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2014 Director: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. / Writer: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. Producers: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr., Kaoru Misu, Song Kwang-Gi, Engin Yenidunya Executive Producers: Loren Fykes, Alex Ramirez Jr., Jon Ho, Miwa Seki / Cast: Dadie T, Aoba Kawai, Koudai Izumiya, Ryota Shinoda, Masakazu Saiga, Kyoko Yanagihara In a Japanese town, a biracial boy tries to prove to his class that his dark skin is not a disease.

Dakota NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Greg Kwedar / Writers: Clint Bentley, Greg Kwedar / Producers: Clint Bentley, Molly Benson, Nancy Schafer, Greg Kwedar / Executive Producers: Rick and Kristel Carter, Mike and Phyllis Kwedar / Cast: Dustin Doering, Cesar Lopez During a routine investigation of an abandoned truck, a border patrol agent uncovers something that will cause him to question the very nature of his job.

Growing Home (In Arabic with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 22 MINUTES / JORDAN, USA / 2014 Director: Faisal Attrache / Writers: Faisal Attrache, Heidi Hathaway Producer: Heidi Hathawway / Executive Producers: David Carr, Timothy J. Purcell Featured Subject: Samer Al Sees Samer, a displaced Syrian barber, has taken refuge along with his young family in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. His daily distractions cannot diminish his desire to return home.

The Nature of War DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Director: The Rauch Brothers / Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett, Mike Rauch Executive Producers: Donna Galeno, Dave Isay Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn remembers the unlikely friendship he formed with two Iraqi boys he met while deployed in Iraq.

Not a Stranger DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 14 MINUTES / CANADA / 2015 Director: Kate Green / Writer: Kate Green / Producers: Kate Green, Patricia Beckerman Executive Producers: Luke Baxter, Valerie Green, David Green Featured Subject: Colin Easton One man’s pursuit of real world human connection for 365 days, while asking the question: “Can talking to strangers actually make you happy?”

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Open Your Eyes (In Nepali and English with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 35 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky / Writer: Irene Taylor Brodsky Producers: Larry Brilliant, Sophie Harris / Executive Producers: Laurene Powell Jobs, Sheila Nevins / Featured Subjects: Durga Singh Gaha, Manisara Gaha, Gauri Gaha, Jhimisara Gaha Manisara and Durga have cataracts, and their Nepali mountain home is now full of darkness.

Upendo NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 7 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Jeremy Ian Thomas / Writer: Jeremy Ian Thomas / Producers: David Martinez, Jason Richardson, Orlando Pisenga / Executive Producers: Jim and Barbara Dina, Leon Bedore, Lucas Rider / Cast: Shannon M. Brown, Dionne Gipson, Gary McDonald A film about family, love and hope. Is love forever? This is the question Ishmael, a 10-year-old boy, asks his father.

Shorts Program 12 / "Time for Change" SUNDAY, OC T. 18 – 8:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OC T. 23–11:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

This program contains mature themes and some strong violent content.

MONDAY, OCT. 19– 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

The Baby (In Persian with English subtitles) NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 16 MINUTES / ITALY, IRAN / 2014 Director: Ali Asgari / Writers: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi Producers: Riccardo Romboli, Sasan Salour / Executive Producer: Sam Yousefi Cast: Sahar Sotoodeh, Faezeh Bakhtiar, Safoora Kazempoor Narges and her friend have just a few hours to find someone to take care of her baby.

Believe

(In Various Languages with English subtitles)

NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 19 MINUTES / FRANCE, ARGENTINA, USA, INDIA / 2015 Directors: Paul Mignot / Writers: Paul Mignot, Frederic Roumy, Deborah Suc Producers: Paul Mignot, François Brun, Julien Seri / Executive Producers: Rosario Massot, Charles Mulford, Johti Bidou / Cast: Luis Casasola, Chandrima Patrian, Michael Stahl David, Subatra Robert, Elodie Yung Three different characters in three different countries face painful and crucial moments.

The Last Viewing DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: The Rauch Brothers / Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett, Mike Rauch Executive Producers: Donna Galeno, Dave Isay Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – SHORTS Nuvola

(In Italian with English subtitles)

NARRATIVE SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 16 MINUTES / ITALY / 2015 Director: Giulio Mastromauro / Writers: Giulio Mastromauro, Paola Savinelli Producers: Intergea Production, Zen Movie / Executive Producer: Donatella Altieri Cast: Mimmo Cuticchio, Giulio Beranek, Marta Stallone Filippo is a retired teacher marked by pain over the loss of his wife. The man is determined to take his life, but someone knocks on his door.

Plamen

(In Bulgarian and English with English subtitles)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 21 MINUTES / BULGARIA, USA / 2015 Directors: Andre Andreev, Dan Covert, Dress Code / Writer: Martin Marinos Producers: Dan Covert, Andre Andreev, Tara Rose Stromberg, Megan Potter, Jordan Todorov Featured Subjects: Petar Djabilov, Elina Kandeva, Dimitar Subev, Dimitar Datchev, Spas Spasov In 2013, Plamen Goranov, a 37-year-old construction worker and artist from Varna, Bulgaria, set himself on fire in political protest. The film explores the origins of his protest and death.

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot DOCUMENTARY SHORT / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 40 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Bill Brummel / Writers: Bill Brummel, Richard Cohen / Producer: Bill Brummel Executive Producers: Richard Cohen, The Southern Poverty Law Center A group fights a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African-Americans in the South.

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HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION High School Film Competition Shorts SATURDAY, OC T. 17– 6 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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THURSDAY, OCT. 22– 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 24 – 11 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

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This Home is Not Empty HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / SUMMER WHITE LYNCH MEMORIAL AWARD GRAND PRIZE WINNER 3 MINUTES / CANADA / 2015 Director: Carol Nguyen / Writer: Carol Nguyen / Producer: Carol Nguyen This Home is Not Empty is a personal piece that explores the idea of the lies we tell ourselves through a metaphorical lens.

Between You and Me HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / FINALIST / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Maria Alvarez / Writer: Jamie Spain / Cast: Jamie Spain, Gabe Colmenares, Monica Colmenares, Stephanie Colmenares A short story about the impact of giving back and making a difference in another person’s life.

Chink HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / FINALIST / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2013 Director: James Serpico / Writer: James Serpico / Producer: James Serpico Cast: Robert Kelly, Alexa Chan Mike learns a lesson the hard way after he is questioned by his niece Lim about the meaning of a racial slur he uses.

A Harmonious Cacophony (In Spanish and English with English subtitles) HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / FINALIST / 6 MINUTES / MEXICO / 2014 Directors: Isabela Reid, Marielle Boland / Writer: Isabela Reid Producers: Sarah Gonzalez, Jason Jakaitis, Jazmin Jones, Claire Weissbluth Executive Producer: Dick Davis / Featured Subject: Isaiah Zagar A short documentary featuring Isaiah Zagar, a Philadelphia-based artist, as he teaches San Luís Potosí locals the art of mosaic.

Public Citizen HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / FINALIST / 10 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: TJ Noel-Sullivan / Writer: TJ Noel-Sullivan / Producer: TJ Noel-Sullivan Featured Subjects: Ralph Nader, Joan Claybrook, Toby Moffett, Miles Rapaport, John Dankosky Focusing on Ralph Nader’s work in consumer advocacy in the 60s and 70s, Public Citizen examines how his legacy has been effected by the 2000 presidential election.

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HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION Below the Surface HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 4 MINUTES / ITALY / 2013 Directors: Neema Sadeghi, Rona Ahdout / Writers: Rona Ahdout, Dan Lesser Producer: Neema Sadeghi / Cast: Casi Kurzeja, Joelle Kurzeja A girl reflects on the precious moments she had with her sister before a tragic mistake was made in order to release her guilt and reach absolution.

Chase HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 8 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Jacob Falberg / Writer: Jacob Falberg / Producer: Jacob Falberg Featured Subject: Chase Spadino Chase Spadino, a malpractice victim born with cerebral palsy, was classified as a right side hemiplegic and struggled to have the life of normal children. Luckily for Chase, he had two loving parents and a brother who were determined to help Chase by any means possible.

Falling HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 10 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Directors: Maya Suchak, Imani Peterkin / Writers: Imani Peterkin, Mikayala Appleberry, Cici Rivas / Cast: Mikayala Appleberry, Cici Rivas As two girls discover their feelings for each other, one of them is forced to choose between her new relationship and her father’s disapproval.

Gumball HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 6 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: Kris Theorin, Kurtis Theorin / Writer: Nik Theorin / Producer: Amy Theorin Executive Producers: Alice Bushnell, Bill West / Cast: Olivia Dalessandro Gumball shows how a space can mean different things to different people as it follows one night in the life of a rebellious young woman who breaks into a diner after hours with a can of spray paint. She ends up discovering what’s left of a love story.

HiSpy HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: David Grant / Writers: David Grant, Edmee Colorado / Producers: David Grant, Lamont Grant / Executive Producer: Bill Sturgis / Cast: Weston Smith, Jonabelle (Kiki) Timms, Lamont Grant, James Hopkins Life is full of surprises.

Invisible People HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Directors: Demar Gunter, Gage Gunter / Executive Producer: Will Underwood Featured Subject: Joan Cheever A short documentary on what Joan Cheever and the Chow Train do to help the homeless of San Antonio.

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HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION Keep It Clean HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Directors: Matthew Rivera, Evan Sennett / Writer: Evan Sennett Executive Producer: Steven Schardt / Cast: Dan Dutton, Sean Childress, Margaret Wuertz What does an extremely OCD, neurotic clean freak do when a greasy, disgusting salesman comes into his apartment and dies? Inspired by the work of Pierre Etaix and Jacques Tati.

New Shoes HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2014 Director: Matthew Josten / Writer: Matthew Josten / Producer: Matthew Josten Cast: Fred Mayelian, Sonny Bustamante, Geaoni Bustamante, Colleen Rhatigan, Devin Patel A dad tells his eight-year-old son a story of when he was a kid in the 1970s.

Rabbit Trick HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 4 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Jack McCaffrey / Writer: Jack McCaffrey/ Producer: Jack McCaffrey Awaking in an empty room, a small rabbit discovers what lies beyond his cell door.

Shoes Get Shined HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 3 MINUTES / USA / 2015 Director: Isabella Olaguera / Writer: Isabella Olaguera / Cast: Stefan Olaguera A high school navy JROTC student, Stefan Olaguera, expresses his passion for shining shoes.

Silent Mourners HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 3 MINUTES / CANADA / 2015 Director: Carol Nguyen / Producer: Carol Nguyen Cast: Carol Nguyen, James Perry, Maggie Keogh, Michelle Nguyen A caterpillar’s only job is to consume everything around it.

Switchfoot: Close to Our Hearts, The Bro-Am Documentary HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION / HONORABLE MENTION / 4 MINUTES / CANADA / 2015 Directors: Nick Snyder, Brandon Chase, Evan Stefanko, John De Vito / Writer: Nick Snyder Producers: Brad Kester, Destin Cretton / Executive Producer: Mark Raines San Diego-based, Grammy Award-winning rock band Switchfoot gave four local teen filmmakers behind-the-scenes access to their 10th Annual Bro-Am surf contest and concert.

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Congratulations

CAROL NGUYEN 2015 High School Film Competition Summer White Lynch Grand Prize Winner In its sixth year, the Heartland Film Festival High School Film Competiion has been won twice by Carol Nguyen of Toronto, Canada. High School Film Competition founded by Bob & Alison Spoonmore. Summer White Lynch Memorial Award underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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INDEX OF FILMS 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon........................... 73

Fourth Man Out....................................... 25

Nuvola......................................................... 79

The 33......................................................... 39

Frame by Frame........................................ 26

Oblivion Season........................................ 30

The 100 Years Show................................. 34

Giovanni and the Water Ballet............. 36

Oddball....................................................... 58

Acoustic Kitty........................................... 70

The Gnomist.............................................. 73

The Off | Season........................................ 70

Against Night............................................ 76

A Good Man.............................................. 67

One Day in April...................................... 58

The Ambassador to Bern........................ 44

Group B...................................................... 69

Open Your Eyes........................................ 78

Among the Believers............................... 44

Growing Home......................................... 77

Peace Officer.............................................. 59

The Armor of Light.................................. 45

Grown Ups................................................. 71

Plamen........................................................ 79

The Art of Richard Thompson.............. 72

Gumball...................................................... 85

A Proud Woman....................................... 35

As I AM: The Life &

Happy Times............................................. 53

Public Citizen........................................... 84

Times of DJ AM....................................... 45

A Harmonious Cacophony.................... 84

Rabbit Trick.............................................. 86

Autism in Love.......................................... 46

Havana Motor Club................................ 53

Raiders! The Story of the

The Baby.................................................... 78

He and She................................................. 68

Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.............. 59

The Bad Boy of Bowling........................ 69

Healing........................................................ 54

Right Footed............................................. 60

Band of Robbers....................................... 46

The Heart Thief........................................ 37

Romeo is Bleeding................................... 31

Before the Bomb....................................... 36

HiSpy.......................................................... 85

Room........................................................... 14

Believe......................................................... 78

Homeless.................................................... 54

The Runner................................................ 67

Below the Surface.................................... 85

The House is Innocent............................ 71

Sabre Dance............................................... 71

Between You and Me.............................. 84

Howl............................................................ 70

Satan Has A Bushy Tail.......................... 67

Beyond Measure....................................... 47

India’s Daughter....................................... 27

Sea Change................................................ 75

The Big Lonely......................................... 47

Invisible People........................................ 85

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot........... 79

Big Shoes.................................................... 69

The Judgment........................................... 28

Shoes Get Shined..................................... 86

Big Voice.................................................... 50

Keep in Touch........................................... 29

Silent Mourners........................................ 86

Borderless................................................... 50

Keep It Clean............................................ 86

Skunk.......................................................... 72

Born With It.............................................. 77

Keeping Balance....................................... 71

Song of Lahore.......................................... 60

Brothers...................................................... 66

Lake Los Angeles...................................... 55

A Stone’s Pace........................................... 75

The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military and National Security............ 73

The Last Viewing..................................... 78

Stutterer..................................................... 69

Can You Dig This..................................... 51

The Leap..................................................... 76

Sumo Road - The Musical..................... 70

Leidi............................................................. 37

The Sun is Heavy..................................... 75

Let’s Not Panic.......................................... 76

Sunny in the Dark.................................... 61

A Light Beneath Their Feet.................. 55

Superior...................................................... 61

Listopad...................................................... 56

The Surrender........................................... 74

The Champion.......................................... 74 The Champions......................................... 51 Chase........................................................... 85 Chink........................................................... 84 Citizen Teklit............................................. 74 Clean Streets............................................. 66 Code Oakland........................................... 74 Coming Through the Rye...................... 17 Cowboys..................................................... 66 Crocodile Gennadiy................................ 24 Dakota......................................................... 77 Dance Dance Dance................................ 68 Dive............................................................. 66 The Divorce............................................... 68 dream/killer............................................... 52 Dust............................................................. 76 Dustin......................................................... 66 Elder............................................................ 68 Elgin Park.................................................. 72 Embers........................................................ 52 Ernie Biscuit.............................................. 70 Falling......................................................... 85 Finding Beauty in the Rubble.............. 72

Lookout...................................................... 74

Switchfoot: Close to Our Hearts,

Luchadora.................................................. 34

The Bro-Am Documentary.................... 86

Madam Black............................................ 71

Teen Press.................................................. 75

Many Beautiful Things........................... 56

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year...... 32

The Many Sad

This Home is Not Empty....................... 84

Fates of Mr. Toledano.............................. 37

Three Windows and a Hanging............ 33

Marie’s Story............................................. 57

Touched with Fire.................................... 62

Monty Python

Tough & Cookie........................................ 72

and the Meaning of Live......................... 57

The Trials of

A More Perfect Union............................ 75

Constance Baker Motley....................... 75

The Mother................................................ 71

The Truth About Lies............................. 62

Mouth Shut............................................... 67

Under Construction................................ 63

Movies in Space........................................ 76

Upendo....................................................... 78

Moving On................................................. 68

Very Semi-Serious.................................... 63

My Dearest F***ing Phone................... 67

Victor........................................................... 64

My Grandpa’s Garage............................. 67

Waffle Street.............................................. 64

The Nature of War................................... 77

The Way of Tea......................................... 35

Nefertiti’s Daughters............................... 73

We’ll Find Something............................. 69

New Shoes.................................................. 86

World of Tomorrow................................. 35

Not a Stranger........................................... 77

Your Catfish Friend: Philip Campbell........................................ 73


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