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Contents Welcome to the 2018 Heartland Int’l Film Festival ��� 4 About Heartland Film......................................................... 6 How to Fest..........................................................................10 Staff & Board of Directors................................................12 2018 Donors.........................................................................14 Support Heartland Film....................................................16 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Programming................17 Festival Award Juries.........................................................24 How to Pick Movies/Award Categories.......................30 Schedule of Screenings......................................................38 Special Events......................................................................43 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion Schedule......51 Premiere Screenings...........................................................52 Special Presentations.........................................................62 Panel Discussions................................................................66 Directed by Women...........................................................71 Foreign Language Best Picture Contenders................75 Finalists.................................................................................87 Indy Shorts Winners .........................................................99 Official Selections.............................................................105 Indiana Spotlight Program.............................................149 Index of Films by Genre..................................................160 Index of Films A-Z............................................................162 Sponsors..............................................................................163

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Welcome to the 2018 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Welcome to the 27th annual Heartland

Welcome to the 27th annual Heartland

International Film Festival. We thank

International Film Festival. We

you for attending and supporting

couldn’t be prouder of our Festival

Heartland Film year round. A person

and Indianapolis, the city that is our

would think that after many years of

home. Here are some interesting facts

being involved with international film

about our Festival:

festivals the “new” would wear off. NOT! Watching the staff develop an

Heartland International Film Festival

event such as this over the entire year

has the largest prize purse of any film

is still exciting. My hat is off to a great team of enthusiastic

festival in the country. Independent filmmakers rely upon

staff members.

these funds to keep on making films.

My biggest joy this past year was working with a number of

Every year, our visiting filmmakers and industry guests

my film festival colleagues in Los Angeles and bragging about

laud our Hoosier Hospitality and how welcome they feel

what we do here in Indianapolis at Heartland Film. Some of

at our Festival. Please take the time to meet and welcome

them are in our audience this year; so welcome to members

all our guests (Filmmakers are the ones wearing the

from the film industry attending Heartland International

orange lanyards). Also joining us this year, are members of

Film Festival this year.

FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, who will sit on a jury to select the Best Directorial Debut

Welcome to all our film groups. It’s great to have you back.

for a USA Narrative Film. We rely upon more than 1,500

You have to admit there is nothing like Hoosier Hospitality.

volunteers to produce this festival every year, and they do

We love having you. To our Indianapolis patrons, please

tremendous work. We can always use more help – won’t you

extend a personal welcome when you see the film groups

consider joining us?

from different cities. We are appreciative of our very generous supporters, donors, Our film department has increased the number of films and

and sponsors who believe in Heartland Film and what we do.

you can expect your audience ratings to equal last year.

The financial contribution of these underwriters and those

Ratings last year were the highest in Heartland Film’s

who buy the tickets and attend the events and screenings

history. This will be our second year introducing a collection

provide our much-needed funding.

of films which are being submitted to the Academy for consideration of their country’s Best Foreign Language Film.

Lastly, I personally thank every member of our incredible

Heartland International Film Festival is the first film festival

staff team, our volunteers, our board of directors and

each year to recognize the 2018 films being submitted. As we

our emeritus advisory board for their active, passionate

increase the number of films being submitted, it speaks well

engagement during the Festival and in the months leading up

of our audience as we appreciate the quality films from all

to it. You make us all proud.

parts of the world. This allows Heartland Film to continue our commitment of our mission “To inspire filmmakers and

Stan D. Soderstrom

audiences through the transformative power of film.”

Chairman of the Board, Heartland Film

Thank you to our board of directors, hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, partners, and you – our guest, for your support during the year. I continue my old line of many years “The enjoyment of a film festival is the discussion that happens after a film.” I’ll be standing outside the theater doors to hear your comments. See you at the movies!

Craig Prater President, Heartland Film

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Welcome to the 2018 Heartland Int’l Film Festival On behalf of the City of Indianapolis,

Welcome to the 2018 Heartland

it is my pleasure to welcome you to

International Film Festival! Indiana

the 2018 Heartland International

is proud to host this showcase of

Film Festival.

talented filmmakers each year. For 27 years the Heartland International

This year marks the 27 anniversary

Film Festival has been an important

of this event, an 11-day celebration

part of the cultural fabric of not only

of international cinema and engaging

our capital city but our entire state.

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

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

Heartland International Film Festival is an important

Heartland International Film Festival brings talented

contributor to the cultural richness of our city.

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

Just as you leave a Heartland movie transformed and

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

inspired by powerful storytelling, I hope you have an

entertain.

opportunity to be inspired by Indianapolis. Well-known for our Hoosier Hospitality, we are ready to welcome you

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

to numerous top attractions, world-class performing arts,

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

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

range of leisure activities and great restaurants to experience

be found throughout downtown and in our eclectic cultural

during your free time.

districts linked by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Congratulations to all of the participants and winners of Whether you are a resident, first-time visitor, or frequent

the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival. We look

guest, I hope you enjoy your stay. I wish you all the best for

forward to a continued partnership with Heartland Film,

a wonderful celebration of independent film.

Indianapolis and the State of Indiana.

Warm regards,

Eric J. Holcomb Governor, State of Indiana

Joe Hogsett Mayor, City of Indianapolis

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About Heartland Film

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

Heartland Film Programs

1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2 Indianapolis, IN 46203

Indy Shorts International Film Festival

Phone: 317.464.9405 Email: info@heartlandfilm.org Web: heartlandfilm.org

Indy Shorts is an Academy Award®-qualifying film festival in the short film categories, Best Narrative Short Film and Best Documentary Short Film exclusively showcasing short films under 40 minutes. Through Indy Shorts, Heartland Film is honored to share quality stories that inspire audiences. Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film honors select theatrically-released films with the Truly Moving Picture Award. The Award allows studios and distributors to inform potential audiences of a film’s transformative power.

Heartland Film Roadshow The Heartland Film Roadshow travels across Indiana to offer year-round screenings of select Heartland films to the community. Screening venues include the Heartland Basile Theatre, JCC Indianapolis, The Athenaeum, The Historic Artcraft Theatre, and more. View the calendar of screenings online at heartlandfilm.org/roadshow. 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. Cultural Journey Heartland Film partners with a host country to showcase their films, cuisine and culture over a four-day event. Heartland hosted Cultural Journey events with India in 2017 and Mexico in 2018 and is planning Cultural Journey: Germany, April 4-7, 2019.

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About Heartland film - Cultural journey: Mexico Recap

A Special Thank You to Our Cultural Journey: Mexico Sponsors & Partners Made possible by CICF: The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation Co-hosted by: The Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis With Additional Sponsorship Support From: • PNC • La Margarita • Sun King Brewery • Christel DeHaan Family Foundation • NUVO • Fifth-Third Bank • CODA

“The Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis was delighted to join Heartland Film in this journey through Mexican films, culture, gastronomy, and entertainment.” - Consul Luis Enrique Franco


About Heartland film - Indy Shorts Recap Indy Shorts International Film Festival Heartland Film’s first-ever short film festival and an Academy AwardŽ-qualifying event, Indy Shorts International Film Festival, exclusively featured short films less than 40 minutes in length at Newfields, July 26-29, 2018. With more than 100 films shown over four days, the festival is one of the largest of its kind in the Midwest. Sponsored by ShortsTV, Indy Shorts was attended by filmmakers from all over the world and included a live comedy show, after-parties, red carpet, awards ceremony, an outdoor screening and several workshops and panels. The award winners will be shown during the Festival. Please check page 99 for screening details. Join us for Indy Shorts next summer July 25-28, 2019.

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About Heartland film - Indy Shorts Recap Indy Shorts Award Winners

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

Indy Shorts selected and honored films in several categories, with winners receiving grand cash prizes of up to $5,000 and automatic Academy Award®-qualification for two winners. Below is a complete listing of the awardwinning films, as selected by the Indy Shorts Finalist Juries of film professionals, academics and critics:

Audience Choice Award for Documentary Short The Happiness Machine Director: Rebecca Blumhagen Audience Choice Award for Indiana Spotlight Grateful - The Jenni Berebitsky Story Director: Paul Nethercott

Best Narrative Short Film Abu Adnan Director: Sylvia Le Fanu

Audience Choice for Narrative Short Alternative Math Director: David Maddox

Best Documentary Short Film Zion Director: Floyd Russ

Audience Choice for Animated Short The Driver is Red Director: Randall Christopher

Best Animated Short Film The Burden Director/Writer: Niki Lindroth von Bahr Indiana Spotlight Competition When Kids Wrote the Headlines Director/Writer: Michael Husain High School Film Competition Middleweight Director/Writer: Jeremy Kemp Best Student Film $30 to Antarctica Director/Writer: Joey Chu

“These Award-winning films are films that do much more than entertain – they educate their audience and inform different viewpoints from around the world.” - Craig Prater, Heartland Film President

Student Choice Award Opening Night Director/Writer: Margaret Bialis Indy Shorts has earned the special designation of being a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® within the Live Action and Documentary short film categories. This means the winner of the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film and Grand Prize for Best Documentary Short film will each 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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How to fest How to Purchase Screening Tickets Single ticket price/Member price ONLINE Visit heartlandfilmfestival.org......................................................................................................

$12/$10

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

$12/$10

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

$12/$10

10-Pack Online Ticket Vouchers

Group Discount

Online or at the box office...................................................... $110

Group sales of 10 or more tickets for one screening are available for $9 per ticket, by calling the Heartland Film office at 1.866.HFF.1010.

Special Event Tickets

General/Member

Opening Night....................................................................$50/$42 Centerpiece/Spotlight Screenings................................$12/$10 GLOW: Awards Party.......................................................$45/$38 Filmmakers Brunch...........................................................$35/$30 Closing Night Screening and Party...............................$40/$34 Closing Night Screening Only........................................$22/$17

Additional Ticketing Information Attendees must be seated 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the screening or their seat may be forfeited.

Audience Choice Awards

Fest Passes

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 both Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature categories.

The Fest Pass is the best way to fully enjoy the Heartland International Film Festival. Fest Pass holders receive priority access online to claim tickets. Tickets ARE guaranteed for Fest Pass holders UNTIL Oct. 13 and then it is first come, first served. If a film is sold out, it is not guaranteed that a fest pass holder can get a ticket and should check with the box office.

Winners will be announced at Closing Night on Sunday, Oct. 21 (voting will run through Saturday, Oct. 20).

Festival Survey

General/Member

Tell us a little about yourself and your Festival experience for a chance to win a Festival Experience Package for the 28th Heartland International Film Festival in 2019 and a Heartland Film merchandise package. Take the survey online at heartlandfilm.org/survey, or fill out the paper survey at AMC Castleton Square 14, AMC Showplace Traders Point 12, or Newfields. Only one entry allowed per person, winner to be chosen at random by December 31, 2018.

Matinee Fest Pass......................................................... $130/$110 Allows you access to regular matinee screenings that begin before 5 pm any day during the Festival. Must show pass at box office in exchange for a ticket. General/Member Cinephile Fest Pass....................................................... $260/$220 Allows you access to regular film screenings. Must show pass at box office in exchange for a ticket.

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How to fest Screening Venues

Event Venues

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

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 (a) 6020 East 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46250

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

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

Official Hotel The Courtyard Marriott is the official hotel of the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival, located at 8670 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Meet the Filmmakers

Online Festival Community Visit heartlandfilmfestival.org to learn about this year’s films, events & filmmakers. View trailers, read synopses and interviews & more. Facebook facebook.com/heartlandfilmfestival Twitter

Look for the Orange Lanyards

@heartlandfilm

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

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

Sign Up for Emails Visit heartlandfilm.org and sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily updates during the Festival about attending filmmakers, TBA film decisions, filmmaker interviews and more.

#HIFF2018

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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Staff & Board Directors

Craig Prater

Michael Ault

Adam Howell

Greg Sorvig

Edward Fry

Kelly Alexiou

President

Vice President of Development

Director of Operations

Director of Film Programming

Development Manager

Executive Assistant

Yarquiry Ferrer

Mary Foreman

Julia Ricci

Emily Darr

Administrative Services Coordinator

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Film Programming Coordinator

Marketing Manager

Christiana Beasley

Julie Sommers Neuman

Events Manager

Grant Writer

Board Officers

Board Members

Founder

Frank Basile

Michael J. Hulka

Steve Bellamy

Carolyn Hunt

Kristin Borella

David Klapper

Michele Boukai

Robert Massie

Kelly Busch

Seth Maxwell

Stan Soderstrom

Gary D. Cohen

Charlie Morgan

Chairman of the Board

John Dewey

Gregory M. Paul

Arlene Grande

Robert Spoonmore

John Guy

MaDonna Wolf

Betty Stilwell Vice Chairman

David Wong Secretary

Christina Hale

Kim Dollin Treasurer

Gary D. Cohen Past Chairman of the Board

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Jeffrey Sparks Founder & President Emeritus


Seasonal Staff & Volunteer Recognitions

John Wildman, National Publicity

Christian Arciniega

Nicole Green

Chase Hammerstrom

Taylor Hypes

Todd Murray

Angelo Auriemma

Allison Gibbs

Debby Holton

Joseph Krupinski

Bailey Scales

Chrishaun Beasley

Tyler Gross

Will House

Molly Markiewicz

Steven Webber

Special Event Committees

Support Committees

Pavilion

Theater Chairs

Opening Night Event

Airport Hospitality

Taisa Mundy

Cheryl Balog, Chair

Ed Locke, Chair

Welcome Bags

GLOW: Awards Party

Hospitality Suite

Katie Lory Sally Zelonis

Tamera Rutledge, Chair

Barbara Jablonski, Chair Jan Taylor, Chair

Michele Luzetski, Chair Tina Morris, Chair Donna Quiring, Chair

Transportation Dennis Christine, Chair

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Special Projects Debby Holton, Chair


Thank you

2018 Donors Premiere Silver Screen $5,000 Donors

• Gary D. & Marlene Cohen • Karen Fried • Tom & Arlene Grande • John & Chichi Guy • Robert & Rhonda Kaspar • David & Betty Klapper • Netherleigh Fund • Robert & Alison Spoonmore • Betty Stilwell • Turner & Diann Woodard

Silver Screen Society $2,500 Donors • Frank & Katrina Basile • Kristin Borella • Terry & Kelly Busch • John & Kimberly Dewey • Eric & Kim Dollin • Niel & Karen Ellerbrook • Steve & Shelly Harkness • Patricia & Thomas Hefner • Sandy Hilgemeier • Michael & Liane Hulka • Larry & Carol Landis • Stephen & Stacey Mattingly • Seth Maxwell • Charlie Morgan & Kelly Smith • Gregory Paul • N. Clay & Amy Robbins • Stan & Misty Soderstrom • Andy & MaDonna Wolf • David & Melissa Wong

Director $1,000 Donors

Cameo Role $250 Donors

• Art to Remember

• Susan Alden

• Bill & Lisa Boncosky

• Ronald Becker

• Gadi & Michele Boukai

• Peggy Boehm

• Jodi Burtner

• Donald & Dolly Craft

• Jeff & Ellen Butz

• Sharon Donnelly

• Michael & Catherine Coscia

• Esther Fogle

• Chris McElwee & Christina Hale

• Eva Gleixner

• Alan & Anne Kimbell

• Don Katz & Lynda Goeke

• Jonathan & Lisa LeCrone

• Robert H. Kipper

• Michael & Janie Maurer

• Scott & Amy Kosnoff

• John Mutz

• Edwin Locke

• Andrew Najem

• Matt & Jen Maher

• Judith Roudebush

• Matt & Heather McLaughlin

• Armen & Marie-Claude Shanafelt

• Melinda Moore • Keith Parish

Screenwriter $500 Donors

• Larry & Rhonda Peffer • Lisa Ripley

• Anderson Amish Cabinets

• Phil & Susan Salsbery

• Bihl Beckstedt & Terry Bowdell

• Wayne & Susan Schmidt

• Daniel & Mary Brady

• William Tellman

• Mollianne Cameron

• Glenn & Cheryl Troyer

• William & Moira Carlstedt

• Beverly Watkins

• Michael & Irene Curry

• Susan Weber

• Peggy Ford

• Carol Weiss

• Patricia Gibbs

• Stephen Wintermeyer & Ginat Mirowski

• William Kirkman

• Vanita Yadav

• Paul Mathias

• Jeffrey & Jill Zaniker

• Tina Morris • Joe & LeeAnn Muldoon • Larry & Julie Sommers Neuman • Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski, PC • Donna Oklak • Amy Pauszek • Valeria Phillips • Jim Ratliff • Greg Retter • Jeff & Sandi Roberts • Kenneth & Kathleen Seitz • Emily West

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Thank you

Key Festival Supporters Heartland International Film Festival operations are made possible in part through the gracious support of our sponsors, partners and the key contributors listed below. Beyond these supporters, Heartland Film would like to thank every organization and individual who has made a donation over the past year. Every gift makes a difference and we would not be celebrating our 27th Festival without your support. Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Allisonville Elementary Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter Amy Pauszek Arthur Jordan Foundation Arts Council of Indianapolis Ash & Elm Cider Company Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Bohlsen Group Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Cohen Family Foundation Consulado de México en Indianápolis Daniel’s Vineyard

Efroymson Family Fund

JCC Indianapolis

Salesforce Foundation

Eiteljorg Museum

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

Sam’s Club

Eli Lilly & Company

Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank

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

Film Indiana Franklin Heritage & The Historic Artcraft Theatre

National Christian Fund

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

National Endowment for the Arts Newfields

Girls, Inc.

Nicki’s Network

Indiana Arts Commission

NUVO

Indiana Filmmakers Network

Patty Spitler

Indianapolis International Airport Indy Film Fest Indy Pride, Inc.

The Ackerman Foundation The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation The Glick Charitable Fund, A CICF Fund The Penrod Society The Samerian Foundation The Stewart Foundation The Windsor Group The Woodard Van Riper Family Foundation

PNC Bank

USC School of Cinematic Arts

Planned Parenthood

WFYI

REACH Magazine

WISH TV

Rock Island Refining Foundation

Filmmaker Bag Donors Allisonville Elementary School; Applebee’s; Arthur C. Newby Elementary School; Bravo! Cucina Italiana; Buffalo Wild Wings; Castleton Square Mall/Simon; Community Health; Costco South Indy; Dan The Mortgage Man Nicholas, Ruoff Home Mortgage; Designer Outlet; Fazoli’s; Garfield Comics; GOBsmacked! Pub; Halo Branded Solutions; Heartland Film; HotBox Pizza; Indiana Pacers & Fever; Indianapolis Colts; Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Kim White Photography; Kite Realty; Longhorn Steakhouse; Market Square Popcorn; Mayor Joseph H. Hogsett, City of Indianapolis; McAlister’s; Nestlé; Office Depot; On the Border; Outback Steakhouse; Ron & Linda Snow; Squealer’s BBQ; Steve & Dawn Sandoe Henshaw; Target (Carmel West); Target (Glendale); Target (Nora); Target (Southport); Target 135 (Greenwood); The Lonnemann Team with FC Tucker Company; Visit Indy; Vistar of Kentucky; Walmart (Beech Grove); Walmart (Southport); Walmart 135 (Greenwood); Walmart Emerson Ave. (Greenwood)

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Support Heartland Film

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

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

Ways to Donate Ticket sales account for less than 20 percent of Heartland Film’s year-round operating budget. Your tax-deductible donations sustain the operations and ongoing mission of Heartland Film. • Donate at the box office, or make a secure web donation at heartlandfilm.org/donate • Call the Heartland Film office at 317.464.9405 • Send a check to the Heartland Film office: 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Estate planning and stock gifts are welcome. Please call us at 317.464.9405 to discuss these options.

Become a Volunteer Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the Festival, including the planning of events, working at theaters and providing hospitality for filmmakers and guests. Volunteers also provide valuable assistance in our year-round programming, marketing and fundraising efforts. With only 12 staff members, Heartland would not be where it is today without the hard work and determination of its volunteer family. To become a Heartland Film volunteer today, sign up at heartlandfilm.org.

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Support Heartland Film

HEARTLAND FILM Free admission to Announcement Parties

Advance opportunities to purchase event & screening tickets

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

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(2) Tickets to GLOW: The Awards Party (HIFF)

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(HIFF and Indy Shorts)

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Become a member today heartlandfilm.org/membership Heartland Film is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your membership and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Heartland International Film Festival Programming Say Hello to Heartland Film’s Director of Film Programming, Greg Sorvig For 27 years, the Heartland Film audiences have loved the films that make the film festival so popular. This past year, overall Audience Choice rating numbers were the highest they have ever been and things like that don’t happen by accident. Film committees and jury members who all work in a volunteer capacity play a part of selecting popular films. However, we were able to secure an interview with the man in charge who gets the final credit for the film lineup each year. Say hello to Greg Sorvig, Director of Film Programming. HIFF: Greg, you’ve set a rather high standard of securing not only excellent films for Heartland International Film Festival, but also very popular films. Do you have a magic formula for doing that each year? Greg: First and foremost, my goal is to create a strong and diverse film lineup where there is something for everyone, but not necessarily where everything is for everyone (the fallacy of film festivals!). When someone goes to a multiplex to see a movie, they don’t walk in thinking that everything’s for them, and it’s no different for a film festival. People—including myself—have their own preference for genre, subject, style, and subtlety, among other factors, and the magic formula lies in representing those preferences and variety without sacrificing quality. Regardless of how different the types of films may be or the preferences of the viewer, Heartland International Film Festival attendees ultimately know that every title programmed is a high quality, storycentric film that has the ability to make some type of impact. I’m thrilled that audience members have continued to connect with films from such a wide

variety of countries, genres, and themes in recent years. I may be a young gun in my mid-30s, but my success lies in programming movies through a wide and collaborative lens as opposed to being the stereotypical movie-programming lone wolf who watches movies alone in their basement (another festival fallacy!). I will ultimately make the final call when a film has risen toward the top of our extensive screening committee process, but those decisions are made deliberately with the help of the reviews and recommendations of our screening volunteers, interns, and staff members. Quality, variety, and story are paramount. Additionally, Heartland Film as a wider organization has a unique relationship with studios and distributors through the Truly Moving Picture Award (TMPA) industry honor. Beyond programming Heartland International Film Festival and Indy Shorts, I direct this TMPA program, which is a yearround juried process that honors films from major to mini-major studios and distribution platforms. Based on our TMPA relationship with studios, distributors, and regional firms, we are fortunate to bring some of the best major and art house titles to the Festival. Not only do we partner with major established studios like Warner Bros., Universal, Walt Disney Pictures, and Fox, but we also work with fantastic mini-majors like A24 and Bleecker Street in recent years. HIFF: We are also aware that Heartland International Film Festival has received accolades for giving the most value for filmmakers who are submitting their films. Explain to our readers what that means and why this is important to filmmakers. Greg: Since 2016, Heartland International Film Festival has been annually ranked a “Top 50 Film Festival Worth the Entry Fee” by top industry publication MovieMaker magazine. Editors send a detailed questionnaire asking about every aspect of a prospective festival, ultimately scoring each answer to determine which of the thousands of film fests around the world offer top value—both monetary and

intangible—for its past and prospective filmmakers. Between our cash prizes, quality of programming, Hoosier hospitality, special guests, Academy Award® qualification, and dozens of other factors, we continue to earn a coveted spot on this list. MovieMaker then publishes the list in print and online, and top film submission platform FilmFreeway showcases a curated section where filmmakers can easily find more information about each festival and submit their projects. HIFF: The popularity of a film can be very subjective, but can you give us some insight as to what you look for when selecting a film? Tell us about the type of direction you give your film committee members. Is it a personal style? A technical creation? Or are you just looking for something that will sell tickets? Greg: Picking movies is like panning for gold, and I’m the head Heartland prospector who ultimately determines which of the nuggets are fools gold and which ones are the real deal. Initial screening committee members have an extensive grading score sheet that covers all major technical elements of a film (story, editing, acting/depiction of characters, visual, sound, directing, and creativity), festival fit, and a comments section. We have a wide variety of committee members and each brings a unique perspective when it comes to preference and scoring. We direct committee members to look for a solid mix of story and technical quality. From there, based on a film’s numerical score and comments, the film will either end its period of contention or rise up to the next level. Those films moving on will be viewed by a trusted second tier of screeners, interns, or other staff members before making it to my desk. Beyond this process, I also attend other industry events and other festivals, and I will personally invite projects to formally submit for consideration. Every movie is initially viewed as a singular entity, meaning it’s considered on its own merits before we even consider making cuts based on variety and genre to round out a program. Credibility and authenticity are the top factors I consider when viewing a film. Does the film build a credible world?


Are the characters and other major elements believable? Does anything pull me out of the experience and, if so, was it intentional? Ultimately, I look for a film that took me on an introspective journey that I could see impacting a key set of attendees. If a film hits all the beats and happens to feature a big name that’s only a bonus; content is king at the Heartland International Film Festival. HIFF: Your film festival ranks very high with prize money. Most film festivals have none. You have several categories with great cash awards. Tell us a little about the prize money. Filmmakers must love you. Greg: I wish I could take credit and say the prize money came from my personal checkbook! We are fortunate to have some amazing funders and endowments that have ensured big cash prizes over the years. Since 1992, our Festival has given more than $3.2 million to independent filmmakers, more than any film festival in North America. This year’s top prizes are $25,000 each for top feature narrative and documentary, part of a total $82,500 plus in cash awards. Indianapolis is a fantastic place, but it is not a major player in the film industry. By attracting top filmmaking talent from around the world to Indy with major cash prizes and Hoosier hospitality, we have become a megaphone for independent film in the city, state, and beyond. Two past grand prize winners used their prize money toward their next projects and premiered those feature films at the Festival de Cannes. We really are attracting top filmmakers and impacting the course of young careers. Once we get filmmakers to Indy they fall

in love and tell everyone they know to submit to Heartland! HIFF: We noticed this year that you have only a few short programs which appear to be winners from your new Indy Shorts International Film Festival last July, 2018. Based on the large selection of fabulous short films in the Indy Shorts program, may we assume that short films are getting more popular? Was this another one of your film programming expansion plans? Greg: Short films are quite inexpensive to make compared to features and take much less time to produce. Shorts are proof that filmmakers have what it takes to make the leap to the next level, and film festivals are the premiere exhibition method to showcase and grow this talent. There are thousands of film festivals in the world, but only dozens dedicated solely to short films (40 minutes or less), and we wanted to be on the forefront of the trend by expanding the strong Heartland International Film Festival brand to an all-new, all-shorts event. Plus, based on our research of other shorts fests, the demographics sway much younger and we can really branch out and try new and exciting things! Since 2012, the Heartland International Film Festival has been an Academy Award®-qualifying festival in the Live Action Short Subject category (there are three qualifying categories: Live Action, Documentary, and Animation), meaning the winner of our Best Narrative Short category could qualify automatically for the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run. Our submissions

have skyrocketed since that point, and it was only natural to expand to a new event. Just this March, Indy Shorts was also named an Academy Award® qualifier in the Documentary Short Subject category, meaning Heartland now qualifies in two out of three categories. The eventual goal will be to qualify across all three, but we are absolutely thrilled to be one of just 46 qualifying festivals, and one of just a handful that qualifies across multiple categories. Each of the past four years, a short film programmed by Heartland went on to win the Live Action Short Subject Academy Award! HIFF: One last question. You have to see a lot of films all the time. Do you have any all-time film favorites? Greg: The late, great Roger Ebert watched thousands of movies over the span of his career as a film critic. When asked a similar question, he mentioned that “I have forgotten most of those films, I hope, but I remember those worth remembering, and they are all on the same shelf in my mind.” My phantom shelf constantly shuffles depending on mood, location, place of mind, and other factors. My favorites are those that have stuck with me over the years; movies that took me to a different mental plane, made me laugh alongside complete strangers, or flat out gave me goosebumps. Some of these films include: “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Ratatouille,” “Dumb & Dumber,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Kind Hearts and Coronets,” “Star Wars,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and “Sunset Boulevard.”


Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards Since 1989, Indianapolis native Richard Propes has traveled over 5,000 miles by wheelchair raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities worldwide in his nationally recognized effort known as the Tenderness Tour. A paraplegic/double amputee with spina bifida, Propes is in his 29th year of the acclaimed event while also being the founder and publisher of TheIndependentCritic.com and a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association. Propes has been the recipient of one of Indiana’s highest honors, The Sagamore of the Wabash along with numerous other honors including Prevent Child Abuse America’s highest recognition Donna J. Stone Award. What inspired you to become an activist? In 1989, I traveled around the roads of Indiana for 41 days and more than 1,000 miles in my wheelchair on what was the first “Tenderness Tour.” It was an act of desperation in many ways. I was at a point in my life where I had given up. I had given up on life. I had given up on people. I had given up on any idea that there was any true goodness in the world. I’ve often shared when I’m on the road speaking to groups of people that I started the Tenderness Tour in a place of darkness, but mile after mile and day after day became further convinced just how wrong I’d been. There’s nothing like experiencing life at 2-3 miles per hour to turn someone into an activist. Despite leaving Indianapolis with nothing more than $20 in my pocket and a backpack on my wheelchair, for 41 days and 1000 miles I found more goodness than I’d ever imagined possible. Once I’d experienced it, I had no choice but to spend the rest of my life trying to share that hope and goodness with others. How did the Tenderness Tour come to be? I had organized a couple of awareness/ fundraising events in Indianapolis prior to the first Tenderness Tour–a poetry reading and my first really big effort called the Compassion Street Arts Festival, a 24-hour arts festival that I held at what was then the Arlington Theater at 10th & Arlington. I recall the theater’s owner saying to me that if I could fully book the 24 hours, he’d donate the theater. At the time, I was rather naive and thought “No big deal.” It was a big deal, but I also accomplished it. It was a poorly attended event, because my ability to publicize wasn’t quite

as solid as my ability to organize, but those two events, especially the festival, convinced me I had some sort of special gift for community organizing. The first Tenderness Tour was really borne out of a combination of desperation and exhilaration. I had just turned 24 and my life was a mess. In the year prior to that first Tenderness Tour, I’d experienced the loss of my wife of less than one year and our newborn child; I lost both feet and pretty much lost everything financially including my home. I’d been trying for several years to deal with the aftereffects of childhood sexual abuse, but everything was sort of snowballing. I really feel like the first Tenderness Tour was that act of desperation that was either going to end in my own suicide or it was going to set me on the right path. Fortunately, it set me on the right path. This year, I’m in my 29th year of the Tenderness Tour having covered over 5,000 miles my wheelchair and raised well over a half million dollars, quite literally, 2-3 miles per hour and one mile at a time. Your life–from film criticism, work and community activism–has been rooted in social justice. What kind of impact do you hope this new award will have? I was pretty speechless when Heartland approached me about the Social Impact Award. I’ve always considered myself a sort of “under the radar” activist. If you were to have a category for “Best Local Activist” in some year-end “Best of” awards, I’m not sure I’d even get a mention alongside. I hope this award encourages filmmakers to keep fighting the good fight and to keep making films that matter. Activism

can be lonely work, because you inevitably offend someone when you rise up for a cause that you believe in. I hope that this award encourages other filmmakers to take those risks and to use their voices to create a better world whether they have a big budget film or a no budget work of wonder. I hope it says the same thing to producers and actors and other film industry professionals and even audiences. Any other information you would like the audience to know about the Social Impact Award? If there’s one thing that Heartland International Film Festival does well, is creating a community for filmmakers. It’s my hope that we’ll do this same thing with the Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award winners and finalists. I want Heartland audiences to embrace these films and promote these films and do everything in their power to build up these filmmakers. If we want to create a world where Heartland films are embraced year-round, then we have to realize that our commitment to these films and filmmakers doesn’t end when the lights dim and the Festival closes. That’s when our work really begins. That’s activism. Long an advocate for weaving together arts and activism, Propes is the author of “The Hallelujah Life” and in 2017 produced his first short film, writer/ director April O’Donnell’s “Edmund Evans is a Rapist” about one woman’s attempts to seek justice after an oncampus sexual assault. He also has produced the benefit CD “Give a Girl a Chance” featuring several Indiana artists and has produced an IndyFringe show and is executive producer of “Straight Outta Cowan,” a soon to be released comedy DVD featuring Indy comic Rick Garrett.


Easterseals disability film challenge Southern California and work with an organization that has supported the disability community for a century.

Nic Novicki is an actor, comedian and producer. He is the founder and director of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge and serves as an active Board Member for Easterseals Southern California. How did you get involved with Easterseals? I started the Disability Film Challenge in 2013 to try and help more people with disabilities get involved in the entertainment industry. We were lucky to have an incredible response from both filmmakers and the industry, and the challenge has grown every year. Two years ago, I partnered with Easterseals Southern California and it was a perfect fit. Easterseals is the nation’s largest disability service provider and their mission is to “Change the way the world defines and views disability.” Film and TV is incredibly important in changing these perceptions. As we move into the sixth film challenge, we will also be celebrating Easterseals’ 100th Anniversary. I’m proud to serve as a board member for Easterseals

When did you decide to move forward with a film challenge? The film challenge was really a response to my own experiences as an actor and comedian. I’ve been fortunate to have roles in shows like “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos,” but many people with disabilities don’t have those opportunities. I’ve also been producing my own content for as long as I can remember, so I’ve been able to play the roles that I was never offered– the doctor, action hero or romantic lead. The goal of the film challenge is really to give people with disabilities the opportunity to take their career in their own hands and create longlasting relationships. What personal experiences inspired you to create the EDFC? I’ve been so fortunate to have been in more than 40 TV shows and movies, but a lot of that was through relationships I developed by creating my own content. About six years ago, I asked myself the question, “Why aren’t people with disabilities creating their own content?” This is an amazing platform to tell stories we aren’t seeing in mainstream media, while also preparing a new generation of inclusive content creators. We’ve seen so many teams featuring people with and without disabilities creating films

together, which is amazing to watch. We see these teams continuing to enter together every year and also create content together outside of the film challenge weekend. Have you seen an impact on the industry on behalf of your efforts? According to USC Annenberg, fewer characters with disabilities were depicted in speaking roles than the year before. This is an unfortunate statistic, and a lot of things still need to change. However, we’re optimistic because we have seen several of our participants further their careers because of the film challenge. People from this year’s challenge have been hired in recurring roles in major TV shows, been selected for major career development programs or have had their films enter and win film festivals around the world. I am really proud to see disability being a bigger part of the inclusion conversation in Hollywood, and I’m honored that we’re a part of that change. What are your short and long-term goals? In the short term, I hope we set a new record for the number of films submitted to the challenge this year. It would also be great to see some more success stories of our participants being hired in front of and behind the camera. Our long-term goal is, of course, to have representation onscreen accurately reflect the disability community in an authentic way.

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

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Festival Award Juries Selection Process Submitted films are initially viewed by two screening committees–one each for Narrative Features and Documentary Features. These committees are comprised of more than 40 volunteer screeners, each of whom has taken a critical examination and been hand-selected by Heartland Film staff. Screeners watch each submitted film in its entirety and complete a detailed online review. These reviews help Heartland Film’s programming staff determine the strongest submissions each year. The five films in each category that best match Heartland Film’s mission are sent on to one of four jury committees. Consisting of film professionals, academics and critics, these juries ultimately select the Grand Prize Winner in each category.

Programming Criteria Heartland believes film is a transformative art form because the artistic and technical quality draws a viewer in and allows him or her to fully experience the story the filmmakers are trying to tell. We select story-driven films that do more than entertain; films that impact the viewer in some meaningful way. Ultimately, we strive to promote positive change in people’s lives through the transformative power of film. The transformative power of a film is evidenced in the way its combination of image, sound and music engages, enthralls and entertains audiences. Transformative power is inherent in each film, and lies in elements such as the acting, directing and cinematography. A film with transformative power is creative, beautiful, original, artistic and truthful. A film with these technical and artistic elements, combined with an ability to impact its viewers and change their perspectives, is one that aligns with Heartland’s mission.

Satsuki Okawa – Narrative Features Born in Tokyo, Satsuki earned her BA from Nihon University College of Arts and went on to graduate with an MFA from Columbia University in New York. Upon her graduation from Columbia, she directed several short films including “Koyuki’s Wandering Football,” which was commissioned for the Japanese Professional Football League as their 20th anniversary project. It travelled around the festival circuit including Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Her most notable work is “Little Kyota Neon Hood” (short film, 2012), which went on to gain acclaim on the international film festival circuit. The film not only won numerous awards domestically, but internationally. In 2014, the sequel short film “Little Kyota Errand Hood” was released. In the same year, Satsuki was also selected to direct a short film for a project called Lexus Short Films. Her short, “Operation Barn Owl” premiered in NYC, LA and online, where it exceeded over one million views upon its release. She completed her first feature, “Little Kyota Neon Hood” (2017) which opened theatrically in Tokyo and rolled over to other cities. The film was also shown at international film festivals including USA and Ukraine. Patrick Schweiss – Narrative Features Patrick Schweiss is the Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival, a position he has held for the last 15 years. He has overseen the growth of the organization from a three-day festival to a nine-day celebration of independent film, which takes place at the end of February every year. Six years ago, Patrick oversaw the capital and building campaign to create the festival’s year-round art house theatre venue: The Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Now, the festival has a year-round presence with independent films twice a day, every day along with alternative content programming including the Met Live Opera, ballets from around the world, theatrical productions from the National Theatre of London, broadway and more; plus Shakespeare productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Globe Theatre, Stratford Festival and more. In addition, the venue presents simulcast events and small theatrical and musical live acts.

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Festival Award Juries Arturo Pérez Torres – Narrative Features Arturo Pérez Torres was born and raised in Mexico City, studied film at San Francisco State University and completed a Master’s degree in sociology at the University of Amsterdam. After working five years in advertising as an art director in Amsterdam and Austin, Arturo moved to Toronto where he directed his first documentary film in 2003. In 2009, two years after becoming a Canadian citizen, Arturo was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, making him the only Canadian to win the prestigious award that year. In 2010 he received an Honorable Mention by the Freedom to Create Organization, in 2011 he was inducted into the Mexican Hall of Creators and in 2015 he was awarded the Chalmers Fellowship. Arturo has directed five feature documentary films and has received 15 awards from national and international major festivals. His films have screened at the MoMA in New York City, on the National Geographic Channel, CBC and the Sundance Channel. “The Drawer Boy,” his first narrative film, premiered at Heartland International Film Festival where it won the Grand Prize Premiere. Since then, “The Drawer Boy” has won 10 awards in the international festival circuit.

Emily Wheeler – Narrative Features Emily Wheeler is a film critic based in Indianapolis. As the Writer’s Coordinator for Film Inquiry, she assists in maintaining a diverse group of international writers tasked with bringing their unique, passionate perspectives to film journalism. In addition to reviewing new releases, she also covers film festivals and provides resource guides for the outlet. Emily is a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association and is a co-host of Planet Smallywood for the Film Inquiry Podcast Network.

Aly Caviness – Documentary Features A lifelong film obsessive, Aly Caviness is an administrator/writer for the Midwest Film Journal. Through Lynch, her grandmother taught her how to spot “The Girl,” and through Frankenstein, her grandfather taught her how to love in spite of fear. She works in the Archives & Library at the Indiana Historical Society, where her favorite duty is combing through Hollywood auction catalogues for anything belonging to Hoosier-born stars that could be potential additions to Indiana Historical Society’s collections. Aly blames Jack Sparrow for her MA in Colonial Atlantic History, Guy Pearce for her marriage and Star Wars for her cat.

Andrew Cohn – Documentary Features Andrew Cohn is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and screenwriter who has directed material for Starz, ESPN Films, Netflix, PBS, Viceland, Apple Music and more. He most recently directed a six-part documentary series for Starz entitled “Warriors of Liberty City,” which was executively produced by Lebron James. His film, “Night School,” premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, was supported by a MacArthur Grant and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Cohn is also the director of the documentary “Kid Danny,” for ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series. His first film, “Medora,” premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and went on to win an Emmy for PBS’ Independent Lens series. Cohn’s newest feature, “Danny Brown: Live at The Majestic,” will be released through Apple Music later this year.

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Festival Award Juries Lou Harry – Documentary Features Lou Harry has written for more than 50 publications including The Sondheim Review, Variety, and TheatreWeek, picking up numerous awards along the way. The author or co-author of more than 35 books including “Creative Block,” “Kid Culture,” and “The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: a novel,” his produced plays include “Lighting” and “Jellyfish,” “Midwestern Hemisphere,” and an adaptation of the YA novel “We are Still Tornadoes.” A member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association, he’s also a board member of the American Theatre Critics Association, where he chairs its New Play Committee. His podcast, “Lou Harry Gets Real,” launched in August. Follow him @LouHarry and visit www.louharry.com Jane Julian – Documentary Features Jane began her career in the world of film festivals out of a need to bring more interesting movies to Durango, CO where the only theatre in town played “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” the entire first summer living there. A small group started a film society and after a few years launched the Durango Film Festival, which led to Jane’s work as a programming director for the Port Townsend Film Festival in 2009 through present. Jane’s programming style has been described as films that touch your heart and make you think. She works as an independent contractor for other festivals, mostly on documentary programming, including Seattle International Film Fest; Woods Hole Film Fest; Mountainfilm in Telluride; DoctoberBellingham, WA; and DocLands-Marin County, CA. She favors docs because no matter if the film is ultimately not “good enough” at least you can learn something. Just recently she added “producer” to her resume on a short documentary hopefully finishing up this fall. Craig Matthew Erpelding – Indiana Spotlight Competition Craig Erpelding is a Lecturer at Indiana University’s Media School and an award-winning Independent Filmmaker with projects screened at venues and festivals across four continents. Erpelding earned his MFA in Directing from DePaul University’s Digital Cinema Program in 2015, with prior educational experience at UCLA for Screenwriting and a B.A. of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University. While he has written and directed various short films and an independent television pilot, Erpelding has also worked for several network TV shows including FOX’s “Empire,” ABC’s “Mind Games,” and NBC’s “Crisis”, he currently sits on a committee for the Producer’s Guild of America, and was a journalist and editor for various filmmaking trade magazines. His work focuses on narrative cinema and episodic and serialized TV development and production with a focus on visual language, camera work and production techniques, as well as, post production. He most recently worked on the film “The Miseducation of Bindu” that filmed in Indianapolis this past summer. Amy Howell – Indiana Spotlight Competition Amy Howell is the Director of Film Indiana and the Director of Communications and Media Relations for the Indiana Office of Tourism and Development (IOTD). She spends her days promoting Indiana’s destinations and locations, whether it be to travel writers, consumers or filmmakers. Before joining state government, Amy spent more than 16 years in television news. She worked 11 years at WISH-TV in Indianapolis. She has earned four Emmys, an SPJ and an AP award, while organizing, planning and producing major events for the station, as the Executive Producer of Special Projects. Events for the station included: the Indy 500, Super Bowl, Mini-Marathon, Bicentennial Project and the United Way Simulcast. Amy was also on the Board of Governors and Vice President of NATAS Lower Great Lakes. She frequently is an Emmy judge and in 2018 was the co-chair for the Emmy Awards Gala in Indianapolis.

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Festival Award Juries Jack Lugar – Indiana Spotlight Competition Jack Lugar worked for over a decade in Los Angeles as a television writer and producer. His writing credits include the Warner Bros./FOX sitcom “Wanda At Large” and several projects for comedian Louie Anderson’s company, Louzell Productions. In addition, he is the author of the non-fiction books, “The Starving Artist’s Diet,” and “Hollywood Break-in: Launch your entertainment career” (co-written by his wife, Elisabeth Lugar). Most recently, Jack has created the children’s chapter book series, “Katz Pajamas,” about an extraordinary cat detective. Jack is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Arts at Anderson University (AU), teaching screenwriting, storytelling, and other media related courses. At AU he oversees Filmmakers Camp for high schoolers, launched The Black Bird Film Festival, and created the storytelling event called Quoth the Raven. As a writer, he holds the distinction of being selected for the Warner Bros. Comedy Workshop and has also received recognition from the Disney/ABC Writer’s Program, Slamdance, Scriptapalooza, and The Page Awards. Jack has a B.A. from Taylor University, an M.A. from Regent University, and a J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Evan Dossey – Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards – Narrative Features Evan Dossey has been writing film criticism for the Indianapolis area for the better part of the decade. Last year he and several other local critics launched the Midwest Film Journal, which offers spoiler-free reviews, commentaries, and group writing projects. He is also a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association and a past contributor to The Film Yap. He also reviews Oreos. Barbara Ann O’Leary – Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards – Narrative Features Barbara Ann O’Leary is an activist, filmmaker, and catalyst for transformation. Her love of film inspired her to launch the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party initiative in 2015 to encourage discovery and celebration of work by women directors. She created and curates a list of women who have directed film, which currently includes information for over 12,400 directors. A graduate of Indiana University in Theater and Drama, she later served as IU Cinema’s founding social media and web specialist, and she was the founding editor of A Place for Film, IU Cinema’s blog. She has served on juries for Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts, Bluestocking Film Series, Indy Film Fest, International KidNFilm Festival and Women’s Voices Now. She is currently entering her fourth season as a member of Ann Arbor Film Festival’s screening committee. Her online activism in support of women’s empowerment and authentic creative expression extends back to the 1990s when she founded Virtual Sisterhood, a global network of women strategizing feminist uses of emerging online technologies. This work followed her groundbreaking implementation of online communication strategies for the UN NGO Women’s Caucus led by Women’s Environment and Development Organization. Andie Redwine – Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards – Narrative Features A native Hoosier who is mostly Italian, Andie Redwine most enjoys telling stories. She wrote and produced the award-winning “Paradise Recovered,” a film that enjoyed a 16-month film festival tour that culminated in a distribution agreement with Monarch Home Entertainment. Andie created By The Glass Productions to tell her stories, which has helped raise over $44 million for nonprofits, government entities, and startup firms. She is currently in development on a narrative feature film and in production on a piece for public broadcasting.

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Festival Award Juries AJ Murray – Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards – Documentary Features Ajani “AJ” Murray is a professional disabled actor represented by KMR Talent in North Hollywood, CA. His breakout feature documentary film, “Becoming Bulletproof,” opened several doors for this aspiring actor who has since played roles in several films including, “Bardo Blues” (2015), “Take a Look at This Heart” (2018) and “The Homecoming” (post-production). His break-out television debut role on “Drunk History” (Comedy Central) has brought notoriety to his passion as an advocate in the disability community. The groundbreaking ABC show “Speechless” allowed him to be a part of a sitcom about a family with a son who happens to have the same disorder as AJ, cerebral palsy. Ajani enjoys all aspects of filmmaking from being a story consultant on the film “Dealt” (2017) to a current script consultant on the film “My Hilarious Life” (2020). He’s programmed the Martha’s Film Festival (2015), Wandering Reel Film Festival (2015), and was a juror and presenter for Miami Film Festival (2017 & 2018). He holds the position of Spokesperson for the Inspire Film Festival in The Woodlands, Texas, for which he interviews filmmakers, actors, and subjects. He has several years of public speaking under his belt and has recently partnered with his mother Cynthia McFadden, traveling across the country speaking to diverse audiences as the duo I Push U Talk. Matt Mutchmore – Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards – Documentary Features Matthew Mutchmore took the reigns as Chairman of the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival in 2017, and has served as its Art Director for the last 15 years. An award-winning graphic designer, Matthew has worked with local and national clients for over 25 years. On a freelance basis, he has provided artwork for independent films, special events, and designs packaging for several LGBT film companies. A graduate of Herron School of Art and a lifelong Hoosier, Matthew currently resides in Irvington with his partner John, stacks of books and an evergrowing army of cats. Adrianne Slash – Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards – Documentary Features Adrianne Slash is a Diversity Consultant in the healthcare industry and previously served as the Program Director for Leadership Indianapolis. She currently is a Forefront columnist in the Indianapolis Business Journal. She has had volunteer leadership involvement with various nonprofit organizations including the Indianapolis Urban League, Jewish Community Center, Women4Change Indiana and Visit Indy. Adrianne was a member of the 2017 IBJ Forty under 40 class, a 2015 graduate of United Way’s Leadership United and an Indianapolis Foundation Fellow. She holds a B.S. degree from Hampton University in political science.

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How to pick movies The Heartland International Film Festival is a proud supporter of purposeful filmmaking, honoring a wide variety of cinema and awarding storytellers from all over the world. The films we select and exhibit – whether they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, or shift audiences’ perspectives on the world – all have one thing in common: they are films that do more than just entertain. They inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Picking movies in a festival setting can be daunting! Use this color-coded genre system to find films that best fit your mood as well as themes that you find the most interesting, or would love to explore further:

Action/Thriller

Current Events / History

Feel Good

Art & Music

Drama

LGBTQ+

Comedy

Family Friendly

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2018 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Award Categories Set to award $82,500 in cash prizes, the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival will announce all of its winners at the special GLOW: Awards Party event on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Newfields. The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award ($5,000 total award) The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award will honor a single winner, selected from the Festival’s feature-length narrative and documentary titles. The winning film will best embody the ongoing legacy of actor and national hero Jimmy Stewart and will demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit through determination and the defiance of odds, humble vulnerability, and courage in the face of adversity. Made possible by a partnership with The Stewart Family. Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards ($2,500 awards)

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One Narrative Feature and one Documentary Feature that showcase stories centered on the fight for equality, justice or feature stories/subjects that have made an impact on society will be eligible for Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award consideration.

Films with Hoosier ties, shot in Indiana or directed/ produced by Hoosiers are eligible for the Indiana Spotlight award. See the 2018 lineup on page 149.

Best Foreign Language Contender ($5,000 total award) One film from the Foreign Language Contenders series will be awarded the Best Foreign Language Contender. The selected films were nominated by representatives from the various guilds, film organizations and memberships that make up the national industry of any specific country.

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Best Premiere Awards ($3,500 awards) One Narrative Feature and one Documentary Feature holding its U.S. or World Premiere will be eligible for Best Premiere Award consideration. Audience Choice Awards There will be one Audience Choice Award winner for the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature categories. Audience Choice Award voting will occur on all full days of screenings through Saturday, October 20. No voting will occur on Sunday, October 21.


2018 Heartland Int’l Film Festival Award Categories The Heartland International Film Festival features a cash prize of $1,000 for each narrative feature and documentary feature finalist who were not chosen for the $25,000 Grand Prize in their respective categories. These cash prizes inspire and assist filmmakers to push their craft, pay off debts, and pursue their next projects. Below are the films in competition for the Grand Prize Awards that will be determined at GLOW: Awards Party on Saturday, October 20. All 10 of these films are eligible for the Audience Choice Awards. Narrative Feature Finalists ($25,000 total award)

Documentary Feature Finalists ($25,000 total award)

1985............................................................... Page 88

Bathtubs Over Broadway................................. Page 89

Director: Yen Tan

Director: Dava Whisenant

The Elephant and the Butterfly.......................... Page 90

Howard.......................................................... Page 91

Director: AmĂŠlie van Elmbt

Director: Don Hahn

Nigerian Prince............................................... Page 92

On Her Shoulders............................................ Page 93

Director: Faraday Okoro

Director: Alexandria Bombach

Radium Girls................................................... Page 94

Satan & Adam................................................ Page 95

Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler

Director: Scott Balcerek

Thunder Road................................................. Page 96

Tre Maison Dasan........................................... Page 97

Director: Jim Cummings

Director: Denali Tiller

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Schedule of Screenings Friday, Oct. 12 AMC Castleton Square 14

(Cont.) Saturday, Oct. 13 AMC Castleton Square 14

TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am Strange Daughter...........................................................................141 10:15 am The Silence of Others....................................................................139 10:30 am Emanuel............................................................................................116 10:45 am GameChangers................................................................................120 12:30 pm The Rescue List...............................................................................135 12:45 pm The Drummer and the Keeper....................................................115 1:00 pm 93QUEEN........................................................................................106 1:15 pm Eva.....................................................................................................117 2:45 pm Hiroshima Carp Theater...............................................................122 3:15 pm Morine...............................................................................................129 3:45 pm Above the Drowning Sea..............................................................107 4:00 pm Thunder Road*.................................................................................96 5:15 pm A Thousand Miles Behind...........................................................107 6:00 pm Esmeralda’s Twilight......................................................................116 6:15 pm Fiddlin’..............................................................................................118 6:30 pm Saints Rest.......................................................................................137 7:45 pm Life with Dog...................................................................................125 8:00 pm Spare Room......................................................................................140 8:30 pm Beyond Skiing Everest..................................................................112 8:45 pm Mankiller..........................................................................................126

TIME FILM PAGE 12:45 pm Man Made........................................................................................126 1:30 pm Eternal Winter................................................................................117 2:30 pm Indivisible.........................................................................................123 3:00 pm Nathan’s Kingdom..........................................................................130 3:15 pm Back Roads.......................................................................................111 4:00 pm White Tide: The Legend of Culebra..........................................145 5:30 pm Seeing is Believing: Women Direct...........................................138 5:45 pm Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good...................................................133 6:00 pm Room for Rent.................................................................................136 6:15 pm Intelligent Lives..............................................................................124 7:30 pm Anthem of a Teenage Prophet.....................................................110 7:45 pm Wake..................................................................................................144 8:15 pm Emanuel............................................................................................116 8:30 pm The World Before Your Feet.......................................................146

Saturday, Oct. 13 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am Mountain Rest................................................................................129 10:15 am The Serengeti Rules.......................................................................139 10:30 am Letter from Masanjia.....................................................................124 12:15 pm Yasuni Man......................................................................................147 12:30 pm Farmer of the Year..........................................................................118 12:45 pm Esmeralda’s Twilight......................................................................116 2:45 pm Radium Girls*................................................................................... 94 3:00 pm The Bikes of Wrath........................................................................112 3:15 pm Satan & Adam*................................................................................. 95 5:15 pm Crime + Punishment.....................................................................114 5:30 pm Spare Room......................................................................................140 5:45 pm Antiquities........................................................................................110 7:45 pm The Rescue List...............................................................................135 8:00 pm 93QUEEN........................................................................................106 8:15 pm Freelancers Anonymous...............................................................119

Friday, Oct. 12 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am When Jeff Tried to Save the World...........................................145 10:15 am 6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.............................................................106 10:30 am Room for Rent.................................................................................136 12:15 pm Moving Stories................................................................................130 12:30 pm Radiogram........................................................................................134 12:45 pm Who Will Write Our History.....................................................146 2:30 pm White Tide: The Legend of Culebra..........................................145 2:45 pm Painless..............................................................................................131 3:15 pm Marisa in the Woods......................................................................127 4:45 pm Alone in the Game..........................................................................109 5:00 pm Time Well Spent.............................................................................142 5:30 pm Nosotros............................................................................................131 7:15 pm The Turn Out...................................................................................142 7:30 pm United Skates..................................................................................143 7:45 pm The School in the Cloud...............................................................138

Saturday, Oct. 13 Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm You Can Choose Your Family......................................................147 12:15 pm Maze...................................................................................................128 2:45 pm From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century...................................................................................151 3:00 pm The Elephant and the Butterfly*..................................................90 5:15 pm Silver Lake.......................................................................................140 5:30 pm The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution............................................121 7:30 pm River Runs Red...............................................................................136 7:45 pm Circles................................................................................................114

Friday, Oct. 12 Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 3:00 pm Back Roads.......................................................................................111 3:15 pm 1985*...................................................................................................88 5:45 pm Satan & Adam*................................................................................. 95 7:45 pm Turning Point..................................................................................143 8:00 pm Hesburgh..........................................................................................152

Sunday, Oct. 14 AMC Castleton Square 14

Saturday, Oct. 13 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream ���������������������������������127 10:15 am Easterseals Disability Film Challenge........................................62 10:30 am Alaska is a Drag...............................................................................108 11:00 am Live The Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys ��������������������125 12:15 pm Amy & Sophia.................................................................................109 12:30 pm In Reality..........................................................................................123

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TIME FILM PAGE 11:45 am Palace.................................................................................................153 12:00 pm Indy Shorts Winners 1..................................................................100 12:15 pm The School in the Cloud...............................................................138 12:30 pm The Drummer and the Keeper....................................................115 2:15 pm Maze...................................................................................................128 2:30 pm Bullitt County.................................................................................150 2:45 pm Indy Shorts Winners 2..................................................................102 3:00 pm The Rest I Make Up......................................................................135 4:30 pm Film School Africa.........................................................................119


Schedule of Screenings (Cont.) Sunday, Oct. 14 AMC Castleton Square 14

(Cont.) Monday, Oct. 15 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TIME FILM PAGE 4:45 pm Miss Arizona....................................................................................128 5:00 pm Indivisible.........................................................................................123 5:15 pm The Samuel Project........................................................................137 6:45 pm What They Had................................................................................46 7:00 pm Adios Amor / The Hello Girls............................................108/121 7:45 pm Moving Stories................................................................................130 8:00 pm hillbilly..............................................................................................122

TIME FILM PAGE 12:15 pm Man Made........................................................................................126 12:30 pm Go Penguins!...................................................................................120 2:15 pm Hiroshima Carp Theater...............................................................122 2:30 pm From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century...................................................................................151 2:45 pm Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii..........................................................................134 4:45 pm Morine...............................................................................................129 5:00 pm Tejano................................................................................................141 5:15 pm Maze...................................................................................................128 7:15 pm Circles................................................................................................114 7:30 pm Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good...................................................133 7:45 pm Back Roads.......................................................................................111

Sunday, Oct. 14 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm Bathtubs Over Broadway*............................................................89 12:15 pm Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii..........................................................................134 12:30 pm Eva.....................................................................................................117 2:30 pm Anthem of a Teenage Prophet.....................................................110 2:45 pm Wake..................................................................................................144 3:00 pm The Rescue List...............................................................................135 5:00 pm Nigerian Prince*...............................................................................92 5:15 pm Chi-Town..........................................................................................113 5:30 pm Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream ���������������������������������127 7:30 pm Alone in the Game..........................................................................109 7:45 pm Mountain Rest................................................................................129 8:00 pm Mankiller..........................................................................................126

Monday, Oct. 15 Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 2:00 pm Tre Maison Dasan*.......................................................................... 97 2:30 pm Thunder Road*.................................................................................96 4:30 pm Finding Hygge................................................................................150 4:45 pm Nathan’s Kingdom..........................................................................130 7:00 pm The Turn Out...................................................................................142 7:30 pm Burden of Genius............................................................................113

Tuesday, Oct. 16 AMC Castleton Square 14

Sunday, Oct. 14 Newfields

TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm The World Before Your Feet.......................................................146 12:15 pm Yasuni Man......................................................................................147 12:30 pm Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good...................................................133 12:45 pm When Jeff Tried to Save the World...........................................145 2:15 pm hillbilly..............................................................................................122 2:30 pm Miss Arizona....................................................................................128 2:45 pm Crime + Punishment.....................................................................114 3:00 pm The Serengeti Rules.......................................................................139 4:30 pm Chi-Town..........................................................................................113 5:00 pm Alaska is a Drag...............................................................................108 5:30 pm Live The Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys ��������������������125 5:45 pm Amy & Sophia.................................................................................109 7:00 pm River Runs Red...............................................................................136 7:15 pm Prospect.............................................................................................. 64 7:45 pm Indivisible.........................................................................................123 8:00 pm Letter from Masanjia.....................................................................124

TIME FILM PAGE 2:30 pm Life with Dog...................................................................................125 2:45 pm Freelancers Anonymous...............................................................119 5:00 pm Turning Point..................................................................................143 5:15 pm God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.....................................................152 7:30 pm On Her Shoulders*..........................................................................93 7:45 pm Howard*............................................................................................. 91

Monday, Oct. 15 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm You Can Choose Your Family......................................................147 12:15 pm Film School Africa.........................................................................119 12:30 pm Time Well Spent.............................................................................142 12:45 pm Fiddlin’..............................................................................................118 2:45 pm Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny.................111 3:00 pm Who Will Write Our History.....................................................146 3:15 pm River Runs Red...............................................................................136 3:30 pm Phantom Cowboys.........................................................................132 5:15 pm United Skates..................................................................................143 5:30 pm Marisa in the Woods......................................................................127 5:45 pm Silver Lake.......................................................................................140 6:00 pm My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream.............................................................................153 7:30 pm Monrovia, Indiana............................................................................63 7:45 pm Antiquities........................................................................................110 8:15 pm Radiogram........................................................................................134 8:30 pm The Silence of Others....................................................................139

Tuesday, Oct. 16 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm Point of No Return.........................................................................133 12:15 pm The Elephant and the Butterfly*..................................................90 12:30 pm Beyond Skiing Everest..................................................................112 2:30 pm The Silence of Others....................................................................139 2:45 pm Intelligent Lives..............................................................................124 3:00 pm Nosotros............................................................................................131 4:45 pm Dawnland.........................................................................................115 5:00 pm The Drummer and the Keeper....................................................115 5:15 pm Hesburgh..........................................................................................152 7:15 pm GameChangers................................................................................120 7:30 pm Indy Shorts Winners 1..................................................................100 7:45 pm Eternal Winter................................................................................117

Monday, Oct. 15 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm People’s Republic of Desire.........................................................132

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*Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category


Schedule of Screenings Tuesday, Oct. 16 Newfields

Thursday, Oct. 18 AMC Castleton Square 14

TIME FILM PAGE 3:00 pm Weed the People.............................................................................144 3:15 pm 1985*...................................................................................................88 5:15 pm My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream.............................................................................153 5:30 pm Go Penguins!...................................................................................120 7:30 pm Turning Point..................................................................................143 7:45 pm Nigerian Prince*...............................................................................92

TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm Mankiller..........................................................................................126 12:15 pm Finding Hygge................................................................................150 12:30 pm Phantom Cowboys.........................................................................132 12:45 pm 6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.............................................................106 2:30 pm United Skates..................................................................................143 2:45 pm Esmeralda’s Twilight......................................................................116 3:00 pm TBA 1 3:15 pm When Jeff Tried to Save the World...........................................145 4:45 pm Alone in the Game..........................................................................109 5:00 pm Farmer of the Year..........................................................................118 5:30 pm Weed the People.............................................................................144 5:45 pm Saints Rest.......................................................................................137 7:30 pm Painless..............................................................................................131 7:45 pm Tre Maison Dasan*.......................................................................... 97 8:00 pm Miss Arizona....................................................................................128 8:15 pm Seeing is Believing: Women Direct...........................................138

Wednesday, Oct. 17 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm Nathan’s Kingdom..........................................................................130 12:15 pm Beyond Skiing Everest..................................................................112 12:30 pm Farmer of the Year..........................................................................118 12:45 pm Nosotros............................................................................................131 2:30 pm Dawnland.........................................................................................115 2:45 pm Strange Daughter...........................................................................141 3:15 pm The Serengeti Rules.......................................................................139 3:30 pm GameChangers................................................................................120 4:45 pm The Turn Out...................................................................................142 5:15 pm Go Penguins!...................................................................................120 5:30 pm In Reality..........................................................................................123 5:45 pm Circles................................................................................................114 7:00 pm Silver Lake.......................................................................................140 7:30 pm Little Woods......................................................................................63 7:45 pm Tejano................................................................................................141 8:00 pm The Bikes of Wrath........................................................................112

Thursday, Oct. 18 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm Who Will Write Our History.....................................................146 12:15 pm Indivisible.........................................................................................123 12:30 pm Point of No Return.........................................................................133 2:30 pm The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution............................................121 3:00 pm Live The Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys ��������������������125 3:15 pm You Can Choose Your Family......................................................147 4:30 pm Alaska is a Drag...............................................................................108 5:15 pm Man Made........................................................................................126 5:45 pm Strange Daughter...........................................................................141 7:00 pm Film School Africa.........................................................................119 7:30 pm Fiddlin’..............................................................................................118 8:15 pm The Samuel Project........................................................................137

Wednesday, Oct. 17 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TIME FILM PAGE 12:00 pm Above the Drowning Sea..............................................................107 12:15 pm God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.....................................................152 12:30 pm Howard*............................................................................................. 91 2:30 pm The School in the Cloud...............................................................138 2:45 pm A Thousand Miles Behind...........................................................107 3:00 pm Painless..............................................................................................131 4:45 pm Freelancers Anonymous...............................................................119 5:00 pm Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream ���������������������������������127 5:15 pm Moving Stories................................................................................130 7:00 pm Adios Amor / The Hello Girls............................................108/121 7:30 pm Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny.................111 7:45 pm 93QUEEN........................................................................................106

Thursday, Oct. 18 Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 2:30 pm A Thousand Miles Behind...........................................................107 3:00 pm Mountain Rest................................................................................129 4:45 pm Bathtubs Over Broadway*............................................................89 5:15 pm On Her Shoulders*..........................................................................93 7:00 pm Eva.....................................................................................................117 7:30 pm Indy Shorts Winners 2..................................................................102

Wednesday, Oct. 17 Newfields

Friday, Oct. 19 AMC Castleton Square 14

TIME FILM PAGE 3:00 pm Intelligent Lives..............................................................................124 3:15 pm Radium Girls*................................................................................... 94 5:15 pm Wake..................................................................................................144 5:45 pm Palace.................................................................................................153 7:45 pm Bullitt County.................................................................................150 8:00 pm When Jeff Tried to Save the World...........................................145

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TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am Marisa in the Woods......................................................................127 10:15 am Letter from Masanjia.....................................................................124 10:30 am People’s Republic of Desire.........................................................132 10:45 am Burden of Genius............................................................................113 12:15 pm Eternal Winter................................................................................117 12:30 pm The Rest I Make Up......................................................................135 1:00 pm Crime + Punishment.....................................................................114 1:15 pm Tejano................................................................................................141 2:45 pm My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream.............................................................................153


Schedule of Screenings (Cont.) Friday, Oct. 19 AMC Castleton Square 14

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

TIME FILM PAGE 3:00 pm Freelancers Anonymous...............................................................119 3:30 pm What Haunts Us.............................................................................. 64 3:45 pm Hesburgh..........................................................................................152 5:15 pm The Elephant and the Butterfly*..................................................90 5:30 pm Tre Maison Dasan*.......................................................................... 97 5:45 pm Radium Girls*................................................................................... 94 6:15 pm Satan & Adam*................................................................................. 95 7:30 pm Bathtubs Over Broadway*............................................................89 8:00 pm Nigerian Prince*...............................................................................92 8:15 pm Howard*............................................................................................. 91 8:30 pm 1985*...................................................................................................88

TIME FILM PAGE 3:30 pm Palace.................................................................................................153 5:15 pm Hiroshima Carp Theater...............................................................122 5:30 pm The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution............................................121 5:45 pm Point of No Return.........................................................................133 6:00 pm Anthem of a Teenage Prophet.....................................................110 7:30 pm TBA 4 7:45 pm Weed the People.............................................................................144 8:15 pm You Can Choose Your Family......................................................147 8:30 pm Life with Dog...................................................................................125

Friday, Oct. 19 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am The Rest I Make Up......................................................................135 10:15 am Burden of Genius............................................................................113 10:30 am Chi-Town..........................................................................................113 12:15 pm Tre Maison Dasan*.......................................................................... 97 12:30 pm 1985*...................................................................................................88 12:45 pm Satan & Adam*................................................................................. 95 2:30 pm Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny.................111 2:45 pm River Runs Red...............................................................................136 3:00 pm The Samuel Project........................................................................137 5:00 pm Finding Hygge................................................................................150 5:15 pm Dawnland.........................................................................................115 5:30 pm Radiogram........................................................................................134 7:15 pm People’s Republic of Desire.........................................................132 7:30 pm Amy & Sophia.................................................................................109 8:00 pm TBA 5

Saturday, Oct. 20 AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am Morine...............................................................................................129 10:15 am 6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.............................................................106 10:30 am Saints Rest.......................................................................................137 12:30 pm Above the Drowning Sea..............................................................107 12:45 pm God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.....................................................152 1:00 pm TBA 6 2:45 pm hillbilly..............................................................................................122 3:00 pm Indy Shorts Winners 2..................................................................102 3:15 pm Time Well Spent.............................................................................142 5:00 pm In Reality..........................................................................................123 5:15 pm Bullitt County.................................................................................150 5:30 pm Seeing is Believing: Women Direct...........................................138 7:30 pm The World Before Your Feet.......................................................146 7:45 pm On Her Shoulders*..........................................................................93 8:00 pm Thunder Road*.................................................................................96

Saturday, Oct. 20 Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 12:15 pm Adios Amor / The Hello Girls............................................108/121 12:30 pm The Bikes of Wrath........................................................................112 3:00 pm Indy Shorts Winners 2..................................................................102 3:15 pm Emanuel............................................................................................116 5:15 pm Indy Shorts Winners 1..................................................................100 5:30 pm Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good...................................................133 7:15 pm Room for Rent.................................................................................136 7:30 pm White Tide: The Legend of Culebra..........................................145

Friday, Oct. 19 Newfields TIME FILM PAGE 3:00 pm Spare Room......................................................................................140 3:15 pm TBA 3 5:15 pm Indy Shorts Winners 1..................................................................100 5:45 pm Miss Arizona....................................................................................128 7:45 pm Antiquities........................................................................................110 8:00 pm Farmer of the Year..........................................................................118

Sunday, Oct. 21 AMC Castleton Square 14

Saturday, Oct. 20 AMC Castleton Square 14 TIME FILM PAGE 10:00 am Howard*............................................................................................. 91 10:15 am From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century...................................................................................151 10:30 am On Her Shoulders*..........................................................................93 10:45 am The Elephant and the Butterfly*..................................................90 12:15 pm Radium Girls*................................................................................... 94 12:30 pm Nigerian Prince*...............................................................................92 1:00 pm Bathtubs Over Broadway*............................................................89 1:15 pm Thunder Road*.................................................................................96 2:45 pm Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii..........................................................................134 3:00 pm Phantom Cowboys.........................................................................132 3:15 pm Yasuni Man......................................................................................147

TIME FILM PAGE 1:00 pm Bathtubs Over Broadway*............................................................89 1:15 pm Thunder Road*.................................................................................96 1:30 pm Howard*............................................................................................. 91 1:45 pm 1985*...................................................................................................88 2:00 pm Tre Maison Dasan*.......................................................................... 97 3:15 pm Radium Girls*................................................................................... 94 3:30 pm Nigerian Prince*...............................................................................92 3:45 pm Satan & Adam*................................................................................. 95 4:00 pm On Her Shoulders*..........................................................................93 4:15 pm The Elephant and the Butterfly*..................................................90 7:00 pm Care to Laugh....................................................................................48 *Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category

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

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Special Events Opening Night Screening & Party

Thursday, Oct. 11 / 7 pm

Mr. SOUL!

Newfields

Directors: Melissa Haizlip, Sam Pollard Writer: Melissa Haizlip Producer: Melissa Haizlip Executive Producer: Blair Underwood Cast: Blair Underwood, Harry Belafonte, Questlove, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez

Opening Night Party: To follow screening in the Deer Zink Pavilion at Newfields Live Music: Jennie Devoe Tickets: Screening & Party: $50/ $42 members

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From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate. Director Melissa Haizlip, Associate Producer Doug Blush and special guests scheduled to attend. Kick off the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival with fellow film lovers and filmmakers at a special event screening and an after-party featuring live music by Jennie Devoe, food from Kahn's Catering and dancing!

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Special Events Glow: Awards party

GLOW: Awards Party is not your typical awards show. The night will shine a light on our top Festival award winners with a retro party featuring live entertainment by Mixtape, food, drinks, arcade games and so much more! Come dressed in your boldest colors to be a part of GLOW: Awards Party at the Deer Zink Pavilion at Newfields.

Saturday, Oct. 20 / 7 pm

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

Live Music: Mixtape

Deer Zink Pavilion Newfields Dress Code: Party/Bold Colors

» $25,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature

Tickets: $45 / $38 members

» $25,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature

$500 VIP tables available

» $5,000 Prize for the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award » $5,000 Prize for the Best Foreign Language Contender » $3,500 Prize for Best U.S./World Premieres, Narrative Feature » $3,500 Prize for Best U.S./World Premieres, Documentary Feature » $2,500 Prize for Best Indiana Spotlight Film » $2,500 Prize for Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award, Narrative Feature » $2,500 Prize for Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award, Documentary Feature

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Special Events SPOTLIGHT Screening

Sunday, Oct. 14 / 6:45 pm AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Screening: $12/ $10 members

Director Elizabeth Chomko scheduled to attend.

What They Had NARRATIVE FEATURE / 101 MINUTES / USA / 2018 / BLEECKER STREET Director/Writer: Elizabeth Chomko Producers: Albert Berger, Sefton Fincham, Bill Holderman, Tyler Jackson, Keith Kjarval, Alex Saks, Ron Yerxa Cast: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Taissa Farmiga, with Josh Lucas and Blythe Danner From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, “What They Had” centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

Rated R for language and mature themes

Centerpiece Screening

Wednesday, Oct. 17 / 8 pm Newfields Tickets: Screening: $12/ $10 members Actor Jon Heder and Director Kendall Goldberg scheduled to attend.

When Jeff Tried to Save the World NARRATIVE FEATURE / 93 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Kendall Goldberg / Writers: Kendall Goldberg, Rachel Borgo Producers: Shane Simmons, Kendall Goldberg, Jimmy Seargeant Executive Producers: Cary Goldberg, Lisa Grant, Chicago Media Angels, Abby Pucker, Kristian Pentti, Martin Rodahl, Scott Carmel Cast: Jon Heder, Anna Konkle, Maya Erskine, Steve Berg, Jim O’Heir When the manager of an old-school bowling alley discovers the owner’s plans to sell, saving Winky’s World means pulling himself out of the gutter, too.

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Special Events Filmmakers’ Brunch

Sunday, Oct. 21 / 11 am The Montage 8580 Allison Pointe Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46250 Tickets: $35/$30 members

Discover the inspiration behind some of your favorite Heartland International 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 hear different perspectives on all aspects of the filmmaking process.

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Special Events Closing Night Screening & Party

Care to Laugh

Sunday, Oct. 21 / 7 pm

Director: Julie Getz Producers: Paige Smith Lee, Julie Meisner Eagle, Caitlin Rossmann, Brook Ellis, Karen Somers, Julia Rossi Executive Producers: Jeffrey Eagle, Tracy Sacks Featured Subject: Jesus Trejo

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Jesus’ world is flipped upside down when his mother, Adelaida, undergoes emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. Although most aspiring comedians build their careers on the road, Jesus juggles his responsibilities at home in Long Beach with open mics and auditions in the Los Angeles area, often driving more than two hours each way every day. As the pressure of his budding career mounts, the family receives more devastating news: Jesus’ father, Antonio, is diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.

Live Music: DJ Kyle Long

An only child, Jesus becomes his parents’ sole caregiver. Transforming adversity into comedy, he uses his life experience as material for his routine. He continues to reach for his dream while taking over his father’s landscaping business to keep the family afloat. When his set catches the eye of producers at “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Jesus may have scored the big break he’s been banking on. Comedian Jesus Trejo and Director Julie Getz scheduled to attend. Special performance by Jesus Trejo at the Closing Night Party.

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Closing Night Party: To follow screening at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion

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

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion These special screenings include access to the film screening at AMC Castleton Square 14 and access to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion for an after-party. After-parties include limited food. From Friday, Oct. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 21, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion will be free to the public daily from 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm when there is not a ticketed event. Feel free to stop in, grab a drink, and mingle with filmmakers!

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Volunteer/Sponsor/Donor Appreciation Party ��������������� FREE Breaking Boundaries Panel..................................................... FREE Filmmaking in Indiana Panel................................................. FREE "Phil’s Camino" After-Party................................................... FREE Meet Your ‘Makers Party........................................................ FREE “Anthem” and “Wake.” After-Parties.................................... FREE

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Film Festivals & Distribution in the U.S. Panel �������������� FREE Happy Hour Sponsored by Ash & Elm................................ FREE

Thursday, October 18 3:00 pm 9:00 pm

Friday, October 19 5:00 pm 8:30 pm

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Saturday, October 20 1:00 pm 6:30 pm

"My Friend Mickey" After-Party.......................................... FREE

Tuesday, October 16 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Social Impact Panel.................................................................. FREE Happy Hour Sponsored by Coppola Wines ����������������������� FREE

A Conversation with Don Hahn........................................... FREE Happy Hour Sponsored by Ash & Elm................................ FREE

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Monday, October 15 7:45 pm

“Silver Lake” After-Party........................................................ FREE

Happy Hour Sponsored by Coppola Wines ����������������������� FREE Trivia with Lou Harry.............................................................. FREE

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8:30 pm

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


U.S. & World Premieres Hiroshima Carp Theater NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 94 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2018 Director/Writer: Hideyuki Tokigawa Producers: Daiki Okumura, Naohiko Sakamoto Executive Producer: Akira Mizumoto Cast: Yoshimi Tokuzawa, Honoka Yahagi, Norito Yashima, Yumiko Matsumoto, Yuuki Ogoe FRIDAY, OCT. 12 - 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 122 for full film details

The day before the final closure of a historic movie theater in Hiroshima, a mysterious man appears. He tells a great tales of Hiroshima Carp the baseball team to help the movie theater survive.

Morine NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 115 MINUTES / LEBANON / 2018 Director/Writer/Producer: Tony Farjallah Executive Producer: Takla Chamoun Farjallah Cast: Carmen Bsaibes, Ghassan Massoud, Mounir Maasri, Hassan Farhat, Takla Chamoun

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 - 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

She would accept, fight, and do anything to win her right as a woman to live and serve in the house of God. Stubborn as she is, a 20-year-old revolutionary girl breaks the rules and endures all the consequences.

See page 129 for full film details

Esmeralda’s Twilight NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 90 MINUTES / MEXICO / 2018 Director/Writer: Ehécatl Garage Producer: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C. Cast: Concepción Márquez, Clementina J. Guadarrama, Baltimore Beltrán, Fermin Martínez, Pedro Hernández FRIDAY, OCT. 12 - 6:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 116 for full film details

With the death of her husband and the absence of her son, Esmeralda has lost her interest in life in the middle of a lonely town. But she regains hope when she gets a baby pig, Queenie, who gives her back the need to love and to take care of someone again.

The School in the Cloud DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 85 MINUTES / UK / USA / 2018 Director/Writer: Jerry Rothwell Producers: Al Morrow, Dan Demissie Executive Producers: Jonny Persey, Stewart Le Marechal, Ted Dintersmith, Lynda Weinman Featured Subjects: Sugata Mitra, Mridul. Krishanu, Priya, Nitish Mondal FRIDAY, OCT. 12 - 7:45 PM AMC Traders Point 12 See page 138 for full film details

What is the future of education in a networked world? Indian professor Sugata Mitra sets up an unmanned Internet kiosk in a remote Bengali village to pioneer the “School in the Cloud.” The film follows the children as they encounter the Internet for the first time. Will they be able to use it to transform their futures, or will it destroy the stability of their way of life?

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U.S. & World Premieres Spare Room NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 97 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Jenica Bergere / Writer: Laura Greenman Heine Producers: James Portolese, Laura Greenman Heine, Mary Vernieu, Jenica Bergere Cast: Skyler Samuels, Martin Sensmeier, Cole Sibus, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Cocquerel FRIDAY, OCT. 12 - 8:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

When a young widow caring for her brother with Down syndrome rents a room to a mysterious veteran, their attraction sparks unforeseen circumstances.

See page 140 for full film details

Beyond Skiing Everest DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 80 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Directors: Steve Bellamy, Mike Marolt / Writers: Steve Bellamy, Eric Mulker, Mike Marolt Producer: Steve Bellamy / Executive Producers: Kerry Harmanis, Jack Jacobs Featured Subjects: Steve Marolt, Mike Marolt, Jim Gile, John Callahan, Jon Gibons

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 - 8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 112 for full film details

“Beyond Skiing Everest” is the story of identical twin brothers Mike and Steve Marolt and life long friend Jim Gile taking ski mountaineering from their back yard peaks around Aspen, Colorado, and naturally progressing their sport to the greater ranges of the Himalayas and Andes over a 40-year period, and ultimately to being inducted the USA National Ski Hall of Fame.

Eternal Winter NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 110 MINUTES / HUNGARY / 2018 Director: Attila Szász / Producers: Tamás Lajos, Ábel Köves Writers: Norbert Köbli, Attila Szász Cast: Marina Gera, Sándor Csányi, Laura Döbrösi, Diána Magdolna Kiss, Franciska Farkas SATURDAY, OCT. 13 - 1:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 117 for full film details

Christmas 1944. Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village and transport them to a Soviet labor camp where they are forced to work in the coal mines under inhuman conditions. This is where Irén, one of the Hungarian women, meets Rajmund who decides to teach her how to survive. While she is determined to return home to her little daughter and family, history and fate have a different plan: Irén and Rajmund fall in love. Based on a true story.

Silver Lake NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 195 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer: Sean McGinly Producers: Heath Ryan, Peter Bobrow, Thomas Scott Stanton, Martin Starr Cast: Martin Starr, Deborah Ann Woll, Fred Melamed

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:15 PM Newfields

“Silver Lake” is a story set in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles about Nathan, a writer, who is caught between the odd world of his eccentric friends and the more stable world of his girlfriend and her young children.

See page 140 for full film details

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U.S. & World Premieres Seeing is Believing: Women Direct DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 85 MINUTES / USA / 2018

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 138 for full film details

Director/Writer: Cady McClain Producers: Cady McClain, Jon Lindstrom, Kate Super, Li Lu, Kimberly McCullough, Eva Paris Cicinyte, Amanda Quinn Olivar Featured Subjects: Lesli Linka Glatter, Sarah Gavron, Kimberly Peirce, Betty Thomas, John Wells “Seeing is Believing: Women Direct” highlights how mentorship and leadership by female storytellers is essential to encourage and cultivate the next generation of female directors, storytellers, creative visionaries and leaders.

Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 56 MINUTES / USA / SPAIN / 2018 Director/Writer/Producer: Annie O’Neil Executive Producers: Maggie Lynch, Bill Lynch, Doug Blush Featured Subjects: Phil Volker, Rebecca Graves

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 - 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 133 for full film details

Phil has stage 4 cancer, yet adopts a positive approach to treatment: incorporating exercise by replicating the legendary Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in his backyard. Tracking his progress on a map of Spain, he learns what true pilgrimage is.

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 105 MINUTES / CANADA / 2018 Director: Robin Hays / Writers: Elisha Matic, Josh Close Producers: Tina Pehme, Kim Roberts Cast: Cameron Monaghan, Peyton List, Juliette Lewis, Grayson Gabriel, Alex MacNicol

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

A small-town teen predicts his best friend’s death with startling accuracy and is labelled the “Prophet of Death.” One thing he didn’t see coming? Falling in love—with his dead friend’s girl.

See page 110 for full film details

River Runs Red NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 94 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer: Wes Miller Producers: Leonard Ohaebosim, Wes Miller, Curtis Nichouls, Sasha Yelaun, James Bruce, Jake Shapiro, Jaqueline Flemming, Rachel Ryling Cast: Taye Diggs, George Lopez, John Cusack, Luke Hemsworth, Jennifer Tao SATURDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:30 PM Newfields See page 136 for full film details

The son of an African-American judge is killed by police officers on the day he was set to begin law enforcement academy. When the courts clear the officers of wrongdoing, the Judge must decide whether the courts are the only arbiters of justice.

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U.S. & World Premieres Wake. NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST / 96 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Producer: Cyrus Mirakhor Writer: Carey Crim Executive Producers: Archana Shinde, Paul Stroili, James Denton Cast: Myndy Crist, Jo Koy, James Denton, Caroline Lagerfelt, Paige Searcy

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 - 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

A widowed mortician is given a birthday gift from her mother and daughter as a joke. The gift, a life-size male doll named Pedro, goes from funny to fantastical, complicating ties with her family as well as a budding relationship with a documentary filmmaker.

See page 144 for full film details

Palace NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST / 95 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer: Andrew Paul Davis Producers: Andrew Paul Davis, Sarah Cougill Cast: Todd Bruno, Joe Martyn Ricke, Emily Sweet, Sara Bailey, Benjamin Byron Bethel

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 - 11:45 AM

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn auto-mechanic, a retired widower and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 153 for full film details

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 64 MINUTES / USA / CHILE / 2018

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 - 5:15 PM Newfields See page 152 for full film details

Director/Producer: J.J. Harting Writers: Kurt Vonnegut, J.J. Harting Executive Producers: Donald C. Farber, Lorena Rios Featured Subjects: Kurt Vonnegut, Don Farber, Mark Vonnegut, Howard Zinn, Nanny Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut and his very best friends. The life of one of America’s all time greatest writers. Kurt Vonnegut’s books are unique, his style is unique, and so is his life story. The film portrays his fantastic life, in an intimate way, through the eyes of his most beloved friends.

My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 90 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer/Producer: Julia Whitehead Executive Producers: Julia Whitehead, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Featured Subjects: Julia Whitehead, Mickey Maurer, Janie Maurer, Richard Lugar, Mitch Daniels MONDAY, OCT. 15 - 6:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 See page 153 for full film details

From working as a boy in the family junkyard to emerging as a successful entrepreneur and generous philanthropist, Mickey Maurer’s full and unvarnished story shared for the first time covers the life of this singular, yet occasionally misunderstood, Hoosier.

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Special Presentations Special Presentations This year's slate of special presentations include sneak previews of upcoming Hollywood award contenders, intimate documentaries and short films from the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. Ain’t Woke - A buddy comedy about two mismatched female hitmen who find common ground when they’re faced with a hostage who tries to ally himself as a supporter of the #TimesUp movement. Hit On - It started off as a normal day in Venice Beach. The day takes a radical turn when a young man gets hit on by a beautiful woman.

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Woody’s Beans - A self-conscious commercial actor refuses to say a compromising line while the passionate director insists he go through with it.

NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORTS / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 90 MINUTES / USA

Limited Space - When a close friend achieves great success, Emmitt must cope with his anxiety, fueled by insecurities and jealousy.

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

Rivals or Friends - Cassandra and Isabel, two models and influencers, were competing and tried to one-up the other. A photoshoot brought the two together, Cassandra fell out of her wheelchair, and they realized they should not be competing and instead support and empower one another.

Earlier this year, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge celebrated its fifth year of giving filmmakers–with and without disabilities–the opportunity to collaborate and tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, aspiring storytellers are prompted to creatively write, produce and complete a short film in only 55 hours. We hope you enjoy these 14 finalists from the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge!

The #1 Fan - Scooby, a man with Down syndrome, is the high school football team’s good luck charm. He has to find a way to overcome his bully of a boss to get to the big game. Footloose - An Army amputee and an actress with spina bifida redefine the meaning of disability. Gia and Dragon - A single dad struggles to explain to his special needs daughter, who has never walked, the difficulties of her birthday wish to fly like a dragon. If you trust your heart and dream, love will lift you up.

Best Enemies - A 15-year-old girl with disabilities is forced to work with her bully and discover that they have more in common than they thought.

Jordan’s Cake - Jordan is on the autism spectrum and struggles to communicate his wants and needs to others. When his family finds themselves in financial straights, Jordan finds a way to make them understand how chocolate cake is the answer to their problems.

Check Mate - A woman looking for a new roommate gets more than she expects when two people show up to try and vie for the spot. Committed - When Calvin announces that he’s proposing to Leesa...and then they’re moving to the suburbs, Rebecca enlists Dennis help to sabotage the proposal and keep their friends around for good.

Uncommon Ground - Sometimes, like Sophia, we search the world for people with whom we share a common ground. And then we discover it’s a world filled with differences where we learn and grow the most.

Visibility - A dynamic disabled duo hatches a bird-brained scheme to supplement their income.

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Special Presentations

Little Woods

Monrovia, Indiana

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 105 MINUTES / USA / 2018 / NEON

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 143 MINUTES / USA / 2018 / ZIPPORAH FILMS

Director/Writer: Nia DaCosta Producers: Rachael Fung, Gabrielle Nadig, Tim Headington Executive Producers: Lia Buman, Brian KavanaughJones, Fred Berger, Tom Dolby, Susanne Filkins, Abdi Nazemian, David S. Stone, David Boies III, John Boccardo, Derek Esplin, Tessa Thompson Cast: Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale, Lance Reddick

Director/Producer: Frederick Wiseman Executive Producer: Karen Konicek Located in mid-America, “Monrovia, Indiana” (population 1,063) founded in 1834, is primarily a farming community. The film is about the day-to-day experiences living and working in Monrovia, with emphasis on community organizations and institutions, religion and daily life in this farming community. Forty-six million Americans live in rural, small town America. These towns were once the backbone of American life. While their number and populations have shrunk, the importance of rural America as a formative center of American politics and values was demonstrated in the 2016 presidential election. To understand more about American life, it is important to acknowledge the unique and important contributions small towns make to American character and culture, in addition to providing most of our food, raw materials and drinking water.

Ollie (Tessa Thompson) is just getting by in economically depressed Little Woods, a fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind her, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister Deb (Lily James), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex (James Badge Dale). On top of everything, the two find they have only one week to settle the mortgage on their mother’s house or face foreclosure. As both bills and pressure mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether or not to return to a way of life she thought she’d left behind for just one more score. Writer-director Nia DaCosta’s debut is an emotionally-charged small-town thriller that weaves timely themes of economic downturn and the opioid crisis into its intimate story of two sisters just trying to get by.

The film explores the conflicting stereotypes and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived. The film gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life in Monrovia and provides some understanding of a rural, mid-American way of life that has always been important in America but whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries.

Contains mature themes and drug use

Suitable for most audiences

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

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

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What Haunts Us

NARRATIVE FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 100 MINUTES / CANADA / USA / 2018 / DEPTH OF FIELD

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / SPECIAL PRESENTATION 67 MINUTES / USA / 2017 / THE KENNEDY/MARSHALL COMPANY

Directors: Zeek Earl, Chris Caldwell Writers: Zeek Earl, Chris Caldwell Cast: Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass

Director: Paige Goldberg Tolmach Writer: Mark Monroe Producers: Frank Marshall, Matt Tolmach

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest’s other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father’s greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

Within the last 35 years, six men from Porter Gaud High School’s graduating class of 1979 have died by suicide. When Paige Goldberg Tolmach gets word that another former student from her beloved high school has killed himself, she decides to take a deep dive into her past in order to uncover the surprising truth and finally release the ghosts that have haunted her hometown to this day. Contains mature themes and sexual content FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains language, violence and mature themes TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Panel Discussions

Heartland International Film Festival is excited to present panel discussions exploring various aspects of the filmmaking industry including Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, film distribution, film festivals, social impact and more! All panel discussions are free and open to the public, but they do require a ticket for admittance. Be sure to reserve your ticket online or at the box office while seats are still available! All panel discussions will take place at AMC Castleton Square 14 in the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion.

Panel Schedule Saturday, October 13 - 3:00 pm Breaking Boundaries Panel ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FREE Saturday, October 13 - 5:00 pm Filmmaking in Indiana: A Growing Industry ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FREE Saturday, October 13 - 7:30 pm Meet Your ‘Makers Party ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FREE Sunday, October 14 - 5:00 pm Distribution, Exhibition, & Film Festivals in North America Panel ............................................................................................FREE Tuesday, October 16 - 6:30 pm Trivia with Lou Harry ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ FREE Thursday, October 18 - 2:00 pm Social Impact Panel ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FREE Friday, October 19 - 8:30 pm Meet Your ‘Makers Party ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FREE Saturday, October 20 - 1:00 pm A Conversation with Don Hahn ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ FREE

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Panel Discussions Breaking Boundaries Panel Panelists Cady McClain and Nic Novicki are tireless advocates who strive for better representation across the entertainment industry; Cady is a champion for female filmmaking and Nic promotes awareness of the disability experience through film. Join us for an intimate conversation about their causes, their paths and what’s next for the industry!

Saturday, Oct. 13 3:00 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free

Nic Novicki Nic Novicki is an actor, comedian and producer who has performed on six continents. Nic has produced several feature films, television pilots and web series for companies including Sony, CBS, Air China, Maxim and Universal and is an active member in the Producers Guild of America’s Diversity Committee. Nic wrote for the CBS Diversity Showcase and has also written and directed several short films including “A Little Broke,” which was acquired by the TV network ShortsTV. He is the founder and Director of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge and serves as an active Board Member for Easterseals Southern California.

Cady McClain Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy Award winning actor, filmmaker, musician and writer whose professional career spans more than 30 years. Her credits include studio and independent films, network and cable television, New Media, Off-Broadway theater, and performance art. Recent directing projects include the just-completed short subject, “Butterflies,” which examines the bullying of a mixed-race teenaged girl; the internet hit, “Venice the Series;” two shorts for Kids in the Spotlight; and the original web series, “Switch,” starring Olympia Dukakis, releasing 2018.

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

Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm Friday, Oct. 19 at 8:30 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free

Distribution, Exhibition & Film Festivals in North America This presentation provides an in-depth overview and analysis of the current state of distribution in North America, from film festivals to theatrical distribution, VOD, broadcast, educational and beyond. Most filmmakers hope to premiere their films at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Toronto, but many North American festivals get overlooked as viable alternatives for exposure and publicity. Participants receive an in-depth illustration of the landscape of North American film festivals and how to best navigate this crucial component in the life of their films. While the business of film has been dictated by acquisitions at the larger market-driven festivals, many producers and funders around the globe are exploring their options through service deals and grassroots/hybrid distribution plans. This presentation provides insight about how to select the ideal partners for booking, publicity, marketing, design and digital distribution. We’ll examine how these deals work, what the terms and potential income are, and compare the data to traditional distribution deals. Audiences will have a chance to ask questions!

Sunday, Oct. 14 5:00 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free

Jim Browne Jim Browne brings three decades of film industry experience to Argot Pictures. His innovative, hands-on approach to distribution emphasizes innovation and collaboration, helping independent filmmakers navigate a highly competitive marketplace while elevating the profile of their projects. Argot Pictures, founded in 2005, has distributed dozens of films, including Marshall Curry’s Academy Award®-nominated “Street Fight,” John Pirozzi’s “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll,” “Throw Down Your Heart,” a documentary about legendary banjo player Béla Fleck, Stacy Peralta’s “Crips and Bloods: Made in America,” and Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday’s “Big Sonia.” Jim is an experienced international film festival programmer, working for the Tribeca Film Festival (2005-2010), the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (2010-2014) and the Shanghai International Film Festival (2016-present).

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Special Presentations - Panels Trivia with Lou Harry Join Lou Harry for an evening of film trivia whether you’re a fan, enthusiast or a hands down expert. Bring a team or come alone and we’ll connect you with one! Either way, grab a drink and test your film knowledge for a chance to win some Heartland Film swag!

Tuesday, Oct. 16 6:30 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free

Social Impact Panel Film can act as a catalyst for social change by shining a light on people, places, and causes otherwise unknown to audiences around the world. The Heartland International Film Festival continues to champion impactful independent filmmaking and will debut the all-new Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards to recognize such titles. Activist, film critic, and namesake of the new award, Richard D. Propes will be joined by Susan MacLaury, Shine Global Co-Founder and Executive Director, whose mission is to give voice to children and their families by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action and inspire change. Richard and Susan will discuss social impact through film with the filmmakers behind Shine Global’s latest release and 2018 Heartland Finalist “Tre Maison Dasan,” Director Denali Tiller and Producer Rebecca Stern. Thursday, Oct. 18 2:00 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free

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

Susan Maclaury Dr. Susan MacLaury, PhD, LSW, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit film production company Shine Global. She was an Executive Producer of the Academy Award®- nominated and two-time Emmy Award®-winning “War/Dance,” Academy Award®-winner “Inocente,” “The Harvest (La Cosecha),” “1 Way Up” in 3D, “The Eagle Huntress” and “Liyana.” She also produced The Wrong Light and is currently producing Shine’s forthcoming documentary on juvenile justice. Susan also directs the outreach and advocacy for all of Shine’s projects. Susan is dually degreed in social work administration and health education and was associate professor of health education at Kean University from 1994 through 2013. For more than 20 years she has directed educational and prevention programs for adolescents in New York and New Jersey. She has also provided extensive staff development to teachers, counselors, and healthcare providers working with adolescents nationally.

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Special Presentations - Panels A Conversation with Don Hahn A Conversation with Don Hahn: Filmmaker, author, artist and Heartland Film’s Pioneering Spirit Award honoree Don Hahn will share insight on his career, the creative process and how he secretly cloned himself to accomplish so much work over the years.

Saturday, Oct. 20 1:00 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free

Don Hahn Don Hahn is a writer/producer/director whose credits include the worldwide phenomenon “The Lion King,” and the classic “Beauty and the Beast,” the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award®. Hahn also served as associate producer of the toon-noir hit “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” His other credits include “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Maleficent,” “Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie,” and “Beauty and the Beast” with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. He is a founding producer of the DisneyNature series and films like “Earths”, “Oceans,” and “Chimpanzee.” He is also an award-winning director of past Heartland documentaries “Waking Sleeping Beauty” and “The Gamble House.”

Filmmaking in Indiana: A Growing Industry Filming in Indiana is growing every year. Join Film Commissioner Teresa Sabatine and active Indiana storytellers to discuss the growing industry in our very own Hoosier state. Saturday, Oct. 13 5:00 pm Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pavilion at AMC Castleton Square 14 Tickets: Free

Teresa Sabatine Teresa Sabatine has spent most of her career in television and film in New York, LA and Chicago developing and selling content and managing projects for clients like Nike, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and Sony. She is a recent graduate of the Duquesne University professional coaching certificate program. She puts her coaching to use by working with women to overcome obstacles and empower them to live extraordinary lives. In her role as a media consultant, she works with companies and partners to maximize media opportunities, develop projects with potential for large economic impact and generate content around social justice and equality. She currently oversees Film Indy, as the first Film Commissioner for the city of Indianapolis. Film Indy is focused on marketing and growing the current local production talent and recruiting new film and television projects to the area. She is the founder of The Jump Network, a mentorship and content company for women. For too long women have had limiting examples of what is possible for their lives. The Jump Network shows women different and real perspectives of what it is like to be a woman and connects them to extraordinary diverse women all over the world.

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Directed by women Directed by Women The #DirectedbyWomen movement originated in Indiana when film lover Barbara Ann O'Leary invited film lovers everywhere to join together in September 2015 for a Worldwide Film Viewing Party celebrating women directors and their films. The invitation sparked the imagination of filmmakers, film lovers, cinema programmers and other cinephiles. Do-ItYourself events—large and small—surfaced in various countries around the globe. The #DirectedbyWomen hashtag served to weave together the growing community. Although the global party was originally envisioned as a onetime thing, participants had so much fun they decided to continue the process. The Worldwide Film Viewing Party has become an annual tradition, and September has become identified as Woman Director Awareness Month. The #DirectedbyWomen initiative is active throughout the year: inspiring film lovers to discover, explore, celebrate and share about work of women directors from all periods of cinema history, all parts of the world and all stages of their careers. O'Leary has built a #DirectedbyWomen database of women directors. The global list currently has more than 10,000 directors and is continually being expanded. A team of volunteers interview filmmakers for the #DirectedbyWomen Conversation Series and contribute blog posts about the work of women directors for the Insights Series. Narrative Features Directed by Women:

Narrative Features Directed by Women Continued:

Alaska is a Drag............................................ Page 108 Director: Shaz Bennet

Saints Rest................................................... Page 137 Director: Noga Ashkenazi

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet.......................... Page 110 Director: Robin Hays

Spare Room.................................................. Page 140 Director: Jenica Bergere

The Elephant and the Butterfly.......................... Page 90 Director: Amélie Van Elmbt

The Turn Out................................................. Page 142 Director: Pearl Gluck

Farmer of the Year......................................... Page 118 Director: Kathy Swanson

When Jeff Tried to Save the World................... Page 145 Director: Kendall Goldberg

Freelancers Anonymous................................. Page 119 Director: Sonia Sebatián

You Can Choose Your Family........................... Page 147 Director: Miranda Bailey

In Reality..................................................... Page 123 Director: Ann Lupo

Documentary Features Directed by Women: 93QUEEN.................................................... Page 106 Director: Paula Eislet

Miss Arizona.................................................. Page128 Director: Autumn McAplin

Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno...... Page 108 Director: Laurie Coyle

Mountain Rest.............................................. Page 129 Director: Alexandra Oscanyan Eaton

Alone in the Game......................................... Page 109 Director: Natalie Metzger

Radiogram.................................................... Page 134 Director: Rouzie Hassanova

Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny..Page 111

Radium Girls................................................... Page 94 Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler

Director: Jennifer Hou Kwong (Jian Ping)

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Directed by women Documentary Features Directed by Women Continued:

Indiana Spotlight Features Directed by Women:

Bathtubs Over Broadway................................. Page 89 Director: Dava Whisenant

My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream............................................Page 153 Director: Julia Whitehead

Fiddlin’.........................................................Page 118 Director: Julie Simone The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution....................Page 121 Director: Maya Gallus

Indy Shorts Winners Directed by Women: $30 to Antarctica............................................Page 103 Director: Joey Chu

hillbilly..........................................................Page 122 Director: Sally Rubin, Ashley York

Abu Adnan.....................................................Page 103 Director: Sylvia Le Fanu

Man Made.....................................................Page 126 Director: Allison Glock-Cooper

Opening Night................................................Page 100 Director: Margaret Bialis

Mankiller.......................................................Page 126 Director: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

The Burden....................................................Page 102 Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Mr. SOUL!...................................................... Page 44 Director: Melissa Haizlip

The Happiness Machine..................................Page 102 Director: Rebecca Blumhagen

On Her Shoulders............................................ Page 93 Director: Alexandria Bombach Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good.........................Page 133 Director: Anne O’Neil Point of No Return.........................................Page 133 Director: Quinn Kanaly Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii.......................................................Page 134 Director: Lucy Ostrander The Rescue List..............................................Page 135 Director: Alyssa Fedele The Rest I Make Up........................................Page 135 Director: Michelle Memran Seeing is Believing: Women Direct...................Page 138 Director: Cady McClain The Silence of Others......................................Page 139 Director: Almudena Carracedo Tre Maison Dasan............................................ Page 97 Director: Denali Tiller United Skates................................................Page 143 Director: Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown Weed the People............................................Page 144 Director: Abby Epstein Who Will Write Our History............................Page 146 Director: Roberta Grossman

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Foreign Language best picture contenders Foreign Language Best Picture Contenders Screenings & Showtimes

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

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

Friday, Oct. 12 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 1.................................3:00 pm Foreign Language Contender 2.................................8:15 pm

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

Saturday, Oct. 13 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 3.............................. 12:00 pm Foreign Language Contender 4.................................2:45 pm

Foreign language films were not really recognized by the Academy until the post-war years (1945-1955) when Jean Hersholt, an Academy Board Member urged the importance of developing collaborative understanding between American and international film artists. In 1956, a category for nonEnglish language films was created, which became known as Best Foreign Language Film Award. The winner of this first award was Italian, Federico Fellini, with La Strada.

Sunday Oct. 14 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 5.................................7:15 pm

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

Foreign Language Contender 8.............................. 12:00 pm Foreign Language Contender 9.................................3:15 pm

Monday, Oct. 15 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 6.............................. 12:00 pm Foreign Language Contender 7.................................2:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 16 - AMC Castleton Square 14

Wednesday, Oct. 17 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 10...............................2:15 pm Thursday, Oct. 18 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 11...............................2:15 pm

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

Friday, Oct. 19 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 12............................ 12:00 pm Foreign Language Contender 13...............................3:15 pm Saturday, Oct. 20 - AMC Castleton Square 14 Foreign Language Contender 14............................ 12:00 pm Foreign Language Contender 15...............................3:00 pm

Indianapolis audiences are extremely sophisticated and knowledgeable about film; we hope this unique program will be embraced, discussed, and enjoyed. Hannah Fisher International Film Programmer

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Finalists These films have risen to the top and been selected by our esteemed juries as the best in their respective categories. Our juries have chosen five narrative features and five documentary features as finalists in competition for our Grand Prizes in each category. In addition to our 10 finalists, one feature film will receive The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award, one Indiana film will be named the Indiana Spotlight Award winner, and one feature documentary and one feature narrative film will be recieve the Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award.

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Feature Film Finalists

1985 NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2018

FRIDAY, OCT.12 – 3:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

Director: Yen Tan Writer: Yen Tan Producers: HutcH, Ash Christian Executive Producers: Clay Floren, Clay Pecorin, Aimee Shieh, Russell Geyser, Cory Michael Smith, Nancy Schafer, Ian Brownell, Monte Zajicek, Stacey Davis, Grey Sample, Brooke Christian, Brent Brewer, Brett Brewer Cast: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung, Aidan Langford

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 3:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, “1985” follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his brother (Aidan Langford) and estranged childhood friend (Jamie Chung), as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents (Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis).

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 1:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

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Drama LGBTQ+

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Bathtubs Over Broadway DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 87 MINUTES / USA / 2018

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 12:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: Dava Whisenant Writers: Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant Producers: Amanda Spain, Dava Whisenant, Susan Littenberg Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, David Letterman, Jason Blum, Daniel J. Chalfen, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Charles Layton Featured Subjects: Martin Short, David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Jello Biafra, Susan Stroman

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 4:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

Comedy writer Steve Young’s assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a “Late Night” segment becomes an unexpected, decades-spanning obsession when he stumbles upon the strange and hilarious world of corporate musicals in this comedic music documentary. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Jello Biafra, Susan Stroman, Florence Henderson, and more.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

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Art & Music Comedy Feel Good

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Feature Film Finalists

The Elephant and the Butterfly NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 86 MINUTES / BELGIUM / 2017

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

Director: Amélie Van Elmbt Writer: Amélie Van Elmbt Producers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson Executive Producers: Martin Scorcese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad A. Verdi, Michelle Verdi Cast: Lina Doillon, Thomas Blanchard, Judith Chemla, Alice de Lencquesaing, Isabelle Barth

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

Antoine has just returned to his hometown, where he reunites with his former lover and the mother of their little girl, Elsa, whom he has never met. An unexpected turn of events leaves Antoine suddenly alone to take care of Elsa.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 10:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 4:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

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Amélie Van Elmbt, Director/Writer

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Feature Film Finalists

Howard DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2018

SUNDAY, OCT.14 – 7:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

Director: Don Hahn Writer: Don Hahn Producers: Lori Korngiebel, Don Hahn, Johnathan Polenz Featured Subjects: Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Sarah Gillespie, Bill Lauch, Jeffrey Katzenberg

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:30 PM

Howard Ashman grew up in an average Jewish family in Baltimore with an extraordinary love for musical theater. After college, he opened a theater in a derelict section of New York and struggled to put on shows, until his adaptation of Roger Corman’s film “Little Shop of Horrors” becomes a huge Off-Off-Broadway hit and catapults him into the limelight. Finally on Broadway, he collaborates with the Academy Award®-and Tony®-winner Marvin Hamlisch to create the ultimately disappointing “Smile.” Embarrassed, Howard fled to Los Angeles and took up with a struggling gang of artists in a warehouse—Disney animators who had just been kicked off the studio lot until they could prove themselves. Along with Alan Menken, Howard writes the Academy Award®-winning songs for “The Little Mermaid.” While the film becomes a global phenomenon, Howard is diagnosed with HIV, which he kept a secret in an era when AIDS is a death sentence and gay men are at the margins of society. After creating the initial songs for “Aladdin,” Howard’s health deteriorated and he wrote the lyrics to “Beauty and the Beast” from his hospital. Howard died before he was able to see his final Disney films release, but the legacy of his work lives on in Broadway productions and live action remakes for a new generation. Suitable for most audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 10:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 1:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

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Nigerian Prince NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 104 MINUTES / NIGERIA, USA / 2018

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Director: Faraday Okoro Writers: Faraday Okoro, Andrew Long Producers: Oscar Hernandez, Bose Oshin, Faraday Okoro Executive Producers: Spike Lee, Biyi Bandele Cast: Antonio J. Bell, Chinaza Uche, Tina Mba, Bimbo Manuel

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

“Nigerian Prince” follows two characters: Eze, a stubborn, first-generation, NigerianAmerican teenager and his cousin, Pius, who is a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer. After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 8:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Contains mature themes and violence, suitable for most audiences Print Contact Faraday Okoro faradayokoro@yahoo.com Action/Thriller Drama

Faraday Okoro, Director/Writer/Producer

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On Her Shoulders DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2018

SUNDAY, OCT.14 – 7:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Director: Alexandria Bombach Producers: Brock Williams, Hayley Pappas Executive Producers: Marie Therese Guirgis, Matt Ippolito, Alison Klayman Featured Subject: Nadia Murad

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

At only 23 years old, Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of important undertakings— from giving testimony before the U.N. Security Council to visiting refugee camps, to soul-bearing media interviews, emotionally draining speeches, and an endless succession of one-on-one meetings with top government officials. Though it all takes an enormous toll, this once ordinary girl has survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who once dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her village, as she fights to bring ISIS to justice and save her people from extinction.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

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In English, Kurdish, and Arabic with English subtitles Contains mature themes Print Contact Oscilloscope Laboratories (212) 219-4029 Cameron@oscilloscope.net

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Current Events / History World

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Radium Girls NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 103 MINUTES / USA / 2017

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Directors: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler Writers: Ginny Mohler, Brittany Shaw Producers: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Emily McEvoy Executive Producers: Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Harriet Newman Leve, Jayne Baron Sherman, Willette Klausner - A Cine Mosaic Production in Association with Schaefer Sisters, Double Play Connections, Probo Productions, Creative Instinct Cast: Joey King, Abby Quinn, Cara Seymour, Scott Shepherd, Susan Heyward

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 3:15 PM

Based on true events of the late 1920s, teenage sisters Bessie and Jo dream of faraway places while they paint glow-in-the-dark watch dials at the American Radium Factory in New Jersey. When Jo becomes ill, a larger, darker truth begins to emerge: She is not the first girl in the radium factory to become unwell. Bessie fights not only for her sister, but also for the rest of the women around her; she becomes a powerful advocate as she risks everything to stand up to the corporation that provides her family’s livelihood.

The Toby at Newfields FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Emily McEvoy emily.r.mcevoy@gmail.com Ginny Mohler, Director/Writer/Producer

Drama Current Events / History

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Satan & Adam DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 87 MINUTES / USA / 2018

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 5:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Director: Scott Balcerek Writers: Scott Balcerek, Ryan Suffern Producers: Ryan Suffern, Kennedy Marshall Executive Producers: RYOT Films, Trevor Birney, Brendan J. Byrne, Corey Russell, and Frank Marshall Featured Subjects: Adam Gussow, Sterling Magee, THE EDGE, Harry Shearer, Al Sharpton

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

In 1986, two musicians from the opposite ends of life met on the streets of Harlem. Against the backdrop of racial violence in the city, Adam Gussow, a young white Jewish harmonica player, and Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, an older black Mississippi bluesman, joined forces to blaze a new musical trail. Bi-racial blues. Po-mo blues. Whatever you want to call it, it changed their lives forever. Shot over 30 years, the film showcases a miraculous journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of music at a time when America finds itself still deeply divided. Featuring U2’s THE EDGE.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 3:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Directed by V. Scott Balcerek. Produced by Kennedy Marshall and Ryan Suffern (“Finding Oscar”). Executive produced by Trevor Birney, Brendan J. Byrne, Corey Russell, and Frank Marshall. Suitable for all audiences

Scott Balcerek, Director/Writer

Print Contact Cailin McFadden, Cargo Film & Releasing cailin.cargoreleasing@gmail.com Art & Music

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Thunder Road NARRATIVE FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 91 MINUTES / USA / 2018

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 4:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Jim Cummings Writer: Jim Cummings Producers: Natalie Metzger, Zack Parker, Benjamin Wiessner, Matt Miller Executive Producers: Zack Parker, William Pisciotta, John Cummings Cast: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Macon Blair

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

Officer Arnaud raises his daughter as a love letter to his late mom.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 8:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Winner of the 2018 SXSW Grand Jury Award. Contains language and mature themes

Scheduled to Attend:

Print Contact thunderroadkickstarter@gmail.com Comedy Drama

Jim Cummings, Director/Writer/Actor

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A STORY OF BOYHOOD MARKED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

A FILM BY TRE JANSON, MAISON TEIXEIRA, DASAN LOPES & DENALI TILLER

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Hello World Productions Presents · In Association with Chicken and Egg Pictures, Shine Global, Sustainable Films & Pilgrim Media Group TRE MAISON DASAN · Directed by Denali Tiller · Executive Produced by Andrew Freiband & Patty Quillin · Co-executive produced by Andrea Van Beuren · Produced by Rebecca Stern, Denali Tiller & Craig Pilligan · Co-produced by Susan MacLaury & Albie Hecht & Sarba Das · Edited by Carlos Rojas Felice · Cinematography by Jon Gourlay · Original Score by Gil Talmi · With Music by Tre Janson, Dasan Lopes & Maison Teixeira

Tre Maison Dasan DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / FINALIST IN COMPETITION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2018

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Director: Denali Tiller Producers: Rebecca Stern, Denali Tiller, Craig Piligian Executive Producers: Andrew Freiband, Patty Quillin Featured Subjects: Tre Janson, Maison Teixeira, Dasan Lopes

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

“Tre Maison Dasan” is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Directly told through the child’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.

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

Contains language, drug use, and mature themes - suitable for most audiences

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – 2:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Scheduled to Attend:

Print Contact Denali Tiller denali@tremaisondasan.com Current Events / History

Denali Tiller, Director/Producer

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indy shorts Winners During Heartland Film’s inaugural Indy Shorts International Film Festival this past July, our juries awarded Grand Prizes to one documentary short, narrative short, and animated short. Along with these prizes, one student filmmaker took home the Summer White Lynch Memorial Grand Prize for the High School Film Competition, one college student won the Best Student Film prize, one film won the Student Choice Award, and one Indiana-affiliated film was named the Indiana Spotlight Winner. Also included in this selection are the Audience Choice Award Winners in each category.

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INDY SHORTS Winners Indy Shorts Winners 1 SUNDAY, OC T. 14 – 12:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

TUESDAY, OC T. 16 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OC T. 20 – 5:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Heartland expanded with an all-new short film festival this past July: Indy Shorts International Film Festival! Contains mature themes.

Zion GRAND PRIZE FOR DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 11 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Floyd Russ Producer: Carter Collins Executive Producers: Greg Beauchamp, Jason Spingarn-Koff, Lisa Nishimura Cast: Zion Clark, Gilbert Donahue, Kimberly Hawkins A portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs and grew up in foster care. Heartland Film/Indy Shorts’ official Academy Award® qualifier in the Documentary Short Subject category.

Opening Night STUDENT CHOICE AWARD WINNER / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Margaret Bialis Cast: John Bialis, Tyler Merideth, Becky Keeshin, Roy Curiale, Jasmin Ralph A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, humor, and gratitude...with a musical twist.

When Kids Wrote the Headlines INDIANA SPOTLIGHT WINNER / 29 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director/Writer: Michael Husain Producers: Michael Husain, Freddi Stevens-Jacobi Executive Producers: Clayton Taylor, Lynn Sygiel Featured Subjects: Meher Ahmad, Michelle Evans, Lisa Schubert Nowling, Dennis Ryerson, George McLaren In an era beset by fake news, youth are tested to identify truth. For 23 years, young Indiana journalists ages 10 to 18 learned to question, to vet sources, and report on relevant issues. This set them on a trajectory of transformation.

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INDY SHORTS Winners Middleweight HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION WINNER / 5 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director/Writer/Producer: Jeremy Kemp Featured Subject: Alan Kemp Former professional middleweight boxer Alan Kemp reflects on his early life and boxing career. Winner of the $2,500 Summer White Lynch Memorial Award, the top honor of the High School Film Competition.

The Driver is Red AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR ANIMATED SHORT / 15 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Randall Christopher Producers: Jared Callahan, Randall Christopher, Spencer Rabin Cast: Mark Pinter Set in Argentina 1960, this true-crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunts down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

Grateful: The Jenni Berebitsky Story AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR INDIANA SPOTLIGHT / 17 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer: Paul Nethercott Producers: Paul Nethercott, Amy Pauszek Executive Producers: Larry & Kristi Hernandez, Erin Dorsey, Gary Berebitsky, Amy Pauszek Featured Subjects: Jenni Berebitsky, Joyce Berebitsky At the age of 33, Jenni was diagnosed with ALS. With the support of her remarkable family and friends, Jenni lives an active and engaged life. “To live a normal life is ordinary. I live an extraordinary life. There is beauty and humor everywhere.” - Jenni

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INDY SHORTS Winners Indy Shorts Winners 2 SUNDAY, OC T. 14 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

SATURDAY, OC T. 20 – 3:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Heartland expanded with an all-new short film festival this past July: Indy Shorts International Film Festival! Contains mature themes.

The Burden GRAND PRIZE FOR ANIMATED SHORT / 14 MINUTES / SWEDEN / 2017 Director/Writer: Niki Lindroth von Bahr Producer: Kalle Wettre Cast: Hans Appelqvist, Martin Luuk, Nicklas Nilsson A dark musical enacted in a modern market place, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. In Swedish with English subtitles

The Happiness Machine AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 24 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Executive Producer: Rebecca Blumhagen Featured Subject: Carl Horton Hays Carl grew up a sharecropper on 22 acres in rural Iowa. He shares with us the deeply intricate workings of his projects, how they are connected to the land which was given to him as a promise, and what he hopes to pass on to his children as the gift of place.

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INDY SHORTS Winners $30 to Antarctica BEST STUDENT FILM WINNER / 19 MINUTES / CHINA, USA, ANTARCTICA / 2017 Director/Writer: Joey Chu Producers: Kelly McKay, Joey Chu Executive Producers: Joey Chu, Kin Wah Chu Featured Subjects: Ka Foon Chau, Ka Ling Chow, Ka Shing Chow, Ka Tak Chau, Joe Lee Follow the story of Ka Foon Chau, who grew up an impoverished child and retired a renowned doctor. In Chinese and English with English subtitles

Abu Adnan GRAND PRIZE FOR NARRATIVE SHORT / 25 MINUTES / DENMARK / 2017 Director: Sylvia Le Fanu Writers: Mads Lind Knudsen, Sylvia Le Fanu Producer: Sune Wahl Andersen Cast: Salim Assi, Jihad Assi, Adam Brix, Mette Alvang Sayid wants to keep his status as a father and the family patriarch in a new linguistic and cultural setting, despite his son’s progress in assimilating into the Danish culture. Heartland Film/Indy Shorts’ official Academy Award® qualifier in the Live Action Short Subject category. In Danish with English subtitles

Alternative Math AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR NARRATIVE SHORT / 9 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Director: David Maddox Writers: David Maddox, Malcolm Morrison Producer: Liz Cardenas Cast: Allyn Carrell, Cole Whitaker, Mykle McCoslin, Bryan Massey, Paul T. Taylor A well-meaning math teacher finds herself surpassed by a post-fact America.

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Official Selections Spanning a wide range of genres and themes, these Official Selection documentary and narrative films do much more than just entertain. Official Selections are eligible for Audience Choice Awards, the Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award, Richard D. Propes Social Impact Awards, and more.

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6 Weeks to Mother’s Day

93QUEEN

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / THAILAND, USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Marvin Blunte Writer: Marvin Blunte Producer: Ladawan Sondak Executive Producer: Leslie-Anne Faireshire Featured Subjects: Rajani Dhongchai, Pibhop Dhongchai

Director: Paula Eiselt Producers: Paula Eiselt, Heidi Reinberg, Adam Bolt Executive Producer: Marco Williams Featured Subjects: Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, Tzvi Dovid Freier, Leah Freier, Faigy Freier, Meilech Freier, Moshe Leib Freier, Sarah Gluck, Yitty Mandel, Yocheved Lerner, Hadassah Ellis Pearl, Rochel Halpert, Amy Ackerman, Ruchie Herman, Rivky Priezler, Yoely Weiss, The Women of Ezras Nashim

Nestled in a remote jungle in Thailand is a unique school that is home for 150 underprivileged and orphaned children. The students of the democratic Children’s Village have as much voice as their teachers, participating in council meetings to make key decisions about their education and community, gaining empowerment in the process. As the 35th anniversary of the school approaches, the children make preparations to honor its extraordinary founder, the woman they all call Mother Aew.

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, “93QUEEN” follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented—and insider—access, “93QUEEN” offers up a unique portrayal of a group of religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

In Thai with English subtitles Suitable for all audiences

Suitable for most audiences

Print Contact 6 Weeks LLC 6weekstomothersday@gmail.com FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Print Contact The Film Collaborative jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:15 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 8:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Family Friendly Feel Good

Current Events / History

World

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Official Selections

A Thousand Miles Behind

Above the Drowning Sea

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 83 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / CANADA / 2017

Director: Nathan Wetherington Writer: Nathan Wetherington Producer: Nathan Wetherington Executive Producers: Nathan Wetherington, Caroline Diani Cast: Jeffrey Doornbos, Vanessa Campbell, Bre Blair, Greg Evigan

Directors: Nicola Zavaglia & Rene Balcer Writers: Rene Balcer & Nicola Zavaglia Producers: Nicola Zavaglia, Elisabeth Ann Gimber Executive Producer: Rene Balcer Featured Subjects/Talent: Julianna Margulies, Tony Goldwyn, Nick Mancuso

”A Thousand Miles Behind” is a beautiful and poignant story of hope, that even when life hits rock bottom there is always a way through if you can just hang in there long enough to find your way back to the light. After losing his wife and daughter in a terrible accident, Preston Avery finds himself suddenly trapped in grief and isolated in a now empty house with nothing but the ghosts of his previous life to haunt him. As the days bleed together and the walls of the house slowly close in around him, all hope seems to be lost until a motorcycle mysteriously appears one morning on his doorstep.

”Above the Drowning Sea” tells the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of WWII. As Hitler’s forces sought to expel the Jews from Europe, no other country would open its doors to the refugees. Their lives at stake, the refugees desperately looked for a way out from what would become the Holocaust. Then, a door opened on the east coast of far-away China, in Shanghai, an “open city” itself in chaos from foreign invasion and civil war. But getting there required a “golden” document to get out of Nazi Europe – a visa from China. In Chinese and English with English subtitles

Contains language

Suitable for all audiences

Print Contact Lemoyne Street Pictures (323) 793-6071 Lemoynestreetpictures@gmail.com

Print Contact timeandrhythmcinema@gmail.com

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 2:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 3:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History Feel Good

Drama Family Friendly

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

World


Official Selections

Adios Amor The Search for Maria Moreno

Alaska is a Drag NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 88 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 59 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Shaz Bennett Writer: Shaz Bennett Producers: Shaz Bennett, Jean-Pierre Caner, Melanie Miller, Diane Becker Executive Producers: P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes, Maya Washington, Michael Paolilo Cast: Martin L. Washington Jr., Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O’Shea, Margaret Cho, Jason Scott Lee

Director: Laurie Coyle Writer: Laurie Coyle Producers: Laurie Coyle, Jane Greenberg Featured Subjects: George Ballis, Ernest Lowe, Ronald B. Taylor, Gilbert Padilla, Olivia Portugal In “Adios Amor,” the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced and her legacy buried—until now.

“Alaska is a Drag” is a fish out of water story--literally. Leo is an aspiring superstar (Martin L. Washington Jr.) stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. Leo sees disco balls in the scales of the fish he slices. Everyone who slices fish all day daydreams, but Leo’s dreams are glamtastic. Contains violence, suitable for most audiences Print Contact 4248 Productions alaskaisadrag@gmail.com

In Spanish and English with English subtitles Suitable for all audiences - plays with documentary feature “The Hello Girls” Print Contact Laurie Coyle (415) 637-0418 lauriecoyle@sbcglobal.net SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music Drama Feel Good LGBTQ+ Romance

Current Events / History

Sports

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Official Selections

Alone in the Game

Amy & Sophia

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / UK, USA, ECUADOR / 2017

Directors: Natalie Metzger, Michael Rohrbaugh Writers: David McFarland, Natalie Metzger, Peter Saroufim, Mari Walker Producer: Natalie Metzger Executive Producer: David McFarland

Director: Adam Lipsius Writer: Emma Raine Walker Producers: Adam Lipsius (p.g.a.), Emma Raine Walker (p.g.a.), SJ Evans, Christian Mejia Acosta Executive Producers: Neil McGregor, Linda Lipsius, Dorothy Lipsius, Eli Lipsius, Max Appel, Elaine Appel, David Appel, Terry Appel, Joel Appel, Tiffany Appel Cast: Julian Glover, Isla Blair, Emma Raine Walker, Ali Rodney, Denise van Outen

“Alone in the Game” exposes the dark side of sports–the homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination–that affect not only closeted athletes, but also their teams and the very institution of sport in America. Examining the “old boys’ club” of professional, collegiate, and high school athletics, the documentary combines the voices of sports pioneers, such as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and former ESPN President John Skipper, with the experiences of world-class athletes, such as NBA center Jason Collins, NFL linemen Ryan O’Callaghan, MLS Cup champion Robbie Rogers, and Olympic medalists Gus Kenworthy and Megan Rapinoe; as well as three closeted athletes, who have to decide whether they are ready to come out.

Print Contact Natalie Metzger (561) 945-1656 natalie@rarefatal.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 4:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History LGBTQ+ Sports

Contains mature themes and language Print Contact Adam Lipsius/Uptown 6 (303) 872-7680 info@uptown6.com

Suitable for most audiences

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

Amy is pursued by her past and indifferent to the future. Sophia sees things other people can’t. Unlikely friends, they fight to forge a shared destiny as the weight of what they’ve been through closes in on them. This magical realist drama pierces your consciousness. The performances shake with truth as “Amy & Sophia” changes how you see the world.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Art & Music Drama

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


Official Selections

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet

Antiquities NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 99 MINUTES / CANADA / 2018

Director: Daniel Campbell Writers: Graham Gordy, Daniel Campbell Producers: Gary Newton, Graham Gordy, Daniel Campbell Cast: Andrew J. West, Michaela Watkins, Michael Gladis, with Ashley Greene and Mary Steenburgen

Director: Robin Hays Writers: Elisha Matic, Josh Close Producers: Tina Pehme, Kim Roberts Cast: Cameron Monaghan, Peyton List, Juliette Lewis, Grayson Gabriel, Alex MacNicoll When 17-year-old Luke Hunter predicts his friend’s death with freakish accuracy, his life gets complicated–FAST.

After his father’s death, Walt (Andrew J. West) moves to his dad’s hometown to learn more about who his father was. He accepts a job at a local antique mall where he’s introduced to the quirky world in which his dad grew up. There, Walt learns not only about his father, but a good bit about himself.

Based on the award-winning novel by Joanne Proulx, “Anthem of a Teenage Prophet” is a coming-of-age story with a twist that nails the timeless feeling of adolescence. Hormonal and funny, exhilarating and wise, “Anthem” intimately examines and amplifies the powerful mixtape of angst, hope, music, and noise that plays inside every teenager’s head.

Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Gary Newton 501.804.2048 gary@mortuuspater.com

Contains drug use, language, and mature themes Print Contact Erica Gianchett (917) 621-7588 erica@slash-pr.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 6:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Comedy

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Romance

Drama

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Official Selections

Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 73 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Jennifer Hou Kwong (Jian Ping) Writers: Jamie Ceaser, Jennifer Hou Kwong (Jian Ping) Producer: Jamie Ceaser Executive Producer: Ellis M. Goodman Featured Subjects: Art Paul, Hugh Hefner, Joy Bivins, Jenny Gibbs, Thomas Dyja Art Paul was the founding director of Playboy magazine and served as its visual guru for 29 years. Not only did he create the iconic Bunny logo but he also changed the landscape of magazine design. Paul revolutionized the world of illustration, commissioning and mentoring perhaps more artists and illustrators than any art director ever. Although Playboy was judged in other spheres—as a scandal, an entertainment, or a social force for good—in the design world Paul’s innovations were revered and his warm personality made him a father figure among artists. Contains nudity and mature themes, suitable for most audiences Print Contact Jennifer Hou Kwong MoraQuest Media (312) 718-7149 MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Art & Music

Back Roads NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Alex Pettyfer Writers: Tawni O’Dell, Adrian Lyne Producers: Michael Ohoven, Craig Robinson, Alex Pettyfer, Ashley Mansour, Jake Seal, Dan Spilo Executive Producers: Simon Wetton, Ben White, Palmer Murray, Ali Jazayeri, Amy Rodrigue Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz, Juliette Lewis, Robert Patrick After his mother (Juliette Lewis) goes to jail for shooting and killing his abusive father, Harley Altmyer (Alex Pettyfer) is left to care for his three younger sisters in a rural Pennsylvania town. The uneducated Harley works two dead-end jobs to preserve what is left of his family, including the rebellious, sexual 16-year-old Amber (Nicola Peltz). Angered and traumatized by his painful past, Harley finally begins to feel hope when he connects with an older, married woman (Jennifer Morrison), and they embark on an affair. When shocking family secrets emerge, Harley’s life begins to spiral downward, leading to a devastating conclusion that impacts the entire community. Contains language, mature themes, violence, and sexual content Print Contact Taylor Devorsky, Samuel Goldwyn Films taylor@samuelgoldwyn.com

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 3:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Action/Thriller

Drama


Official Selections

Beyond Skiing Everest DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Directors: Steve Bellamy, Mike Marolt Writers: Steve Bellamy, Eric Mulker, Mike Marolt Producer: Steve Bellamy Executive Producers: Kerry Harmanis, Jack Jacobs Featured Subjects: Steve Marolt, Mike Marolt, Jim Gile, John Callahan, Jon Gibons ”Beyond Skiing Everest” is the story of identical twin brothers Mike and Steve Marolt and life-long friend Jim Gile taking ski mountaineering from their back yard peaks around Aspen, Colorado, and naturally progressing their sport to the greater ranges of the Himalayas and Andes over a 40-year period, and ultimately to being inducted into the USA National Ski Hall of Fame. The film is a dashboard of sorts for the critical natural progression that is required for ultimate success not only with skiing the highest peaks, but life. Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Mike Marolt marolt@rof.net (970) 920-1144 FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Sports World

The Bikes of Wrath DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 101 MINUTES / AUSTRALIA, USA / 2018 Directors: Cameron Ford & Charlie Turnbull Writers/Producers: Cameron Ford & Charlie Turnbull Executive Producer: Josh Butt Five Australian friends attempt to cycle 1,600 miles from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, to Bakersfield, California, in honor of the mighty westward migration undertaken by the Joad family in “The Grapes of Wrath.” Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel’s core themes: migration, inequality, and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration, and the American Dream. “The Bikes of Wrath” shines a positive light on America at a time when the world needs it most; all rolled into a unique, funny and life-affirming observational documentary filled with adventure, literature, music, and above all, human connection. Contains language and nudity, suitable for most audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Print Contacts Cameron Ford, cameron@dossflamingoss.com Charlie Turnbull, charlie@dossflamingoss.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 8:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Art & Music

Family Friendly

Current Events / History

Feel Good


Official Selections

Burden of Genius

Chi-Town

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 89 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Tjardus Greidanus Writer: Tjardus Greidanus Producers: Laura Davis, Carl Kurlander Featured Subjects: Dr. Thomas Starzl, David Crosby, Larry Kramer, David McCullough, James Redford

Director: Nick Budabin Producers: Nick Budabin, Terrence Elenteny, Neal Usatin Executive Producers: Terry Minogue, David Gioiella, Mark Littman Featured Subjects: Keifer Jerail Sykes, James Sykes, KJ Sykes, Allyne Scott

In 1967, Dr. Thomas Starzl stunned the world with the first successful liver transplantation. His breakthrough provoked controversy. Critics accused him of recklessness, even murder. Others declared it the beginning of a medical revolution.

“Chi-Town” follows Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey of the explosive point guard’s ascent is punctuated by personal loss, debilitating injury, and tragic violence. This is an intimate, raw, surprising, and unique behind the scenes look at a true champion—and what it really takes to make it.

“Burden of Genius” is the story of an innovator as complex and elusive as the biological secrets he unlocked. It is also a reflection on the price of scientific progress by the man many consider the greatest surgeon of the 20th century and the father of transplantation.

Contains violence, suitable for most audiences

Suitable for most audiences

Print Contact Dogwood Ltd (International sales agent) +44 (0) 20 7253 6244 info@dogwoof.com

Print Contact Laura Davis info@burdenofgeniusfilm.com MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 4:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Sports

Current Events / History

113

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Official Selections

Circles

Crime + Punishment

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 112 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director/Producer: Cassidy Friedman Featured Subjects: Eric Butler, Tre Thomas, Mercedes Morgan, Betsye Steele, Ted Quant

Director: Stephen Maing Producers: Stephen Maing, Ross Tuttle, Eric Daniel Metzgar Executive Producer: Laura Poitras

Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. Shot over two years, the film follows Butler’s impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate, and honest mentoring. When his own teenage son is arrested and beaten in jail, he begins to question his methods and ability—not just as a teacher, but also as a father. With incredible access, “Circles” is an inspirational portrait of a father desperate to provide his son with the leadership and compassion he never received from his own. Contains drug use, language, and mature themes suitable for most audiences Print Contact Cassidy Friedman Owner, Stories Matter Media LLC (415) 322-8047 e.cassidy@storiesmattermedia.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

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

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, “Crime + Punishment” intimately observes the real lives and struggles of a group of Black and Latino whistleblower cops known as “The NYPD 12” and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. Over four years of unprecedented access, the film cinematically exposes the interconnected stories of systemic injustice in New York City policing through the bold efforts of a group of active duty officers, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator. They bravely risk their safety, careers and livelihoods to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades. Contains violence and drug use Print Contact The Film Collaborative jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 1:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Current Events / History


Official Selections

Dawnland

The Drummer and the Keeper

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 86 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / IRELAND / 2017

Directors: Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip Producers: Adam Mazo, N. Bruce Duthu Executive Producers: Beth Murphy, Heather Rae, Shirley Sneve

Director: Nick Kelly Writer: Nick Kelly Producer: Kate McColgan Executive Producer: Mary Callery Cast: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy

For decades, child welfare authorities have been forcibly removing Native American children from their homes to “save” them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins an unprecedented investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body deals with difficult truths, questions the meaning of reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

Gabriel is the drummer of an up-and-coming rock band in Dublin, who, when not playing, can barely keep a handle on his drinking and depression. Following his latest incident, his sister forces him into therapy where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teen diagnosed with Asperger’s. What follows is a winning and completely unpredictable story of finding your family.

Suitable for most audiences

Contains language and nudity

Print Contact Upstander Project (561) 312-2450

Print Contact The Film Sales Company contact@filmsalescorp.com

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 4:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

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

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

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

Current Events / History

Art & Music Comedy Drama

115

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12


Official Selections

Emanuel

Esmeralda’s Twilight

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / MEXICO / 2018

Director: Brian Ivie Writer: Brian Ivie Producers: Mike Wildt, Dimas Salaberrios, John Shepherd Executive Producers: Dane Smith, David Segel, Tina Segel

Director: Ehécatl Garage Writer: Ehécatl Garage Producers/Executive Producers: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica A.C. Cast: Concepción Márquez, Clementina J. Guadarrama, Baltimore Beltrán, Fermin Martínez, Pedro Hernández

On June 17, 2015, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans during their closing prayer. Featuring never before seen interviews with survivors and family members of the victims, “Emanuel” tells the painful but hopeful story of a murder that shocked the nation, and an act of forgiveness that helped it heal.

With the death of her husband and the absence of her son, Esmeralda has lost her interest in life in the middle of a lonely town. But she regains hope when she gets a baby pig, Queenie, who gives her back the need to love and to take care of someone again.

Suitable for most audiences

In Spanish with English subtitles

Print Contact John Shepherd jshepherd@sdgpictures.com

Suitable for all audiences

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Print Contact Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica Mexico City, México +52 55 4155 0090 cesar@elccc.com.mx

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 3:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 6:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

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

Family Friendly

Comedy Drama

116

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14


Official Selections

Eternal Winter

Eva

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 110 MINUTES / HUNGARY / 2018

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

Director: Attila Szász Writers: Norbert Köbli, Attila Szász Producers: Tamás Lajos, Ábel Köves Cast: Marina Gera, Sándor Csányi, Laura Döbrösi, Diána Magdolna Kiss, Franciska Farkas Christmas 1944. Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village and transport them to a Soviet labor camp where they are forced to work in the coal mines under inhuman conditions. This is where Irén, one of the Hungarian women, meets Rajmund who decides to teach her how to survive. While she is determined to return home to her little daughter and family, history and fate have a different plan: Irén and Rajmund fall in love. Based on a true story. In Hungarian with English subtitles Contains nudity, violence, and mature themes Print Contact Szupermodern Stúdió, Hungary +36 1 238 0200 info@szupermodern.hu SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 1:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History Drama Romance

Director/Writer: Ted Green Producers: Ted Green Films, WFYI Public Media, Mika Brown Executive Producer: Clayton Taylor Featured Subjects: Eva Kor, Wolf Blitzer, Elliott Gould, Michael Berenbaum, Lucette Lagnado As a 10-year-old “Mengele Twin,” Eva Kor survived the experiments of the Nazis’ “Angel of Death.” At 50, she launched the biggest manhunt in history. Now 84, she urgently circles the globe to promote the controversial lesson her jaw-dropping journey has taught: healing through forgiveness. Narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner and featuring spectacular new footage shot around the world, “Eva” tells the full, unvarnished story of this historic figure for the first time, bolstered by interviews with Holocaust experts, celebrities she’s moved (Elliott Gould, Wolf Blitzer), fellow survivors she’s enraged, and a myriad of young people whose lives she’s changed—in many cases saved. Contains violence and mature themes Print Contact Jessica Chapman, “Eva” Distribution and Impact Manager, WFYI Public Media (317) 614-0427, jchapman@wfyi.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSAY, OCT. 18 – 7:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History

World


Official Selections

Farmer of the Year

Fiddlin’

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 103 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Directors: Kathy Swanson, Vince O’Connell Writer: Kathy Swanson Producers: Vince O’Connell, Kathy Swanson Executive Producers: Vince O’Connell, Kathy Swanson Cast: Barry Corbin, Mackinlee Waddell, Terry Kiser, Michelle O’Neill, Sue Scott

Director: Julie Simone Writers: Vicki Vlasic, Julie Simone, Janice Hampton Producers: Vicki Vlasic, Jill Mazursky, Julie Simone Executive Producers: Rick Vlasic and Kurt Gibbs Featured Subjects: Presley Barker, Wayne Henderson, Kitty Amaral, Eddie Bond, Karen Carr

When widowed 82-year-old Minnesota farmer Hap Anderson sells the family farm he finds himself marginalized and adrift. Motivated by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies he sets out to attend his 65th WWII reunion with his unemployed granddaughter in a dilapidated Winnebago. Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. From finding a place that will cash a travelers cheque to enjoying a cup of instant coffee they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that their issues are ageless.

”Fiddlin’” is an Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the World’s Oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains. Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god,” is both a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year-old guitar prodigy, Presley Barker, shows how closely knit a community of musicians can be. With multi-generations jamming together, we are witness to some off-the-charts pickin’ and fiddlin’. And when the top 10 finalists are announced in the ultra-competitive guitar competition, we’re in for an exciting and unexpected musical climax. Suitable for all audiences

Suitable for most audiences

Print Contact Vicki Vlasic and Julie Simone fiddlinfilms@gmail.com

Print Contact Buffalo Ridge Productions, LLC2 (413) 522-1262 producer@yellowhousefilms.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 6:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:30 PM FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 8:00 PM

AMC Castleton Square 14

The Toby at Newfields

Art & Music Family Friendly

Comedy Drama

118

Feel Good

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


Official Selections

Film School Africa

Freelancers Anonymous

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 89 MINUTES / SOUTH AFRICA, USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 81 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director/Writer/Producer: Nathan Pfaff Executive Producers: Nathan Pfaff, Katie Taylor Featured Subjects: Katie Taylor, Marie Midcalf, Sihle James, Repro Mpitsa, TK Shikwambana

Director: Sonia Sebastian Writers: Amy Dellagiarino, Lisa Cordileone Producers: Lisa Cordileone, Amy Dellagiarino, Sonia Sebastian, Eugene Sun Park Cast: Lisa Cordileone, Natasha Negovanlis, Alexandra Billings, Jennifer Bartels, Mouzam Makkar, Amy Shiels, Megan Cavanagh, Haviland Stillwell, Grace Rex, Jennie Mcnulty, Cassandra Blair, Jamison Scala

Katie Taylor, a Los Angeles casting director, leaves her quickly growing career behind in order to teach filmmaking to youth in an impoverished South African community. Originally intending to equip them with employment opportunities, she quickly discovers the therapeutic impact on her students as they process life events through their films. Despite the community being resistant towards art and film, the school expands to a second community and an additional collegelevel program. Emerging from a wide range of social backgrounds, the students find themselves bridging racial and cultural barriers as they become united through filmmaking. “Film School Africa” exemplifies the power of storytelling within both the individual and the community.

Rushing to get to her pointless job every morning sucks, and Billie’s not putting up with it anymore. After telling everyone to f*** off, she unfortunately has to break the news to her fiancé. When she meets a ragtag group of women who are also looking for employment, Billie is struck with the idea of cultivating their skills to create an app, by designing a prototype for an investor launch party.

In English with subtitles

Billie takes the risk of her life, lying to her fiancé in order to buy time until her plan for Freelancers Anonymous can come to fruition. When the wedding and the launch party are booked for the same day, it all comes to a head.

Suitable for all audiences

Contains language and mature themes

Print Contact Nathan Pfaff (609) 970-9402, nathan@travelightstudios.com

Print Contact The Film Collaborative jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 8:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 4:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 2:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Art & Music

Comedy

Family Friendly

LGBTQ+

World

Romance


Official Selections

GameChangers

Go Penguins!

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 77 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director/Producer/Writer: Joseph Dondanville Executive Producers: Tom Anderson, John Coyne, Ken Fishbein, Paul Gallagher, Larry Rosenzweig Featured Subjects: Tom Anderson, Richard Bradshaw, Nate Byrd, John Holmes, Larry Rosenzweig

Director/Producer/Writer: Randy Caspersen Featured Subjects: Tracey Busby, Daniel King, Jonah Malecki, Cody Marbutt, Haley Tyrrell, Justin Parker “Go Penguins!” is a documentary that follows a theater troupe’s journey to produce a Broadway-style musical featuring children and young adults with developmental disabilities in lead and ensemble roles.

A historical documentary, “GameChangers” sits at the intersection of sports, race and culture, tipping off with rare, 8mm game footage taken from two high school basketball games played in Chicago in the mid-1960s. These tense, playoff match ups featured some predictable story lines, city versus suburbs, black versus white, and both games were played against the backdrop of a very turbulent time. Plenty of pre-game and post-game drama surrounded this particular rivalry, with shattered backboards, some really good basketball, and incendiary headlines... all taking center stage.

In a cinéma vérité style, the film follows these artists, their peer mentors, parents and theater professionals as they journey through the intense process of preparing for their big show at the local high school. ”Go Penguins!” showcases the importance of the performing arts in creating self-confidence, empowering families, mobilizing a supportive community, and inspiring audiences to see the abilities that shine in everyone.

Suitable for all audiences

Suitable for all audiences

Print Contact Joseph Dondanville (847) 910-3491 joe@mydfilms.com

Print Contact Randy Caspersen (213) 618-0065 rcaspersen@niu.edu

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History

Art & Music

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Feel Good

Feel Good

Sports

120

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Official Selections

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 72 MINUTES / CANADA / 2018 Director: Maya Gallus Writer: Maya Gallus Producers: Maya Gallus, Howard Fraiberg Executive Producer: Jane Jankovic Featured Subjects: Anne Sophie Pic, Angela Hartnett, Anita Lo, Victoria Blamey, Amanda Cohen Restaurant kitchens are a pressurized stew of brutal hours, high stress, and sleep deprivation. Acting out goes with the territory and anyone lower on the totem pole is fair game. But the familiar macho posturing of celebrity chefs has reached a tipping point. Now with an influx of women at the helm of restaurants, and a younger generation unwilling to submit to the brutal conditions once considered the norm, the rules of “kitchen culture” as we know are being rewritten.

The Hello Girls: The Story of America’s First Female Soldiers DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 56 MINUTES / FRANCE, USA / 2018 Director/Writer/Executive Producer: James Theres Producers Elizabeth Cobbs Featured Subjects: Cokie Roberts, Elizabeth Cobbs, Mark Hough, Carolyn Timbie, Helen Richard In 1918, the US Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They wore Army uniforms and swore Army oaths. By war’s end, these women, known affectionately as the Hello Girls, had connected over 26 million calls. They served during the occupation of Germany and the Paris Peace Conference. The last of the Hello Girls returned home in 1920, only to be told they were never soldiers after all.

In French and English with English subtitles

Told through 100-year old letters, photos, rare archival footage, only known audio of a real Hello Girl, and interviews with family and historians, “The Hello Girls” brings to life a story that was lost to history.

Contains language and mature themes

In French and English with English subtitles

“The Heat” takes viewers behind-the-scenes to meet pioneers who broke through the glass ceiling.

Print Contact Vesna Cudic, Head of MetFilm Sales +44 (0) 20 8280 9117
 vesna@metfilm.co.uk

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

Suitable for all audiences - plays with documentary feature “Adios Amor” Print Contact James Theres Lincoln, Penny Films jimtheres@gmail.com SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 12:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History

Current Events / History

Feel Good

World


Official Selections

hillbilly

Hiroshima Carp Theater

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / JAPAN / 2018

Director: Sally Rubin and Ashley York Writers: Sally Rubin and Ashley York Producers: Ashley York and Sally Rubin Executive Producers: Doug Blush, Silas House, David Sutherland Featured Subjects: bell hooks, Billy Redden, Michael Apted, Ronny Cox, Silas House

Director/Writer: Hideyuki Tokigawa Producers: Daiki Okumura, Naohiko Sakamoto Executive Producer: Akira Mizumoto Cast: Yoshimi Tokuzawa, Honoka Yahagi, Norito Yashima, Yumiko Matsumoto, Yuuki Ogoe The day before the final closure of a historic movie theater in Hiroshima, a mysterious man appears. He tells a tale of Hiroshima’s past. Of a baseball team, the Carp. Of their coming from the ashes of wartime. Of how they were penniless, but with the support of their dedicated citizens they not only survived, but thrived. Through the tales of the Hiroshima Carp’s past, our mysterious storyteller helps the owners of the movie theater devise a plan to resurrect their venue to a historic modern victory of Hiroshima Carp in the Japanese baseball league.

“hillbilly” is a documentary film that examines the iconic hillbilly image in media and culture. The film explores more than a hundred years of media representation of mountain and rural people and offers an urgent exploration of how we see and think about rural America. Contains nudity, language, druge use, sexual content, violence, and mature themes Print Contact Holler Home Productions 3956 San Rafael Ave., LA, CA 90065 SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 8:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

In Japanese with English subtitles Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Hideyuki Tokigawa/TimeRiver Pictures, Inc +81-90-7826-1045, tokigawa7@gmail.com

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History World

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Comedy

Romance

Drama

Sports

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World

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Official Selections

In Reality

Indivisible

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 89 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 119 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Ann Lupo Writers: Ann Lupo, Esteban Pedraza, Aaron Pryka Producers: Holly Meehl, Ann Lupo Executive Producers: Freida Orange, Winnie Kemp Cast: Ann Lupo, Miles G. Jackson, Kimiko Glenn

Director: David G. Evans Writers: David G. Evans, Cheryl McKay, Peter White Producer: Darren Moorman Executive Producers: Sarah Drew, Ben Howard, Bill Reeves and Erik Weir Cast: Justin Bruening, Sarah Drew, Jason George, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and Skye P. Marshall

Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she has found it, she is friendzoned. The disappointment of rejection sends her into an obsessive downward spiral that tests the limits of her sanity and the strength of her closest friendship. In order to reclaim her bearings on reality, she confronts her overgrown fantasies by making a film about the experience. The result is a vulnerable, hilarious, and vibrantly stylized investigation of love. Contains language and mature themes

With deeply etched battle scars, the soldiers’ long-awaited homecoming is much different than any of their families anticipated. Carrying burdens the other can’t comprehend, the Turners must decide if they’re willing to face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage.

Print Contact Holly Meehl, Producer holly@lunamaxfilms.com (203) 733-8378 SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Comedy Romance

“Indivisible” is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Yet before they can unpack their new house, Darren is deployed to Iraq. Heather is left taking care of their three young children alone… as well as serving the families of the other deployed soldiers.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Tiffany Long (615) 828-9703, tiffany@troopsandallies.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

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

Drama Romance


Official Selections

Intelligent Lives

Letter from Masanjia

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 70 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 75 MINUTES / CANADA, CHINA, USA / 2018

Director/Producer: Dan Habib Writer: Jody Becker Executive Producers: Chris Cooper, Marianne Leone Cooper, Amy Brenneman Cast: Chris Cooper, Micah Fialka-Feldman, Naieer Shaheed, Naomie Monplaisir

Director: Leon Lee Writers: Leon Lee, Caylan Ford Producers Leon Lee Co-Producers: Melissa James, Caylan Ford

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes “Intelligent Lives,” a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. “Intelligent Lives” stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities–Micah, Naieer, and Naomie–who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award®-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional and personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the USA.

A woman in Oregon discovers an SOS note stashed in a box of Halloween decorations from K-mart. Her story goes viral and leads to the closure of China’s barbaric labor camps. News travels through China’s firewall and reaches the letter-writer, Sun Yi. A former Chinese prisoner who had been jailed for his beliefs, he now fears for his life and his family’s safety. Despite that, he is determined to expose the truth, whatever the cost. In “Letter from Masanjia,” Sun Yi teams up with Peabody Award-winning director Leon Lee and takes you inside China’s terrifying police state through the eyes of a political prisoner. He uses hidden cameras to capture details of his torturous past while authorities remain hot on his heels. “Letter from Masanjia” reveals how the brave actions of a bespectacled engineer in China and a mom in the USA led to major changes on the other side of the world.

Suitable for most audiences

In Mandarin and English with English subtitles

Print Contact Dan Habib, Institute on Disability (603) 228-2084, dan.habib@unh.edu

Suitable for most audiences

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 3:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Print Contact Melissa James (778) 686-4283, melissa.james@flyingcloud.ca SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 8:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History Feel Good

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Official Selections

Life with Dog NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 105 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Corbin Bernsen Writer: Corbin Bernsen Producers: Jim Greilick, Jordan Smith, Corbin Bernsen, Henry Penzi & Christopher Brian Nicoletti Executive Producers: Robert Levy & John Bauer Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Marilu Henner, Chelsey Crisp “My wife had faith, I had doubt…you’d be surprised how well those two work together!” That’s been Joe Bigler’s “life operating manual” until his wife died in a mysterious bicycle accident. Now without her faith to help him mourn, and his doubt driving toward a mystery surrounding her death, Joe is left with more questions than he can handle, and quickly finds himself spiraling into a dark abyss… uncertain of all things. His rescue comes in the form of a dog who wanders into his rose garden and refuses to leave. “Dog,” as Joe unaffectionately refers to him, never utters a single bark, but engages Joe in silent conversation, and together they form an unexpected bond. And with that bond comes a new understanding of love, mercy, and compassion. Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Home Theater Films (818) 754-8977, info@hometheaterfilms.com FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 2:30 PM The Toby at Newfields Drama

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

Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / IRELAND, USA / 2018 Directors: Lucas Bell, Meigan Bell Writer: Meigan Bell Producers: Lucas Bell, Meigan Bell, Alexander Gasowski Executive Producer: Meigan Bell Featured Subjects: Joe Humphreys, Dolores Humphreys Barnes, Johanna Humphreys, Dennis Shannon III “Live The Stream” is an intimate portrayal of Pennsylvania’s fly fishing legend, Joe Humphreys, a man who was born to fish, lives to teach, and strives to pass on a respect for our waters. This beautiful documentary follows fly fishing legend, Joe Humphreys for one year both on and off the water as he shares the sport he loves with others. From teaching youth to helping Veterans, going after personal records, and spearheading a conservation dream - this intimate portrayal is a tribute to the power of positive influence, the richness of family and friendships, and Joe’s invitation to everyone to step into his fountains of youth, his streams. Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Meigan Bell, Nomadic Studio - MD meigan@thenomadic.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 11:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Current Events

Sports

Family Friendly

World

Feel Good


Official Selections

Man Made

Mankiller

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 74 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: T Cooper Writers: T Cooper, Allison Glock-Cooper Producers: T Cooper Executive Producers: Téa Leoni, John Hirsch, Ron Yassen

Director: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl Producers: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Charlie Soap, Stacy Mahoney, Kristina Kiehl Executive Producer: Gale Anne Hurd

“Man Made” takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who, like the film’s director, were born and raised female), take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world (held in Atlanta, GA). “Man Made” is a character-driven, intimate, and riveting vérité-style competition film, but also a unique social justice narrative. It speaks to the ways in which we all choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.

This is the story of an American legend, Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985. Having relocated from Oklahoma to San Francisco earlier in her life, Mankiller worked with both the nascent Black Panther and the Alcatraz occupation movements, eventually bringing the passion and experiences she gained back to her people. Despite nearly insurmountable obstacles, during her decade-long tenure as Principal Chief and beyond, Mankiller’s leadership enabled the Cherokee Nation to become one of the most economically and culturally successful tribes in America.

Contains nudity, language, and mature themes

Suitable for all audiences

Print Contact The Film Collaborative jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Print Contact Valerie Red-Horse Mohl (818) 389-4714 valerier@valerieredhorse.com

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 8:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 142

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 8:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History LGBTQ+

Current Events / History

Sports

Drama Feel Good

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Official Selections

Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream

Marisa in the Woods

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / UK, USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 83 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2017

Director: Steve Wystrach Writers: Steve Wystrach & Steve Armstrong Producer: Steve Wystrach Executive Producer: Steve Wystrach Featured Subjects: Robert Manry, Bill Jorgensen, Steven Callahan

Director: Antonio Morales Writer: Antonio Morales Producers: Jon Arrospide, Antonio Morales Executive Producer: Álvaro Manzano Cast: Patricia Jordá, Mauricio Bautista, Aida de la Cruz, Carmen Mayordomo, Resu Morales

There is no dream so large that it can’t fit into a tiny boat.

Marisa feels that she is taking a backseat role in her own life. With nothing in the pipeline, no job or future, she puts herself to one side to focus on supporting her best friend, Mina, who’s inconsolable after breaking up with her boyfriend, Salvador. Marisa is lost in a jungle of other people’s drama while postponing hers. She wakens from this lethargy after an unexpected event completely overturns all her ideas and she wanders through the streets of Madrid, until she is forced to face what is worrying her.

In 1965, middle-aged newspaper editor Robert Manry was a happily married family man living in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. His colleagues at “The Plain Dealer” were shocked to learn he had secretly set off across the Atlantic in his 13.5-foot boat, Tinkerbelle, to pursue his boyhood dream. By the time his summer-long odyssey ended, Manry had become the target of a wild news frenzy perpetrated by his employer, was greeted by a cheering throng of 50,000 Britons, and had become a hero to his countrymen–and to dreamers everywhere. Suitable for all audiences

Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Jon Arrospide +34 665112156 jonarrospide@gmail.com

Print Contact Steve Wystrach (213) 369-6903 omnisteve@gmail.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

In Spanish with English subtitles

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Comedy

Current Events / History Sports World

Drama World

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14


Official Selections

Maze

Miss Arizona

TOM VAUGHAN LAWLOR

BARRY WARD

MARTIN MCCANN

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / IRELAND / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Stephen Burke Writer: Stephen Burke Producers: Jane Doolan, Brendan Byrne DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BURKE 2017 / 93 MIN / IRELAND / ENGLISH / PRISON THRILLER Executive Producers: Rory Gilmartin, Simon Perry, Jacob Abrahamson Sales Contact: Cast: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann

Director/Writer: Autumn McAlpin Producers: Autumn McAlpin & DeAnna Cooper Executive Producer: Michael McAlpin Cast: Johanna Braddy, Robyn Lively, Missi Pyle, Steve Guttenberg, Willam Rose Raynes was crowned Miss Arizona—15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a loveless marriage, Rose accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at a women’s shelter.

173 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 USA

Based on the true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 prisoners from the HMP Maze high security prison, “Maze” is a gripping prison break film that follows the relationship between two men on opposite sides of the prison bars.

Digging out the relics of her pageant queen past, Rose attempts to share her “Making Your Presence a Present” platform speech with a room of four disinterested women dodging abusive exes. But when trouble shows up at the shelter, what the women really need is for Rose’s shiny SUV to get them out of dodge.

Contains language Print Contact Arnie Holland Lightyear Entertainment (818) 855-1318 arnie@lightyear.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

The five embark on an all-night adventure through LA’s darkest streets and wildest drag club as the women fight to survive, and in so doing, discover what they need most. Contains language, violence, mature themes suitable for most audiences

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

Print Contact Autumn McAlpin (310) 853-3450, autumn.mcalpin@gmail.com

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Action/Thriller Current Events / History Drama World

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 8:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Comedy Drama

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Feel Good


Official Selections

Morine

Mountain Rest

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 115 MINUTES / LEBANON / 2018 Director: Tony Farjallah Writer: Tony Farjallah Producer: Tony Farjallah Executive Producer: Takla Chamoun Farjallah Cast: Carmen Bsaibes, Ghassan Massoud, Mounir Maasri, Hassan Farhat, Takla Chamoun The year is 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Living with God is men’s privilege and the most unreachable women’s right. Stubborn as she is, a 20-year-old revolutionary girl breaks the rules and endures all the consequences. In Arabic with English subtitles Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Tony Farjallah tfarjallah@lau.edu.lb

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:00 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 4:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Alex O. Eaton Writer: Alex O. Eaton Producers: Fernando Loureiro, Renata Nascimento, Roberto Vasconcellos, Márcia Mayer Executive Producers: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Mile Joris- Peyrafitte, Will Coble, Mark McDonald Cast: Frances Conroy, Natalia Dyer, Shawn Hatosy, Kate Lyn Sheil After years without contact, Ethel, an aging actress, asks her estranged daughter and granddaughter, Frankie and Clara, home for the weekend to attend an extravagant party. At 16, Clara has never met any extended family, and her grandmother’s eccentric nature is infectious. Clara is drawn deeper into her grandmother’s fantasies and disillusionments, causing the rift in Clara’s relationship with her mother to widen. Meanwhile, Frankie is left to battle her own demons and face a love she left behind. These tensions culminate as Ethel’s ulterior motive for the weekend’s festivities force everyone to reconsider the roles they play in each other’s lives, and the worth of family as a whole. Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Marcia Nunes (617) 576-3603

Drama World

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 10:00 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Drama

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 3:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields


Official Selections

Moving Stories

Nathan’s Kingdom

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION / 83 MINUTES USA, ROMANIA, INDIA, IRAQ, SOUTH KOREA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 98 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Rob Fruchtman Writer: Cornelia Ravenal Producers: Mikael Södersten, Cornelia Ravenal, Wendy Sax Executive Producers: Cornelia Ravenal, Amy Lumet Featured Subjects: Jonathan Hollander, Tadej Brdnik, Robin Cantrell, Clement Mensah, Sean Scantelbury

Director/Writer: Olicer Muñoz Producers: Michelle Opitz, Emily Beach, Olicer Muñoz Executive Producers: Rick Santizo, Pietro Villani Cast: Madison Ford, Jacob Lince, Sarah Assumma, John Henry, Peter Mendoza “Nathan’s Kingdom” is a dark fantasy, coming-of-age drama about Nathan, a young autistic man struggling with his teenage opiate-addicted sister, Laura, and rather than surrendering to social services, they risk their lives to find a kingdom that once existed only in their imaginations.

An acclaimed New York dance company travels the world teaching the tools of choreography to young people who’ve experienced war, poverty, sexual violence, extreme prejudice, and severe trauma as refugees. As the dancerteachers struggle to break through, their students respond in extraordinary ways. As they prepare to perform in public in only a week, both students and teachers are transformed, unlocking feelings and stories in wellsprings of creativity.

To cope with the hardships of a broken home, Nathan spent his younger years playing with his self-appointed best friend, Laura. Together, they invent a fictitious safe haven called “The Kingdom” and promise each other to one day find it. Ten years go by and adulthood sets in. In an effort to save the only family he has, Nathan outmaneuvers social services and takes Laura on a mythical quest: battling monsters, enduring epic wars, and confronting an underground civilization of ghouls in hopes to find the Kingdom with the potential to transform their lives forever.

In English, Hindi, Romanian, and Korean with English subtitles Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Jim Browne, Argot Pictures (646) 732-3725 jim@argotpictures.com FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Contains drug use - suitable for most audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 4:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

Art & Music World

Print Contact Moon And Back Films (323) 327-3402, olicer@moonandbackfilms.com

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Official Selections

Nosotros

Painless

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / USA / 2017

Director: Felipe Vara de Rey Writers: Felipe Vara and Hugo Mas Producers: Cristina Hergueta and Javier “Tasio” Gómez Executive Producer: Vermut Films Cast: María García, Jonathan “Suko” Peña, Felipe Vara, Sarah Bienzobas, Diego “Seda” Quejido

Director: Jordan Horowitz Writer: Jordan Horowitz Producers: Jordan Horowitz, Anthony Ambrosino, Nicholas Delmenico Cast: Joey Klein, Evalena Marie, Kip Gilman, Pascal Yen-Pfister, Tommie Sox

“Nosotros” follows a group of five friends during the weekend of the Spanish presidential election held in December 2015, probably the most important election in Spain’s recent history due to the deep political and financial crisis in Southern Europe. Our five protagonists are in a crucial moment in their lives; as Spain decides its future, all of them will have to make a decision that could shake the grounds on which they are building their existence.

Henry Long was born with a rare condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain. Life for him is a daily struggle, never knowing when he might become seriously injured without realizing it, or worse, die from some internal injury he never even knew existed. He lives in a constant state of fear and is completely alienated from those around him who cannot relate to his daily struggles. Henry has dedicated his life to finding a cure so that he can one day know what it’s like to feel “normal.” When he discovers a promising drug that he is unable to obtain on his own, he gets involved with a dangerous scientist who may be exploiting him for his own secret agenda.

In Spanish with English subtitles Suitable for most audiences Print Contact nosotrosfilm@gmail.com

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

Contains drug use - suitable for most audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:45 PM

AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Print Contact Jordan Horowitz (917) 733-9819, jordan@jordansfilms.com

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 7:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Current Events / History Drama World

Action/Thriller

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Drama


Official Selections

People’s Republic of Desire

Phantom Cowboys

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / CHINA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Hao Wu Producer: Hao Wu Executive Producers: Jean Tsien, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen Featured Subjects: Shen Man, Li Xianliang, Jiang Congyong

Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone Producers: Ryan Scarfuro, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Annie Waldman Executive Producers: Zachary Shedd, Matthew Petock Featured Subjects: Nick, Larry, and Tyler From acclaimed director Daniel Patrick Carbone (2013 Heartland International Film Festival Grand Prize Winner “Hide Your Smiling Faces”) comes a fascinating and poetic longitudinal study of growing up in America. Filmed over the course of nine years, we meet Nick, Larry, and Tyler--three boys from rural America–as they grow from boys to men in the parts of the country that are slowly becoming lost to time. From the deserts of California, to the sugarcane fields of Florida, to the backwoods of West Virginia, Carbone offers an intimate and deeply resonant portrait of finding yourself in a constantly changing world.

In a digital universe where live streamers earn as much as $200K a month, can virtual relationships replace reallife human connection? “People’s Republic of Desire” tells the stories of two such online stars who’ve risen from isolation to fame and fortune in China. The film takes us on a vérité journey through their live streaming showrooms, which have become virtual gathering places for hundreds of millions - from the super rich who lavish performers with digital gifts, to poor migrant workers who worship them. The characters are brought together in a series of bizarre online idol competitions, where they discover that happiness in their virtual world may be as elusive as in the real one.

Contains language and violence Print Contact The Film Sales Company lucas.verga@filmsalescorp.com

Contains language - suitable for most audiences Print Contact Cinetic Media Carroll@cineticmedia.com

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 3:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 7:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:30 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

World

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Official Selections

Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 56 MINUTES / USA, SPAIN / 2018 Director: Annie O’Neil Writer: Annie O’Neil Producer: Annie O’Neil Executive Producers: Maggie Lynch, Bill Lynch, Doug Blush Featured Subjects: Phil Volker, Rebecca Graves Due to his treatments for his stage 4 cancer, Phil can only dream of walking the 500 mile long spiritual pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago in Spain. He does the next best thing: he builds a Camino in the forest behind his house and keeps track of the ‘laps’ he walks by tracing his route along a map of Spain. He walks the complete 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago without ever leaving home. In so doing, his health is improved and he realizes what is most important in life. Step by step, he connects with others in ways he never did before. Suitable for all audiences

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

World

Directors: Noel Dockstader & Quinn Kanaly Writers: Noel Dockstader & Quinn Kanaly Producers: Noel Dockstader & Quinn Kanaly Executive Producers: Ian Reinhard, Dana Nachman, Angus Macqueen Cast: Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg, Solar Impulse Team “Point of No Return” follows the journey of two Swiss pilots as they make an historic attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight. The Solar Impulse mission: to prove the potential of clean technology and inspire hearts and minds. Along the way, technical failures, unplanned landings, and stormy weather put the entire mission in jeopardy and drain their team’s spirits. To achieve their goal, they must push themselves far beyond their limits. A remarkable psychological drama unfolds, as they face gut-wrenching decisions and grapple with fear, conflict, and the unknown.

Contains language - suitable for all audiences

Steve Michelson - Specialty Studios, (650) 762-2460

Feel Good

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2017

In French and English with English subtitles

Print Contacts Annie O’Neil, (310) 403-4228

Family Friendly

Point of No Return

Print Contact Far West Film Co info@pointofnoreturndoc.com TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events

Feel Good

Family Friendly

World


Official Selections

Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 55 MINUTES / USA / 2017 Directors/Producers: Lucy Ostrander, Don Sellers Writer: Don Sellers Featured Subjects: Franklin Odo, Ted Tsukiyama, Tom Coffman, Mark Matsunaga, James McNaughton “Proof of Loyalty” tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in WWII. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combatted prejudice and discrimination to loyally serve their country. Their extraordinary service, mostly untold, ultimately changed the course of US history.

Radiogram NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 84 MINUTES / BULGARIA, POLAND, TURKEY / 2017 Director: Rouzie Hassanova Writer: Rouzie Hassanova Producers: Gergana Stankova, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Klaudia Smieja Cast: Alexander Hadjiangelov, Yana Titova, Aleksandar Aleksiev, Alexander Ivanov 1971. Bulgaria is under the Communist regime. In a time when people are systematically oppressed, a father decides to walk almost 100 kilometers to the nearest town so he can buy a new radio for his rock ‘n’ roll obsessed son. In Bulgarian with English subtitles

Suitable for all audiences

Contains violence - suitable for most audiences

Print Contact Lucy Ostrander (206) 617-1354, lucy@stourwater.com

Print Contact Intramovies, via E. Manfredi +39 06 8077252, mail@intramovies.com

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

Current Events / History

Drama

World

Also included with Proof of Loyalty:

American NARRATIVE SHORT / 19 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Richie Adams Writers: Richie Adams, Bart Gavigan Producers: Richie Adams, Brent Caballero Executive Producers: Ken Whitney, Elizabeth K. Whitney Cast: George Takei, Leonardo Nam, Rachel Michiko Whitney, Ivan Shaw, Keong Sim After meeting a mother and daughter, a 94-year-old Japanese-American veteran recounts moments in an internment camp and his service with the 442nd in WWII. An Indy Shorts Official Selection.


Official Selections

The Rescue List

The Rest I Make Up

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 82 MINUTES / GHANA, USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 79 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Directors/Producers: Alyssa Fedele, Zachary Fink Executive Producer: Steve James Featured Subjects: Edem Akpalu, Stephen Kwame Addo, Peter Samuel, Teye Adi

Director: Michelle Memran Producers: Michelle Memran, Heather Winters, Katie Pearl, Shelby Siegel Executive Producers: piece by piece productions, Jennifer Fox

“The Rescue List” is an immersive documentary that intimately follows the lives of two rescued children living in a rehabilitation shelter in Ghana, as social workers help them recover from a childhood enslaved to fishermen on Lake Volta--the largest man-made lake on Earth. But their story takes an unexpected turn when their rescuer embarks on another rescue mission and asks the children for help.

The visionary Cuban-American dramatist and educator Maria Irene Fornes spent her career constructing astonishing worlds onstage and teaching countless students how to connect with their imaginations. When she gradually stops writing due to dementia, an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignites her spontaneous creative spirit and triggers a decade-long collaboration that picks up where the pen left off.

“The Rescue List” charts the unfolding drama of these rescue operations alongside a moving portrait of the boys’ recoveries as they prepare to return to their families. By doing so, the film tells a touching story of friendship and courage - a story that transcends the trope of victimhood and illustrates what it means to love and to survive.

In Spanish and English with English subtitles Suitable for most audiences

In Twi, Fante, Ewe, Ga, and English with English subtitles

Print Contact Kristen Fitzpatrick, Women Make Movies (212) 925-0606 ext. 3120 kfitzpatrick@wmm.com

Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Collective Hunch (415) 413-8229, info@collectivehunch.com FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 3:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

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

Art & Music World

Current Events / History Feel Good World

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Official Selections

River Runs Red

Room for Rent NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / CANADA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 94 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer: Wes Miller Producers: Leonard Ohaebosim, Wes Miller, Curtis Nichouls, Sasha Yelaun, James Bruce, Jake Shapiro, Jaqueline Flemming, Rachel Ryling Executive Producers: David Gilbery, Charles Dorfman, Jason Garrett, David Rogers, Kevin Murray, Rodney Jones, James Morrow, DJ Dodd, Geneva Wasserman, Branden Cobb, BK Fulton, Danny H. Chan, Danny Roth, Damiano Tucci Cast: Taye Diggs, George Lopez, John Cusack, Luke Hemsworth, Jennifer Tao NEURON SYNDICATE INC 310.584.9446

CINEDIGM

RIVER RUNS RED

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Respected judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs) trusts the legal system he swore to uphold. But when two white cops gun down his only son in cold blood, the system fails. Grieving and in despair, Judge Coleman switches his gavel for a gun, dishing out revenge, not justice. It is a piece that will allow the audience to analyze and debate the historical and contemporary approach when confronting the dilemma of using violence or non-violence when dealing with bad cops or social injustice. Contains violence and language Print Contact Jacqueline Fleming, Jaqentgroup@gmail.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

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

Action/Thriller Current Events / History

Drama

Director: Matt Atkinson Writer: Matt Atkinson Producers: Kyle Bornais, Scott Gfeller, Shawn Myrick, Justin Rebelo, Robert Scarborough Executive Producers: Jay Firestone, Mark Gingras, John Laing, Scott Leary, Steven Pasternak, Mark Satterthwaite, Tony Wosk Cast: Brett Gelman, Mark Little, Carla Gallo, Stephnie Weir, Patrick J. Adams, Mark McKinney When a broke 32-year-old ex-lottery winner convinces his parents to rent their spare room to save from downsizing, a creepy stranger with a hidden agenda moves in. Contains language and mature themes Print Contact Kyle Greenberg, Gunpowder & Sky kg@gunpowdersky.com

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 6:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Comedy

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 7:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields


Official Selections

Saints Rest

The Samuel Project

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / ISRAEL, USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Noga Ashkenazi Writers: Tyson Stock and Noga Ashkenazi Producers: Devin Landin, Amir Harel, Noga Ashkenazi Executive Producers: Paul McCulley (EP), Rebecca Green (Co-EP) Cast: Hani Furstenberg, Allie Trimm, and Dana Ivgy

Director: Marc Fusco Writers: Marc Fusco and Chris Neighbors Producers: Steve Weinberger, Rebecca Reyes, Jeff Deverett (Producers), Gary Cohen (Co-Producer) Executive Producer: Jeff Deverett Cast: Hal Linden, Ryan Ochoa, Mateo Arias, Ken Davitian, Liza Lapira

A musical drama about two estranged sisters who haven’t seen each other since their mother’s funeral several years ago. Allie, the youngest of the two, followed her dreams and went off to college to study theater, while Joni stayed behind to take over their mother’s coffee shop, “Saints Rest.” Reunited over the course of one summer, the sisters​​form a connection through their shared love of music, as they remember their mother and rebuild their relationship.

With dreams of becoming an artist, a teen (Ryan Ochoa) makes his grandfather, Samuel (Hal Linden), the subject of an animated art project for school. He then discovers that his Jewish grandpa, a dry cleaner in San Diego, was heroically saved as a boy from Nazi capture by a young woman in Germany. Suitable for most audiences Print Contact in8 Releasing info@thesamuelprojectmovie.com

Contains language and mature themes Print Contact Noga Ashkenazi noga.ashkenazi@gmail.com FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 6:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 10:30 AM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 8:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

Art & Music Drama

Art & Music

Family Friendly

Drama

Feel Good

Feel Good

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Official Selections

The School in the Cloud

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / UK, USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director/Writer: Jerry Rothwell Producers: Al Morrow, Dan Demissie Executive Producers: Jonny Persey, Stewart Le Marechal, Ted Dintersmith, Lynda Weinman Featured Subjects: Sugata Mitra, Mridul. Krishanu, Priya, Nitish Mondal

Director/Writer: Cady McClain Producers: Cady McClain, Jon Lindstrom, Kate Super, Li Lu, Kimberly McCullough, Eva Paris Cicinyte, Amanda Quinn Olivar ”Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct” is a documentary film which emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality. Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, the film opens the conversation up to ask “What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?”

What is the future of education in a networked world? Indian professor Sugata Mitra calls for a revolution in how and what we learn. With a global network of information a few clicks away, Mitra argues that the Victorian model on which our school systems are based is obsolete. “The School In The Cloud” follows a three-year experiment as Mitra installs unmanned Internet kiosks in locations ranging from remote villages in West Bengal to a school in north east England, to enable children to selforganize their learning.

Featuring Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director “Homeland”), Sarah Gavron (Director: “Suffragette,” “Brick Lane”), Li Lu (“There is a New World Somewhere”) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (Director HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness”).

Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Vesna Cudic, Head of MetFilm Sales +44 (0) 20 8280 9117. vesna@metfilm.co.uk FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Suitable for most audiences

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

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

Print Contact Kate Super, Sidford House sibwomendirect@gmail.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Current Events / History

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Official Selections

The Serengeti Rules

The Silence of Others

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / UK, USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / SPAIN / 2018

Director/Writer: Nicolas Brown Producer: David Allen Executive Producers: David Elisco, John Battsek, Dennis Liu, Andrew Battsek Featured Subjects: Sean B. Carroll, Jim Estes, Bob Paine, Mary Power, John Terborgh

Directors: Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar Producers: Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar Executive Producers: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García; Justine Nagan, Chris White; Sally Jo Fifer; Sandie Viquez Pedlow ”The Silence of Others” reveals the the urgent and ongoing struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, in a country still divided four decades into democracy. Executively Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Esther García.

Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.

Winner of the Berlinale Panorama Audience Award and Berlinale Peace Film Prize. In Spanish with English subtitles Suitable for most audiences

Suitable for all audiences

Print Contact info@cinephil.com

Print Contact Susan Engel (212) 373-0114, susan.engel@pmkbnc.com

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Silver Lake

Spare Room

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 97 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Sean McGinly Writer: Sean McGinly Producers: Heath Ryan, Peter Bobrow, Thomas Scott Stanton, Martin Starr Cast: Martin Starr, Deborah Ann Woll, Fred Melamed

Director: Jenica Bergere Writer: Laura Greenman Heine Producers: James Portolese, Laura Greenman Heine, Mary Vernieu, Jenica Bergere Executive Producers: Jerry and Geri Greenman, Jennifer Greenman, Sheri Curry, Carol and Jim Heine, Jeff Heine, Stephen Huesser, Ann Deer, Jennifer Widener, Kimberly and Christopher Fogarty, Marisusan Trout Cast: Skyler Samuels, Martin Sensmeier, Cole Sibus, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Cocquerel

”Silver Lake” is a story set in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Nathan (Martin Starr) is a struggling novelist who works as a writing teacher. After getting a prestigious writing fellowship he finds himself unable to work. In a way his life is split in half, each side pulling him in an opposite direction. On the one side are his eccentric friends like his prickly mentor, Howard (Fred Melamed). On the other is the more normal world of his girlfriend (Deborah Ann Woll) and her young children.

When a young widow caring for her brother with Down syndrome rents a room to a mysterious veteran, their attraction sparks unforeseen circumstances. Contains language and sexual content suitable for most audiences

Contains nudity, language, and mature themes Print Contact Sean McGinly (310) 467-6032 seanmcginly@gmail.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:15 PM The Toby at Newfields

Print Contact James Portolese thedecade1@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 8:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 5:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History

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Strange Daughter

Tejano

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 106 MINUTES / GERMANY / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / MEXICO, USA / 2018

Director: Stephan Lacant Writers: Stephan Lacant & Karsten Dahlem Producers: Daniel Reich & Christoph Holthof, kurhaus production Cast: Elisa Schlott, Hassan Akkouch, Heike Makatsch

Director: David Blue Garcia Writers: Kyle Bogart (Screenwriter), David Blue Garcia (Story by) Producers: David Blue Garcia, Shiraz Jafri (Co-Producer) Cast: Patrick Mackie, Mayra Leal, Roland Hector Uribe, Adrian Gonzalez, Emma Perez-Trevino, Brian Bogart

Lena (17) meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences–or perhaps because of them–they fall in love. When Lena unexpectedly gets pregnant the two of them must make a pledge to each other and their child. Hannah, Lena’s mother, sees red, realizing this means her daughter will be expected to marry a Muslim man - unfathomable both to her and to Farid’s family. A couple destined to be together stuck between worlds, traditions, religion, contradictions, and prejudices. In German and Arabic with English subtitles Suitable for most audiences Print Contact aug&ohr medien +49 (0)30 61620068 film@augohr.de

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 10:00 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 WESNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

“Tejano” is the story of Javi (22) who lives and works in the fields of South Texas side by side with his grandfather Arturo. Secretly, Javi plans on leaving South Texas and has saved up enough money to move away with his Mexican girlfriend, Lorena. But when Arturo’s cancer takes a turn for the worse Javi’s plans are put on hold. Desperate for money to afford the treatment that will save his grandfather’s life, Javi crosses into Mexico and meets with Lorena’s brother, Adelio, an up-and-coming member of a cartel. Adelio leads Javi to Gloria, the head of a cartel, who agrees to let Javi be a drug mule—but there is a catch. Javi is to walk across the border wearing a cast made of cocaine, but to prove himself, he must first have his arm broken. Contains drug use, language, violence, and mature themes

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Print Contact David Blue Garcia (956) 245 3819, davidbluegarcia@gmail.com

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Drama

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:45 PM

World

AMC Castleton Square 14 Action/Thriller

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 1:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Official Selections

Time Well Spent

The Turn Out

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 83 MINUTES / USA, PERU, PANAMA, INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA, PHILIPPINES / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director/Writer: James Fazio Producers: James Fazio and Katherine Fazio Executive Producers: Chris Charles, John Bosher, Elliot Gray Surfer/filmmaker James Fazio sets out to tell the stories of four young men who have struggled with poverty, abandonment, abuse, and the loss of loved ones. Declan (Australia), Kross (Hawaii), Yeferson (Peru), and Henry (Indonesia) may have their differences, but they all share a passion for surfing that has provided the solace needed to endure their painful upbringings. In an effort to give the boys a trip they’ve always dreamed of and to show that they can make the world a better place, James takes them to Bocas Del Toro, Panama. The four embark on a journey of self-discovery as they bring clean drinking water to impoverished villagers and surf the best waves of their lives. By empowering them to help others in need, James hopes the boys will realize their pasts don’t have to define their futures. Suitable for all audiences Print Contact James Fazio, james@timewellspentdoc.org FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Pearl Gluck Writer: Pearl Gluck Producers: Annabelle Sinclair, Pearl Gluck Executive Producer: Palinka Pictures Cast: Regina Westerviller, James Gagne, Jr., Kamillah Terry, Katie Stottlemire, Christopher Mele In a small town in Southern Appalachia, a trucker must decide if he will stand up and take action against sex trafficking at his truck stop. “The Turn Out” is a cinematic narrative with documentary elements performed by predominantly first-time actors who have experienced some of these events. The film is written and cast with sex trafficking survivors and truckers, and shot on location at a local truckstop in West Virginia. Contains drug use, sexual content, and mature themes Print Contact Pearl Gluck, Palinka Pictures (646) 247-7329 pearl@palinkapictures.com

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 4:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 7:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields Current Events / History Drama

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Official Selections

Turning Point

United Skates

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 80 MINUTES / USA, ENGLAND, GERMANY / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 89 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: James Keach Producer: James Keach Executive Producers: Michele Farinola, Nancy Lynn Featured Subjects: Neil Degrasse Tyson, Meg Tirrell, Dr. Eric Siemers, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Dr. Reisa Sperling

Directors: Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown Writer: Dyana Winkler Producers: Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown Executive Producers: Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman, Julie Parker Benello, Jim Butterworth, Daniel J. Chalfen, Brenda Robinson, Tina Brown, Matthew Peterson, ACS, & John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius

It’s been called the final frontier of medicine, the real health care moonshot, the holy grail of science. Alzheimer’s disease–the most feared of all maladies–with no way to cure, stop or even slow its insidious progression.

When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially-charged environment to save an underground subculture—one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent.

But now, after decades of perseverance in the lab, researchers are on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimer’s itself a distant memory in the gripping new documentary “Turning Point,” from acclaimed filmmaker James Keach (“Walk the Line,” “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”).

Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Tiffany Fisher-Love (415) 846-5331 tiffanyfisherlove@gmail.com

Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Marc Cohen, PCH Films (818) 971-9050 marc@marccohenmarketing.com FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 7:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 7:30 PM The Toby at Newfields

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

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

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Wake.

Weed the People DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / ISRAEL, SPAIN, USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 96 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Producer: Cyrus Mirakhor Writer: Carey Crim Executive Producers: Archana Shinde, Paul Stroili, James Denton Cast: Myndy Crist, Jo Koy, James Denton, Caroline Lagerfelt, Paige Searcy Molly Harrison is not exactly a “regular” mom. And that’s not just because she’s a mortician. She hasn’t left the house since her husband Peter died three years ago of a freak accident on her birthday. Now on Molly’s 40th birthday, her daughter Sam and mother Ivy present her with tickets to Moscow hoping a trip just might finally be the thing to help get her out of the house. But the tickets come with a catch–a gag gift of a life-sized doll named Pedro. Pedro quickly goes from funny to fantastical, confounding Molly’s attempts to go outside, straining her ties with her family, and threatening her budding relationship with a kind but lonely documentary filmmaker named Joe. Suitable for most audiences

Contains drug use, suitable for most audiences

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 3:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 2:45 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 5:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Current Events / History

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Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. “Weed the People” follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it?

Print Contact info@weedthepeoplemovie.com

Print Contact Mirror Core Productions, LLC. (310) 575-8853, cyrus@mirakhor.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 7:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Director: Abby Epstein Producers: Sol Tryon, Giancarlo Canavesio Executive Producer: Ricki Lake Featured Subjects: Bonnie Goldstein, MD, Mara Gordon, Alexander (“AJ”) Kephart, Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, Adrian (“AJ”) Peterson, Sophie Ryan, Tracy Ryan, Chico Ryder, Angela Smith, Cecilia von Harz

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Official Selections

When Jeff Tried to Save the World

White Tide: The Legend of Culebra

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / USA / 2018

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 85 MINUTES / USA, PUERTO RICO / 2018

Director: Kendall Goldberg Writer: Kendall Goldberg, Rachel Borgo Producers: Shane Simmons, Kendall Goldberg, Jimmy Seargeant Executive Producers: Cary Goldberg, Lisa Grant, Chicago Media Angels, Abby Pucker, Kristian Pentti, Martin Rodahl, Scott Carmel Cast: Jon Heder, Anna Konkle, Maya Erskine, Steve Berg, Jim O’Heir

Director: Theo Love Writer: Theo Love Producers: Bryan Storkel, Theo Love Executive Producers: Brian Knappenberger, Nate Larson, Tom Love, Jeff Goldstein Featured Subject: Rodney Hyden Rodney Hyden is an American dreamer: a small business owner and family man from Central Florida. But after he’s wiped out by the Great Recession, Rodney hears a story that could be his ticket out of his mounting debt: a tale of a map, an island and buried treasure. Fueled by a combination of economic desperation and blissful ignorance, Rodney hatches a plan to retrieve a possibly mythical $2 million stash of cocaine from its reported Caribbean hiding place. With the help of a colorful group of misfits—and without prior drug-running experience— Rodney sets out in pursuit of his very own American dream, with surprising results.

Jeff (Jon Heder) is the manager of an old-school bowling alley called Winky’s World. When Jeff’s boss Sheila (Candi Milo) tells him that her soon-to-be ex-husband Carl (Jim O’Heir) is selling Winky’s, he takes matters into his own hands. In hopes of sparking nostalgia within Carl, Jeff throws a party at the bowling alley in homage to its opening celebration. Jeff struggles to hide Winky’s World from his family who, for years, believed Jeff was putting his computer engineering degree to use. He can no longer ignore his mother’s constant phone calls when his sister Lindy (Anna Konkle) and her med-school roommate Samantha (Maya Erskine) show up to his apartment unannounced.

Contains drug use, language, and mature themes Print Contact Sidestilt (213) 327-7818

Suitable for most audiences Print Contact Kendall Goldberg - kendall@badrackentertainment.com

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

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 8:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 3:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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Official Selections

Who Will Write Our History

The World Before Your Feet

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 93 MINUTES / POLAND, USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director/Writer/Producer: Roberta Grossman Executive Producers: Nancy Spielberg, Anna Rozalska Featured Subjects: Adrien Brody, Joan Allen, Jowita Budnik, Piotr Głowacki and Karolina Gruszka

Director: Jeremy Workman Producers: Jeremy Workman Executive Producer: Jesse Eisenberg Featured Subject: Matt Green

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executively produced by Nancy Spielberg, “Who Will Write Our History” mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters.

For over six years, and for reasons he can’t explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City–a journey of more than 8,000 miles. From filmmaker Jeremy Workman and Executive Producer Jesse Eisenberg, “The World Before Your Feet” tells the story of one man’s unusual personal quest and the unexpected journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues. Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Alexandra McInnis, Greenwich Entertainment (212) 629-0088 amcinnis@greenwichentertainment.com

In English, Yiddish, and Polish with English subtitles

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 8:30 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Contains mature themes

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Print Contact Joey Jovanovich joeyjovanovich@gmail.com

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

Family Friendly

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 12:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 3:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Current Events / History

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Official Selections

Yasuni Man

You Can Choose Your Family

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 92 MINUTES / ECUADOR, SPAIN, USA / 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 112 MINUTES / USA / 2018

Director: Ryan Patrick Killackey Writer: Ryan Patrick Killackey Producers: Ryan Patrick Killackey, Tomi Sugahara - AP Featued Subjects: Otobo Baihua, Caiga Baihua, Omayuhue Baihua, Dicari Baihua, Ryan Patrick Killackey

Director: Miranda Bailey Writer: Glen Lakin Producers: Karen Kehela Sherwood, Amanda Marshall, Miranda Bailey Executive Producer: Danielle Blumstein Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky

”Yasuni Man” is a film about a conflict raging deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon. It’s a real-life “Avatar” story. Once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani people battle industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. Join filmmaker Ryan Patrick Killackey and his friend Otobo as they embark on an expedition into the most bio-diverse forest on Earth. Witness what may be lost as oil companies encroach, human rights violations run rampant, and a forest Eden is destroyed–all for the oil that lies beneath Yasuni.

It’s 1992, the year Grunge music becomes mainstream hitting middle American teenagers directly in their angst. Philip longs to leave his small town for music school in the Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, forbids it. In retaliation to his father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away for a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, his father lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this new heartbreaking information Philip realizes he can wallow in his father’s deceit or take matters into his own hands.

Contains nudity, violence, and mature themes Print Contact Ryan Patrick Killackey (347) 267-8652 ryan.killackey@gmail.com SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Contains drug use, language, nudity, and mature themes Print Contact Natalie Whalen (323) 951-9197 natalie@coldironpictures.com

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

TUEDAY, OCT. 16 – 12:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14 Current Events / History World

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 12:00 PM The Toby at Newfields

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 3:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 12:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 8:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

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indiana spotlight We are excited to exhibit films with ties to the Hoosier state for the fourth year of our Indiana Spotlight Competition. These films are in competition for the Indiana Spotlight Award and $2,500 cash prize.

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Bullitt County

Finding Hygge

NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 98 MINUTES / USA / 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / DENMARK, UK, CANADA, USA / 2018

Director/Writer: David McCracken Producer: Josh Riedford Executive Producers: Richard Riedford, Katherine Riedford Cast: Mike C. Nelson, Jenni Melear, David McCracken, Napoleon Ryan, Richard Riehle

Directors: Rocky Walls, Braden Worrell Producers: Zach Downs, Grant Michel Executive Producer: Rocky Walls Featured Subjects: Meik Wiking, Signe Wenneberg, Garrey Dawson, Dayna Robbie, Alexandra Gove

Four drinking buddies with a dark secret reunite after 10 years for a bachelor party on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail in 1977 rural Kentucky. But when the friends discover that their favorite distillery has been turned into a winery, the newly sober groom, Gordie, seizes on an even better adventure: search for the legendary buried Prohibition money deep within the woods of Bullitt County, Kentucky.

Hygge has exploded in popularity amidst growing division and distrust around the world, but the Danish word and its definition are more complicated than it seems. For those who seek happiness, this exploratory documentary travels around the globe to discover the true meaning of hygge and how to find it. Suitable for all audiences

The others reluctantly join him on his quest, only to discover there’s something much more dangerous in Bullitt County than cursed treasure. The friends may have forgotten the dark secret from their past, but the past hasn’t forgotten them.

Print Contact Grant Michael (317) 620-1212 gmichael@12starsmedia.com

Contains language, drug use, nudity, violence, and mature themes

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 4:30 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – 2:15 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

Print Contact Mr. Pictures (812) 499-1999 mrpicturesfilm@gmail.com

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

Current Events / History Feel Good

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 7:45 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields Action/Thriller Comedy

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 5:00 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

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indiana spotlight These short films from Ball State University faculty and alumni are also included with “From Normal to Extraordinary”:

From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century

A Drawing ANIMATED SHORT / 6 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 66 MINUTES / COUNTRY / 2018

Director/Writer/Producer: Brad Condie Executive Producer: Andy Beane

Director: John Osterhoudt Writers: John Osterhoudt, Chris Flook Producers: Ball State University, Department of Telecommunications, Henry Tegeler, Abby Peavey, Rory Killelea, Erin Stanis Executive Producers: Chris Flook, Tim Pollard Featured Subjects: David Letterman, Jo Ann Gora, Bruce Geelhoed, Eric Holcomb, Geoffrey Mearns

A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying mother. Through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again. Official Selection, Indiana Spotlight from Indy Shorts.

2018 marks the one hundred year anniversary of Ball State University. From a humble beginning in a single building, Ball State expanded to 731 acres and 109 buildings. Each year, over 22,000 students study in 190 majors and 130 minors. Initially created to provide instruction in primary and secondary education, early curriculum sought to prepare Indiana’s residents for the classroom, training a new generation of teachers in the state of Indiana. Throughout the 20th century, Ball State evolved from a regional school committed to training teachers for the classroom, to an institution that prepared students for the next century.

Microwave Time Machine NARRATIVE SHORT / 7 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director: Ben Redar Writer: Dan Edwards Producer: Lauren Harper Executive Producer: Bayonet Media Cast: Joshua Summers, Jeff Bodart, Susan Galey Jones, Lauren Harper

Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Chris Flook caflook@bsu.edu SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 2:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

A young science enthusiast happens upon an unlikely and bizarre discovery, which leads him to unintentionally wreak havoc on a family from the past. SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – 10:15 AM AMC Castleton Square 14

Official Selection, Indiana Spotlight from Indy Shorts.

MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 2:30 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Current Events / History

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God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

Hesburgh DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 100 MINUTES / USA / 2018

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 64 MINUTES / USA, CHILE / 2018

Director: Patrick Creadon Producers: Christine O’Malley, Jerry Barca Executive Producers: Jerry Barca, William Neal, Nick Andert Featured Subjects: Fr. Ted Hesburgh, Sec. Leon Panetta, Ted Kopple, Sen. Alan Simpson, Dr. Mary Frances Berry

Director: J.J. Harting Writers: Kurt Vonnegut, J.J. Harting Producer: J.J. Harting Executive Producers: Donald C. Farber, Lorena Rios Featured Subjects: Kurt Vonnegut, Don Farber, Mark Vonnegut, Howard Zinn, Nanny Vonnegut

“Hesburgh” offers a unique glimpse at more than 50 years of American history as seen through the eyes of the long-time president of the University of Notre Dame and America’s most well-known Catholic priest. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies.

The life of one of America’s all time greatest writers. Kurt Vonnegut’s books are unique, his style is unique, and so is his life story. The film portrays his fantastic life, in an intimate way, through the eyes of his most beloved friends. Contains language and mature themes Print Contact J.J. Harting +(56) 99 3351068 jj@flix.cl

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 5:15 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Through it all, he remained a man armed with a fierce intelligence, a quick wit and an unyielding moral compass–a timeless example of bipartisan leadership that would serve us in today’s increasingly polarized times.

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

Suitable for all audiences

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 12:15 PM

Print Contact Christine O’Malley christine@ocpmedia.com

AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 Art & Music Comedy

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – 8:00 PM DeBoest Lecture Hall at Newfields

Current Events / History Family Friendly

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:15 PM AMC Showplace Traders Point 12

Feel Good

Family Friendly

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Palace Good times and good fun.

ONE COUNTY FILM COMPANY presents an Andrew Paul Davis film “Palace” Todd Bruno Joe Martyn Ricke Emily Sweet Sara Bailey Benjamin Byron Bethel Morgan Morton Ryan Maloney with Suzanne Sadler and Chase Crawford Written & Directed by Andrew Paul Davis Cinematography by Jay Curtis Miller Produced by Andrew Paul Davis Original Score by Sean Sele Assistant Director Joe Shea Associate Producer Sarah Cougill @PalaceMovie

My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream DOCUMENTARY FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 90 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer/Producer: Julia Whitehead Executive Producers: Julia Whitehead, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Featured Subjects: Julia Whitehead, Mickey Maurer, Janie Maurer, Richard Lugar, Mitch Daniels “My Friend Mickey” chronicles the life of Hoosier Mickey Maurer, a Jewish-American who grew up helping his father, a WWII veteran, in the family junkyard and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs and generous philanthropists in the Midwest. The film traces the arc of Jewish experience in Indiana from the last century through today’s challenging times; covers Mickey’s education, family life and work, including as Secretary of Commerce under Gov. Mitch Daniels; and recounts tales of Mickey’s adventure and artistry. Occasionally misunderstood and controversial, this is a man committed to exposing injustice, a man who has climbed life’s mountains (and literally climbed Mr. Kilimanjaro) and now helps others do the same. Suitable for all audiences Print Contact Julia Whitehead - julia.whitehead@KVML.org MONDAY, OCT. 15 – 6:00 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 – 2:45 PM AMC Castleton Square 14

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 – 5:15 PM The Toby at Newfields Art & Music Current Events / History

Palace NARRATIVE FEATURE / OFFICIAL SELECTION 95 MINUTES / USA / 2018 Director/Writer: Andrew Paul Davis Producers: Andrew Paul Davis, Sarah Cougill Cast: Todd Bruno, Joe Martyn Ricke, Emily Sweet, Sara Bailey, Benjamin Byron Bethel Chris, a hardened auto mechanic, hopes to inspire neoalt-right rhetoric in his community. He avoids conflict with his girlfriend Kelly by burning his weeknights at the local bar (in spite of his AA meetings), where Chuck plays the village sage. Chuck lives a prematurely retired life in a little room above a bar in rural Indiana. Hospital bills loom, as does his need to borrow money from his estranged daughter living in Indianapolis. Every night he goes downstairs to drink amid oldies and newbies alike, such as Alexa, a college student. Alexa and her two friends want to get their music noticed, but struggle to find an audience for rap at their predominantly white Christian college. This cross-generational portrait of life in the cornfields examines familial dissociation, culture-clash, and the pursuit of music, back-dropped by the crackling soil of early spring-time Indiana. Contains drug use, language, sexual content, and mature themes Print Contact Andrew Paul Davis - andrewdavisfilm@gmail.com

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 – 11:45 AM AMC Castleton Square 14 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 – 5:45 PM The Toby at Newfields

Feel Good Drama

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


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Index of films (by genre) Silver Lake.............................................................. 140

River Runs Red..................................................... 136

Back Roads............................................................. 111

Thunder Road*.........................................................96

School in the Cloud, The.................................... 138

Bullitt County....................................................... 150

Wake......................................................................... 144

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct.................. 138

Maze......................................................................... 128

When Jeff Tried to Save the World.................. 145

Serengeti Rules, The............................................ 139

Nigerian Prince*.......................................................92

White Tide: The Legend of Culebra ��������������� 145

Silence of Others, The.......................................... 139

Painless.................................................................... 131

You Can Choose Your Family............................ 147

Spare Room............................................................ 140

Action/Thriller

Palace....................................................................... 153

Current Events / History

Tre Maison Dasan*..................................................97

Prospect......................................................................64

1985*...........................................................................88

Turn Out, The........................................................ 142

Radiogram............................................................... 134

93QUEEN.............................................................. 106

United Skates......................................................... 143

Radium Girls*...........................................................94

Above the Drowning Sea.................................... 107

Weed the People.................................................... 144

Rescue List, The.................................................... 135

Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno........................................................ 108

Who Will Write Our History............................ 146

River Runs Red..................................................... 136 Tejano....................................................................... 141

Art & Music Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108 Amy & Sophia........................................................ 109 Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny....................................................................... 111

Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108 Alone in the Game................................................ 109 Bikes of Wrath, The............................................. 112 Burden of Genius.................................................. 113 Circles...................................................................... 114 Crime + Punishment............................................ 114

Bathtubs Over Broadway*....................................89

Dawnland................................................................ 115

Bikes of Wrath, The............................................. 112

Emanuel................................................................... 116

Drummer and the Keeper, The.......................... 115

Eva............................................................................ 117

Fiddlin’..................................................................... 118

Finding Hygge....................................................... 150

Film School Africa................................................ 119

From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century......................................................... 151

Go Penguins!.......................................................... 120 God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut............................ 152 Howard*.....................................................................91 Moving Stories...................................................... 130 Mr. SOUL!.................................................................44 My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream................................................... 153

GameChangers....................................................... 120 God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut............................ 152 Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, The ���������������� 121 Hello Girls, The..................................................... 121 hillbilly..................................................................... 122 Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122

Rest I Make Up, The............................................ 135

Intelligent Lives.................................................... 124

Saints Rest.............................................................. 137

Letter From Masanjia.......................................... 124

Samuel Project, The............................................. 137

Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys............................................................. 125

Satan & Adam*.........................................................95

Yasuni Man............................................................. 147

Drama 1985*...........................................................................88 A Thousand Miles Behind.................................. 107 Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108 Amy & Sophia........................................................ 109 Anthem of a Teenage Prophet............................ 110 Back Roads............................................................. 111 Bullitt County....................................................... 150 Burden of Genius.................................................. 113 Drummer and the Keeper, The.......................... 115 Elephant and the Butterfly, The*.........................90 Emanuel................................................................... 116 Esmeralda’s Twilight............................................ 116 Eternal Winter....................................................... 117 Farmer of the Year................................................. 118 GameChangers....................................................... 120 Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122 Indivisible............................................................... 123 Life with Dog......................................................... 125 Little Woods..............................................................63 Marisa in the Woods............................................ 127

Man Made............................................................... 126

Maze......................................................................... 128

Mankiller................................................................. 126

Miss Arizona........................................................... 128

Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream �������� 127

Morine..................................................................... 129

Maze......................................................................... 128

Mountain Rest....................................................... 129

Monrovia, Indiana...................................................63

Nathan’s Kingdom................................................ 130

Morine..................................................................... 129

Nigerian Prince*.......................................................92

Mr. SOUL!.................................................................44

Nosotros................................................................... 131

Esmeralda’s Twilight............................................ 116

My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream................................................... 153

Painless.................................................................... 131

Farmer of the Year................................................. 118

Nosotros................................................................... 131

Freelancers Anonymous...................................... 119

On Her Shoulders*..................................................93

Prospect......................................................................64

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut............................ 152

People’s Republic of Desire................................ 132

Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122

Phantom Cowboys................................................ 132

In Reality................................................................ 123

Point of No Return............................................... 133

Marisa in the Woods............................................ 127

Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii................................................. 134

United Skates......................................................... 143

Comedy Antiquities.............................................................. 110 Bathtubs Over Broadway*....................................89 Bullitt County....................................................... 150 Care to Laugh............................................................48 Drummer and the Keeper, The.......................... 115

Miss Arizona........................................................... 128 Room for Rent........................................................ 136

Rescue List, The.................................................... 135

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Palace....................................................................... 153 Radiogram............................................................... 134 Radium Girls*...........................................................94 River Runs Red..................................................... 136 Saints Rest.............................................................. 137 Samuel Project, The............................................. 137 Silver Lake.............................................................. 140 Spare Room............................................................ 140


Index of films (by genre) Strange Daughter.................................................. 141

Elephant and the Butterfly, The*.........................90

Tejano....................................................................... 141

Fiddlin’..................................................................... 118

Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108

Thunder Road*.........................................................96

Finding Hygge....................................................... 150

Alone in the Game................................................ 109

Tre Maison Dasan*..................................................97

GameChangers....................................................... 120

Beyond Skiing Everest........................................ 112

Turn Out, The........................................................ 142

Go Penguins!.......................................................... 120

Chi-Town................................................................. 113

Turning Point......................................................... 143

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut............................ 152

GameChangers....................................................... 120

Wake......................................................................... 144

Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, The ���������������� 121

Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122

What They Had........................................................46

Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122

When Jeff Tried to Save the World.................. 145

Intelligent Lives.................................................... 124

Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys............................................................. 125

White Tide: The Legend of Culebra ��������������� 145

Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys............................................................. 125

Man Made............................................................... 126

Mankiller................................................................. 126

Time Well Spent.................................................... 142

Miss Arizona........................................................... 128

United Skates......................................................... 143

Yasuni Man............................................................. 147

Family Friendly 6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.................................... 106 A Thousand Miles Behind.................................. 107 Bikes of Wrath, The............................................. 112 Elephant and the Butterfly, The*.........................90 Emanuel................................................................... 116 Fiddlin’..................................................................... 118 Film School Africa................................................ 119 GameChangers....................................................... 120 Go Penguins!.......................................................... 120 God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut............................ 152 Hesburgh................................................................. 152 Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122 Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys............................................................. 125 Mankiller................................................................. 126 My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream................................................... 153

Mr. SOUL!.................................................................44 My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream................................................... 153 Nathan’s Kingdom................................................ 130 Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good......................... 133 Point of No Return............................................... 133 Rescue List, The.................................................... 135 Saints Rest.............................................................. 137 Samuel Project, The............................................. 137 Seeing is Believing: Women Direct.................. 138 Serengeti Rules, The............................................ 139 Time Well Spent.................................................... 142 Wake......................................................................... 144 White Tide: The Legend of Culebra ��������������� 145 World Before Your Feet, The............................. 146

LGBTQ+

Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good......................... 133

1985*...........................................................................88

Point of No Return............................................... 133

Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108

Samuel Project, The............................................. 137

Alone in the Game................................................ 109

School in the Cloud, The.................................... 138

Freelancers Anonymous...................................... 119

Serengeti Rules, The............................................ 139

Man Made............................................................... 126

Time Well Spent.................................................... 142

Romance

Turning Point......................................................... 143

Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108

United Skates......................................................... 143

Antiquities.............................................................. 110

World Before Your Feet, The............................. 146

Eternal Winter....................................................... 117

Feel Good

Freelancers Anonymous...................................... 119

6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.................................... 106

Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122

Above the Drowning Sea.................................... 107

In Reality................................................................ 123

Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108

Indivisible............................................................... 123

Bathtubs Over Broadway*....................................89

Spare Room............................................................ 140

Bikes of Wrath, The............................................. 112

Wake......................................................................... 144

Care to Laugh............................................................48

*Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category

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Sports

Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream �������� 127

World

6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.................................... 106 Above the Drowning Sea.................................... 107 Beyond Skiing Everest........................................ 112 Elephant and the Butterfly, The*.........................90 Eva............................................................................ 117 Film School Africa................................................ 119 Finding Hygge....................................................... 150 hillbilly..................................................................... 122 Marisa in the Woods............................................ 127 Maze......................................................................... 128 Morine..................................................................... 129 Moving Stories...................................................... 130 Nigerian Prince*.......................................................92 Nosotros................................................................... 131 On Her Shoulders*..................................................93 People’s Republic of Desire................................ 132 Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good......................... 133 Point of No Return............................................... 133 Radiogram............................................................... 134 Rescue List, The.................................................... 135 Rest I Make Up, The............................................ 135 School in the Cloud, The.................................... 138 Serengeti Rules, The............................................ 139 Silence of Others, The.......................................... 139 Strange Daughter.................................................. 141 Time Well Spent.................................................... 142 Turning Point......................................................... 143 Weed the People.................................................... 144 Who Will Write Our History............................ 146 Yasuni Man............................................................. 147


Index of films (A-Z) 1985*...........................................................................88

Indivisible............................................................... 123

Spare Room............................................................ 140

6 Weeks to Mother’s Day.................................... 106

Intelligent Lives.................................................... 124

Strange Daughter.................................................. 141

93QUEEN.............................................................. 106

Letter From Masanjia.......................................... 124

Tejano....................................................................... 141

A Thousand Miles Behind.................................. 107

Life with Dog......................................................... 125

Thunder Road*.........................................................96

Above the Drowning Sea.................................... 107

Little Woods..............................................................63

Time Well Spent.................................................... 142

Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno........................................................ 108

Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys............................................................. 125

Tre Maison Dasan*..................................................97

Alaska is a Drag..................................................... 108

Man Made............................................................... 126

Alone in the Game................................................ 109

Mankiller................................................................. 126

Amy & Sophia........................................................ 109

Manry at Sea ~ In the Wake of a Dream �������� 127

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet............................ 110

Marisa in the Woods............................................ 127

Antiquities.............................................................. 110

Maze......................................................................... 128

Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny....................................................................... 111

Miss Arizona........................................................... 128

Back Roads............................................................. 111

Morine..................................................................... 129

Bathtubs Over Broadway*....................................89

Mountain Rest....................................................... 129

Beyond Skiing Everest........................................ 112

Moving Stories...................................................... 130

Bikes of Wrath, The............................................. 112

Mr. SOUL!.................................................................44

Bullitt County....................................................... 150 Burden of Genius.................................................. 113

My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream................................................... 153

Care to Laugh............................................................48

Nathan’s Kingdom................................................ 130

Chi-Town................................................................. 113

Nigerian Prince*.......................................................92

Circles...................................................................... 114

Nosotros................................................................... 131

Crime + Punishment............................................ 114

On Her Shoulders*..................................................93

Dawnland................................................................ 115

Painless.................................................................... 131

Drummer and the Keeper, The.......................... 115

Palace....................................................................... 153

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge ���������������62

People’s Republic of Desire................................ 132

Elephant and the Butterfly, The*.........................90

Phantom Cowboys................................................ 132

Emanuel................................................................... 116

Phil’s Camino: So Far So Good......................... 133

Esmeralda’s Twilight............................................ 116

Point of No Return............................................... 133

Eternal Winter....................................................... 117

Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii................................................. 134

Eva............................................................................ 117 Farmer of the Year................................................. 118 Fiddlin’..................................................................... 118 Film School Africa................................................ 119 Finding Hygge....................................................... 150 Freelancers Anonymous...................................... 119 From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century......................................................... 151

Monrovia, Indiana...................................................63

Turn Out, The........................................................ 142 Turning Point......................................................... 143 United Skates......................................................... 143 Wake......................................................................... 144 Weed the People.................................................... 144 What Haunts Us......................................................64 What They Had........................................................46 When Jeff Tried to Save the World.................. 145 White Tide: The Legend of Culebra ��������������� 145 Who Will Write Our History............................ 146 World Before Your Feet, The............................. 146 Yasuni Man............................................................. 147 You Can Choose Your Family............................ 147

Prospect......................................................................64 Radiogram............................................................... 134 Radium Girls*...........................................................94 Rescue List, The.................................................... 135 Rest I Make Up, The............................................ 135 River Runs Red..................................................... 136 Room for Rent........................................................ 136

GameChangers....................................................... 120

Saints Rest.............................................................. 137

Go Penguins!.......................................................... 120

Samuel Project, The............................................. 137

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut............................ 152

Satan & Adam*.........................................................95

Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, The ���������������� 121

School in the Cloud, The.................................... 138

Hello Girls, The..................................................... 121

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct.................. 138

Hesburgh................................................................. 152

Serengeti Rules, The............................................ 139

hillbilly..................................................................... 122

Shorts 1.................................................................... 100

Hiroshima Carp Theater..................................... 122

Shorts 2.................................................................... 102

Howard*.....................................................................91

Silence of Others, The.......................................... 139

In Reality................................................................ 123

Silver Lake.............................................................. 140

*Finalist in contention for Grand Prize in respective category

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2018 Heartland International Film Festival guidebook designed and edited by Heartland Film’s Marketing Manager, Emily Darr, and film pages edited by Director of Film Programming, Greg Sorvig. Special thanks to the Heartland Film editing team including: Kelly Alexiou, Michael Ault, Mary Foreman, Chase Hammerstrom, Adam Howell, Craig Prater, Julia Ricci and Julie Sommers Newman.


2018 heartland International film festival sponsors Executive Producer Sponsors - $50K & Above

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Silver Screen Sponsors - $10-24K

Bob & Alison Spoonmore - Presenting Sponsors & Founders of the Heartland High School Film Competition

Cinema Sponsors - $5-9K Dreyer & Reinbold

Reel Sponsors - Under $5K

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2018 Heartland International Film Festival Guidebook  

Full film lineup, schedule, events, and information for the 27th annual Heartland International Film Festival, Oct. 11-21 in Indianapolis.

2018 Heartland International Film Festival Guidebook  

Full film lineup, schedule, events, and information for the 27th annual Heartland International Film Festival, Oct. 11-21 in Indianapolis.

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