2011 Heartland Film Festival: 5 Films for Music Lovers!  

Score! A Hockey Musical
Score! A Hockey Musical
Official Selection / Narrative Feature / Director: Michael McGowan

Seventeen-year old Farley has the stick-handling skills to be the next Sidney Crosby, not that Farley has any idea who Crosby is! He`s led a sheltered life, homeschooled by parents whose idea of homework is trips to an art gallery or ashram. Much to the dismay of his parents, Farley is signed to a junior hockey league, where he achieves instant stardom, throwing him into a world of hype. Read more about Score! A Hockey Musical.

Janie Jones
Janie Jones

Official Selection / Narrative Feature / Director: David Rosenthal

A faded rock star is forced to take responsibility for the daughter he never knew he had in Janie Jones. Read more about Janie Jones.

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Official Selection / Documentary Feature / Directors: Gloria Bremer, Maria Luisa Gambale

This documentary follows Senegalese rapper Sister Fa’s journey from female hip hop pioneer in Dakar to committed activist. Despite fear of being rejected, Fatou dives into eloquent interactions with students and female elders. Her story is an inspiring example of grassroots activism based on respect and hope. Read more about Sarabah.

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My Last Day Without You

Official Selection / Narrative Feature / Director: Stefan Schaefer

When a young business executive, Niklas, is sent from Frankfurt to New York to shut down a division of his firm, he doesn’t realize his life is about to be turned upside-down. Seemingly by chance, he meets and falls for Leticia, a beautiful African-American secretary and aspiring singer. Read more about My Last Day Without You.

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A Buddy Story

Official Selection / Narrative Feature / Director: Marc Erlbaum

A charming and poignant film about a singer-songwriter’s journey in finding himself and finding a friend along the way. More about A Buddy Story.

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