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Updates on Waste Land, Red Dog

Updates on past Heartland Film Festival Award-winning films, Waste Land and Red Dog.

Update on 2011 HFF Grand Prize Winner Red Dog

Red Dog, based on a legendary true story, tells the tale of a hitchhiking hound that united a remote mining community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master in the 1970′s. Since winning the Heartland Film Festival $100,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature Award last October, Red Dog’s success hasn’t slowed down.

The Spittin’ Image

A young boy’s journey to understand his relationship with his grandfather after his death.

The Last Good War

Two soldiers, one American and one German, are forced to take refuge together during a snowy night. With some difficulty they put their differences aside and share one night of peace.

Wayward Son

A Southern man in the Depression tries to pick up the pieces of his life after being wrongly imprisoned for eleven years. He is befriended by a farmer whose daughter is emotionally and physically frail because of scarlet fever. A murder triggers the town folks’ emotions and forces the ex-con to prove his innocence to…

Forgotten Fires

Forgotten Fires explores the events which led four members of the Ku Klux Klan to burn two local African American churches.

The Cracker Man

Nine years ago, Gloria’s parents died, leaving her the farm, the truck, and her Great-Grandpa. Though she cherishes all, especially Grandpa, this inheritance has become a huge duty. One Fourth-of-July, Gloria and Grandpa meet Hank, the Cracker Man, who is an interesting character.

Climb Against the Odds

Documentary of the 1998 expedition of 12 women-five of whom are breast cancer survivors-who attempt to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley.

The Best Man (Best Man in Grass Creek)

Adam Lewis finds himself unexpectedly stood up at his own wedding. Now, three years later, Adam cannot attend a wedding without becoming ill, much to the dismay of his new girlfriend, Holly. Adam’s job is on the line when he is unable to sell the comic strip, “Kreature Korner,” to a single newspaper. At a…

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play in; but his disappointment turns to wonder when he discovers a magical garden which only appears at night…

The Testimony of Taliesin Jones

Also known as “Small Miracles”, released by Questar, Inc in 2004. This quietly lovely film won Best Film at the Austin and Berlin International Film Festivals, and tells the profoundly moving story of 12-year old Taliesin Jones, who struggles with the chaos of his life, while struggling to come to terms when his mother suddenly…

Grandfather’s Birthday

Grandfather’s Birthday stars the late stage, screen and television actor Robert Prosky in the touching story of an elderly widower excited to celebrate his 79th birthday. The film follows Grandfather’s day and the range of emotions he feels as he comes to grips with one of life’s tragic realities

The Rising Place

The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.

John Henry

Disney’s retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man.

MVP: Most Valuable Primate

Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, however, has not been making progress fast enough for Dr. Kendall’s sponsor, Dr. Peabody, who has cut off his funding and sold Jack to a medical…

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