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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Based on the inspiring true events, “Gimme Shelter” centers on the courageous story of Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager.  Forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson), and turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple finds herself on a desperate and…

Heartland Film Festival Fills TBA Slot with World Premiere

Every year Heartland holds back several “To Be Announced” slots in the official schedule, hoping that the perfect film comes along and needs a place to screen. We are excited to announce that Jason Jeffrey’s Your Side of the Bed is one of those films this year! And, making the screening even more special, this will be the film’s World Premiere, and the director is scheduled to attend.

Heartland Film Festival Voted Top Film Fest in NUVO’s Best of Indy 2012 Guide

Great films matter. Their impact on society is real–and desperately needed. We believe in the power of movies because we’ve seen what they can do. Thank you, NUVO readers, for voting us Indy’s best film festival for the 13th consecutive year!

The Middle Passage

A suburban white woman finds herself caught between a long walk around a scary park or helping a young African American girl. Choosing to help the girl, both are confronted by a group of young African American men who, despite their stereotyped look and attitude, offer to walk both through the park to safety. The…

Frailejon

A young man haunted by the disappearance of his filmmaker father travels to the foothills of the Andes. It is there that he seeks Chucho who was the subject of his father’s final documentary.

Whitewash

A black little girl learn about racism.

Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles

Examines the lives of six American children across the nation to determine why some are guided by strong conscience and others are not.

Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

He hit everything life threw at him.

Just Like Dad

Charlie is picked on, girls don’t notice him and he didn’t get picked for the baseball team. When he learns a classmate has none of these problems because of an ex-football player father, he takes matters into his own hands by hiring a stand-in dad.

1918

It’s 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I – Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas town, Horace Robedaux feels the pressure – he doesn’t want to leave his young wife…

The Spittin’ Image

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

The Touch

The final moments of the journey of a women with an untreatable bleeding condition.

A Thousand Cranes

It’s 1945 America, WWII wages on, a young girl struggles to find the truth of her identity when she spends a tumultuous summer with her Japanese grandfather.

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails offers a visionary perspective on the presumed romanticism of the road and cautionary legacy of the Great Depression. From ‘middle class gentility to scrabble-ass poor,’ the undiscriminating Great Depression forced 4,000,000 Americans away from their homes and onto the tracks in search of food and lodging. Of this number, a disturbing 250,000…

Walk This Way

In a wheelchair after breaking his back in a plane crash, a young man heals his life by laughing – at himself!

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