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First Friday, May 3: Help Heartland Honor ALS Awareness Month

Heartland invites you to First Friday in Fountain Square: Catch a FREE short film from the Heartland Film Festival in our screening room, every 15 minutes throughout the evening, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.!

In honor of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Awareness Month, Heartland will be showing “It Ain’t Over,” the 2012 Heartland Film Festival Audience Choice Award Winner within the Short Film category.

The first part of the “Ed’s Story” series, “It Ain’t Over” documents Dr. Edward Dobson, who was given 2-5 years to live after being diagnosed with ALS. A man accustomed to counseling others through grief and suffering, he now struggles to find hope for himself in a place where none seems to exist. This film contains mature themes related to disease, 11 minutes.

Sun King Brewing Beer, wine, soda and popcorn are all available for purchase.

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Local Artists Kipp Normand and Jonathan Frey to Feature Artwork, Short Film at February First Friday

Public invited to Feb. 1 free event showcasing Heartland Film Festival Award-winning film.

Self-described “junk artist” Kipp Normand went from the junk yard to the red carpet last October when Indianapolis-based director Jonathan Frey’s documentary film, highlighting the lifestyle and art of Normand, became one of seven Festival Award-winning short films at the 2012 Heartland Film Festival.

“It’s not easy to describe my experience with this film,” explained Normand. “I am sort of a reclusive junk artist. I make sculpture and collage images out of things I find around our city. I spend a lot of time by myself making things out of broken and discarded objects. Last spring my friend Jonathan Frey made a short documentary about me and the work that I make, and I still find this unbelievable. Jonathan is very good at what he does and this documentary is a fine example of his talent. In the film I dig through the trash, putter around in my studio and talk a lot about what art and life mean to me. Jonathan has made these mundane experiences beautiful, and that’s true art.”

Frey, who has been a photographer for years, branched out to movie-making thanks in part to the Normand’s intrigue.

“Initially, like everyone else, I was drawn to Kipp’s trademark beard and glasses,” said Frey. “He looks like someone from a bygone era. You just want to learn more about him. In terms of personality, Kipp is infectious and hospitable. He’s passionate, interesting and ultimately mysterious. I’ve known Kipp for some time now, but I still feel like there’s a lot more to the man that I just don’t know. Capturing his artwork and overall process certainly provided me with a clearer window.”

Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, the nonprofit arts organization that organizes the Annual Heartland Film Festival, will be showing “Kipp Normand” during its monthly First Friday event at its Fountain Square/Murphy Arts Center office. Every First Friday Heartland shows a free short film in its screening room, approximately every 15 minutes, from 6 to 10 p.m. Popcorn, soda, beer and wine are available for purchase.

Both Frey and Normand will be in attendance for the Feb. 1 event.

“Just to make the screening a little more interesting for the audience on First Friday,” said Normand, “I have been working on a series of images inspired by the odd experience of seeing myself transformed in this film. This new work and a few older pieces will be on display on Feb. 1.”

“I’m looking forward to sharing this film again with the Indianapolis community,” said Frey. “It’s been a humbling experience to see how the city has received it so well. I love having opportunities like this to share the film with a new audience in the Fountain Square neighborhood.”

The Heartland Truly Moving Pictures office is located in the Murphy Arts Center, at 1043 Virginia Ave., Ste. 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Free parking is available in the rear of the building and on the building’s surrounding side streets.

Auralex Acoustics Completes Heartland Truly Moving Pictures’ Screening Room

Since Heartland Truly Moving Pictures moved into its new space in Fountain Square last year, our screening room has undergone an amazing transformation.

What began with speakers brought in from home with a pull-up screen has turned into a state-of-the-art space with projection equipment, surround sound and custom lighting. Although the room looked amazing, one thing was missing: Acoustical sound treatment!

Our friends at Auralex Acoustics came in and set us up with all the right treatments to give our guests the best moviegoing experience possible. Auralex Acoustics and Heartland Truly Moving Pictures are very excited to share with you how it was all done:

“Auralex Acoustics is proud to be a local sponsor of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures because their work inspires us. It has been both an honor and our pleasure to help make their multi-purpose screening room sound fantastic.”

Come down and check out our screening room every First Friday of the month – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks Auralex!

Our First First Friday!

Our view of the Cultural Trail.

As you may recall, in September we moved into our new digs in fabulous Fountain Square.  We’ve been enjoying the many great dining options, people watching on the Cultural Trail and getting to know our friendly and creative neighbors.  Located in the Murphy Art Center we have the honor of being surrounded by brilliant artists in a buzzing environment anchored by my personal favorite night out in Indianapolis–First Fridays.  We are excited to announce that Friday, February 3, will be our first involvement in the city’s monthly art tour!

We will be hanging out in our ground floor space from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  We’ll have beer from Upland Brewing Company to go along with multiple screenings of the 2011 Heartland Film Festival Award-winning short The First Anders. This is a great opportunity to welcome the arts community, neighborhood and city into our new home, and we look forward to celebrating with friends, old and new.

If you have never been to a First Friday, you are in for a real treat.  You should expect a night full of wonderful art, people, conversation, food and drink at galleries and studios all around the city.  It is a celebration of the best this city has to offer, and the timing could not be better.  With thousands of visitors in town for the Big Game and Fountain Square as one of the Super Celebration Sites, it’s sure to be one exciting night.  We hope to see you there!

P.S. Before heading out, make sure you are familiar with these transportation and parking guidelines.  Know Before You Go!