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Weekend Pick: Free Heartland Movie Screenings

Going to the movies is one of the best things you can do on a Friday night. Not paying for the movie would only make the night that much better. As part of downtown's First Friday art walk every month, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures shows uplifting independent films—for free! The next event, tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., is even more special: The lineup will preview this month’s Heartland Film Festival with a screening of an entire short film and select trailers from the upcoming competition.

Tonight’s open house is a great time to get an idea of some movies you’ll want to see in theaters when the festival opens on Oct. 18. During First Fridays, movies are shown in the screening room inside Truly Movie Pictures’ new Fountain Square office (part of the Murphy Building at 1043 Virginia Ave.), and visitors are welcome to come and go as they please and check out the organization's contemporary workplace, too. Don't worry, popcorn and soda are available for purchase, as are Sun King beer and Coppola wine.

Enjoy the show, Indy.