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Moving Pictures: The Last of Indiana's Drive-Ins

The drive-in concept was invented by a New Jersey man who wanted to give his mother, a larger-sized woman, a place she could sit comfortably to watch a movie.

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Is Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five En Route to the Big Screen?

From Tralfamadorian aliens to Billy Pilgrim’s near-death experience, this fantastical-historical tale would surely make the most levity-laden of splashes in theaters.

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People-Watching at the IMA Summer Nights Film Series

The Wanderers: There is no escaping these free-range moviegoers. They need to keep their dirty Converse off of your picnic blanket.

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Indiana-Made Movie, Ingenue, Lights Up Screenings

Hoosiers are dipping their toes into the competitive pool of moviemaking. Just recently, Noblesville native Kate Chaplin and Indy resident Amy Pauszek teamed up to produce the sci-fi film Ingenthe story of a human analog being raised by a couple.

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Editor's Note: June 2013

I was inspired to schedule date night at Indy’s last-standing drive-in after reading Amy Wimmer Schwarb’s piece on the subject, “Moving Pictures.” Accompanied by photos of outdoor theaters around the state by our own Tony Valainis, the essay explores the importance of these vanishing pieces of Americana—and how the cinemas are fighting to modernize in a world of Netflix and iPads.

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Turbo: Can This Little Guy Save IndyCar?

To pitch a movie in Hollywood, you need to be able to summarize the story in 25 words or less. Writer-director David Soren only needed nine: “Like The Fast and the Furious, but with snails.”

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In Defense of Greg Kinnear

He’s a Hoosier, which helps explain Kinnear’s star turn in this month’s exhibit The Bigger Picture Show. The annual fundraiser for the Indianapolis International Film Festival honors the Logansport native’s career on May 11 at Big Car Service Center.

Struggling: The Medora Hornets went 0-22 the year of the New York Times article, and like the town, haven
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Game Film: Medora

The basketball team wasn’t the only thing best described as scrappy.

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High Notes, Low Notes: Ryan Murphy's Prolific Career

With Glee fading in the Nielsen ratings, Murphy’s latest series, American Horror Story, garners serious buzz from its creepy debut episode, with star Jessica Lange going on to win a Golden Globe for her role.