What To See At Indy Film Fest
The adventures come from films in competition, including these five picks—and one dud—from among the stack I had an opportunity to screen in advance.
One of Indianapolis’s perennial cultural events of the year, the Indy Film Fest has returned for 10 days of independent films. The festival, which draws local, national, and international talent, got under way Thursday, July 13, and runs through Saturday, July 23 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Indy Film Fest features movies across all genres, budgets, and […]
In the age of Netflix, Hulu, and HBONow, where a movie night usually means sitting on your couch with a remote in hand, film-going is a becoming a lost art. But thanks to a growing number of film festivals and a dedicated group of local cinephiles, Indianapolis has been finding its joys all over again.
The movies in this year’s Indy Film Fest that have Indiana connections are as diverse as the rest of the entries in the lineup: A love story about a girl and the search for just the right chair, Crush by Rebecca Pugh (co-directed with Jen West); a thriller about a home invasion gone wrong, Home Security from Kate Chaplin; and a road trip movie about old friends, Billi & Theodore by Ronald Short. These are just three of the films in the Hoosier Lens category in the festival’s ninth year.
The ninth Indy Film Fest, also known as the Indianapolis International Film Festival, started on a high note with a successful opening night, July 19, and continues through July 29. The movies vary in length, genre, and origin. Films in the first weekend represented filmmakers as far-flung as the Philippines, Iran, Italy, and South Africa, not to mention a number of films from the United States, some with connections to Indiana.