Indy Film Fest kicks off

Bringing Hoosiers together year-round to enjoy a shared experience around film – that’s what the Indy Film Fest is all about. This year, a number of critically acclaimed films mark the lineup, including “Hell or High Water,” starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham, “Little Men” starring Indiana native Greg Kinnear and “Morris from America” starring Craig Robinson from “The Office.”

What is the Indy Film Fest?
The Indy Film Fest is a 10-day film festival in July. In its 13th year, the Fest seeks to champion movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond.

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What kind of films will there be?
Guests will enjoy numerous full-length and short films from filmmakers from around the globe. Genres cover a wide range including comedy, drama, animated, documentary and more.

New this year, moviegoers will also see the results of this this year’s 48 Hour Film Project, a recent addition to Indy Film Fest’s year-round programming. Local teams will have just one weekend to create an entirely original short film, which will be screened on July 18 and 19.

Indianapolis is becoming the go-to destination in the Midwest for film. This event celebrates that and puts Indianapolis and the Indy Film Fest on the map. From July 14-24, hundreds of film critics, film lovers, and filmmakers will flock to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see more than 100 films that represent the best in traditional and independent film from around the world.

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What can attendees expect?
The Fest is about much more than simply watching great films. In addition to more than 100 screenings, the Indy Film Fest provides entertainment of all kinds, including meet and greets with actors and filmmakers, an opening night party on July 14, a closing night party on July 23 with food and drinks and awards announcements on July 24.

Our opening night drama, “Little Men” stars Indiana native Greg Kinnear and is a coming-of-age story that tests the bonds of family and friendship in Brooklyn, New York.

Another noteworthy film is “Hell or High Water.” Set in West Texas, it is a fast-paced crime drama that follows a pair of brothers as they embark on a bank robbing spree in a desperate attempt to save their family farm.

“Morris from America” is the closing night comedy that will have audience members laughing and identifying with the misadventures of a 13-year-old American boy who is uprooted and moved to Germany.

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When is the Fest?
From July 14-24, hundreds of film critics, film lovers, and filmmakers will flock to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see more than 100 films that represent the best in traditional and independent film from around the world.

To learn more, visit:

www.indyfilmfest.org
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