Actor from “Hell or High Water” appears at Indy Film Fest

You may recognize him from the “Twilight” series, but now actor Gil Birmingham, Actor is taking on a different role in the new film, “Hell or High Water,” starring Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges. You can see the film at this year’s Indy Film Fest, along with a number of other critically acclaimed films.

1 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.

What kind of films will there be?
In addition to “Hell or High Water,” 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.

Tell us about the impact this event will have on the Indianapolis community.
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.

What can attendees expect?
In addition to more than 100 films, the Indy Film Fest provides entertainment of all kinds, including meet and greets with actors and filmmakers and a closing night party on July 23 with food and drinks.

Tell us about the film.
Set in West Texas, “Hell or High Water” 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.

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.

About the film:

“Hell Or High Water” is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition.  Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma,” “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger,” “Twilight”), “Hell Or High Water” is directed by David Mackenzie (“Young Adam,” “Starred Up”) and written by Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”), produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger — come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land.  The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet.  Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement.  As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide. “Hell Or High Water” opens in Indianapolis August 19.

To learn more, visit: http://www.hellorhighwater.movie.

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