Heartland Film at Home

Heartland Film at Home is an exciting new opportunity to watch the latest and best in independent cinema including past HIFF films from the comfort and safety of your home! This series of films will include films that you can watch at your leisure as well as special events with filmmaker Q&As! New films will be announced and made available every two weeks. Check back often for great independent cinema that supports Heartland Film!

"Bathtubs Over Broadway" Q&A

We are excited to invite you to attend a live video Q&A with "Bathtubs Over Broadway" Director Dava Whisenant and Featured Subject Steve Young on Friday, May 8 at 9PM EST!

Can't make it to the live event? No worries - the video will be archived here after the fact to watch at your convenience!

Humor and Humanity Award Winner at the 27th Heartland International Film Festival!

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Registration is complimentary, but donations are encouraged!

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"Mr. SOUL!"

From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home.

The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.

Opening Night film at the 27th Heartland International Film Festival!

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