Heartland Film Festival Takes “Best of the Fest” to Bedford, Ind., Presented by Duke Energy

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“Best of the Fest” to feature 6 movies and 4 filmmakers over 2 days — June 13 and 14, 2014 — at Bedford North Lawrence – Performing Arts Center.

Known for showcasing the best in independent, inspiring film from all over the world every October, the Heartland Film Festival—presented by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film—will offer moviegoers in Bedford, Ind. a chance to experience the festival atmosphere in their own backyard. Four indie filmmakers are scheduled to attend “Best of the Fest,” presented by Duke Energy, and will be available to mingle with attendees and provide insight on the filmmaking process.

“Our new ‘Best of the Fest’ model is the next best thing to the 10-day Heartland Film Festival,” explained Heartland Film President Stuart Lowry. “It gives the community an opportunity to experience a powerful slate of films that they can’t see anywhere else, and to meet filmmakers from all over the country. Heartland Film is thrilled to be partnering with the Bedford community.”

Among the organizers responsible for making “Best of the Fest” possible is Bedford’s own filmmaker-in-residence Andie Redwine, who both wrote and produced the film Paradise Recovered. Centered on a young woman who must adjust to the outside world after being excommunicated from a religious cult, the independent feature film landed a distribution deal after its world premiere at the 2010 Heartland Film Festival. Redwine is owner of By the Glass Productions, which is headquartered in Bedford.

“Best of the Fest,” presented by Duke Energy

  • WHEN: Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • WHERE: Bedford North Lawrence – Performing Arts Center, 595 Stars Blvd., Bedford, Ind. 47421

Schedule – Friday, June 13

  • 6 p.m. – Medora – Director Andrew Cohn scheduled to attend
    2013 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Documentary Feature – 83 min.
    Indiana-made film about small-town Medora, Ind. and its underdog basketball team.
  • 9 p.m. – Walking With the Enemy – Actor/Producer Christopher Williams scheduled to attend
    2013 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Narrative Feature – 127 min.

Schedule – Saturday, June 14

  • 4 p.m. – Running Blind & Right to Play – Director/Producer Ryan Suffern scheduled to attend – 73 min.
    Running Blind – 2013 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Documentary Short / Audience Choice Award Winner
    Right to Play – 2012 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Documentary Short
  • 6:30 p.m. – Finding Hillywood – Director Leah Warshawski & Post Supervisor Todd Soliday scheduled to attend
    2013 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Documentary Feature – 60 min.
  • 9 p.m. – Wish You Well
    2013 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Narrative Feature – 109 min.

Tickets are now available to purchase online and will also be available at the door.

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