Heartland Roadshow Community Film Series Finds Success in Inaugural Year


Heartland Truly Moving Pictures connected 7,700 moviegoers to inspiring films in 2012 through community screenings separate from the Annual Heartland Film Festival.

Best known for the Heartland Film Festival, nonprofit arts organization Heartland Truly Moving Picturesis active year-round with programs such as the Heartland Roadshow. With its mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film, Heartland showcases both independent films from the Heartland Film Festival along with studio-released films that have won the Truly Moving Picture Award.


hanks to a grant from LDI Limited, Inc., the Heartland Roadshow was established in February 2012 and has welcomed over 7,700 total attendees over the span of 55 events through December. LDI Limited, Inc. funds allowed Heartland to purchase equipment for public exhibition (including a high-definition projector, collapsible screen and high-quality sound system) and additions to the Heartland office’s screening room (including a high-definition projector, screen, surround sound system and acoustical treatments).

Twenty-five partnering organizations have attributed to the success of the Heartland Roadshow in 2012, including; Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, the Historic Artcraft Theatre, Charley Creek Arts Fest and more.

Beyond taking films out to the community, Heartland also hosts a free First Friday event every month in its Murphy Arts Center office, in Historic Fountain Square. For these Heartland Roadshow events a short film from a past Heartland Film Festival is shown once every 15 minutes throughout the evening. Local community organizations are encouraged to host a table at each event.

Upcoming Heartland Roadshow screenings include:

  • “Who Cares?” Fundraiser at The Orchard School
    Wednesday, Jan. 23 – 6:30 p.m. – $7 Info + Tickets
    615 W. 64th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
    All proceeds will be donated to the “My Sandy Hook Family Fund”

    Heartland Truly Moving Pictures and The Orchard School Presents Who Cares?, a feature documentary from the 2012 Heartland Film Festival. The feature film is about the “change makers” who bring solutions to our world and inspire others to do the same. Welcome Reception of light appetizers & drinks in The Orchard School lobby prior to the screening. Following the film, director Mara Mourão is scheduled to join us from Brazil via video chat for a question-and-answer session.
  • “Kipp Normand” First Friday at Heartland Truly Moving Pictures
    Friday, Feb. 1 – 6-10 p.m. – FREE
    1043 Virginia Ave., Ste. 2 – Indianapolis, IN 46203
    Join Heartland in its screening room for 2012 Heartland Film Festival Award Winner “Kipp Normand.” For 10 years Kipp Normand has recreated now-lost objects by connecting them to the present. Kipp shows the value of history to our world, the beauty of art to our minds and the importance of stories to our hearts through the eyes of an artist who chooses to truly see what many pass over as insignificant. Meet director Jonathan Frey and star Kipp Normand in-person. Kipp will be showcasing artwork right in the Heartland office!
  • “Kiss Me Kate” – Great American Songbook Movie Series, Presented by Printing Partners
    Friday, Feb. 1 – 7:30 p.m. – $7.50 Info + Tickets
    The Palladium – 1 Center Green, Carmel, IN
    Heartland Truly Moving Pictures and the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative are partnering to bring classic Truly Moving Picture Award-winning movies to the big screen on the stage of the Palladium concert hall. The classic 1953 musical stars Ann Miller and Howard Keel.

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