Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 23, 2011
Location: Wabash, Indiana
Film becomes a part of the annual Charley Creek Artsfest for the first time this year when three short pictures presented by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures are shown on Thursday, June 23, the initial evening of the festival.
Angelo Restaino, writer and director of the award-winning Grande Drip, and Hugo Perez, an executive producer for the film, will appear at the screening to discuss their projects and answer questions from the audience.
The newly-renovated Eagles Theater in downtown Wabash will host the films beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes popcorn and a soft drink. This event is made possible through the partnership between Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, the Honeywell Foundation, and the Charley Creek Foundation.
One of the films, God of Love, won the Oscar for live action short film at the 83rd Academy Awards in February. God of Love is about a love-struck darts champion who finds his prayers are answered--literally--when he receives a mysterious box of love-inducing darts. The story was written by Luke Matheny, who also directed the film. The picture is the 2010 Heartland Film Festival Award winner.
Grande Drip is the story of a man who receives encouragement from an eccentric homeless man to woo a girl at a coffee shop. Restaino wrote and directed the film. which won the 2009 Audience Choice Award for best short film at the Heartland Festival.
Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story, a student documentary, won the 2010 Heartland Film Festival Award. This film reveals the humorous and heartfelt true story of Toshio Hirano, a Japanese immigrant whose life was transformed by the music of country-music legend Jimmie Rodgers. Oscar Bucher produced and directed the film.
Heartland, based in Indianapolis, is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to bring positive change through film. At the annual Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis each October the group screens independent films from around the world.
The film event follows the Sizzlin Summer Plaza Series at the Honeywell Center featuring the Swampwater Stompers. The plaza event begins at 5 p.m. and the films at the Eagles Theatre begin at 7:30pm. Information about all of the Arts Fest events and ticket order forms are available at www.charleycreekartsfest.org.
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