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Heartland: The Mad Whale

“The Mad Whale” is an intriguing film that is suffocating with its intensity and features a commanding performance from Phoenix that definitely makes it as a must-see.

Indy Film Fest: Hear the Silence (Höre die Stille)

"Hear the Silence" is not your stereotypical war movie, but that's what makes it special.

Indy Film Fest: Dreamland: Mark Twain’s Journey to Jerusalem

An insightful look into a largely unknown period of Twain's life and a glimpse of the writer before he became *the* Mark Twain.

Dramatic Escape

“Dramatic Escape” is a wonderful documentary that showcases the transformational ability of programs such as Sing Sing's arts outlet.

Vince Giordano – There’s a Future in the Past

Vince Giordano is a consummate showman leading his band, the Nighthawks, through decades of jazz music in this fun, but superficial, documentary.

Indy Film Fest: West of Her

A beautiful debut film both mysterious and enchanting, and anchored by a wonderful performance from Kesley Siepser, who’s a talent that deserves to be noticed.

Indy Film Fest: Reparation

A superb thriller that leaves you breathless as you race to find the revelation of its reality and the true intentions of its menacing antagonist.

Indy Film Fest: All the Wrong Friends

It misses an opportunity due to stereotypical characters, flat plot and stiff dialogue, but is at least a launchpad for a budding summer film program at SMU.