Posts Tagged ‘Heartland Film Festival’
The Wrong Light sheds light on a child sex slavery buster

The Wrong Light

A harrowing documentary on the evils behind the evils behind the child sex slavery industry, "The Wrong Light" is a must-see.

Heartland: Ben Rock, “Future Boyfriend”

In this podcast Christopher Lloyd talks with old friend Ben Rock about how a guy known for "gross and disturbing" movies got a short into the life-affirming Heartland Film Festival.


Heartland: Wild Prairie Rose

A gorgeous-looking drama about an independent woman who returns to her South Dakota home in 1952 and finds an unexpected pull for the things she'd left behind.

Heartland: Year by the Sea

A warm bowl of chicken soup for the soul, "Year by the Sea" sets up all of the beats you'd expect, then dutifully executes them.


Heartland: Keep Quiet

A riveting documentary in which a leader in an anti-Semitic Hungarian right-wing political party discovers his Jewish heritage.

Heartland: Service to Man

This drama set in the 1960s provides an interesting twist on the familiar tales of racism and integration.


Heartland: Buddy Solitaire

A heartfelt but often predictable film about an awful stand-up comedian who takes a job as a counselor to psychiatric patients.
"dream/killer" (2015) a documentary about the wrongful imprisonment of Ryan Ferguson, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: dream/killer

"dream/killer" is a documentary whose narrow focus on the family of a falsely imprisoned teenager is both a strength and a weakness.

"Borderless" (2015), an Iranian film about mercy and kindness in the face of war, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Borderless

"Borderless" is a story of human decency and survival couched in the somber truth of life in a war zone.
"Dust" (2014), a science fantasy short film directed by Mike Grier and starring Masashi Odate, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Dust

"Dust" is a science-fantasy short film that delivers more imagination, style and substance than most big-budget Hollywood productions.

"The Gnomist" (2015), a documentary short about the power of art, imagination, and community, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: The Gnomist

“The Gnomist” explores how the shared experiences of art and imagination can create a magical sense of hope and community.
"The Art of Richard Thompson" (2015), now playing at the Heartland Film Festival, is an informative retrospective documentary on the career of the Washington Post and "Cul de Sac" cartoonist.

Heartland: The Art of Richard Thompson

"The Art of Richard Thompson" is an informative retrospective on the career of the "Cul de Sac" creator and Washington Post cartoonist.

"Before the Bomb" (2015) a new short film directed by Tannaz Hazemi and starring Sterling Jerins is now showing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Before the Bomb

A masterful, subtle reflection tinged by survivor's guilt, "Before the Bomb" is like a sad dream of one girl's bittersweet childhood.
Thatcher Robinson and Paul Stanko star in "Superior," (2015) directed by Edd Benda and a selection of the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Superior

"Superior" is a coming-of-age story that, like its characters, lacks the maturity to realize its own purpose or potential.