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.
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.
Occupy, Texas

Heartland: Occupy, Texas

“Occupy, Texas” is a family drama with just enough bite to keep it from being too saccharine.


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.

Heartland: Trivia Night

An unpleasant comedy that struggles to be dark as it looks at individuals who live in the world of competitive trivia.

Bugs on the Menu

Heartland: Bugs on the Menu

A documentary that looks at an untapped food source for mankind.
They Call Us Monsters

Heartland: They Call Us Monsters

A documentary that looks at California's juvenile justice system, its impact and three youths who are part of that system.

Hell or High Water - featured

Indy Film Fest: Hell or High Water

A moody, evocative potboiler that steadily builds a head of steam, “Hell or High Water” is sharp as a leather strap cracked against bare skin in the Texas sun.
"Empty Space" (2016), directed by James Choi and starring Merrick Robison and Elizabeth Stenholt, is now playing at Indy Film Fest.

Indy Film Fest: Empty Space

Although rough around the edges, "Empty Space" is a coming-of-age film that meanders between moments both poignant and funny.