2015 Heartland Film Festival
"dream/killer" is a documentary whose narrow focus on the family of a falsely imprisoned teenager is both a strength and a weakness.
"Borderless" is a story of human decency and survival couched in the somber truth of life in a war zone.
"Dust" is a science-fantasy short film that delivers more imagination, style and substance than most big-budget Hollywood productions.
“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" is an informative retrospective on the career of the "Cul de Sac" creator and Washington Post cartoonist.
A masterful, subtle reflection tinged by survivor's guilt, "Before the Bomb" is like a sad dream of one girl's bittersweet childhood.
"Superior" is a coming-of-age story that, like its characters, lacks the maturity to realize its own purpose or potential.
“A More Perfect Union” is a powerful film whose message is as important today as it was then and shouldn’t be ignored.
“Movies in Space” is surprisingly complex, exploring a solid story arc in spite of its minimal run time and delivering some nice laughs along the way.
A sometimes jumbled but worthy portrait of Afghani soldiers attempting to take over the defense of their country from the Americans.
A riveting documentary film about a Ukrainian man of the cloth who goes outside the law to do what he believes is right.
“Havana Motor Club” is a high-horsepower look at Cuban car culture, especially the attempt by native gearheads to revive the sport of racing.
A meaningful feature about Muslim culture because it eschews melodrama for quiet introspection.