2013 Heartland Film Festival
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23 Blast (2013)

"23 Blast" is an independent production that has the feel of a bigger-budgeted film.
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“Hide Your Smiling Faces” wins top prize at Heartland

Get the scoop on all the award winners at Heartland Film Festival 2013!

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This is Where We Live

"This is Where We Live" is a quiet but powerful film exploring the struggles of a small-town Texas family featuring a top-notch performance by Tobias Segal.

The Network (2013)

"The Network" isn't a bad documentary. It just covers so many different areas that it doesn't give the viewer an in-depth look into any of them.

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Beyond Right & Wrong

A stirring look at forgiveness in the face of unimaginable pain.
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The Retrieval

"The Retrieval" is a powerful coming-of-age story that hits all the right beats and is anchored by a commanding performance by Tishuan Scott.

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The Discoverers

“The Discoverers” has plenty of heart and laughs to tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone.
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Ruth Thomas-Suh, “Reject”

The director of this documentary about rejection's effect on the human psyche speaks to the science behind her assertions and whether strategies are working.

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When a Wolf Falls in Love With a Sheep

A whimsical and visual movie with not enough substance to keep one engaged through its entirety.
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A fascinating, heartbreaking documentary, "Reject" is the agent of social change that documentaries like "Bully" wish they could be.

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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Beautiful-looking and well-acted, this rambling, unfocused drama looks through the eyes of a young autistic boy lost on the subway.
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Code Black

This arresting documentary looks at young doctors on the front lines of the healthcare crisis, saving lives at Los Angeles County Hospital's ER.

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Blood Brother

A quiet, powerful documentary portrait of a young man compelled to travel across the globe to help others — and find his true home.
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The Forgotten Kingdom

This evocative journey through South Africa looks at one angry young man's path to inner truth.