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Ann Katz Festival: Heartland Film Festival Award-Winning Shorts

02nov8:00 pm9:30 pmAnn Katz Festival: Heartland Film Festival Award-Winning ShortsHeartland International Film Festival returns once again with their award-winning short films!

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A perennial favorite – two great Festivals in one program. Films include:

Oasis (Documentary Grand Prize, Academy Award Qualified)
At the dawn of their teenage years, Raphaël and Rémi are twins who see their fusional attachment crumble while one of them, suffering from an increasingly marked disability, remains a prisoner of childhood. During one last summer surrounded by nature, time seems to want to stand still.

Fundamental Shapes (Narrative Audience Choice)
Jacob, an unemployed actor, stumbles into an unusual gig: nude figure model for an art class. When his next-door neighbor turns up, he must find a way to keep his identity hidden, and their budding romance intact.

Eat Flowers (Documentary Audience Choice)
In 2017, photographer Cig Harvey’s best friend Mary is diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. When forced to isolate during her treatment, she asks Cig to send her photographs. Every day Cig sets out to bring color and life to Mary through her camera, every day Mary asks for more. Eat Flowers brings the viewer into the vibrant worlds that Cig creates for Mary. The film tells an urgent story about living, all told through the language of flowers.

The Barber of Little Rock (Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award)
The Barber of Little Rock explores the racial wealth gap in America through the story of People Trust, a homegrown community bank in Little Rock, Arkansas, working to uplift a community that has been largely excluded from the financial engines that create wealth.

About the Award: The Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award honors longtime Heartland Film friend and Indianapolis Jewish community member Jenni Berebitsky, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in March 2009 and passed away in August of 2019.

Pickled Herring (Comedy Audience Choice)
After an embarrassing accident knocks a woman down, her absentee father decides this is a good time to visit, committed to fixing everything possible, except their relationship.

Come early for the “25 Years of the Ann Katz Festival” retrospective art gallery reception!



November 2, 2023 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-04:00)


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