There's maybe no worse feeling during a festival than realizing you missed your last chance to see that doc you'd been eying, or the great indie you'd been hearing so much about.
Fear not, movie fans! Several 2011 Indy Film Fest selections are making their way to other nearby festivals where you can see them again!
47th Chicago International Film Festival
This stalwart of the midwest film festival scene is featuring a couple great festival selections, both features and shorts. Catch racy short film Ex-Sex on Friday, 10/14 - how exactly do you break up with someone you're still sleeping with? For film lovers looking to get the scoop on international film industries, Cinema Komunisto is a great peak into the Yugoslavian film industry of the last century. And definitely worth driving up I-65 for if you missed it in Indy is Natural Selection - snagging both Best American Spectrum Feature Film and the 2011 Grand Jury Award, this one's still wowing audiences. It screens 10/15 and 10/16 - weekend trip to the Windy City, anyone?
Heartland Film Festival
Though it's the city's better-known festival, we're excited to say that we brought a couple of their selections to Indianapolis earlier this summer. Really, it works out great for you - maybe you were on summer vacation or otherwise enjoying the warm weather back in July. Grab your sweater this month and catch both Boys of Bonneville, about the land-speed record-setting feats of some very daring men, and our Closing Night selection These Amazing Shadows, which chronicles the creation and significance of the National Film Registry, at Indy's fall film festival. You can see the whole schedule here; Heartland runs October 13 - 22 at the AMC Castleton 14.
One of the greatest things - no, THE greatest thing about film festivals is experiencing those films you wouldn't otherwise have a chance to check out - they might not make it to the multiplex or won't land in your Netflix queue. It's always exciting to see some great titles within reach again, so make some time this month to see these Indy Film Fest selections again while you can!