Indy Film Fest

28Dec/100

Ooh la la. Noir Nights with the IMA

Posted by Sara McGuyer

IMA's 2011 Winter Nights

If you've ever counted down the days until the Indianapolis Museum of Art fires up their Summer Nights, you're in luck. They're starting a new series called WINTER NIGHTS, featuring classic films on Friday nights at The Toby.

Even more exciting is this winter's theme, Noir and Neo Noir. Ooh la la. Prepare yourself for the dark and stylish, a chance to see some old greats return to the big screen. And film purists rejoice - all films are shown in 35 mm (except Memento, which will be shown on DVD).

The series kicks off on January 7 with Blood Simple, the Coen brothers' feature film debut. Tickets are $9, just $5 for IMA members. Snag your tickets in advance here. The film starts at 7 pm. For more details, see IMA's site.

Check out the full schedule for 2011 WINTER NIGHTS:

Kudos to the Indianapolis Museum of Art for their ongoing support of cinema. They're not only a sponsor and gracious host of our Indianapolis International Film Festival each summer, they put together amazing events like these to keep movie lovers in Indy sated year round. Thanks, IMA!

9Nov/100

12/9/10 :: plan a trip to Marwencol

Posted by Sara McGuyer

I was excited for Marwencol (2010, dir. Jeff Malmberg, 82 mins., USA) before I read this great review in the LA Times. I think we're in for a treat, Indy. We're partnering with the Indianapolis Museum of Art to bring this film to town on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Not convinced? Check out the official trailer.

The Scoop: Marwencol is a wildly fascinating film portrait of a troubled, gifted eccentric named Mark Hogancamp. After being nearly beaten to death, Hogancamp provides his own therapy by retreating to a fantasy world of his own impressive making: he shoots perfectly composed, painstakingly crafted photographs of GI Joe and Barbie dolls inhabiting a scale version of a war-torn town he names Marwencol, enacting a cycle of romance and violence. Winner of a Grand Jury prize at South by Southwest 2010.

Purchase advance tickets here - $9, or $5 for IMA members. See you at the Toby?

27Oct/100

Halloween and Movies go together like…

Posted by Lisa Trifone

...milk and chocolate?

...popcorn and butter?

...Indianapolis and racing?

Whatever analogy you want to make, it's safe to say that Halloween is probably the best holiday for genre films. Sure, Christmas movies are classics, but for intensity, pop culture presence and general kick-assness, Halloween movies are probably the best holiday-themed films out there. From Hitchcock's intellectual brain-benders to Saw 14 or whatever version we're on now, there's something for everyone.

Which is also the case with movie screenings and events this Halloween in Indy.

The historical Irving theater is screening Young Frankenstein tonight - and from a 35mm print at that. AND they've got a midnight screening of a movie you might be familiar with on Saturday, too. Check it out.

Our good friends at the IMA have got The Bride of Frankenstein on Friday night, if you're in the mood for a goblin-inspired laugh.

And The Artcraft Theatre down in Franklin is featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas in their old-fashioned digs.

Then, of course, there's the party we're throwing on Saturday night - we're calling it Nightmare on Pennsylvania Street and you're invited. Get tickets in advance and join us for drinks, music, a costume contest and 50/50 drawing.

Whatever your plans - movie or no movie - have a Happy Halloween!