Indy Film Fest

1Apr/110

The Dude Abides

Posted by Sara McGuyer

We are pretty much beside-ourselves-ecstatic to share the details of our upcoming Roving Cinema. Wednesday, April 20 The Dude joins Indy Film Fest at Jillian's. That's right - you can get your bowl on with The Big Lebowski streaming in the background.

Wednesday, April 20
Doors 6 pm | Show 7:30 pm
Jillians, 141 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225
Get tickets here.

This time, we have two options for you. Regular admission is $5 and gets you in for the movie. You're on your own for seating (first come, first serve) and bowling. Bring a blanket to camp out on the floor near the lanes, or find a seat anywhere in the bar.

For $75, we're offering a premium package, which we're lovingly calling The Big Lebowski Party. This includes a reserved spot at your own bowling lane for up to 6 people. Ticket price includes admission, one game of bowling and shoe rental for a party of up to 6 people. Get your tickets here.

We'll be joined by Yelp once again, who will be providing complimentary popcorn. Jillian's will offer WHITE RUSSIANS for only $5, and the full bar and menu will be available, so come for drinks and dinner! And we'll also be selling awesomeness in the form of limited-edition silk-screened posters by local designer Aaron Scamihorn.

We can't promise this one will be the quietest screening you've ever been to. In fact, we hope it isn't. This one's gonna be a party. Mark it, dude.

Watch the trailer:

25Jan/110

And the Nominations are In!

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Awards season can be such an exciting time. Know what makes it even better? When a film we screened at the Indy Film Fest snags a nomination. Huge congrats to GOD OF LOVE, Indy Film Fest's 2010 Best Short Film, for being nominated in the category Best Short Film, Live Action in the 83rd Annual Academy Awards®.

If you're not planning a trip to the red carpet, why not spend movies' biggest night with Indy Film Fest? Join us for our annual Academy Awards® Viewing Party - watch the show, talk best dressed and bid on a grand assortment of items in our silent auction.

Sunday, February 27 from 6:30 p - 11 p
45 Degrees | 765 Massachusetts Avenue

Put on your favorite cocktail party number and come out for the red carpet treatment. We'll have complimentary appetizers and drink specials, plus swag bags and door prizes for a few luck party-goers. What's even better? Entry is free, so save your moolah for the silent auction.

Meet us at 45 Degrees? RSVP on Facebook.

Before you arrive, check out the full list of nominations and cast your ballot here. What do you think? Are any of your favorites missing? Any big surprises for you?

15Jan/112

Have Movie Will Travel :: Roving Cinema is Back

Posted by Sara McGuyer

ROVING CINEMA is back. This time, it's Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti western THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. And what better place to experience this western original than in Indy's premiere home for western art, the Eiteljorg. In this 1966 flick, Clint Eastwood stars as a gunslinger competing for buried treasure.

Please join us February 17, 2011
Eiteljorg, White River State Park
500 Washington Ave.
Doors open 6p | Show 7p

We are thrilled to partnering with the Eiteljorg and their young professional group, Agave. Started in 2006, the group plans events, raises funds, recruits new members and fosters relations with local community partners. Ticket admission may be applied to an Agave membership purchased on the evening of the event.

We'll have the drinks (cash bar), movie candy and complimentary popcorn from our friends at Yelp. In the first Roving Cinema at Sun King, it was BYOC, (bring your own chair), but this time, we'll even have the seats. All you've got to do is get your tickets here for $8. Tickets will be available at the door, but be forewarned. The inaugural Roving Cinema sold out - we recommend buying ahead of time.

p.s. We're still seeking your input on the future of Roving Cinema. Have an idea for an upcoming event? Tell us here.

About Roving Cinema:
Sure, there's something about the smell of popcorn at the theater, the big comfy seats and towering screen. But what if we brought you movies in venues perfect for the film? We're calling it Roving Cinema, and we'll be featuring movies all over the city, pairing stories with scenes right in your own backyard.

13Jan/115

Roving Ideas

Posted by Sara McGuyer

We are very close to finalizing plans for the first Roving Cinema in 2011 and we can't wait to announce it! We can say it will be on the evening of February 17, so mark your calendars and stay tuned here for more info very soon.

In the meantime, we wanted to give you a chance to weigh in on where the cinema should rove. Roving Cinema screens movies where they should be. For the inaugural event, Indy Film Fest screened Strange Brew, a cult classic flick set in a brewery, at Sun King in downtown Indianapolis. Our friends from Yelp provided complimentary popcorn, we had Bazbeaux pizza for sale and we packed the brewery with a sold out show.

Roving Cinema tickets and sign

To say the least, we had a blast, and now tentatively plan to hold 9 to 10 of these events in 2011. We have a few ideas and partnerships up our sleeve, but we want to hear your suggestions for movies matched with a unique location. Have a creative idea to share? Please tell us what you want to see and where!

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