Indy Film Fest

31Aug/110

We Built It :: Will You Come?

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Summer seems to be winding down (can you believe it's September tomorrow!?!), but it wouldn't be complete without a trip to the ball field. We've cooked up a special night to make sure you get at least one last visit in this season. Roving Cinema returns for a special screening of Field of Dreams at Victory Field.

This year, the Indians are celebrating 125 seasons of professional baseball in Indianapolis. We can't think of a better way to pay tribute to that rich history than to screen the ultimate baseball flick right on their big scoreboard. Join us for peanuts, some brews and some serious Kevin Costner action.

Thursday, September 1
Doors open at 7:30pm | Show at Sunset, approx. 8:15
Ticketing options & event details!

View the trailer:

Check out the event on facebook to see who else is coming.

15Jul/110

Indy Recommends

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Looking for recommendations? We're curating a list of reviews and recommendations to help you decide what to see at the 2011 Indy Film Fest!

See you at the movies!

NUVO: Indy Film Fest 2011: Cinematic Journeys

Indy Star has two articles: If you can only see five films, pick these
and Hoosier filmmaker gets delusional

The Film Yap: The most comprehensive collection of reviews

IBJ: LOU'S VIEWS: Get a jump start on Indy International Film Festival

Indianapolis Museum of Art has two blog posts: On Screen & In the Gallery
and On Screen & In Between at Indy Film Fest

The Independent Critic has several reviews

Add your personal recommendations in the comments!

5May/110

Classic Film Posters Re-Imagined

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Last year, the Big Picture Picture Show was one of my favorite events of the year. A whole slew of Indy's best designers and illustrators mingled with art and movie lovers in a packed house at Big Car in an atmosphere that I can only describe as electric. This year it's going to be BIGGER, so we've renamed it... wait for it... The Bigger Picture Show! We're adding a dj and setting up shop in what's sure to be one of Indy's hippest new spots.

Indy Film Fest and Lodge Design present the second annual Bigger Picture Show, featuring nearly 40 local designers re-imagining their very favorite movie posters from every genre and generation. Hosted at Big Car’s latest space, The Service Center will be alive with art, music (provided by Twinpeaks) and a cash bar to complete the evening. Our good friends at YelpIndy will also be on the scene with their soon-to-be-famous Yelpcorn (aka popcorn).

Friday, May 13 | 7:30 p.m.
The Service Center, 3900 Lafayette Road (just north of 38th Street)
Entry is free, but you can RSVP here.

As if the party isn’t reason enough to come by, every poster – professionally printed and framed – will be up for sale. Want a unique piece of movie art in your living room? Arrive early to snag the one and only exhibit copy for just $75. Additional unframed prints will be available for order.

Thanks to our partners helping to make this event happen.
Lodge | Big Car | Nuvo | Yelp | Carey Digital | Twinpeaks

Wondering what to expect? Check out last year's impressive art here: http://on.fb.me/kxNkfg

2Mar/113

Dare We Say It?

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Is it just me, or does it feel like the Indy film scene is heating up? Dare we even label it a "film scene?" As a volunteer entrenched and smitten with this festival, I thought maybe it was just me being hyper-aware of movie happenings.

But lately it seems there's more and more to choose from - different venues, new themes. One minute I'm in awe of something the IMA is putting on, the next I'm intrigued by IMOCA's new series.

It isn't just me, apparently. The Indy Star had a great article summing up all of this magic, plus a handy list to keep at the ready.

What do you think? Are you happy with the local film offerings? Is there anything you'd want to see more of?

Image credit: Carbon Arc via Flickr