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Indy Film Fest 2018

Support the Arts in Indiana: Indy Film Fest, April 26-May 6, 2018

If you’re on the fence about attending the Indy Film Fest, here are my thoughts as a long-time attendee:

First, it’s a variety of different types of films – international, American, animated, documentaries, even an animated documentary, shorts, features, thrillers, and comedies.  See indyfilmfest.org for the list and schedule.

Second, even if you rarely go to movies and would rather stay in and watch something at home, there is something about seeing a movie at the art museum. There are also pretty good snacks: local gourmet popcorn and beer options, and if you’re lucky, the little café might be open if you want something more.

Third, organizers try to bring as many filmmakers to the festival as they can, so you might have a chance to ask them questions about the film you just saw. Or not, if you prefer to have a little mystery with your movies.

If you’ve never been, here are some tips:

  • Look through the list of films for something that strikes you. Don’t have time to scroll through every description?
  • Choose a time that works for you and check the schedule for that day or evening. Unless it’s one of the special features, it probably won’t sell out. But you can still buy online before you go – and it might save you some time.
  • If you do want to check out the special features, they are
    • April 26th: Opening Night
      Tully, starring Charlize Theron as a struggling mom
    • April 28th: Awards Night Film and Afterparty
      RBG, a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    • May 5th: Closing Film and Party
      The Long Dumb Road, starring one of my fave podcasters, Jason Mantzoukas of How Did This Get Made and a variety of other TV shows and movies.
  • Not sure if you want to commit to a feature film? Check out a shorts block and check out several new movies in one sitting. Plus, each block has a theme so you can at least narrow it down.

Indy Film Festival brings together seasoned film nerds and newbies to indie movies in a way that is accessible whether you see one movie or 100.

So what does this have to do with our law practice? Because we focus on helping creative with their legal needs, we will occasionally showcase an arts event or organization we appreciate. Plus, if you are a filmmaker, we want to help you, whether it’s when and how to obtain a permit for a shoot, what release forms are needed for actors, help negotiating a contract with a distributor or theater wanting to show your film, or just about any step of the process. Contact us today to set up a consultation.

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