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Heartland Films & Historic Artcraft Theatre to Present “Best of the Fest”

Get ready for a mash up of great films and a great setting when the Heartland Film Festival Partners set up in the Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana for “Best of the Fest,” a two-day showcase of award winning films from the 2012 Heartland Film Festival.

The Artcraft Theatre first opened in 1922 and now operates as part of Franklin Heritage, Inc., which works to preserve the history of Franklin, Indiana. Classic movies are shown every week on Friday and Saturday.

The annual Heartland Film Festival is a 10-day event designed to highlight and honor uplifting, independent films. “Best of the Fest” is one of several community events that shares some of the films beyond the yearly October festival.

The movie line-up for “Best of the Fest,” which will take place on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 includes:

  • All Me: The Life & Times of Wilfred Rembert*
  • Cairo 678
  • Trash Dance
  • Starry, Starry Night
  • Saints & Soldiers: Airborne Creed*
  • Not That Funny

Showtimes and film descriptions can be found on the Heartland Film Festival website. Tickets are $5 per film, $3 for Heartland Film Society or Historic Artcraft Theatre members.

Films marked with an asterisk (*) above include a post-show Q&A with the film’s director and/or producer.

People who want to complement their independent film watching with an independent restaurant experience should consider these locations in Franklin for pre- or post-film dining.

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