'Racing Dreams' & more win IIFF

July 24, 2009
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"Racing Dreams," an outstanding documentary about competitive karting, took the Audience Award at the Indianapolis International Film Festival earlier this evening. Its three charming teen subjects and its director were all on hand to bask in the acclaim.

Other feature winners include "Best Worst Movie"  (Documentary), "Vanished Empire" (International) and "Sita Sings the Blues" (American Spectrum).

Winning features and shorts will be screened Saturday at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. You can catch them all for $15.
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  • I'm glad Sita Sings the Blues won. I still smile when thinking about that film. I really want to catch Best Worst Movie when it comes on DVD. (That means I finally have to see Troll 2.)
  • any stats on attendance figures? I went to three screenings; one had 30 people, one had about eight people and the third had five people. Where was everybody? Saving some scratch, I suppose. My wife and I paid $60 to attend those three screenings. You either had to buy a $150 overall pass or pay $10 per screening. It seemed a litlle steep.
    We really enjoyed the films we attended (with the exception of Lo, but the price point may have left some possible attendees out.
  • We bought a pass for $80 that was for 10 screenings. My boyfriend and I split that one. It's like getting two screenings free. We did buy 2 more regular tickets as well. The biggest crowd I saw was for the Tiger Next Door. It looked like a packed house. The next biggest crowd for a movie I attended was the Rockafire Explosion. Other than that it seemed there were fairly small crowds. I'm surprised The Way We Get By didn't win for documentary. It was really well done. I didn't see Racing Dreams so maybe it was just that good, though the subject didnt' appeal to me. I'm glad Sita won too - I loved it!
  • Thanks so much for the Zift tickets. I really enjoyed the film and only wished I remembered more about the politics of Bulgaria in the 40s and 60s. I was talking with someone and a lady came up and asked if I was Bulgarian because she thought I was by the way I was talking about the politics. Also, I saw Racing Dreams . I had just read Danica Patricks
    autobiography which along with the movie makes you aware of how special these young people are and how much they and their families give up in order to make the dreams come true. One of the racers told me that he had been told that the chances of being a race car driver are less than the odds of wining the lottery.

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