Indianapolis International Film Festival

July 14, 2010

July 15-25
Indianapolis Museum of Art

I’ve already shared my thoughts on just about every movie in this year’s Indianapolis International Film Festival (if you missed the IBJ story, just click here. In short: There’s outstanding work to be seen across a wide range of genres and production budgets.

But the films themselves, while a core part, aren’t the only elements of the festival. IIFF also includes parties—an opener at Forty Five degrees after the July 15 screening of “Barry Munday” and a closer at Creation Café after the July 24 screening of “Skateland.” And there are panel discussions, including sessions on filmmaking, social issues on screen, and movie criticism (I’ll be involved in two of those).

Plus there’s the intangible camaraderie—the sense that you can strike up a conversation with just about anyone about the film you just saw or the one you are going to walk into—that is the lifeblood of a film festival. For more details and a complete schedule, click here.