Tag Archives: Narrative Feature

HIFF2015: Movie Review – Embers (2015)

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  • Narrative Feature / Poland, USA
  • Director: Claire Carré
  • Writer: Charles Spano, Claire Carré

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

Embers is a Poland and US co-production about the aftermath of a global neurological epidemic and how those who survive find meaning and connections in a world without memory. The movie follows several different perspectives that are independent of one another and collectively give a well-rounded view of how people are affected in this world.

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HIFF2015: Movie Review – The Truth About Lies (2014)

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Narrative Feature / USA
Director: Phil Allocco
Writer: Phil Allocco

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

The Truth About Lies is a comedy about liars, love, and what happens when people believe what you project about yourself. After losing his job, apartment, and girlfriend on the same day, perpetually immature Gilby lies his way into a temporary position in a company headed by his best friend’s brother-in-law. Things get more complicated when Gilby gets close to his best friend’s sister/his boss’ wife, Rachel.
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HIFF2015: Movie Review – The 33 (2015)

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  • Narrative Feature / Special Presentation / USA
  • Director: Patricia Riggen
  • Writers: Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, Jose Rivera, Michael Thomas, Hector Tobar

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

Patricia Riggen‘s The 33 recounts the harrowing 2010 story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped for 69 days in the San José Mine in the Atacama Desert near Copiapó, Chile. The film spends equal time between the turmoil within the mine and the efforts above ground to rescue the miners.   Continue reading