Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" Honored with Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film

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Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures release honored by Indianapolis-based nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film

"Interstellar" has been honored with the Truly Moving Picture Award by Heartland Film.

"’Interstellar’ is both a breathtaking cinematic accomplishment and an insightful examination of humankind’s most primal fears and joys,” says Tim Irwin, Heartland Film’s artistic director. “It is simultaneously powerful in a visceral and emotional way.”

The major motion picture release “Interstellar” from Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Christopher Nolan (“Inception”, “Dark Knight Trilogy”), has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film. Select theatrically-released titles—entertaining films that do much more than just entertain—are honored with the designation throughout the year. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration.

“’Interstellar’ is both a breathtaking cinematic accomplishment and an insightful examination of humankind’s most primal fears and joys,” says Tim Irwin, Heartland Film’s artistic director. “It is simultaneously powerful in a visceral and emotional way.”

“Interstellar” stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst.

The film opened with advance screenings in IMAX® 70mm film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, Nov. 5, followed by a nationwide release on Nov. 7.

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About Heartland Film, Inc.
Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Heartland Film is a curator and supporter of purposeful filmmaking, honoring a wide variety of cinema and awarding storytellers from all over the world. The films Heartland Film selects and exhibits – whether they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, or have the ability to shift audiences’ perspectives on the world – all have one thing in common: they are entertaining films that do more than just entertain. Every October, the Heartland Film Festival gives its moviegoers access to more than 100 visiting independent filmmakers from all over the world, right in the heart of the Midwest. Heartland Film Festival showcases more than 130 entertaining movies that do much more than just entertain over 10 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and hundreds of film screenings across Indianapolis. The Heartland Film Festival has earned the special designation of being a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® within the Short Films category. Each year, the Heartland Film Festival awards more than $115,000 in cash prizes and presents its Festival Awards to top-judged submissions. Heartland Film has awarded more than $2.6 million to support indie filmmakers over the last 23 years. Beyond the Heartland Film Festival, Heartland Film honors theatrically-released films that align with its mission via the Truly Moving Picture Award, inspires the next generation of filmmakers via the Heartland Film Institute, and exhibits films across Indiana all year long via the Heartland Film Roadshow. To learn more, visit heartlandfilm.org.

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