Universal Pictures' "Unbroken" Honored with Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film

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New film from Director Angelina Jolie honored by Indianapolis-based nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film

"Unbroken" Honored with Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film

"Unbroken" Honored with Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film

"Unbroken" is an amazing true story of heroism and of the resilience of the human spirit,” said Tim Irwin, Heartland Film’s artistic director.

Universal Pictures’ major motion picture release “Unbroken” has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film, it was announced today. The film is directed and produced by Academy Award® and three-time Golden Globe Award winner Angelina Jolie. Select theatrically-released titles—entertaining films that do much more than just entertain—are honored with this designation throughout the year. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration.

“‘Unbroken’ is an amazing true story of heroism and of the resilience of the human spirit,” said Tim Irwin, Heartland Film’s artistic director. “Highlighted by its cinematography and performances, the film will make an exceptional impact on its target audience and beyond.”

Jolie directs and produces “Unbroken,” an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during World War II—only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a series of prisoner-of-war camps. “Unbroken” is adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book.

“Unbroken” opens in theaters everywhere on Christmas Day.

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 $118,000 in cash prizes and presents its Festival Awards to top-judged submissions. Heartland Film has awarded more than $2.9 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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