James “The Amazing” Randi, Magician and Subject of the Documentary Film “An Honest Liar”, Set to Headline Heartland Film’s Summer Rewind in Indianapolis

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Three-day mini-festival in Fountain Square to showcase independent film with guest filmmakers from June 18-20

Heartland Film Festival Summer Rewind, June 18-20 in Indianapolis

Heartland Film Festival Summer Rewind, June 18-20 in Indianapolis

One of the things we love most at Heartland Film is connecting audiences and filmmakers through a mutual love of independent film in our great city of Indianapolis.

Heartland Film Festival Summer Rewind (June 18-20, 2015) will showcase 12 feature films from the 2014 Heartland Film Festival in an abbreviated, three-day mini-festival format. The event gives moviegoers an opportunity to see independent film from all over the world and to interact with filmmakers and actors, like James “The Amazing” Randi and Mary Kate Wiles (“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” web series), in the historic Fountain Square cultural district.

“We are very excited to announce the schedule and lineup of attending filmmakers at the second annual Summer Rewind mini-festival,” says Heartland Film President Stuart Lowry. “One of the things we love most at Heartland Film is connecting audiences and filmmakers through a mutual love of independent film in our great city of Indianapolis.”

Being able to connect with filmmakers is what sets film festivals apart from the everyday cinema experience. Every October, the Heartland Film Festival hosts more than 130 indie filmmakers from all over the globe and will welcome a selection of past filmmakers back for Summer Rewind to accompany their films:


  • James “The Amazing” Randi, Subject – “An Honest Liar”
  • Deyvi Peña, Subject – “An Honest Liar”
  • Tyler Measom, Co-Director/Producer – “An Honest Liar”
  • Justin Weinstein, Co-Director/Producer – “An Honest Liar”
  • Stewart Schill, Director – “Frank vs. God”
  • Mary Kate Wiles, Actress – “The Sound and the Shadow”
  • Sam Zvibleman, Co-Writer/Producer – “The Sound and the Shadow”


Heartland Basile Theatre
1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203
All screenings in the Heartland Basile Theatre presented by Katrina Basile, Realtor

The Theatre at the Wheeler Arts Community
1035 Sanders Street #111, Indianapolis, IN 46203


Summer Rewind will kick off on Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. with a screening of “An Honest Liar” followed by a special performance from magician and subject James “The Amazing” Randi, a question-and-answer session with the attending filmmakers and an opening night party at Wheeler Arts Community. Opening Night is made possible by The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Tickets are $13 online and $15 at the box office.

“An Honest Liar” (2014 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Documentary Feature) is a character study of James “The Amazing” Randi, who has entertained millions of people around the world with his remarkable feats of magic, escape and trickery for the last half century. When Randi saw his beloved magician’s tricks being used by faith healers, fortune-tellers and psychics—not for entertainment but to steal money from innocent people—he dedicated his life to exposing those frauds. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether he is still the deceiver—or the deceived. Co-Directors/Producers Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein and subjects James Randi and Deyvi Peña are scheduled to attend.


Thursday, June 18, Wheeler Arts Community

  • 7 p.m. – “An Honest Liar” opening night event with party to follow

Friday, June 19, Wheeler Arts Community

  • 6 p.m. – “Frank vs. God”
  • 8 p.m. – “Amira & Sam”

Friday, June 19, Heartland Basile Theatre

  • 7 p.m. – “SlingShot”
  • 9 p.m. – “Drunktown’s Finest”

Saturday, June 20, Wheeler Arts Community

  • 12:30 p.m. – “Light Fly, Fly High”
  • 3 p.m. – “1,000 Times Good Night”
  • 5:30 p.m. – “The Sound and the Shadow”
  • 8 p.m. – “Ben’s at Home”    

Saturday, June 20, Heartland Basile Theatre

  • 1 p.m. – “Becoming Bulletproof”
  • 4 p.m. – “All-Stars”
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Lucky Stiff”
  • 8 p.m. – Monte Carlo in the Midwest Party Closing Night Party (free admission)

Standard screening tickets $6 online and $8 at the box office. Schedule and tickets available at heartlandfilm.org.

Summer Rewind is made possible with support from the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis, National Endowment for the Arts, Lilly Endowment Inc., Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation. Sun King Brewing is the exclusive beer of Heartland Film.

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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 $120,000 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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