Heartland Film Festival Announces “The Book of Love” starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams and Jessica Biel for Opening Night of its 25th Anniversary

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Feature film directed by Bill Purple to kick off the 2016 Heartland Film Festival on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral with Actress Jessica Biel, Producer Michelle Purple, and Actor Richard Robichaux scheduled to attend.

Heartland Film Festival Announces “The Book of Love”  starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams and Jessica Biel for Opening Night of its 25th Anniversary

Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel in "The Book of Love," set to open the 2016 Heartland Film Festival.

With an all-star cast and inspiring message, Bill Purple’s film will leave a lasting impact on our audiences. We look forward to hosting Jessica, Michelle and Richard in Indianapolis for this fantastic event.

Today nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film announced “The Book of Love” as the opening night film of the 2016 Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 20-30), set for Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The red carpet event is set to include appearances by Actress Jessica Biel, Producer Michelle Purple, and Actor Richard Robichaux.

“We are thrilled to kick off our silver anniversary with a powerful film like ‘The Book of Love,’” said Heartland Film President Craig Prater. “With an all-star cast and inspiring message, Bill Purple’s film will leave a lasting impact on our audiences. We look forward to hosting Jessica, Michelle and Richard in Indianapolis for this fantastic event.”

After tragedy strikes Henry (Jason Sudeikis) and Penny (Jessica Biel), he befriends a tenacious young girl (Maisie Williams) and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the vessel and subsequently rebuild their lives.

Bill Purple directed the film, which he also co-wrote with Robbie Pickering. It was produced by Michelle Purple, Jessica Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez and Chuck Pacheco, with music composed by Justin Timberlake. It also stars Paul Reiser, Richard Robichaux, Mary Steenburgen, and Orlando Jones. Electric Entertainment will release the film in theaters in early 2017.

Musician Jon McLaughlin will headline the opening night after party at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The event is presented by the David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation.

Tickets for the opening night screening of “The Book of Love” will be offered first to attendees of the 2016 Heartland Film Festival Announcement Party on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum. Opening Night tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Sept. 26 at heartlandfilmestival.org or by calling 1-866-HFF-1010.

Learn more about the 2016 Heartland Film Festival at heartlandfilmfestival.org.

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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 (Oct. 20-30, 2016) showcases more than 130 independent films over 11 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 $125,000 in cash prizes and presents its Festival Awards to top-judged submissions. Heartland Film has awarded more than $3 million to support indie filmmakers over the last 24 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.

About Electric Entertainment
Electric Entertainment is a Los Angeles based production, distribution, and post-production company. It is currently in post-production on its third season of “The Librarians” for TNT, and in post-production on the Warner Bros. film GEOSTORM, which marks Dean Devlin’s feature directorial debut, and which he is producing with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. The company is also in pre-production on the feature BAD SAMARITAN, a thriller shooting this fall, directed by Dean Devlin and starring David Tennant. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricEntertainment.com.

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