16th Annual Hardacre Film Festival will be held August 2 & 3 in Tipton, IA.
The Hardacre Film Festival is Iowa’s first independent film festival and takes
place in the historic Hardacre Theatre, a locally operated Art Deco-style
theater that has been in operation since 1917. The theater provides an intimate
setting for cinephiles and casual fans to come and appreciate independent film
Hardacre Film Festival is one of the few precious opportunities those of us in
our region of the Midwest have to screen truly independent and underground
cinema. One of the primary goals of the Hardacre Film Festival is to bring a
diverse selection of cutting-edge independent motion pictures to an Eastern
Iowa audience who otherwise would not have an opportunity to view these films.
festival screens independent films of various lengths–narratives,
documentaries, animation, experimental and student films–and attracts
independent filmmakers from around the world to Tipton. Last year, nearly 150
films were submitted to the festival from around the world, and 24 features and
shorts were screened.
you want to come to a festival free of the typical indie film politicking,
blatant schmoozing and commercialism, the Hardacre Film Festival is for you!
The focus is cinema as art, and the filmmakers as artists. Direct interaction
between artist and audience is encouraged during formal Q&A sessions and
informal discussions at other times during the festival. The weekend is filled
with great films and an enthusiastic crowd, and the Hardacre Film Festival
staff takes great care in providing a high-quality program for moviegoers.
year’s festival will be on Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3. Admission
to any of the film festival’s three programs –Opening Night, Saturday Day or
Saturday Night (including the wrap party) - is $8 each or an all-festival pass
can be purchased for $20. Films on Friday begin at 6:00 PM and will run all day
on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The Hardacre Theater is located at 112
East 5th Street in downtown Tipton. For more information and updates, go to www.hardacrefilmfestival.com
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hope to see you in August!