Thursday, July 14, 2011

Iowa Indie Film Festival 2011 Begins Tomorrow

Press For Truth will be among the twenty-nine movies, both narrative and non-fiction alike, playing the opening day of the 5th annual Iowa Independent Film Festival tomorrow, Friday, July 15th. The 2006 documentary chronicling the so-called Jersey Widows' battle for transparency and accountability in the 9/11 attacks that killed their husbands will play at 3:00PM at the Clear Lake Arts Center at 17 South 4th Street in downtown Clear Lake, Iowa. It will also close the festival with a screening at the same theater at 4:00PM on Sunday, July 17th. Purchase your tickets here.

Beloved indie filmmaker Henry Jaglom conceived the IIFF in 2007 with Iowan actress Tanna Frederick after directing her in his movie Hollywood Dreams, a favorite of Jaglom enthusiasts. Among the documentary entries this year are Josh Tickell's Sundance Film Festival Audience Award-winner Fuel, a look at the gas crisis and how to solve it, and the short Earthship Haiti, an inspiring account of unique dwellings being built for survivors of the Haiti earthquake. A new addition to this year's fest is the Youth Film Festival for ages ten to eighteen. The awards ceremony on Saturday night will be followed by an industry social mixer featuring live music.

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