Full of Grate

George at the Movies

The season of gratitude is upon us. I’ve been reading the daily Facebook posts. Some may find them wearing, but I enjoy the reminder to look at life through a different lens — sometimes even one that’s rose-colored. Ultimately, this family has so much — healthy kids, happy marriage, squirrel-chasing dogs, a roof over our […]

The Heart of It All

Heartland Film Festival

I just returned from ten glorious days in Indianapolis at the Heartland Film Festival. This little October sabbatical is my guilty pleasure — watching life-altering movies, visiting with old friends (and making new ones), dressing in black tie for a night on the town, eating popcorn until my tongue goes numb. This year was no […]

Fambul Tok

fambul tok

The 2011 Heartland Film Festival was, as always, a decadent, moving experience. From the Awards Ceremony Gala to filmmaker Q&As to gluttonous popcorn-eating, I walked away a different person. While I was in Indy, I met producers, directors, performers, advocates, philanthropists, movie buffs, and concessions workers. I reunited with old friends, made new friends, laughed […]

Home Is Where the Heartland Is

It’s time. I’m inappropriately excited. Giddy, really. Wednesday, the line-up for the 2011 Heartland Film Festival was announced. I bought my Fest Pass and am counting down the days until my return to Indy. For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m a Movie Whore. I love movies, love the experience of movies, […]