“The Book Thief” Set for Special Premiere at the Heartland Film Festival

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Upcoming 20th Century Fox release to conclude the 22nd annual Heartland Film Festival; Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush, lead actress Sophie Nélisse, and director Brian Percival to receive awards

The Heartland Film Festival has announced details of its 2013 Festival (Oct. 17-26), including 134 independent films from 76 countries. The Academy Award®-qualifying festival within the Short Films category will be host to special Hollywood premieres, workshops and filmmakers from all over the world, including a special premiere of “The Book Thief.”

Based on the beloved bestselling book, “The Book Thief” tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.

Note: Film stills, Festival logo and other press materials available at this link.

Closing Night Event – Special Premiere of “The Book Thief” (20th Century Fox)

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. – The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art – tickets $25
  • Closing Night Party to follow at The Jazz Kitchen – tickets $20 (combo ticket $40)
  • Q&A to follow with cast and filmmakers.

Talent scheduled to attend (subject to change):

  • Actor Geoffrey Rush (Academy Award® winner)
    • Will receive the Heartland Pioneering Spirit Award
  • Actor Sophie Nélisse
    • Will receive the Heartland Pioneering Spirit: Rising Star Award
  • Director Brian Percival
    • Will receive the Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award for the film

The Festival Closing Night Event will include the presentation of select awards, including the Best U.S. Premiere Awards and the Audience Choice Awards.

Visit HeartlandFilmFestival.org for full schedule and lineup, and to purchase screening and special event tickets.

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