By admin | November 15, 2001

Created by the Film Commune, the inaugural Naptown Underground Film Festival will be held November 30 – December 2 in Indianapolis. NUFF will screen three features and over 30 shorts over three days in celebration of microcinema and story telling with an underground attitude. Known for showing independent, foreign and documentary films, Key Cinemas located at 4044 South Keystone Avenue, will be the official screening venue.
Radio Radio located at 1119 E. Prospect Street, is a nightclub in Fountain Square hosting the festival launch party on Friday night. The closing night party on Saturday will take place at Rehearsal Studios located just up the road from the theatre at 3510 S. Keystone Avenue.
The festival will kick off on Friday night with two films by local filmmakers. Shari Lynn Hime’s short film “A Song For Jade” will precede Ryan Penington’s feature “Foolproof Plan.” The festival launch party will immediately follow at Radio Radio in Fountain Square.
The festival closes on Saturday by celebrating Indy filmmakers again with the Indy’s Indies shorts program. This is a collection of several short films from Indy’s own up-and-coming directors and producers. The closing night party will immediately follow at Rehearsal Studios.
The films: In “Foolproof Plan,” Josh is determined to get his life back on track, but working two jobs to support a pregnant girlfriend is nearly killing him. Compromising his ethics, and eager for some quick cash, he agrees to murder a woman’s husband after she assures him the plan is ‘foolproof.’ (directed by local filmmaker Ryan Penington)
69 the Highway is a hilarious-hearted, feel good comedy that reflects on the quest of one guy who plots to bring his three best buddies together again. They hangout, laugh, cry, heal, chase women, bond and realize their roots are back home in Indiana and that is where they find the truth. (directed by local filmmaker Richard Allan Payne)
In “Back Against the Wall,” a group of people struggle to obtain power through sex and violence. The film is sustained by numerous twists, some striking characterizations and performances, and the will of a director who shows no interest in the Hollywood formula.
This inaugural Naptown Underground Film Festival was organized by The Film Commune, a collaboritive group of younger filmmakers from the Indianapolis area. The festival is quite literally ‘for filmmakers, by filmmakers;’ many of the filmmakers with films is the festival have had some part in organizing the event. NUFF aims to bring innovative, edgy and alternative microcinema and independent film to Indy, as well as provide a showcase for local filmmakers. Nuff said!
Get more info including the full festival schedule by calling 317-873-9650 or visit the NUFF web site.
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