Join Heartland Film for the kick-off fundraising event of the third annual Summer Rewind mini-festival in Fountain Square featuring Comedian Drew Lynch and Oscar® shorts from past Heartland Film Festivals, including 2016 Academy Award-winning short film Stutterer. Presented by Eskenazi Health.
About Drew Lynch: Originally from Indianapolis, at the age of 19, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming an actor, then an unexpected softball accident just a year into his acting career left him with a severe stutter and crushed his hopes of ever performing again. But his continued drive to become an entertainer forced him in a different direction, he started reflecting through stand-up comedy on the “softball that humbly changed his life.” Drew’s ability to deal with his stutter and making it relatable to real-life situations ultimately landed him the title of first runner-up on “Season 10 of America’s Got Talent.” Inspired by comedians Bo Burnham, Louis C.K, he now headlines Comedy Clubs across the country. In addition, Drew has appeared on the “Dr. Oz Show,” and as a celebrity guest on the game show “Idiot Test.”
About Stutterer: Stutterer tells the story of a lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment but an eloquent inner voice who must face his greatest fear. Not only was the film an Official Selection at the 2015 Heartland Film Festival, but Writer/Director Benjamin Cleary took home Oscar® gold this year for Best Short Film in the Live Action category.
Eskenazi Health provides high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. Nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center.
Heartland Film Festival Summer Rewind showcases some of the best Heartland Film Festival movies of the past in an abbreviated, three-day mini-festival format, giving moviegoers an opportunity to experience great independent film in the historic Fountain Square cultural district.