Waco film festival announces final selections


Waco’s Deep in the Heart Film Festival has announced its final film selections.

The event kicks off this month at the Waco Hippodrome, and will include 12 world premieres plus films from 13 different countries. 

Highlights for this year’s lineup include:

Caroline – Drama – When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day. This Texas made short film was the only American short film in the 2018 Cannes Short Film competition, and it made the prestigious Oscars shortlist for 2019.  

Let’er Buck – Documentary – For seven days the little town of Pendleton, Oregon bursts alive to put on one of most legendary rodeos and Wild West pageants in the world- the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Night Show. Over a century old, this all-volunteer show is a veritable living history propelled by the indomitable spirits of the local families whose heritage stretches back to the very roots of the American West.

The Last Whistle – Drama – When the all-star player of the local high school football team collapses during practice, all eyes turn to the storied head coach. Instead of mollifying the situation, the coach tries to maintain the team’s winning streak. Filmed in Texas.

This is Love – Documentary – At the age of 18, Rudy Love was touring the US with Little Richard. By the 1970s, he was working as a pilot vocalist for The Temptations and Marvin Gaye, and his songs were being recorded by Esther Phillips and Isaac Hayes.  So what happened to his solo career, and why he is finally achieving the respect he has long deserved? Featuring Mick Fleetwood, Sinbad, and George Clinton. 

The Quiet Room –  Horror – When Michael’s attempt at suicide awakens a psych ward demon, he must stop her before she kills everyone in the hospital he connects with.  Director Sam Wineman, “I made The Quiet Room because time and again, horror has been a space that elevates marginalized voices…I set out to create the film I haven’t seen: a queer character of color with a true-to-life story about living with mental illness.”

For a full list of all 111 films, you can go to www.deepintheheartff.com.

Source: Deep in the Heart Film Festival

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