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It’s a Wonderful Life – 75th Anniversary presented by Heartland Film and Downtown Indy Inc.

December 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


ABOUT THE EVENT: To celebrate the season and the 75th Anniversary of It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), join Downtown Indy Inc. and Heartland Film at the Historic Athenaeum for a one-of-a-kind Indianapolis holiday tradition. Get your picture taken with Santa Claus on the Red Carpet, grab a cup of hot chocolate, listen to live music of the season, don your ugly holiday sweater and enjoy this classic film with a glass of wine or beer.

6:00 pm Doors Open

7:00 pm Film Starts

9:10 pm Film Ends

Be sure to take part in our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Prizes will be awarded before the film!

1st Place – 5 Free Tickets to Heartland Film Festival 2022

2nd Place – 4 Free Tickets to Indy Shorts Film Festival 2022

3rd Place – Heartland Film Prize Pack

This screening will be presented in the original black & white.

Proceeds from tickets sales will help support the holiday décor and spring beautification of Downtown Indianapolis. Downtown Indy, Inc. is a private, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award

Established in 2015 in partnership with the Stewart Family, the Heartland Film Festival has presented the annual Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award and $5,000 cash prize to a single winner, selected from the Festival’s feature-length narrative and documentary titles. The winning film will best embody the ongoing legacy of actor and national hero Jimmy Stewart and will demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit through determination and the defiance of odds, humble vulnerability, and courage in the face of adversity.

Heartland Film Festival is honored to be the only film festival worldwide with an award in Stewart’s name sanctioned by his family.

Past winners:

2021: Stay Prayed Up

2020: Minari

2019: Fire on the Hill

2018: Eva

2017: Little Pink House

2016: Wild Prairie Rose


December 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Heartland Film
Downtown Indy Inc.
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