Where the Road Runs Out (Isaach De Bankole, Juliet Landau, Stelio Savante, Sizo Motsoko) has been chosen as official selection for the Heartland Film Festival, where it will be screened on just one month after its world premiere at next week’s San Diego film festival on Friday September 26, which boasts an impressive line-up that includes The Imitation Game (Cumberbatch, Knightley, Goode), and a tribute to Oscar winning actor Alan Arkin.

The first feature shot in Equatorial Guinea tells the story of Professor George Mensa (Isaach De Bankolé), who from an illustrious scientific career in the lecture halls of Europe, suddenly finds himself back in the jungles of Africa when an old friend unexpectedly passes away. Inheriting a field station in the mosquito infested jungle; George soon learns that challenges come in all sizes when a local orphan boy, Jimmy shows up at his doorstep. George acquaints Jimmy with the joys of chocolate and Jimmy in turn plays matchmaker between George and Corina (Juliet Landau) head of the local orphanage. But all is jeopardized with the sudden arrival of Martin (Stelio Savante) as they discover that life often leads you astray, where the road runs out.

The Heartland Film Festival will host an opening kick-off celebration with a screening of The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall on October 4 ahead of the actual festival which runs October 16-25 and opens with Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children.

10 days of entertaining films that do more than just entertain – The Heartland Film Festival plays host to over 100 international independent filmmakers, with red carpet premieres, events and hundreds of film screenings across Indianapolis and has received the special designation of being a qualifying festival for the Annual Academy Awards® within the Short Films category. This means that the winner of the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards®.

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