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Hardacre Theater renovations relocate Tipton film fest

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While the historic Hardacre Theater undergoes renovations in Tipton, the Hardacre Film Festival will continue with a change of venue.

In its 17th year, the Hardacre is the longest running film festival in Iowa. It will relocate this year to the Tipton High School auditorium for the one-day event on Saturday, Aug. 2.

“We wanted to find a way to continue the festival even while the theater is out of commission, and we’re really lucky to have the brand-new Tipton High School auditorium just a few blocks from the Hardacre Theater,” said Will Valet, director of the Hardacre Film Festival. “It’s a comfortable alternative to our old-fashioned movie palace.”

The list of films selected for the 2014 festival will be released later this month.

“The selections at the Hardacre Film Festival were a great cross-section of what is happening in independent film today,” said Nicole Cosgove, producer of “GUN,” Best Short Film winner at Hardacre 2013. “It’s an honest representation of drama, comedy and warm, authentic storytelling. I was impressed with the caliber of films and the filmmaker turnout. It’s a true hidden gem on the festival map-a creative Midwestern town in which artists can creatively connect with the community and filmmakers from across the country."

Tickets are $20. The fest runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a catered dinner following. More information online at hardacrefilmfestival.com.

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