Heartwarming pix for Heartland

'Mockingbird,' 'Glory' among chosen films

HOLLYWOOD — A panel of nationwide film critics has chosen 10 value-driven films to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Heartland Film Festival, which runs Oct. 17-25 in Indianapolis.

Selections include “Schindler’s List,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “Glory,” “Chariots of Fire,” “The Shawshank Redemption, “Hoosiers,” “Tender Mercies,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Grapes of Wrath.”

The panel was made up of critics from, among other media, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times and the Indianapolis Star. Film historian and former L.A. Times critic Charles Champlin served as committee chairman.

In addition to the special screenings, fest will unspool several pics in competition and grant a total of $100,000 to winning filmmakers.

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