Closing night of the Indianapolis International Film Festival, July 24, Racing Dreams will screen at 7 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Toby Theater. This documentary by Marshall Curry takes an intimate look at three kids, ages 11-13, who aspire to one day be NASCAR drivers. The film follows two boys and a girl through a World Kart Association season, which also happens to be a moment in their lives when they make the transition from being children to adolescents. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with the film's director and three young stars, who will all be in attendance. The screening will be preceded by a walk on the red carpet at 6 p.m. at the IMA. Who's eligible for this star treatment? You are. Have your driver drop you off at the IMA entrance and you too can be ogled by paparazzi as you enter the museum. After the movie, the film's directors and three young stars will hold an audience Q&A.
Next stop: The Indiana War Memorial Plaza at 9 p.m. for the after party - with the IIFF Awards Ceremony beginning at 10 p.m. to honor the best of this year's IIFF. Hors d'oeuvres at the after party are by Hoaglin Fine Catering with complimentary samples provided by Stella Artois. Cost for the film and after party reception is $25 per ticket and can be purchased online at www.indyfilmfest.org or at the IMA. The IMA is located at 4000 Michigan Road; the War Memorial Plaza is at 431 N. Meridian St. For more info, call the IIFF office at 317-567-1368.