NMSU students involved in making indie film set to be released

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A locally produced country-western romance film written by a Tony Award-winning playwright will be shown in Las Cruces.

The Heart Outright" was written by Mark Medoff and produced by students at NMSU's creative media institute.

Nearly 40 students are featured in the movie.

The idea for the feature film came about through an independent film course at the university.

"The more I thought about the class and independent filmmaking, the more I realized that there's one great truth in independent filmmaking, which is you just do it -- you find a way to make the movie. So I figured, you know, if I was really brave and courageous I would take the class and go make a feature film, and we did," said professor Ross Marks, the film's director.

The film has played at six film festivals and has already had three offers for distribution.

The movie premier will be April 28.

It kicks off with a reception at La Posta restaurant in Mesilla at 5:30 p.m., followed by a screening of the film at 7 p.m. at the Fountain Theatre.

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