The Heartland Film Festival blew in like Stormtroopers on a mission with two weeks of screening award-winning films from around the world, one-of-a-kind after-parties and celebrity photo opportunities. Where’s Amy was there to capture the key events, including the closing night film “Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies,” a documentary about the life of Alan Ladd Jr. through the eyes of his daughter, Amanda Ladd-Jones. Ladd Jr. was the studio head who gave the iconic “Star Wars” a go. Stormtroopers surrounded the party tent and posed for photos with lucky guests. The 2017 festival was one of my favorites. Be on the lookout for the new Heartland Shorts Film Festival in 2018. For more visit, heartlandfilm.org.