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Director Gemma Atwal to Bring Marathon Boy to the Argenta Film Series

BUY TICKETS HEREYou do not want to miss Director Gemma Atwal presenting what may be one of the best documentaries of the decade, Marathon Boy, as a part of the Argenta Film Series on October 7.  The film will air on HBO later this year. A Tribeca Film Festival official selection from HBO Documentary FIlms,  MARATHON BOY is the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India’s greatest runner, but what starts as a real Slumdog Millionaire turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams. Read LRFF Founder, Craig Renaud’s interview with Gemma Atwal here

Argenta Film Series Kickoff Event September 19, 2011 at Argenta Community Theater

We are super excited to announce the kickoff of our year round film program in collaboration with the Argenta Arts Foundation.  The Argenta Film Series continues the expansion of the Little Rock Film Festival into one of the premiere year-round film advocacy organizations in the American South.   The series will emphasize in-depth discussion with filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world while also highlighting Arkansas’ booming local filmmaking scene. The inaugural Argenta Film Series event will feature the three top award-winning short films from the 2011 LRFF; Foot Soldier, Pillow and The Orderly. All of the films’ directors will be present for a question and answer period following the screenings. The filmmakers will discuss the rapid proliferation of filmmaking in Arkansas, and discuss the feature films each of them are now producing, following the success of their short projects. The kickoff event, as well as all AFS screenings, will cost $10 at the door. Admission is free for LRFF 2012 Gold pass holders. Tickets are also available online...