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9 TH ANNUAL
MAY 11-17
2015

LRFF's First Ever Rooftop Screening – Bloody Mama, April 12th

Join us under the stars for Little Rock Film Festival’s first ever Rooftop Screening of ‘Bloody Mama’- a classic gangster film featuring Robert De Niro and Robert Walden, April 12th, 7pm atop the River Market Tower. What better way to spend an evening under the stars than watching a movie with a star in the audience. Yes! Actor Robert Walden will join us on the rooftop for this special screening and will discuss his role in the film. Purchase of an 2013 LRFF pass is required to attend this screening. Follow the link HERE to be among the first to get your hands on the 2013 LRFF passes and click HERE to reserve your seat for an evening with Robert Walden. Directed by Roger Corman, Bloody Mama was filmed in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas and tells the story of  machine gun totin’ Ma Barker, who lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era.Robert Walden plays Fred Barker in the film, who has just been released from prison, and Robert De Niro plays Lloyd Barker, a spaced-out drug addict who sniffs glue if nothing better is around. During his long and successful career as a Hollywood actor, three time Emmy nominated actor Robert Walden has acted alongside many of the Hollywood greats including George C. Scott, Anthony Hopkins and Dustin Hoffman and has worked with director such as Woody Allen,, Martin Scorsese and Alan Pakula. Walden currently stars in the new TV land sitcom, Happily Divorced with Fran Drescher and Rita Moreno. He will also star in the Arkansas Repertory Theater’s version of Death of a Salesman as...

Little Rock Horror Picture Show 2013’s Winners Announced

  Winners announced for the 2nd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show (LRHPS) May 22nd – May 24th 2013. The energy last night, May 24th-the Closing Night of the LRHPS, was a mix of fun, excitement and anticipation at the White Water Tavern as LRHPS director, Justin Nickels announced the winners. The 2nd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show’s Winners are: Motivational Growth, Dir. Don Thacker – Grand Jury: Best Feature Film Modern Grumble, Dir. Toby Venable – Grand Jury Winner: Best Arkansas Film Jug Face, Dir. Chad Crawford Kinkle – The Audience Award for Best Feature Killer Kart, Dir. James Feeney – Best International Short The Little Rock Film Festival’s, Horror Picture Show which began in 2012 is a yearly LRFF event showcasing the best in Horror and Genre fare from around the world. In just its second year, the LRPHPS has become a popular horror genre fest in Arkansas inviting and screening 30 films from 6 countries and hosting memorable parties and get together such as the End of the World party in 2012. Films enter to compete for the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award for Best Film, Best Arkansas Short and Best International Short. The festival also hosts some of the best panels with top talent from all over the nation currently working in films, for horror fans and non-horror fans alike! All screenings were held at the Argenta Community Theater and The Joint. Saturday night after party’s was held at the Crush Wine Bar. The festival opened to a packed theater for The Saturday Morning Massacre – Dir. Spencer Parsons and closed with Roadside, a film from Arkansas native Eric...

PASSES ON SALE NOW FOR LITTLE ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW!

Plan on attending?  Please purchase your pass here: http://lrhps.eventbrite.com Pass holders receive priority seating on a first come first serve basis and are also granted access to the exclusive after parties! Here is the full schedule of films:   International Shorts Block 1: Space Wrecked dir. Kalle Gulbrandsen Abyssus Abyssum Invocat dir. Wes Simpkins Transmission dir. Jared D. Weiss Plush dir. Ryan Denmark How to Kill Your Clone dir. Jack McWilliams Incident on Highway 73 dir. Brian Thompson International Shorts Block 2: Joyeux Aniversaire dir. Maxence Rapp PostHuman dir. Cole Drumb in(B)tween dir. José Luis Martínez Díaz Revenge Flame of Hayabusa dir. Petong Sakulchai Game dir. Josh MacDonald Killer Kart dir. James Feeney MADE IN ARKANSAS: The Last Vampire dir. Danny Bradfield Moderngrumble dir. Toby Venable The Donor dir. Jesse Burks Apocalyptic Delight dir. Zachary Leazer Tomahawk dir. Eric White La Petite Mort dir. Matt...

LRFF co-founder Craig Renaud to host workshops and panel discussions at the 2nd Annual WRI Film Forum (March 21st-24th) – Little Rock

In keeping with the LRFF mission to promote and further the art of film making, Little Rock Film Festival is proud to be associated with and be a part sponsor of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institutes 2nd Annual Film Forum Program. A weekend event organized March 21st-24th, atop Petit Jean Mountain, approximately one hour from Little Rock, this forum offers actors, directors, producers, technicians, and students a rare chance to hone their craft in intensive workshops/panel discussions etc. with film-industry insiders. LRFF co-founder Craig Renaud is on the faculty for Film Forum and will be co-hosting workshops on ‘The New World of Documentary Film Making‘ and ‘Creating Dialogue and Impact through Documentaries‘. He will also join in discussion to ‘Illuminate the Art and Craft of great story telling via documentaries‘. You can view the complete WRI Film Forum’s weekend agenda here http://bit.ly/15KRTt4 “If you are an aspiring filmmaker,actor, or you have any desire to work in the business, the WRI Film Forum is a must-attend event in Arkansas. From Joan Darling to Judge Reinhold, it is unbelievable that the WRI Film Forum offers such intimate access to these Hollywood legends. I feel truly honored to be among the faculty.”  — Craig Renaud, Forum faculty member, documentarian, and co-founder of the Little Rock Film Festival Attendees at the 2nd annual WRI Film Forum event year include: Hollywood director Howard Deutch, best known for directing Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful Screenwriter and Sundance faculty member Tom Schulman, whose debut film, Dead Poets Society, won the Oscar for best screenplay in 1990 Pioneering television director and Sundance faculty member Joan Darling, known...
AFS presents JFK – an Oliver Stone film and a conversation with Photographer Willie Allen as part of "JFK 50 years later" exhibition series in North Little Rock

AFS presents JFK – an Oliver Stone film and a conversation with Photographer Willie Allen as part of "JFK 50 years later" exhibition series in North Little Rock

Little Rock Film Festival presents the Argenta Film Series screening of JFK – an Oliver Stone film, March 28th, 7pm at the Argenta Community Theatre. The screening is free to attend courtesy of William Laman Library. Seats are limited so make sure to reserve your tickets by RSVPing at lrff.eventbrite.com Starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon, JFK is about a New Orleans DA who discovers that there’s more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story and takes it upon himself to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, in 1963. Garrison is extremely suspicious of the official story presented by the FBI, and what he already knows and what he subsequently learns lead him to suspect that there is more to the story than the public is being told. The screening is part of a series of events planned corresponding with the display of “JFK 50 Years Later,” an archival photography exhibition to be held March 25-30 in North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District. The exhibition, which includes more than 100 photos that have never or rarely been seen, focuses on various aspects of the life and times of President John F. Kennedy in honor of the 50th anniversary of his death. Another event to watch out for that week March 27th is “Shooting JFK a conversation with photographer Willie Allen”. Willie is a North Little Rock resident who was working as a United Press International (UPI) photographer in the 60’s. He was assigned to the 1961 Democratic Convention in LA when JFK won. Willie was the photographer who...