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8 TH ANNUAL
MAY 12-18
2014

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

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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.

John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy are pictured in this example of a photo to be featured in an upcoming exhibit in Argenta.

John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy are pictured in this example of a photo to be featured in an upcoming exhibit in Argenta.

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 rushed into the Book Observatory while the Presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was still in the building. His photo’s were used worldwide in the coverage of JFK’s death. He was friends of Jack Ruby who later shot Oswald and was on the scene to develop the Pulitzer Prize winning photo of Oswald’s being shot by Ruby. He will share his stories and expereinces on what it was to capture such important parts of history on camera at 7pm on Wednesday the 27th at the Argenta Community Theatre. He will follow up and continue the conversation on Saturday at 4 in the Joint . Tickets to this event too can be reserved at lrff.eventbrite.com

More information on the “JFK 50 years later” exhibition and events planned through the week can be found here.