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MAY 11-17

Remembering Hal Needham – Argenta Film Series presents Smokey and the Bandit

This month as a tribute to Arkansas native and Hollywood director/stuntman and writer Hal Needham, the Little Rock Film Festival’s AFS will screen the 1977 action comedy film Smokey and the Bandit – November 21, 7pm.

Hald Needham at the LRFF

Hal Needham received LRFF’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2011. One of the most famous practitioners of his dangerous craft — Hal Needham died of cancer on Oct. 25 at age 82. In 2011 he also published a memoir, called Stuntman!: My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life.


The Argenta Film Series presents ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ (96min)

When: Thursday November 21, 7pm

Where: Argenta Community Theater.

The Argenta Film Series screening is free to attend courtesy of William F. Laman Library. Seats are limited, so make sure to reserve your tickets by RSVPing at

Film Synopsis: Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 action comedy film written and directed by Hal Needham starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason who are in high gear and hot water after a cross-country road challenge results in one of the wildest series of car chases and crashes ever filmed.

Watch ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ trailer HERE.