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MAY 11-17
2015
More Films are Announced for the 3rd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show!

More Films are Announced for the 3rd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show!

The third annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show will be March 20-23. This year the festival is teaming up with the Arkansas Food Bank to “Take a Bite out of Hunger” because going hungry is a scary thing for too many families and children in the state of Arkansas. If you bring three or more non-perishable food items when you purchase tickets to LRHPS you’ll get $5 off the price of one full pass or $3 off the price of one day pass. The documentary As the Palaces Burn will play at this year’s Little Rock Horror Picture Show making it the first documentary to play at the Picture Show! As the Palaces Burn follows the band Lamb of God in what started out as a documentary for their fans and takes a drastic turn when their lead singer is accused of murder in the Czech Republic. The documentary turns into an taut thriller as the legal battles are fought. The film is directed by Don Argott (The Art of the Steal).  A definite must see! Point B from Director Conor Long is an homage to 1980’s science fiction films.  The film follows four friends who are trying to develop a clean energy machine only to discover that what they’ve invented is a rudimentary teleportation device. The film stars David Fetzer, Jared Shipley and Eric McGraw.    ...
Judge Reinhold to Pay Tribute to Harold Ramis in a Special LRFF Event at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Judge Reinhold to Pay Tribute to Harold Ramis in a Special LRFF Event at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

In 1981, a young Judge Reinhold made his acting debut playing Private Elmo Blum in the classic comic film, Stripes. Stripes also starred, and was written by Harold Ramis, who died on Monday, at 69 years old.  On Friday, March 7, at 7pm The Little Rock Film Festival, in collaboration with the Central Arkansas Library System, will be holding a special screening of the the film, at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock. Following the screening Judge Reinhold will host a conversation about the life and career of Harold Ramis, considered by many to be one of the great comedic minds of his generation. Stripes, written by Ramis, is about two young men, who after a run of bad luck, decide to enlist in the army to shape up and change their destinies. The film stars Bill Murray alongside Ramis and with an inspired cast of Warren Oates, John Candy, Dave Thomas, Bill Paxton and Joe Flaherty. The late critic Roger Ebert described the flick as “an anarchic slob movie, a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It’s a lot of fun.” Admission is $5. The film has an R rating for sexuality/nudity, language and drug use, so parents be warned. Cokes, popcorn, and other concessions will be available in the lobby for only $1.00. Please show up early as seating will be based on a first-come first served basis. The post-screening conversation with Judge Reinhold will take place at approximately 8:45 p.m. Poster Design by Matt...

LRFF2014: Meet The Programmers

Each year, the Little Rock Film Festival receives thousands of film submissions from around the globe. Ever wondered who selects the films and plans the programming lineup? Meet some of LRFF’s main programers. 2014 Little Rock Film Festival Programming Staff  Levi Agee – Narrative Fiction Levi graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Digital Filmmaking before joining the festival in 2008. In addition to working as a motion graphics designer for an advertising agency in Little Rock, he has written a column about film for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as well as the Oxford American. Somehow he is able to hang out with his lovely wife and baby girl and still find time to obsessively watch Game of Thrones.   Robert Greene – Cinematic Non-Fiction A writer, critic, filmmaker and an LRFF alum, Robert Greene has been instrumental in drawing attention to challenging works in film, and in defining cinematic nonfiction as a new movement. He has a national reputation as one of the most interesting and provocative new voices in film criticism and this year he will head up programming the new “Cinematic Nonfiction” sidebar at the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival. In addition, Greene will also oversee the LRFF’s first annual Award for “Extraordinary Achievement in Cinematic Non-Fiction.”   Justin Nickels – World Shorts A filmmaker and an active blogger, Justin Nickels has worked with the Little Rock Film Festival since the first year. He is based in Central Arkansas. He met his wife Mallory, who is also our Communications Director, at the 2nd annual Little Rock Film Festival. Just is also the Director of our genre festival, the Little Rock...
Little Rock Film Festival to Kick off Monthly Music Film Series at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Little Rock Film Festival to Kick off Monthly Music Film Series at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

This Saturday, March 1, the Little Rock Film Festival will kick off a new monthly, music film series at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.  The series will feature both new and classic, documentary and narrative, music themed films. Each screening will feature live music just prior, and sometimes after the screenings, from local and national acts. Sometimes the music might come straight from the the film itself and the featured artist, other times it might be a local act covering songs from the film, and still other times we might simply feature a great performer inspired by the artists on screen. We like to kick things off local when we can, and the very first screening in the series will be Slow Southern Steel, a documentary about the underground, but incredibly popular American Southern metal scene. The film is directed by Arkansas based filmmakers David Lipke, and CT from the band RWAKE. Slow Southern Steel, “shot in back alleys, parking lots, and the seedy green rooms of the dirtiest clubs that the Bible Belt failed to snuff out, these diehard musicians discuss their love of music and the south, as well as the difficulties, contradictions, and insanity that haunt every southern artist.” The nights featured music will come with an  acoustic set from Jeremiah James Baker, and friends. Free for all ages. Photo from Jeremiah James...
More details from the 3rd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show

More details from the 3rd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show

The third annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show will be March 20-23. This year the festival is teaming up with the Arkansas Food Bank to “Take a Bite out of Hunger” because going hungry is a scary thing for too many families and children in the state of Arkansas. If you bring three or more non-perishable food items when you purchase tickets to LRHPS you’ll get $5 off the price of one full pass or $3 off the price of one day pass. Starting February 21st at the special encore screening of last year’s audience award winning film, Jug Face, collection barrels will be on hand at the CALS Ron Robinson theater and Little Rock Film Festival office. The Little Rock Horror Picture Show is excited to present The Sacrament, the latest film from director Ti West (House of the Devil, The Innkeepers). The film stars actor/director Joe Swanberg (PROXY, Drinking Buddies) and LRFF alum and award winner actor/director Amy Seimetz (AMC’s The Killing, When We Lived in Miami). The film follows two journalists as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister.         Septic Man is the latest film from director Jesse T. Cook one of the producer’s of Exit Humanity, the grand jury prize winner from the 1st Little Rock Horror Picture Show.  A sewage worker gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation. To escape, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront the murdering madman known as Lord Auch. This is one of the Little Rock Horror Show’s gross out films this year and...