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MAY 11-17

LRFF2015 Announces its Golden Rock Documentary Lineup

Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce its 2015 Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup, curated by LRFF’s Artistic Director, Brent Renaud.


LRFF2015 passes are available online for purchase HERE.


Barge, (71min), USA

Director – Ben Powell

Barge Facebook page

Twitter – @bargefilm

Dry land’s misfits find purpose and direction twenty-eight days at a time as the steady hands of a towboat due for the port of New Orleans. 


Cartel Land, (98min), USA, Directing and Cinematogrpahy Award Winner, Sundance Film Festival

Director – Matt Heineman

Cartel Land Facebook page

Twitter – @cartellandmovie

CARTEL LAND is a classic western set in the 21st century, pitting vigilantes on both sides of the border against the vicious Mexican drug cartels. 


Crocodile Gennadiy, (100min), USA

Director – Steve Hoover

Crocodile Gennadiy Facebook page

Twitter – @gennadiyfilm‬‬‬ ‬‬‬‬

A new film from the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning creators of Blood Brother. Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. As his country leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued post-Soviet revitalization seem possible. In the meantime, Gennadiy’s center has evolved into a more nebulous institution. 


Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead(93min), USA

Director -Douglas Tirola

Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead Facebook page

Three Harvard graduates start the first national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent. 



Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey(95min)

Director -Scott Teems

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey  Facebook page

Since first walking onto stage in 1954, Hal Holbrook has performed his award-winning one-man show as Mark Twain on Broadway, in all fifty states, in twenty countries, behind the Iron Curtain, and before five U.S. Presidents. This documentary celebrates the sixtieth consecutive year of 89 year old Holbrook’s one-man masterpiece. Glimpses of the show intercut with his performance rituals, and features interviews with Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch, Cherry Jones, and a host of others. Filmed in classic black and white, director Scott Teems seamlessly shifts among different time periods, capturing the honest intimacies of one American legend portraying another – a man living an American odyssey.


How to Dance in Ohio(88min)

Director -Alexandra Shiva

How to Dance in Ohio Facebook page

Twitter – @HowToDanceInOh

In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event – a spring formal dance. Working with their trusted psychologist, they deconstruct fear and larger-than-life social anxiety one step at a time by picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom. HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival. 


How to Change the World, (112min) UK, Canada

Director – Jerry Rothwell

Documentary Editing Prize Winner, Sundance Film Festival

How to Save the World Facebook page

Twitter – @HowToChangeFilm

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement. 


Peace Officer, (109min), USA

Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber

Peace Officer Facebook page

Twitter – @PeaceOfficerDoc

PEACE OFFICER is a feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigative skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide. Disturbing trends grown out of the war on drugs and the federal program that supplies military surplus to police in cities and small towns alike ultimately lead PEACE OFFICER to ask the question: what force is necessary to protect the lives of both officers and citizens? 


Salad Days, (90min), USA

Scott Crawford

Salad Days Facebook page 

As a 12 year old fanzine publisher, writer/director Scott Crawford witnessed many of the bands that would help define the DC aesthetic of the 1980s. Almost 30 years later, he interviews many of the same personalities he spoke with as a wide-eyed fan. In the process, the story of arguably the most important punk communities of the ’80s unfolds. Featuring Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi and more