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LRFF’s Argenta Film Series presents ‘Cheap Thrills’, April 17th

LRFF’s Argenta Film Series presents ‘Cheap Thrills’, April 17th

This April, LRFF’s Argenta Film Series presents: Academy Nominated Cheap Thrills (85mins) When: Thursday, April 17th, 7pm Where: Argenta Community Theater 405 Main Street, NLR, 72114 Admission is FREE courtesy of William F. Laman Library. Seating is limited, RSVP HERE to reserve your seats. Film Synopsis: Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton, The Inkeepers). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills. “Gleefully nasty and darkly hilarious, Cheap Thrills lives down to its title in the best possible way.” – Rotten...
Argenta Film Series presents Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

Argenta Film Series presents Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

With Christmas almost here, this month LRFF's Argenta Film Series presents Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (Animated Feature - 76min). When: Thursday December 19, 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 lrff.eventbrite.com
Remembering Hal Needham – Argenta Film Series presents Smokey and the Bandit

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. 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.
LRFF’s Argenta Film Series presents ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

LRFF’s Argenta Film Series presents ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Little Rock Film Festival’s Argenta Film Series is back this Fall kicking off with the screening of Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man (85min), September 19th, 7pm at the Argenta Community Theater. The screening is free to attend courtesy of William F. Laman Library. Seats are limited, so make sure to reserve your tickets by RSVPing at lrff.eventbrite.com Film Synopsis: Sixto Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s U.S. rock icon who never was. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music became a phenomenal success. In a country suppressed by apartheid, his anti establishment message connected with the people. When his second album finally gets released on CD in South Africa, two fans take it as a sign, deciding to look into the mystery of how Rodriguez died and what happened to all of the profits from his album sales. Since very little information about the singer exists, they meet many obstacles until they uncover a shocking revelation that sets off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. Searching for Sugar Man is a story of hope, inspiration, and the resonating power of music. The movie won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for its Celebration of the Artistic Spirit and the World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2013. Watch Searching for Sugar Man trailer HERE....
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...

Argenta Film Series Presents: The American Scream

Michael Stephenson, the director of the critically-acclaimed documentary Best Worst Movie, will be in town to present his newest documentary The American Scream on October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Argenta Community Theater. The film is family friendly and is guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween.  The American Scream is an unconventional look at the Halloween cultural phenomenon of homemade haunted houses and the enthusiasts behind the scenes. Filmed in the sleepy enclave of Fairhaven, MA, The American Scream follows the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts and their passionate – and sometimes harrowing – efforts in igniting their town’s Halloween spirit each year.  Filled with personality, humor, trouble and triumph, The American Scream offers a moving, real-life look into the lives of people for whom horror is much more than just a hobby. Tickets are free courtesy of the William F. Laman Public Library.  For tickets, please RSVP...
Argenta Film Series kicks off with Warrior Champions on August 16th at 7 p.m.

Argenta Film Series kicks off with Warrior Champions on August 16th at 7 p.m.

With the Olympic Games in full swing, the Argenta Film Series will have a special screening of the film Warrior Champions, a documentary that follows the first injured Iraq war veterans to compete in the Paralympic Games. After losing limbs in combat, these soldiers are able to turn nightmares of war into Olympic dreams. Wounded Iraq War Veteran Anthony Smith, Mark Leonard from Arkansas Freedom Fund, Producer Vincent Insalaco, and Director Craig Renaud will be in attendance. To see a trailer for the film:  www.warriorchampions.com Admission is free.  Screening takes place at the Argenta Community Theater.  405 Main Street. North Little Rock.  72114. For tickets, RSVP @ http://argentafilmseries.eventbrite.com....

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