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April 26: Producer Taylor Feltner to present Award Winning Doc Just Like US

For Immediate Release General Press Inquiries Contact: Mallory Nickels, (479) 880-6936 Argenta Film Series to Screen Award Winning Documentary from Arkansas Native Little Rock, AR– The Little Rock Film Festival and Argenta Arts Foundation are presenting a screening of the documentary feature film, Just Like Us, April 26th at 7p.m.  at the Argenta Community Theater as part of the Argenta Film Series. Arkansas native and film producer, Taylor Feltner, will be in attendance and will be available for question and answer after the screening. The documentary features Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed along with a host of critically acclaimed international stand-up comedians. It documents their attempts to correct cultural misconceptions about Middle Eastern cultures through contemporary stand-up comedy. Variety Magazine described the film as “funny [and] thoughtful,” and The Hollywood Reporter said it was “fast, funny and light on its feet.” Feltner, and Arkansas native, holds a B.F.A. from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts. He began his work in Los Angeles for the documentary film company Allentown Productions under Emmy- and Oscar-winning filmmaker James Moll. The film showed at 26 national and international film festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival.  It won Best Documentary Feature at Tallahassee Film Festival and Tallgrass International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at North Country Film Festival and Tallgrass International Film Festival. ###...

March 22: P. Allen Smith and Filmmaker Gerry Bruno

Tickets Here. The Little Rock Film Festival’s (LRFF) and Argenta Arts Foundation’s Argenta Film Series (AFS) presents an evening with award-winning designer and lifestyle expert, P. Allen Smith, and filmmaker, Gerry Bruno, Thursday, March 22 at the Argenta Community Theater. Smith and Bruno will discuss the making of their Youtube channel devoted to home, gardening and design, eHow Home. They will also discuss Smith’s acclaimed garden shows and how online media outlets’ emergences are changing the face of television production. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. eHow Home debuted on Youtube in January and focuses on Smith’s production of a green home and garden from start to finish. The channel is part of an effort by Google to produce exclusive content available only online. Smith is the host of two acclaimed gardening television shows (P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home and P. Allen Smith Gardens) and regularly contributes to NBC’s Today Show and The Weather Channel. Bruno, the executive producer and director of Smith’s television shows, is an award-winning filmmaker with almost 20 years of experience in film,commercials, documentaries and theater. Both live in Little Rock. Following the discussion, Smith and Bruno will be available for a question and answer period with the...

Jan 5: An evening with Writer, Director, and Actor Robert Walden

TICKETS HERE for a special evening with Writer, Director and Actor Robert Walden on January 5, 2012 at the Argenta Community Theater.  Walden will show clips and discuss his more than 40 year career in Television and film, from his three time Emmy nominated role on Lou Grant to his current starring role in the TVLAND series Happily Divorced. Walden has acted alongside many of the greats like Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Redford. He has worked with directors like Woody Allen and Roger Corman. A teacher of Drama at the New School in NYC, Walden will also discuss directing actors for film and television. Robert Waldens FULL BIO...

Dec 7: Argenta Film Series "Kassim the Dream"

TICKETS HERE Official Selection at the Tribeca film festival and Grand Prize winner at SilverDocs, Kassim the Dream tells the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim “The Dream” Ouma – born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6. When the rebels took over the government, Kassim became an army soldier who was forced to commit many horrific atrocities, making him both a victim and perpetrator. He soon discovered the army’s boxing team and realized the sport was his ticket to freedom. After 12 years of warfare, Kassim defected from Africa and arrived in the United States. Homeless and culture shocked, he quickly rose through the boxing ranks and became Junior Middleweight Champion of the World. As Kassim trains for his next world title fight against Jermain Taylor in Little Rock Arkansas, keeping his demons out of the ring becomes increasingly difficult. His desires to reunite with family in Uganda intensify when Kassim’s only hope for a safe return is a military pardon from the president and government responsible for his abduction. Director Kief Davidson and Kassim “The Dream” Ouma will appear following the...

November 9: Bellflower with Director Evan Glodell

TICKETS HERE Offical Selection at the Sundance and SXSW film festivals, Bellflower follows two friends who spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur. The New Yorker says Bellflower is “intense and beautiful. Blasts open a a new dimension in the cinematic imagination.” Rolling Stone says “Evan Glodell’s explosive debut feature is a thing of toxic beauty. Bellflower is one hot ride.” Director Evan Glodell will be in...