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Huge LRFF Week with Argenta Film Series and LR Horror Picture Show Opening

A huge week is coming up in our continued mission to push forward the quality of our year round programming at the Little Rock Film Festival. On Thursday night Feb 16 join LRFF programmer Levi Agee at the Argenta Film Series, for a screening of the narrative feature film The Wise Kids, followed by a discussion with Actress Sadieh Rifai. All Argenta Film Series events begin at 7pm and take place at the Argenta Community Theater. Tickets for The Wise Kids are available here. Following The Wise Kids screening join us for the Pre-Little Rock Horror Picture Show Opening Party at The White Water Tavern. And then this weekend, LRFF programmer, Justin Nickels along with assistant programmer Mike Ledford have put together a World class program of horror genre films for the first annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show All LRHPS screenings take place at the Market Street Cinema. Passes are available here. For Immediate Release General Press Inquiries Contact: Mallory Nickels (479) 880-6936 LR Horror Picture Show Contact: Justin Nickels (501) 231-6781 Argenta Film Series Contact: Levi Agee (501) 837-5896 Little Rock Film Festival Presents a Night of Entertainment Little Rock, ARK– The Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) and the Argenta Arts Foundation (AAF) will screen TheWise Kids Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Argenta Community Theater as part of the Argenta Film Series. One of the film’s stars, stage and screen actress Sadieh Rifai, will be present and LRFF programmer, Levi Agee, will moderate a Q&A with Rifai following the screening. The event will be followed by a party at Whitewater Tavern to kickoff the Little Rock Horror Picture...

LRFF Programmer Justin Nickels talks about starting the Little Rock Horror Picture Show

The Little Rock Film festival is continuing expanding its mission as a year round film programming organization. In addition to our flagship LRFF each June, we now host the 48 Hour Film Project,  the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival, the monthly Argenta Film Series, and soon the Little Rock Horror Picture Show. In an article for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Levi Agee interviews LRFF Programmer Justin Nickels about founding the new genre festival that is to premiere this February. Click here to read the...

LRFF Programmer Levi Agee on the Film Bellflower

I’ve been following Evan Glodell’s debut film Bellflower ever since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year in January. Something about the film really struck me as being unique in the pile of Indies that hit the festival circuit every year. Let’s face it. It’s probably the black muscle car with flamethrowers named Medusa that appears in the trailer. The car is just one aspect of the preparation for the apocalypse the main two characters are obsessed with. Evan plays Woodrow, a twenty-somethingCalifornia transplant from Wisconsin who is best friends with Aiden who can guzzle down a pitcher of beer by himself when need be—mostly to impress chicks. That is where the film starts off with Woodrow and Aiden impressing a group of girls at bar. Ready to have a good time Woodrow is paired against Milly, a cute blonde female that could be described as a firecracker, to see who can eat the most crickets for a measly 50-dollar gift certificate. After the contest, Woodrow is smitten by her brazen personality and asks if he can take her out to dinner and she complies. The two begin a relationship that really is the heart of the film. The relationship could have went down any various route of Hollywood clichés with the first date but Milly wants Woodrow to take her to the filthiest, scariest hole in the wall he’s ever been to.  This lets Woodrow and us know she’s not what we expected. The film itself reveals itself much the same way. I was expecting a Mad Max inspired spinoff of testosterone and Jackass-style shenanigans which the film features but totally undermines the journey...

LRFF Argenta Film Series Fall/Winter Schedule announced

The Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) and the Argenta Arts Foundation along with the Mitchell, Williams Law Firm are proud to announce the fall and winter schedule for the Argenta Film Series (AFS) beginning with a screening of Marathon Boy on October 7th, at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock. A reception will begin at 6:30 pm and the film will begin at 7:00 pm. Director Gemma Atwal, will be in attendance from London for a question and answer period following the film’s screening. The Argenta Film Series is a new year-round film series, emphasizing in-depth discussions on the craft of filmmaking, and will showcase indoor and outdoor screenings of local, national and international films. John Gaudin of the Argenta Arts Foundation said, “we are excited to add the film series to the growing list of cultural events that are happening everyday in the Argenta Arts District. We are proud to partner with the Little Rock Film Festival in support of the creative and talented Arkansans involved in film.” The Fall and Winter Schedule is below. All screenings begin at 7pm at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock. Reception begins at 6pm. Tickets for all events (except the October 25 fundraiser) are 8$ at the door or can be purchased online at 2012 LRFF Gold Pass holders get in free. October 7, 2011 Marathon Boy A Tribeca Film Festival official selection from HBO Documentary FIlms, MARATHON BOY is the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India’s greatest runner, but what...

Director Gemma Atwal to Bring Marathon Boy to the Argenta Film Series

BUY TICKETS HEREYou do not want to miss Director Gemma Atwal presenting what may be one of the best documentaries of the decade, Marathon Boy, as a part of the Argenta Film Series on October 7.  The film will air on HBO later this year. A Tribeca Film Festival official selection from HBO Documentary FIlms,  MARATHON BOY is the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India’s greatest runner, but what starts as a real Slumdog Millionaire turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams. Read LRFF Founder, Craig Renaud’s interview with Gemma Atwal here