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9 TH ANNUAL
MAY 11-17
2015
LRFF2014 Introduces Student Pass for $75 (Half price Silver Pass)

LRFF2014 Introduces Student Pass for $75 (Half price Silver Pass)

This year the Little Rock Film Festival is offering current college students a special ‘Student Pass‘ which is equivalent to the LRFF Silver Pass (Access to all Screenings, Panels and Parties.) at just $75. “College students have always been a key part of our audience and volunteer support since the very first year and we want to recognize that and also acknowledge the fact that most college students are always on a tight personal budget.” – Veronica Fernandes, LRFF Marketing Director For $75 a student gets a Silver Pass which normally would cost $150. That’s a weeks worth of more than 100 films, that translates into about $12.50 per day — an amount you would normally pay for a ticket at a first-run commercial theater. Divide that by the number of screenings at the festival, the various workshops and panels they can attend through the week and the high networking opportunities they get by interacting with filmmakers and other volunteers and and it’s clear that the Silver Pass offers good entertainment value for any college student. Passes will be available for pickup at the box office at the new state-of-the-art Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock. Be sure to carry your valid student I.D in person, to pick up your Student Pass at the box office. The Ron Robinson Theater is at 1 Pulaski Way, inside Arcade Building across from Little Rock’s River Market. (Dates for when the box office will be open to pick up your pass – TBD) BUY YOUR STUDENT PASS HERE....
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...
LRFF and CALS presents: Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner – Fruitvale Station

LRFF and CALS presents: Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner – Fruitvale Station

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. His day takes a tragic turn, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater When: Sunday, March 30th,...
This Weekend – March 28-29: Del Shores in Little Rock

This Weekend – March 28-29: Del Shores in Little Rock

The Weekend Theater in partnership with the Little Rock Film Festival and CALS Ron Robinson Theater is bringing Del Shores’ latest film, acting workshop and his hilarious one man show right to your doorstep here in Little Rock. Del Shores is a writer, director, producer, activist and comic. His career took off with the 1987 play Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?) and the subsequent 1990 film. He is best known for his 1996 play Sordid Lives which became a film in 1999 and later gave birth to an acclaimed 2008 TV series for Logo. His other plays include Southern Baptist Sissies, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife and mostly recently Yellow, which won Shores the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best World Premiere and Best Production. Del Shores Weekend Lineup: Friday, March 28th, 7:30 p.m – Southern Baptist Sissies (Movie) Saturday, March 29th, 11 a.m – Trust Your Gut Acting Workshop Saturday, March 29th, 7.30 p.m – Del Shores’ One Man Show My Sordid Best All events will be held at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. Friday, March 28th, 7:30pm – Southern Baptist Sissies General Admission is $13.50 Southern Baptist Sissies is a film of the theatrical experience of writer/director Del Shores’ GLAAD Award-winning play about four gay boys growing up in the Southern Baptist church. It explores the conflict between the caustic rhetoric of dogmatic religion and the fragile development of adolescent homosexuality while challenging hypocrisy, exposing damage and offering hope. The intimate experience of theatre on the film screen reveals the complicated emotions from all sides – the confused child, the struggling adolescent and the angry and damaged adult. Q&A with Del...
From Little Rock Horror Picture Show to Little Rock Picture Show

From Little Rock Horror Picture Show to Little Rock Picture Show

The third annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show wrapped up Sunday night with an awards ceremony featuring the music of Andy Warr. The big winners were: Best Arkansas Award Winner: One Please – The Film (Jesse Burks) Grand Jury Award Winner: PROXY (Zack Parker) Audience Award Winner: The Sacrament (Ti West) Best Director: Zack Parker (Proxy) World Short Grand Jury Award Winner: Green Eyed (Nathaniel Lindsay) Best Actor Grand Jury Award Winner: Joe Swanberg (Proxy) Best Actress Grand Jury Award Winner: Alexa Havins (Proxy) Best Scare: Delivery The festival was a huge success bringing films from all over the globe to Little Rock to scare fans and bringing filmmakers and actors to help educate aspiring Arkansas filmmakers and actors.  One of the highlights of the weekend was the Sound of the Mountain’s live score to Metropolis. Many people have said that it was one of the coolest events the Little Rock Film Festival had ever put on.  It was a not to miss event in the CALS Ron Robinson. Magician/Side Show perfomer Paul Prater entertained the crowd between films with tricks and sideshow bits involving a bed of nails, spikes, and a bear trap. Paul Morphis also entertained the crowds on Friday evening of the fest as they waited for films with cool spooky music. A special thanks to JP, CT, Cody, Levi and Mallory as well as all of the volunteers who helped make this happen. This event has been successful for three years and we will continue to grow it as we go. As a part of that growth we’ve made the decision to shorten the name a little bit in an effort to grow this...