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LRFF presents Reel Civil Rights Film Festival 2014

LRFF presents Reel Civil Rights Film Festival 2014

          As a part of our year round programming schedule, The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce the 2014 Reel Civil Rights Film Festival – in proud partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Parks Department. The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival commemorates 57 years of integration at Little Rock Central High School The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival 2014 will take place Friday September 19th – Thursday September 25th, 2013. All events/screenings are open to public and free to attend. The RCRFF2014 kicks off Friday September 19th at 6pm at the Riverdale 10 Movies with Student Films. This year Academy award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will join us for a screening and discussion of an episode from his series ‘An Untold History of the United States‘. In the spirit of the 57th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School crisis, we also humbly welcome Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, to honor local educators and social activits for thier service to the city of Little Rock. Full RCRFF2014 schedule:   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 OPENING NIGHT STUDENT FILMS, 6:00 P.M. Location: Riverdale 10 Movies Student Films: Youth Leadership Academy / Little Rock Central High School Memory Project. Short films on social justice, youth empowerment, and selected oral histories from civil and human rights activists will be screened through a partnership with the National Park Service, Arkansas Education Television Network and other national outreach organizations. The films will be followed by a performance of the Memory Project’s Readers Theater; the performance will be followed by a moderated discussion with...

LRFF presents the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival in proud partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Parks Department

EXAMINING THE PAST TO BUILD BRIDGES TO OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE: The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival Commemorates 56 years of Integration at Little Rock Central High School As a part of our year round programming schedule, The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce the 2013 Reel Civil Rights Film Festival – in proud partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Parks Department. The festival was originally founded by Spirit Trickey, daughter of one of the Little Rock Nine. The dates of the festival are centered around the anniversary of the desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High. “Little Rock’s importance in American civil rights history makes our city the perfect place to hold the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival,” says LRFF Executive Director Craig Renaud. “The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to help grow the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival into one more reason why Little Rock is becoming the next great Southern City.” The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival 2013 will take place Tuesday September 24th – Saturday September 28th, 2013. All screenings and events are FREE and open to the public, but tickets are required. To book your tickets click here http://lrff.eventbrite.com The RCRFF2013 kicks off Tuesday September 24th at 6pm at the Philander Smith College- Kendall Center with the Anniversary Kickoff and and SIX PIONEERS Panel featuring George Haley, Original Pioneer, and Keynote Remarks featuring Reena Denise Evers – Everette, daughter of civil rights legend Medgar Evers. Full RCRFF2013 schedule: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2013 ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF and SIX PIONEERS PANEL featuring GEORGE HALEY, ORIGINAL PIONEER, and KEYNOTE REMARKS featuring...

LRFF Reel Civil Rights Film Festival Complete Schedule

Little Rock Film Festival presents The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival The film festival features documentaries and films related to past and current civil and human rights issues in the United States and abroad. The festival is free, but tickets are required. To RSVP, log onto www.nps.gov/chsc. Schedule is as follows: Friday, September 21 – Opening Night 7:00 p.m. – Miss Representation (2011) (90 min). Written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Location: The Peabody Little Rock, located at Three Statehouse Plaza (Conway Room) Saturday, September 22 1:00 p.m. – Victory through History: The Power of YOUth! Digital Storytelling Showcase and Panel Discussion. (120 min). Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site’s Youth Leadership Academy will screen a collection of their digital stories and participate in a panel discussion hosted by Arkansas Education Television Network. The digital stories are a compilation of youth produced, short video vignettes showcasing significant moments in the lives of the students. Through the digital stories, the mission is to help develop student leaders, raise consciousness in communities, and encourage creativity in education about civil and human rights. Location: The Peabody Little Rock, located at Three Statehouse Plaza (Conway Room) 3:00 p.m. – A Class Apart (2009) (60 min). Produced...

The Little Rock Film Festival announces program for the 2012 Reel Civil Rights Film Festival

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  As a part of its year round programming schedule, The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival, in partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.  The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival will take place September 21st – 25th, 2012 in lead up to the 55th anniversary of the desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School.  All screenings and events are FREE and open to the public, but tickets are required.  For tickets: http://lrff.eventbrite.com. “The festival sheds light on important past and contemporary civil and human rights issues in the nation and abroad,” says Reel Civil Rights festival director Spirit Trickey.  “It is a privilege to honor such distinguished civil rights icons as the Little Rock Nine, Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith, and Tony Award winner Harry Belafonte.” The festival kicks off with an opening night screening of Miss Representation on Friday, September 21st at 7 p.m. in the Conway Room of the Peabody Hotel.  Screenings will continue all day Saturday at the Peabody, along with a discussion with author and motivational speaker Kevin Powell at Oxford American Magazine (1300 Main Street).  Sunday’s screenings and events will take place at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock, including a 6 p.m. screening and conversation with Olympic gold medalist and civil rights activist Tommie Smith.  Tommie Smith shocked the world in 1968 when he clinched his fist in a black power salute while receiving his gold medal at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. Closing night of the festival will take place on Tuesday, September...