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MAY 12-18
2014

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Q&A with “Life After Death” director Joe Callander

Director Joe Callander brings his acclaimed documentary Life After Death to the Little Rock Film Festival this weekend. The film follows the lives of two young men in post-genocide Rwanda. I asked him a few questions about Life After Death, which plays Saturday at 3:15pm and Sunday at 3:30pm at the Clinton School of Public Service.

Q&A with “Manakamana” director Pacho Velez

I caught up with Pacho Velez, who co-directed the much talked-about film Manakamana with Stephanie Spray. Watch the film on the big screen at LRFF2014 Friday at 8:30pm and Saturday at 12:15pm at the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Q&A with “Man Shot Dead” director Taylor Feltner

Man Shot Dead is an intimate portrait of a family living with the legacy of an unexplained murder. Deftly weaving archival imagery with revealing interviews, the film is at once a search for answers and a timely perspective on the cataclysmic, long-lasting effects of gun violence decades after the fact.

LRFF Day Five Highlights

If you haven’t made it out for the Little Rock Film Festival this week, today is the day to check out some great films, meet with filmmakers, and party with us tonight down on the Junction Bridge. Last night we capped off a full day of star-studded films and live scores with the LRFF Hootenanny at WT Bubba’s – check out highlights from the whole day HERE!

Today Don’t Miss…

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The Notorious Mr. Bout – After his 2008 arrest in Thailand, the career of international arms smuggler Viktor Bout came to an end. Veiled in obscurity of post-Soviet Russia, …

Q&A with “Manny” director Ryan Moore

Narrated by Liam Neeson and directed by Ryan Moore and Academy Award winner Leon Gast, “Manny” is an inspirational tale of a man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time.

I asked director Ryan Moore a few questions about his film, which you can watch Friday at 12:45pm at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, or catch it 12:45pm Saturday at the Rep!

Q&A with “Two Step” director Alex R. Johnson

Alex R. Johnson’s Texas thriller Two Step plays tonight at 8:30pm at the Rep. I asked the director about the film, his debut feature, which is also playing this week at Cannes. Catch it again Saturday at 3:30pm!

Q&A with “Five Star” director Keith Miller

I asked director Keith Miller a few questions about his new film Five Star, which he is in town to present along with his lead actor, James “Primo” Grant. You can watch the film, and meet both of them, at screenings Thursday at 6pm and Friday at 8:30pm, both at the Rep.

LRFF 2014 Day 3 Highlights

We have some sweet treats in store for you at the LRFF this Wednesday, with a great lineup of movies, shorts and parties.

Full Steam Ahead!

The 2014 Little Rock Film Festrival kicked off last night with Amir Bar-Lev’s ‘Happy Valley’. Check out pictures from the fantastic sold-out event HERE. And remember, if you missed it you can catch another showing Thursday.

    

Today’s Events:

Arkansas Shorts at the Rep - We’ve got major Arkansas talent on display today, with three blocks of short films from right here in the natural state. “Unbroken Spirits,” “Adventure Time,” and “Lessons in Loss” are the themes, playing at 5, 7:15, and 9:15. Check out the shorts in each theme and buy your tickets (available for each block).

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