The Little Rock Film Festival has arrived – get ready to enjoy a week of great films! You’ve picked yourself up a pass at the box office, but don’t know where to begin.
Well, the entire festival week kicks off on Monday, May 12th at 7:30 pm with Amir Bar-lev’s “Happy Valley,” Winner of “Best Documentary Feature” at the Sarasota Film Festival, and the first screening in LRFF’s Golden Rock Documentary competition.
The Clinton School of Public Service sidebar at the Little Rock Film Festival features documentary films that deal with pressing international and humanitarian issues.
A two-year graduate program with a “real world” curriculum, the Clinton School is located on the grounds of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock, Ark. The school embodies former President Clinton’s vision of building leadership in civic engagement and enhancing people’s capacity to work across disciplinary, racial, ethnic and geographical boundaries.
E-Team (88mins) – Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary, Sundance
Director: Katy Chevigny & Ross Kauffman, Producer: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman, …
Happy Valley by Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint that, The Fighter, The Tillman Story) to open the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival. Amir Bar-Lev to attend.
Free to Gold Pass Holders. A limited number of single tickets are available. Buy LRFF2014 Opening Night Film and After Party tickets here.
The town of State College, home to Penn State University, lies at the heart of an area known as Happy Valley. Its iconic figure for more than 40 yearsJoe Paterno, the head coach of the school’s football team, took on mythic national stature as ‘Saint Joe.’ But in November 2011, everything came crashing down when former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child sex abuse. Filmed over the course of the year after Sandusky’s arrest, Amir Bar-Lev creates a parable of guilt, responsibility, and identity for a small town caught in the glare of the national spotlight.
Each year, the Little Rock Film Festival receives thousands of film submissions from around the globe. Ever wondered who selects the films and plans the programming lineup? Meet some of LRFF’s main programers.
2014 Little Rock Film Festival Programming Staff
Levi graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Digital Filmmaking before joining the festival in 2008. In addition to working as a motion graphics designer for an advertising agency in Little Rock, he has written a column about film for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as well as the Oxford American. Somehow he …
Words by Levi Agee
A lot of people will remember him as the inspiration for the Doritos Tacos, but I remember Todd Mills as the one of the most positive and friendliest people I’ve ever met. I can’t say that I knew Todd as well as his family and close friends but we’ve known each other for almost four years after he gave his services as a graphic designer to help us design and create one of our massive programs for the film festival. This is no easy task and due to the ever-changing nature of the festival, last-minute details …
The Little Rock Film Festival is now accepting entries to it’s 8th annual event. The LRFF2014 will be held May 13, 2014 to May 18, 2014.
Little Rock Film Festival is one of the most competitive film festivals in the country. Rated twice by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festival’s “worth the entry fee”, the festival awards more than $20,000 in cash prizes each year in partnership with Heifer International and the Oxford American magazine. Programmed and run by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud, LRFF prides itself in being the most filmmaker …