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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 Little Rock Film Festival announced today, the first in a new series of film programs to take place at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock beginning this fall. LRFF Artistic director Brent Renaud says “the first series, curated by programmer Levi Agee, will launch on September 14, 2014, and will feature cult-crowd pleasers on the second Sunday of each month. The screenings will be accompanied by a special event catered to each film”.
The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to have produced the 2014 48 Hour Film Project that kicked off June 27-29. We had a great weekend of premiere screenings last week and now, we are gearing up for the Awards Ceremony and screening of the Top 10 Audience Choice films. The ceremony will be held at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, in downtown Little Rock.
The LRFF2014 concluded it’s week long event (May 12-18, 2014) at the Old Statehouse Museum, where Bill Clinton gave his 1992 and 1996 acceptance speeches. Coming a long way in eight years, we are proud to announce the LRFF2014 Grand Prize Winners. Governor Mike Beebe was presented the LRFF2014 Diamond Award.
Golden Rock, Best Narrative: “Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter,” dir. David (pictured) and Nathan Zellner
Golden Rock, Best Documentary: “Virunga,” dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Arkansas Times Audience Award: “Korengal” featuring Jason Mace and Michael Cunningham (dir. Sebastian Junger)
Special Jury Prize for Cinematic Nonfiction: “Ne Me …
Korengal is a film about US soldiers living in a remote outpost in Afghanistan, and the follow up to the Academy Award nominated documentary Restrepo from director Sebastian Junger. Michael Cunningham and Jason Mace from the platoon featured in the documentary will be present for a post-screening Q and A. Saturday, May 17, 3:15pm. Ron Robinson Theater.
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, …
The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce its ‘Made in Arkansas’ lineup, curated by LRFF programmer Faith Chonko.
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.
In keeping with its goal of promoting the local arts and culture, Little Rock Film Festival will host its first ever Artisan Street Fair – May 17th. The event will be part of the 2014 Film Festival, which that takes place May 12th -18th this year, and take place by our main festival venue: CALS Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock.
LRFF’s Artisan Street Fair will pay homage to our Southern roots by bringing together a collection of Little Rock’s best vendors in a bustling downtown outdoor marketplace. We will curate the finest artisanal food, vintage clothing, jewelry, crafts, home goods, drinks and much more, giving film festival goers, filmmakers and shoppers the joy of discovering the next ‘big thing’ here in Little Rock and also giving them a taste of some of the best things rocking Little Rock.
The 2014 Golden Rock Narrative Competition, curated by LRFF Programmer Levi Agee has been announced. Among the selections this year are the SXSW Grand Prize Winner Fort Tilden; the SXSW Audience Award Winner Before I Disappear; Little Accidents starring Arkansas’s Jacob Lofland coming off his debut in Jeff Nichols’ Mud; and A Night in Old Mexico starring Robert Duvall. The full list is below, with more special selections to be added in the lead up to the festival.