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LRFF’s ‘Breaking Big’ in 15seconds Film Contest

The Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) 2014 is excited to announce ‘Breaking Big in 15seconds Film Contest’ (#15secFilm)

This is your chance to win an All Access Gold Pass to LRFF2014 in 15seconds. Think you up for the challenge?

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LRFF2014 Announces Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup

The 2014 Golden Rock Documentary Competition is the most diverse and challenging in our festival’s history. Among the selections this year are the Sundance Grand Prize winner Rich Hill; The Sundance Best Director winner The Case Against 8; and the Libyan War based Point and Shoot from Academy Award nominated director Marshall Curry.  This year the LRFF will be one of the first festivals in the country to award a special jury prize for “Cinematic Non-Fiction”. Guest programmer, critic and filmmaker Robert Greene, has put together a lineup of films from around the World that are pushing the boundaries of the documentary form. Selections from the program include the Sundance Jury Prize Winner The Overnighters, and Manakamana, the latest film out of the Harvard Sensory Ethnography lab that produced last year’s Leviathan. The full list is below, with more special selections to be added in the lead up to the festival.

Passes to LRFF2014 are now on Sale. Buy your pass here.

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LRFF2014 Announces Closing Night Film: Devil’s Knot

The Little Rock Film Festival 2014 is proud to announce it’s Closing Night Film: Devil’s Knot

Directed by Academy Award® nominee Atom Egoyan and starring Resse Witherspoon and Colin Firth, Devil’s Knot is based on the nonfiction book about the West Memphis 3 trial by award-winning Arkansas author Mara Leveritt.

Limited tickets to Closing Night Film are now available for purchase. LRFF2014 pass holders do not need a separate ticket for this screening.

BUY YOUR LRFF2014 CLOSING NIGHT FILM TICKETS HERE.

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LRFF2014 Announces World Shorts Competition Lineup

Today the Little Rock Film Festival announces the line-up in an expanded World Shorts Competition. Long one of the festival’s most popular sections utilizing alternative venues; the 2014 competition curated by LRFF Programmer Justin Nickels, moves to Sticky Fingers in Little Rock and The Joint in North Little Rock. The line-up includes more than 40 films from 7 different countries. Highlights include returning LRFF alum Bernardo Britto’s Sundance Award winning animated short Yearbook, and Moon Molson’s powerful film The Bravest, The Boldest.

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This Weekend April 11-13, LRFF and CALS Presents: In A World

This weekend join us for a screening of ‘In A World’ - Winner Best Screenplay, Sundance 2013.

When: Friday and Saturday April 11, 12 – 7pm and Sunday, April 13, 5pm

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Admission is 5$ and Concessions are $1.

A funny, well-written screwball satire for film buffs, In a World… proves an auspicious beginning for writer, director, and star Lake Bell.” – Rotten Tomatoes

Lake Bell (No Strings Attached, “Children’s Hospital”) stars in In a World…, a hilarious and heart-felt comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world …

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LRFF Music Film Series Presents – Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

The almost monthly Little Rock Film Festival music film series presents a screening of “Nothing Can Hurt Me”, a documentary film about the legendary rock band Big Star. In attendance will be the original Big Star member and drummer, Jody Stephens for a short introduction and a very special Q and A after the film.

When: Friday, May 2nd, 7 p.m.

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Tickets are $5. All concessions inside the theater are $1

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon – Big Star

Passes are now on sale

Little Rock Film Festival 2014 Passes Are Now Available Online

This year LRFf2014 be a week long event held May 12-18, 2014. As we line up our programming and get ready for LRFF2014, we are proud to announce that passes to LRFF2014 are now available online at www.littlerockfilmfestival.org for you to purchase and to get your seats booked to this year’s event. We promise it will be nothing like ever before.

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This wknd, Apr 4-6: LRFF & CALS presents Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Continuing to bring you exciting and blockbuster Hollywood movies, the Little Rock Film Festival and CALS are proud to present:

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

When: Friday, April 4, 7pm/Saturday, April 5, 7pm/Sunday, April 6, 5pm

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Admission is $5 and concessions will be available for $1.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: is based on South African President Nelson Mandela‘s autobiography, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.

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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 …

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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 …

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