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2015
LRFF2015 Announces its Golden Rock Documentary Lineup

LRFF2015 Announces its Golden Rock Documentary Lineup

Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce its 2015 Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup, curated by LRFF’s Artistic Director, Brent Renaud.   LRFF2015 passes are available online for purchase HERE. Barge, (71min), USA Director – Ben Powell Barge Facebook page Twitter – @bargefilm Dry land’s misfits find purpose and direction twenty-eight days at a time as the steady hands of a towboat due for the port of New Orleans.  Cartel Land, (98min), USA, Directing and Cinematogrpahy Award Winner, Sundance Film Festival Director – Matt Heineman Cartel Land Facebook page Twitter – @cartellandmovie CARTEL LAND is a classic western set in the 21st century, pitting vigilantes on both sides of the border against the vicious Mexican drug cartels.  Crocodile Gennadiy, (100min), USA Director – Steve Hoover Crocodile Gennadiy Facebook page Twitter – @gennadiyfilm‬‬‬ ‬‬‬‬ A new film from the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning creators of Blood Brother. Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. As his country leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued post-Soviet revitalization seem possible. In the meantime, Gennadiy’s center has evolved into a more nebulous institution.  Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead, (93min), USA Director -Douglas Tirola Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead Facebook page Three Harvard graduates start the first national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent.    Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, (95min) Director -Scott Teems Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey  Facebook page Since first walking onto stage in 1954, Hal Holbrook has performed his award-winning one-man show as Mark Twain on Broadway, in all fifty states, in...
LRFF2014 Announces Golden Rock Narrative Competition Lineup

LRFF2014 Announces Golden Rock Narrative Competition Lineup

Fort Tilden 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. Passes to LRFF2014 are now on Sale. Buy your pass here. LRFF2014 Golden Rock Narrative Competition Line Up Includes:   Before I Disappear (93mins) – Audience Award: Narrative Feature, SXSW Director: Shawn Christendon, Producer: Shawn Christensen, Terry Leonard, Damon Russell, Lucan Toh, & Paul Wesley Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film “Curfew.” At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours. Big Significant Things (85mins) Director: Bryan Reisberg, Producer: Andrew D. Corkin, Daniel Konrad Cooper At 26 years old, Craig (Harry Lloyd) seems to be doing pretty well for himself.  He has job stability, a supportive family, and is about to start a wonderful new chapter with his girlfriend.  With big life changes on the horizon, what better time to lie to your girlfriend so you can go on a road trip by yourself to the south? Buzzard (97mins) Director: Joel Potrykus, Producer: Michael Saunders & Ashley Young Paranoia forces small-time scam artist, Marty to flee his lousy temp job and hide out in his co-worker’s basement. Once...
LRFF2014 Announces Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup

LRFF2014 Announces Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup

Manny 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.   LRFF2014 Documentary Competition Line Up Includes: The Case Against 8 (109mins) – Directing Award: U.S. Documentary, Sundance Director: Ben Cotner & Ryan White, Producer: Ryan White A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to...

Little Rock Film Festival announces 2013 Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup

The 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival is pleased to announce the competition lineup for the 2013 Golden Rock Documentary Category. “This year’s lineup represents the very best in documentary work being made around the World. Each of these 17 films examine a wide range of issues and characters from secret wars around the globe, ganglife in Baltimore, Maryland to the entertainment industry in Branson, Missouri. Many of the films challenge the traditional forms documentaries have long been known for”– Brent Renaud, LRFF co-founder and Artistic Director Each of these films will compete for the LRFF2013 Golden Rock for Best Documentary Film. Some films in this category will also be eligible for the $10,000 Heifer International Humanitarian Award and the $10,000 Oxford American Best Southern Film. Many of the documentaries featured this year are making one of their first appearances since premiering in festivals like Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. Special announcements will continue to be made as the festival approaches.   12 O’Clock Boys – directed by Lotfy Nathan Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public.   After Tiller – directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson An in-depth look at the rapidly unfolding stories of four doctors still willing to provide third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller. After the 2009 assassination of Dr....