LRFF2014 Opening Night Film 'Happy Valley' and After Party
Happy Valley by Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint that, The Fighter, The Tillman Story) to open the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival.
Ron Robinson Theater
Monday, May 12, 2014. 730pm. Amir Bar-Lev to attend.
Free to Gold Pass Holders. All other pass holders (Silver and Bronze) need a seperate ticket to this event. A limited number of individual tickets available.
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.