Film

Austin Pendleton is a true character actor, who has appeared in hundreds of films and plays. While his face is most likely recognizable to audiences, his name may not be quite as familiar. In fact, “the most famous actor you’ve never heard of” is the tagline of the film about …

Billy Hayes’ story is likely a familiar one. In 1970, Hayes was arrested in Turkey for smuggling hashish, and after five years in prison, he escaped in 1975. He chronicled this experience in his book “Midnight Express,” published in 1977, which was made into an Oscar-winning movie of the same …

Mike Edmonds has had an extensive film and theater career, and a documentary about his life and work, “Under the Radar: The Mike Edmonds Story,” will make its North American premier at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Edmonds, who was born with chondroplasia (also known as dwarfism) and raised …

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is going big for its 25th anniversary with more films, more special guests and a few throwbacks. As the oldest nonfiction film festival in North America, HSDFF, which runs Oct. 7-16, is a mainstay in the Spa City, bringing in filmmakers, festivalgoers and industry …

A marine named Mac (played by Logan Marshall-Green, with a very thick mustache) returns to his hometown of Memphis from Vietnam in 1972, but doesn’t exactly get a parade and a kiss on the cheek. To make things worse, he’s expected to just go back to civilian life with his …

The Little Rock Film Festival announced today that after nine years they will shut down operations making this most recent season the final year. The festival has become a highlight event in recent years, growing to become a large event spread across multiple venues in the downtown area and having …

What does Arkansas need in the way of the arts? They need more individuals like Amman Abbasi who is chasing his passion, attempting to bring a project together in the form of film. The 26-year-old, although born in New England, has lived in Arkansas most of his life and considers …

A team of Fayetteville High School students won the grand prize in the first annual Arkansas Historic Film Prize competition of short documentaries focusing on historic properties throughout the state, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today. Darcy Olmstead, Caroline Wetsell, Maggie Bell and Joshua Carpenter of Fayetteville …

After a full week of films, parties, and music, the 9th annual Little Rock Film Festival comes to a close. Saturday night at the Ron Robinson Theatre, awards were given to the top films from the week in each category (see a full list below). This year’s iteration of the …

Beyond being an extremely affordable film festival, the Little Rock Film Festival provides a juncture for all genre of artists to meet. The fest isn’t just for cinematography enthusiasts and actors. Musicians make their way in as well. Before the Tuesday screening of “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In …

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