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Monday, May 11
 

7:30pm

Opening Night Film: King Jack w/Director Felix Thompson and star Charlie Plummer in attendance
Jack is a scrappy fifteen year-old kid stuck in a run-down small town. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, Jack's got all the problems he can handle. So when Jack's aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him. Unfortunately no one really cares what Jack wants. Set over a hazy summer weekend, King Jack is a tough and tender coming of age story about friendship and finding happiness in tough surroundings.

King Jack won the Audience Award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Director Felix Thompson, and the break-out young star Charlie Plummer will be in attendance.  LRFF Programmer Levi Agee will moderate. 


Monday May 11, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Felix Thompson
  • Runtime 81 minutes

9:30pm

LRFF2015 Opening Night Celebration at Cache Restaurant and Lounge
Join us in the beautiful two story space of Little Rock Film Festival Presenting Sponsor Cache Restaurant and Bar, located immediately adjacent to the LRFF2015 headquarters at the Ron Robinson Theater.  Music Provided by Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers. This event is open to the following pass holders: Sponsor, Filmmaker, Press, Gold and Silver. 


Monday May 11, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Cache Restaurant & Lounge 425 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
 
Tuesday, May 12
 

1:30pm

How to Dance in Ohio
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event – a spring formal dance. Working with their trusted psychologist, they deconstruct fear and larger-than-life social anxiety one step at a time by picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom. HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival.

Audience award winner Full Frame

The Community sponsor for this film is Disability Rights Arkansas who sees this film as an example that with supports, all people with disabilities can live in the community with their families.  www.DisabilityRightsAR.org


Tuesday May 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Alexandra Shiva
  • Runtime 88 minutes

3:30pm

LRFFYOUTH! Screening/AETN Student Selects
Tuesday May 12, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 90 minutes

5:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 2
MatchMaker
Runtime: 2 minutes
Director: Robin Sparks
Finding your perfect mate takes on a whole new meaning in a dystopian society.

Hush
Runtime: 23 minutes
Director: Kenn Woodard
A psychological thriller based in a small, southern town - 'Where power breeds dirty politics and murder'.

Dim the Lights
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Dwight Chalmers
A Super 8 road trip edited in-camera takes the viewer to unexpected places.

The Pop N' Lock
Runtime: 2 minutes
Director: Jadon Barnes
Watch as your drunk childhood toys return from the club, when Mr. Lego proves to his lady Lego friend that he didn't leave ALL his moves on the dance floor.

Rapture Us
Runtime: 18 minutes
Director: Levi Agee
The rapture doesn't go quite as planned for one young man, but after meeting another of those left behind, things start looking up.

The Ask
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Edmund Lowry
Sometimes to get what you want you have to plan and rehearse the perfect sales pitch. And sometimes you just have to ask.

Contact
Runtime: 9 minutes
Director: Alexander Jeffery
Dr. Jake Clearwater, O.D. helps patients see the world more clearly, more beautifully. After losing the love of his life to his former best friend in high school, Jake has spent the years watching from afar. Now, upon the advent of silicone contact lenses, Jake sees his opportunity to pounce and reconnects with his old pal Darrin McAdam. 

Made in Arkansas Assistant Programmer Gerry Bruno will moderate a post screening Q and A with the filmmakers.  

Tuesday May 12, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 71 minutes

5:30pm

Of Men and War
A staggering, masterful achievement, Bécue-Renard’s portrait of a California treatment center for PTSD-afflicted veterans of the Iraq war is patient, understated and emotionally dense. The film uses clear-eyed observation to place us in the room with these battered, proud men as they undergo psychological care. The exchanges are tense and always revelatory, but never clichéd. We also step out of the treatment room to witness the effects of war on the men’s families and broader lives. Never before have the effects of combat been presented in such an authentic, empathetic and impactful way.

Writer and Journalist Jay Jennings will sit down with Director Laurent Bécue-Renard for a Q and A following the screening. 

Community Sponsors for this event are National Association of Social Workers - Arkansas Chapter (NASWAR) -and FOR (Friends of Recovery). 

The National Association of Social Workers is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. NASW Arkansas is committed to being the most relevant and visible force for social work professionals in the state as we empower our members and communities through education, advocacy, and networking.

The Friends of Recovery Foundation, Inc. (FOR), provides a meeting facility for 12 step based recovery groups. The facility, called Recovery Central, is at 1305 W. Markham in downtown Little Rock, and hosts 23 meetings a week, including a veterans only meeting on Saturday morning. FOR does not charge rent to any of the groups that meet at Recovery Central.




Tuesday May 12, 2015 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Laurent Bécue-Renard
  • Runtime 142 minutes

8:00pm

Salad Days/with Live Punk Rock Show
Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)” is a documentary film that examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad BrainsMinor ThreatGovernment IssueScreamVoidFaithRites of SpringMarginal ManFugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction. 

To get you in the groove of the movie, before the film there will be a damaging short set from local punks Headcold. There will also be books set up in the lobby from local diy heroine Mary Chamberlin and the Tree of Knowledge. These books and zines represent punk rock culture, and will be on display to look at, and for purchase.

Event facilitated by LRFF Music and Film Programmer Christopher Terry 


Tuesday May 12, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Scott Crawford
  • Runtime 90 minutes

9:00pm

Movie Triva Night at Sticky Fingerz with Matt DeCample
Test your movie knowledge with this trivia challenge hosted by LRFF Head of Communications Matt DeCample. Enjoy world famous chicken fingerz washed down with one of the many rock'n'roll themed drinks available at the bar.

The winning team will receive two Gold Passes for the entire week, a $600 value!

The 2nd place team will receive filmmaker swag, similar to what visiting filmmakers receive when they arrive.

The 3rd place team will receive Little Rock Film Festival merchandise.

Get your team together and get ready to play!


Tuesday May 12, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Sticky Fingerz Rock-N-Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
 
Wednesday, May 13
 

10:00am

LRFFYOUTH! Screening: Three Wishes One Choice (15 minutes) and Flowers in Concrete (12 minutes)

Three Wishes One Choice (15 minutes)

Directed by Christopher Scribner
WINNER: NATAS Mid-America Student Television Award, Washington DC Independent Film Festival Audience Award

Chris Scribner (17) grew up surrounded by death in his family. His older sister died in a car accident when he was 9. His cousin, who was his best friend, also died in a car accident when he was 14. Now his younger sister is fighting multiple tumors. How can one family cope with so much death? Through tragedy, Chris’ family finds strength to stay positive.

Flowers in Concrete (12 minutes)

Directed by Laura Rangel

Laura Rangel (17) arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas from Mexico at age 6. Meeting and living with her biological parents for the first time, Laura had high hopes for achieving the “American Dream.” However, she faced many obstacles in American schools such as bullying.

Is Laura’s life in America really a dream come true?




Wednesday May 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Christopher Scribner and Laura Rangel
  • Runtime 60 minutes

11:15am

Tired Moonlight
West’s first feature, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance, is a strange and glorious mix of idiosyncratic fiction, observational landscape documentary and bad poetry that is as fun as it is unclassifiable. Burnt-beautiful and flowing like a kinky creek, this 16mm portrait of West’s hometown in Montana is an affecting reminder that cinema can and should be the territory of the artist creating new forms by capturing and editing the particular world she inhabits. It may be called a “hybrid” by some, but no other film in recent memory demonstrates more beautifully that the divide between fiction and documentary is often meaningless.

Best Narrative Feature, Slamdance Film Festival 


Wednesday May 13, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Britni West
  • Runtime 76 minutes

1:00pm

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey
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 twenty countries, behind the Iron Curtain, and before five U.S. Presidents. This documentary celebrates the sixtieth consecutive year of 89 year old Holbrook’s one-man masterpiece. Glimpses of the show intercut with his performance rituals, and features interviews with Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch, Cherry Jones, and a host of others. Filmed in classic black and white, director Scott Teems seamlessly shifts among different time periods, capturing the honest intimacies of one American legend portraying another – a man living an American odyssey. 


Wednesday May 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Scott Teems
  • Runtime 95 minutes

1:00pm

I Am the People
A look at the tumultuous events of Egypt’s revolutionary recent past from the point of view of a family living far from Tahir Square, I AM THE PEOPLE is a profound act of cinematic humanism. Few films have so deftly placed world-altering political upheavals in the context of real people’s lives the way Roussillon’s first feature does. Villagers work, make bread to eat and then sharply debate the potential consequences of Mubarak’s fall and the election of Morsi, which all plays out on their TV’s. Roussillon’s eye for unexpected beauty and her easy, playful, sometimes feisty relationship with her subjects make this one of the most radical, quietly surprising debuts in recent memory.


Wednesday May 13, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Anna Roussillon
  • Runtime 111 minutes

3:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 2
MatchMaker
Runtime: 2 minutes
Director: Robin Sparks
Finding your perfect mate takes on a whole new meaning in a dystopian society.

Hush
Runtime: 23 minutes
Director: Kenn Woodard
A psychological thriller based in a small, southern town - 'Where power breeds dirty politics and murder'.

Dim the Lights
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Dwight Chalmers
A Super 8 road trip edited in-camera takes the viewer to unexpected places.

The Pop N' Lock
Runtime: 2 minutes
Director: Jadon Barnes
Watch as your drunk childhood toys return from the club, when Mr. Lego proves to his lady Lego friend that he didn't leave ALL his moves on the dance floor.

Rapture Us
Runtime: 18 minutes
Director: Levi Agee
The rapture doesn't go quite as planned for one young man, but after meeting another of those left behind, things start looking up.

The Ask
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Edmund Lowry
Sometimes to get what you want you have to plan and rehearse the perfect sales pitch. And sometimes you just have to ask.

Contact
Runtime: 9 minutes
Director: Alexander Jeffery
Dr. Jake Clearwater, O.D. helps patients see the world more clearly, more beautifully. After losing the love of his life to his former best friend in high school, Jake has spent the years watching from afar. Now, upon the advent of silicone contact lenses, Jake sees his opportunity to pounce and reconnects with his old pal Darrin McAdam. 

Wednesday May 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:45pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 71 minutes

3:00pm

"One, Two" World Shorts Block
Biscayne World
Runtime: 11 minutes
Directors: Ahol Sniffs Glue, Michael Arcos, and Ellen Hertzler
An experimental animated documentary based on the insane everyday interactions on Biscayne Boulevard, as seen through the ubiquitous, iconic graffiti eyeballs of street artist Ahol Sniffs Glue.

one hitta quitta
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Ya'Ke Smith
A boy, who has never had to suffer the consequences for his actions, becomes severely addicted to internet violence, leading him to act out in violent ways himself.

Boxeadora
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Meg Smaker
19,000 to 1. A fighters heart in Cuba.

Day One
Runtime: 25 minutes
Director: Henry Hughes
On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

Hunter's Fall
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Peter J. McCarthey
When a bully is exposed for who he is, how will he react?

Bookin'
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: John Kirkscey
Two Memphis jookers (urban street dancers) and two ballet dancers fuse their distinct dance styles to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello at a famous Memphis juke joint.

Wednesday May 13, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 91 minutes

3:30pm

The Chinese Mayor
A nearly-unprecedented glimpse into local Chinese politics, Hao’s film is subtly self-aware, low-key and quietly devastating. With unbelievable access, Hao follows Datong mayor Geng Yanbo as he attempts to work against the system, amidst controversy and constant setbacks, to reimagine one of China’s most polluted cities. When the mayor’s ambition meets the realities of a poor and desperate population, a camera is improbably present, giving is an illuminating and essential view of China from the ground view.

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Unparalleled Access 


Wednesday May 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Zhou Hao
  • Runtime 86 minutes

3:30pm

How to Dance in Ohio
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event – a spring formal dance. Working with their trusted psychologist, they deconstruct fear and larger-than-life social anxiety one step at a time by picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom. HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival.

Audience award winner Full Frame 

Community sponsor for this film is Disability Rights Arkansas who sees this film as an example that with supports, all people with disabilities can live in the community with their families.  www.DisabilityRightsAR.org


Wednesday May 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Alexandra Shiva
  • Runtime 89 minutes

4:45pm

Panel: 'Made in Arkansas': Can I make a living doing this?
Local working Filmmakers Bryan Stafford, Daniel Campbell, Brent Bailey, and UCA Professor Bruce Hutchinson discuss the current professional environment for filmmaking in the state of Arkansas. The panelists will share their secrets for making a living in the Industry without moving to the coasts. From producing your own work, to freelancing for the advertising community, to getting work on Hollywood productions in the surrounding states, this panel will help get you on your way to a career in film production right here at home. 



Wednesday May 13, 2015 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Filmmakers Lounge 2nd Floor Ron Robinson Theater
  • Director(s) Moderated by Gerry Bruno
  • Runtime 45 minutes

5:30pm

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
Three Harvard graduates start the first national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent.

Following the Screening LRFF Communications director and local Improv star Matt DeCample will sit down with Director Douglas Tirola.


Wednesday May 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Douglas Tirola
  • Runtime 92 minutes

5:30pm

Krisha
When Krisha returns for a holiday gathering, the only things standing in her way are family, dogs, and turkey.

Grand Prize winner SXSW


Wednesday May 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Trey Edward Shultz
  • Runtime 83 minutes

5:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 1
Loser
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Andrew Lisle
As two brothers journey through high school together they find out that bullying impacts everyone differently forcing them to chose deadly consequences.

Forsaken
Runtime: 29 minutes
Director: Krisha Mason
A young woman struggling to overcome a tragic loss searches for purpose in her life. When her mother and sister offer no support, she discovers a friend who encourages her to not lose hope, but when tragedy strikes, she must decide if she can continue to live her life as she did before.

Monotony Broken
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: J.C. Cocker
Unsatisfied with life as she lives it, a young lady finds herself caught in the headlights of a stranger and chooses to turn it into a vivid life experience.

Stranger Than Paradise
Runtime: 1 minute
Director: Johnnie Brannon 
Since the death of the love of his life, the world that Bill once viewed has become nothing buy a Gray shell. While delivering roses to her grave, Phyllis comes back one last time to help Bill remember the love they once shared.

Rites
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Cody Harris
Ava, a 17 year old girl from a rural town in the mid south, has recently lost her mother, resulting in family tension. Her father rarely speaks to her and stays out late into the night. When clues start to arise, Ava sets out to find the truth behind his behavior and makes a shocking discovery.

The Dealer's Tale
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Justin Nickels 
A modern retelling of Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale.' Two hit men go on the search for Death and a mysterious boy helps them find him. 

Wednesday May 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Theater at the Scottish Rite Temple 712 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 75 minutes

5:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 3
Undefeated
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Nathan Willis
Undefeated tells the story of Terrance 'Tank' Dumas, a boxer with a history of battles both in and outside the ring. As he trains, works, cares for his family, and searches for opponents who will face him inside the ring, it is Terrance's persistence that makes him worth of the name 'Tank'.

Little Brother
Runtime: 6 minutes
Director: Eric White
Herbert was a boy like any other. He lived in a small, white home with only his mother, until one day she brought him home a baby brother. With his mother's attention divided, he decided one way or another, he was going to get rid of his little brother.

Spoonin' the Devil
Runtime: 22 minutes
Director: Michael Carpenter
After the death of her husband, Victoria, with her niece Samantha in tow, begrudgingly takes his ashes to their final resting place. Dumping spoonfuls of his ashes along the way.

Meredith
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Scott Eggleston
A man confesses an indiscretion to his wife. She retorts.

The Town Where Nobody Lives
Runtime: 20 minutes
Director: Al Topich
An older couple who has fallen out of love find their way to a mysterious town. That forces them to confront their true emotions, and therefore, each other. 

Wednesday May 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 75 minutes

5:30pm

'Made in Arkansas': The Grace of Jake
Fresh out of prison, drifter musician Jake heads to Palestine, Arkansas, population 678, where his father lives and works. Jake has never met his father, but holds him responsible for all of life's troubles and is intent on revenge. Once he gets to this small town, big things start to happen and secrets are revealed.


Wednesday May 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Chris Hicky
  • Runtime 90 minutes

5:30pm

"Quirks" World Shorts Block
The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Melissa Sweazy
After a chance encounter with a beautiful girl and suffering a fatal accident, a young man arrives for his first day at work at The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention. Turns out he's not very good at his job.

Woman of the World
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Allison Cook
On a visit to Los Angeles, Rachel has an encounter with a celebrity that reminds her she is right where she belongs.

reConception
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Joe Petrilla
A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle's unexpected return.

Happy Hour
Runtime: 24 minutes
Director: Martin Rodahl
Ed Hope had to fire fifteen people today. He leaves work to commiserate with his friend, Roger. At the hideaway bar, Ed recalls an almost forgotten incident from his childhood, and in telling it reveals larger ideas of pain and loss that have shaped his entire life.

Miss Famous
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Shadae Lamar Smith
All Monica wants is to be wanted. But can she get past her fantasies in order see the truth about her life and desires? This film is part of the UCLA James Franco Collaborative.

Love in the Time of March Madness
Runtime: 9 minutes
Directors: Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano
Melissa Johnson hit 6'4'' tall in 8th grade. Although this made her an instant basketball star, Love in the Time of March Madness explores her hilarious and awkward true-life misadventures in romance as she dates shorter men and gets cheered or jeered wherever she goes. Blazing with honesty and dry humor, this animated 'tall short' about embracing difference is certain to disarm and delight.

Jake Plays First Base
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Josh Harrell
Jake just graduated to coach-pitch little league on his baseball team, and he's set the East Nashville Little League on fire! Needless to say, Jake has big plans for his baseball future. 

Wednesday May 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 93 minutes

8:00pm

Uncertain
UNCERTAIN is a film about the multifaceted, complicated and sometimes hilarious relationship between man and nature. Uncertain, Texas is a town in between things, a place where people go to escape from their past... or try desperately to leave. In the middle of Uncertain is a body of swampy water, the lifeblood of a town already barely hanging on, which is being choked by an out-of-control botanical pest. Sandilands and McNicol masterfully weave many characters’ stories together and find pathos, humor and warmth in the midst of desperate times for this strange, wonderful place. UNCERTAIN is a kind of character-driven, environmental tone poem.

Albert Maysles Award for ' Best New Documentary Director.' Tribeca Film Festival   

Following the Screening Arkansas Times Editor Lindsey Millar will lead a discussion Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol and special guests from the film. 


Wednesday May 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol
  • Runtime 90 minutes

8:00pm

King Jack
Jack is a scrappy fifteen year-old kid stuck in a run-down small town. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, Jack's got all the problems he can handle. So when Jack's aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him. Unfortunately no one really cares what Jack wants. Set over a hazy summer weekend, King Jack is a tough and tender coming of age story about friendship and finding happiness in tough surroundings.

King Jack won the Audience Award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Director Felix Thompson, and the break-out young star Charlie Plummer will be in attendance.

Philip Martin Film Critic (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) will sit down with Director Felix Thompson, and the break-out young star Charlie Plummer for a Q and A following the screening.  


Wednesday May 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Felix Thompson
  • Runtime 81 minutes

8:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 4
The Tricycle
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: David Bogard
A small girl, emotionally deprived by her battling parents, longs for a loving family. She finds her happiness with a broken tricycle and her fantasies.

What Was Lost
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Romello Williams
After the tragic loss of his son, a father must find a way to deal with his loss.

Overgrown
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Bruce Hutchinson
An other-worldly being named Bindy spends her days roaming the woods collecting the world's unfulfilled promises and wishes.

Pyro
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Cole Borgstadt
A mild pyromaniac boy and his older brother struggle to adapt to changes after the death of their parents.

The Space Station
Runtime: 29 minutes
Director: Michael Sutterfield
A limousine ride home turns into an out of this world trip. Or does it? 

Wednesday May 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Theater at the Scottish Rite Temple 712 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

8:00pm

'Made in Arkansas': The Phone in the Attic
A young woman becomes the prime murder suspect when those who institutionalized her begin dying.


Wednesday May 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Jim Long
  • Runtime 97 minutes

8:00pm

"Explore" World Shorts Block
Swimming in Your Skin Again
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Terence Nance
A film about motherhood, banality, Miami, the water, the divine feminine, and how to sing in church in a way that calls forth your own adulthood.

Beach Week
Runtime: 18 minutes
Director: David Raboy
On their last day there, 20-year-old Natalie awakes to find that her best friend, Laure, has gone missing. Racked with anxiety, Natalie goes on the search - but as the day wears on, and mysterious omens reveal themselves, she suddenly becomes terrified of Laure's return.

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Joshua Seftel
Photographer Phil Toledano has become obsessed with his future. Using DNA tests, fortune tellers, and a prosthetic makeup artist, he begins photographing the many dark possibilities that might await him — despite his wife’s pleas to abandon the project. Over three years, Toledano’s obsession alters him and his family forever.

Displacements
Runtime: 9 minutes
Director: Manuel Alvarez Diestro
Hong-Kong is one of the densest cities in the world. As there is no much space available, new towns are adjacent to the cemeteries. These days in Hong-Kong the world of the living coexists with the one of the dead. Meanwhile, Hong Kong inhabitants move from place to place. They are waiting for a final displacement.

Pequeño bloque de cemento con pelo alborotado conteniendo el mar 
Runtime: 16 minutes
Director: Jorge López Navarrete
A dog and a mare embark upon a voyage together. With every step they take, the differences between them become inevitably clearer, and yet the profound mutual knowledge they develop over time shows the potential to suddenly produce a luminous moment between the two.

When I Write
Runtime: 4 minutes
Director: Colin Wheeler
Locked in the cell of a Parisian psychiatric hospital, Antonin Artaud wrestles with a diseases that rewrites his memories with fantasy. To keep the madness away, Artaud must write a magic spell. The Blue Head, an avatar of Artaud's mind, tries in vain to signal the answer from beyond the flames of a fever dream. The two go on a journey through his microcosm, uncovering strange worlds and impossible landscapes. The search for magic is a desperate one and Artaud's sanity will be forfeit if he fails to find the answer behind the written page. 

Wednesday May 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 96 minutes

10:00pm

'Made in Arkansas' Blow Out at South on Main
Join us for a celebration of Arkansas Film and Filmmakers at one of the the country's most exciting new Southern themed restaurants in South on Main. The party will feature food from the kitchen of executive chef Matthew Bell and feature cocktails from Mixologist David Burnette. Music performed by Isaac Alexander and band. This party is open to following pass holders: Sponsor, Filmmaker, Press, Gold, Silver, and Student. 


Wednesday May 13, 2015 10:00pm - Thursday May 14, 2015 12:00am
South on Main 1304 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202
 
Thursday, May 14
 

12:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 4
The Tricycle
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: David Bogard
A small girl, emotionally deprived by her battling parents, longs for a loving family. She finds her happiness with a broken tricycle and her fantasies.

What Was Lost
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Romello Williams
After the tragic loss of his son, a father must find a way to deal with his loss.

Overgrown
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Bruce Hutchinson
An other-worldly being named Bindy spends her days roaming the woods collecting the world's unfulfilled promises and wishes.

Pyro
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Cole Borgstadt
A mild pyromaniac boy and his older brother struggle to adapt to changes after the death of their parents.

The Space Station
Runtime: 29 minutes
Director: Michael Sutterfield
A limousine ride home turns into an out of this world trip. Or does it? 

Thursday May 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

1:00pm

The Chinese Mayor
A nearly-unprecedented glimpse into local Chinese politics, Hao’s film is subtly self-aware, low-key and quietly devastating. With unbelievable access, Hao follows Datong mayor Geng Yanbo as he attempts to work against the system, amidst controversy and constant setbacks, to reimagine one of China’s most polluted cities. When the mayor’s ambition meets the realities of a poor and desperate population, a camera is improbably present, giving is an illuminating and essential view of China from the ground view.

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Unparalleled Access


Thursday May 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Hao Zhou
  • Runtime 89 minutes

1:00pm

Breaking a Monster
This rock n roll story of teenage African American metal band Unlocking the Truth and their white, old school manager Alan Sacks is sharp, precise and finely-tuned where many music documentaries are fatuous and self-congratulating. Veteran filmmaker Luke Meyer (Darkon) finds just the right observational moments to visually articulate the kids’ gloriously complex rise through the music industry. Meanwhile, the badass trio of 7th graders that make up the band manage to look wiser and cooler than everyone else. This is fun, perfectly crafted nonfiction cinema.

LRFF Music and Film Programmer Christopher Terry  Christopher Terry will lead a discussion with Director Luke Meyer.  


Thursday May 14, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Luke Meyer
  • Runtime 93 minutes

3:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 1
Loser
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Andrew Lisle
As two brothers journey through high school together they find out that bullying impacts everyone differently forcing them to chose deadly consequences.

Forsaken
Runtime: 29 minutes
Director: Krisha Mason
A young woman struggling to overcome a tragic loss searches for purpose in her life. When her mother and sister offer no support, she discovers a friend who encourages her to not lose hope, but when tragedy strikes, she must decide if she can continue to live her life as she did before.

Monotony Broken
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: J.C. Cocker
Unsatisfied with life as she lives it, a young lady finds herself caught in the headlights of a stranger and chooses to turn it into a vivid life experience.

Stranger Than Paradise
Runtime: 1 minute
Director: Johnnie Brannon 
Since the death of the love of his life, the world that Bill once viewed has become nothing buy a Gray shell. While delivering roses to her grave, Phyllis comes back one last time to help Bill remember the love they once shared.

Rites
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Cody Harris
Ava, a 17 year old girl from a rural town in the mid south, has recently lost her mother, resulting in family tension. Her father rarely speaks to her and stays out late into the night. When clues start to arise, Ava sets out to find the truth behind his behavior and makes a shocking discovery.

The Dealer's Tale
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Justin Nickels 
A modern retelling of Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale.' Two hit men go on the search for Death and a mysterious boy helps them find him. 

Thursday May 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 75 minutes

3:00pm

"Comes and Goes" World Shorts Block
TOUGH
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Alfonso Johnson
TOUGH is a story about an estranged father and son who reconnect after 11 years when they now discover that they share the same apartment complex. The cause for the disconnect was the father inability to deal with his sons lifestyle. This film confronts issues of identity, self awareness, fatherhood, and family. The title itself is a play on masculinity within the American society and within the African American community and asks the question 'What does it really mean to be tough and also accepted for who you really are?'

How to Stand Up for Yourself
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Sarah Hanssen
Learning to stand up for yourself is an exhaustive process. You've got to understand your opponent, chose your time wisely and gather enough strength to never back down.

Marathon
Runtime: 14 minutes
Director: Lauren Smitelli
A young woman stifled by her future sets out to find someone from her past. She soon realizes that the journey she’s embarked on might be more complicated than she imagined.

La Reina
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Manuel Abramovich
Memi prepares to become queen of the carnival. Lost in a world of grown-ups and trapped in her routine, she is torn between the glamour of pageant and the social pressure to become a winner.

The Art of Richard Thompson
Runtime: 22 minutes
Director: Bob Burnett
Richard Thompson has a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist on his mantelpiece. For a cartoonist, that's like winning an Oscar. Richard Thompson is admired, if not revered, by his peers. He first reached a wider audience with his weekly feature 'Richard's Poor Almanac' in The Washington Post. His daily cartoon 'Cul De Sac' was syndicated in 2007. Thompson was forced to stop drawing in 2012 due to Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Gold
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Brian Carlson
Redemption is found in the oddest of places. Jose Melendez found it inside a gold suit. In the documentary short Mr. Gold, filmmaker Brian Carlson explores how a 21-time felon and two time Maury show guest crafts a new life through becoming a street corner promoter.

Papa Machete
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Jonathan David Kane
Haitian farmer Alfred Avril is one of the last remaining masters of tire machèt, the indigenous martial art created by Haitian slaves to defeat Napoleon’s armies. Avril provides a bridge between his country’s traditional past and its troubled present. 

Thursday May 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 92 minutes

3:15pm

Uncertain
UNCERTAIN is a film about the multifaceted, complicated and sometimes hilarious relationship between man and nature. Uncertain, Texas is a town in between things, a place where people go to escape from their past... or try desperately to leave. In the middle of Uncertain is a body of swampy water, the lifeblood of a town already barely hanging on, which is being choked by an out-of-control botanical pest. Sandilands and McNicol masterfully weave many characters’ stories together and find pathos, humor and warmth in the midst of desperate times for this strange, wonderful place. UNCERTAIN is a kind of character-driven, environmental tone poem.

Albert Maysles Award for ' Best New Documentary Director.' Tribeca Film Festival  


Thursday May 14, 2015 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Ewan McNicol & Anna Sandilands
  • Runtime 82 minutes

3:15pm

Krisha
When Krisha returns for a holiday gathering, the only things standing in her way are family, dogs, and turkey.

Grand Prize winner SXSW 


Thursday May 14, 2015 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Trey Edward Shults
  • Runtime 83 minutes

4:00pm

Filmmaker Welcome Reception at the Thea Foundation
Join us at The Thea Foundation in the Argenta Arts District for a special happy hour welcome party for our visiting filmmakers. Music by The Late Romantics. This event is open to the following passholders: Sponsor, Filmmaker, Press, and Gold

Thursday May 14, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Thea Foundation 401 Main St #100, North Little Rock, AR 72114

5:30pm

Barge
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.

Following the Screening Arkansas Times Editor Lindsey Millar will lead a discussion Ben Powell and special guests from the film.  


Thursday May 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Ben Powell
  • Runtime 75 minutes

5:30pm

How to Change the World
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.

Documentary Editing Prize Winner, Sundance Film Festival 

Film Critic and Journalist Eric Hynes will lead a discussion with Ron Precious, the Cinematographer behind the never before seen archive, that brought this film to life. 


Thursday May 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Jerry Rothwell
  • Runtime 110 minutes

5:30pm

Funny Bunny
A hapless anti-childhood obesity crusader and a maternally neglected trust-funder bond as they vie for the heart of a troubled animal activist.

Karen Martin (Columnist and Film Critic of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) will sit down with Director Alison Bagnail for a Q and A following the screening.  


Thursday May 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Alison Bagnail
  • Runtime 85 minutes

5:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 5
Not Interested
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Matt Foss
Two door to door evangelists compete to the death for a conversion.

Southern Pride
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Nick Lane
When it seems their young son will be proposing to his girlfriend over dinner, a southern gay couple go on a walk and get into a fiery debate about the pros and cons of marriage.

The Making of "Sensitivity Training"
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Tanner Smith
Making a short film within 48 hours is a lot of work...but it's also a lot of fun! Team Flokati Films must write, shoot, and edit a short film in just two days. Hi-jinks ensue as they embark on their filmmaking journey.

The PaperBoy
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Thien Ngo
The road to becoming a Paperboy is a difficult journey. One must be able to throw newspapers with lethal accuracy, fend off dogs, master 10 speeds, and evade oncoming traffic.

'Twas the Night of the Krampus
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Donovan Thompson
On the eve of Christmas, Santa Claus must team up with the reluctant Bill the elf, to save the President's daughter from the terrifying Krampus.

I Hate Alphaman
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Hunter West
Everybody loves Alphaman. Except for Alex Arthur. To him he, he is the worst person imaginable. He's always messing everything up and ruining his plans. And honestly he's not that cool. The city is just being deceived. One day...One day he'll show them.

Vampire-Killing Prostitute
Runtime: 16 minutes
Director: Jordan Mears
Raven is a vampire-slaying prostitute hell-bent on exacting revenge for the death of her father 18 years ago. One night, after killing a vampire, Raven gets a surprise visit from a group of vampire hunters who need her help. 

Thursday May 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Theater at the Scottish Rite Temple 712 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

5:30pm

Short Films celebrating Civil Rights Movements Past and Present
The Crisis at Central High put Little Rock at the center of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's. In this special program three short films explore the past and future of the Civil Rights movement in America. Featuring: The Road to Little Rock, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, and Code Oakland. Following the screenings Arkansas based Artist and Activist Crystal C. Mercer, daughter of legendary civil rights Attorney Christopher C. Mercer, Jr., will lead a discussion with filmmakers in attendance and local Civil Rights leaders. 

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot is the story of a courageous group of Alabama students and teachers, who along with other activists, fight a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. Standing in their way - a century of Jim Crow, a resistant and segregationist state, and a federal government slow to fully embrace equality. They would face intimidation, violence, jail and even murder, to achieve one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era.

Road to Little Rock: This is the courageous story of one judge and nine teenagers who demonstrated enduring positive human qualities of courage, honor, determination, and responsibility. In 1957, nine African-American teenagers sought enrollment at an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. This untold story features never-before-seen interviews with three members of the Little Rock Nine and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. It blends current interviews with archival footage to tell the story of the integration of Central High School. Federal Judge Ronald Davies, from Fargo, North Dakota, followed the law, ignored political pressure and required the school district in Little Rock to integrate. His ruling provided great urgency for the desegregation of public schools and the course of the civil rights movement in America.

Code Oakland: As Silicon Valley spreads into Oakland in search of cheaper real estate, local social entrepreneurs are working to ensure that black youth not be left on the sidelines, but instead become leaders and even transformers of the tech revolution. But is Silicon Valley ready to be hacked?



Thursday May 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 90 minutes + Q&A

5:30pm

"Some Lives" World Shorts Block
The Resort
Runtime: 16 minutes
Director: Shadae Lamar Smith
Set in Tobago, The Resort is a film that gives an intriguing glimpse into the lives of workers in Caribbean tourism. The film explores the correlation between sexual politics and work. In doing so it contrasts the mundane realities of women to the shocking and unseen behavior of men in the tourism industry.

Chute Fighter
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Laurel Parmet
A teenage cowgirl takes action to get back the last connection she has with her dead father.

Tom in America
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Flavio Alves
Everyone has a secret

Lay in Wait
Runtime: 25 mintues
Director: Jonathan Ade
A young married woman in the midst of an affair loses her wedding ring in the woods and must find it before the sun sets.

Elgin Park
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Danny Yourd
Elgin Park dives into the life of Michael Paul Smith, a reclusive artist turned viral sensation, recognized for creating 1950s utopias out of pain, love, and miniature cars.

The Murder Ballad of James Jones
Runtime: 4 minutes
Director: Jesse Kreitzer
In 1993, Chicago blues singer James 'Tail Dragger' Jones, a protege of Howlin' Wolf, shot and killed fellow musician Boston Blackie during an on-stage performance.

Write with Me...
Runtime: 9 minutes
Director: Hannah Leshaw
A woman longs for a songwriting partner but, terrified of the vulnerability inherent in the act of creating, instead retreats into the safety of her mind. 

Thursday May 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 94 minutes

8:00pm

Crocodile Gennadiy
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.

Q and A with Director Steve Hoover.  


Thursday May 14, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Steve Hoover
  • Runtime 100 minutes

8:00pm

H.
Two women descend into madness after an alleged meteor strike sets off a series of strange events in their town of Troy, N.Y.

Philip Martin Film Critic (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) will sit down with Producer Matthew Thurm for a Q and A following the screening. 


Thursday May 14, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
  • Runtime 97 minutes

8:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 2
MatchMaker
Runtime: 2 minutes
Director: Robin Sparks
Finding your perfect mate takes on a whole new meaning in a dystopian society.

Hush
Runtime: 23 minutes
Director: Kenn Woodard
A psychological thriller based in a small, southern town - 'Where power breeds dirty politics and murder'.

Dim the Lights
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Dwight Chalmers
A Super 8 road trip edited in-camera takes the viewer to unexpected places.

The Pop N' Lock
Runtime: 2 minutes
Director: Jadon Barnes
Watch as your drunk childhood toys return from the club, when Mr. Lego proves to his lady Lego friend that he didn't leave ALL his moves on the dance floor.

Rapture Us
Runtime: 18 minutes
Director: Levi Agee
The rapture doesn't go quite as planned for one young man, but after meeting another of those left behind, things start looking up.

The Ask
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Edmund Lowry
Sometimes to get what you want you have to plan and rehearse the perfect sales pitch. And sometimes you just have to ask.

Contact
Runtime: 9 minutes
Director: Alexander Jeffery
Dr. Jake Clearwater, O.D. helps patients see the world more clearly, more beautifully. After losing the love of his life to his former best friend in high school, Jake has spent the years watching from afar. Now, upon the advent of silicone contact lenses, Jake sees his opportunity to pounce and reconnects with his old pal Darrin McAdam. 

Thursday May 14, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 71 minutes

8:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 6
Go to the Ball with Me, Jenny
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Cole Borgstadt
A quirky sixteen year old boy makes this video for a cute girl in his Language Arts class to ask her to their school’s Winter Ball.

Sassy & the Private Eye
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Tanner Smith
A private detective sets out to clear a humble Sasquatch’s name of murder.

Simple
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Scott McEntire
Sometimes packages need to be delivered discretely. That especially applies when those packages aren't exactly lawful. The problem is that when this is your line of work, you better be quick on your feet because you never know when you might be blamed for what is exactly inside that package.

The Whisperers
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Jason Miller
While home alone with his annoying little brother, a boy must uncover the source of strange, unintelligible whispers surrounding his family's isolated house.

Stay A While
Runtime: 4 minutes
Director: Michael Kelley
A young man and his girlfriend are happy together in all that they do until one night, the girlfriend disappears and the young man searches the streets in a frantic search.

Perfect Machine
Runtime: 25 minutes
Director: Jarrod Paul Beck
Non-compliant citizens Stevens 8936 and Warner 5963 discover the freedom of a forbidden world outside the confines of their oppressive society. 

Thursday May 14, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Theater at the Scottish Rite Temple 712 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

8:00pm

"This Life" World Shorts Block
The Suburbs Go On Forever
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Mark Day
A film exploring the facade of the suburban family and naivety towards sexual absolution through protagonist Felicity's affair with her professor.

The Youth
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Dehanza Rogers
A recent college graduate is frustrated that his life is going nowhere until an old friend offers him the opportunity to make a difference.

The Way Things Are
Runtime: 27 minutes
Director: Guy Nemesh
Iris lives in a big house in a good neighborhood. It was once full of life, now she is alone. Even when her family is around. When an old romance comes knocking, Iris has a sudden urge to break the boundaries of her home and spend a moment outside herself.

unmappable 
Runtime: 23 minutes
Directors:  Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma
unmappable weaves together the life and work of noted iconoclastic psychogeographer, and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood.

Stella Walsh
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Rob Lucas
Stella Walsh was one of the most celebrated female athletes on the planet. She had thousands of medals, ribbons, honors and fans from around the world. Her popularity continued for decades after winning a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she had ambiguous gender. 

Thursday May 14, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 94 minutes

9:00pm

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe. Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major, and do his cantankerous grandmother proud?

LRFF Programmer Levi Agee moderate a discussion with Director Bob Byington following the screening. 


Thursday May 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Bob Byington
  • Runtime 76 minutes

10:00pm

KABF Radio 'Summer of 85' Vinyl Dance Party
Bust out the stonewash kiddos we're celebrating one of the great summers for American Movies, or at least we thought so then; the summer of 1985! Presented by KABF Community Radio and Good Food by Ferneau. Michael Shaeffer will be spinning some of the 80's biggest hits. Enjoy wonderful food offerings by Donnie Ferneau. This evening is open to the following passholders: Filmmaker, Sponsor, Press, Gold, Silver, and Student. Tickets available to Non-passholders for $10 at the door. 


Thursday May 14, 2015 10:00pm - Friday May 15, 2015 1:00am
Good Food by Ferneau 521 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
 
Friday, May 15
 

10:00am

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 6
Go to the Ball with Me, Jenny
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Cole Borgstadt
A quirky sixteen year old boy makes this video for a cute girl in his Language Arts class to ask her to their school’s Winter Ball.

Sassy & the Private Eye
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Tanner Smith
A private detective sets out to clear a humble Sasquatch’s name of murder.

Simple
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Scott McEntire
Sometimes packages need to be delivered discretely. That especially applies when those packages aren't exactly lawful. The problem is that when this is your line of work, you better be quick on your feet because you never know when you might be blamed for what is exactly inside that package.

The Whisperers
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Jason Miller
While home alone with his annoying little brother, a boy must uncover the source of strange, unintelligible whispers surrounding his family's isolated house.

Stay A While
Runtime: 4 minutes
Director: Michael Kelley
A young man and his girlfriend are happy together in all that they do until one night, the girlfriend disappears and the young man searches the streets in a frantic search.

Perfect Machine
Runtime: 25 minutes
Director: Jarrod Paul Beck
Non-compliant citizens Stevens 8936 and Warner 5963 discover the freedom of a forbidden world outside the confines of their oppressive society. 

Friday May 15, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

10:30am

'Made in Arkansas': The Hanging of David O. Dodd
David Dodd, a 17 yr old confederate spy who is remembered as a martyr of the confederacy, is the center of this story. In cooperation with the Weekend theater, a play written for the stage by playwright Phillip H. McMath. The film blends the two and looks at how he is remembered 150 years after his death.

Friday May 15, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Huixia Lu and Will Scott
  • Runtime 55 minutes

10:30am

I Am the People
A look at the tumultuous events of Egypt’s revolutionary recent past from the point of view of a family living far from Tahir Square, I AM THE PEOPLE is a profound act of cinematic humanism. Few films have so deftly placed world-altering political upheavals in the context of real people’s lives the way Roussillon’s first feature does. Villagers work, make bread to eat and then sharply debate the potential consequences of Mubarak’s fall and the election of Morsi, which all plays out on their TV’s. Roussillon’s eye for unexpected beauty and her easy, playful, sometimes feisty relationship with her subjects make this one of the most radical, quietly surprising debuts in recent memory.


Friday May 15, 2015 10:30am - 12:15pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Anna Roussillon
  • Runtime 111 minutes

10:30am

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe. Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major, and do his cantankerous grandmother proud?

Filmmaker Dan Schecter (Supporting Characters, Life of Crime) will sit down with Director 
Bob Byington for a Q and A following the screening.  


Friday May 15, 2015 10:30am - 12:15pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Bob Byington
  • Runtime 76 minutes

12:30pm

Tired Moonlight
West’s first feature, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance, is a strange and glorious mix of idiosyncratic fiction, observational landscape documentary and bad poetry that is as fun as it is unclassifiable. Burnt-beautiful and flowing like a kinky creek, this 16mm portrait of West’s hometown in Montana is an affecting reminder that cinema can and should be the territory of the artist creating new forms by capturing and editing the particular world she inhabits. It may be called a “hybrid” by some, but no other film in recent memory demonstrates more beautifully that the divide between fiction and documentary is often meaningless.

Best Narrative Feature, Slamdance Film Festival 


Friday May 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Britni West
  • Runtime 76 minutes

12:30pm

Western
The Ross brothers' third film, like their previous two (45365 and TCHOUPITOULAS), is a patient and poetic study of a place that plays like an immersive, if understated, work of literature. Taking place on the US-Mexico border, in a town called Eagle Pass, Texas, WESTERN conjures the symbols of the old shootout genre, yet remains tethered to the vivid now. At once a tuneful song, a subtly entrancing narrative and a smart observational portrait, WESTERN confirms the Rosses as being among the most important filmmaking teams in America.

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking Sundance Film Festival and Lone Start Award SXSW Film Festival 

LRFF Cinematic Non-Fiction Programmer Robert Greene will lead a discussion with Producer Michael Gottwald


Friday May 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Bill Ross and Turner Ross
  • Runtime 92 minutes

12:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 3
Undefeated
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Nathan Willis
Undefeated tells the story of Terrance 'Tank' Dumas, a boxer with a history of battles both in and outside the ring. As he trains, works, cares for his family, and searches for opponents who will face him inside the ring, it is Terrance's persistence that makes him worth of the name 'Tank'.

Little Brother
Runtime: 6 minutes
Director: Eric White
Herbert was a boy like any other. He lived in a small, white home with only his mother, until one day she brought him home a baby brother. With his mother's attention divided, he decided one way or another, he was going to get rid of his little brother.

Spoonin' the Devil
Runtime: 22 minutes
Director: Michael Carpenter
After the death of her husband, Victoria, with her niece Samantha in tow, begrudgingly takes his ashes to their final resting place. Dumping spoonfuls of his ashes along the way.

Meredith
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Scott Eggleston
A man confesses an indiscretion to his wife. She retorts.

The Town Where Nobody Lives
Runtime: 20 minutes
Director: Al Topich
An older couple who has fallen out of love find their way to a mysterious town. That forces them to confront their true emotions, and therefore, each other. 

Friday May 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 75 minutes

12:30pm

"Adventure" World Shorts Block
Twelve Traditions
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Jonathan Cuartas 
Jack, an alcoholic, claims a ruthless killer is after him, but is anything he says believable?

The Other Side
Runtime: 20 minutes
Director: Scott Brown
Work is hard, love is tough, and bullets are cheap. At a perilous crossroads in their relationship, Kate and Abby find themselves embroiled in a botched burial job in the desert. Pitted against each other, a bloodthirsty gang of meth-heads, and bodies that just won't stay dead, our lovers must face the ultimate trial to prove themselves worthy in the face of imminent danger, death...and chicken.

Dust
Runtime: 27 minutes
Director: Mike Grier
In a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated them selves behind massive walled cities, a socially marginalized Tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the industrial society that has rejected his way of life.

Big Boy
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Bryan Campbell
Nine-year-old Dustin has never been allowed to use a public bathroom on his own. Now, in the middle of the night, at what appears to be a deserted highway rest stop, his parents permit him to go in alone where he encounters unforeseen dangers that take surprising and hilarious turns.

The Answers
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Michael Goode
Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean?

September Sketch Book
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Ronnie Cramer
September Sketch Book is an experimental film created using old school animation; over 5,400 drawings made with pen and paper. The film is abstract in nature, with sequences based on flags from around the world. 

Spearhunter
Runtime: 14 minutes
Director: Adam Roffman
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy. 

Friday May 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 93 minutes

2:15pm

Panel: Making a Million Dollar Films for Thousands
Directors Robert Byington (7 Chinese Brothers), Kent Osborn (Uncle Kent 2) and Dan Schechter (LRFF Alum - Supporting Characters) discuss how they stretch the dollar and utilize resources to make a film with a modest budget look and feel big. In the 45 minute discussion the filmmakers will talk about how there are no longer any excuses not to make films. From choosing a state to film in with the best Tax Rebates, to casting actors, to choosing the format to shoot on, this group of A-list indie directors will share the secrets that will help take your production to the next level. LRFF Programmer Justin Nikels will moderate. 

Friday May 15, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 2nd Floor Ron Robinson Theater
  • Runtime 45 minutes

3:00pm

Sweaty Betty
Is this film a sly prank? Is it the most amateurish movie to ever play the venerated SXSW Film Festival? Or is it a radical, handmade act of artistic defiance meant to reclaim a seemingly lost independent film aesthetic? That I don’t know the answer intrigues, frustrates and ultimately excites me. This sincere, messy, documentary/fiction whatsit manages to humanize characters that often get portrayed in the simplest, most destructive ways. It also looks like it was dropped from the sky untouched, like a found piece of (barely) edited home movie, magically imbued with a strange, living, everyday poetry. Two single, African American fathers get a dog. Two others in their neighborhood have a giant pig. That’s SWEATY BETTY.

LRFF Cinematic Non-Fiction Programmer Robert Greene will lead a discussion with Director Joe Frank.  


Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Joe Frank & Zack Reed
  • Runtime 94 minutes

3:00pm

God Bless The Child
Five siblings, left on their own, spend a summer's day full of fantasy and chaos.

Film Critic Philip Vandy Price (Reviews from a Bed) will sit down with Director Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck for a Q and A following the screening. 
 


Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
  • Runtime 94 minutes

3:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 5
Not Interested
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Matt Foss
Two door to door evangelists compete to the death for a conversion.

Southern Pride
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Nick Lane
When it seems their young son will be proposing to his girlfriend over dinner, a southern gay couple go on a walk and get into a fiery debate about the pros and cons of marriage.

The Making of "Sensitivity Training"
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Tanner Smith
Making a short film within 48 hours is a lot of work...but it's also a lot of fun! Team Flokati Films must write, shoot, and edit a short film in just two days. Hi-jinks ensue as they embark on their filmmaking journey.

The PaperBoy
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Thien Ngo
The road to becoming a Paperboy is a difficult journey. One must be able to throw newspapers with lethal accuracy, fend off dogs, master 10 speeds, and evade oncoming traffic.

'Twas the Night of the Krampus
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Donovan Thompson
On the eve of Christmas, Santa Claus must team up with the reluctant Bill the elf, to save the President's daughter from the terrifying Krampus.

I Hate Alphaman
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Hunter West
Everybody loves Alphaman. Except for Alex Arthur. To him he, he is the worst person imaginable. He's always messing everything up and ruining his plans. And honestly he's not that cool. The city is just being deceived. One day...One day he'll show them.

Vampire-Killing Prostitute
Runtime: 16 minutes
Director: Jordan Mears
Raven is a vampire-slaying prostitute hell-bent on exacting revenge for the death of her father 18 years ago. One night, after killing a vampire, Raven gets a surprise visit from a group of vampire hunters who need her help. 

Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

3:00pm

"Some Lives" World Shorts Block
The Resort
Runtime: 16 minutes
Director: Shadae Lamar Smith
Set in Tobago, The Resort is a film that gives an intriguing glimpse into the lives of workers in Caribbean tourism. The film explores the correlation between sexual politics and work. In doing so it contrasts the mundane realities of women to the shocking and unseen behavior of men in the tourism industry.

Chute Fighter
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Laurel Parmet
A teenage cowgirl takes action to get back the last connection she has with her dead father.

Tom in America
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Flavio Alves
Everyone has a secret

Lay in Wait
Runtime: 25 mintues
Director: Jonathan Ade
A young married woman in the midst of an affair loses her wedding ring in the woods and must find it before the sun sets.

Elgin Park
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Danny Yourd
Elgin Park dives into the life of Michael Paul Smith, a reclusive artist turned viral sensation, recognized for creating 1950s utopias out of pain, love, and miniature cars.

The Murder Ballad of James Jones
Runtime: 4 minutes
Director: Jesse Kreitzer
In 1993, Chicago blues singer James 'Tail Dragger' Jones, a protege of Howlin' Wolf, shot and killed fellow musician Boston Blackie during an on-stage performance.

Write with Me...
Runtime: 9 minutes
Director: Hannah Leshaw
A woman longs for a songwriting partner but, terrified of the vulnerability inherent in the act of creating, instead retreats into the safety of her mind. 

Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 94 minutes

5:30pm

(T)ERROR
Cabral and Sutcliffe’s award-winning debut feature is equal parts riveting cinematic narrative and shocking work of investigative journalism. The film tells the unbelievable story of Saeed “Shariff” Torres, an FBI informant with a dark past, who begins to track a man his bosses think is a potential domestic terrorist. That the film even exists is perhaps a miracle of serendipity, that it becomes such a complex, troubling, infuriating, ambiguous, mesmerizing experience is due to the clarity, resourcefulness and intelligence of the filmmaking.

Sundance Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature, Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Full Frame Film Festival 

LRFF Cinematic Non-Fiction Programmer Robert Greene will lead a discussion with Director Lyric R. Cabral. 


Friday May 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe
  • Runtime 93 minutes

5:30pm

Crocodile Gennadiy
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.

Al Jazeera America Chief Correspondent Christof Putzel will lead a discussin with Director Steve Hoover.  


Friday May 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Steve Hoover
  • Runtime 100 minutes

5:30pm

Applesauce
Every Tuesday night, radio talk show host Stevie Bricks invites his listeners to call in and share their stories. When one night he asks people to share the worst thing they’ve ever done, high school teacher Ron Welz can't resist. Big mistake—what he reveals sets off a chain of hilariously uncontrollable events adversely affecting his marriage and another couple. And when someone starts sending him body parts, his life really begins to fall apart.

Philip Martin Film Critic (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) will sit down with Director Onur Tukel for a Q and A following the screening.


Friday May 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Onur Tukel
  • Runtime 91 minutes

5:30pm

'Made in Arkansas': The Grace of Jake
Fresh out of prison, drifter musician Jake heads to Palestine, Arkansas, population 678, where his father lives and works. Jake has never met his father, but holds him responsible for all of life's troubles and is intent on revenge. Once he gets to this small town, big things start to happen and secrets are revealed.


Friday May 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Chris Hicky
  • Runtime 90 minutes

5:30pm

"One, Two" World Shorts Block
Biscayne World
Runtime: 11 minutes
Directors: Ahol Sniffs Glue, Michael Arcos, and Ellen Hertzler
An experimental animated documentary based on the insane everyday interactions on Biscayne Boulevard, as seen through the ubiquitous, iconic graffiti eyeballs of street artist Ahol Sniffs Glue.

one hitta quitta
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Ya'Ke Smith
A boy, who has never had to suffer the consequences for his actions, becomes severely addicted to internet violence, leading him to act out in violent ways himself.

Boxeadora
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Meg Smaker
19,000 to 1. A fighters heart in Cuba.

Day One
Runtime: 25 minutes
Director: Henry Hughes
On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

Hunter's Fall
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Peter J. McCarthey
When a bully is exposed for who he is, how will he react?

Bookin'
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: John Kirkscey
Two Memphis jookers (urban street dancers) and two ballet dancers fuse their distinct dance styles to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello at a famous Memphis juke joint.

Friday May 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 91 minutes

8:00pm

Uncle Kent 2
In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film Uncle Kent, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world.

Filmmaker Dan Schecter (Supporting Characters, Life of Crime) will sit down with Actor/Producer Kent Osborne for a Q and A following the screening. 


Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Todd Rohal
  • Runtime 73 minutes

8:00pm

'Made in Arkansas': The Phone in the Attic
A young woman becomes the prime murder suspect when those who institutionalized her begin dying.

Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Jim Long
  • Runtime 97 minutes

8:00pm

"Comes and Goes" World Shorts Block
TOUGH
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Alfonso Johnson
TOUGH is a story about an estranged father and son who reconnect after 11 years when they now discover that they share the same apartment complex. The cause for the disconnect was the father inability to deal with his sons lifestyle. This film confronts issues of identity, self awareness, fatherhood, and family. The title itself is a play on masculinity within the American society and within the African American community and asks the question 'What does it really mean to be tough and also accepted for who you really are?'

How to Stand Up for Yourself
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Sarah Hanssen
Learning to stand up for yourself is an exhaustive process. You've got to understand your opponent, chose your time wisely and gather enough strength to never back down.

Marathon
Runtime: 14 minutes
Director: Lauren Smitelli
A young woman stifled by her future sets out to find someone from her past. She soon realizes that the journey she’s embarked on might be more complicated than she imagined.

La Reina
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Manuel Abramovich
Memi prepares to become queen of the carnival. Lost in a world of grown-ups and trapped in her routine, she is torn between the glamour of pageant and the social pressure to become a winner.

The Art of Richard Thompson
Runtime: 22 minutes
Director: Bob Burnett
Richard Thompson has a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist on his mantelpiece. For a cartoonist, that's like winning an Oscar. Richard Thompson is admired, if not revered, by his peers. He first reached a wider audience with his weekly feature 'Richard's Poor Almanac' in The Washington Post. His daily cartoon 'Cul De Sac' was syndicated in 2007. Thompson was forced to stop drawing in 2012 due to Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Gold
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Brian Carlson
Redemption is found in the oddest of places. Jose Melendez found it inside a gold suit. In the documentary short Mr. Gold, filmmaker Brian Carlson explores how a 21-time felon and two time Maury show guest crafts a new life through becoming a street corner promoter.

Papa Machete
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Jonathan David Kane
Haitian farmer Alfred Avril is one of the last remaining masters of tire machèt, the indigenous martial art created by Haitian slaves to defeat Napoleon’s armies. Avril provides a bridge between his country’s traditional past and its troubled present. 

Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 92 minutes

8:00pm

Peace Officer
PEACE OFFICER is a feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigative skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide. Disturbing trends grown out of the war on drugs and the federal program that supplies military surplus to police in cities and small towns alike ultimately lead PEACE OFFICER to ask the question: what force is necessary to protect the lives of both officers and citizens?

Grand Prize Documentary SXSW, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival awarded Peace Officer the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights 

CBS News '60 Minutes' Producer Jeff Newton to lead a discussion with Director Scott Christopherson. 


Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:15pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber
  • Runtime 109 minutes

8:00pm

Breaking a Monster w/a performance from Unlocking the Truth
This rock n roll story of teenage African American metal band Unlocking the Truth and their white, old school manager Alan Sacks is sharp, precise and finely-tuned where many music documentaries are fatuous and self-congratulating. Veteran filmmaker Luke Meyer (Darkon) finds just the right observational moments to visually articulate the kids’ gloriously complex rise through the music industry. Meanwhile, the badass trio of 7th graders that make up the band manage to look wiser and cooler than everyone else. This is fun, perfectly crafted nonfiction cinema.

Following a Live mini-concert from Unlocking the Truth LRFF Cinematic Non-Fiction Programmer Robert Greene will lead a discussion with Director Luke Meyer and the band.


Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Luke Meyer
  • Runtime 97 minutes

9:00pm

Tale of Two Cities Junction Bridge Party
Ever partied on a bridge high above the River suspended between two great cities? Heres your chance! This party is definitly something you wont find anywhere else. Dance all night to the video/music mixes of VJ G Force. The party is open to the following passholders: Sponsor, Filmmaker, Press, Gold, Silver; and Student. Tickets also available at the door.

Meadors Adams & Lee is a proud sponsor of this centerpiece festival event. 


Friday May 15, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am
Junction Bridge 200 Ottenheimer Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201

11:00pm

Junction Bridge After Party at Crush Wine Bar
For the 9th year in a row, local entrepreneur, restraunteur and friend of the festival Joseph St Ana invites you to a party at his Argenta Arts district wine bar. The party is open to the following passholders: Sponsor, Filmmaker,Press, Gold, Silver; and Student. 


Friday May 15, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00am
Crush Wine Bar 318 N Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

11:00pm

Junction Bridge After Party at The Joint with Live Music
After you are done taking in the view high above the Arkansas River at the Junction Bridge Party, walk over to the Joint in the Argenta Arts District for an after party. The Big Dam Horns will perform. The party is open to the following passholders: Sponsor, Filmmaker,Press, Gold, Silver; and Student. Non-passholders may pay admission at the door


Friday May 15, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00am
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
 
Saturday, May 16
 

10:00am

H.
Two women descend into madness after an alleged meteor strike sets off a series of strange events in their town of Troy, N.Y.

Michael Cook Film Critic (Talk Business and Fox 16) will sit down with Producer Matthew Thurm for a Q and A following the screening.  


Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
  • Runtime 93 minutes

10:00am

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 6
Go to the Ball with Me, Jenny
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Cole Borgstadt
A quirky sixteen year old boy makes this video for a cute girl in his Language Arts class to ask her to their school’s Winter Ball.

Sassy & the Private Eye
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Tanner Smith
A private detective sets out to clear a humble Sasquatch’s name of murder.

Simple
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Scott McEntire
Sometimes packages need to be delivered discretely. That especially applies when those packages aren't exactly lawful. The problem is that when this is your line of work, you better be quick on your feet because you never know when you might be blamed for what is exactly inside that package.

The Whisperers
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Jason Miller
While home alone with his annoying little brother, a boy must uncover the source of strange, unintelligible whispers surrounding his family's isolated house.

Stay A While
Runtime: 4 minutes
Director: Michael Kelley
A young man and his girlfriend are happy together in all that they do until one night, the girlfriend disappears and the young man searches the streets in a frantic search.

Perfect Machine
Runtime: 25 minutes
Director: Jarrod Paul Beck
Non-compliant citizens Stevens 8936 and Warner 5963 discover the freedom of a forbidden world outside the confines of their oppressive society. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

10:00am

"This Life" World Shorts Block
The Suburbs Go On Forever
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Mark Day
A film exploring the facade of the suburban family and naivety towards sexual absolution through protagonist Felicity's affair with her professor.

The Youth
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Dehanza Rogers
A recent college graduate is frustrated that his life is going nowhere until an old friend offers him the opportunity to make a difference.

The Way Things Are
Runtime: 27 minutes
Director: Guy Nemesh
Iris lives in a big house in a good neighborhood. It was once full of life, now she is alone. Even when her family is around. When an old romance comes knocking, Iris has a sudden urge to break the boundaries of her home and spend a moment outside herself.

unmappable 
Runtime: 23 minutes
Directors:  Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma
unmappable weaves together the life and work of noted iconoclastic psychogeographer, and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood.

Stella Walsh
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Rob Lucas
Stella Walsh was one of the most celebrated female athletes on the planet. She had thousands of medals, ribbons, honors and fans from around the world. Her popularity continued for decades after winning a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she had ambiguous gender. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 94 minutes

10:30am

Barge
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.


Al Jazeera America Chief Correspondent Christof Putzel will lead a discussin with Director Ben Powell and special guests from the film.  


Saturday May 16, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Ben Powell
  • Runtime 75 minutes

12:30pm

Uncle Kent 2
In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film Uncle Kent, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world.

Filmmaker Dan Schecter (Supporting Characters, Life of Crime) will sit down with Actor/Producer Kent Osborne for a Q and A following the screening.  


Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Todd Rohal
  • Runtime 73 minutes

12:30pm

Sweaty Betty
Is this film a sly prank? Is it the most amateurish movie to ever play the venerated SXSW Film Festival? Or is it a radical, handmade act of artistic defiance meant to reclaim a seemingly lost independent film aesthetic? That I don’t know the answer intrigues, frustrates and ultimately excites me. This sincere, messy, documentary/fiction whatsit manages to humanize characters that often get portrayed in the simplest, most destructive ways. It also looks like it was dropped from the sky untouched, like a found piece of (barely) edited home movie, magically imbued with a strange, living, everyday poetry. Two single, African American fathers get a dog. Two others in their neighborhood have a giant pig. That’s SWEATY BETTY.

LRFF Cinematic Non-Fiction Programmer Robert Greene will lead a discussion with Director Joe Frank.   


Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sticky Fingerz Rock-N-Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Joe Frank and Zack Reed
  • Runtime 94 minutes

12:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 5
Not Interested
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Matt Foss
Two door to door evangelists compete to the death for a conversion.

Southern Pride
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Nick Lane
When it seems their young son will be proposing to his girlfriend over dinner, a southern gay couple go on a walk and get into a fiery debate about the pros and cons of marriage.

The Making of "Sensitivity Training"
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Tanner Smith
Making a short film within 48 hours is a lot of work...but it's also a lot of fun! Team Flokati Films must write, shoot, and edit a short film in just two days. Hi-jinks ensue as they embark on their filmmaking journey.

The PaperBoy
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Thien Ngo
The road to becoming a Paperboy is a difficult journey. One must be able to throw newspapers with lethal accuracy, fend off dogs, master 10 speeds, and evade oncoming traffic.

'Twas the Night of the Krampus
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Donovan Thompson
On the eve of Christmas, Santa Claus must team up with the reluctant Bill the elf, to save the President's daughter from the terrifying Krampus.

I Hate Alphaman
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Hunter West
Everybody loves Alphaman. Except for Alex Arthur. To him he, he is the worst person imaginable. He's always messing everything up and ruining his plans. And honestly he's not that cool. The city is just being deceived. One day...One day he'll show them.

Vampire-Killing Prostitute
Runtime: 16 minutes
Director: Jordan Mears
Raven is a vampire-slaying prostitute hell-bent on exacting revenge for the death of her father 18 years ago. One night, after killing a vampire, Raven gets a surprise visit from a group of vampire hunters who need her help. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

12:30pm

Harry Thomason Presents a 10th Anniversary Year Screening of "The Hunting of the President"

There can be no doubt that we live in one of the most tumultuous political climates of the nation’s history, a climate where politicians can be toppled on a whim, election results disputed in the country’s highest courts, and governors unceremoniously recalled. It’s enough to leave even the most cynical voter asking, how did this happen?

As another Clinton embarks on a run for the White House, join director Harry Thomason for a screening and discussion of the film "The Hunting of the President". 

Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry’s incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the nearly ten year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.

Following the screening CBS News 60 Minutes Producer Jeff Newton will lead a discussion with Director Harry Thomason, and Gene Lyons author of the book The Hunting of the President: The Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton on which the film was based.



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry
  • Runtime 89 minutes

12:30pm

"Adventure" World Shorts Block
Twelve Traditions
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Jonathan Cuartas 
Jack, an alcoholic, claims a ruthless killer is after him, but is anything he says believable?

The Other Side
Runtime: 20 minutes
Director: Scott Brown
Work is hard, love is tough, and bullets are cheap. At a perilous crossroads in their relationship, Kate and Abby find themselves embroiled in a botched burial job in the desert. Pitted against each other, a bloodthirsty gang of meth-heads, and bodies that just won't stay dead, our lovers must face the ultimate trial to prove themselves worthy in the face of imminent danger, death...and chicken.

Dust
Runtime: 27 minutes
Director: Mike Grier
In a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated them selves behind massive walled cities, a socially marginalized Tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the industrial society that has rejected his way of life.

Big Boy
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Bryan Campbell
Nine-year-old Dustin has never been allowed to use a public bathroom on his own. Now, in the middle of the night, at what appears to be a deserted highway rest stop, his parents permit him to go in alone where he encounters unforeseen dangers that take surprising and hilarious turns.

The Answers
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Michael Goode
Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean?

September Sketch Book
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Ronnie Cramer
September Sketch Book is an experimental film created using old school animation; over 5,400 drawings made with pen and paper. The film is abstract in nature, with sequences based on flags from around the world. 

Spearhunter
Runtime: 14 minutes
Director: Adam Roffman
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 93 minutes

1:00pm

'Made in Arkansas': The Hanging of David O. Dodd
David Dodd, a 17 yr old confederate spy who is remembered as a martyr of the confederacy, is the center of this story. In cooperation with the Weekend theater, a play written for the stage by playwright Phillip H. McMath. The film blends the two and looks at how he is remembered 150 years after his death.

Saturday May 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Huixia Lu and Will Scott
  • Runtime 55 minutes

2:30pm

Panel: Cinematic Non-Fiction: Art Against Expectations in Nonfiction
For the second year special guest programmer Robert Greene is presenting at the LRFF a sidebar competion in Cinematic Non-Fiction.  Documentaries that push against expectations of form have become commonplace on the film festival circuit and with audiences looking for something more than standard nonfiction. The need for artful storytelling is now somewhat taken for granted. So to stand out and to give their subjects and stories the best and biggest possible audiences, filmmakers are finding new ways to push against boundaries and formal conventions. Robert Greene will moderate a discussion about cinematic nonfiction with documentary journalist Eric Hynes and the directors of the artfully journalistic (T)ERROR, the smartly constructed BREAKING A MONSTER and the wildly experimental SWEATY BETTY. How do you stand out when everyone is making artful documentary?

Saturday May 16, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Filmmakers Lounge 2nd Floor Ron Robinson Theater
  • Runtime 45 minutes

3:00pm

Western
The Ross brothers' third film, like their previous two (45365 and TCHOUPITOULAS), is a patient and poetic study of a place that plays like an immersive, if understated, work of literature. Taking place on the US-Mexico border, in a town called Eagle Pass, Texas, WESTERN conjures the symbols of the old shootout genre, yet remains tethered to the vivid now. At once a tuneful song, a subtly entrancing narrative and a smart observational portrait, WESTERN confirms the Rosses as being among the most important filmmaking teams in America.

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking Sundance Film Festival and Lone Start Award SXSW Film Festival 

LRFF Cinematic Non-Fiction Programmer Robert Greene will lead a discussion with Producer Michael Gottwald.


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Bill Ross and Turner Ross
  • Runtime 92 minutes

3:00pm

Cartel Land
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.

Directing and Cinematogrpahy Award Winner, Sundance Film Festival 


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Matt Heineman
  • Runtime 98 minutes

3:00pm

God Bless The Child
Five siblings, left on their own, spend a summer's day full of fantasy and chaos.


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Bec
  • Runtime 94 minutes

3:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 1
Loser
Runtime: 8 minutes
Director: Andrew Lisle
As two brothers journey through high school together they find out that bullying impacts everyone differently forcing them to chose deadly consequences.

Forsaken
Runtime: 29 minutes
Director: Krisha Mason
A young woman struggling to overcome a tragic loss searches for purpose in her life. When her mother and sister offer no support, she discovers a friend who encourages her to not lose hope, but when tragedy strikes, she must decide if she can continue to live her life as she did before.

Monotony Broken
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: J.C. Cocker
Unsatisfied with life as she lives it, a young lady finds herself caught in the headlights of a stranger and chooses to turn it into a vivid life experience.

Stranger Than Paradise
Runtime: 1 minute
Director: Johnnie Brannon 
Since the death of the love of his life, the world that Bill once viewed has become nothing buy a Gray shell. While delivering roses to her grave, Phyllis comes back one last time to help Bill remember the love they once shared.

Rites
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Cody Harris
Ava, a 17 year old girl from a rural town in the mid south, has recently lost her mother, resulting in family tension. Her father rarely speaks to her and stays out late into the night. When clues start to arise, Ava sets out to find the truth behind his behavior and makes a shocking discovery.

The Dealer's Tale
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Justin Nickels 
A modern retelling of Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale.' Two hit men go on the search for Death and a mysterious boy helps them find him. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sticky Fingerz Rock-N-Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 75 minutes

3:00pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 4
The Tricycle
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: David Bogard
A small girl, emotionally deprived by her battling parents, longs for a loving family. She finds her happiness with a broken tricycle and her fantasies.

What Was Lost
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Romello Williams
After the tragic loss of his son, a father must find a way to deal with his loss.

Overgrown
Runtime: 3 minutes
Director: Bruce Hutchinson
An other-worldly being named Bindy spends her days roaming the woods collecting the world's unfulfilled promises and wishes.

Pyro
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Cole Borgstadt
A mild pyromaniac boy and his older brother struggle to adapt to changes after the death of their parents.

The Space Station
Runtime: 29 minutes
Director: Michael Sutterfield
A limousine ride home turns into an out of this world trip. Or does it? 

Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 76 minutes

3:00pm

"Explore" World Shorts Block
Swimming in Your Skin Again
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Terence Nance
A film about motherhood, banality, Miami, the water, the divine feminine, and how to sing in church in a way that calls forth your own adulthood.

Beach Week
Runtime: 18 minutes
Director: David Raboy
On their last day there, 20-year-old Natalie awakes to find that her best friend, Laure, has gone missing. Racked with anxiety, Natalie goes on the search - but as the day wears on, and mysterious omens reveal themselves, she suddenly becomes terrified of Laure's return.

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano
Runtime: 26 minutes
Director: Joshua Seftel
Photographer Phil Toledano has become obsessed with his future. Using DNA tests, fortune tellers, and a prosthetic makeup artist, he begins photographing the many dark possibilities that might await him — despite his wife’s pleas to abandon the project. Over three years, Toledano’s obsession alters him and his family forever.

Displacements
Runtime: 9 minutes
Director: Manuel Alvarez Diestro
Hong-Kong is one of the densest cities in the world. As there is no much space available, new towns are adjacent to the cemeteries. These days in Hong-Kong the world of the living coexists with the one of the dead. Meanwhile, Hong Kong inhabitants move from place to place. They are waiting for a final displacement.

Pequeño bloque de cemento con pelo alborotado conteniendo el mar 
Runtime: 16 minutes
Director: Jorge López Navarrete
A dog and a mare embark upon a voyage together. With every step they take, the differences between them become inevitably clearer, and yet the profound mutual knowledge they develop over time shows the potential to suddenly produce a luminous moment between the two.

When I Write
Runtime: 4 minutes
Director: Colin Wheeler
Locked in the cell of a Parisian psychiatric hospital, Antonin Artaud wrestles with a diseases that rewrites his memories with fantasy. To keep the madness away, Artaud must write a magic spell. The Blue Head, an avatar of Artaud's mind, tries in vain to signal the answer from beyond the flames of a fever dream. The two go on a journey through his microcosm, uncovering strange worlds and impossible landscapes. The search for magic is a desperate one and Artaud's sanity will be forfeit if he fails to find the answer behind the written page. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 96 minutes

5:30pm

(T)ERROR
Cabral and Sutcliffe’s award-winning debut feature is equal parts riveting cinematic narrative and shocking work of investigative journalism. The film tells the unbelievable story of Saeed “Shariff” Torres, an FBI informant with a dark past, who begins to track a man his bosses think is a potential domestic terrorist. That the film even exists is perhaps a miracle of serendipity, that it becomes such a complex, troubling, infuriating, ambiguous, mesmerizing experience is due to the clarity, resourcefulness and intelligence of the filmmaking.

Sundance Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature, Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Full Frame Film Festival 

Film Critic and Journalist Eric Hynes will lead a discussion with Director Lyric R. Cabral


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe
  • Runtime 89 minutes

5:30pm

How to Change the World
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.

Documentary Editing Prize Winner, Sundance Film Festival 

CBS News '60 Minutes' Producer Jeff Newton will lead a discussion with Ron Precious, the Cinematographer behind the never before seen archive, that brought this film to life.  


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Jerry Rothwell
  • Runtime 110 minutes

5:30pm

Applesauce
Every Tuesday night, radio talk show host Stevie Bricks invites his listeners to call in and share their stories. When one night he asks people to share the worst thing they’ve ever done, high school teacher Ron Welz can't resist. Big mistake—what he reveals sets off a chain of hilariously uncontrollable events adversely affecting his marriage and another couple. And when someone starts sending him body parts, his life really begins to fall apart.

Filmmaker Dan Schecter (Supporting Characters, Life of Crime) will sit down with Director Onur Tukel for a Q and A following the screening. 


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sticky Fingerz Rock-N-Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Onur Tukel
  • Runtime 91 minutes

5:30pm

Funny Bunny
A hapless anti-childhood obesity crusader and a maternally neglected trust-funder bond as they vie for the heart of a troubled animal activist.

Karen Martin (Columnist and Film Critic of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) will sit down with Director Alison Bagnail for a Q and A following the screening. 


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Alison Bagnail
  • Runtime 85 minutes

5:30pm

"Made in Arkansas" Shorts Block 3
Undefeated
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Nathan Willis
Undefeated tells the story of Terrance 'Tank' Dumas, a boxer with a history of battles both in and outside the ring. As he trains, works, cares for his family, and searches for opponents who will face him inside the ring, it is Terrance's persistence that makes him worth of the name 'Tank'.

Little Brother
Runtime: 6 minutes
Director: Eric White
Herbert was a boy like any other. He lived in a small, white home with only his mother, until one day she brought him home a baby brother. With his mother's attention divided, he decided one way or another, he was going to get rid of his little brother.

Spoonin' the Devil
Runtime: 22 minutes
Director: Michael Carpenter
After the death of her husband, Victoria, with her niece Samantha in tow, begrudgingly takes his ashes to their final resting place. Dumping spoonfuls of his ashes along the way.

Meredith
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Scott Eggleston
A man confesses an indiscretion to his wife. She retorts.

The Town Where Nobody Lives
Runtime: 20 minutes
Director: Al Topich
An older couple who has fallen out of love find their way to a mysterious town. That forces them to confront their true emotions, and therefore, each other. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 75 minutes

5:30pm

"Quirks" World Shorts Block
The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Melissa Sweazy
After a chance encounter with a beautiful girl and suffering a fatal accident, a young man arrives for his first day at work at The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention. Turns out he's not very good at his job.

Woman of the World
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Allison Cook
On a visit to Los Angeles, Rachel has an encounter with a celebrity that reminds her she is right where she belongs.

reConception
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Joe Petrilla
A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle's unexpected return.

Happy Hour
Runtime: 24 minutes
Director: Martin Rodahl
Ed Hope had to fire fifteen people today. He leaves work to commiserate with his friend, Roger. At the hideaway bar, Ed recalls an almost forgotten incident from his childhood, and in telling it reveals larger ideas of pain and loss that have shaped his entire life.

Miss Famous
Runtime: 13 minutes
Director: Shadae Lamar Smith
All Monica wants is to be wanted. But can she get past her fantasies in order see the truth about her life and desires? This film is part of the UCLA James Franco Collaborative.

Love in the Time of March Madness
Runtime: 9 minutes
Directors: Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano
Melissa Johnson hit 6'4'' tall in 8th grade. Although this made her an instant basketball star, Love in the Time of March Madness explores her hilarious and awkward true-life misadventures in romance as she dates shorter men and gets cheered or jeered wherever she goes. Blazing with honesty and dry humor, this animated 'tall short' about embracing difference is certain to disarm and delight.

Jake Plays First Base
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Josh Harrell
Jake just graduated to coach-pitch little league on his baseball team, and he's set the East Nashville Little League on fire! Needless to say, Jake has big plans for his baseball future. 

Saturday May 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 93 minutes

8:00pm

LRFF2015 Awards Gala at the Ron Robinson Theater
Join us at the Ron Robinson Theater for our annual awards Gala, followed by Crawfish, Bluegrass, and Beer! at the River Market Pavilion across the street.  Musical performance by Runaway Planet. This party is available to the following passholders: Sponsor, Filmmaker, Press, Gold, Silver, and Student. 


Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Old State House 300 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201

10:30pm

Awards Gala After Party at the Joint
After the awards Gala celebrate the winners with live music by Collin vs Adam and Mainland Divide. This party is available to the following passholders: Sponsor, Filmmaker, Press, Gold, Silver, and Student. Non-passholders can pay admission at the door


Saturday May 16, 2015 10:30pm - Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00am
The Joint 301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
 
Sunday, May 17
 

11:00am

Documentary Prize winners Crocodile Gennadiy and The Many Sad Fates of Mr Toledano
Golden Rock Documentary Feature Winner Crocodile Gennadiy and World Shorts Documentary Grand Prize Winner The Many Sad Fates of Mr Toledano to screen. 

Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 1:30pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) TBA
  • Runtime 90 minutes

11:00am

Narrative Prize winners Applesauce and the short The Way Things Are
Golden Rock Narrative Feature Winner Applesauce and World Shorts Narrative Grand Prize Winners 

Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 1:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) TBA
  • Runtime 90 minutes

2:00pm

Made in Arkansas Grand Prize Winners The Grace of Jake, The Whisperers, and Perfect Machine
Made in Arkansas Winners The Grace of Jake, The Whisperers, and Perfect Machine to Screen. 

Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) TBA
  • Runtime 90 minutes

2:00pm

White God
Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

Prize of Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival

The Community sponsor for this film is K-9 Camp Laughlin  


Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Kornél Mundruczó
  • Runtime 121 minutes

4:00pm

Panel: Music in Independent Film Production
Contemporary Films and television shows seem to be defined almost for the music used as by any other element a director has for helping tell their story, however what is the process for taking a project to the finished state with amazing songs and underscore.  This is a panel discussion to talk thru the creative and technical processes emphasizing the experiences in independent filmmaking. Whether you are a film maker or a musician this panel will help you navigate the sometimes obscure world of film music.  Panel will feature Music Supervisor Joel C. High and Arkansas Film Commissioner Christopher Crane . Other Panelists TBA



Sunday May 17, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Filmmakers Lounge 2nd Floor Ron Robinson Theater

4:45pm

Arkansas Times Best Southern Film Prize Winner Uncertain
Arkansas Times Best Southern Film Prize Winner Uncertain to screen. 

Sunday May 17, 2015 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Butler Center 409 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Runtime 90

4:45pm

Cinematic Non-Fiction Jury Prize Winner Sweaty Betty
Cinematic Non-Fiction Jury Prize winner Sweaty Betty to screen. Director Joe Frank in attendance. 

Sunday May 17, 2015 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) TBA
  • Runtime 90 minutes

7:00pm

Turbo Kid
It's only fitting that a film about the end of the world should close out the end of the festival. Turbo Kid boasts blood, BMX, and bizarre characters in an apocalyptic wasteland that is destined to be a cult classic. RKSS (Roadkill Superstar) directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell confidently display their love for the genre while creating a wholly original work through a classic hero narrative, catchy 80s synth soundtrack, and innovative and often hilarious gory VFX. After watching this film you will not only be inspired to buy a Nintendo Power Glove off of Ebay and try some sweet jumps on your 1983 Mongoose California Special but you will be inspired to be a better person.

LRFF programmer Levi Agee will sit down with Directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell for a Q and A following the Screening.  


Sunday May 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell
  • Runtime 89 minutes

9:30pm

Filmmaker Farewell Legendary Riverboat Cruise
One of the highlights of the LRFF is the clsoing night booze cruise down the Arkansas River. Think Sex Pistols on the River Thames in 1977, Little Rock style as we sail under the cities many bridges and past the riverboat barge traffic way outside of town. This party requires a special ticket. 

If the river is too high and the currents too dangerous to sail the party will take place at the River Dock. 

Sponsored by Nabholz Properties and Wigginton & Associates
 


Sunday May 17, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Mark Twain Riverboat 100 E Riverfront Park Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72114