While the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, there are other 2016 cultural landmarks that will be celebrated with screenings and special guests at HSDFF. The festival runs October 7-16 at the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs.
Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning actor Beau Bridges will serve as honorary co-chairs of the 25th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, running October 7-16 at the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa. Both men will attend the opening-night festivities on October 7, as they join an impressive list of celebrities, filmmakers and industry guests converging on Arkansas to celebrate HSDFF’s historic anniversary.
The critically acclaimed documentary Command and Control, chronicling nine white-knuckle hours following the 1980 missile explosion at a Titan II Launch Complex near Damascus, Arkansas, will be the opening night feature at the 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The film’s Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning director Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) will attend, as well as best-selling author Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation, Command and Control), along with producer Melissa Robledo and PBS American Experience Producer Mark Samels. Featured subjects Greg Devlin, a survivor of the explosion, and Skip Rutherford, current Dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School (UACS) of Public Service, will join the Q & A following the screening, along with others who were present that day in Damascus.
Ed Asner, who has won more Emmys than any other male actor, will attend the 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival to discuss his life, career, charity work and activism as the subject of the documentary My Friend Ed. Asner is best known for portraying Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff Lou Grant, as well as beloved film roles in Up and Elf. Asner’s Lou Grant co-star, Robert Walden, will also attend the festival and facilitate a Q&A with Asner and filmmaker Sharon Bakerafter the screening on October 15th.
The Arkansas Motion Picture Insititute, in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, present an Arkansas Premiere and Cast & Crew Screening of the feature motion picture, Greater, the inspiring life and legacy of Brandon Burlsworth, the greatest walk-on story in the history of college football.
The red carpet event will begin at 6:00 pm, with the open-seating screening at 7:00 pm. A dialogue with the filmmakers immediately following will be hosted by Bo Mattingly (Sports Talk with Bo) and feature Producer and Screenwriter Brian Reindl, Director and Screenwriter David Hunt, and Star Christopher Severio ("Brandon Burlsworth").
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – (July 27, 2016) The Film Society of Little Rock, a non-profit organization focused on providing innovative and unique programming and events, has announced the official lineup for the 2016 Kaleidoscope Film Festival to be held from August 18-21, 2016, at the Argenta Community Theater.
North Little Rock, Ark. — July 8, 2016 - The Film Society of Little Rock, a non-profit organization focused on providing innovative and unique programming and events, is announcing a special screening of the new feature film, “White Nights,” at Kaleidoscope, at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 19 at Argenta Community Theater. The screening is sponsored by Argenta Wealth Management.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – (June 21, 2016) The Film Society of Little Rock, a non-profit organization focused on providing innovative and unique programming and events, is proud to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community and filmmakers with Kaleidoscope, a film festival set for August 18 to 21, 2016.