Rock the Oscars: Kathryn Tucker and the Arkansas Cinema Society

Filmmaker Kathryn Tucker returned to her native Little Rock a few years ago after spending time in New York (four years) and Los Angeles (six years). In NYC, she worked for Miramax Films. She left Miramax to help make an independent film (Loggerheads) in North Carolina that was accepted at Sundance. She then moved the LA for 6 years and became of member of the Director’s Guild of America (DGA).

During that time she worked with a wide range of movie stars, including Oscar winners Nicole Kidman, Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn, Michael Arndt, and Melissa Leo as well Oscar nominees Tom Cruise, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin.

She returned to Little Rock (where she was a 1996 graduate of LR Central High) and has produced an award winning short (“One Please”) and a feature (All the Birds Have Flown South) written by the Miller brothers.

In 2017, she and her fellow Central High alum Jeff Nichols announced the creation of the Arkansas Cinema Society.  It launched with a four day Premiere in August which has been followed by screenings and workshops in subsequent months.  In February 2018, it will launch the Homegrown Film Series to give Arkansas filmmakers a venue and a voice in their communities.

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