Individual tickets are now on sale for events during the Arkansas Cinema Society’s Filmland. The films will be shown at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.
The 2019 edition kicks off with a special premiere screening on Wednesday, August 21. As part of the AETN’s Men and Women of Distinction series, there will be a premiere of Gov. Mike Beebe. Doors open at 5pm for a 6:30pm screening. The after-party will be in Sonny Williams’ Steak Room.
On August 22, Filmland’s curated programming officially gets underway with Troop Zero, which stars Viola Davis, McKenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan, and Allison Janney. Before the film, “Ensemble” and “Justitia” two short films from the ACS Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls will be screened. After the film, there will be a Q&A moderated by ACS founder Jeff Nichols with writer Lucy Alibar and director BERT. Doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm screening. The after-party will be at Buenos Aires Grill.
Academy Award winning documentary Free Solo takes the screen on Friday, August 23. After the film, there will be a discussion between ACS Baord Member Jayme Lemons and Oscar winning producer Evan Hayes. The after-party will be at The Rail Yard.
Based on the memoirs of Arkansan Garrard Conley, Boy Erased will be shown on Saturday, August 24. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges and Russell Crowe. Doors open at 5:30pm with the screening starting at 6:00pm. Following the movie, there will be a Q&A between Jeff Nichols and the film’s director Joel Edgerton. The after-party will be at The Rev Room.
On Sunday afternoon, August 25, Toy Story 4 will be shown. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, and others. Doors open at 2:00pm with the screening starting at 2:30pm. After the film, there will be a Q&A between Jeff Nichols and the film’s co-writer Andrew Stanton.
Stanton returns that evening for a screening of two episodes from Season 2 of “Stranger Things.” Chapters 5 and 6 will be shown. Doors open at 5:30pm and the showing starts at 6pm. There will be another Q&A between Nichols and Stanton following the episodes. The after-party will be at Lost Forty.
The schedule for the ACS Filmland Arkansas Program has not yet been announced. So stay tuned…..
While individual tickets are available (and on-sale now) many of the events sell-out. A Filmland pass is the best way to guarantee access to events. They are only $250 through August 17.