15 Highlights of 2015 – Little Rock Film Festival ends

LRFF EndOn September 30, 2015, the “Fin” screen appeared for the Little Rock Film Festival. The mark it has made to boost filmmaking and the artform of cinema will last for years to come.

Statement from the Little Rock Film Festival:

After 9 great years, each one bigger and arguably better than the last, The Little Rock Film Festival is retiring.

We are proud of the Arkansas filmmaking community that we have helped to inspire and promote, and pleased to have brought hundreds of the top independent filmmakers from around the World to Central Arkansas each year to share their work directly with audiences.

Along the way, we were able to show off our beautiful city and state, and provide the kind of cultural entertainment we believe is essential for a city like Little Rock, to attract and retain the young people it needs to prosper and compete.

Thank you to the sponsors, festivalgoers, filmmakers and volunteers who have been a part of this fantastic ride. We love you all.

Longtime Little Rock Film Festival programmer Justin Nickels has stepped in to make sure that the Little Rock Picture Show festival will continue.  It will take place in June 2016.

Several in the Little Rock arts and film community are trying to pick up the banner for a new Little Rock Film Festival. Stay tuned to 2016!

Final Day of 2015 Little Rock Picture Show

LRPS-Sponsors-Poster-1024x663No rest for the weary!  The last day of the 2015 Little Rock Picture Show starts at 11am with Backyard Blockbusters at the Studio Theatre.  The Last Survivors starts at 11:15 at Vino’s.

The afternoon features four blocks of shorts:

  • Arkansas Shorts Block 1 – 1:30 – Studio Theatre
  • International Shorts Block 3 – 1:45 – Vino’s
  • International Shorts Block 2 – 3:45 – Vino’s
  • Arkansas Shorts Block 2 – 4pm – Studio Theatre

At 5:45, Aura will be shown at Vino’s.  The final two screenings will take place at the Studio Theatre with filmmaker David Allen in attendance.  At 6:15, Boo will be shown.  Dog Soldiers will close out the 2015 edition of the Little Rock Picture Show at 8:15.

NOSFERATU with a live original score is a highlight of Saturday’s Little Rock Picture Show

LRPS NosferatuAt 9:15pm tonight at the Studio Theatre the silent film classic Nosferatu will be shown.  It will be accompanied by a live original score by Mainline Divide.  While it is a highlight of today’s activities with the Little Rock Picture Show, it is by no means the only film or music event of the day!

Things get going this morning with Apt 3D (11am – Public Theatre), Jackrabbit (11:15 – Studio Theatre with filmmakers Carleton Ranney, Destin Douglas and Rebecca Rose Perkins in attendance), and Time Lapse (11:15 – Vino’s).

This afternoon features The Divine Tragedies (1:30 – Public Theatre), Filmmaker Panel (2pm – Studio Theatre), International Shorts Block 2 (2pm – Vino’s), Dude Bro Party Massacre III (3:30 – Studio Theatre with filmmakers Jon Salmon, Alec Owen and Kelsey Gunn in attendance), International Shorts Block 1 (3:45 – Public Theatre) and Arkansas Shorts Block 2 (4pm – Vino’s).

The documentary Backyard Blockbusters will be shown at Vino’s at 5:45pm, while at 6pm a Music Composing Panel with Rocky Gray will take place at the Public Theatre.  At 7pm, The Last Survivors will be shown at the Studio Theatre. The Music Videos Block will be shown at 7:30 at the Public Theatre.  At 8pm, Apothecary, Ozark Shaman and Amonkst the Trees will be at Vino’s.  Capsule will be at the Public Theatre at 9:30.  Booyah! Dad will take the stage at the Studio Theatre at 11pm.

The night will end as the new begins at midnight with the Deep Red 40th Anniversary Screening at the Public Theatre.

Eleven hours of film and music today at Little Rock Picture Show

LRPS Mad MaxThe Little Rock Picture Show starts at 2:15 this afternoon and goes until past midnight.  It offers films and live music at three different venues in downtown.

This afternoon’s films are Apt 3D (2:15 – Studio Theatre), International Shorts Block 3 (3:15 – Public Theatre), Aura (3:30 – Vino’s) and International Shorts Block 1 (3:45 – Studio Theatre).

At 5:15, evening activities kick off with The Divine Tragedies at the Public Theatre. Arkansas Shorts Block 1 starts at 6pm at Vino’s.  At 6:30, Time Lapse starts at the Studio Theatre, while at 7:45 Capsule starts at the Studio Theatre.  A live performance of Mothwind, Feeble and Sol Inertia starts at 8pm at Vino’s.

At 8:45 Jackrabbit will be shown at the Studio Theatre.  Filmmakers Carleton Ranney, Destin Douglas and Rebecca Rose Perkins will be in attendance.  Madman Morgan takes the stage at 10:15 at the Public Theatre.  Around the corner, The Road Warrior will start at 11:15 at the Studio Theatre.

The Little Rock Picture Show runs tonight through August 9

LRPS-Sponsors-Poster-1024x663The Little Rock Picture Show presented by Kismet Entertainment will be held August 6-9 and feature the very best in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films from all over the globe. The Opening Night film at the Ron Robinson Theater is Dude Bro Party Massacre III with special guests Alec Owen, Jon Salmon and Kelsey Gunn in attendance for a special opening night unlike any other.

Then the festival moves to the Studio Theater, the Public Theater and Vino’s Brewpub for the rest of the weekend for films and fun. Passholders will have special discounts at Vino’s for the weekend.

Special events include a FREE screening of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, a live film score by Mainland Divide of the classic film Nosferatu, and panels and other events.

The festival will close out with a special double feature of Boo and Dog Soldiers both produced by Arkansas native David E. Allen.

FEATURES
Dude Bro Party Massacre III
The Last SurvivorsCapsule
Jackrabbit
Backyard Blockbusters
Aura
APT 3D
Time Lapse
The Divine Tragedies

SHORTS
Recoil
LiFi
Martian American
Sun Devil
Metamorphosis
Crash Course
Blackout
Emit
Sleepworking
Awakenings
The Peripheral
Separated
What’s Eating Dad?
Hadir and the Deepblack lullaby

ARKANSAS MADE
Twas the Night of the Krampus
Spectre-O-Scope
Sleep
Nightmare Asylum
Sassy & the Private Eye
Vampire-Killing Prostitute
Machined Infection
Immaculate
Elysian Equation
Little Brother
Silent But Deadly
The Town Where Nobody Lives
Rites
Firefly
War Dogs: The Bridge
Surrounded by Love
What Do You Do With a Red Right Hand?