‘Filmland 2021’ introduces new veteran filmmakers

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Five feature films, 12 shorts and seven student shorts from 23 new and veteran Arkansas filmmakers will screen as part of the Arkansas Cinema Society’s “Filmland 2021”, a hybrid event with the drive-in “Filmland in the Park “, September 30 through Oct. 3 at Little Rock’s MacArthur Park on East Ninth Street.

Food trucks will be available every evening.

The festival also features workshops for filmmakers of all ages led by Jeff Nichols, Graham Gordy, Christina McLarty Arquette and Mario Troncoso.

Feature films on the program:

• “Rap Squad” directed by Nathan Willis

• “88.3 FM & La Voix du Peuple” directed by John Tarpley

• “Beautiful People” directed by Shane White

• “A Place Called Home” directed by Kiel Thorlton

• “The lights are off and my eyes are dark” directed by Noah Woods

The shorts:

• “I Have No Desire to Suffer, in Reality, or in Retrospect” directed by Ebony Meyers

• “A Violent Storm” directed by Timothy Barnett

• “Shattered Dreams” directed by Thomas James Deeter

• “Blood on the Risers” directed by Caleb Fanning

• “Cortland” directed by Emma Thatcher

• “Boss Babes” directed by Corey Clifford and Ryan Lagod

• “Ms. Blue” directed by Mary McDade Casteel

• “The Wolf” directed by Timothy Barnett

• “Harvey & Sunshine” directed by Damon McKinnis, Madeleine Noel Murden, Madison De La Garza

• “Nighthawks” directed by Nolan Dean

• “Patient Justice” directed by Lesa Wolfe Crowell

• “Digital Peruggias” directed by Keith Andrew Hudson

Student shorts:

• “Once Forgotten” directed by Obed Lamey

• “GALÈNE” directed by Tanner Manasco

• “Father” directed by Sophie Barnes

• “Salas De Piel” directed by David C. Cruz

• “Jelly” directed by Jack Barr

• “Pâtisserie” directed by Daniel Beltram

• “One of These Days” directed by Clayton Henderson

Short Film Audience Award winners will screen ahead of the films Saturday and Sunday night on a 40-foot screen, and the audience-winning feature film will be screened in 2022 as part of the company’s Homegrown film series.

Streaming and voting take place September 24-29. For more details and ticket information, visit filmland.org or arkansascinemasociety.org.


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