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2015 Little Rock Film Festival schedule 

Thursday through Sunday.

Films, directors, running times at the Bill and Margaret Clark Room, 3rd floor of Ottenheimer Hall in the River Market; the Butler Center in the Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Ave.; Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.; the Scottish Rite Temple, 712 Scott St.; the Joint, 301 Main St.; the Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave.; and others as noted.

Thursday, May 14

12:30 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 4. Five short films: "The Tricycle," dir. David Bogard; "What Was Lost," dir. Romello Williams; "Overgrown," dir. Bruce Hutchinson; "Pyro," dir. Cole Borgstadt; "The Space Station," dir. Michael Sutterfield. 76 mins. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

1 p.m. "The Chinese Mayor," dir. Hao Zhou. 89 min. Butler Center.

1 p.m. "Breaking a Monster," dir. Luke Meyer. 93 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

3 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 1. Six short films: "Loser," dir. Andrew Lisle; "Forsaken," dir. Krisha Mason; "Monotony Broken," dir. J.C. Cocker; "Stranger Than Paradise," dir. Johnnie Brannon; "Rites," dir. Cody Harris; "The Dealer's Tale," dir. Justin Nickels. 75 min. The Joint.

3 p.m. World Shorts: "Comes and Goes." Seven short films: "TOUGH," dir. Alfonso Johnson; "How to Stand Up for Yourself," dir. Sarah Hanssen; "Marathon," dir. Lauren Smitelli; "La Reina," dir. Manuel Abramovich; "The Art of Richard Thompson," dir. Bob Burnett; "Mr. Gold," dir. Brian Carlson; "Papa Machete," dir. Jonathan David Kane. 92 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

3:15 p.m. "Uncertain," dirs. Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands. 82 min. Butler Center.

3:15 p.m. "Krisha," dir. Trey Edward Shults. 83 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

4 p.m. Filmmaker welcome reception at the Thea Foundation. With music by The Late Romantics. Open to sponsor, filmmaker, press and gold passholders. 401 Main St., North Little Rock.

5:30 p.m. "Barge," dir. Ben Powell. 75 min. Butler Center.

5:30 p.m. "How to Change the World," dir. Jerry Rothwell. 110 min. Clinton School of Public Service.

5:30 p.m. "Funny Bunny," dir. Alison Bagnall. 85 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

5:30 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 5. Seven short films: "Not Interested," dir. Matt Foss; "Southern Pride," dir. Nick Lane; "The Making of 'Sensitivity Training'," dir. Tanner Smith; "The PaperBoy," dir. Thien Ngo; " 'Twas the Night of the Krampus," dir. Donovan Thompson; dir. "I Hate Alphaman," dir. Hunter West; "Vampire-Killing Prostitute," dir. Jordan Mears. 76 min. Theater at the Scottish Rite Temple.

5:30 p.m. Civil Rights Movement shorts past and present. Three short films: "Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot," "Road to Little Rock" and "Code Oakland." 90 min. The Joint.

5:30 p.m. World Shorts: "Some Lives." "The Resort," dir. Shadae Lamar Smith; "Chute Fighter," dir. Laurel Parmet; "Tom in America," dir. Flavio Alves; "Lay in Wait," dir. Jonathan Ade; "Elgin Park," dir. Danny Yourd; "The Murder Ballad of James Jones," dir. Jesse Kreitzer; "Write with Me ...," dir. Hannah Leshaw. 94 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

8 p.m. "Crocodile Gennadiy," dir. Steve Hoover. 100 min. Clinton School of Public Service.

8 p.m. "H.," dirs. Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia. 97 min. Butler Center.

8 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 2. Seven short films: "MatchMaker," dir. Robin Sparks; "Hush," dir. Kenn Woodard; "Dim the Lights," dir. Dwight Chalmers; "The Pop N' Lock," dir. Jadon Barnes; "Rapture Us," dir. Levi Agee; "The Ask," Edmund Lowry; "Contact," dir. Alexander Jeffrey. 71 min. The Joint.

8 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 6. Six short films: "Go to the Ball with Me, Jenny," dir. Cole Borgstadt; "Sassy & the Private Eye," dir. Tanner Smith; "Simple," dir. Scott McEntire; "The Whisperers," dir. Jason Miller; "Stay a While," dir. Michael Kelley; "Perfect Machine," dir. Jarrod Paul Beck. 76 min. Theater at Scottish Rite Temple.

8 p.m. World Shorts: "This Life." Five short films: "The Suburbs Go on Forever," dir. Mark Day; "The Youth," dir. Dehanza Rogers; "The Way Things Are," dir. Guy Nemesh; "unmappable," dirs. Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma; "Stella Walsh," dir. Rob Lucas. 94 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

9 p.m. "7 Chinese Brothers," dir. Robert Byington. 76 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

10 p.m. KABF Radio "Summer of 85" Vinyl Dance Party. With DJ Michael Schaeffer. Open to filmmaker, sponsor, press, gold, silver and student passholders or $10 at the door. 180 min. Good Food by Ferneau, 521 Main St., North Little Rock.

Friday, May 15

10 a.m. "Made in Arkansas" 6. Six short films: "Go to the Ball with Me, Jenny," dir. Cole Borgstadt; "Sassy & the Private Eye," dir. Tanner Smith; "Simple," dir. Scott McEntire; "The Whisperers," dir. Jason Miller," "Stay a While," dir. Michael Kelley; "Perfect Machine," dir. Jarrod Paul Beck. 76 min. The Joint.

10:30 a.m. "The Hanging of David O. Dodd," dirs. Huixia Lu and Will Scott. 55 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

10:30 a.m. "I Am the People," dir. Anna Roussillon. 111 min. Butler Center.

10:30 a.m. "7 Chinese Brothers," dir. Robert Byington. 76 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

12:30 p.m. "Tired Moonlight," dir. Britni West. 76 min. Butler Center.

12:30 p.m. "Western," dirs. Bill Ross and Turner Ross. 92 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

12:30 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 3. Five short films: "Undefeated," dir. Nathan Willis; "Little Brother," dir. Eric White; "Spoonin' the Devil," dir. Michael Carpenter; "Meredith," dir. Scott Eggleston; "The Town Where Nobody Lives," dir. Al Topich. 75 min. The Joint.

12:30 p.m. World Shorts: "Adventure." Seven short films: "Twelve Traditions," dir. Jonathan Cuartas; "The Other Side," dir. Scott Brown; "Dust," dir. Mike Grier; "Big Boy," dir. Bryan Campbell; "The Answers," dir. Michael Goode; "September Sketch Book," dir. Ronnie Cramer; "Spearhunter," dir. Adam Roffman. 93 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

2:15 p.m. Panel discussion: Making million-dollar films for thousands. Directors Robert Byington ("7 Chinese Brothers"), Kent Osborn ("Uncle Kent 2") and Dan Schechter ("Supporting Characters") discuss working with a modest budget. 45 min. Ron Robinson Theater, second floor.

3 p.m. "Sweaty Betty," dirs. Joe Frank and Zack Reed. 94 min. Butler Center.

3 p.m. "God Bless the Child," dirs. Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck. 94 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

3 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 5. Seven short films: "Not Interested," dir. Matt Foss; "Southern Pride," dir. Nick Lane; "The Making of 'Sensitivity Training'," dir. Tanner Smith; "The PaperBoy," dir. Thien Ngo; " 'Twas the Night of the Krampus," dir. Donovan Thompson; dir. "I Hate Alphaman," dir. Hunter West; "Vampire-Killing Prostitute," dir. Jordan Mears. 76 min. The Joint.

3 p.m. World Shorts: "Some Lives." "The Resort," dir. Shadae Lamar Smith; "Chute Fighter," dir. Laurel Parmet; "Tom in America," dir. Flavio Alves; "Lay in Wait," dir. Jonathan Ade; "Elgin Park," dir. Danny Yourd; "The Murder Ballad of James Jones," dir. Jesse Kreitzer; "Write with Me ...," dir. Hannah Leshaw. 94 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

5:30 p.m. "(T)ERROR," dirs. Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe. 93 min. Clinton School of Public Service.

5:30 p.m. "Crocodile Gennadiy," dir. Steve Hoover. 100 min. Butler Center.

5:30 p.m. "Applesauce," dir. Onur Tukel. 91 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

5:30 p.m. "The Grace of Jake," dir. Chris Hicky. 90 min. The Joint.

5:30 p.m. World Shorts: "One, Two." Six short films. "Biscayne World," dirs. Ahol Sniffs Glue, Michael Arcos and Ellen Hertzler; "one hitta quitta," dir. Ya'Ke Smith; "Boxeadora," dir. Meg Smaker; "Day One," dir. Henry Hughes; "Hunter's Fall," dir. Peter J. McCarthy; "Bookin'," dir. John Kirkscey. 91 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

8 p.m. "Uncle Kent 2," dir. Todd Rohal. 73 min. Butler Center.

8 p.m. "The Phone in the Attic," dir. Jim Long. 97 min. The Joint.

8 p.m. World Shorts: "Comes and Goes." Seven short films: "TOUGH," dir. Alfonso Johnson; "How to Stand Up for Yourself," dir. Sarah Hanssen; "Marathon," dir. Lauren Smitelli; "La Reina," dir. Manuel Abramovich; "The Art of Richard Thompson," dir. Bob Burnett; "Mr. Gold," dir. Brian Carlson; "Papa Machete," dir. Jonathan David Kane. 92 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

8 p.m. "Peace Officer," dirs. Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber. 109 min. Clinton School of Public Service.

8 p.m. "Breaking a Monster," dir. Luke Meyer. 97 min. Ron Robinson Theater. With a post-screening concert by the film's subject, Unlocking the Truth.

9 p.m. Tale of Two Cities Junction Bridge Party. With VJ g-force. Free to sponsor, filmmaker, press, gold, silver and student passholders. Tickets also available. 180 min. Junction Bridge.

11 p.m. Junction Bridge After-Party at Crush. Open to sponsor, filmmaker, press, gold, silver and student passholders. 180 min. Crush Wine Bar, 318 N. Main St., North Little Rock.

11 p.m. Junction Bridge After-Party at The Joint. With live music from The Big Dam Horns. Free to sponsor, filmmaker, press, gold, silver and student passholders. Tickets also available. 180 min. The Joint.

Saturday, May 16

10 a.m. "H." dirs. Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia. 97 min. Butler Center.

10 a.m. "Made in Arkansas" 6. Six short films: "Go to the Ball with Me, Jenny," dir. Cole Borgstadt; "Sassy & the Private Eye," dir. Tanner Smith; "Simple," dir. Scott McEntire; "The Whisperers," dir. Jason Miller," "Stay a While," dir. Michael Kelley; "Perfect Machine," dir. Jarrod Paul Beck. 76 min. The Joint.

10 a.m. World Shorts: "This Life." Five short films: "The Suburbs Go on Forever," dir. Mark Day; "The Youth," dir. Dehanza Rogers; "The Way Things Are," dir. Guy Nemesh; "unmappable," dirs. Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma; "Stella Walsh," dir. Rob Lucas. 94 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

10:30 a.m. "Barge," dir. Ben Powell. 75 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

12:30 p.m. "Uncle Kent 2," dir. Todd Rohal. 73 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

12:30 p.m. "Sweaty Betty," dirs. Joe Frank and Zack Reed. 94 min. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack.

12:30 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 5. Seven short films: "Not Interested," dir. Matt Foss; "Southern Pride," dir. Nick Lane; "The Making of 'Sensitivity Training'," dir. Tanner Smith; "The PaperBoy," dir. Thien Ngo; " 'Twas the Night of the Krampus," dir. Donovan Thompson; dir. "I Hate Alphaman," dir. Hunter West; "Vampire-Killing Prostitute," dir. Jordan Mears. 76 min. The Joint.

12:30 p.m. "The Hunting of the President" with dir. Harry Thomason and author Gene Lyons. 89 min. Clinton School of Public Service.

12:30 p.m. World Shorts: "Adventure." Seven short films: "Twelve Traditions," dir. Jonathan Cuartas; "The Other Side," dir. Scott Brown; "Dust," dir. Mike Grier; "Big Boy," dir. Bryan Campbell; "The Answers," dir. Michael Goode; "September Sketch Book," dir. Ronnie Cramer; "Spearhunter," dir. Adam Roffman. 93 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

1 p.m. "The Hanging of David O. Dodd," dirs. Huixia Lu and Will Scott. 55 min. Butler Center.

2:30 p.m. Panel discussion: "Cinematic Non-Fiction: Art Against Expectations in Nonfiction," Filmmaker and Little Rock Film Festival programmer Robert Greene moderates with journalist Eric Hynes, filmmakers Luke Meyer ("Breaking a Monster"), Joe Frank and Zack Reed ("Sweaty Betty") and Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe ("(T)ERROR"). 45 min. Ron Robinson Theater, second floor.

3 p.m. "Western," dirs. Bill Ross and Turner Ross. 92 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

3 p.m. "Cartel Land," dir. Matt Heineman. 98 min. Clinton School of Public Service.

3 p.m. "God Bless the Child," dirs. Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck. 94 min. Butler Center.

3 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 1. Six short films: "Loser," dir. Andrew Lisle; "Forsaken," dir. Krisha Mason; "Monotony Broken," dir. J.C. Cocker; "Stranger than Paradise," dir. Johnnie Brannon; "Rites," dir. Cody Harris; "The Dealer's Tale," dir. Justin Nickels. 75 min. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack.

3 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 4. Five short films: "The Tricycle," dir. David Bogard; "What Was Lost," dir. Romello Williams; "Overgrown," dir. Bruce Hutchinson; "Pyro," dir. Cole Borgstadt; "The Space Station," dir. Michael Sutterfield. 76 mins. The Joint.

3 p.m. World Shorts: "Explore." Six short films: "Swimming in Your Skin Again," dir. Terence Nance; "Beach Week," dir. David Raboy; "The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano," dir. Joshua Seftel; "Displacements," dir. Manuel Alvarez Diestro; "Pequeño bloque de cemento con pelo alborotado conteniendo el mar," dir. Jorge Lopez Navarrete; "When I Write," dir. Colin Wheeler. 96 min. Bill and Margaret Clark Room.

5:30 p.m. "(T)ERROR," dirs. Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe. 93 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

5:30 p.m. "How to Change the World," dir. Jerry Rothwell. 110 min. Clinton School of Public Service.

5:30 p.m. "Applesauce," dir. Onur Tukel. 91 min. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack.

5:30 p.m. "Funny Bunny," dir. Alison Bagnall. 85 min. Butler Center.

5:30 p.m. "Made in Arkansas" 3. Five short films: "Undefeated," dir. Nathan Willis; "Little Brother," dir. Eric White; "Spoonin' the Devil," dir. Michael Carpenter; "Meredith," dir. Scott Eggleston; "The Town Where Nobody Lives," dir. Al Topich. 75 min. The Joint.

8 p.m. Awards gala. With all-you-can-eat crawfish, drinks and music by Runaway Planet. Open to sponsor, filmmaker, press, gold, silver and student passholders. Online tickets available, too. 180 min. Old State House Museum.

10:30 p.m. Awards gala after-party. With music by Collin vs. Adam and Mainland Divide. Open to sponsor, filmmaker, press, gold, silver and student passholders. Tickets also available at the door.

Sunday, May 17

11 a.m. Golden Rock Documentary Feature Winner and World Shorts Narrative Winner. Butler Center.

11 a.m. Golden Rock Narrative Feature Winner and World Shorts Narrative Winner. Ron Robinson Theater.

2 p.m. Made in Arkansas grand prize winners. Butler Center

2 p.m. "White God," dir. Kornél Mundruczó. 121 min., Ron Robinson Theater.

4 p.m. Panel discussion: "Music in Independent Film Production." With music supervisor Joel C. High, Arkansas Film Commissioner Christopher Crane and others. 45 min. Ron Robinson Theater, second floor.

4:45 p.m. Arkansas Times Best Southern Film Prize Winner. Butler Center.

4:45 p.m. Cinematic Non-Fiction Grand Prize Winner. Ron Robinson Theater

7 p.m. "Turbo Kid," dirs. Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell. 89 min. Ron Robinson Theater.

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