Argenta Film Series plans memorial screening of 'Bandit' for Hal Needham | Rock Candy

Monday, November 4, 2013

Argenta Film Series plans memorial screening of 'Bandit' for Hal Needham

Posted By on Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM

click to enlarge Needham in Little Rock in 2011 - LEON TIDWELL
  • Leon Tidwell
  • Needham in Little Rock in 2011
We were saddened to learn of the death of Arkansas born stuntman, writer and director Hal Needham on Oct. 25. I interviewed Hal in 2011, prior to his appearance at the Little Rock Film Festival, and found him to be one of the most humble, amazing, down-to-earth geniuses I've ever met — a brilliant innovator who lived a truly great American life.  

The Little Rock Film Festival, which gave Needham a lifetime achievement award in 2011 during his trip to Arkansas, plans to pay homage to the great man via the Argenta Film Series and a free showing of Needham's most famous directing effort, 1977's "Smokey and the Bandit." You can watch ol' 'Bandit' run at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street in NLR. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so you'll have to RSVP at this link. 

Will there be a few cans of Coors smuggled into that screening? All signs point to: Put that hammer down and give it hell, Snowman. 

BONUS: Here, if you're interested, is NPR host Terry Gross interviewing Needham  when his autobiography came out in 2011. It's a riveting piece of radio, featuring a real original.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by David Koon

  • DOJ: IBERIABANK will pay $11.6M over insurance certifications

    IBERIABANK, a financial institution headquartered in Lafayette, La. with branches all over Arkansas, will pay over $11.6 million for what the Department of Justice says were violations of the federal False Claims Act in which IBERIABANK falsely certified documents in order to obtain mortgage insurance on loans from the Federal Housing Administration.
    • Dec 8, 2017
  • Brake light repair event this Saturday hopes to foil questionable police stops

    On Saturday, a group is hoping to help low-income residents of Central Arkansas remove one major reason for questionable police stops by hosting an event where they will replace brakelight bulbs and tape up cracked taillights for free.
    • Dec 8, 2017
  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.
    • Dec 8, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Conflicts of interest in the legislatures

    The Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press collaborated for a project aimed at highlighting state legislators whose lawmaking might be affected by private business interests.
  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.
  • Cats and dogs

    I've always been leery of people who dislike animals. To my wife and me, a house without dog hair in the corners and a cat perched on the windowsill is as barren as a highway rest stop. We're down to three dogs and two cats, the smallest menagerie we've had for years.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation