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Richard Linklater, Jeff Nichols, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen in Little Rock for Arkansas Cinema Society's "Filmland"

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:45 AM

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The Arkansas Cinema Society announced a portion of the star-studded lineup for “Filmland,” its annual film festival, set Aug. 23-26. Richard Linklater’s ("Dazed and Confused," "Boyhood," "School of Rock") 1998 heist film “The Newton Boys” is the first screening, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and he and fellow filmmaker Jeff Nichols will discuss the film afterward. The after-party will be at Cache Restaurant.

Friday’s screenings are devoted to Arkansas filmmakers: Jennifer Gerber’s “The Revival,” 12:30 p.m.; Amman Abbasi’s “Dayveon,” 4 p.m.; and the Arkansas premiere of Daniel Campbell and Graham Gordy’s “Antiquities,” 7:30 p.m. (All screenings are followed by a discussion with the filmmakers with Nichols moderating. The “Antiquities” discussion will include actor Mary Steenburgen and executive producer Gary Newton.)

“Including more Arkansas productions in Filmland has been a top priority for ACS,”
Executive Director Kathryn Tucker said. “We want to give local filmmakers a bigger
platform to amplify their work and reach more people.”

Steenburgen returns Saturday for a screening and discussion of episodes of Will Forte’s Fox series “Last Man on Earth,” 12:30 p.m., with Forte, Steenburgen John Solomon and Ted Danson joining Nichols onstage for a Q&A session. Next up: Forte’s “MacGruber,” 4 p.m., after which Forte and Soloman will be joined by Steenburgen, Nichols and director (and “Lonely Island” star) Jorma Taccone. Finally, the documentary “Survivor’s Guide to Prison” screens, 7:30 p.m., with a discussion from producers Christina and David Arquette and writer/director Matthew Cooke afterward. Saturday’s after-party kicks off at 9 p.m. at the Rev Room, with music from Phoenix.

Finally, a block of Arkansas Shorts screens 12:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by Josh and Miles Miller’s “All the Birds Have Flown South,” 4 p.m.

Tickets go on sale next week. For announcements to come, visit



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