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Little Rock Film Festival schedule 

Ticket info: The LRFF offers three festival pass options. Entry is granted according to pass priority. Gold ($300) grants first access to all films and parties. Silver ($150) grants admission to most films and panels, but doesn't include the gala or VIP-only events. Bronze ($50) grants access to films only. The recommended donation for those wanting to see films individually is $10. Gala tickets are $75. Passes are available via littlerockfilmfest.org and at festival venues.

Thursday, May 16

9:30 a.m. LRFFYouth! 610 Main. 120 min.

10:40 a.m. "World Shorts: The Beginning, The Middle, The End." Six short films, with filmmakers attending: "Hatch," dir. Christoph Kuschnig; "Un mundo para Raul," dir. Mauro Mueller; "Sahasi Chori," dir. Erin Galey; "MOVIES MADE FROM HOME #6 & #15," dir. Robert Machoian; "Divine Rite," Shadae Lamar Smith; "Passio," dirs. Andreas Feldfos Bargmann and Mette Mikkelsen. 84 min. Cornerstone Pub.

11 a.m. "Wajma: An Afghan Love Story," dir. Barmak Akram. Documentary feature. 115 min. Argenta Community Theater.

11:30 a.m. "William and The Windmill," dir. Ben Nabors. Documentary feature. 92 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

11:30 a.m. LRFF Youth! Scholarship Awards Luncheon. 60 min. 610 Main.

12:15 p.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Futures." Four short films, with filmmakers attending: "Foot Trackers," dir. Brandon Bogard; "Lasting the After," Blake Elder; "Death of a Superhero," dir. Brandon Bristol; "Bad Water," dir. Amman Abbasi. 54 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by J.R. Top.

12:45 p.m.: "Village at the End of the World," dirs. Sarah Gavron and David Katznelson. Documentary feature. 76 min. 610 Main.

1 p.m. "World Shorts: Quirks." Seven short films, with filmmakers attending. "The Associate," dir. Shane Leal-Willett; "The Audition," dir. Celia Rowlson-Hall; "The Places Where We Lived," dir. Bernardo Britto; "Die Like An Egyptian," Matt Mamula; "Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?" dir. Jason Willis; "boy.girl.drum," dir. Chris Olsen; "Mousse," dir. John Hellberg. 82 min. Cornerstone Pub.

1:20 p.m. "Our Nixon," dir. Penny Lane attending. Documentary feature. 85 min. Argenta Community Theater.

1:20 p.m. "Up Among the Hills," dir. Larry Foley attending. Documentary feature. 55 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

2:45 p.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Heartbeats." Four short films, with filmmakers attending. "Bump," dir. Joe York; "Mary," dir. Zach Turner; "Last Shot Love," dir. Nolan Dean; "The Discontentment of Ed Telfair," dir. Daniel Campbell. 69 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Mark Edgar Stuart.

3 p.m. "Blood Brother," dir. Steve Hoover attending. Documentary feature. 105 min. 610 Main.

3:20 p.m. "World Shorts: American Dreams." Five short films, with filmmakers attending. "The Commitment," dir. Albert M. Chan; "Sweet, Sweet Country," dir. Dehanza Rogers; "Kalifornija," dir. Tomas Vengris; "The Acting Lesson," dirs. Carmen Pelaez and Nicolas Calzada; "An American Mosque," dir. David Washburn. 86 min. Cornerstone Pub.

3:20 p.m. "Gideon's Army," dir. Dawn Porter. Documentary feature. 96 min. Argenta Community Theater.

3:30 p.m. "Unearthing the Dream," dir. Pamela Uzzell attending. Documentary feature. 53 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

4:30 p.m. Filmmaker happy hour at the Arcade Theater site. 90 min.

5:30 p.m. "45RPM," dir. Juli Jackson attending. Narrative feature. 97 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Isaac Alexander.

5:45 p.m. "Good Night," dir. Sean Gallagher. Narrative feature. 85 min. 610 Main.

5:45 p.m. "World Shorts: The Edge." Six short films, with filmmakers attending. "Bo," dirs. Kelly McCoy and Dave Schwep; "Root," dir. Caleb Johnson; "Grasshopper!" Michael Usry and Ryan Roy; "#PostModem," dirs. Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer; "The Giant," dir. David Raboy; "Organ Grinder," Chad Crawford Kinkle. 88 min. Cornerstone Pub.

5:45 p.m. "After Tiller," dirs. Lana Wilson and Martha Shane attending. Documentary feature. 85 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

6 p.m. "We Always Lie to Strangers," dirs. A.J. Schnack and David Wilson attending. Documentary feature. 109 min. Argenta Community Theater.

8:15 p.m. "World Shorts: The World Outside." Four short films, with filmmakers attending. "The Children Next Door," dir. Doug Block; "Eddie Adams: Saigon '68," dir. Douglas Sloan; "A Cidade," Liliana Sulzbach; "Another Corner," dir. Josh Harrell. 88 min. Cornerstone Pub.

8:15 p.m. "The Kill Team," dir. Dan Krauss attending. Documentary feature. 79 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

8:30 p.m. "Ain't in It for My Health," dir. Jacob Hatley. Documentary feature. 83 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Charles Woods.

8:30 p.m. "Hide Your Smiling Faces," dir. Daniel Patrick Carbone attending. Narrative feature. 80 min. 610 Main.

8:30 p.m. "Last Summer," dir. Mark Thiedeman attending. Narrative feature. 73 min. Argenta Community Theater.

10 p.m. Party with music by Big Silver. 120 min. White Water Tavern.

Friday, May 17

11 a.m. "Village at the End of the World," dirs. Sarah Gavron and David Katznelson. Documentary feature. 76 min. 610 Main.

11 a.m. "Wajma: An Afghan Love Story," dir. Barmak Akram. Documentary feature. 115 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

11:15 a.m. "Muscle Shoals," dir. Greg "Freddy" Camalier. Documentary feature. 111 min. Argenta Community Theater.

11:30 a.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Battles." Three short films, with filmmakers attending. "Sky Begins to Storm," dir. Ron Walter; "The Van," dir. Nathan Willis; "December 1982," dir. Lyle Arnett. 56 min. The Rep.

12 p.m. "Flip the Script: A Combat Soldier Interviews War Reporters." Sgt. John Fulbright moderates panel discussion with filmmakers who embed in military conflicts. 60 min. Filmmaker lounge in The Rep.

12:15 p.m. "William and The Windmill," dir. Ben Nabors. Documentary feature. 92 min. Heifer International.

1 p.m. AMPI Producers Forum with producers Brad Simpson and Jocelyn Hayes. 60 min. 610 Main.

1:15 p.m. "World Shorts: American Dreams." Five short films, with filmmakers attending. "The Commitment," dir. Albert M. Chan; "Sweet, Sweet Country," dir. Dehanza Rogers; "Kalifornija," dir. Tomas Vengris; "The Acting Lesson," dirs. Carmen Pelaez and Nicolas Calzada; "An American Mosque," dir. David Washburn. 86 min. Cornerstone Pub.

1:30 p.m. "Unearthing the Dream," dir. Pamela Uzzell attending. Documentary feature. 53 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

1:30 p.m. "Gideon's Army," dir. Dawn Porter. Documentary feature. 96 min. Argenta Community Theater.

2 p.m. "The Kill Team," dir. Dan Krauss attending. Documentary feature. 79 min. The Rep, screens with "The Death of Kevin Carter," dir. Dan Krauss, 60 min. Pre-screening music by Joshua Asante.

2:15 p.m. "Blood Brother," dir. Steve Hoover attending. Documentary feature. 105 min. Heifer International.

3:15 p.m. "Hide Your Smiling Faces," dir. Daniel Patrick Carbone attending. Narrative feature. 80 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

3:15 p.m. "45RPM," dir. Juli Jackson attending. Narrative feature. 97 min. 610 Main.

3:40 p.m. "World Shorts: Some Times." Six films, with filmmakers attending. "When We Lived in Miami," dir. Amy Seimetz; "Off Season," dir. Eugene Ioannou; "Black Metal," dir. Kat Candler; "Ojala," dir. Ryan Velasquez; "Sleep," dir. Donald Conley; "113 Degrees," dir. Sabrina Doyle. 87 min. Cornerstone Pub.

4 p.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Consequences." 66 min. Four films, with filmmakers attending. "Twinkletown," dir. Scott McEntire; "Soul Winner," Jennifer Gerber; "Blood Brothers," dirs. Jason Miller and Seth Savoy; "Diamond John," dir. Travis Mosler. Argenta Community Theater. Pre-screening music by Adventures of Jet.

4:30 p.m. Filmmaker welcome reception with music by The Shannon Boshears Band and Cody Belew. 120 min. Heifer International.

5:45 p.m. "Coldwater," dir. Vincent Grashaw attending. Narrative feature. 104 min. 610 Main.

5:45 p.m. "Bayou Maharajah," dir. Lily Keber attending. Documentary feature. 93 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Kevin Kerby.

5:45 p.m. "After Tiller," dirs. Lana Wilson and Martha Shane attending. Documentary feature. 85 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

6 p.m. "Zero Charisma," dirs. Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews attending. Narrative feature. 87 min. Cornerstone Pub.

6:15 p.m. "Spies of Mississippi," dir. Dawn Porter attending. Documentary feature. 53 min. Argenta Community Theater.

7 p.m. "These Birds Walk," dirs. Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq attending. Documentary feature. 77 min. Heifer International.

8:15 p.m. "Junk," dir. Kevin Hamedani attending. Narrative feature. 104 min. 610 Main.

8:15 p.m. "The Discoverers," dir. Justin Schwarz attending. Narrative feature. 104 min. Argenta Community Theater.

8:15 p.m. "This Is Where We Live," dirs. Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca attending. Narrative features. 92 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

8:30 p.m. "Bridegroom," dir. Linda Bloodworth Thomason attending. Documentary feature. 79 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Walter Henderson.

8:30 p.m. "Motivational Growth," dir. Don Thacker attending. Narrative feature. 105 min. Cornerstone Pub.

9:30 p.m. Junction Bridge Party with music by Velvet Kente. 120 min.

11:59 p.m. Argenta Arts Rooftop Party (Gold Passholders only). 120 min. Argenta Arts Rooftop.

Saturday, May 18

10 a.m. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," dir. David Bowers and cast members attending. Narrative feature. 120 min. The Rep.

10:30 a.m. "Breaking Through," dir. Cindy L. Abel. Documentary feature. 86 min. Argenta Community Theater.

10:30 a.m. Filmmaker brunch at Ashley's. 60 min. Capital Hotel.

10:45 a.m. "The Discoverers," dir. Justin Schwarz attending. Narrative feature. 104 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

11 a.m. "World Shorts: The Edge." Six short films, with filmmakers attending. "Bo," dirs. Kelly McCoy and Dave Schwep; "Root," dir. Caleb Johnson; "Grasshopper!" Michael Usry and Ryan Roy; "#PostModem," dirs. Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer; "The Giant," dir. David Raboy; "Organ Grinder," Chad Crawford Kinkle. 88 min. Cornerstone Pub.

11:15 a.m. "Our Nixon," dir. Penny Lane attending. Documentary feature. 85 min. 610 Main.

12:45 p.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Battles." Three short films, with filmmakers attending. "Sky Begins to Storm," dir. Ron Walter; "The Van," dir. Nathan Willis; "December 1982," dir. Lyle Arnett. 56 min. Argenta Community Theater.

12:45 p.m. "Cinematic Nonfiction: Not Your Parents Documentary Film." Panel discussion featuring filmmakers Rick Rowley and Bill Ross and critics Lauren Wissot and Philip Martin; moderated by Robert Greene. Filmmaker lounge in The Rep.

1:20 p.m. "World Shorts: Quirks." Seven short films, with filmmakers attending. "The Associate," dir. Shane Leal-Willett; "The Audition," dir. Celia Rowlson-Hall; "The Places Where We Lived," dir. Bernardo Britto; "Die Like An Egyptian," Matt Mamula; "Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?" dir. Jason Willis; "boy.girl.drum," dir. Chris Olsen; "Mousse," dir. John Hellberg. 82 min. Cornerstone Pub.

1:30 p.m. "This Is Where We Live," dirs. Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca attending. Narrative feature. 92 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

1:40 p.m. "Bayou Maharajah," dir. Lily Keber attending. Documentary feature. 93 min. 610 Main.

1:45 p.m. Distributor spotlight: Oscilloscope Laboratories. Featuring Joshua Fu, head of marketing at Oscilloscope. 60 min. Filmmaker lounge in The Rep.

2:30 p.m. "Dirty Wars," dir. Richard Rowley. Documentary feature. 86 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Runaway Planet.

2:40 p.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Futures." Four short films, with filmmakers attending. "Foot Trackers," dir. Brandon Bogard; "Lasting the After," Blake Elder; "Death of a Superhero," dir. Brandon Bristol; "Bad Water," dir. Amman Abbasi. 54 min. Argenta Community Theater.

4 p.m. "12 O'Clock Boys," dir. Lotfy Nathan attending. Documentary feature. 75 min. 610 Main.

4 p.m. Spies of Mississippi. Documentary feature. 53 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

4:15 p.m. "The Making of Beasts of the Southern Wild," dir. Bill Ross attending. Two short films. 90 min. Cornerstone Pub.

4:20 p.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Heartbeats." Four short films, with filmmakers attending. "Bump," dir. Joe York; "Mary," dir. Zach Turner; "Last Shot Love," dir. Nolan Dean; "The Discontentment of Ed Telfair," dir. Daniel Campbell. 69 min. Argenta Community Theater.

4:45 p.m. Reading of "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield." Author Jeremy Scahill reading. 45 min. Filmmaker lounge in The Rep.

5:30 p.m. "The Girl," dir. David Riker attending. Narrative feature. 90 min. The Rep.

6 p.m. "Fake It So Real," dir. Robert Greene attending. Documentary feature. 94 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

6 p.m. "We Always Lie to Strangers," dirs. A.J. Schnack and David Wilson attending. Documentary feature. 109 min. Argenta Community Theater.

6 p.m. "Coldwater," dir. Vincent Grashaw attending. Narrative feature. 104 min. 610 Main.

6:15 p.m. "Burma," dir. Carlos Puga attending. Narrative feature. 82 min. Cornerstone Pub.

8 p.m. Oxford American Southern BBQ party with music by Greg Spradlin and The Libras. 120 min. Oxford American's South on Main.

8:20 p.m. "Good Night," dir. Sean Gallagher attending. Narrative feature. 85 min. 610 Main.

8:30 p.m. "The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain," dir. Matthew Wolfe. Documentary feature. 90 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Rodney Block.

8:30 p.m. "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," dirs. Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin attending. Documentary feature. 85 min. Argenta Community Theater.

8:30 p.m. "Zero Charisma," dir. Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews attending. Narrative feature. 87 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

8:30 p.m. "Reality Show," dir. Adam Rifkin attending. Narrative feature. 92 min. Cornerstone Pub.

11 p.m. Top of the World Party with vintage video games and ping-pong. 120 min. Bank of America building, 17th floor.

Sunday, May 19

10:40 a.m. "World Shorts: The World Outside." Four short films, with filmmakers attending. "The Children Next Door," dir. Doug Block; "Eddie Adams: Saigon '68," dir. Douglas Sloan; "A Cidade," dir. Liliana Sulzbach; "Another Corner," dir. Josh Harrell. 88 min. Cornerstone Pub.

11 a.m. "Bridegroom," dir. Linda Bloodworth Thomason attending. Documentary feature. 79 min. Argenta Community Theater

11 a.m. "12 O'Clock Boys," dir. Lotfy Nathan attending. Documentary feature. 75 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Jonathan Wilkins.

11 a.m. "These Birds Walk," dirs. Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq attending. Documentary feature. 77 min. 610 Main.

11:30 a.m. "The Girl," dir. David Riker attending. Narrative feature. 90 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

1 p.m. "World Shorts: The Beginning, The Middle, The End." Six short films, with filmmakers attending: "Hatch," dir. Christoph Kuschnig; "Un mundo para Raul," dir. Mauro Mueller; "Sahasi Chori," dir. Erin Galey; "MOVIES MADE FROM HOME #6 & #15," dir. Robert Machoian; "Divine Rite," Shadae Lamar Smith; "Passio," dirs. Andreas Feldfos Bargmann and Mette Mikkelsen. Cornerstone Pub. 84 min.

1:30 p.m. "Junk," dir. Kevin Hamedani attending. Narrative feature. 104 min. 610 Main.

1:30 p.m. "The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain," dir. Matthew Wolfe. Documentary feature. 90 min. Argenta Community Theater.

2 p.m. "Muscle Shoals," dir. Greg "Freddy" Camalier. Documentary feature. 111 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Joshua Asante.

2 p.m. Family fun day at the Main Library. Family friendly films, games, Little Rock Zoo animals. 120 min. Darragh Center Auditorium.

2 p.m. "The Making of Beasts of the Southern Wild," dir. Bill Ross attending. Two short films. 90 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

2 p.m. "Stories from the Heartland." Panel discussion featuring filmmakers David Riker, Daniel Patrick Carbone and Marc Menchaca; moderated by Levi Agee. 60 min. Filmmaker lounge in The Rep.

2:35 p.m. "Up Among the Hills," dir. Larry Foley attending. Documentary feature. 55 min. Cornerstone Pub.

4 p.m. "Burma," dir. Carlos Puga attending. Narrative feature. 82 min. Argenta Coummunity Theater.

4 p.m. "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," dirs. Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin attending. Documentary feature. 85 min. Historic Arkansas Museum.

4 p.m. "Last Summer," dir. Mark Thiedeman attending. Narrative feature. 73 min. 610 Main.

4:20 p.m. "World Shorts: Some Times." Six films, with filmmakers attending. "When We Lived in Miami," dir. Amy Seimetz; "Off Season," dir. Eugene Ioannou; "Black Metal," dir. Kat Candler; "Ojala," dir. Ryan Velasquez; "Sleep," dir. Donald Conley; "113 Degrees," dir. Sabrina Doyle. 87 min. Cornerstone Pub.

5 p.m. "Arkansas Shorts: Consequences." 66 min. Four films, with filmmakers attending. "Twinkletown," dir. Scott McEntire; "Soul Winner," Jennifer Gerber; "Blood Brothers," dir. Jason Miller and Seth Savoy; "Diamond John," dir. Travis Mosler. 66 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Iron Tongue (acoustic).

6 p.m. Arkansas Times Closing Night Awards Gala. With music by Adam Faucett. 120 min. Clinton Presidential Library.

9 p.m. Filmmaker Riverboat Cruise with music by Adam Faucett. Golden ticket required. 120 min. Mark Twain Riverboat.

9 p.m. "Don Jon," dir. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Narrative feature. 90 min. The Rep. Pre-screening music by Mandy McBryde.

10:30 p.m. Farewell party. 120 min. Crush Wine Bar.

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