Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival
May
3
May 6

Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival

  • Ron Robinson Theater

The 3rd Annual Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival will screen innovative and imaginative genre films from bold visionaries who are not afraid to do what it takes to create films that challenge, inspire, and ultimately thrill audiences. These fantastic films are presented alongside the very best craft beer from the state of Arkansas.

More details will be added later.  Until then follow Fantastic Cinema on the website, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information.

Red Octopus Presents Funny Suckers Comedy Shorts
May
22
7:00 pm19:00

Red Octopus Presents Funny Suckers Comedy Shorts

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Red Octopus Theater Company,. founded in 1991, is one of the oldest sketch comedy troupes in the nation. Throughout the year they produce live shows featuring original material written by Red Octopus members. 

Prepare yourself for a night of laughter as you watch some of the funniest films from around the world. These comedy short films come in doses of humor in all styles & budgets. If a film is funny, then we will screen it!

Short films should be between 1 to 15 minutes. If you have a film over 15 minutes that you think will blow us away then you can submit but please be aware it will be rare for us to program a film over 15 minutes.


 Two Trains Runnin' (Feature-Length Doc) w/Live Blues Music
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

Two Trains Runnin' (Feature-Length Doc) w/Live Blues Music

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Special Preview Of The ARGENTA DRAFTHOUSE FILM SERIES
With A Screening Of The Feature-Length Documentary
TWO TRAINS RUNNIN'
Featuring Pre-Screening Live Blues Music
A REBEL KETTLE Craft Beer Special
And A Post-Screening Special Preview Of The
ARGENTA DRAFTHOUSE FILM SERIES
With A Screening Of The Feature-Length Documentary
TWO TRAINS RUNNIN'
Featuring Pre-Screening Live Blues Music
A REBEL KETTLE Craft Beer Special
And A Post-Screening Civil Rights Panel Discussion Moderated by Crystal C. Mercer

Holiday Spirits: Red Christmas (Starring Dee Wallace)
Dec
19
7:30 pm19:30

Holiday Spirits: Red Christmas (Starring Dee Wallace)

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Are you tired of watching the same holiday movies over and over and over? If so then this is the festival for you! HOLIDAY SPIRITS is all about screenings holiday films more on the alternative side! We want your experimental, horror, crazy comedy, sci-fi, whacky holiday documentary, and just plain oddball holiday short films!

Holiday Spirits: GOOD TIDINGS
Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Holiday Spirits: GOOD TIDINGS

  • The Studio Theatre

We are happy to return to The Studio Theatre for a special screening an award-winning holiday horror feature film and two short films!! Tickets are only $5 at the box office!! Be sure to arrive early for beer and wine in The Lobby Bar.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Are you tired of watching the same holiday movies over and over and over? If so then this is the festival for you!

Dec
3
12:30 pm12:30

Kodak Shoot on Film! (Free Workshop)

  • CALS Cox Creative Center

Have you ever wanted to learn how to shoot on actual film? Well now is your chance with this FREE workshop sponsored by Kodak Motion Picture Film, Crawford Media Services, and Central Arkansas Library System.

Seating is limited, pre-registration required at: 

LEARN FILM: 12:30pm-1:30pm - Free, The Film Society of Little Rock is partnering with Kodak Motion Picture Film to offer a free workshop to teach about Super8mm filmmaking, film history and the various film formats. 

SHOOT FILM: 1:30pm-4pm - Free, Get hands on with Pro8mm's Super8 cameras and actually film...on film! This is a unique opportunity to individually experience shooting film on iconic cameras. 

Taught by Kodak's Michael Brown: Vice President of Motion Picture, Entertainment Imaging Division. Jeremiah Drueke, Dailies Producer and Film Manager, from Crawford Media Services in Atlanta will cohost the Program.

Crawford Media Services from Atlanta, GA will be at the workshop to discuss film workflows and help explain what happens after film is shot and how it goes on to be processed. 

Location:

CALS Cox Creative Center
120 River Market Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

 
Monday Night Shorts at The Joint: FLIPBOOK Animation Film Festival
Nov
28
7:30 pm19:30

Monday Night Shorts at The Joint: FLIPBOOK Animation Film Festival

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

FLIPBOOK features 23 animated films from 11 different countries from around the world. Come experience an array of stories and animation styles that will leave you amazed.

Don't miss the November Edition of MONDAY NIGHT SHORTS AT THE JOINT!

WHEN: Monday, November 28 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse
PRICE: $8 in advance or at the door

2nd Annual Kaleidoscope LGBT Festival
Aug
18
Aug 21

2nd Annual Kaleidoscope LGBT Festival

Kaleidoscope celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and filmmakers by presenting poignant and thought-provoking films documenting LGBT lives truthfully and with respect. Kaleidoscope illustrates the power of film to transform lives and opinions of those both inside and outside the LGBT community through the universal medium of cinema.

Monday Night Shorts at The Joint: Good Things/Small Packages - A Night of Micro-Shorts
Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

Monday Night Shorts at The Joint: Good Things/Small Packages - A Night of Micro-Shorts

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Good things come in small packages!   Is your attention span becoming shorter and shorter in today’s 24 hour news cycle and rapidly changing digital world? Then we have the perfect thing for you!  Join us for a night of micro-shorts, short films ranging from 1-5 minutes long.

Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival (April 7-10) - 4 Days of #SUDSandCIN
Apr
7
Apr 10

Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival (April 7-10) - 4 Days of #SUDSandCIN

  • Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema

Fantastic Cinema celebrates storytelling, imagination and innovation in all genre films. Bring us your magical, your scary, your alien, your frightening, your mutation, your fantastic; we want it all.

Fantastic Cinema is Film Society of Little Rock’s home for bold visionaries who are not afraid to take risks in order to create films that inspire, challenge, and thrill our audiences.

Also in 2016, along with the fantastic movies, we are excited to add an exciting new component to the festival… the best craft beer in the state of Arkansas!

Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival will combine two passionate fan bases that are a natural fit and will become a festival destination for Arkansans and the surrounding region!

Join us April 7-10, 2016 at Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema for a celebration of genre films and craft beer!

African Folklore Film Festival
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

African Folklore Film Festival

  • The Studio Theatre

FILM SOCIETY OF LITTLE ROCK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COLUMBUS CREATIVE ARTS + ACTIVISM PRESENTS:

THE 2016 AFRICAN FOLKLORE FILM FESTIVAL (AF3) 

The Film Society of Little Rock, in partnership with Columbus Creative Arts + Activism, presents the African Folklore Film Festival (AF3),  February 17, 2016, proudly showing at The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th, Street, Little Rock, AR, 72201,  7:00 PM. 

Witness Arkansas-made films, and picture shows from around the world that speak from the heart of darkness, the cadence of the motherland, and the comfort of home. 

Fusing griot customs, mysticism, theatrics, and culture,  the AF3 will conjure the spirit of African folklore with a twist. See guidelines for submissions below. 

Screenings take place at The Studio Theatre & Lobby Bar.  The bar serves beer & wine and is always open before, during, and after our screenings. So arrive early, have a drink during the show, and then stay after the screening to discuss your favorite films over drinks!

Made in Arkansas Film Series:  "Anyone," Directed by Kelly Griffin
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Made in Arkansas Film Series: "Anyone," Directed by Kelly Griffin

  • The Studio Theatre

Film Society of Little Rock is excited to screen The Arkansas Made Feature Film, Anyone on January 27th, 2016 at 7PM at The Studio Theater in Little Rock, Arkansas. Admission is $8.

Filmed in 2011, Anyone is a feature film directed by Kelly Griffin and Written by Scott McEntire, Kelly Griffin and Christian Neil.  

"Whether you are single, married, or somewhere in between, Anyone deals with the relationships faced by 30-somethings in today's society. Is my soul mate out there? Is there any such a thing as a soul mate? Do I still know this person with whom I've shared breakfast each day for the last nine years? As with real life, some people grow while others revert, and Anyone attempts to show all of that by tapping into all emotions."

Anyone had a successful Festival run and would pick up Best Picture at Jamfest Indie Film Festival.

Tickets are $8 at the box office.
Box Office opens 1 hr before screening.

FSLR Short Film Series: Sporty Shorts
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

FSLR Short Film Series: Sporty Shorts

  • The Studio Theatre

We are excited to announce 14 short films selected to screen at Sporty Shorts on Wednesday, November 11, 7 pm at The Studio Theatre (320 W. 7th St, Little Rock). Among the short films are 2 WORLD PREMIERES, 1 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE, and 3 REGIONAL PREMIERES.  Sports covered include baseball, basketball, boxing, handball, motor racing, skateboarding, tennis, and wrestling.  We also have 2 micro short docs made by 3rd & 4th graders!

Fantastic Cinema Presents Fantastically Horrifying Shorts!
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Fantastic Cinema Presents Fantastically Horrifying Shorts!

  • The Studio Theatre

We are excited to announce the Official Selections of Fantastically Horrifying Shorts! Programmed by Sarah Jones, these 17 short films will screen on Wednesday, October 28,  7 pm at The Studio Theatre (320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR).  More details on our special Halloween celebration coming soon!

Best of Kaleidoscope - The Short Films
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Best of Kaleidoscope - The Short Films

  • The Studio Theatre

 

Kaleidoscope is happy to be a part of Little Rock Pride Week, organized by Central Arkansas Pride! As part of LR Pride Week we will be screening a special program of some of the best short films screened at this year's festival!

Admission is $10.

Including in the mix are some of the festival award winners:

Camouflage - Grand Jury Award for Narrative Short
A Mississippi Love Story - Grand Jury Award for Documentary Short
Pretty Boy - The Movie - Audience Award for Short Film

COMPLETE LINEUP:


Brace, Directed by Sophy Holland & Alicya Eyo
UK - 24:13

After coming out and leaving his girlfriend, Adam dreams of finding acceptance within London's gay scene. His burgeoning freedom is soon challenged when he meets Rocky, a handsome stranger who is harboring a secret that he desperately wants to share with Adam. As their bond strengthens and Rocky prepares to reveal his secret to Adam, their fledgling romance is ruptured by a cataclysmic event that forces the truth to come out in the most explosive manner.

Caged, Directed by Lazlo & Dylan Tonk
Netherlands - 13:14

When a high school track athlete discovers that his teammate and best friend is gay he must risk either his friendship or his reputation.

Camouflage, Directed by Stephan Kämpf & Andreas Kessler
Germany - 7:40

During a military exercise in the woods, two soldiers cover each other's faces in camouflage paint. In such a delicate situation, in which every trembling of the finger is perceivable, Max tries to find out the truth about Christian. He fears to become a target of the group himself, if his best friend actually turns out to be gay. As Max feels more and more pressured by his surrounding, he pushes Christian to confess.

First Clue, Directed by Susan Sullivan
USA - 6:24

First Clue poses the question “What was your first clue you were a lesbian?” The answers are playful and poignant prequels to our “when did you know?” and “coming out” stories. Charming and upbeat, First Clue reveals our earliest intuitions that we knew and delighted in who we were until we were taught otherwise.

Life in Colors, Directed by Mark Margason
USA - 13:02

Life in Colors' follows a few brief moments in the lives of two women from the United Kingdom in the 1940's, it takes us on a journey of their passion, love and desire to be together in a world that is against that love.

A Mississippi Love Story
USA - 13:06

A Mississippi Love Story introduces the viewer to Eddie and Justin, together living what might otherwise be considered an ordinary life during an extraordinary time in history. It provides a glimpse into the relationships the two have with one another, and with family, friends and their Deep South hometown. Against the backdrop of legal battles about same-sex marriage, Eddie and Justin share their personal take on what love really means.

Pretty Boy, Directed by Cameron Thrower
USA - 32 

Sean is taken to a motel and is given a prostitute for his 18th birthday by his father. He must sleep with her to "fix" his questionable homosexuality. Aside from acceptance, "Pretty Boy" is about confidence, finding an inner strength, and being who you are meant to be.

Purpose in the Pulpit, Directed by Carter McCall
USA - 7:56

Pastor Dennis Massenberg reflects on the internal struggle he faced in reconciling his faith and his sexuality on the path to establishing his own church.

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series: Fresh Flix - A Student Short Film Festival
Sep
16
7:00 pm19:00

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series: Fresh Flix - A Student Short Film Festival

  • The Studio Theatre

Fresh Flix is part of the Film Society of Little Rock (FSLR) Monthly Short Film Series, a film series dedicated to the love of short films! 

The first annual Fresh Flix screenings will take place September 16th, 2015 at The Studio Theatre in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A Kiss From Your Lips by Allison Tate
University of Southern California
A swing dance story with a twist."

Boarding The Ark by Joshua Faust
Ringling College of Art and Design Computer Animation department.  
Sarasota, FL
Noah becomes locked out of the Ark and he must use his ingenuity and superhuman carpentry skills to devise a way to board the Ark."

H2OH NO! by Gretchen Freitag
Texas AM - College Station, TX
A robot is sent to an unknown planet to collect water when it encounters a problem with its ship.

Horseface by Marc Martinez Jordan  
ESCAC (Spain)
A 20€ budget Comedy-Horror-Science fiction-thriller-Animal-Drama shortfilm starred by my grandmother and me.

In the Bag by Cole Northey  
Simon Fraser University (Canada)
A fast paced comedy about Dan, a likeable and well intentioned guy, who gets caught up in a whirlwind of panic and deceit after an accidental murder. Flight always wins over fight as Dan tears through the night hiding evidence from the victim's wife, Julie. Julie meanwhile, has other intentions for her night as she seeks sensual comfort from the hysterical Dan.

Invisible People by Demar & Gage Gunter  
High School (San Antonio, Tx)
A short documentary on what Joan Cheever and the Chow Train do to help the homeless of San Antonio.

Jewel of Denial by Adam Rothstein  
Texas AM - College Station, TX
A Robot on a mission to collect a rare crystal encounters an obstacle.

Letter & Press by Xiaoru Zhao  
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, AR
“Documentary on a Letter & Press”

Like Father, Like Son by Donavon Thompson  
University of Central Arkansas - Conway, AR
Detective Breccan must team up with his partner, Detective Calloway, to save his wife from danger.

Living Natural by Jasmine Jones  
Towson University – Towson, MD
“A Documentary about Jenise Wamble’s natural hair story and her role as President of Towson University’s natural hair club, Naturalistas.

My Body is Not Yours by Marie Koury  
Smith College – North Hampton, MA
This short, experimental documentary explores the implications, struggles, and victories that come with having a female body. Through six narratives by people speaking from various spectra of sexuality, race, and gender identity, My Body is Not Yours sheds light on both the individual and unifying aspects of the distinct emotional and physical development that define the female bodied experience. In addition to detailing these intimate insights by way of interview and voice-over, My Body is Not Yours also presents unconventional uses of text, found footage, and other editing techniques that provide a film language in which to ponder how we consume and perceive images of the female body. Contains nudity and light profanity."

Pyro by Cole Borgstadt  High School (Fayetteville, AR)
Two brothers, the younger a mild pyromaniac, adjust to new life after the death of their parents.

The Delivery by William Pelegreen
John Brown University – Springdale, AR
A pizza boy wants to know how to tell the girl of his dreams that he loves her. He turns to his patrons and finds that though everyone is unique in how they show love, in the end, it's all about being who you are, overcoming fear, and making The Delivery.

The Emotional Dimensions of the James River by Michelle Marquez 
Math & Science High School at Clover Hill – Midlothian, VA
This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside your curiosity. Michelle Marquez, a fifteen-year-old scientist and artist, conceptualized, produced and directed this short experimental film in collaboration with Patrick Gregory and music of Lincoln Mitchell. She aims to challenge the traditional division and separation between Science and Art. Her three-year journey in research has revealed the deeply rooted biological connection that the human brain forms with complex images, sounds, and music. Her award winning neuroscience research correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of music and/or images with the selective triggering of emotional states. She used her scientific discoveries as a platform to share her dream of finding a place “Where Science Meets Art.” She used drones for aerial photography to capture images with a special camera converted to use Infrared (720 nm). Those images were blended with original music created especially for this film, which was ‘mathematically’ directed by the teenage producer. She is breaking the barrier between Art and Science to create a unique visual and audio experience of time perceptions and emotional dimensions. She invites viewers to ride this emotional roller coaster while dreaming about a place “Where Science Meets Art” at the James River."

The Funspot by Jake Hammond
Florida State University
An angsty young boy, stuck at his little sister’s birthday party, encounters a malevolent presence hiding within the ball pit of a sprawling indoor playground.

The Red Spine by Alannah Fehrenbach
Brooklyn College - Macaulay Honors College
A librarian discovers a book that narrates her future. When she finds herself in an alternate reality she must choose between her ailing husband and her future child.

Whiz Quiz by Brock Isbell
University of Central Arkansas
Returning from a weekend of debauchery with his best friends Badger and Parker, Vincent gets a special phone call. Its an possible employer for his dream job, but the only problem now is...the drug test.

Made in Arkansas Presents Little Rock Premiere of Captain
Aug
26
6:30 pm18:30

Made in Arkansas Presents Little Rock Premiere of Captain

  • Studio Theatre

MADE IN ARKANSAS AND FSLR TO SCREEN LITTLE ROCK PREMIERE OF CAPTAIN
On Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm at The Studio Theatre, Made in Arkansas/Film Society of Little Rock will screen CAPTAIN, a feature length film shot mostly in South Arkansas with 150 Arkansas actors.

The film, directed by Rob Reep, tells “the story of a prominent Tennessee pioneer family’s journey through the War of 1812 and on to westward expansion.”

It is produced by Fossil HD, which was which was launched in May of 2010 to bring intriguing and adventurous academic news and features to the world at absolutely no cost.  Comprised of a group of history enthusiasts, Fossil HD’s mission is to expand human knowledge through study and exploration. We cover a variety of subjects including history, archaeology, paleontology, geography, science, and many more. Visit www.fossilhd.com for more information.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKET TODAY!


Kaleidoscope - The Little Rock LGBT Film Festival
Jul
30
Aug 2

Kaleidoscope - The Little Rock LGBT Film Festival

  • Studio Theatre

ABOUT KALEIDOSCOPE

Kaleidoscope, from the Greek meaning “beautiful form” and “look at”, utilizes changing form, color and light to create a beautiful mosaic. Kaleidoscope film festival strives to present the beautiful mosaic of the LGBT experience through film.

Kaleidoscope celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and filmmakers by presenting poignant and thought-provoking films documenting LGBT lives truthfully and with respect. Kaleidoscope celebrates the power of film to transform lives and opinions of those both inside and outside the LGBT community through the universal medium of the cinema. 

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series: Little Rock 'n' Rollers - A Night of Musical Shorts
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series: Little Rock 'n' Rollers - A Night of Musical Shorts

  • Studio Theatre

Who doesn't love a good movie about music?

Our July FSLR Monthly Short Film Series will focus on short films centered around music!  We have musicals! We have a documentary about somebody who photographed some of the most iconic musicians in the world! We have a narrative drama about a jazz artist!  We have a documentary about a somebody obsessed with the Material Girl!  And much more!

Details coming very soon!

SCREENING VENUE

Screenings take place at The Studio Theatre & Lobby Bar in Little Rock, Arkansas (USA). The bar serves beer & wine and is always open before, during, and after our screenings. So arrive early, have a drink during the show, and then stay after the screening to discuss your favorite films over drinks!

 

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series: Good Things/Small Packages - A Night of Micro-Shorts
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series: Good Things/Small Packages - A Night of Micro-Shorts

  • Studio Theatre

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series:

Good Things/Small Packages - A Night of Micro-Shorts

Good things come in small packages! Is your attention span becoming shorter and shorter in today’s 24 hour news cycle and rapidly changing digital world? Do you have too many ideas in your head to waste time on a 10 minute short film? If so then this is the festival for you!

In all seriousness, as many filmmakers know even short films can become bloated. We personally love the challenges that come with making a successful micro-short! It’s not easy to tell story in a short amount of time. Are you up for the challenge?

So how long is a micro-short? By our definition a micro-short is 1 minute to 5 minutes. Submissions are open to all genres; drama, comedy, horror, suspense, sci-fi, romance, etc… including documentaries!

To kick things off we even have a “micro” early bird submission fee of only $2!!! So don’t wait, submit today!!

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TODAY!

Made in Arkansas films submit for free!

 

May
20
6:00 pm18:00

FSLR Monthly Short Film Series: Red Octopus Presents A Night of Comedy Shorts

  • Studio Theatre

ABOUT

Red Octopus Theatre Company was founded in 1991, and is one of the oldest sketch comedy troupes in the nation. Throughout the year they produce live shows featuring original material written by Red Octopus members. Find them online at www.redoctopustheater.com.

Red Octopus presents A Night of Comedy Shorts” is Arkansas’ only ongoing comedy short film series. Twice a year prepare yourself for a night of laughter as you watch some of the funniest films from around the world. These comedy short films come in doses of humor in all styles & budgets. If a film is funny, then we will screen it!

A Night of Comedy Shorts is an open, accessible festival dedicated to fostering a community of filmmakers, fans, comedians, and your average Joe who are looking for a night of laughter & relaxation, maybe over a cold drink from The Lobby Bar.

Each screening features a guest judge from the world of film, comedy, television, or the Arkansas arts scene. After the screening, the Judges pick for Best Film and the Audience Choice for Best Film will be named!