The Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland is a curated annual celebration of cinema with a mission to nurture and inspire filmmakers in Arkansas by exposing Arkansans to filmmakers and their art.
This year's lineup includes multiple Academy Award winners and world premiere films. With special guests like Pixar's Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALL-E), actor/director Joel Edgerton (Boy Erased, Loving, The Great Gatsby), and producer Evan Hayes (Free Solo, Everest, Contraband), the Arkansas Cinema Society expects this year's screenings to sell out.
Filmland2019 will take place on August 22-25 at CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock, Ark. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, August 5 at 12 p.m.
Tickets are $35 and you can reserve them here.
Also, it is not too late to purchase a Filmland Pass! Doing so now will give you immediate access to ticket reservations before they are released to the general public!
Special Premiere Screening Wednesday, Aug. 21. - MEN & WOMEN OF DISTINCTION: GOV. MIKE BEEBE
In 2010, a red tide swept Arkansas, flipping many federal and state offices to Republican control. But Democratic Governor Mike Beebe not only won re-election, he carried all 75 counties in Arkansas, an unprecedented feat. How did he do that? Watch AETN: Men & Women of Distinction: Governor Mike Beebe. In this uplifting one-hour documentary, commissioned in 2015 and directed by Kathryn Tucker, the former Governor reflects on his 32 years in elected office, with added perspectives from his wife Ginger, former Governor’s Chief of Staff - Morril Harriman, former Governor’s Director of Communications - Matt DeCample, columnist - John Brummett, ASU Fraternity Brother & Longtime Friend - Johnny Allison, and former Attorney General’s Chief of Staff - Colette Honorable.
Aug. 23, 2019 - FREE SOLO
Free Solo won an Academy Award this year for Best Documentary. Professional rock climber Alex Honnold attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan's 900-metre vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.
Saturday, Aug. 24 - BOY ERASED
Boy Erased is the story of Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. This film is based on Arkansas-native Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased: A Memoir.
Sunday, Aug. 25 - Toy Story 4
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.
Sunday, Aug. 25 - Stranger Things: Season 2, Chapter 5 & 6
Will Byers finds himself the target of the Upside Down a year after his disappearance as a large tentacled figure named the Mind Flayer soon terrorises the citizens of Hawkins, drawing back Joyce and Hopper along with Mike's sister Nancy, Will's brother Jonathan, and Nancy's boyfriend Steve, as well as Will's close friends; Mike, Dustin and Lucas. The whole group along with Californian newcomer Maxine as well as a missing Eleven must join forces once again to prevent the threat from increasing.