Last week, we aired part of our conversation with the executive director and one of the founders of the Arkansas Cinema Society as the organization was getting ready to present the screening of the film Minari at the 112 Drive-In theater. Today, we have more from our conversation with Kathryn Tucker about the society's expansion beyond Central Arkansas.

The Arkansas Cinema Society began in Central Arkansas, but is establishing a presence around the state, including in Northwest Arkansas. Kathryn Tucker, a co-founder of the group, explains a scheduled film screening this week is just the beginning.

A free, online discussion tomorrow will focus on telling stories away from Hollywood and New York. The Arkansas Cinema Society is presenting the seminar featuring Jeff Nichols, writer and producer of films like Mud and Loving, and Emily Best, found and CEO of Seed & Spark.

Courtesy / Mason Bowen

Filmmakers from around the state will be part of the first Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase at the Walton Arts Center Jan. 18. The mini-film festival is curated by the Fayetteville Film Fest and features six short films including Before My Eyes, by Northwest Arkansas native Mason Bowen.

"Hollywood.con" Update

Aug 30, 2019
Courtesy / Mika and Ben Boorem

This spring, the daughter-and-father creative team of Mika and Ben Boorem screened their film, Hollywood.con, in Eureka Springs. They're back to give us an update on the movie.

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Jenna Laurenzo, creator and star of the holiday comedy feature film Lez Bomb and a Green Book supporting actor, is appearing this Sunday at 2 p.m. at Main Stage in Eureka Springs where she is in summer residency at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow.

Courtesy / Pryor Center

A new documentary about a Fayetteville resident's experience in World War II will premiere July 2 at 6 p.m. at the Pryor Center in Fayetteville.

HOLLYWOOD.CON will have its first sneak debut screening Saturday Night at the Eureka Springs Auditorium. We speak with producer Ben Boorem and director and star Mika Boorem about how the film came to be, and why it is being debuted in Eureka Springs.

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Farm Studios is a new soundstage in Hiwasse that opened its doors earlier this month. We pay a visit to learn how the production facility aims to be a part of the future of filmmaking in the state.

"Women Like Us" profiles women in the U.S. and in Africa who are dedicated to making societal improvements. The Bentonville Film Festival Foundation will screen the film at 6 p.m. Monday at Skylight Cinema as part of the foundation's monthly Monday Movie series. We speak with the film's director to learn more about the documentary.