The 6th Little Rock Film Festival kicks off this weekend with more than 100 films planned for the capital city annual event.
Chris Holloway with our content partner, KUAR-FM 89 News, reports:
Event organizer Levi Agee says the festival is trying to have more outreach to the community rather than just showing films.
“We have our opening night film 'America's Parking Lot' about the Dallas Cowboys stadium-we're actually doing one of the tailgate party-themed event on Tuesday in Argenta,” says Agee.
“On Wednesday we've got a screening of a documentary that's about elephant hospitals that we're actually screening at the Little Rock Zoo in co
nnection with their elephant that was recently fitted with an orthotic shoe,” Agee said.
This year, the festival will host a discussion with Little Rock native filmmaker, Jeff Nichols. His critically-acclaimed film, Mud, was filmed in southeast Arkansas last year. It's already being mentioned as an Oscar candidate for best film.
Also on Tuesday, state and regional economic leaders unveiled a new web site aimed at developing the state's film and digital production industry.