Rogers Little Theater (RLT) to host the Victory Film Festival (VFF) presented by Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure & Thompson, P.A.. To be held on May 5-7, 2015 at the Victory Theater, located at 116 S Second St, Rogers AR. The Victory Theater is also an official venue for screening films submitted in the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF).
In conjunction with the BFF, the Victory Film Festival will screen five mature-audience films. General admission tickets for the VFF are available at rogerslittletheater.org for $8/person. While tickets will be available for purchase at the door, seating is limited. Advance purchase is recommended. Concessions will be available.
The following films will be shown during the Victory Film Festival:
Tuesday, May 5th 9:30 p.m. – LILA AND EVE
A bold and provocative take on justice and the morals of American society, LILA AND EVE tells the story of Lila (Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her son’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. The two women soon embark on a killing spree of their own, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.
Wednesday, May 6th 7:15 p.m. – ASPHALT PHENOMS OF NEW YORK
Street basketball has risen and climbed to heights that no one could have ever imagined. As an ex-streetball player from New York city, who's played during the 80's to the present, Dorian "black stallion" Graham has seen the game evolve into the corporate magnet that it has become today. But, there is one question that he's always asked, were there any streetball players after Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond and before Rafer "Skip To The Lou" Alston? And if so, who are they? ASPHALT PHENOMS OF NEW YORK, The Lost Years…answers these and many other questions.
Wednesday, May 6th 9:00 p.m. – GIRL ON THE EDGE
GIRL ON THE EDGE is a powerful true story of a teenager struggling with the aftermath of a horrific trauma caused in part by social media, and the old wounds from her childhood that it reopens. Despite her resistance, she is sent away to an oasis of healing called “Maheo” that uses innovative techniques like equine therapy to empower its troubled girls. With the help of an eclectic group of mentors, peers, and a bond with her horse Betsy, she starts to invest in her own recovery and overcomes this powerful rite of passage.
Thursday, May 7th 8:00 p.m. – HOLLIDAYSBURG
HOLLIDAYSBURG is a coming-of-age comedy about finding love, and the thrilling first moments of adulthood. When high school friends reunite over their first holiday break during college, they discover just how much they have changed while their town of Hollidaysburg has stayed the same. Within hours of his return, former prom king Scott (Tobin Mitnick) is dumped by his miserable girlfriend, discovers his parents have sold his childhood home, and has to prepare to say goodbye to Hollidaysburg forever. Meanwhile Scott's friend and quasi "kid sister" Tori (Rachel Keller) is in agony after spending unending hours with her embarrassing family. But when Scott and Tori reunite, an unlikely romance blossoms.
Thursday, May 7th 10:00 p.m. – PHANTOM HALO
PHANTOM HALO is an L.A. noir family crime thriller, combining indie style with literary intelligence and occasionally comic desperation. Warren Emerson, once a master Shakespearian actor, is now a gambling drunk. Puck-like Samuel enchants crowds of passersbys by reciting the Shakespearian monologues his father Warren all but beat into him while his brother Beckett, a master pickpocket, makes his way through the unsuspecting crowd. However, when Warren gets in deep with a loan shark, his sons need to find a way to escape and like Samuel’s beloved comic book hero, Phantom Halo, they must break free of the mud that traps them. There is counterfeit money, a Bentley, a beautiful woman, knives, guns and an ending that leaves very few standing.
Now in its 29th year, RLT is Northwest Arkansas' Public Theater, producing classic, cutting edge, and fresh from Broadway plays, musicals and special events at the historic Victory Theater in downtown Rogers. Annually, more than 700 volunteers–including over 150 performers—have propelled RLT to be recognized as one of the three Top Live Theater's—among the area’s two professional live theaters—the past four years in Northwest Arkansas by regional readers' polls including CitiScapes Magazine, Celebrate Magazine and NWA Media (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). RLT is the only all-volunteer community theater in Northwest Arkansas. Over 20,000 audience members attended RLT productions during the past two seasons. With a large subscription base and funding support from some of the area’s most prominent businesses, foundations and community groups, Rogers Little Theater continues to be a vibrant part of the region.
For more information about the upcoming season, including season memberships, sponsorship opportunities and audition information visit www.rogerslittletheater.org or contact the box office at 479.631.8988
RLT is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.