Arkansas Cinema Society Announces Fifth Annual Filmland Lineup

The fifth annual Filmland is right around the corner, and host Arkansas Cinema Society has released its official film lineup for the Nov. 2-6 festival.

Returning to the Ron Robinson Theater, this year’s event is set to feature classic comedies and family favorites alongside some of the most buzzed-about films yet to hit theaters, as well as works from Arkansas filmmakers. Filmland’s workshop events will also return, covering all facets of filmmaking and led by industry experts and Hollywood names like Neil LaBute, Mark Irwin and David Arquette.

“Filmland is an opportunity for Arkansas filmmakers to showcase their diverse talent and have access to hear from and connect with both expert and cutting-edge filmmakers on the international fall festival circuit every year right here in Little Rock,” says Kathryn Tucker, ACS executive director. 

“We’ve hosted filmmakers like Jessica Chastain and Chloé Zhao, who have gone on to win Oscars and we love being able to provide our audience a chance to be the first to see the films that will be making the awards circuit each year. This year’s line-up is no different with screenings from Academy Award-winners like Sam Mendes, independent film distributors like A24 and Searchlight and the most talked about unreleased films from festivals like Sundance, Telluride and Toronto.”

Without further ado, here’s your rundown of Filmland 2022.


Nov. 2

  • 6 p.m. – “Empire of Light” sneak preview
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Nanny” sneak preview

Nov. 3

  • 6:30 p.m. – “The Inspection”
  • Following the screening – After party at Sonny Williams

Nov. 4

  • 3 p.m. – “The ‘Vous”

  • Following the screening – Q&A with directors Jack Porter Lofton and Jeff Dailey
  • 6:30 p.m. – “House of Darkness” 
  • Following the screening – Q&A with writer/director Neil LaBute, actor Gia Crovatin and ACS board member and screenwriter Graham Gordy
  • Following the Q&A – After party at Mockingbird Bar & Tacos

Nov. 5

  • 10:30 a.m. – “Turning Red”
  • 7 p.m. – “There’s Something About Mary”
  • Following the screening – Q&A with cinematographer Mark Irwin
  • Following the Q&A – After party at Buenos Aires Grill & Cafe

Nov. 6

  • 10 a.m. – screenings of Filmland: Arkansas Student Shorts film selections
  • Following the screenings – Q&A with audience award winner
  • 2:45 p.m. – screenings of Filmland: Arkansas Shorts film selections
  • Following the screenings – Q&A with audience award winner
  • Prior to the main event – “A Period Piece” short film premiere by Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls participants
  • 6:30 p.m. – “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines”
  • Following the screening – Q&A with director Kristian R. Hill  and producer Jennifer Washington
  • Following the Q&A – After party at The Rail Yard

Along with in-person events, the Filmland: Arkansas Digital Experience also returns this year highlighting the Arkansas Shorts selections as well as “Poets are the Destroyers” and “The Send-Off.” Streaming will be available Oct. 28 – Nov. 5. More on that here.

Filmland tickets go on sale for ACS members and sponsors at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, and open to the public at 9 a.m. the following day. ACS members receive 50% off.

Visit the Arkansas Cinema Society website for tickets and to learn more about the festival, workshops and selected films, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

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