After a successful inaugural year in 2017, the Arkansas Cinema Society (ACS) is bringing back its local and national film fest, now called Filmland, to the capital city.

Filmland is broken down into two categories: the curated program and the Arkansas program. The curated program features selections made by ACS and the attending filmmakers, while the Arkansas program highlights selections made by Arkansas filmmakers/lovers from open submissions of films made by Arkansans or in Arkansas. Both categories are non-competitive, with the exception of an annual audience award in the Arkansas program.

Filmland features four days of screenings, Q&A sessions, Hollywood names and after-parties across the city.

Here's your rundown.

 

Aug. 23

  • 6:30 p.m. - "The Newton Boys" screening at Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the movie - Filmmaker conversation with director Richard Linklater

More details here.

 

  • 9 p.m. - Opening night party at Cache

 

Aug. 24

  • 12:30 p.m. - "The Revival" screening at Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the movie - Filmmaker conversation with director Jennifer Gerber

More details here.

 

  • 4 p.m. - "Dayveon" screening at the Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the movie - Filmmaker conversation with director/writer Amman Abbasi

More details here.

 

  • 7:30 p.m. - "Antiquities" screening at the Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the movie - Filmmaker conversation with director/writer Daniel Campbell, writer/actor Graham Gordy, producer Gary Newton and actor Mary Steenburgen

More details here.

 

  • 9:30 p.m. - After-party at Lost Forty with musical guests Michael Prysock and DJ G-force

 

Aug. 25

  • 10:30 a.m. - Comedy panel at Ron Robinson Theater featuring Rich Blomquist, Will Forte, Mel Rodridguez, Kristen Schaal, John Solomon and Mary Steenburgen
  • 12:30 p.m. - "The Last Man on Earth" screening at Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the showing - Filmmaker conversation with creator/actor Will Forte, director John Soloman and actors Mel Rodriguez and Mary Steenburgen

More details here.

 

  • 4 p.m. - "MacGruber" screening at the Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the movie - Filmmaker conversation with Mary Steenburgen, writer/actor Will Forte and writer John Soloman

More details here.

 

  • 7:30 p.m. - "Survivors Guide to Prison" screening at the Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the movie - Filmmaker conversation with producer Christina Arquette, producer David Arquette and writer/director Matthew Cooke

More details here.

 

  • 9 p.m. - After-party at The Rev Room with musical guest Phoenix

 

Aug. 26

  • 10:30 a.m. - "Antiquities" encore screening at Ron Robinson Theater
  • 1:30 p.m. - Arkansas Shorts screenings at Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the showing - Filmmaker conversations with Jacob Allinson, Jen Gerber, Matthew Magdefrau, Jason Morphew, Trenton Mynatt, Madline Snapp and Nathan Willis‍
  • 4 p.m. - "All the Birds Have Flown South" screening at Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the showing - Filmmaker conversation with writer/director Josh Miller and writer/director Miles Miller

More details here.

 

  • 7 p.m. - "Operation Finale" screening at Ron Robinson Theater
  • Following the showing - Filmmaker conversation with Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones‍

More details here.

 

  • 9 p.m. - After-party at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack with musical guest Ben Nichols

 

The organization's mission is to "[build] a film community in Arkansas where film lovers can watch films, share ideas, connect with each other and nurture the new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art."

Visit the Arkansas Cinema Society website for tickets and to learn more, and follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates.