Earlier this year, the Arkansas Cinema Society announced its partnership with the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts to provide year-round programming with emerging and timeless film screenings and events like Filmland.
First up in the ACS event lineup is a special conversation with actors Diane Ladd and Laura Dern. The mother-daughter duo will be at AMFA’s new Performing Arts Center on May 24 to promote their book “Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding).”
“Honey, Baby, Mine” is a collection of deeply personal conversations from award-winning actress and activist Dern and the woman she admires most, her mother and legendary actress Ladd. Their conversations break down the traditional barriers between mothers and daughters where they discuss love, sex, marriage, divorce, art, ambition and legacy. Dern and Ladd share reflections and anecdotes and include photos, family recipes and other mementos. The result is a celebration of the power of leaving nothing unsaid that will make you want to call the people you love most and start talking.
The two will discuss the New York Times bestseller with moderator Jayme Lemons, an ACS founding board member and producing partner with Dern in Jaywalker Pictures.
“We are immensely honored to welcome two iconic filmmakers, Diane Ladd and Laura Dern, to the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts for our inaugural program at this esteemed venue,” says ACS Executive Director Kathryn Tucker. “Their extraordinary contributions to the world as actors and activists have not only entertained and captivated audiences, but have also paved the way for aspiring artists everywhere. As we gather to celebrate their remarkable talents and hear their insightful perspectives, we embrace the profound impact of their storytelling and the indomitable spirit of female visionaries in the film industry. It is a privilege to host these exceptional artists as we continue to champion the power of cinema and nurture a vibrant artistic community here in Arkansas.”
Tickets to this special first event can be purchased on the ACS website, and admission includes a copy of the book. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the conversation begins at 6 p.m.
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