We’ve just announced our FILMLAND 2019 program and TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for ACS Members, Sponsors and FILMLAND Passholders.
See you at FILMLAND!
Many FILMLAND screenings sell out, so this year, we have created the FILMLAND Pass. For $300 you get one ticket to each screening - all you have to do is reserve your seat.
In 2010, a red tide swept Arkansas, flipping many federal and state offices to Republican control. But Democratic Governor Mike Beebe not only won re-election, he carried all 75 counties in Arkansas, an unprecedented feat. How did he do that? Watch AETN: Men & Women of Distinction’s biography of Governor Mike Beebe. In this uplifting one-hour documentary, commissioned in 2015 and directed by Kathryn Tucker, the former Governor reflects on his 32 years in elected office, with added perspectives from his wife Ginger, former Governor’s Chief of Staff - Morril Harriman, former Governor’s Director of Communications - Matt DeCample, columnist - John Brummett, ASU Fraternity Brother & Lotime Friend - Johnny Allison, and former Attorney General’s Chief of Staff - Colette Honorable.
We're building 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.
“We created the Arkansas Cinema Society as a way to bring films and filmmakers to the state of Arkansas. We are building a series into a state-wide network of theaters to screen films in places they may not usually take place. By bringing in filmmakers, we aim to educate and inspire up-and-coming filmmakers across the state. Eventually, we hope to include a grant program to help filmmakers get projects off the ground.”
"ART is the heart of any thriving community, city and state. A prosperous art culture enhances the quality of life for current residents and attracts new ones. Film is not just the art form of the 21st century, it is an art that has the potential to make a major economic impact. We believe that if we provide filmmakers an arena to exhibit their talents, and film enthusiasts a healthy diet of quality programming, we can inspire more Arkansans to watch and make more films. By supporting filmmakers, festivals, theaters and young people interested in filmmaking throughout the state, we hope to find new voices, build a statewide network, pool Arkansas’s resources and be an umbrella organization that feeds all things film. A rising tide lifts all boats."
“…the ACS endeavors to carry out an an ambitious statewide agenda of connecting people to film and filmmakers to each other with an overriding mission to inspire and nurture the future of homegrown filmmaking…
While very few native Arkansans command a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the ACS clearly believes there will always be a great river of untapped potential coursing through their oft-overlooked state.”
“…it’s not surprising that the lineup for the first event from the Arkansas Cinema Society, the ambitious new film nonprofit Jeff Nichols and fellow Little Rock native and filmmaker Kathryn Tucker co-founded and announced in March, includes actors, directors and producers who’ve successfully made movies big and small while maintaining a distinct voice or sensibility.”
“New film society brings a bit of Hollywood to Little Rock; Adam Driver among guests at premiere event… with deep roots in Arkansas is bringing the magic of Hollywood to Little Rock, with a goal of demystifying moviemaking.”
“Inspired by Richard Linklater's work for the last 32 years with the Austin Film Society, writer-director Jeff Nichols is launching a similar nonprofit cinephile organization, the Arkansas Cinema Society.”
Event showcases the best of Czech cinema in 20 cities across the U.S.Read More
The Arkansas Cinema Society goes ON THE RECORD with our new blog.Read More
12 incredible dreamers from 11 schools - we’re building an army of female filmmakers here in Central Arkansas - watch out!Read More
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