ACS will host an Arkansas Filmmaker Spotlight with Northwest Arkansas-based producer Kristin Mann during a special screening of the award-winning film To the Stars, which she produced.
A coming of age 1960s drama set in Oklahoma, To the Stars had its well-received world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition and international premiere as the only U.S. film in competition at the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. The film was released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in 2020. The Hollywood Reporter said the film “has an undeniable emotional pull.”
To the Stars was directed by Martha Stephens, written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary and co-executive produced by Rockhill Studios of Fayetteville. It stars Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom), Liana Liberato (The Best of Me) Tony Hale (VEEP), Malin Akerman (Billions), Lucas Zumann (Anne with an E), Jordana Spiro (Ozark) and Shea Whigham (Mission: Impossible).
producer Kristin Mann.