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Annual Event

Filmland in the Park

MacArthur Park
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Bring your blankets and appetites, the Arkansas Cinema Society presents Filmland...in the Park! There's no better way to enjoy a beautiful fall evening than with a picnic and the most anticipated pictures of the season. Filmland in the Park will be a hybrid event with a drive-in taking place at MacArthur Park, September 30 to October 3, 2021. Food trucks will be available each night. More information regarding the program and ticket sales will be released in the coming weeks.

“We are very excited to host another unique outdoor, drive-in experience for Filmland—this year in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park,” said Executive Director Kathryn Tucker. “We plan to bring some of the most talked-about films from this year’s festival circuit to Arkansas. Last year, we introduced Arkansas to Nomadland, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. You will not want to miss the lineup we have in store for you in 2021! This year, we don’t just have something for the movie-watchers, but also the movie-makers. We are so proud to announce the launch of our daytime outdoor panel discussions and educational workshops for filmmakers and film-lovers in our state.”

Films will screen each night at the drive-in alongside the Audience Award Winners of Filmland: Arkansas and the 2021 Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls short film. In the past, Filmland has attracted notables like Adam Driver, Margot Robbie and Joel Edgerton. Last year, two Oscar winners—Chloé Zhao and Kemp Powers—chatted with ACS co-founder Jeff Nichols virtually. We plan to feature some of next year’s awards contenders at the festival again this year.

The workshops are sponsored by a generous donation from the Windgate Foundation, will be open to adults and children, and will be led by ACS board members, local filmmakers, and industry professionals. Topics will include directing, producing, screenwriting, and an inside look at life on a film set. The addition of the workshops and educational programming during Filmland is something ACS has been working toward as it carries out its three-pillar mission: WATCH, LEARN, MAKE.

Tickets will go on sale as we announce the program line up. ACS members and sponsors receive discounts and advance notice on tickets.

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