As the 2024 awards season ramps up, The Arkansas Cinema Society and Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts are proud to introduce, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, our new series of special screenings bringing you the most talked about films of the year! Join us as we present the movies that have shaped the awards conversation, and stay tuned as we add more contenders, nominees, and award winners in the weeks ahead! Films in this series will be screening on selected Sundays as Matinees leading up to the 2024 Academy Awards on March 10th.
Join the Arkansas Cinema Society, Bank On Arkansas+ and Arkansas Asset Funders Network for a screening of the Oscar nominated film, "The Barber of Little Rock", followed by a Q&A session with Arlo Washington of People's Trust.
The Barber of Little Rock explores America's widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the nonprofit community bank he founded. Experiencing the effects of generational poverty and structural racism firsthand, Arlo understands his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas and the profound mistrust of financial institutions that have historically excluded his community from financial stability and economic mobility. Operating as the sole bank within a ten-mile radius, Arlo's People Trust fosters economic progress for underserved and underbanked residents, providing an economic beacon of hope that could reshape the future of banking.
Arlo Washington, hosted by Mayor Frank Scott
Cultural Living Room, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
FRIDAY, ELDREDGE & CLARK
BANK ON ARKANSAS+
Bank On Arkansas+ represents a movement towards financial empowerment and economic mobility for all Arkansans. Through the coalition's efforts, hardworking individuals and families gain access to secure and reliable bank accounts, enabling them to save, build credit, and create a foundation for long-term wealth. Bank On Arkansas+ is proud to be part of the national Bank On movement led by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund.
ARKANSAS ASSET FUNDERS NETWORK
Arkansas Asset Funders Network is a regional chapter of grantmakers who advance equitable wealth building and economic mobility. Members include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help Arkansans secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. Arkansas AFN connects funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.