The Little Rock Film Festival, scheduled for May 15-19, has almost finalized its lineup. After previously announcing slates for shorts and documentaries, it today announced its line-up of narratives (though I’m told a few more may trickle in). While I suspect the documentaries will be the strength of the fest, the scheduled narrative films look pretty great, too. As we’ve previously reported, director Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Short Term 12,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s SXSW, will open the festival on May 15 with screenings on both sides of the river. The film, about a supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers played by indie starlet of the moment Brie Larson (excellent in the non-indie “21 Jump Street), will screen at 6:30 p.m. at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock and 7:30 p.m. at the Rep.
Other highlights, with trailers, on the jump.