The world premiere of a new documentary about Jose Canseco and an appearance by the former Major League Baseball slugger highlight today’s lineup at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. “Jose Canseco: The Truth Hurts” screens at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Arlington following the festival’s awards presentation. There’s plenty of great stuff beforehand, too:
1:15 p.m.: “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” is a profile of Chris Strachwitz, the founder of legendary roots music label Arhoolie. Strachwitz will be at the screening.
3 p.m.: “Tales from the Organ Trade” examines the black market for kidney transplants. It’s an HBO-produced doc.
4:40 p.m.: “Fight for Chicago” is the latest project from Little Rock’s Brent and Craig Renaud. It’s a dispatch from gangland Chicago the brothers did recently for Al Jazeera America. Two of the film’s subjects, Derek “Shotgun” Brown and Rev. Robin Hood, will attend along with Craig.
8:30 p.m.: The legendary Sonny Burgess and the Pacers will play a free after party.
12:30 p.m.: Here’s your last chance to see “The Big Shootout.” Check out Beau Wilcox’s review here.
2:30 p.m.: Ditto for “The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain,” about another part of Razorback history that’s not remembered fondly. Mustain and filmmaker Matthew Wilfe will be in attendance.