Arkansas Cinema Society, the group dedicated to expanding opportunities for Arkansas audiences and filmmakers — and helmed by filmmaker Kathryn Tucker and screenwriter/director Jeff Nichols (“Loving,” “Mud,” “Midnight Special”) — has delivered the comedy/film/networking/afterparty goods for two years now through its annual “Filmland” event, drawing in talents like Adam Driver, Richard Linklater, David and Christina Arquette, Mary Steenburgen, Will Forte and, of course, Nichols himself.
This year, they’ll bring in two-time Academy Award winner and Pixar architect Andrew Stanton, who’s worked on films like “Finding Nemo,” “Wall-E” and “Toy Story 4,” and who directed two episodes of the second season of “Stranger Things.” Those two episodes, ACS announced, will be screened at this year’s “Filmland,” along with “Toy Story 4,” followed by a conversation between Stanton and Nichols. ACS screenings are held at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, and this year’s “Filmland” takes place Thursday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 25.
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One of ACS’ executive committee members, Mayor Frank Scott Jr., made that live announcement this morning on his Facebook page revealing the first in a series of announcement’s about the lineup for “Filmland” 2019. “It’s a big deal to have that kind of talent come to our city,” the mayor said.
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