Mike Beebe, who carried all 75 counties when he ran for governor in 2010, is the subject of a documentary to be screened Aug. 21 at CALS Ron Robinson Theater.
Arkansas Cinema Society founder Kathryn Tucker directs the one-hour “Men & Women of Distinction” documentary, commissioned in 2015 by AETN. It includes interviews with the former governor; his wife, Ginger; his chief of staff, Morril Harriman; his communications officer, the late Matt DeCample; columnist John Brummett, friend Johnny Allison and his chief of staff during his tenure as attorney general, Colette Honorable.
There will be a Q&A with Tucker and Beebe after the screening, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21; tickets are $35.
ACS’ Filmland festival begins at Ron Robinson the following day, Aug. 22, and runs through Aug. 25.
Will Andrew Stanton of Pixar Animation Studios and the director of “Toy Story 4” and “Stranger Things” is the festival’s celebrity this year. “Toy Story 4” and a couple of episodes of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” will be screened, and he’ll give a talk about the making of animated movies. The August issue of the Times magazine will include a Q&A with Stanton.
UPDATE: Joel Edgerton, who wrote and starred in “Boy Erased” with Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, will also be at Filmland, the festival’s media representative says.