The Arkansas Cinema Society’s Dreamland Film series will begin on Saturday, Sept. 28. with a two-hour screening of HBO’s “Insecure.” Afterward, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Philip Martin will speak with Deniese Davis, associate produce of “Insecure,” and Jayme Lemmons, Arkansas native and producer of HBO’s “Enlightened,” about black voices in cinema and the importance of representation in the film and TV industry.

“Insecure,” starring Issa Rae, follows the lives of Issa and her friends as they navigate their careers, romantic relationships, friendships and families in the complicated world of adulthood in Los Angeles. Known for its insightful, honest and hilarious examinations of life for black women today, “Insecure” is as fun to watch as it is important.


The post-screening discussion will focus on Davis’ and Lemmons’ experiences working in the industry and their efforts to elevate the voices and stories of people often overlooked by film and television. The screening and panel will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Philander Smith College’s M.L. Harris Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the screening beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public and free for Philander Smith students.