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AP-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR

September 3, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arkansas. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Little Rock bureau aparkansas@ap.org or 1-800-715-7291.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two years ago, Little Rock native Jeff Nichols wanted to organize special screenings of his science fiction drama “Midnight Special” and his historical biopic “Loving” for his home state. But he found there was no simple way to get the word out, and each time he returned he felt like he was “reinventing the wheel.” At the same time filmmaker Kathryn Tucker was mourning the loss of the Little Rock Film Festival, so in April 2017, she paired up with Nichols to help create the Arkansas Cinema Society. Based on the Austin Film Society, which has year-round programming and which Nichols said he benefited from when he moved to Texas, the Arkansas Cinema Society hosts annual curated film festivals in downtown Little Rock as well as smaller events throughout the year. By Hannah Grabenstein. SENT: 710 words, photos.


— ARKANSAS DELTA-MUSEUM — A new building is expected to open later this month in a small Arkansas Delta town to showcase a collection of centuries-old American Indian artifacts excavated nearby.


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