Arkansas Cinema Society supports local filmmakers
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — 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."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Star Wars actor Adam Driver will screen and talk about his film, "Paterson," at a new film festival this month in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Cinema Society announced Wednesday that Driver is among the actors and filmmakers participating in the society's inaugural three-day festival starting Aug. 24.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas-born film writer and director will chair a state group hoping to build a film community in Arkansas.
Little Rock native Jeff Nichols was announced Wednesday as the chair the Arkansas Cinema Society, which plans to bring together residents to watch films, share ideas and provide connections with other filmmakers.
Nichols also plans to host three seminars on filmmaking during the first year of the society.
‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Deadpool’ land WGA Award nods
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Sometimes it's obvious who is on the right side of history. Sometimes the universe even gets involved and gives a big, fat hint.
In the 1950s, the state of Virginia prosecuted a couple for the crime of marrying outside their race. The couple was named "Loving," of all things - Richard and Mildred Loving - and the new film about them bears their name.
LOVING: The latest from director Jeff Nichols ("Midnight Special," "Take Shelter") centers on an interracial couple (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) who spent nine years in court fighting for the right to live together in their hometown. (PG-13)
‘Loving’ tenderly explores the human side of a landmark case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Look at me," Ruth Negga says in between sniffles. "I've only been doing this for two weeks and I'm sick already."
Review: In ‘Loving,’ the revolution power of a true love
Jeff Nichols' "Loving," about Richard and Mildred Loving, is about simple-minded people, simply being in love.
Both born and raised in the hills of Central Point, Virginia, the Lovings wed in 1958. But five weeks later, while Mildred was pregnant, they were roused from their bed at 2 a.m. by a Caroline County sheriff, put in jail and later ordered out of the state for 25 years.