A block of Arkansas-made films will be a highlight of the El Dorado Film Festival, October 10-12, including three by El Dorado natives.
The two-hour block will be screened at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 11 and 3 p.m. Saturday, October 12 at the South Arkansas Arts Center.
Arkansas made selections are as follows:
“Avaline,” by University of Central Arkansas graduate Hannah Roebuck, follows a man, Elijah, who lives alone in the woods and is caught off guard by a mysterious visitor who ends up in his cabin after crashing her car nearby.
"Before My Eyes,” by Northwest Arkansas native Mason Bowen, is a reminiscence of a faulted relationship through the eyes of a grieving woman and a regretful man.
"Father,” by University of Central Arkansas student Sophie Barnes, chronicles a man under the influence who experiences a series of strange encounters as he is haunted by three women of the past and present.
The El Dorado local selections are as follows:
Shot in El Dorado, "Amelia: A Victim's Revenge" is directed by Michael Young. This is the tale of a young woman's soul coming back to possess another woman to avenge her murder.
The quirky high school romance, "Letters for Anniston" by Clayton Henderson, goes through the trials and tribulations of 16-year-old Clay as he goes on a whirlwind adventure trying to express his feelings for the love of his life.
Savannah College of Art and Design graduate and El Dorado native Brooklyn Alexander offers "Losing You." It focuses on an erratic, alcoholic mother who struggles to maintain a relationship with her depressed, teenage daughter by throwing money the family doesn't have at their issues.
Film Festival screenings begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 10 and wrap up at about 10:30 p.m. Showings continue through the afternoon and evening of Friday, October 11, running noon through 10 p.m. The festival's final day, Saturday, October 12, begins at 10 a.m., with the final films running through 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for $30 each at the SAAC box office. Call 870-862-5474 for more information on the El Dorado Film Festival.
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