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Thursday, July 30
 

7:00pm

Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (OPENING NIGHT FEATURE FILM)
Limited Capacity seats available

**Expected to attend: Director Stephen Cone

USA/86 Minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE

HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY spans the 24 hours containing the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher’s kid Henry Gamble. 

The night before the party, Henry and his friend Gabe, have a sleepover. Typical teenage boy chat quickly turns sexual, and it’s silently implied that Henry, on a search for identity, has a crush on Gabe. 

As dawn arrives on the day of the party, Henry’s mom Kat wakes in a state of limbo, middle-aged, with a secret. A little while later, Pastor Bob is making breakfast, and they are joined by Henry’s 19-year-old sister Autumn, home from college for the party. Later that afternoon, guests begin to arrive – the assistant pastor, youth minister, husbands and wives; sons and daughters trapped between youth and adulthood, as well as Henry’s own teenaged church and “secular” friends, including the closeted young Logan, who has eyes for Henry. 

As day turns to night and clothes come off, Henry & Co. carefully navigate the religious strictures and sexual secrets held within the community, all struggling to tread the public and private, and their longing, despite themselves and their faith, for earthly love.


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Stephen Cone

Director, Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
(Writer/Producer/Director) Stephen Cone is a Chicago-based filmmaker, educator and actor. His feature film, 2011’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed The Wise Kids, which the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips called “one of the best coming-of-age pictures in a long time... Read More →

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Thursday July 30, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

9:00pm

Kaleidoscope Opening Night Party
Celebrate the opening night of the inagural year of Kaleidoscope!

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Thursday July 30, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201
 
Friday, July 31
 

5:00pm

Those People
Limited Capacity seats available

USA/89 minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE

On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, a young painter, CHARLIE (Jonathan Gordon), finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe, TIM (Haaz Sleiman). If only Charlie weren’t secretly in love with his own manipulative best friend, SEBASTIAN (Jason Ralph), who is embroiled in a financial scandal. In the wake of Sebastian’s notoriety, their tight-knit group of friends must confront the new realities of adulthood.

Hammer to Nail said "Those People is also a benchmark of advancement in cinema themes. It’s one of the first times, in my recollection, in which a filmmaker is able to tell a story about gay men wherein the focus isn’t on their sexuality." 

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Friday July 31, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

6:00pm

Peter de Rome: The Grandfather of Gay Porn
Limited Capacity seats available

UK/97minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE  **MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ATTEND**

DOCUMENTARY - Pioneering erotic filmmaker Peter de Rome tells his astonishing life story with humour and charm in this surprising and heart-warming documentary – the feature debut of director Ethan Reid.

Spanning more than eight decades of gay experience in Britain and the US, Peter de Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn charts its subject's journey from cinematic outlaw to celebrated film icon with contributions from friends and collaborators.The film was completed shortly before De Rome's death, and features extensive extracts from his varied and often explicit work - from his early 8mm experiments in the 1960s to his extraordinary feature films - to create a vivid portrait of a true one-off.

If my films had been shown in England when I made them I would havebeen arrested. But in the last few years things have eased up. I hope thatpeople who see these films today won’t go expecting them to be just fuck films.” – Peter de Rome

Brian Robinson of the BFI said: “I hope Peter’s work will continue to be enjoyedby future generations. He took great personal risks that mean we are able to enjoysomething that’s unique and fascinating, a piece of gay cultural heritage that shouldbe cherished.

Five Astonishing Facts about Peter De Rome
  1. Peter is the first porn director to have his films preserved in the BFI National Archive
  2. Sir John Gielgud and William Burroughs both wrote porn film scripts for him
  3. Peter is the only director to have filmed a gay sex scene on the New York Subway
  4. Peter filmed the last-known footage of Greta Garbo and included it in one of his porn films
  5. Peter had a novel way to sneak the naughty bits past the censors 

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Friday July 31, 2015 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Club Sway 412 S Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72201

7:00pm

Game Face (HRC Arkansas Spotlight Feature)
Limited Capacity seats available

**Expected to attend: Director Michiel Thomas and subject Terrence Clemens

USA/95 minutes - ARKANSAS PREMIERE

The award winning documentary GAME FACE tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMAs first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a young, ambitious and talented college basketball player in Oklahoma, who happens to be gay. Both realize that coming out will be necessary for their own sense of integrity and peace of mind, but the lack of a clear roadmap and the unpredictable consequences instill understandable anxiety and caution. Both Fallon and Terrence generously share their inner selves, their strengths and their vulnerabilities, and welcome us into their struggles. NBA player Jason Collins, NFL player Wade Davis, NCAA Division 1 basketball player Kye Allums and triathlete Chris Mosier also appear in the film.

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Michiel Thomas

Director, Game Face
(Director/Producer) I’m a 29 year-old documentary filmmaker originally from just outside Brussels, Belgium. Landing in the City of Angels in 2008, I have been involved in numerous national and international TV productions of the highest stage from politics, Hollywood and sports.I... Read More →

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Arkansas Motion Picture Institute
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COMMUNITY SPONSORA statewide transgender organization led by transgender people collaborating with supporters in advancing needed education, resources and inclusion in AR.
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HRC Arkansas

HRC Arkansas is the local presence of the Human Rights Campaign in the Natural State. We're working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
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Friday July 31, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

9:00pm

HRC Arkansas Friday Night Party
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Friday July 31, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

10:30pm

You’re Killing Me (Presented by Fantastic Cinema)
Limited Capacity seats available

USA/90 minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE

Indiewire called it “a gay horror camp classic in the making.”

An intriguing mix of horror, camp and romantic comedy, YOU'RE KILLING ME demonstrates what happens when narcissistic, wannabe Internet star George meets Joe, a monotone serial killer.


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Friday July 31, 2015 10:30pm - 11:59pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201
 
Saturday, August 1
 

12:30pm

Naz and Maalik
Limited Capacity seats available

USA/86 minutes - ARKANSAS PREMIERE

Over the course of one meditative Friday afternoon, two closeted Muslim teens have their secretive lives rattled by lingering FBI surveillance. NAZ & MAALIK examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.



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Saturday August 1, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

12:30pm

Altered Realities: Narrative Shorts 1

Zac and Luc, Directed by Robert W. Gray
Canada - 14:36

A split-screen film telling two versions of the entire story of a relationship. Each memory becomes intertwined with all the others: the firsts, the lasts, the middles, each of the small nothing moments that add up to something in the end.
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Camouflage, Directed by Stephan Kämpf & Andreas Kessler
Germany - 7:40

During a military exercise in the woods, two soldiers cover each other's faces in camouflage paint. In such a delicate situation, in which every trembling of the finger is perceivable, Max tries to find out the truth about Christian. He fears to become a target of the group himself, if his best friend actually turns out to be gay. As Max feels more and more pressured by his surrounding, he pushes Christian to confess.
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Warpaint, Directed by Al Benoit
USA - 16:02  **REGIONAL PREMIERE**
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Warpaint tells the story of Carey and Audrey, two seventeen year old girls who fall in love over a summer at their parents' lake houses.
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Midnight, Directed by TR Wilkinson
USA/Australia - 19:59  **REGIONAL PREMIERE**
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Shane and Aiden decide to experiment with an open relationship. Can their relationship survive it?
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Brace, Directed by Sophy Holland & Alicya Eyo
UK - 24:13
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After coming out and leaving his girlfriend, Adam dreams of finding acceptance within London's gay scene. His burgeoning freedom is soon challenged when he meets Rocky, a handsome stranger who is harboring a secret that he desperately wants to share with Adam. As their bond strengthens and Rocky prepares to reveal his secret to Adam, their fledgling romance is ruptured by a cataclysmic event that forces the truth to come out in the most explosive manner.
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Good Morning, Directed by Nicholas Vaky
Taiwan - 4:57 **WORLD PREMIERE**

A woman wakes up in what seems to be an ideal world, but is it?
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Waiting Room, Directed by Kira Trinity
USA - 16:30   **REGIONAL PREMIERE

Elijah was a good guy, but now he's dead. Luckily, sassy Jesus got his back.

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Saturday August 1, 2015 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

2:15pm

Love/Lust: Narrative Shorts 4
Limited Capacity seats available

Narrative Shorts Block #4

Pretty Boy, Directed by Cameron Thrower
USA - 32  **REGIONAL PREMIERE**
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Sean is taken to a motel and is given a prostitute for his 18th birthday by his father. He must sleep with her to "fix" his questionable homosexuality. Aside from acceptance, "Pretty Boy" is about confidence, finding an inner strength, and being who you are meant to be.
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Perpetual, Directed by Peter Ahlen
Denmark - 26:00  **INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE**

The young Sebastian explores her sexuality and looking for love online. He meet with the older Jacob in a seedy sex club. In the new and dark surroundings Sebastian surrender  to the present and in their subsequent meetings Sebastian falls in love with Jacob. Outside the dark compartment and the intense togetherness, the realities starts to show and perhaps it is more lust for the young body and not love Jacob is looking for?
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Saturday August 1, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

3:15pm

Adventurous Natures: Narrative Shorts 2

hopefulROMANTIC, Directed by Benjamin Pollack
USA - 16:30
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hopefulROMANTIC  is an original musical film about one man's (Matt Zarley) emotional journey through love, heartbreak, and healing. It's a universal story about loving, letting go, and holding onto faith that there's somebody for everybody. The nearly dialogue-free narrative is articulated solely through Matt Zarley and Andy Zulla's soulful pop score...introducing a fresh new format in musical storytelling. George Takei co-stars.

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Caged
, Directed by Lazlo & Dylan Tonk
Netherlands - 13:14

When a high school track athlete discovers that his teammate and best friend is gay he must risk either his friendship or his reputation.
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Dos Almas, Directed by Danielle Villegas
USA - 15:45
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1850, deep in the western wilderness, a woman finds herself alone and vulnerable.  Worlds collide when two spirit natures are revealed.
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Tomorrow, Directed by Leandro Tadashi
USA - 13:20
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New Year's Eve 1999 finds college-bound Clark and Trevor concerned about the future of their friendship, and a request for Clark to be Trevor's wingman ensures things will never be the same again.
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A Little Bit Country, Directed by Amy Coop
UK - 6:39

Dylan is a teenager who harbours a dark secret. Whilst he may look like many other sulky teen, he hides another side to his personality away from the world.
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Carpe Jugular, Directed by Kai Stänicke
Germany - 5:17

The dance floor is a battlefield.
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Saturday August 1, 2015 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

3:30pm

The Tome of a Southern LGBT Filmmaker: A Conversation with Director Mark Thiedeman
Limited Capacity seats available

Director Mark Thiedeman joins us for a conversation about making LGBT movies in the South.

UCA Professor Bruce Hutchinson moderates the discussion as the audience watches clips of Thiedeman's work over the last several years. Including the full 40 min award winning short film SACRED HEARTS, HOLY SOULS, the story of "two teenage misfits at an all-boys Catholic boarding school who become unlikely comrades in their struggles against a hormonal bully and an old- fashioned priest."

At the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival the film won the Charles B. Pierce Best Film Made in Arkansas and was nominated for Best Director and Best Actor (Quinn Gassaway).

"Mark Thiedeman's beautiful coming-of-age story is one of the year's best" - Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"Thiedeman’s writing is quick, fresh, funny, real and sometimes surprising, so it never feels like a story you already know." - Stephanie Maxwell, Sync Magazine

Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls is currently being developed into a feature film with production scheduled to begin in Winter 2016.

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Bruce Hutchinson

Professor, University of Central Arkansas

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Mark Thiedeman

Director, Arkansas Filmmaker
Mark Thiedeman was born in New Orleans and spent his teenage years in Little Rock, Arkansas, before moving to New York City to study film and television production at NYU. He continued making films in New York for ten years until relocating to Little Rock to begin work Last Summer... Read More →

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Saturday August 1, 2015 3:30pm - 5:15pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

5:30pm

Club King
Limited Capacity seats available

Expected to attend: Director Jon Bush and subject Mario Diaz

USA/70 minutes - ARKANSAS PREMIERE **MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ATTEND**

DOCUMENTARY - For the past 20 years, Mario Diaz has crafted his own iconic image as the premier LGBT nightlife king, throwing some of the sexiest and wildest parties from New York to LA, including the insanely appealing Hot Dog, BFD and Full Frontal Disco.

CLUB KING combines Diaz's personal reflections with candid interviews and archival footage from the East and West Coast's hottest queens (including Jackie Beat), go-go boys, and singers like Justin Vivian Bond, resulting in a dizzyingly wild ride. - Outfest

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jon bush

Director, Club King
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Mario Diaz

Owner, Mario Diaz Presents

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Saturday August 1, 2015 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Club Sway 412 S Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72201

5:30pm

Reel In The Closet (Feature) + The DAMN Deal (Short)
Limited Capacity seats available

**Expected to attend: Reel in the Closet Director Stu Maddux

SHORT FILM SCREENING BEFORE FEATURE:

The DAMN Deal, Directed by Elizabeth Gracen *DIRECTOR IS A NATIVE ARKANSAN

USA/MADE IN ARKANSAS/25:06 - REGIONAL PREMIERE

In 1997, filmmaker and former Miss America, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, interviewed three young female impersonators who competed in the Miss Gay America Pageant system. The lost footage, now restored, explores gender identity in the South during the late 20th century.
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Reel in the Closet, Directed by Stu Maddux
USA/82 minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE

Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that transports us into LGBT life of the past through rare home movies of the people who lived it. Many of the moving images in this film are shown for the first time. Many more wait to be discovered in people’s closets but are being thrown out- sometimes on purpose.

The completed film is a “crowd work in progress”. More closets are opened each day containing home movies that reveal more of the LGBT experience. These new treasures are regularly added to the documentary and to this online community.


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Stu Maddux

Director, Reel In The Closet
Stu is a multi-award winning filmmaker with international credits whose many goals include strengthening the queer community by bringing together its different generations.His films include Gen Silent the widely used documentary about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people... Read More →

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Saturday August 1, 2015 5:30pm - 7:45pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

6:00pm

Not Safe To Be Me (FREE SCREENING)

FREE SCREENING IN THE LOBBY BAR

USA/67 minutes - ARKANSAS PREMIERE

A bird’s eye view of the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from the early 20th century to the present. Director Laura D’Antoni examines bullying, coming out, history, religion and suicide through a series of interviews of LGBT people sharing their own experiences. Paralleling the stories is the biography of Miami-Dade educator Robert Loupo, whose own experiences with suicide and assault led him to create the "Safe Schools South Florida" to train teachers to recognize and intervene in anti-gay bullying.


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Saturday August 1, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

8:00pm

Reel Journeys: Documentary Shorts

FREE SCREENING IN THE LOBBY BAR

A Mississippi Love Story
USA - 13:06
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A Mississippi Love Story introduces the viewer to Eddie and Justin, together living what might otherwise be considered an ordinary life during an extraordinary time in history. It provides a glimpse into the relationships the two have with one another, and with family, friends and their Deep South hometown. Against the backdrop of legal battles about same-sex marriage, Eddie and Justin share their personal take on what love really means.

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And Counting, Directed by Michelle Wood
USA - 14:33

Taking you on an experimental odyssey, “And Counting” celebrates one man's unexpected journey of living longer with HIV than he ever imagined possible.
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Purpose in the Pulpit, Directed by Carter McCall
USA - 7:56
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Pastor Dennis Massenberg reflects on the internal struggle he faced in reconciling his faith and his sexuality on the path to establishing his own church.
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Born Wrong, Directed by Rob Daglish
UK - 8:21

"Born Wrong" is an experimental film about my family coping and reacting to my brother going through a sex change. The film is a visual snap shot of the emotional turmoil one feels when making such a transition, as well as the emotions of those closest to them.
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First Clue, Directed by Susan Sullivan
USA - 6:24
Watch the trailer! 

First Clue poses the question “What was your first clue you
 were a lesbian?” The answers are playful and poignant prequels to our “when did
 you know?” and “coming out” stories. Charming and upbeat, First Clue reveals our earliest intuitions that we knew and delighted in who we were until we were taught
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Stella Walsh, Directed by Rob Lucas
USA - 15:38
Watch the trailer! 

The tragic story of the greatest female athlete in the world, her murder and the gender controversy that followed...
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Saturday August 1, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

8:00pm

Chasing Pavement
Limited Capacity seats available

**Expected to attend: Director Matthew Doyle, Stars Remy Mars and Antonio Biaggi

USA/82 minutes - WORLD PREMIERE

Chasing Pavement stars Remy Mars as Elijah Young, an 'urban' porn star who is preparing to leave the adult entertainment industry and start a new career as a chef. His new roommate, Takeshi, played by Tokio Sasaki, is a Japanese immigrant who is looking for a new start in the information technology field. Takeshi, who feels completely invisible in the United States, becomes obsessed with his extremely visible flatmate. Takeshi's obsession culminates in a violation of boundaries that brings the two together for a moment of intimacy that neither will soon forget. The movie also stars Antonio Biaggi as Bryson Colon, a man with a troubled past who frequently hires Elijah as an escort, but wants much more.


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Matthew Doyle

Director, Chasing Pavement
Matthew became an obsessed LGBT cinema fan while attending Columbia College in Chicago during mid-1980's, where, just a few blocks away, Bill Sherwood's landmark film, Parting Glances, opened at the Fine Arts Theater in April of 1986. For the first time, he recognized the possibilities... Read More →

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Saturday August 1, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

10:00pm

House of Avalon Hosts the Official Kaleidoscope After Party at Club Sway
**Free for VIP, Sponsor, & Filmmaker pass holders

Its cominnnnnngggg... you have been waiting for it... 

We are back ONE more time to celebrate all that is club culture. In a time where everyone is at each others throat for minuscule reasoning, #DISCO3000 is here to bust up our differences and celebrate as one. 

#DISCO3000 is the OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY of the Kaleidoscope Film Festival! We hope you turn out for all the amazing films showing all around #GlitterRock leading up to #DISCO3000 - THE BIGGEST PARTY of the year!

Check out the Facebook event for more information! 

Dressing up is highly encouraged!! 

Who is the House of Avalon? Read this great Arkansas Times article. 

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Saturday August 1, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday August 2, 2015 2:00am
Club Sway 412 S Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72201
 
Sunday, August 2
 

12:15pm

Androids Dream (SUEÑAN los ANDROIDES) (Presented by Fantastic Cinema)
Limited Capacity seats available

Spain/61 minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE

A lo-fi spin on Philip K. Dick’s "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” famously adapted by Ridley Scott in 1982’s “Blade Runner”.

You have to be vigilant. Someone wants to harm you. Spain in 2052 is an abandoned construction site and gunshots echo on empty walls.

It is the year 2052, on Earth, in Spain, and the final days of almost everything. The city is a string of abandoned construction sites. Everyday there are fewer people and not all of them are human. A sheep costs four and a half million pesetas and you have to spend a lot of bullets to pay for one.



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Sunday August 2, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

1:30pm

Time Change: Narrative Shorts 3

Lady of The Night, Directed by Laurent Boileau
France - 9:40

The annual dinner commemorating the death of Cornelius, revives Samuel’s memories. He never revealed his homosexuality to Cornelius’s family, whom he had invited that evening. After their departure, he becomes a Queen of the Night, in tribute to his lost love.
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My Personal Art History, Directed by Neil Ira Needleman
USA - 3:11

A poignant "love- story in waiting" told with famous paintings by Courbet, Renoir, Boucher, Degas, Rubens, and many others.
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Nothing, Directed by Keith Curry
USA/MADE IN ARKANSAS - 19:00 **NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE**
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The day in the life of man who has to decide on avenging his brothers death or choose life.
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You.Me.Bathroom.Sex.Now, Directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti
USA - 17:20
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A comedy about a man who tries to forget about love in all the wrong places. When Antonio finds out that his boyfriend is cheating on him three days before Christmas, he decides to find solace amongst friends at the neighborhood dive.
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The Last Girl, Directed by Bjarke de Koning
Denmark - 13:07
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Life is not the same after a holiday with Jesper and there is no avoiding the truth now.
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Intrinsic Moral Evil, Directed by Harm Weistra
Netherlands - 10:45
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A tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, a game with the viewer’s perception and expectations.
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Life in Colors, Directed by Mark Margason
USA - 13:02
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Life in Colors' follows a few brief moments in the lives of two women from the United Kingdom in the 1940's, it takes us on a journey of their passion, love and desire to be together in a world that is against that love.
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Devin, Directed by Jesus Martinez
USA/ Made in Arkansas - 4:00

A person fights to keep an unlikely friend alive.
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Sunday August 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

1:30pm

Driving Not Knowing
Limited Capacity seats available

**Expected to attend: Co-Director/Cinematographer Dylan Hansen-Fliedner and Co-Director/Actor Jay Jadick

USA/86 minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE

Lee, a drug-addled yet sensitive musician, is in love with Will, an ambitious poet. Volatile and intense, Will is hesitant to make himself vulnerable to Lee’s affection. After a year apart, the two reunite for a weekend at Lee's home in the country. Not knowing how to be free and connected at the same time, the men struggle to find what they are driving towards.

Edge Los Angeles said "It has a good narrative, which is propelled by that raw energy of a project that is fuelled by that passion of talented and innovative first time filmmakers." 


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Dylan Hansen-Fliedner

Co-Director, Driving Not Knowing
Dylan Hansen-Fliedner is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and poet. He is the co-editor and associate producer of the feature length documentary Finding Babel (2015). He co-directed six short films with Jay Jadick including the award-winning Repeat Thru (2014), and real life-like (2012... Read More →
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Jay Jadick

Co-Director/Actor, Driving Not Knowing
Jay Jadick is a filmmaker, actor, and poet based in Philadelphia. He has worked in collaboration with Dylan Hansen-Fliedner on six short films including the award-winning Repeat Thru (2014), and real life-like (2012), screened at Penn Media Pioneers IV. They also shot and edited live... Read More →

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Arkansas Motion Picture Institute

Arkansas Motion Picture Institute
AMPI is a statewide, nonprofit organization providing leadership in film education, while supporting growth and excellence in film, tv and digital media.
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Little Rock Marriott

Little Rock Marriott
Explore downtown from our stylish Little Rock hotel Immerse yourself in the unrivaled luxury of the Little Rock Marriott and experience the hotel's extraordinary combination of style and substance. Coupled with the intuitive service you have come to expect from Marriott, our hotel's... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

3:45pm

Center for Artistic Revolution/ Final Draft Student Short Film Prize
Limited Capacity seats available

Some Rainbows Never Gery (Australia/15:00)

Director: Peter Jacobsen

Jim, Allan and Ian, three older gay men from Melbourne, Australia, openly discuss why they chose to marry women in the 1960s, the period of heartbreak which followed and their eventual self-discovery.
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Water (Mexico/12:00)

Director: Ricardo Esparragoza

The life of Daniel, an introverted teenager, takes a turn with the arrival of his new swimming classmate. The outgoing personality of Carlos, makes Daniel doubt about his personality and sexuality.
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Border Woods (USA/21:03)

Director: Miles Carey

When Rowan loses track of his high-school friends in the woods the night of their goodbye camping trip before college, he is plunged into a fantastical world where he must face his hopes, fears, and sexuality, as he is pushed ever closer to the border with the unknown.
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Plunge (Australia/5:30)

Director: Kate Lefoe 

A romantic day trip tests the relationship of two young lovers.
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Falling Angels (Denmark/27:36)

Director: Maria Winther Olsen

Julia - the priest's daughter - falls in love with the beautiful Barbara, who just moved to the island. A story about forbidden love and the impossible choices it leads to.
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A Kiss From Your Lips (USA/3:30)

Director: Allison Tate

A young swing dancer looks for her perfect dance partner.
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Southern Pride (USA/Made in Arkansas/7:19)

Director: Nick Lane

When it seems their young son will be proposing to his girlfriend over dinner, a southern gay couple go on a walk and get into a fiery debate about the pros and cons of marriage.
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Center for Artistic Revolution

Center for Artistic Revolution
CAR was founded in 2003 in Little Rock, Arkansas by LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) and straight   allies. CAR is a 501(c)(3) sponsored statewide organization that believes that all people should have equitable access to fair treatment, a democratic political... Read More →
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Final Draft

Final Draft
Sponsor of the Best Student Film AwardFinal Draft is the number-one selling screenwriting software in the world.  Featuring over 100 templates that format and paginate screenplays, teleplays and stage plays.  Scripts on Windows, Macintosh, or in the Final Draft Writer® app for... Read More →
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Little Rock Marriott
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Sunday August 2, 2015 3:45pm - 5:45pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Sponsors Sponsored by Center for Artistic Revolution & Final Draft. This year's winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a copy of Final Draft ($249 value.)

6:00pm

S&M Sally (CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE FILM) + Bad at Dancing (Short)
Limited Capacity seats available

**Expected to attend: S&M Sally Director Michelle Ehlen

SHORT FILM SCREENING BEFORE FEATURE:

Bad at Dancing, Directed by Joanna Arnow
USA/11:27 - Silver Bear winner at Berlin Film Festival

A perpetual third wheel and awkward outsider, Joanna increasingly inserts herself into the relationship of her more charismatic roommate Isabel. The two women test each other’s sexual and emotional boundaries in this surreal dark comedy.


S&M Sally, Directed by Michelle Ehlen
USA/79 minutes - REGIONAL PREMIERE

When Jamie finds out her girlfriend Jill has spent time exploring BDSM, her insecurities about falling behind in the bedroom push her to propose that they start going to underground clubs. Identifying as the butch one in a traditional butch/femme couple, Jamie assumes she will take the dominant role in their escapades, with Jill as her submissive, but Jill has ideas of her own. A provocative and hilarious ride, S&M Sally details the unexpected journey that happens when your insecurities push you outside of your comfort zone.


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Michelle Ehlen

Director, S&M Sally
Director, S&M SallyMichelle Ehlen is a filmmaker and actress who landed her first leading stage role in the third grade playing a man, because she was the only one willing to memorize all of the lines. She immediately fell in love with acting and spent most of her youth on stage in... Read More →

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Arkansas Motion Picture Institute

Arkansas Motion Picture Institute
AMPI is a statewide, nonprofit organization providing leadership in film education, while supporting growth and excellence in film, tv and digital media.
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Little Rock Marriott

Little Rock Marriott
Explore downtown from our stylish Little Rock hotel Immerse yourself in the unrivaled luxury of the Little Rock Marriott and experience the hotel's extraordinary combination of style and substance. Coupled with the intuitive service you have come to expect from Marriott, our hotel's... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Studio Theatre 320 W. 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

8:00pm

The Champagne Goodbye in the Lobby Bar
Bid a fond farewell to Kaleidoscope and your fellow film fest friends at this lowkey champagne toast in the Lobby Bar.  

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Little Rock Marriott
Explore downtown from our stylish Little Rock hotel Immerse yourself in the unrivaled luxury of the Little Rock Marriott and experience the hotel's extraordinary combination of style and substance. Coupled with the intuitive service you have come to expect from Marriott, our hotel's... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lobby Bar 320 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201