Little Rock Picture Show to Have World Premiere of Film Diverge


The Little Rock Picture Show, now a part of the River City Comic Expo, is set to have the world premiere of the sci-fi feature length film Diverge from Little Rock native James Morrison. The film, shot in New York, takes place when a deadly virus wipes out humanity, a survivor is given the chance to travel across time to stop the cataclysmic event and regain everything he has lost.  To do that he must kill the man responsible for sowing the seeds mankind’s destruction – his past self. Last year the film was the winner at  the Paris 2015 USInProgress festival.

The director James Morrison will be in attendance for the film which will be screened twice at the Statehouse Convention Center, once at 6:30 on Saturday June 11th and again at 2:30 Sunday June 12th. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A.
Little Rock Picture Show director Justin Nickels said, “We are so honored to be able to premiere this fantastic film from another great Arkansan native filmmaker. It is amazing to bring him home to showcase his film for everyone.”

Full Lineup for Little Rock Picture Show!

You’ve been asking, and now we’ve got it! Here is the full lineup for the 5th Annual Little Rock Picture Show! Along with the special screening of the Crow with creator James O’Barr and the Prog Rock Live Score of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde we have a full line up!


The Arbalest – Directed by Adam Pinney *OPENING NIGHT*


Population Zero – Directed by Julian T. Pinder, Adam Levins

Curtain- Directed by Jaron Henrie-McCrea

CURTAIN official trailer from Jaron Henrie-McCrea on Vimeo.

Diverge – Directed by James Morrison


Frankenstein Created Bikers – Directed by James Bickert


Project-M – Directed by Eric Piccoli

A Wheel Out of Kilter – Directed by Ross Morin

A Wheel Out Of Kilter official trailer from Ross Morin on Vimeo.

The Hexecutioners – Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook

House Out of Time – Directed by Jonathan Helpert





Soccer Moms in Peril



Pepper Spray

Test Drive

Sick to the Bones (Hasta el Conio)

Beautiful Dreamer

The Surface



We’ll Get It


Terra Incognita


Roadside Assistance

Dream Work

A Way Out

Chateau Savignon: Terroir

Faces and Stones



El Muppet Song

For Sale Bye Owner

Customer Service

Don’t You Forget About Me

Blood Art

J.C. Hopper Custom Menswear

The Bride


VIP Ticket Package Announced

*All Access, All Weekend!

*VIP access to The CW Arkansas After Party Featuring Alexa Heart’s Cosplay Lip Sync Battle at River City Comic Expo(more details to come)

*Free Admission to The Crow Screening with James O’Barr Q & A

*Access to the Little Rock Picture Show Opening Night.

*Access to the Little Rock Picture Show silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with live rock band score by Becoming Elephants

*Preferred seating at all Little Rock Picture Show screenings.

*Exclusive prints from convention guests!

*30 min early access to the show floor and convention guests!

Tickets on sale now!

Special Guests
Neal Adams, Gil Gerard, Felix Silla, Chloe Neill, Mike Zeck, Phil Hester, James David, Larry “been faking it all my life” Hama, Michael Golden, Frazetta Girls, Eva Ink Artist Group/ Eva Ink Publishing, Jeffrey Nodelman , Tom Feister, John “joltin’ Johnny” Lucas, JohnBeattyArt, Elizabeth Dismang Breitweiser, Mitch Breitweiser, The Art of Pat Broderick Nibiru and the Legend of the Annunaki, Brian Steward, Artist, Writer & Photographer, Mike Norton, Alexa Heart – Heart & Soul Cosplay, Bela a great thief, Dusty Higgins’ Art Joel Adams, Buzz, MCubed Cosplay & Modeling and the Little Rock Picture Show

River City Comic Expo
June 11 & 12, 2016
Statehouse Convention Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
One Day Admission $10.00
Two Day Admission $15.00
VIP Package $75.00
Kids under 12 FREE with an Adult!

Exhibitor spaces available here.


The Little Rock Picture Show Opening Night Film

5th Annual Little Rock Picture Show Announces Opening Night Film

Little Rock, AR (4/6/16) – The Little Rock Picture Show (LRPS), formerly a part of the Little Rock Film Festival, has selected the South by Southwest (SXSW) Grand Jury Prize Winner the Arbalest for the opening night film of the festival.

The Arbalest is directed by LRFF alum Adam Pinney (Blood Car), and produced by LRFF alums Alex Orr and Mike Brune (Blood Car). The Arbalest is about Foster Kalt, a famous toy inventor in the 1970s, as he reflects on his lifelong obsession with Sylvia Frank. From his first meeting with Sylvia in a New York Hotel Room in 1968, to years later when he is stalking her from a cabin in the woods, the puzzle pieces of Kalt’s obsession come together to form his latest, shocking invention.

The Little Rock Picture Show is now a part of the River City Comic Expo and will be taking place at the State House Convention Center June 10 – 12. “We are beyond excited and proud to be bringing the SXSW Grand Jury Prize winning film The Arbalest to Little Rock, as we continue on the excellence of the Little Rock Film Festival’s legacy with the Little Rock Picture Show.” Nickels added, “The partnership with River City Comic Expo this year will be an amazing opportunity for filmmakers, writers, artists and movie goers alike.”


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River City Comic Expo 2016 – June 11 & 12

Our 2016 Show, back at the Statehouse Convention Center now with even more artists, guests, vendors, gaming, panels, and entertainment!  

Now with 100% MORE Little Rock Picture Show!  Arkansas’ Premiere Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror Film Festival, has merged with River City Comic Expo to bring you the biggest and best entertainment convention in the Mid-South!

Tickets will be available at the door.  Or you can pre-order today with Eventbrite.

As always, Kids under 12 are free with an adult!  Children must have a ticket for admission.