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.”
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.
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.”