IndieWire helps National Buzz for Arkansas Cinema Society Inaugural Event with Adam Driver & David Lowery

Adam Driver The National Board of Review Awards Gala, Arrivals, New York, USA – 04 Jan 2017  Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

Adam Driver, The National Board of Review Awards Gala, Arrivals, New York, USA – 04 Jan 2017, Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

The Arkansas Cinema Society's Inaugural event Premiere is gaining national attention by making good on their promise, bringing well-known Hollywood film industry professionals to engage the Arkansas film community. IndieWire has an EXCLUSIVE report, posted today. Read more: Jeff Nichols Launches ‘Premiere,’ 3-Day Film Event in Little Rock, with Adam Driver and David Lowery — Exclusive


Adam Driver and David Lowery headline Arkansas Cinema Society Inaugural Event Aug 24-26, 2017

Announcing the ACS Inaugural Cinema Event with headliners
Adam Driver and David Lowery!

August 24-26 at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Three days packed with award-winning films, critically acclaimed filmmakers, & carefully crafted events that put you at the middle of it all. 

Tickets for each of the five screenings will cost $35 and include access to the conversations or Q&As after the screenings as well as admission to the afterparties each evening. The Thursday night afterparty will be at Cache Restaurant; the Friday night afterparty will be at Lost Forty Brewing (with musical guest Amasa Hines); and the Saturday night afterparty will be at Damgoode Pies in the River Market (with a retro arcade setup from Z82). Tickets for “Premiere” can be found at

Aug 24th, Thursday
6:30pm -- See Sundance hit Patti Cake$ + Conversation with Jeff Nichols and Producer Noah Stahl followed by Opening Night Party at Cache Restaurant

• Aug 25th, Friday
2:00pm -- Festival de Cannes Winner Paterson Movie + Conversation with Jeff Nichols and lead actor Adam Driver
7:00pm -- Star Wars The Force Awakens + Q&A with Adam Driver 
9:30pm -- Lost Forty Brewing After Party featuring Amasa Hines

• Aug 26th, Saturday
2:00pm -- Family friendly Pete's Dragon + Conversation with Jeff Nichols and Film Director David Lowery
7:00pm -- A Ghost Story starring Casey Affleck + Q&A with Film Director David Lowery
9:30pm -- Wrap it all up at our closing night Retro Arcade Party at Damgoode Pies in Little Rock River Market with classic arcade games and musical performance by Dazz & Brie

The mission of the nonprofit ACS is to build a film community in Arkansas where film lovers can watch films, share ideas, connect with each other, and nurture the new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art.


New Film Company Jaywalker Pictures by Laura Dern and Arkansas Native Jayme Lemons

Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons

Jayme Lemons of Waldron, AR, has been working with Laura Dern since the 2000 Robert Altman film “Dr. T and the Women.” In an interview with Variety, Laura Dern said, "We want films and television that we feel have value, that have plot and complicated characters, perhaps politically subversive pieces. Things that hold comedic irreverence. From that place, it started to grow.” Jayme Lemons produced fellow Arkansans director Daniel Campbell and scriptwriter Graham Gordy's "Antiquities." had the pleasure of meeting Graham Gordy at the Arkansa Cinema Society event 2017/05/08. Laura Dern has been seen recently in HBO's "Big Little Lies," and starring in the upcoming revival of "Twin Peaks" on Showtime. Lemons was a producer on the HBO series "Enlightened;" Dern starred and executive produced.

Jayme Lemons is on the board of the Arkansas Cinema Society.

The Arkansas film industry isn't wasting any time this week! The Arkansas Times has been following these developments diligently. See the sources below for more details on Jaywalker Productions formed by Jayme Lemons and Laura Dern.


2017/05/09 Stephanie Smittle, Arkansas Times (Arkansas Cinema Society partner).

2017/05/05 Variety by Daniel Holloway