The Bentonville Film Festival announced new voices to appear at the festival this year. They announced a partnership with Snapchatter Cyrene Q, who will be presenting “Through our Lenses,” a visual compilation of diverse perspectives created by Snapchatters around the world. The festival will also feature various powerful documentaries that celebrate recent works from major studios that embody the changes we hope to see in the entertainment industry.
A few of the films we’re excited to see are:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2. In Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” the guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
3 Generations. After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray’s mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray’s biological father to get his legal consent.
Everything, Everything. A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
Leap! An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera House.
Paris Can Wait. Long married to a successful driven but inattentive movie producer, Anne unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance.
Relocation: Arkansas. The search for reconciliation with their past brings Japanese Americans back to Arkansas, and to small town mayor Rosalie Santine Gould and her remarkable collection of incarceration camp art.
You can find a complete guide to the festival’s films and other events here.
The Bentonville Film Festival was co-founded in 2015 by Academy Award Winner Geena Davis, founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Trevor Drinkwater, President and CEO of ARC Entertainment. The festival is a commercially focused research based platform with a mission to champion women and diverse voices in media. It’s the only film competition in the world to award guaranteed theatrical, international, digital, retail home entertainment distribution for its winners in partnership with AMC, Walmart, and American International Cinema.