BFF MOVIE MONDAYS

BFFoundation, along with local community partners like Visit Bentonville, support a monthly screening on a Monday to bring back BFF Alumni and mission-aligned projects from our industry partners to share with our BFF audiences year-round. These screenings take place virtually and at local Northwest Arkansas theaters.

SPRING AND SUMMER VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

Films are available the weekend prior to the scheduled Movie Monday event. The live Q and A will take place on Zoom on Monday evening and will be available for audiences to ask questions and interact with the film team.

Tickets are $10

Stay updated by visiting our social media pages for IG Live chats and Facebook events associated with this program.


APRIL 2021 – THE DONUT KING

FRIDAY, APRIL 16th – MONDAY, APRIL 19th

BFF 2020 Documentary Competition, Received Jury Award for Best Documentary

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: Cambodian refugee Ted Ngoy builds a multi-million dollar empire by baking America’s favourite pastry — the doughnut.

Director: Alice Gu

Writers: Alice Gu, Carol Martori

Live Q&A with the filmmakers on Monday, April 19th at 6:00pm CST, Moderated by Carla Renata with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).

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MAY 2021 – DEFINITION PLEASE

MONDAY, MAY 17th – THIS SCREENING IS GEO-BLOCKED FOR ARKANSAS AUDIENCES ONLY.

BFF 2020 Narrative Competition

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Synopsis: A former Scribbs Spelling Bee champion must reconcile with her estranged brother when he returns home to help care for their sick mother.

Director/Writer: Sujata Day

Main Cast: Katrina Bowden, LeVar Burton, Eugene Byrd

Live Q&A with the filmmakers on Monday, May 17th at 6:00pm CST, Moderated by Carla Renata with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).

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JUNE 2021 – GOSSAMER FOLDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 18th – MONDAY, JUNE 21st

BFF 2020 Narrative Competition

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: In 1986, ten-year-old Tate is uprooted and unwillingly moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. As his parent’s marriage unravels, Tate finds solace in the unlikely friendships of his next-door neighbors: a retired college professor and his transgender daughter, Gossamer.

Director: Lisa Donato Writer: Bridget Flanery

Main Cast: Jackson Robert Scott, Alexandra Grey, Sprague Grayden

Live Q&A with the filmmakers on Monday, June 21st at 6:00pm CST, Moderated by Carla Renata with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).

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JUNE 2021 – GOSSAMER FOLDS

SUNDAY, JUNE 27th from 2:00-4:00PM!

IN-PERSON LOCAL SCREENING!!

Alongside the virtual screening of the film, we are super excited to announce our an in-person screening followed by a LIVE Q&A with the film director Lisa Donato!

All you need to do is register for the event with the code below and we will also be taking suggested donations if you would like to see more events like this!

FREE CODE:

BFF214

 

Location: CACHE at 214 – 214 S Main Street, Springdale, AR 72764

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JUNE 2021 – AHEAD OF THE CURVE

FRIDAY, JUNE 18th – MONDAY, JUNE 28th

BFF 2020 Documentary Competition

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: With a lucky run at the track and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. When Franco learns that Curve is failing, she turns to today’s queer activists to determine her path forward.

Directors: Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow

Main Cast: Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewlle Gomeez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria

Live Q&A with the filmmakers on Monday, June 28th at 6:30pm CST, Moderated by Ashley Edwards, Bentonville Film Festival’s Director of Programming.

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JULY 2021 – FIND ME

FRIDAY, JULY 16th – MONDAY, JULY 19th

BFF 2018 Narrative Competition

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: An emotionally wounded accountant decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend, who has left clues for him of her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West.

Director / Writer: Tom Huang

Main Cast: Sara Amini, Krizia Bajos, Patrick Batiste

Live Q&A with the filmmakers on Monday, July 19tht at 6:00pm CST, Moderated by Carla Renata with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).

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