BFF MONTHLY MOVIES

BFFoundation, along with local community partners like Visit Bentonville, support monthly in-person and virtual screenings to bring back BFF Alumni and mission-aligned projects to share with our BFF audiences year-round. These screenings take place on our watch.bentonvillefilm.org streaming platform and at local Northwest Arkansas theaters.

Films are available as scheduled below and may include a live virtual or in-person Q & A with the filmmakers for audiences to ask questions and interact with them.

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AUGUST 2022 – Black Girls Film Camp Virtual Showcase and Q&A

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th – FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th (Virtual)

Black Girls Film Camp is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides a FREE, national, and virtual 12-week experience (held once a year) where high school Black girls across the country pitch a story idea, and a final ten are selected to have their short film project produced by the program. Over 200 Black girls across the country applied for the 2022 camp and 10 finalists were selected to direct and develop their own short films. This August, BFF is featuring those 10 films virtually as well as hosting a Q&A with these young women, their mentors and the Founder & Executive Director of Black Girls Film Camp, Jimmeka Anderson, Ph.D.

For a small donation of $5 to support the BFFoundation year-round programs, you can stream all 10 of the films plus the special Q&A Friday, August 5th – Friday, August 12th on our virtual platform, watch.bentonvillefilm.org.

Here’s the film lineup:

BROADWAY’S CAR BY KHLOE THOMPSON

WITHIN BY SYDNEY WHITE

STRONG BY MADISON PROCTOR

THE HIDDEN FLAVOR BY CAMILLE S. RAMBERT

MUTE BY ASHLEY MEIER

UKE BY MARLEY NOEL

CALL ME CLEO BY PRECIOUS FOREMAN

SEE ME BY MICHELLE ELELE

KEEP IT TO YOURSELF BY MAYA HOOKS

TIMELESS BEAUTY BY NIA FAITH

 


SEPTEMBER 2022 – LAND OF GOLD in Partnership with Engage NWA’s Welcoming Week

more details to the free screening here!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th at 7:00PM (In-Person)

Thaden School, Thaden School, 800 SE C St, Bentonville, AR 72712

From Director, Writer, and star, Nardeep Khurmi, and Producer and Cast, Pallavi Sastry, LAND OF GOLD is a story of hope and finding family in the most unexpected places. A universal story uniquely told from 2 first generation perspectives. When truck driver Kiran hears pounding on a shipping container and finds a young Mexican-American girl inside, his already tumultuous life takes a drastic turn as he seeks to reunite her with her family.

“Land of Gold’s heroes are 1st generation, dealing with the accumulation of experiences from their immigrant upbringings, wrestling with how to pass it on to the next generation. My favorite films are those that are deeply specific in contexts you wouldn’t expect. This film is a complex lived experience, with infinite entry points for any audience to jump in. You will be surprised by how it makes you feel.” – Nardeep Khurmi

The films World Premiere was at the Tribeca Film Festival in January of 2022 and won the Honorable Mention Jury Award at the 2022 June Bentonville Film Festival.