Film Thoughts: Selma (2014)

Film: Selma Year: 2014 Directed by: Ava DuVernay Starring: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey We haven’t had a film screening in quite a while, but we returned on Friday, April 14th with Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay. This Oscar-nominated film tells the story of the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. We had our biggest crowd yet for this screening, and we had a very spirited discussion after the […]

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Film Thoughts: The Lost Weekend (1945)

Film Thoughts: The Lost Weekend (1945)

Film: The Lost Weekend Year: 1945 Directed by: Billy Wilder Starring: Ray Milland, Jany Wyman A 1945 film directed by Billy Wilder, The Lost Weekend is based on Charles R. Jackson’s novel about an alcoholic writer. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and it is considered to be a classic. The film follows Don Birnam, a desperate alcoholic, as he goes on a […]

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Film Thoughts: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Film Thoughts: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Film: The Wizard of Oz Year: 1939 Directed by: Victor Fleming Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger A 1939 film directed by Victor Fleming, The Wizard of Oz is based on the novel by Frank L. Baum and is considered a family classic. The movie follows young Kansas girl, Dorothy Gale, as a cyclone sends her to the magical world of Oz, and she must find […]

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Film Thoughts: American Beauty (1999)

Film Thoughts: American Beauty (1999)

Film: American Beauty Year: 1999 Directed by: Sam Mendes Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening In the 1999 Academy Award Winning Best Picture, American Beauty, a suburban father named Lester Burnham becomes attracted to his daughter’s best friend, which begins a mid-life crisis. This was our first screening in the Arkansas Film Movement, and we screened the film on Friday, November 18, 2016. We had a […]

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