The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is not just the oldest non-fiction festival in North America, it’s also an Academy-qualifying festival in the category of Documentary Short Subject and is one of the only film festivals in the United States dedicated to documentary films alone.
Each year, the festival’s screening committee has the difficult task of choosing the festival selections from the almost 1,000 films submitted from all over the world. While this year’s roster of documentary films has yet to be released (keep watching the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival site for updates), you can be sure that the list will once again be filled with the thought provoking, the humorous, the sad, and the beautiful.
While the full Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival schedule is still to be determined, details for the opening night have been revealed, and it promises to be an exciting, entertaining evening:
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Opening Night selection – “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me”
Theater doors open at 6pm for the screening, which is set to be followed by a Q & A with Director and Producer James Keach, Producer Trevor Albert, as well as Campbellâ€™s wife Kim, and children Ashley, Cal, and Shannon. A live performance by Glen’s children, brother and sister duo Ashley and Shannon, is also scheduled to follow the screening, and to include an original song from the film.
A post-screening party with light appetizers and a cash bar is scheduled for 9pm, followed by music ’til midnight with the Billstown and Drew Henderson Band, joined by Glen Campbell’s siblings Barbara, Sandy, Jane, and Gerald.
2014 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
October 10th through the 19th
Hot Springs, AR
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Lodging
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