May 2-7, 2017

Kevin Costner

Apr 23, 2016

By Cindy Pearlman Kevin Costner doesn’t just talk the talk. He walks the walk. Case in point was when his film “Black or White” debuted in 2014. In the film, the Oscar winner plays a grieving widower who is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter. Her grandmother played by Octavia Spencer also wants…

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BFF ASKED: How do you keep your dreams alive when things get tough?

Apr 21, 2016

by Cindy Pearlman In life, there are peaks and valleys. BFF ASKED: How do you keep your dreams alive when things get tough?   ANJELICA HUSTON.  “Sometimes you have to kick yourself in the butt and say, ‘Come on! Get out there! Get on with it!’ When things get hard, you just have to move…

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Bentonville Film Festival Announces Music Line-up at the Meteor Guitar Gallery

Apr 21, 2016

What: Nightly Entertainment Schedule Doors open at 9 pm, Performances start at 10 pm, Doors close at 1:00 am $25 tickets ONLY available at the door Capacity is limited The Bentonville Film Festival, in partnership with The Meteor Guitar Gallery and Heineken, is proud to announce the musical line up for this year’s festival at…

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Power Moves

Apr 20, 2016

By Cindy Pearlman In Hollywood, it’s all about who has the power. BFF asked some A listers: How did you claim your own power…and what’s the best part of having a say?     ANGELINA JOLIE: “You find your power when you’re fearless. When I was younger, I would get very, very nervous. But I…

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Bentonville Film Festival Winner ‘Jack of the Red Hearts’ Premiers on Lifetime

Apr 19, 2016

Jack of the Red Hearts premieres on Saturday, April 23 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Hashtag: #JackOfTheRedHearts Official Handle: @LifetimeTV (Twitter, Instagram) Named Bentonville’s 2015 Grand Jury Film Festival Award Winner, Jack of The Red Hearts tells the redemption story of streetwise teen, Jack (AnnaSophia Robb). On the run from her probation officer, Jack needs to lay low…

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WILL SMITH

Apr 18, 2016

By Cindy Pearlman     Will Smith had a line on what audiences want from a movie star.  “I know that people want you to give them an experience – some germ of something,” said the winner of the MTV Generations Award last weekend. “In my case, it’s been important to give them a big experience.”…

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2016 Festival App Now Available

Apr 14, 2016

Bentonville Film Festival Announces New Mobile App for 2016 Event What:  Stay up-to-date on all things BFF with our new mobile app! New for the 2016 Festival, BFF has developed a comprehensive mobile application to give attendees up-to the-minute information on: Film Screenings and Event Schedules Buying Tickets Film Summaries Festival Map and Venue Directions…

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2016 Showcase Films

Apr 11, 2016

In addition to our competition films, we are proud to bring you a number of showcase film screenings during the 2016 festival. For specific showtimes and tickets, please consult our online festival guide. God’s Compass (PG, family-friendly) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG13, adult themes) Maggie’s Plan (R, sexual content / adult themes) Priceless…

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BFF Attends the EcoTools Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

Apr 11, 2016

Gina Allgaier of the Bentonville Film Festival  had the opportunity to attend the women’s empowerment luncheon in Chicago.  Actress and activist Sophia Bush joined beauty brand EcoTools and Glamour magazine in a panel discussion on April 6 to raise awareness for women’s empowerment. The event was part of EcoTools’ #MyTrueBeauty campaign, which emphasizes messages of…

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