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Friday May 10th - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Synopsis:
Full Beat
A Transgender youth, resentful of having to spend court-ordered time with her father, finds an unlikely ally in his fiancé.
Bambi, a transgender youth who lives with her mother, is resentful of having to spend court-ordered time with her dad. Bambi’s father Lugo doesn’t understand that Bambi’s a girl and insists that Bambi be a boy in his home. Angry at having to present as she is not, Bambi finds an unlikely ally in Lugo’s fiancé Lucero.
Suggested Age: 13+
https://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/artists/full-beat/

The Wagon
Two vagabond women confronting life’s harsh realities discover that their challenging lifestyle on a rundown riverboat is about to be further tested.
Hard-edged Aunt Frances, and Claire, her niece with Down syndrome, are two vagabond women confronting life’s harsh realities. While Claire pursues her seemingly simple dreams, Frances discovers that their challenging lifestyle on a rundown riverboat is about to be further tested. Features Jamie Brewer (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), Bruce Bohne (FARGO), and Jen Blagen (DRAGONFLY).
Suggested Age: 17+
https://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/artists/the-wagon/

Me También
Two women in polar opposite spheres of society are brought together by one unfortunate common denominator, sexual harassment, but when everything seems lost, destiny will have the last word.
Two women from different races, backgrounds, and worlds who are fighting to make a living while fulfilling their dreams, needs, and ambitions, have their lives torn apart when a sexual predator decides to direct his attention their way. Monica is a rising executive in a marketing firm whose earned everything she has in life. She is programmed to handle things by the book and believes justice will come by doing things the right way but is crushed to find out just how corrupt the system can be. Christina is an undocumented Mexican immigrant running from her past trying to live out her version of the "American Dream" as a nanny to a wealthy family. When the true story of her employer unfolds, she realizes how this new dream world isn't so different than the one from which she's running away. A slave of her fears who seems resigned to her fate as the unjust world has already been programmed into her DNA. Neither of them would imagine how their fates would intertwine to provide the key to unlocking their chains of injustice.
Suggested Age: 13+
https://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/artists/me-tambien/

Green
An undocumented Turkish pedicab driver unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself.
Two undocumented, Turkish brothers face the challenges of life in New York City together. Green (aka Samet), the younger brother and a recent arrival to the city, wants to make a fresh start in a new place, but Abi, older and battle-worn, has been in the city longer and knowing the challenges that await his brother wants to protect him. When a street altercation turns into an assault, Green draws the police to the apartment that he shares with his brother and several undocumented Middle Eastern men, unwittingly putting them all at risk of discovery. The result pits Abi and Green against the other residents and threatens to separate the newly reunited brothers.
Suggested Age: 13+
https://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/artists/green/

How Does It Start
It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means.
It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood, and learns to do it her own way.
Suggested Age: 13+
https://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/artists/how-does-it-start/

Search History
In the search of her family’s history, Grace, a Korean-American girl sends her grandmother’s DNA to 23&me and gets more than she bargained for.
In search of her family’s history, Grace, a Korean-American millennial decides to gift her grandmother a 23+me kit for her birthday. But to her surprise, her gesture is met with violent protests from the rest of her family. Fueled by this unexpected reaction, Grace secretly sends in her grandmother’s DNA and discovers a dark past that ultimately helps her connect to her heritage and roots. Search History is a fast-paced, genre-blending short comedy that explores the fantastic daydreams of a second-generation millennial in her quest for identity.
Suggested Age: All Ages
https://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/artists/search-history/