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4 de Abril 2017
For the third straight year, a sleepy little town just a few miles north of Fayetteville will be home to a major film festival in the springtime.
Of course, we’re talking about the Bentonville Film Festival, the Walmart-sponsored event founded by actor Geena Davisin 2015 with the intention to help champion women and diversity in film.
Organizers recently released the lineup for the upcoming 2017 festival, one they expect to be biggest and best yet.
“Building on the success of each passing year, we are excited to see our community is experiencing rapid expansion,” said festival president of prgramming Wendy Guerrero. “We received a staggering 247 percent increase in submissions.”
This year’s event will include more 45 feature length titles, including 19 narratives, 14 documentaries, 18 shore films, and more.
Selections for this year’s lineup come from the U.S. and countries around the world, including Canada, France, Nicaragua, Brazil, the UK, India, Austria, the Philippines, and Iran.
The festival will open on May 2 with the transgender drama 3 Generations, starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon. The film, directed by Gaby Dellal, tells the story of a family dealing with a life-changing transformation that ultimately affects them all.