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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Short Films


  1. 41X

    Brian Carlson / Short Films / 6 mins
    Mike Graves doesn’t let his cerebral palsy slow him down as he races lawn mowers in the Avon Park Mower-Plex in Florida, the first racetrack of its kind in the nation.

    Precedes: THE LAST RACE

    Precedes:
    THE LAST RACE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 23, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  2. 49 MILE SCENIC DRIVE

    Bradley Smith, Tyler McPherron / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 11 mins
    The amusing story behind one of San Francisco's most visually arresting signposts, the design change that tarnishes its legacy, and a campaign to keep a classic alive.
    Plays In:
    ANIMATED SHORTS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 27, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  3. ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA

    Thomas Grainger / Short Films / Australia / 2017 / 7 mins
    One woman’s journey to turn people’s lives from beige to brilliant, one bird show at a time.

    Precedes: AMÉRICA

    Precedes:
    AMÉRICA

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 26, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  4. THE ARTIFACT ARTIST

    Russ Kendall / Short Films / USA / 2017 / 23 mins
    Urban archeologist Scott Jordan unearths 300 years of New York City’s garbage to create 21st century art work.
    Plays In:
    MEMORIES & MEMENTOS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 27, 2018 3:00 pm Buy Tickets


  5. BABY BROTHER

    Kamau Bilal / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 14 mins
    The director's younger brother moves back in with his parents and experiences a summer impasse.
    Plays In:
    BLOODLINES & LIFELINES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 22, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    BLOODLINES & LIFELINES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 24, 2018 2:30 pm Buy Tickets


  6. BENEATH THE INK

    Cy Dodson / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 12 mins
    Ohio tattoo artist Billy Joe White corrects people’s mistakes when their belief systems change.
    Plays In:
    PEOPLE VS PERSONAS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 25, 2018 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    PEOPLE VS PERSONAS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  7. BIG ELVIS

    Paul Stone / Short Films / USA / 12 mins
    A 960-pound Elvis impersonator is convinced he is Elvis Presley's secret love child.
    Plays In:
    PEOPLE VS PERSONAS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 25, 2018 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    PEOPLE VS PERSONAS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. A BUTCHER’S HEART

    Marijn Frank / Short Films / Netherlands / 2017 / 15 mins
    Thirteen-year-old Wessel is learning the tricks of the butcher trade from his patient grandfather, who assumes that his grandson will take over the family business.

    Precedes: CHEF FLYNN

    Precedes:
    CHEF FLYNN

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 21, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  9. THE CHANGING SAME

    Michele Stephenson, Joe Brewster / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 21 mins
    Reflecting on the legacy of racial terror in the Florida town of Marianna, one of the residents runs a local marathon to commemorate the lynching of Claude Neal.

    Precedes: MAN ON FIRE

    Precedes:
    MAN ON FIRE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 22, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  10. CHULA, WITH INVISIBLE STRINGS

    Emily Collines / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 10 mins
    Gaby Munoz discovered clowning as a means to heal herself, and the world around her.
    Plays In:
    PEOPLE VS PERSONAS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 25, 2018 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    PEOPLE VS PERSONAS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  11. COMMUNITY PATROL

    Andrew James / Short Films / USA / 2017 / 13 mins
    A Detroit minister rallies the community to shut down a drug house in an inspiring display of collective action.
    Plays In:
    SOLUTIONS OR REVOLUTIONS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 22, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    SOLUTIONS OR REVOLUTIONS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 25, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  12. CONWAY PRIDE

    Stephen Stanley / Short Films / USA / 2017 / 22 mins
    The small Arkansas town of Conway has had an annual LGBT Pride Parade since 2004. When the 2017 edition is threatened after the founders pass away, their adopted children band together to save a local institution and honor their gay dads.

    Precedes: GOSPEL OF EUREKA

    Precedes:
    GOSPEL OF EUREKA

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 25, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  13. COTTON PLANT

    Matthew Michaud / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 6 mins
    A deeply religious mayor looks to the medical marijuana industry as the last hope for his dying Southern town.
    Plays In:
    MADE IN ARKANSAS SHORTS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 23, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets


  14. DEATH METAL GRANDMA

    Leah Galant / Short Films / USA / 2017 / 13 mins
    Inge Ginsberg, a 97-year-old Holocaust Survivor and songwriter, prepares for her big break on America’s Got Talent with death metal.

    Precedes: INGRID

    Precedes:
    INGRID

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 23, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  15. DELUCA’S PIZZA

    Scarlett Gooch / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 10 mins
    With his trademark irreverent, self-deprecating humor, Anthony Valinoti shares his secret recipe to success and happiness as he brings New York attitude and flavor to Hot Springs with his Deluca's Pizzeria.

    Precedes: MAKE ROOM FOR PIE

    Precedes:
    MAKE ROOM FOR PIE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 23, 2018 3:30 pm Buy Tickets


  16. EARTHRISE

    Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / Short Films / USA / 2017 / 30 mins
    The Planet Earth, as photographed from space during the Apollo 8 mission in 1960, offers a perspective that transcends national, political, and religious boundaries.
    Plays In:
    BORDERS & BOUNDARIES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 24, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    BORDERS & BOUNDARIES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  17. THE END OF WEED

    Kristy Guevara-Flanagan / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 15 mins
    A visual homage to the independent pot grower…a passing California way of life post-cannabis legalization.

    Precedes: FARMSTEADERS

    Precedes:
    FARMSTEADERS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 21, 2018 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  18. ERASING THE BORDER

    Laura Herrero Garvin / Short Films / 12 mins
    Mexican-American artist Ana Teresa Fernández imagines a creative way to make the US-Mexico border wall disappear.
    Plays In:
    BORDERS & BOUNDARIES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 24, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    BORDERS & BOUNDARIES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  19. FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE

    Kate Stonehill / Short Films / UK / 2018 / 14 mins
    The Macedonian town of Veles was at the epicenter of fake news when teenagers made money by creating viral stories for social media during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    Precedes: OUR NEW PRESIDENT

    Precedes:
    OUR NEW PRESIDENT

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 20, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  20. FERRYMAN AT THE WALL

    David Freid / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 16 mins
    The international border crossings in Texas’ Big Bend National Park and Montana’s Glacier National Park provide unique opportunities for tourists…for now.
    Plays In:
    BORDERS & BOUNDARIES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 24, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Plays In:
    BORDERS & BOUNDARIES

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets