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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

US Films


  1. 93QUEEN

    Paula Eiselt / US Films / USA / 2018 / 90 mins
    Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, a group of tenacious Hasidic women smash the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

    Preceded by: RESCATE

    93QUEEN

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 26, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  2. BEHIND THE CURVE

    Daniel J. Clark / US Films / USA / 2018 / 96 mins
    Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe that there is a centuries’ long conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat.
    BEHIND THE CURVE

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 20, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets


  3. BIG TIME

    Kaspar Astrup Shröder / US Films / Denmark / 2017 / 92 mins
    This philosophical portrait follows “starchitect” Bjarke Ingles as he redesigns the iconic Manhattan skyline through his biggest projects yet: the W57 skyscraper and Two World Trade Center.

    Preceded by: THE THOMAS FIRE ARCHITECT

    BIG TIME

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 20, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  4. BLOWIN’ UP

    Stephanie Wang-Breal / US Films / USA / 2017 / 97 mins
    Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the the way women arrested and prosecuted for prostitution.
    BLOWIN’ UP

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 22, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets


  5. CHEF FLYNN

    Cameron Yates / US Films / USA / 2018 / 82 mins
    Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club but when he outgrows his bedroom kitchen, he sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

    Preceded by: A BUTCHER’S HEART

    CHEF FLYNN

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


  6. THE DEVIL WE KNOW

    Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert / US Films / USA / 2018 / 95 mins
    A group of citizens in West Virginia challenges a powerful corporation to be more environmentally responsible.

    Preceded by: THE WATER SLIDE

    THE DEVIL WE KNOW

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 24, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets


  7. DONS OF DISCO

    Jonathan Sutak / US Films / Germany, Italy, USA / 2018 / 85 mins
    A character-driven documentary about a 1980s lip-syncing scandal that escalates into a bitter war between an American singer and an Italian male model.
    DONS OF DISCO

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 20, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. EATING ANIMALS

    Christopher Quinn / US Films / China, Germany, India, USA, United Kingdom / 2017 / 94 mins
    Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-selling memoir and narrated by Natalie Portman, this eye-opening film eulogizes billions of animals leading lives of misery and mourns a world changed by factory farming.
    EATING ANIMALS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 22, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  9. FAR FROM THE TREE

    Rachel Dretzin / US Films / USA / 2017 / 93 mins
    An examination of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways, based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon.
    FAR FROM THE TREE

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 4:30 pm Buy Tickets


  10. FARMSTEADERS

    Shaena Mallett / US Films / USA / 2018 / 59 mins
    Set in the verdant foothills of Ohio, this intimate portrait of young family and their independent dairy farm is as much a study of place as it is a study of persistence.

    Preceded by: THE END OF WEED

    FARMSTEADERS

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


  11. FREAKS AND GEEKS: A DOCUMENTARY

    Brent Hodge / US Films / USA / 2018 / 72 mins
    The creators and stars of the cult coming-of-age TV show FREAKS AND GEEKS share their untold stories and pivotal moments from the making of the series that only aired for one season.

    Preceded by: TOMNODDY

    FREAKS AND GEEKS: A DOCUMENTARY

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 27, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  12. GENERAL MAGIC

    Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude / US Films / United Kingdom, USA / 2018 / 93 mins
    Great vision and epic failure changed the world as we know it, in this story about a business that Forbes described as the “greatest dead company in Silicon Valley.”

    Preceded by: HULA GIRL

    GENERAL MAGIC

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 25, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  13. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ

    Kate Novack / US Films / USA / 2017 / 93 mins
    From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley’s life and career are on full display.
    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 24, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  14. HAL

    Amy Scott / US Films / USA / 2018 / 90 mins
    Explore New Hollywood’s most countercultural and socially oriented creative mind: Hal Ashby, director of the cult hits HAROLD AND MAUDE, SHAMPOO, and THE LAST DETAIL.
    HAL

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  15. THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION

    Maya Gallus / US Films / Canada / 2018 / 72 mins
    A look at the women heading some of the world’s top restaurants, and the next generation unwilling to submit to the brutal, macho conditions of the kitchen, once considered the norm.

    Preceded by: ZAZA RISING

    THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 21, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets


  16. JANE

    Brett Morgen / US Films / USA / 2017 / Women / 90 min mins
    HSDFF 2018 IMPACT AWARD WINNER Brett Morgen presents his film JANE. Followed by a conversation with Brett Morgen. Using a trove of never-before-seen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations and research in Tanzania, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with her cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that were the subject of her study.
    JANE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 20, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets


  17. JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

    Oren Rudavsky / US Films / USA / 2018 / 86 mins
    Joseph J. Pulitzer, a penniless immigrant, became a wealthy and influential publisher, fighting for freedom of the press as his newspaper The World became known as “The Friend of the People.”

    Preceded by: FIGHT FOR THE FIRST

    JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 21, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  18. THE LAST RACE

    Michael Dweck / US Films / USA / 2018 / 75 mins
    A portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and the tribe of blue-collar drivers who call it home, struggling to hold onto an American racing tradition.

    Preceded by: 41X

    THE LAST RACE

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


  19. A MURDER IN MANSFIELD

    Barbara Kopple / US Films / USA / 2017 / 87 mins
    In her latest documentary, Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple takes on the “true crime” genre to explore the after-effects of tragedy when a convicted murderer is confronted by his son 26 years later.
    A MURDER IN MANSFIELD

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 24, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  20. NO GREATER LAW

    Tom Dumican / US Films / USA, United Kingdom / 2017 / 86 mins
    Freedom of religion is taken to extremes when an Idahoan law allows a Christian sect to withhold medical treatment for their children in lieu of prayer and faith healing.
    NO GREATER LAW

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 21, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets