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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

US Films


  1. OUR NEW PRESIDENT

    Maxim Pozdorovkin / US Films / Russia, USA / 2018 / 78 mins
    A nightmarishly distorted take on the 2016 Presidential campaign, told entirely through clips of Russian government-controlled news footage and the YouTube videos from mind-controlled Russian citizens.

    Preceded by: FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE

    OUR NEW PRESIDENT

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


  2. PERSONAL STATEMENT

    Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez / Free Events, US Films / USA / 2018 / 87 mins
    Three Brooklyn high school seniors pull double duty as they attempt to get themselves — and their peers — into college.
    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 23, 2018 9:00 am Buy Tickets


  3. QUIET HEROES

    Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, Amanda Stoddard / US Films / USA / 2018 / 68 mins
    Receiving care for HIV/AIDS in 1980s Salt Lake City was staggeringly difficult, but Kristin Ries and Maggie Snyder served as the area’s only means of medical support.

    Preceded by: MATTHEW’S GIFT

    QUIET HEROES

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 24, 2018 10:00 am Buy Tickets


  4. RBG

    Julie Cohen, Betsy West / US Films / USA / 2018 / 98 mins
    A portrait of the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
    RBG

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 20, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  5. ROLL RED ROLL

    Nancy Schwartzman / US Films / USA / 2018 / 81 mins
    When social media, "boys will be boys," and vigilante justice collide, Steubenville, Ohio will never be the same.
    ROLL RED ROLL

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


  6. SCIENCE FAIR

    Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster / Free Events, US Films / Brazil, Germany, USA / 2018 / 90 mins
    Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.
    SCIENCE FAIR

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 25, 2018 9:00 am Buy Tickets


  7. STUDIO 54

    Matt Tyrnauer / US Films / USA / 2018 / 98 mins
    A tantalizing glimpse into the real story at the epicenter of 70s hedonism — a place that redefined the nightclub and came to symbolize an entire era.

    Preceded by: SAUL’S 108TH STORY

    STUDIO 54

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 24, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

    Tom Donahue / US Films / USA / 2018 / 90 mins
    An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives, and artists in the Industry.
    THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 26, 2018 4:30 pm Buy Tickets


  9. THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY

    Alexandra Shiva / US Films / USA / 2018 / 91 mins
    Four Syrian refugee families attempt to resettle in Baltimore during the eight months before they become ineligible for financial assistance.
    THIS IS HOME

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


  10. TIME FOR ILHAN

    Norah Shapiro / US Films / USA / 2018 / 89 mins
    This inspiring and suspenseful political documentary follows the campaign of Ilhan Omar, a young Somalian Muslim immigrant woman who attempts to unseat a 43-year incumbent and other challengers.
    TIME FOR ILHAN

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 20, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  11. UNITED SKATES

    Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown / US Films / USA / 2018 / 89 mins
    When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture.
    UNITED SKATES

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 26, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  12. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

    Morgan Neville / US Films / USA / 2018 / 94 mins
    An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers, and a plea for more civility in this world.
    WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 21, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  13. THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

    Jeremy Workman / US Films / USA / 2018 / 95 mins
    A sublime journey inside authentic New York City as seen by “walker” Matt Green, who has taken on the personal project of walking every street and path in the city.

    Preceded by: I HEART NY

    THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 21, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  14. PICK OF THE LITTER

    Don Hardy Jr. , Dana Nachman / Free Events, US Films / USA / 2018 / 81 mins
    This adorable documentary follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career.
    PICK OF THE LITTER

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 27, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets